7mm The Riviera Line ( Dawlish Sea Wall )

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by Compton castle, 25 October 2015.

  1. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Canton,
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    Old Oak Approaches,
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    In the new year I plan on building a few layouts / Diorama's. All on boards about 8 foot long based on real locations. I will employ the same ethos as Canton in that I will shrink it down to suit the space whilst trying to capturing the feel of the actual location.
    The first layout will be Severn Tunnel East. image.jpeg
    A simple two track main line in a cutting from the English portal of the Severn Tunnel to Ableton lane Tunnel. The signal box and P Way hut are the only buildings plus two signals which will be built by Jon Fitness.
    Once complete it will be for sale, the new owner can add fiddle yards, incorporate it into a bigger layout or into a loop, or just leave it as it is to act as a back drop for Rolling stock.
     
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  2. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Reminds me about Jim S-W's "test plank" for P4 New Street. ;)

    An interesting concept; well worth taking forward.
     
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  3. David Varley

    David Varley Western Thunderer

    I had to look long and hard at that second photo ... and I'm still not sure :)
     
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  4. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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    Project number 2 will be Hillfield tunnel Newport the first part of Gaer junction.
    The Templot plans are going to be done over Christmas & I've contacted Jon about the signals.
    I will be doing to the foot bridge crossing which will work out about 8 foot and too scale.
    I popped down for a site visit yesterday to take a few pictures although it's very overgrown now compared to the good days.
    Phil (brush type 4) will be commissioned to laser the tunnel mouths & foot bridge
     
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  5. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    If they are more-or-less scenic dioramas, that last one would look pretty dramatic if you did it as viewed in the photo - from head on!! :)
     
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  6. JohnFla

    JohnFla Western Thunderer

    I cant tell the real thing from the models Only if the Pic is in black and white :)
     
  7. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    image.jpeg Here's a great picture of the English portal complete with bracket signal.
     
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  8. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    I'm going to start cutting timber for Severn tunnel east next week.
     
  9. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Signal box plate for Severn tunnel east is on order via narrow planet
     
  10. Jon Fitness

    Jon Fitness Western Thunderer

    I've clicked like on this one but only for the lower picture!
     
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  11. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

  12. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Good job I'm not doing the top one then !!!
     
  13. Steve,
    How wide will the boards for Severn tunnel east be?
    How many sections are you going to break the total length into?
    Mark
     
  14. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Try this for size.
     

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  15. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Hi Mark
    It will be 8 foot long X 4 foot wide probably on one board with light weight construction.
    I can amend this if need be & make it two 4 foot square boards
    Steve
     
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  16. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Excellent thanks, I shall print this off tomorrow
     
  17. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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    Here's the tunnel mouth mock up in full size. This should be impressive once complete.
     
  18. Hi Steve
    I reckon two boards of 4' X 3' would be more manageable and more appealing to a prospective purchaser than something
    8' X 3' imho
    Regards
    Mark
     
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  19. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    4 foot square they will be, the tunnel mouth dictates the width.
     
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  20. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Tricky to do the block work in a convincing pattern. Any one know if there is a methodology to it?
     

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