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RobM
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Arlington Colliery

Postby RobM » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:05 am

Following on from my workbench thread the colliery layout is now another SGW submission.
Arlington Colliery is a fictitious colliery somewhere in the Midlands.
The scenic section is 4' x 2' and the base board is the photo/scenic box from Tim Horn. Only the base and bracing has so far been constructed as I need all round access before adding the ends and back which can be temporarily fitted by means of screws.
The Templot templates were printed on card and stuck down with 'No More Nails' onto a cork base. The track will be laid using a combination of rivets and functional chairs.

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The dark area is where the screens will be. This was pre constructed and ballasted and lined up with templates.

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Work has started on the crossing 'V's'. These are pre assembled on the bench. This time I tried out the Brian Harrap method and found it much better than other methods. Track laying continues.
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Re: Arlington Colliery

Postby RobM » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:34 pm

Have now completed and tested the 3 way. Just cosmetic details to add. Have now run out of Exactoscale chairs so cannot complete the track until they come back on line......no problem, plenty of other things to get on with.

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Have now started the wiring. For the feeds I have used the Palatine droppers which are soldered to the riveted sleepers, a method I have used with no problems (as yet) on Manston Brewery and Mount Woodville. In this case they are embedded in the cork underlay and will eventually be filled in with Das which will form the base of the ballasting.........

Quiet here at the moment so thought I'd just post something.........
Rob
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Re: Arlington Colliery

Postby Le Corbusier » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:10 pm

Do you have a track plan you could post Rob? ;)
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Re: Arlington Colliery

Postby RobM » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:19 am

Yup........

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Re: Arlington Colliery

Postby RobM » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:24 am

Main track work now completed......

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.....continuing with the buildings.
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Re: Arlington Colliery

Postby Le Corbusier » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:14 am

RobM wrote:Main track work now completed......

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.....continuing with the buildings.

The up shaft looking good in position.

Was the steel work really powder blue :shock:
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Re: Arlington Colliery

Postby RobM » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:39 pm

The up shaft will need a complete rebuild with a modified design. The cross bracing was made from styrene strip which has buckled and bowed, the wheel lifting gear has done likewise and I've just noticed some damage to it. I'll fabricate this in metal and also use nickel silver strip for the cross bracing.

Yup, here in the Midlands most of the paint work was a light blue.
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Re: Arlington Colliery

Postby RobM » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:53 pm

The pit head buildings almost complete......

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Slowly working through all the other part finished buildings.
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Re: Arlington Colliery

Postby Colin Parks » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:54 pm

Hello Rob, the colliery is looking great and the contrsction of the trackwork so quickly developed.

You are going to need more than that one wagon!

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Re: Arlington Colliery

Postby RobM » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:37 pm

Thanks Colin.
Track work yet to be painted....having a rest from that and concentrating on buildings. Also a bit of 'back to the drawing board' having bought a book 'Last Years of Coal Mining in Yorkshire' , 306 pages of excellent photos, 316 in colour and a load more in black and white.
Re my solitary wagon...so far have got 6 x 16 tonners completed, 2 x 24 tonners part done but waiting for under frames... plenty of time for more.
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Re: Arlington Colliery

Postby Le Corbusier » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:17 pm

RobM wrote:Re my solitary wagon...so far have got 6 x 16 tonners completed, 2 x 24 tonners part done but waiting for under frames... plenty of time for more.
Rob

Yikes :shock: that makes my D299 8 tonners sound completely pathetic :D
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Re: Arlington Colliery

Postby Guy Rixon » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:17 am

That's looking seriously impressive now. I particularly like the painting and weathering on the brickwork: neither too clean nor too dirty. And it looks purposeful.

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Re: Arlington Colliery

Postby RobM » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:05 am

Thanks Guy....
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