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More mucking about with New Walmington Pier

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More mucking about on New Walmington Pier! (OO9 scale).

I need to get this running 110% perfect for the Festival of Model Tramways at the London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford TW8 0EN on Saturday and Sunday 22nd & 23rd July. So I decided that the stores tram is never going to be a smooth runner and therefore withdrawn.
The modified Egger-Bahn stores van has been repainted, and a coupler added to one end of the Toastrack Car and the isolated rail joint at the shore end removed.

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Loving this Dave. Quite like the van attached to the tram. 

The pier end looks super; does the merry-go-round, er, go round?

All thats missing is a band stand with a brass band belting out the Dambusters!!

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5 hours ago, Chris said:

Loving this Dave. Quite like the van attached to the tram. The van doesn't do every trip along the pier, around 1 in 5 trips.

The pier end looks super; does the merry-go-round, er, go round? Yes it does. 

All thats missing is a band stand with a brass band belting out the Dambusters!!  For a teacher, I'm beginning to worry about you!! The pier is set 1900-1914, and the Dambuster was when? Go to the back of the class if you don't know!!!

 

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Tut tut Chris. :blush:

Anyway, the racket from the carousel would clash with a band... And there's no escape until the next tram back to dry land is due.

 

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Never really thought about that... Labour and Love then :-)

Regardless, looking super.

Incidentally, being a PE teacher, can I claim ignorance of history? :-)

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Layout and lights.jpg

The two music stand lamps arrived today from China and tested on the layout in the garage with no additional artificial lighting and what a difference they make! I will paint the black clasps the same colour as the backscene.

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.jpg

The Corgi Wright Biplane arrived recently and at 4 inches wingspan I will find a way to incorporate into the backscene as my 'Magnificent Man in His Flying Machine'.

 

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NWP Lights.JPG

Tested the music stand lights and painted the clamps to match the backscene.

Wright Plane on backscene.jpg

Close-up of the 'My Magnificent Man in his Flying Machine' otherwise a Corgi 1903 Wright Brothers Flyer secured by a plastic spigot on the backscene.

Flying over New Walmington Pier.jpg 

Fly over New Walmington Pier or ride the tram along it? Your choice!

 

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Layout changeover - 'Terminus - All Change!!!' has a six-week rest and 'New Walmington Pier' is tested for its exhibitions at St Peter's Church, Woodshawe Rise, Braunstone, Leicester LE3 1RH on 5/11 and Marshalls Park School, Pettits Lane, Romford RM1 4EH on 11/11.

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New Walmington Pier all ready at Braunstone Model Railway Exhibition at St Peter’s Church, Braunstone, Leicester on Saturday 04/11/17, It was a great little show and a very fitting tribute to the late Reverend Canon Chris Burch who organised these exhibitions until his sudden death exactly a year ago.

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New lighting units make a big difference!!

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After cutting back some track at the shore end of New Walmington Pier (009) to eliminate the rough running I was left with a blank area. I recently found a shortened Bachmann Cable Car body and thought 'What an ideal Shelter' so after a bit of touching up and weathering, The former Walmington Town Tramway horse-drawn body will be relocated at the shore end of the pier as the new shelter.

As John (Buz) says: 'A model railway can be completed but its never finished'

 

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