Eridge rebuild

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Eridge rebuild

Postby Rod Cameron » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:48 pm

Eridge Mk2 is slowly getting ever closer to where Mk1 finished, so we can move on from topic on the baseboards viewtopic.php?f=25&t=36 . Scenic landforms now cover the London end, showing the increased depth of scenery in the new version. These show how the low embankment of made ground on which the whole station rests (real) transition into a cutting as the topography rises (fictitious).

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More on the odd looking locomotive later!

At the station end, the stream course has been carved out from extensions to the polystyrene baseboard surface, and the platforms have been reshaped but not yet bedded into the spaces between the ballast. Some new detail work has also been done on the main station building but things still look a bit precarious for any prospective traveller!

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And what about that locomotive? Not one that would be permitted on the line in reality, and it raised some eyebrows amongst the diehard Southerners, but it's a Churchward 28xx from a Finney kit - Mike bought it at the MRJ show (!) when it was one of the first etched kits for a 'large' engine. The chassis has been around for some years, but it now has a body and tender. With a Portescap motor, inside working valve gear, and pickups in the tender only, like all of Mike's locomotives it performed very nicely indeed.

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Rumours abounded that more of the boards were about to be upturned for completion of wiring, so things are certainly progressing.
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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Rod Cameron » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:44 am

Normally 'before and after' pics usually show more advanced development in the 'after' shots - we seem to be doing it the other way round! Don't worry, it will catch up eventually ...

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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Mark Tatlow » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:13 pm

It does look impressive with the wide baseboards; definitely food for thought......
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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Terry Bendall » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:31 pm

Looking very nice Rod. The platform canopy is very impressive - as is everything else. A good job Scaleforum is moving to a larger venue!


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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Re6/6 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:12 am

It certainly has the feel of the real thing!
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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Mike Garwood » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:24 am

Looking really good. It'll be great to see it in the flesh...crack on fellas, very inspiring.

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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Tim V » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:00 am

Extra depth of layout = a Good thing.
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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Rod Cameron » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:01 pm

Some photos of the new brass canopy structures to replace the former wood, plasticard (did we ever do straw as well?) versions which kept getting blown down by some wolf or other (shurely shome mistake? - Ed.).

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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Tim V » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:33 pm

Bit of a lack of foundations there Rod....
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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Rod Cameron » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:43 pm

But at least (if you look at the similar photo in an earlier post) there's now a door!

Seriously though Tim, they're still working on the dimensional relationships between the road, station building and footbridge before finalising the underside.
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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby DougN » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:07 am

Nice door.... but as Bugs Bunny once said " I never studied the law of gravity" :twisted:
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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Rhobat Bryn » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:19 pm

Just how big is this layout exactly?
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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Rod Cameron » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:20 pm

Rhobat Bryn wrote:Just how big is this layout exactly?


About 25ft visible length plus fiddle yards each end.
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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Rhobat Bryn » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:51 pm

Rod Cameron wrote:
About 25ft visible length plus fiddle yards each end.


Many thanks.

Looks terrific by the way, I particularly like the shape of the landscape for the cutting by the bridge.
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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Rod Cameron » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:52 pm

I hope Mark won't mind me posting these, but here is some of his amazing CAD and (Shapeways) 3D printing work for the first part of the station footbridge.

No more words needed.

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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby jim s-w » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:12 pm

That's going to be awkward to paint isn't it? :?

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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Colin Parks » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:06 pm

Wow, super stuff!

Eridge Mk. 2 looks very nice indeed. I can't get over the fact that the visible area is only 25'. It looks to be much more. (I would have guessed 35') Given the painstaking work being done on every aspect of the layout's construction, how long before it will be exhibited?

All the best,

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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Rod Cameron » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:40 am

jim s-w wrote:That's going to be awkward to paint isn't it? :?


Hi Jim

Mark is having some problems logging on at the moment, but he says:

The construction was such that structural integrity was paramount and the design has proved to be very strong considering the thickness of material to print this although it is largely down to the “one-piece” construction method.

The intention is to spray main staircase structure (green) and then brush painted the foot steps (dark wood) afterwards , the open lattice “false work” structure hopefully aiding the latter.

The lattice “false work” is there only to glue the close board panelling too (Slaters plastikard 2mm ) and when complete will be totally hidden. If my maths are right then this will mean that internally the wood panelling will sit onto the step side kickboards leaving a lip and underneath the handrail which should in turn create a clean paint finish to the internal surfaces where the colour changes.

Equally the roof was omitted from the final design to ensure the roof trusses could be painted to the same standard.

Externally the close board panelling will butt tight to the handrail and finish below the level of the side structure so enclosing that surface.

Unfortunately i couldn’t animate that on CAD so there is a bit of fingers crossed in the above :)
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Re: Eridge rebuild

Postby Rod Cameron » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:51 am

Colin Parks wrote:Wow, super stuff!

Eridge Mk. 2 looks very nice indeed. I can't get over the fact that the visible area is only 25'. It looks to be much more. (I would have guessed 35') Given the painstaking work being done on every aspect of the layout's construction, how long before it will be exhibited?

All the best,

Colin


Hi Colin, and thanks!

It's possible it might be out on the road in around 18 months but possibly not in fully completed condition (we seem to make a habit of this!).

Unfortunately we have just had to vacate our permanent premises of 16 years and it's currently in store in Richard's garage. Fortunately however the boards, track and electrics are complete and it is now in the scenics and detailing phase so it can still be worked on. We have some options for new premises so hopefully it can be set up again soon.
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