7mm Scratchy Bottom/Lowick

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Marc Dobson, 8 May 2019.

  1. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    I thought I should post some photos of our current 7mm layout. It currently operates in two configurations 16ft and 22ft depending on the number of boards used.
    As it's set in a marshy area which could be anywhere in the UK I can just about justify running what I like on it, with a quick change of buildings. At the moment it either runs as LBSCR/LSWR and Great Eastern as Scratchy Bottom and North Eastern Lowick.
    The layout should have been at the NEC last year but we had to pull out due to illness which was disappointing but these things happen.
    Workington2 (2).JPG solrail_workington_model_railway_exhibition.jpg We will be at the Folkstone Model show, as Scratchy Bottom LBSCR/LSWR, in October and possibly Workington in November.
    The layout is very portable as it is designed to fit in a car and only needs two operate so we don't need van hire to get us to show.

    Marc
     
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  2. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    Now that GuildEx is over for another year I can get beck to a bit of work on the layout for next months show at Folkstone Show. The right hand traverser has been stripped down and will have the a cross over going on. Managed to pick another Terrier for a knockdown price it would have been rude not to. I have managed to start sorting the other stock out. I also picked 2 part built Roxey Mouldings from ebay last month.
     

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  3. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    I missed a Guildex, hopefully, I can make Folkestone, as it’s walking distance...

    Looking forward to it
    Simon (no relation...)
     
  4. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    A few more wagons finished. Track is is now down and wired on the new board. Its yet to be tested but that should be a formality. Fenchurch and our LSWR Terrier have also been out of the box. We have moved the platform to add a bit more interest.

    Marc
     

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  5. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    Just built two 2 plank ballast wagons from Sixteen Mills kits. Not bad for £25 including the wheels. However there is no raised strapping or rivets. So I will have to add these before they can go to the paint shop.
    Also I completed the electrical testing so ballast will go down tomorrow morning.

    Marc
     

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  6. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    I'm now looking for an operator for Scratchy Bottom at Folkestone show on either the 5th or 6th of October. My Dad who is normally the second operator has slipped a disc in his back and is unable to go to the show. So if anyone fancies operating please contact me.

    Marc
     
  7. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    Some more progress on the new board. The rail and chairs got a coat of light rust then the whole lot got a coat of my grot mixture. The foam then got a covering in brown. Tomorrow the rail heads will be rubbed down, point blades cleaned and the slide chairs scraped. Then the static grass machine will be broke out.

    Marc
     

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  8. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    Some more photos of the progress on the new board and the passenger brake van. I should have finished the grass tomorrow and the brake van should be through the paint shop as well.

    Marc
     

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  9. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    Just the back scene to add and the new board is ready. Then its just the stock to finish with two days to go.
    Marc
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  10. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    Ballast wagons.jpg fox.jpg Harold the cat.jpg PWay crew.jpg

    Some photos from this weeekends show at Folkestone show

    Marc