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The branch is, at least in Thomas's estimation, the most important part of the North Western Region of British Railways!
As the plan shows, the branch leaves the main line at Knapford, serves the villages of Dryaw and Toryreck, then goes to the attractive country town of Elsbridge.
This harbour was formerly used for the export of ore from the lead mines between Dryaw and Toryreck, but when the lead began to fail the cost of dredging the harbour became prohibitive, and the tramway was extended to Tidmouth, round the point of the cape, and the harbour fell into disuse. Formerly the line was worked single-handed by Thomas, but something happened to prevent this. Then the new harbour works were started at Knapford, and the traffic to and from the quarry became too much for Toby to handle. Further, in the old lead mines materials have been found which, under the Official Secrets Act, we are not allowed to name, but which are very valuable for nuclear research. A hump-backed bridge carries the road over the railway, and just before the rise a wicket gate opens on a path leading to both the halt and the stream. From Hackenbeck halt the railway crosses the stream by a small girder bridge and enters a rock cutting where platelayers are at work. This ends the second section and all rolling stock is now where it was at the start, all ready to begin again. This, in the main, follows the usual principles, but one or two points may be of interest. At first we put the controls in the left-hand corner (see diagram) ; no other position seemed possible, but it was awkward, especially when shunting. This layout is designed for exhibition, so we aimed at simplicity, robustness and realism in track, operations and scenery.
The plan, as can be seen from the diagram, is simple, a continuous circuit with two branches. This was built up mainly on Ahern principles, with our own and other people's bright ideas.
For the apple tree we followed the same method except that after the leaves were on we sprayed lightly again and dropped white and pink flock on for blossom.
Other youngsters, well-behaved and interested, followed the doings of one particular engine with breathless interest, and could not bear to lose sight of it for a moment. Interested schoolboys, and grown-ups too, would return again and again, asking questions about this or that modelling problem. Personally, I shall always remember a bad ten minutes on Saturday evening, when in front of a packed crowd the uncoupler on the cattle van failed and the crowd passed on unimpressed. Google Ads are only seen by non-members of RMweb - Create an RMweb account and you'll only receive modelling ads.
I've started on one of the inner vehicles of the HOBC train now, and boy are these complicated!
I have roughed in the major structural shapes and made progress with the left hand end, but have still got the right hand structure to complete, the underside detail, and the two conveyor belts to add in. That looks really amazing but are you intending to run it or will it be a static display model? Won't be powered but will indeed run - the longest section between articulations is about the same length as a mk4 coach (153mm). As an aside I am pretty sure I went past the Kirow crane at Stoats Next junction at Coulsdon on the Brighton mainline this morning. I tend to use Ultra Frosted Detail as it gives the highest quality print, but for models with less detail you can get away with polished white strong and flexible. Another hour of CAD work this evening and I've pretty much finished the design for the current vehicle from the HBOC I've been working on. I would treat the dimensions with caution given how many iterations he has been through, but it might help confirm some of your own workings.
It was lovely to put names to faces to a lot of people off here, and to hear the feedback from what felt like many many hundreds of people who stopped by to look at the models.
What really surprised me was how 3D printing is perceived in the wider world - the most common response I got from people visiting my stand was a sort of dropped jaw look of incredulity. It was also very encouraging to swap 3D printing stories with people, and the 3 chaps who repeatedly came back (one even came again on Sunday) to talk about how they could apply 3D printing to their own particular interests. I've got a few personal projects to carry on with through the autumn (the IQA is ready to go in a few weeks, and the Pendolino upgrade is progressing well), but its nice to slow down a bit now.
A rather touching note to finish on, one particularly shy gentlemen approached and said my models were the only reason he'd come to the show.
It was good to meet you on Saturday and all your models are very impressive indeed.  I am certainly looking forward to ordering some!
I also think you are right to take a mixed media approach - 3D printed parts are superb, but etched details are still best for some applications. Unfortunately I couldn't make it (a domestic disaster) but you were the only reason I was coming too.
Before I started working for Shapeways I used to go to an event once a month and had the same thing, people couldn't believe that it was 3d printed. Note: I went to events when FUD wasn't available yet, so WSF was their only option and that already amazed them as you were able to print things that haven't been made yet. My models weren't painted, so I'm sure your painted models gave them an even more amazed feeling. Best feeling: people expect that that quality isn't really high (pictures don't work well enough), once they see it in real life, they are stunned. Unpacking the car this morning, I've put all the prints into my loco cabinet for display as I didn't want them hidden away with the coaches and wagons in box files. This afternoon I've been umming and ahhing over the frosted detail print of the Pendolino coach. I will learn advanced finishing skills during my degree, so would hopefully be able to get it completely smooth, but if this is for sale, it has to be achievable for those without that kind of knowledge. I might try seeing what I can do to smooth out WSF as well, and of course I could offer the sets in different materials so those who don't mind the rough WSF finish can get one without having to stretch to the FD version.
As there really isn't any surface detail I agree with your assessment that it would be best to find a way of smoothing out the WSF. With the Pendolino finished, I'm having a go at a second model - this time a Harsco Rail Grinder. I chose this as its angular shape would provide a different challenge from the hideous curves on the Pendolino, but also because it has a lot of relief detail on it. I've ordered 2 Kato power chassis from Japan (as they were only A?16 each, it was actually cheaper to simply build identical twin-powered units rather than design and print a dummy chassis to match), and once these have arrived, I can properly fit the design around them.


This is as far as I can get without the chassis being here, but in the meantime I am going to work on the decal designs, and the interior detail - behind the lower window you can see into the cab it appears, though this I'm not 100% certain on this, it might just be a window into a camera bay - anyone know?
Hi Missy, I'm not too concerned about any errors in the model, it's more a test for me to input something to a high level of accuracy (as in accurate to the model, not necessarily the original, as you say). Jim, the grinder should certainly fit in the machines on 4mm certainly, so I will bare that in mind.
This is going to be a scenic item, unpowered, and I need several of these, so I'm essentially freed from the problem of fitting a power bogie or chassis into it.
Have you joined all the meshes together?  I had a similar problem until I realised that I had made lots of sub-sections out of different meshes and not joined them into one mesh. I've had a good look at the mesh, and it turns out that all was needed was a 0.2mm line to properly join two surfaces and hey presto, it uploads fine!
This is the railway system serving the island of Sodor, which lies between Barrow-in-Furness and the Isle of Man. The line to the quarry runs for a certain distance alongside a public road, and when a fresh police constable was appointed to the district he objected to Thomas using the line without cowcatchers and sideplates. Accordingly Percy was seconded from his duties as yard shunter at Tidmouth to help with the traffic. There is a run-round from which project three sidings, one to cattle dock and goods depot, another to coal staithes and an oil storage tank, while the third, a loco lay-by, is also used as a shunting spur. They have already missed a number of trains, but are quite oblivious to that or anything else except love's young dream.
This hill juts out into the landscape and explains why the railway had to take its roundabout course. Then it plunges into a tunnel, at the other end of which lie Elsbridge, Knapford and other places in the outside world. The sidings will not hold more than five trucks and brake van at any one time, so the stock is limited to seven open wagons (five for stone traffic, two for coal and coke), one closed van, one cattle truck, one oil tanker and two brake vans. The difficulty was to see when the couplings were over the magnets, particularly in the farther sidings.
We wanted to show the average man or boy what could be done in a small space and at reasonable cost, so we only used materials readily available, keeping the size to 6ft. The insulation board was given several coats of size, and when dry the track layout was planned and pencilled in. We used Wrenn because we had no time to make our own and wanted to experiment with it anyway.
All signals and points are worked by copper tube and piano wire from lever frames behind the scenes.
The bushy horse-chestnut type are crepe paper and wire, using a method found in the Model Railways Constructor. We paint ours grass green, and while wet tease strands up till they give the desired effect. The green had perforce to be smaller than scale ; but so far we have not had any adverse comment from bowlers. There were the young children, not under proper control, who would creep under the barrier, and prod and poke, and try to pick things up. From time to time there appear in the model railway press criticisms of working layouts at exhibitions.
It is one thing to show your layout at home to visitors who have given due notice of their coming. My experience at exhibitions during the past two and a half years has taught me that to keep even the smallest and simplest layout, such as ours, running for long periods puts a great strain not only on the locos and rolling stock, but also on the operators themselves. Its going to be really weird for me when I go to a show and see some of my designs rolling round someone else's layout! There are massive double bogies articulating the separate wagons, but thankfully I can use structures worked out for the TRT and IQA wagon here. It will swing out a bit but is the same length as one of the wagons on my TRT model which goes round 10inch curves on cross st with no problem. I suspect that it wouldn't go round the fiddleyard curves without suspending service on the other direction! People were aware of 3D printing, but had no idea the quality of print had progressed to where it is. It felt like showcasing the models really opened a lot of eyes to the possibilities the technology offers, which is brilliant. My aim in going to the show was to boost awareness of my designs with the idea of generating enough sales to cover the development costs I've put into them, so making this particular aspect of the hobbtyself funding. Most common words uttered were 'But I can't see the layers' and my favourite which was 'So which bits are 3D printed? It is far better than the WSF version, but does have a lot of horizontal banding on it, so I'm not sure how much better it is considering it is twice the cost. I don't think the jump to FUD would be worth the extra A?10, but I am wondering if the jump from WSF is FD is either. It was supposed to be a project to keep me busy for a while, but the first stages of the CAD drawings seem to have only taken me 2 hours this evening! You are making a model from an existing model, if there are any errors then chances are you are just going to make them worse.
The reason 3d printing is taking off in n I think is purely due to the maximum size generally being too small for OO rolling stock.
I am tempting fate and have now included the rear view mirrors in the design, but these too I think will need to be separately printed. Will certainly need to get some horns and windscreen wipers - these would have to be etched I think, far too tiny to be printable at the current resolutions available in 3D printing.
This first article by Wilbert is also the most detailed of his contributions to the magazine, with photographs galore! Accordingly Sir Topham Hatt, who is of course the Fat Controller, is developing the harbour at Knapford. Railway soon after the 1914 war from the three independent systems on the island the tramway was abandoned, and a new line, the present branch, was built and extended beyond Elsbridge to Ffarquhar, where the stone quarries promised useful materials and revenue. He was, technically speaking, in the right, so to meet this difficulty the Fat Controller obtained Toby from the Eastern Region (they were then dieselizing the Wisbech and Upwell line and had a Y6 available), and all went well for a time.
Whether by accident or design, he built it next door to the Three Beetles, an attractive timber-framed, thatched inn.
At the base of the hill, and between it and the stream, there is a patch of fairly level ground. He waits at the signal till the push-pull arrives from Tidmouth at 9.20, and then sets out for the harbour.


A contraption made from the plungers of an old electric light socket automatically ensures electrical contact between the two halves of the layout when the railway is opened. After the Trades Fair, on Ken Davidson's suggestion, we resited the controls centrally over the storage sidings.
Medical lint soaked in size was wrung out and pinned, furry side up, over a skeleton cut out of scraps of pulp board. The shape is right (it ought to be, for we searched long and carefully for that twig!); but the flock does not give the right size of leaf. Slater's plastic figures were obliging and adaptable, but the woods and jack were a problem.
I am most grateful to my brother, Ken Davidson, Colin Brown and Brian Wenlock, who formed a rota with me, also to A.
When the harassed operator let out a bellow their mothers would take them away in a huff, making remarks about it being only a toy railway anyway!
They run down these layouts and their owners, because at the time that the critic was passing something had gone wrong. You have checked everything over, and your programme, lasting forty-five to sixty minutes, goes through without a hitch, and so it should. The stock needs constant maintenance, and the operators have to be constantly on the watch and ready to improvise. Shame I couldn't make TINGS but looks like you had a good time and the stand looks really smart. This is known as going it South useful for cutting about openings for subsequent amendments and additions. This is a good thing, because in the past the island has been shamefully neglected by geographers! Leaving Elsbridge, the line climbs an attractive valley alongside the Kindbeck, pierces the hills and finally reaches Ffarquhar, a pleasant village almost secluded in the hills, but celebrated for the excellent stone which is quarried there. We now cross the Elsbridge road on the level and sweep through the wooded cutting, then under a road bridge, to reach Hackenbeck halt, where a number of passengers are hopefully waiting. Amos Horker, a sheep farmer, is walking up the hill with his dog to see to his sheep grazing on the summit. What is more, they run well, and can be pushed at speed round sharp bends without derailment. This made control much easier (compare the operator's expression in the photographs above).
Now, though jerks at starting and stopping are not entirely eliminated, near-scale speeds are normal.
These are fixed, as might reasonably be expected in prototype practice under the circumstances.
Over the tunnel itself battens of stripwood were nailed, and strips of old deck-chair canvas were woven over and under these, forming a webbing to support the lint. Stone's article in the Railway Modeller gave us poplars from pipe cleaners and a conifer plantation from Woolworths. But it is quite another thing to show your layout in operation continuously for seven days perhaps, away from home, spares and workshop, under conditions of dust, heat, and all the other gremlins which bedevil model railways in public places. Even then the chances are that they may be defeated by conditions such as dust and heat, which in a public place are out of their control. Anything I make in excess will be pumped back into the hobby, developing further designs, or allow me to put some funds into building my next layout. For a full circle this means forty eight inches in diameter so I leave slimly misery over a 4 foot wide place for such. It is useful to be able to hold a train in the tunnel while something else is going on at Ffarquhar, or behind the scenes. The panel is of hardboard, and on it are the resistance and two toggle switches (master and reversing), together with section switches made from O gauge spring buffers.
When dry we painted the lint first brown, then grass green, using very sloppy oil paint in each case.
While on the subject of trees we might mention that we needed some on the hill over the tunnel. We could do nothing about the heat, but damp and cold played havoc with the track and points.
I am uncomfortably aware that the people who watched me trying to shunt on that Saturday evening above-mentioned went away thinking that the line looked quite well perhaps, but was unreliable.
But we shall have to devise a warning gadget, as the train in the tunnel is sometimes forgotten.
When in use, on end rests on a batten screwed to the backscene and the other is hinged so that we can swing the panel out of the way when doing trackwork.
Unfortunately we cannot plant many, as they interfere with the station buildings when the line is folded!
The children are fidgeting about asking irritating questions, and mother stands impatiently by the pile of luggage. That will depend on the amount of money that I let drop on hobbies Ho Trains Track Layouts-5. When passenger traffic ceased in 1926 she was transferred to the Elsenham and Thaxted line, only being scrapped when that was closed too. We had never been satisfied with them anyway, for though we have tried several well-known makes none gave really smooth control of speed with a variety of motors. Then, not content with that, we planted a few stumps, laying piles of sawn-off boughs near them to suggest that there had been many more trees, now felled. If sied layout is United against the wall is then limited to the compilation of the bum Ho Trains Track Layouts-5. Originally the two main storage sidings were joined by a crossover, but we took this out later, as it took up valuable space: besides, it was never used. The lead should be no longer than four inches from the edge of the 20th dress does not want the track to decrease the plan.
The wiper has nearly 360 degrees of travel as compared with less than 180 degrees on the conventional types. This allows a fine adjustment of resistance, making near-scale speeds possible and shunting a joy. Set your controller for the correct speed, watch your loco creep to the required spot, listen for the click as the magnet draws the couplings down, switch off, reverse, switch on, and the loco creeps away, leaving the wagon behind.



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