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 Posted: Wed Oct 7th, 2015 12:36 am
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Nice, Shaun.  :thumbs

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Progressing nicely Shaun.

The Puffer is a beauty.

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What a cracking little layout Shaun.  Great job on the buildings.  Very evocative of the Talyllyn that I travelled on in my youth.  Just shows what can be done in a small space with a lot of imagination & creativity.  Well done! Mal



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Thanks, Max Mal and Marty!

Marty - us old duffers met last night to do a bit more to the layout, -and you may be familiar with these places- it was suggested that the boards lent themselves for going upstream to Llechryd, Cenarth, and on to Newcastle Emlyn. We would then meet Marty's N gauge!!
(Trouble is we would need over 30'...)

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Excellent, my plan is to continue the Newcastle Emlyn branch, as planned by the original owners, to a deep water port at Cardigan/St Dogmaels.

All power to your narrow gauge expansion, bring it on, I'll meet you in the middle! :lol:

I'll dig out my plan and post it.

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Quite a while since I posted on this thread...

In the intervening months, we successfully exhibited at the Woolen Mill - Teifi Gorges' first outing! From parking the vehicles to running a loco took two of us 30 minutes. We thought was pretty good.

Heres Pat looking quite proud!
The layout was still 'work-in-progress', but attracted more attention than a finished one.




Next picture is Colin making one or two adjustments:




One more from the show - bit of shunting at Cilgerran:






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The show generated quite a few comments, and as we have found at previous shows, people aren't particularly bothered if there isn't a lot of movement - but bear in mind because we are so far west very few true railway enthusiasts come our way, so we get away with things that just would not be accepted at the big professional shows.

One rivet counter did point out that talurit splices were not invented before 1900, but I pointed out I was using rope lines and canvas shrouds to protect the splicing... one apologetic pedant!

A couple of people commented on the empty space to the right of St Dogs goods shed, so I built a sawmill, as there was quite a bit of timber in the area, and Colin had built a flat wagon that needed justifying...

This is the sawmill before the roof went on:



Its steam driven from an old boiler, and will have an overhead belt drive.
It's intruding on the left hand siding, but that will be eventually cobbled over and a buffer stop put in place.


Here it is with roof in place:






It has flood-lights in the roof for late night working, and a flickering fire in the boiler.
One more shot:







I have to confess that the Teifi Gorge build is shown on a couple of other forums, which I know some members on here frequent (you know who you are;-)), so I apologise to them for being repetitive.


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Great pics Shaun. The saw mill certainly looks the part. :thumbs

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Another little gem Shaun. Fantastic modelling.  Well done :doublethumb



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This is LUFFLEY!

Please tell me more about the locos...

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Thanks for the comments chaps...
As for the locos Doug, it's probably best told in pictures - Colin is the engineer, as I concentrate on the scenics. He has his own N gauge set-up, and built his own locos, so 009 wasn't too big a move!

This is the Teifi Gorge motive power stable at the moment:




Two of them are commercial, from the 009 Society second-hand sales, the little Roco at the back, and Rosie, in the foreground, a Minitrains engine.
The other four are scratch built on various chassis'.

The 'Tram':







The '0-6-0' :








Second '0-6-0':








And finally the '2-6-2':









They all have N gauge 'Peco' couplings, and a variety of chassis/motors. I'll need to chat to Colin for exact details.
The bodies are plasticard, boi;ers copper or plastic tubing, and chimneys/domes mostly brass turned on a small lathe.
One or two bits are white metal bits from the spares box.

We run them all at the exhibitions, DC on home brewed controllers, and so far not let us down.

Hope this explains things - anything else, feel free to ask!

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The Teifi Gorge had another public outing in April, when we took it along to the Carmarthen Modellers Show being held in Carmarthen Town Library.

Pat and Colin chatting to one of the organisers during set-up:



And a couple of close ups taken of parts of the layout;



Crossing the bridge at the quarry, and below is the yard at St Dogmaels, and then a night view of the quayside.






We have done a bit more to it, but still far from finished!
Next outing will be Aberaeron in August, and the Gwili Station (Bronwydd Arms) in October.

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Aberaeron. Oh what so fond memories by way of the landlady's daughter, a very obliging barmaid, a certain very compliable  waitress, a taxi driver's wife even more compliable still and the local copper but for different reasons entirely !

I was 20 at the time, thin, a mean guitarist and there under the impression that I was also a highly skilled painter and decorator and an impression that swiftly fell apart on my first day at New Quay painting holiday chalets. I arrived in a beat up Armstrong Sidley - 234 I think it was -  and left by way of foot and thumb after blowing it up on the way to Aberystwyth - or somewhere like that.

Anyway, a truly excellent narrow gauge layout full of character and atmosphere.

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It really is excellent, Shaun.  :thumbs



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What Max and Allan said Shaun.. :thumbs



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Hmmm, I've obviously got to make myself a static grass applicator, your scenery is superb as usual.
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Thanks for all the comments guys - and do go ahead and make the applicator Marty - it's really easy, bags of how-to-do-its on the net. The bug bat conversion is by far the easiest, and gives excellent results, especially for N gauge and 3mm, if you use 2mm grass. Longer strands are a bit hit and miss, so we use the home-mader with the ion generator as per Gary's instructions.

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Bit more progress on the 'Gorge'...

The goods siding at Cilgerran now has a goods shed, and the siding is going to be the branch line extension to Newcastle Emlyn where it will have a platform alongside Marty's standard gauge (!) Work has already started on the tunnel





Platform lights have been added, GOW bulbs, so they are wired in series to avoid overheating. Lights (strips of LEDs) also added to the engine shed and the goods shed.
I tried to get a photo, but it didn't turn out all that well. However, it gives an idea of the scene:







Still on the light theme, this is a shot of the flood lights inside the St Dogmaels sawmill. You can just about make out the belt drive from the steam engine to the overhead shaft providing drive to the saw bench.





And an evening picture of the crew of the Calon Lan working the winch:





On the motive power front, Colin put an order in to 'Narrow Planet' for brass name plates for some of his locos. Shown here is 'Cilgerran' proudly displaying her name plate and the makers brass plate on the side of the coal bunker:




Thats it for the time being,

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Very, very good Shaun, the scenic work in particular.   :thumbs

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