Bleat Wharf

Discussion in 'Entries' started by NHY 581, 21 August 2018.

  1. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all.

    Thank you all for your contributions and kind words.

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  2. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    And I hope santa brings ewe done nice pressies and you have the time and inclination to complete the new layout. I trust 7mm stock is on your Christmas list...
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  3. PaulR

    PaulR Western Thunderer

    And to you Rob.

    I really like your layout, and the photography is fantastic!
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  4. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    I thank you, Pencarrers.. I have a plan. .........but 7mm does figure in matters later in the year. Lambstock or Baacoombe. ..who can tell...but I have an order in for a couple of 14xx....says the non-Western

    Paul you are very kind. Thank you. Your modelling is very inspirational indeed.

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  5. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    IKEA.....A modellers paradise !
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  6. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    If , what you have managed to produce in 4mm then I for one will look forward to what you intend in the Big Boys scale matey.

    Don't let the fact that it's GW in origin put you off.

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  7. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    This is quite easy really............the only thing that will derail matters is if Dapol announce something 'Sarf Westun'
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  8. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    Ideal !

    Will it be somewhere unpronounceable though ?

  9. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    That depends on if you've got your teeth in......

    Baacoombe ( traditional spelling) seems favourite.

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  10. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    You can get a Sarf Wesun Terrier. A little effort I reckon you could even make it a Drummond boiler 735.
  11. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    You can get a Sarf Wesun Terrier. A little effort I reckon you could even make it a Drummond boiler 735.
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  12. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Hi Peter.

    I do like the idea of the Dapol Terrier in 'South Western livery.

    However if Dapol were to announce either a B4 or a Beattie Well tank, then either would appeal.

    An O2 would be even nicer of course.

    I do see a small 7mm layout emerging at some point.
    For those who may remember, a 7mm version of Sheep Lane would be nice.

    That said, there are some very nice locos on the horizon in 4mm. The most eagerly awaited is the ex-Midland 1P from Bachmann. It looks to be a stunner and essential for Bleat Wharf.
    There's also some lovely rolling stock with a couple of nice brake vans from Hornby literally just around the corner.

    I've said before, I have a few ideas left to do. Just time and the space to store them is preventing progress.

    Oh.....and money........

  13. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    Just do more shifts mate, it'll be worth it !

    Bleat in 7mm would be good to see and you could also rotate your stock.
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  14. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    I have to agree about Bleat Wharf, Grahame.
    A 7mm version would be interesting.

    More shifts?............Er no, I think not. No point in being too tired to enjoy the hard earned.

    I shall make do.

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  15. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Happy New Year all bleaters.

    A few tweaks are being made. Primarily these are revolving around the presentation. However, taking note of Tim's splendid additions to Bethesda, a few details may be added if time allows.

    A job which was not forseen was the replacement of the backscene. An errant blob of oil/grease has appeared from somewhere. Right in plain sight. Hopefully a quick jobbie but one I could have done without so close ťo Edington.

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  16. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    The result of some tweaking today. A but of attention paid to the yard crane at Bleat has seen s rudimentary guard rail added. Still need to do something with the hawser....
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  17. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    All a bit Western............ 20200107_213407-01.jpeg 20200107_215745-02.jpeg
  18. Sully

    Sully Member

    Rob, a piece of curved bar (like a staple!) suitable weatherd would do for the hook tether.

    We have quite a few old cranes hereabouts, all of the hooks are secured this way rather than swinging in the breeze.
  19. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Cheers Neil.

    I've since taken a bit of a lazy option and added a bit of chain.

    I'll get the Small Cardiff show out of the way and look for a more prototypical solution.

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  20. 76043

    76043 Western Thunderer

    Rob, the wooden hut in the background looks great, what colours and weathering did you use on it, powders I assume?