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 Posted: Sun Jun 20th, 2021 03:02 pm
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I'm actively planning the next layout,
following on from 'The End Of The Line' and 'Denton Brook'.

It is to be a small harbour layout (like so many others !)
Centred around loading a small steam coaster, called the 'S.S. Sparrow'.

I think she will be loaded with either granite or ironstone - we will see....

In any event, it will be brought to the harbour by 2ft gauge,
and also occasionally by lorry.





'The Sparrow' plan.


The Sparrow is based on a Caldercraft hull,
with a scratchbuilt superstructure to 1:43

Not quite finished yet, but getting there....












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The locos will be from North Wales,
and in fact are all kits with scratchbuilt chassis.

They are all powered by 3.7v micro gearmotors,
and are radio controlled via Deltang Rx41-22 receivers.

First there are a pair of small Pecketts,
each with 500mAh batteries in their boiler/saddletanks.


The Green one....





O-14 Peckett, radio controlled Gamecock - 7mm/ft scale.


And the Black one.
(The steam dome has been gold plated rather than painted)







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Next, a 'Wrightlines' Bagnall.
(which may get a re-paint)

I built this with Walschearts valve gear,
because I preferred it.

This has a 650mAh battery,
and lasts more than a day of exhibition work.





Then we have 'Gwynedd', an etched brass loco, fitted with a 700mAh battery.





O-14 Quarry Hunslet 'Gwynedd'


And finally Manning Wardle 'Jubilee 1897'
Also etched brass, but with a 1000mAh battery.





Manning Wardle 'Jubilee 1897'




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The chassis are all built the same way (basically).

Milled and silver-soldered construction, with drop-in wheelsets.
Outside cranks and rods are also milled (I have a little Stepcraft CNC machine)


This is Gwynedd's chassis.







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Wow, I'm quite impressed.

How long is the ship?






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There should be a good sized ship on every layout.





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There should be a good sized ship on every layout.

A Liberty ship is 441' long.  That is 5' in HO.

Unless you model in Z-scale, you would need a layout built in a hangar,
so the ship wouldn't overwhelm everything else.

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On my layout it would have to be Noah's Ark,

as my layout is in the mountains.

:bg:  :bg:

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" What's a cubit ?? "  :bg:  :P

For those who don't get the significance -
Noah's ark dimensions were specified in " cubits ".

Peter you're gonna need a bigger mountain...  :bg:


Superb work Giles.  :bow:  :bow:  :bow:  :apl:  :apl:  :apl:

I can't wait to watch this one come together.
Please keep the good stuff coming.




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pipopak wrote:  
There should be a good sized ship on every layout.

A Liberty ship is 441' long.  That is 5' in HO.

Unless you model in Z-scale, you would need a layout built in a hangar,
so the ship wouldn't overwhelm everything else.


"Good sized" may include selective compression. 

A riverboat (NOT the Delta Queen) or a coastal schooner,
may fit the bill.
 
But it still has to 'dwarf' the railroad.

Same as industrial buildings,
which look embarrassing when too small.




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