Outwell Village

Re: Outwell Village

Postby Rippers » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:26 pm

When the cats away............... :mrgreen:

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having a good few hours spare today (recovery day after Stafford show) and with the owner well out of the way ;) ...I had ample oppotunity to crack on with vandali.....sorry I mean adding one or two tweaks to the atmospherics of the model.......... :mrgreen:

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See if you can spot anything that has been changed from how the layout was last exhibited.......
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Alan » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:01 pm

It's less than a week since I have seen the layout, dosen't the vegitation grow fast in the fens.
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby steve1 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:18 pm

I notice the coal merchant has been extremely busy too, considering how nice the weather must have been...

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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Rippers » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:45 pm

steve1 wrote:I notice the coal merchant has been extremely busy too, considering how nice the weather must have been...

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Have a heart I havent finished that bit yet.............! ;) ...............I ran out of time after putting 8 straight hours in on road building and encouraging grass to grow!.
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby steve1 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:04 pm

Fresh deliveries tomorrow night then. :D

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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Rippers » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:47 pm

steve1 wrote:Fresh deliveries tomorrow night then. :D

steve


Yes - loads and loads of the white stuff!! :roll:

Mind whilst the rest of the motley crew that made it in tonight were wrestling the topography into shape on our 'other project' - the overgrown canal frontage gained a lot more reeds. Though the listing houseboat which appears in a lot of 50's photographs has yet to mak an appearance.

One of these daays the layouts owner might actually get to do some work on it! :lol:
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Rippers » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:31 pm

Time for another update on the 'I just want to make some small adjustments to the backscene' project!! ;)

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Still weather in the workshop seems to have been good for encouraging the vegitation to grow!

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Some extreme makeovers on the road vehicles too (the O series Bedford is one of the layouts original vehicles - but now sports a more 'lived in' finish)........... :P

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The bus is correct for the route (and appears in the background of a few well published shots of the tram depot) - though finding out the route number it should carry is proving a bit more difficult.

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Oh yes and the layout does have more than scenery. This is the current loco fleet (though not for long! :mrgreen: ).
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby metro » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:15 pm

The bus is correct for the route (and appears in the background of a few well published shots of the tram depot) - though finding out the route number it should carry is proving a bit more difficult.


Ripper i have a Friends that lives in Emneth i will ask if they can help
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Rippers » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:03 pm

metro wrote:
The bus is correct for the route (and appears in the background of a few well published shots of the tram depot) - though finding out the route number it should carry is proving a bit more difficult.


Ripper i have a Friends that lives in Emneth i will ask if they can help



Cheers for that.

It would likely be a Wisbech-Kings Lynn route (and probably be a 30- something number) - it is the numbering for the early - mid 1950's that we need which might differ now.
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby metro » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:23 pm

Rippers wrote:
metro wrote:
The bus is correct for the route (and appears in the background of a few well published shots of the tram depot) - though finding out the route number it should carry is proving a bit more difficult.


Ripper i have a Friends that lives in Emneth i will ask if they can help



Cheers for that.

It would likely be a Wisbech-Kings Lynn route (and probably be a 30- something number) - it is the numbering for the early - mid 1950's that we need which might differ now.

A Wisbech- Kings-lunn No Outwell is to the south-east of Wisbech were Kings-Lynn is north-east Most likely Wisbech - Downham Market/Thetford (i lived in Emneth for 3 years 1997-2000) Mike is 60 odd & lived there all his life so should know
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby steve1 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:20 pm

This is the current loco fleet


Where's the black 04?

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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Alan » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:26 pm

been rosterd to Upwell to pick up goods. ( or it could still be in the box ) :D
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Rippers » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:47 pm

Heres a representative from the expanded Outwell fleet (One of two such double cabbed locos ordered from Sentinel for use on the line but which proved to be underpowered and lacking in range - and thus quickly ended up as dock shunters at Great Yarmouth).
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The model was built some time ago from a limited edition Impetus kit (one of only 50 made if the certificate is to be believed).

Interesting wee beestie though.
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Rippers » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:54 pm

After a last minute dawdle ;) the layout has finally come together after its first tranche of upgrades.

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Looking different isnt it? .................... ready now for its next show appearance in a couple of weeks.

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Also now present is the additional shop/building to the rear of the station.

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Nicely scatch built by Alan inspite of our best atempts to hinder him and get underfoot.

Whilst historically only correct for representing the area pre-war we feel that it helps ballance up the street scene.
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Alan » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:05 pm

Its next show is actually next weekend 17th & 18th March, at the Perth Green Exhibition Jarrow. If anyone is visiting the show come and have a chat.
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby steve1 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:22 pm

in spite of our best attempts to hinder him


Mostly by making him laugh while he tried to lay the roof tiles and feeding him tea'b'biccies. :D

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Re: Outwell Village

Postby steve1 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:45 pm

Outwell has now been removed from the playroom for its first show in revised form. Anyone wanting a closer look should toddle along to the Perth Green show in South Shields. Show details here --> http://annual-exhibition-2012.webs.com/index.htm

Meanwhile, here are, hopefully, a couple of pics taken last night:

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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Alan » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:14 pm

Enjoyed the exhibition over the weekend, nice show with a good balance of layouts and traders. Thanks must go to the Perth Green club for there hospitality.
The layout was very well recieved in its new guise, and performed well all weekend.
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Judge Dreadfull » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:39 am

Alan wrote: and performed well all weekend.

Good job really because what guarantee you had from us for the layout expired a couple of seconds after you left "the shed".
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Rippers » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:15 am

The upgrade didnt end with the layout going to the Jarow show as since then it has returned for yet more work - work that in due couse will see the layout fitted with integral folding legs and the current fiddleyards replaced with 3 road turntables at either end.

That said we are still dabbling with the scenics and the scene is gaining depth with the addition of a handpainted backscene depicting Outwell village and the church that appears so prominently in the background of a lot of the prototype shot of the depot thoughout its history.
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Aswell as the various published shots we were fortunate to come across an old hand coloured postcard of this scene in the early 1900's and from that have recreated this particular Outwell streetscene on the backscene.
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You can see the difference in depth the new backscenen makes by comparing the depot end to that in the distance where the backscnen has yet to be completed.
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Rippers » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:54 pm

With our intrepid layout owner making the mistake of leaving the layout laying around whilst he topped up his tan for a couple of weeks the mice have been at play again. :mrgreen:

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With the layouts selection of seperate legs and stays confined to histoy in favour of a simple inboard folding arangement. (reducing the 30 seperate bits the leg system consisted down to zero!)

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The fiddleyards have gone the same way as the legs with a new pair of a design which will feature a turntable serving several roads at each end (similar to the single one our Hospital Gates layout) - which will reduce off scene manual reforming of trains again to zero.

Incidentally the layouts owner knows nothing of this design!! :lol:

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Whilst the seperate backscenes are now al perminantly affixed to the boards and with painting now complete and most of the trees affronting them in place the layout appears deeper than when we started.

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Whilst Alans original 'Rushby Haulage' AEC has undergone a cosmetic upgrade for its new location on the layout and a new Commer Q25 delivery van has made an appearance in the village.
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Cock Sparra » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:00 pm

Looks like a tidy bit of work lads. That should speed up setting up and dismantling at shows. :D
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Rippers » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:43 pm

Cock Sparra wrote:Looks like a tidy bit of work lads. That should speed up setting up and dismantling at shows. :D


Cheers - simplification is our aim - we are trying to get the layout down to 30 minutes from arrival to first train running (15 minutes to knock down).
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby Rippers » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:58 pm

Whilst Outwells owners was busy trying to inject capital into the Greek economy we have confined the layouts existing labour intensive fiddleyards to the dusty shelf of history and replaced them with this pair of turntable equiped versions based on the idea we used on Hospital Gates. :mrgreen:

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The original fiddlyards consisted a pair of roads fed from a single turnout necessitating evey train to be uncoupled and reformed by hand for the return trip.........

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Whereas the new arangement gives 3 roads at each end (capably handling our planned 5 trains) with reversal via the turntable reducing handling off stock to zero.

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This also means that a steady flow of trains can be maintained on the layout with just a single operator.

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The turntable decks have brass plates set into the undersides to provde power to the respective rails (bearing on these will be a set of hame made brass plungers set in the baseboards (a system that proved faultless over 10 years running on Walker Marine).

One of these days Alan might be able to do some work on his own model! ;)
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Re: Outwell Village

Postby steve1 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:59 pm

Er, we are putting an end on those boards I hope? :shock:

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