7mm Kingswood in Scale 7

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Prairie Tank, 27 August 2019.

  1. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    After spending 38 hours, over the bank holiday period, locked in mortal combat with The Beeching & Axe Moor lay out, I have reluctantly decided to call it quits.

    Every time I sorted a problem it showed two or three more and after consulting with my co builders (Mrs PT and Tim) the decision was made to just start a fresh.
    I am commissioning a very good track builder to make the track this time, salvaging what he can, the rest will be used on the shelves I display my models on.

    The new lay out will be called Kingswood and will have a sign reading Kingswood change for Shelby Wood so it ties in with my O fine scale lay out.

    My first couple of jobs have been changing the dogs hind leg cut cork (so cut to ensure that they fit the awful boards edged boards that are now being replaced) to nice straight edges and to change the back boards to a more wooded scene.

    The track plan will be the same as the one being replaced and it will have the beautiful station building as the centre piece, also a signal box in the same style as the one at Highley.

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    John :)
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  2. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    John, I thought you had new boards?
  3. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Yes I am having new boards but want to retain the part in the photo's :)
  4. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    I had some very good news when I arrived home from work, my items from Kirtley models are, as promised, ready to be collected from Telford this weekend.

    After the disappointment of my track it is doubly nice to have such wonderful service. A HUGE thank you to Kirtley Models.

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    John :)
  5. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Back boards in place now.
    The scene is in four pieces and I have made an attempt to hide the joins. The bottom 3 inches or so will be hidden.

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    John :)
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  6. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    The tree backscene looks very useful. Can you post a picture taken at "track" level please with a wagon on a length of track to give some scale.

    The bridge and station building look attractive.
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  7. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Tank you Larry.

    Here is a photo taken in front of one of the joins.

    John :)

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  8. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Thanks John, I appreciate that. I was intrigued when I saw I D Backscenes 'Just Trees' a few weeks ago. Food for thought.
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  9. paulc

    paulc Western Thunderer

    "You cant see the join" as Morcambe and Wise would say . I would say job well done John .
    Cheers Paul
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  10. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    I took a bit of a break from grappling with track this weekend, a fab day and a half at Telford left me with enough time to put the Kirtley Models station of for a few photo's.

    I think the lady is in for a very very long wait :)) My PY team are very pleased that the station has a urinal :thumbs:

    John :)

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  11. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    I have just received these photo's of Kingswood Signal Box from Peter at Kirtley models. The interior is still to be added but it will be ready from collection from the Redditch show.

    It is like the one at Highley on the SVR, I love the style, have been inside the real thing and have family connections with Highley so it was the obvious choice for the lay out.

    John :)

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  12. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

  13. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Yesterday I collected Kingswood signal box from Peter at the Redditch Model Railway Show.


    John :)
  14. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    This is very nice
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  15. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Thank you John.

    John :)
  16. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    4582 exits Kingswood tunnel, she is pulling two of the new Darstaed Suburban coaches and very nice they are too!

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    John :)
  17. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer


    John :)
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  18. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    I wouldn't mind seeing a view of one of those Dartstaed BR suburbans John.
  19. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Hi Larry.

    Sorry for the delay, the coaches are a Christmas prezzies from Mrs PT so I had to wait for her to go back out to work before I could retrieve one from her 'secret' hiding place...…...

    I have still to add the hinges, there are a lot and all come with the coach in three separate packets! A job for the Christmas holidays.

    John :)

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  20. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    More droppers added today and I also got round to painting the board edging.

    John :)

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