Class R Wagons – Now finished (SM32)

These wagons have taken me much more time to complete than expected, but I am now happy with them. They are now all loaded and the items on board are ready to look after the horses at the front. I have partially ‘tarped’ the fodder wagons, but the hay and water cans are open to the elements, but as the layout is based on ‘late summer’ this is no problem.

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Photo’s not taken on 4000 yards – area 5

Sefton Yard – Sold

Sefton Yard has been sold to Terry Cooke of Cambridge MRC. Terry intends to turn it into a dedicated Wisbech and Upwell layout, probably with a change of name.   He will also move the layout to DCC sound. I would like to wish Terry the very best with the layout and his planned changes.

While I only Exhibited ‘Sefton’ in East Anglia, Terry will be prepared to go country-wide, so please contact him direct for further information.

 

Farewell old friend – a new future awaits.

FLICKR Prototype Railway site launched

As from today I have put over 500 prototype photo’s on the below site – please have a good browse. If you want a copy of a specific photo, email me and I will send it free of charge, but please use for personal use only as they are copyright.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmalrailwaymodels/albums

I have several hundreds more to add – all taken between 1978 to date

 

 

 

 

Class R wagons – weathered & loaded

I have now made bales of ‘fodder’ for the type R wagons. Fodder was an overall term for the horses feed, it could be made up of various plants. I have made hay bales cut from grass land. These were made from a softwood base with glued on chopped coloured hair and bound by wire. Not perfect – but they look the part.

Weathered

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Now loaded with the removable bales of hay

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Photo’s not taken on 4000 yards – area 5

 

Final bits added to Copsey

I have now added the final detailing bits to Copsey. The layout now has CCTV Camera’s, Crash Barriers in four places, Stacks of pallets behind the Industrial units and lastly one ton Ballast Bags in the Engineers Yard.

Apart from a little blending and weathering the layout is now finished.

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Below are a few cameo scenes and groups of people

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Three Class R wagons for 4000 yards

Here are three class R wagons, used mainly for provisions etc. There were several different types made for the WD, but also quite a lot of commandeered ones from various sources. These three are generic, but are the correct length etc.

I purchased some 7mm hay bales and hope to set up a production line making some in 16mm – must feed the horses! They are varnished, but not weathered yet!

Also pleased to say we are now up to four Exhibitions in 2019 with the layout.

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Photo’s not taken on 4000 yards