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by Armchair Modeller
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 104
Views: 20057

Re: South Pelaw Junction

John Donnelly wrote:
Serjt-Dave wrote:It beats looking at the television. LOL. I can't see my wife agreeing to allow me to do this in our front room.


As a widower, there is no domestic authority to object...


What about the neighbours, when you start knocking holes through the walls to accommodate the next set of baseboards? ;)
by Armchair Modeller
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Ground Signals
Replies: 21
Views: 898

Re: Ground Signals

Somehow reminds me of Cromer Beach station (mirror image). I can only find this signal diagram on the Web at present. I am sure there was an earlier one at one time showing lots of goods sidings. Obviously this is complicated by the 2 separate running lines, but an earlier diagram might give some in...
by Armchair Modeller
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First chassis in P4
Replies: 49
Views: 2626

Re: First chassis in P4

I get the impression that you don't quite understand how the High Level system works Dave ;)

Look at the tutorial mentioned above and all should become clear.
by Armchair Modeller
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First chassis in P4
Replies: 49
Views: 2626

Re: First chassis in P4

There is a tutorial for the High Level CSB Jig here

http://www.highlevelkits.co.uk/jigtutorial1.html
by Armchair Modeller
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First chassis in P4
Replies: 49
Views: 2626

Re: First chassis in P4

The High Level jig uses the axle hole as a guide. You only cut out the slots for the hornblocks after using the jig.
by Armchair Modeller
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 551
Views: 117405

Re: Brettell Road

Looking forward to seeing your final result with interest. Should be good! Just to reinforce Noel's point about the MR not being totally averse to facing points, here's a map of Castle Gresley where the Netherseal Colliery Branch joined the Burton-Leicester line. Castle-Gresley.jpg The layout had a ...
by Armchair Modeller
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First chassis in P4
Replies: 49
Views: 2626

Re: First chassis in P4

If you use High Level hornblocks and their hornblock jig, your slots don't have to be 100% accurate.
by Armchair Modeller
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 551
Views: 117405

Re: Brettell Road

What was the original role of the abandoned line disappearing into the backscene? Because it had a 'proper' signal, I had always assumed it was once a running line of some kind. Even if goods only, I would have expected this to have required direct access to/from the up and down main lines. I could ...
by Armchair Modeller
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 32201

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: 32201

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: 32201

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: 32201

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: 32201

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: 32201

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: 32201

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: 32201

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: 32201

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: 32201

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: 32201

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: 32201

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: 32201

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: 32201

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: 32201

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: 32201

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: 1391

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.

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