Louville Lane Cameo

Discussion in 'Entries' started by Alan, 6 June 2017.

  1. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Rather like Chrisb, "Cessy-en-Bois", my mojo took a bit of a knock on receiving my email from Simon, and I too had a period of reflection and introspection. The Lane was so close, a weeks slow work at most, to being finished that I wondered whether to carry on, considering I am already beginning to work on another project. However as I am so close to finishing I have decided to get it done.
    The list of jobs:
    1. Get frame and roof cut. painted and fitted
    2. Get name Louville Lane printed and placed on upper fascia.
    3. Buy lights and get them fitted.

    That basically will be it, I'm not sure about further detailing even.

    When all that is done I will do a final?? photo shoot, at least for the time being and then concentrate on the new O gauge project

    What I will be interested in is the feed back we have been promised and to see if what I think are the strong points is what the judges think, and what I can see may be weak points are what they consider weak points. Let's hope we do not have to wait too long for it.
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  2. 76043

    76043 Western Thunderer

    Don't be too disheartened, I'm certain having all these Cameos will do wonders for the exhibition curcuit.

    Do get it finished though, as anything finished in this game is a triumph!

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  3. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    A bit of wait but I was sourcing some decent ply for the fascia and then getting it cut accurately, Luckily my local boat builder did it using 4mm ply.

    So here is the bottom fascia and wings in an unpainted state. the roof is cut as is the proscenium arch. All have received a couple of coats of paint in the last couple of days. and in the next couple of days will be fitted. The holes are where the point operating switches are.

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  4. Simpas

    Simpas Western Thunderer


    I echo Tony's sentiments.

    I know the feedback will be valuable for everyone but I firmly believe the competition entrants will be getting approaches from exhibition managers up and down the country. There are certainly entries I've seen here that I most certainly would like to see in the flesh, yours being amongst them. One thing is certain I have been inspired by the friendly atmosphere in which the Western Thunder entries have co-existed and I look forward to meeting as many as possible at Railex, finalists or not, and thereafter.

    I look forward to seeing the results of your photo shoot.

    Mick S.
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  5. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    And someone has a layout fascia hole in the side of their boat :) !

    By accident or design, Alan, the lighting in your last photo reminds me of a sultry summer evening waiting for a thunderstorm to commence.
  6. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    A little more work done on the fascia and proscenium, now all painted, the fascia still needs fixing in place and I am awaiting the signage and lights.

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    I remembered to take the tub of screws away for the second shot. Hopefully when it is lit with its own lights the shadows on the wings will disappear.
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  7. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Looks very nice Alan.

    I like the way the lower panel seems to invite you to 'peer' over the embankment into the yard below.

    Top stuff.

  8. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Many thanks Rob for your kind comment.
  9. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    The Lane is now just about finished, signage added and lights £ one metre strips of LEDs, 2 cool white and 1 warm white.

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    As promised I took a few photos. This time of some of my various Warships. They have been rather missing from recent snaps, I seem mainly to have concentrated on the Westerns.


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    and a final one of the parcels platform

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  10. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Some more photos from "The Lane".

    Hymeck D7o54 pulls into "The Lane" with the oil train, obviously the headboard has not been altered since its last duty, an express from the north.

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    passing Cl 43 D835 Pegasus which has just been refuelled.
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    Pegasus has moved into the headshunt prior to departure which looking at the headboards will be a local parcels train.
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  11. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    As a change from locos I thought I'd take some snaps of the parcels traffic.

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  12. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    the class121 being fuelled and awaiting its first trip down the Kingsbridge branch.

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  13. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    With the baseboards for my new O gauge layout being collected on Friday, I now have to think seriously what to do with Louville Lane as I do not have the space in the railway room to have both erected at the same time. I could possibly store it on end or in the garage or sell it. I am open to offers.
  14. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Just to let everyone know Louville Lane, the layout and stock have just been sold and taken away and the money will be used to fund the new O gauge layout Blakeney (Glos)
  15. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    That's it - once you've started in O gauge there's no going back....:).
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  16. Simpas

    Simpas Western Thunderer


    Thanks for the enjoyment of watching Louville Lane take shape and I'm sure the new owner will be delighted with it.

    'O' gauge? A bit big and chunky for me (although I did fancy a Dapol 08 in BR blue but I soon recovered and got back to my 2mil

    It's a broad church so enjoy it... all the best,

    Mick S.
  17. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I'll try Mick.