7mm Shelby Wood Sidings

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by Prairie Tank, 8 January 2019.

  1. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    I decided to build a small O gauge lay out, with the intention of being able to buy and run a few loco's and also to show how easy it is to build a basic lay out and fit O gauge into a small area.

    I opted for set track, hand operated points and a shunting lay out based on 'Inglenook Sidings' but with an extra track so I had an excuse to bring on any loco to re coal, take on water or fill up with Diesel.

    The lay out is 9'6" by 2'. The length to the tunnel entrance is 7'6" I spent 7 weeks building it from start to a finished working lay out. I am very new to the hobby and am not very skilled so all of what I have done has had to be easy.
    It was built on plywood which sits directly on top of draws, it was done like that because I needed to keep my cloths off the floor, apparently lol.

    After the 7 week build (photos below show first day and Day 49) I continued to add people and more bushes/trees etc, however this was not needed but I thought it looked better.
    My wife as since added curtains to hide the draws.

    John :)

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  2. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Shelby Wood Sidings is a BR/WR lay out set in the early 60's.

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  3. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

  4. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

  5. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I'm about to do something similar.
     
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  6. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    I went for a shunting type because it keeps people occupied for a couple of hours just building a five wagon train. Once you add in the extra track to give yourself access to all loco types, you end up with a very useful lay out in not to much space. Plus it does not take to much building ;)

    John :)
     
  7. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    What track are you using? Is it Peco and if it is are the points the medium radius points or are they Peco's set track points? If they are does your Dapol Pannier negotiate them OK.
    Sorry for all the questions, but as I said in my last post I am going down the O gauge road and any info is valuable.
     
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  8. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Yeah, right... :rolleyes: ;) your layout looks great to me and your scenic work & figure painting is awesome.
    I don't even want to think about how much you've done in such a short space of time, either!! I've probably played trains once or twice in recent weeks, nothing more! :oops:
     
  9. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Whoops, sorry John just re-read your original post saying you used set track points,I assume Peco. I'd still like to know how well your panniers cope with 42 inch radii.
     
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  10. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    My Panniers, both Minerva & Dapol, can manage the 3ft radius curves on my American layout. I should imagine they're fine with Peco setrack.
    In fact I'm impressed by the look of the Peco points on this layout - I'd expected them to look a lot sharper radius than that.
     
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  11. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Many thanks Jordan, although it would be useful if Pannier Tank replied as to how well the panniers behave on his layout.
     
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  12. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Flippen heck Alan, I have only just seen this. Sorry.

    My Panniers cope really well with the set track points radii. So far I have had no problems what so ever with them or any of my other loco's. I have a Dapol 08, Heljan 61xx and a Master Piece Models 45xx and they are all fine too.

    John :)
     
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  13. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Many thanks, all I've got to be aware of now is buffer locking when reversing wagons.
     
  14. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    As John's photos show, apart from the brake van, all the vehicles are the of similar length over the buffers therefore shunting on Peco O scale set track with a pannier tank and vehicles shown (including brake van) should not present a problem even on a reverse curve.
     
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  15. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Spot on Dave :)

    I have had no problems with buffer lock, the springs on the buffers and coupling hooks do their job well.

    John :)
     
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    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

  17. David Hall

    David Hall Active Member

    Hi John.
    Thanks for sharing this, the layout is superb. The whole scene melds together so well - the colours, scenics, weathering, stock etc - it really is superb. It also shows what can be achieved in a relatively small space in an average home. Exactly the kind of thing I would like to attempt in due course. Inspirational stuff so please share some more photos when you can! :)

    David
     
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  18. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Thank you David, comments like yours make it all worth while :thumbs:

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  19. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

  20. Barnaby

    Barnaby Western Thunderer

    Some nicely composed figures & photo shots their John.
    :)
     
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