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Swanage.

Postby Hardwicke » Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:09 pm

This isn't so much "on my workbench" as a 30 year old model. It was built on two of the boards of our original 8x4 trainset. Another Another 6 boards were added. All from chipboard with Barry Norman style frames. As such it is heavy. 20 years in a garage hasn't done it a lot of good and there is a lot of damage. Some of it will need totally rebuilding. Some not. I never finished the buildings and the whole thing stalled after becoming a solo project. I think as something a 21-23yr old built, it was pretty impressive.

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Northbrook Road Bridge


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Second P4 point I ever built. With a double trap interlaced in. K&L


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Station throat. Line to the right goes to the engine shed.


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Coal staithes and petrol station/garage to the left. Cattle dock in the distance.


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Platform, Goods Shed and Signal Box all waiting to be fitted in. They are all built, if not complete.


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Point to the coal yard and cattle dock.


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Third point ever built. Double slip. Slightly rusty now.


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I'm not sure what this was but it was replaced about 1965 by a flat roofed building. I feel it is my tribute to Bob Barlow. Foamboard walls with Howard Scenic's brick card. Slater's Plastikard and Wills roof.


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Coal Office. One of the first building completed. Slater's Plasikard.


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I can't remember whose point levers these were but they are exquisite.
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Re: Swanage.

Postby steamraiser » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:19 am

Very Nice.

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Re: Swanage.

Postby Will L » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:28 am

Somebody used to do cast while metal versions of these point levers. We installed them on our layout and they proved too vulnerable to damage during track cleaning. In desperation I bent up some coper wire (out of a ring main cable) to the the right basic shape, then hammered them flat and filed them to the final shape. The hammering hardened them nicely and they lasted the life of the layout (15 years).

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Re: Swanage.

Postby Hardwicke » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:21 am

I think these are etched. They are strong. Possibly Shirescenes.
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Re: Swanage.

Postby Simon_S » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:37 pm

Looks lovely. 20 odd years ago I started building Furzebrook but still haven't got as far as that and it's in storage in my workshop. Has anyone built Corfe Castle in P4? We could recreate most of the branch :D

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Re: Swanage.

Postby Hardwicke » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:49 pm

Someone in Nottingham had the whole branch but in 00. It was lovely but very large and he wanted £3000 for it.
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Re: Swanage.

Postby Hardwicke » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:09 pm

I have a full complement of freight stock for Swanage and four passenger trains. Locos are an M7, West Country, T9, N, Q, Q1 (though I doubt one ever ran down there), LMS 2-6-2T, BR standard 4 tank 80xxx, a BR Standard 2-6-0 76xxx, two Class 33's, a 47. Perhaps it will get finished one day.
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Re: Swanage.

Postby Simon_S » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:59 pm

I could lend you a suitable Hampshire unit but then you wouldn't need most of that trackwork...

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Re: Swanage.

Postby Hardwicke » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:23 pm

The layout is now up (sans fiddle yard) and the first time it has been seen like this in around 16 years.

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Looking from the platform end.


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Site for the signal box (which is packed away somewhere). Temporary houses on King's Road.


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Under the canopy (not finished and not fixed hence the lean). Brass channel and Scalelink etchings


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Swanage station buildings, platform side. The buildings are not fixed in properly and sit far too high at the moment.


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Swanage, road side.


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Oil storage tank. Anyone know who made this resin product?


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Station and platform. Notice the point rodding stools and drain covers.


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From the buffer stops. A classic view. Mike's Models buffer stops.


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Overall view.
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Re: Swanage.

Postby Bulwell Hall » Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:05 pm

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Just for comparison - Swanage station photographed just last weekend.

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Re: Swanage.

Postby Hardwicke » Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:28 pm

Bad news about Swanage. The studio roof leaked and has damaged one and two half boards. One siding has lifted totally from the board and the chipboard has swelled badly. The damage is mainly in the coal yard. I'm considering what to do with it pending a period of drying out.
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Re: Swanage.

Postby Nestor » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:23 pm

That's terrible news, hopefully the damage isn't irreversible.

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Re: Swanage.

Postby Hardwicke » Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:44 pm

The studio (at SOAR works Sheffield) is still leaking. The damage is irrepairable. I'm going to have to replace those sections of the layout damaged.
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Re: Swanage.

Postby Hardwicke » Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:45 pm

Disgraceful as the building is only 3-4 years old.
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