Severn Valley Railway - Ironbridge Station

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Severn Valley Railway - Ironbridge Station

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The plan is to model the station with the Ironbridge and gorge at the front of the layout. 200 foot contours each side of the gorge would make it a lot of slopes that mean a decent view would not work out. Can cope with one slope.
Trackwork could prove interesting as there are 8 points within the station and goods yard.
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The footbridge will also be an interesting model to attempt.
Looking at currently available buildings some artistic licence may have to be used.
Research is ongoing and final sizes etc. not yet known.
The bridge is build, signal box sourced and a couple of buildings found in other scales to build in card.
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First task is to sort out the remainder of the bridge (land based bits) and have started cutting up my offcuts of plasticard to do a mock up.
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Finally found a picture from the gorge side of the station :D
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Each reference picture I have seems to have some bits removed or added so need to work out what is what - the platform appears to be approx 3 coaches long.
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Looks interesting Mike. How big are you planning the layout to be? End-to-end or circular?
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msimister wrote:Looks interesting Mike. How big are you planning the layout to be? End-to-end or circular?
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Undecided as yet, probably end to end. will need to be about 15 inches deep minimum to include the Iron Bridge landside components to scale.
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Things are progressing a snail pace, need to try some foamboard landscaping to get the section from gorge to the station retaining wall looking right.
Scenic measurements will probably be 1/500 scale as I have found my old scale rule from my drawing office days (pre Auto Cad) to make things easier.
Buildings will be to 1/450 and I think there may be a Dr Who timewarp for vehicles etc. :roll:
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While everyone quotes T gauge as being 1/450th scale for standard gauge modelling, by my calcs its actually 1/478 (4' 8.5" = 1435mm/3 = 478) so your 500th scale rule is marginally closer than the 450th scale buildings. Not that I imagine anyone will notice the difference.
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msinicalechmister wrote:While everyone quotes T gauge as being 1/450th scale for standard gauge modelling, by my calcs its actually 1/478 (4' 8.5" = 1435mm/3 = 478) so your 500th scale rule is marginally closer than the 450th scale buildings. Not that I imagine anyone will notice the difference.
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Thanks for the technical detail, :ugeek: I shall have to find a laser measure to keep it right for you :lol:
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Depending on how long it takes me to shift the severe chest infection (those who recognise "Prednisolone"," Ammoxicylin 500", will know what I mean)the next stage which involved glue, paint etc means I have been temporarily banned from modelling. :cry: :(

Really annoying because i need to finish cutting out and gluing bits to the 15m retaining wall for the station area.
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Work will be resuming in the next couple of days.
First job will be cleaning up all my 3d bits that have come from Doug and also Shapeways.
To do the full trackplan as per circa 1950 still involves points but I don't want to use sectional track and I don't know how long we will have to wait for flexi track ones.
Could try making some from std nickel silver code 40 rail but don't know how successful that would be.
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track plan is going to be a single track for now, but with space for the sidings etc as and when points are sorted.
Proposed plan is now to build it as if the station had not been demolished and the SVR had continued down the line as a heritage line.
Signal Box, Station Building(thank you Doug) all ready .
No pictures at the moment because a box of bits does not really show where I am currently am at :( plus I really need to do some painting but the weather is not good for spraying stuff in primer outside-(wet, windy, and cold) :roll:
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First bits now in primer,about 10 more bits to do, but they need to go in the ultrasonic cleaner first.
Every model I paint gets a coat of Halford's grey Primer regardless. :D
Guess what I shall be doing over xmas if I can prime the last 10 bits.
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Ultrasonic currently running :D
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Hopefully a couple of pictures tomorrow as an Xmas treat of painted buildings, windows still to be done!
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Thats all for now folks
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Mike

Did you leave a glass of milk out for Santa last night? Looks like he did visit and stop for a slurp! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Damn! The date on the photos shoots my comical suggestion down in flames.....unless Santa visited early, or the date's wrong on your camera. :roll: :roll:


And do I recognise one or two of those buildings? ;)
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First 2 pictures were indeed mainly your excellent products in primer.
in the other pictures the small building is a modified Shapeways print from another forum member better known for his landrovers and nuclear flask wagons.
Dates on camera are fine :roll:
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Guess who screwed up. :roll:
Both platforms are meant to be the same length! Unfortunately I have superglued the sections together so will have to order more pieces.( Doug waiting to see what bits I shall be ordering after the new year) :lol:
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No more posts on this until I have something positive to show.
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No more posts on this until I have something positive to show.
Stuggling with confidence in my modelling at present - could be a weather/age/health thing
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