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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 So I decided that the stores tram is never going to be a smooth runner and therefore withdrawn.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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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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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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Tested the music stand lights and painted the clamps to match the backscene.

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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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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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Hi Dave

Don't know how I missed this.

Looking really good love the early plane on the back scene.

I will stick with the tram those new fangled flying machines will never catch on:D

Looks like I got 3.5 seconds of famelol

regards John

On 6/21/2017 at 0:23 AM, Chris said:

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

Regardless, looking super.

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

NO report to the headmaster immediatelylol

regards John

Edited by buz

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I'll be working away from home 5-7 June so today (4th) was my only day to test 'New Walmington Pier' before 'Trains at Trinity' at Biggleswade Methodist Church on Saturday 09/06.

Controller - works 
Connections secure - Yes
Tram - works
Carousel - works
Background sound - works
Plane sits securely - Yes
Loose figures restuck - Yes

All this in a 3 feet long layout!!!

 

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Had a terrific weekend in Blackpool last week (23 & 24/6) with New Walmington Pier at 'Totally Models' which is an exhibition of model trams and tram layouts organised jointly by Blackpool Transport Services and Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours. Here's some photos of a few layouts and the real trams we rode!

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Trawler Tram 737 used for our 'Fish & Chips' tram supper on 22/06/18.

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New Walmington Pier.

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New Walmington Pier

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California Dreamland - HO scale.

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Aberdeen Trams on The Tram Stop - OO scale.

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1934 built Balloon Car 717 recently restored to original livery ready to leave Rigby Road Depot for an exhibitors evening ride to Fleetwood and back on 23/06/18

 

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Hi Dave

You just have to try and make tram 373 oops! may be not I nearly forgot it doesn't really fit with the tram layouts you have.

regards John

 

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7 hours ago, Chris said:

737 would surely be doable wit a plastic boat kit suitably bashed? Excellent photos.

7 hours ago, Chris said:

737 would surely be doable wit a plastic boat kit suitably bashed? Excellent photos.

737 is available as a limited production resin kit.

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