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by Armchair Modeller
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

I have now built a base for the trestle. This will sit on the baseboard in due course, complete with a fully restored trestle and track. The base was made of old scraps of 6mm plywood. It was assembled upside down on a flat worktop to ensure that the top is flat. Assembling the rebuilt trestle on th...
by Armchair Modeller
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Here's the Templot stuff for Crosby Bridge. What would we do without Templot, I wonder ;) Please refer to my previous post for a detailed explanation of the various features. crosby_bridge_ulr_1.jpg crosby_bridge_ulr_2.jpg The top of the incline neatly terminates in the fiddle yard. I would envisage...
by Armchair Modeller
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Richard, If you find anything you consider useful additions, please send me the details and they can be added to the bibliography. regards, It may take a little time but I shall certainly check through everything in due course. As for the model, here is the latest design effort. I did a 22 mile wal...
by Armchair Modeller
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Richard, Apologies if you have seen this, but the bibliography of the Cumbrian Railways Association may have some useful references for you. http://www.cumbrianrailways.org.uk/bibliography.html Many thanks. I have relied mainly on the Internet for my research, but books on Dunnerdale and various in...
by Armchair Modeller
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

I forgot to include the old OS map in the last entry. Here it is, with the approximate site of the area modelled circled and a very crude idea of the line of the railway added. The property called Oak Bank didn't exist on earlier maps, so could not have been built there if the tramway/railway really...
by Armchair Modeller
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

One final shot before I put this aside for a while. The last plan was far too wide. Here is a better one. I forgot to draw in the quarry, so you will have to imagine it on the left of the plan, next to the incline. Ulpha-New-Plan.jpg I even found a good location on the north end of Ulpha village to ...
by Armchair Modeller
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

There were two originally 2 FR railmotors, plus 2 trailers. One is supposed to have disappeared from the records rather suddenly and without explanation - No2 I think.
by Armchair Modeller
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

The BR stock was just to get something up and running quickly to prove the track etc. Now I have a more laid back schedule, I think the 1930s might be a more interesting period to model - a limited amount of internal combustion, but some cranky steam stuff too. Maybe even a tramway like the Wantage ...
by Armchair Modeller
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Loads of people drive between the Wrynose and Hardknott passes, not even realising they are in Dunnerdale. The entrance to the main valley is so insignificant, I suspect most people just drive past it without realising it goes somewhere. Same at the southern end. Not much will be happening about the...
by Armchair Modeller
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Many thanks for your comments, Neil. It is great to have someone with local knowledge interested in the project :thumb The idea of having a platform for through traffic had crossed my mind, but I was not sure where to put it. Something to think about! The Ravenglass & Eskdale had relative succes...
by Armchair Modeller
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

OK something for your amusement - a first, very tentative draft idea for the new Ulpha. Perhaps the best of several going through my mind. Ulpha-New-Plan.jpg The quarry would be a minor, derelict rock face - maybe used for construction material for local use, rather than a large commercial quarry. T...
by Armchair Modeller
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

The article by Gordon Gravett on lightweight baseboards I have in MRJ is no 156 entitled 'Pretty in Pink'

Another Gordon Gravett article specifically relating to the baseboards on Pempoul was in Continental Modeller August 2008
by Armchair Modeller
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Richard Knew the area well in my younger years when I was a volunteer on Ratty! It looks pretty good for what you need and is still in Cumberland so that is a plus. Have you got the model article about Boot station, think it was S scale? Regarding baseboards - a number of years ago I built some lar...
by Armchair Modeller
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Here is Boot Station and separate map of part of the nearby tramway (this one for a haematite mine)

zz-Boot-c1900.jpg


zz-Boot-c1900-b2.jpg


The tramway connected with the main line just south of Boot station - the current terminus is on part of the trackbed
by Armchair Modeller
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Thanks Philip. I am having positive thoughts, I assure you, but don't want to jump into any construction work until I am absolutely sure of where I want to go. So far I have been thinking about the key features of the old Ulpha and what ought to be included in the new layout. For example, the mill, ...
by Armchair Modeller
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Many thanks for the sympathy, but in truth its probably for the best. I know from others that taking on a very old layout can be a huge challenge. It felt like I was taking one step forwards and two steps back all the time. Even if I had been able to restore Ulpha to full working order, the sheer si...
by Armchair Modeller
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: High Level Armstrong Whitworth D10
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

Re: High Level Armstrong Whitworth D10

Excellent. I have been fascinated with this loco ever since I saw a picture in 'Railway Wonders of the World' when I was very young.
by Armchair Modeller
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Ulpha Abandonment Unfortunately, Ulpha suffered during the very wet weather we experienced over the past few months. Water seeped in along the floor where the layout was being stored. This caused serious structural damage to the baseboards and also affected part of the scenery. The layout already n...
by Armchair Modeller
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 169
Views: 46722

Re: Glenmutchkin - Turntable Troubles Reprise

Here's a video or two... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do4P42sjAUk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UsHBJuDOj4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg4LweLWr94 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDpYTPfpb0k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcTFq6DEPPM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLL-SExCHTc https://www...
by Armchair Modeller
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 169
Views: 46722

Re: Glenmutchkin - Turntable Troubles Reprise

Work out the circumference of your turntable and base the speed of rotation on the walking pace of the man pushing the turntable?
by Armchair Modeller
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Armstrong Whitworth Demonstrator
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Armstrong Whitworth Demonstrator

I have always had a fascination with this loco since I saw a copy of the lower photo in 'Railway Wonders of the World', in my youth. Great that the kit is finally in production!
by Armchair Modeller
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Hattons P4 Diesels
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Hattons P4 Diesels

Hattons have a handful of secondhand P4-wheeled diesels on sale at the moment - very Western Region orientated, including Falcon, a Western etc.

Type 'converted to p4' as a search criterion to highlight them

Might be of interest - and definitely not where you would normally look.
by Armchair Modeller
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Road and platform surfaces
Replies: 17
Views: 2235

Re: Road and platform surfaces

Asphalt pavements were first laid in the 1840s in the UK, as briefly described here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asphalt#United_Kingdom

Tarmacadam was an early C20 invention, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarmacadam
by Armchair Modeller
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Not Quite Ulpha, but here's a fascinating video reconstructing the Coniston Copper Mines in 3D, complete with waterwheels etc. -iMRTU9QJHA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iMRTU9QJHA I was up there myself over the last few days doing more research around Ulpha for the layout and taking lots of new p...
by Armchair Modeller
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30990

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

steamraiser wrote:Neil Kinison has a working stub point on his P4 layout Edford.

Gordon A


Thanks, Gordon. I am sure it is possible to get something like this to work - more that my bodging may not be up to the standards required ;)

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