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7mm GWR Lineside stuff........... - The Lineside. - Getting You Started. - Your Model Railway Club
 Posted: Mon May 6th, 2019 11:48 pm
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Easter has found me getting on with a change of layout focus..... and it has been time to build a few of those important lineside features...
The GWR had a few standard design cattle docks and I had a Skytrex models version of  an early version using Broad Gauge bridge rail.
So after searching the www for photo evidence I came up with this single unit to fit at the front of the layout....

I used a Tamiya scriber to gouge a grove in the back of the cast bridge rails to add a little more detail...

...and used up all my 4mm phosphur bronze pickup strip as the flat metal bars inbetween which were a feature in the four rail pens....

Next up was a `parachute` water tank set up......

i found i had waisted £35 on a 7mm model which turned out to be a poorly cast resin and whitemetal kit, so ended up using an ancient Holt Models kit to which I added extra detailing......

I`m quite pleased with the outcome and have just got to figure out an airbrushing painting plan....

The next project will be the station platform edging.........

Twobolt John
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 Posted: Tue May 7th, 2019 08:36 am
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Good to see you're keeping busy John and also to see a rarely modelled bridge rail built cattle dock. I bought a couple metres of the stuff from the Broad Gauge Society for such builds.
At least your below spec water tank appears to have provided a useful additional fire devil!

Bon courage for the paint and weathering stage.


At 6'4'', Bill is a tall chap, then again, when horizontal he is rather long and people often used to trip over him! . . . and so a nickname was born :)

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