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k&nwlr




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PostSubject: Re: K&NWLR: Update on progress   K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 EmptyMon May 19, 2014 5:46 pm

Dry stone walling would look even better if I hadn´t run out of Welsh slate .... and it´s quite a walk to Wales
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GWhizz

GWhizz

Location : Charente, France

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Aren't there a few rocks in the Alps that would do?????????????

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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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Who knows! According to my geological map, even the Rhine rift valley should do. But the challenge is cutting them to right width!
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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The two Decauvilles are both back safely from the Lightline paint shops, and find a moment to take part in a little parade of the Portmeirion branch line locos.

K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14253653951_9afc2f0b2a_cK&NWLR: The two Decauvilles lined out in the colours of the Portmeirion branch line by kandnwlr, on Flickr
K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14254795452_a8a964de37_cK&NWLR: The two Decauvilles back from the paint shop take part in an impromptu parade by kandnwlr, on Flickr
K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14253665041_8d8dfe4ede_cK&NWLR: Portmerion branch line locomotives on parade by kandnwlr, on Flickr
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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PostSubject: Re: K&NWLR: Update on progress   K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 EmptyWed May 28, 2014 7:16 pm

This lot is all going behind the viaduct on the Kent side. It started off as something quite small, trust me. Just one little house. And then things got a little out of control. The girls from St Trinians on the traction engine seem to have it all worked out though.


K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14105262358_56804b17cd_cK&NWLR: Canterbury Cathedral gate by kandnwlr, on Flickr

K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14288591791_a86c983946_cK&NWLR: Canterbury Cathedral gate street by kandnwlr, on Flickr

K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14105233970_42043457a6_cK&NWLR: Canterbury Cathedral gate waiting for installation by kandnwlr, on Flickr

K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14288542781_60dfc74dec_cK&NWLR: Canterbury street scene for installation behind viaduct by kandnwlr, on Flickr
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

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PostSubject: Re: K&NWLR: Update on progress   K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 EmptyWed May 28, 2014 8:03 pm

Where do you get all these buildings from quite amassing? A great traction engine as well.

As an aside what do you use as the realistic ballast I see around your track?
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Saint-Oblas

Saint-Oblas

Location : Lyon, France

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PostSubject: Re: K&NWLR: Update on progress   K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 EmptyThu May 29, 2014 5:56 am

Amazingly enough, when looking at the pictures, you would think this is a real lanscape but for the locos themselves where the manometers are out of scale. The trees, bushes and everything looks so real! But how will you keep this out of spoiling dust?

As for slates, I do not think Alsace is the right place. Dry walls are more common in southerns Alps (Bories are small sheperd houses built with dry walls)

Congatulations!
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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PostSubject: Re: K&NWLR: Update on progress   K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 EmptyThu May 29, 2014 7:07 am

Saint-Oblas wrote:
Amazingly enough, when looking at the pictures, you would think this is a real lanscape but for the locos themselves where the manometers are out of scale. The trees, bushes and everything looks so real! But how will you keep this out of spoiling dust?

As for slates, I do not think Alsace is the right place. Dry walls are more common in southerns Alps (Bories are small sheperd houses built with dry walls)

Congatulations!

Sadly, the physics are 1:1 scale, so there are limits to what´s possible. But even smaller pressure gauges are available.

As for the line, it´s based on two parts of the UK, Kent (south-east England) and North Wales (K&NWLR), so I think that dry stone walling in North Wales might be acceptable!

And the dust? The buildings can be dusted, but the rest - well, we´ll find out. It´s a problem with all indoor layouts that don´t get rained on!
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Saint-Oblas

Saint-Oblas

Location : Lyon, France

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PostSubject: Re: K&NWLR: Update on progress   K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 EmptyThu May 29, 2014 8:35 am

I don't know Wales and I entirely rely on what you says! I just want to point out that you probably would have some problem in getting slates in Alsace where the most common stone is that pink variety we call "grès des Vosges" and that you should fond some in the Bories region in southern Alps. Else where in France I don't know. Loire valley slate are famous but nearly black so would not match. In Wallis (Switzerland) they have a very nice variety light green; maybe they have some other stuff. In the Alps they used to cover the roof with thick slates called "lauzes" so you may find something convenient.
The non scale manometers was not a criticism; just to say usualy the decor is not so realistic as the locs; here it looks so real you would know it is a model except for the locs!
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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PostSubject: Re: K&NWLR: Update on progress   K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 EmptyThu May 29, 2014 9:17 am

Many thanks. The trouble is - that even if you´ve found slate - it´s really no use unless cut to the correct width. That´s why I have to "import" it from North Wales. But then at least it´s prototypical  Smile
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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Let´s just imagine that the French narrow gauge company, Decauville, found itself forced to open up shop in Wales, searching for new markets after sales plummeted post-First World War. But the harsh climate of the slate quarries forced them for the first time to think about enclosed cabs ....

K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14205108638_6e390ebcf8_cK&NWLR: Decauville 3t enclosed cab prior to paint shop by kandnwlr, on Flickr
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

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A very cute little engine Very Happy
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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Let´s hope that it´s cute enough to work and get through my points .....
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Saint-Oblas

Saint-Oblas

Location : Lyon, France

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PostSubject: Re: K&NWLR: Update on progress   K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 EmptyWed Jun 11, 2014 4:48 am

Congratulations! Very beautiful!

What are the scale and the track width?  Is it a live steam engine?
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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Saint-Oblas wrote:
Congratulations! Very beautiful!

What are the scale and the track width?  Is it a live steam engine?

Decauville 3tonne by H.D. Clemens in Germany, gas-fired live steam, 32mm gauge and ca 1:19 scale.
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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A Stewart Browne of Archangel fame "Little Wonder" in its works photo prior to lining out. Coming soon to the K&NWLR ....

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

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Is the Fairlie articulated? or just for large radiuses I just love the idea of double ended Engines having been to Porthmadog umpteen times over nearly 60 years. One of these days I will get 2 Stainz and have a go.
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Location : Alsace, France

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French Chuffed wrote:
Is the Fairlie articulated? or just for large radiuses I just love the idea of double ended Engines having been to Porthmadog umpteen times over nearly 60 years. One of these days I will get 2 Stainz and have a go.

This one is articulated - at least I hope so  Shocked
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clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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There's some serious motive power being assembled for this line! Love the little Decouville, looking forward to seeing it painted/lined.

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Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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clive_t wrote:
There's some serious motive power being assembled for this line! Love the little Decouville, looking forward to seeing it painted/lined.

So am I. But sadly she suffered a little damage in transport, so there may be a little delay ....  Mad
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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It´s been a slightly costly day, as I´ve had to junk the old camera and trade it in for a new one. But here are some pics, as promised, of the K&NWLR (Portmeirion Branch) after some more locos got back from lining out. And see below for the notes on the Simplex WWI loco, which has been adjusted for reasons which become clear.
Apologies to the traditionalists out there, but I decided to go for a Tin Turtle that had been taken into care and used for running St Trinians school specials. Check out the name plates.
K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14634775254_5c9670d736_cK&NWLR: Swift Sixteen Tim Turtle kit painted and lined out by Matt Acton by kandnwlr1, on Flickr
K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14636426002_b7db7b600a_cK&NWLR: Loco parade at the harbour after new arrivals by kandnwlr1, on Flickr
K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14613880996_5f96e3d4da_cK&NWLR: 3 tonne Decauville by HDC lined out by Lightline by kandnwlr1, on Flickr
K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14450485067_a6556e194b_cK&NWLR: TME Quarry Hunslet "Maid Marian" by kandnwlr1, on Flickr
K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14613795386_dc8fa36a9c_cK&NWLR: Finescale "Sextus" painted and lined out by Matt Acton by kandnwlr1, on Flickr
K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14656738963_7864a373e5_c008 by kandnwlr1, on Flickr
K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14656866903_15f695897e_cK&NWLR: Loco parade of the Portmeirion Branch by kandnwlr1, on Flickr
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clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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Love that tin turtle! Super photos of some lovely locos, you must be pleased with how they've turned out.

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Clive

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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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Let´s imagine that one hundred years ago, Decauville in France, as the NG market collapsed after WW1, decided to get a share of the Welsh slate quarry locomotive orders. And that the demanding weather conditions forced Decauville to offer their 3t in a closed-cab version. Here´s a "might have been" built to my design by HDC-Dampf in Germany, painted and lined out and revived by Matt (and helpers) at Berry Hill Works. Coming soon to the K&NWLR ....


K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14673477688_4903c00913_oK&NWLR Decauville 3t closed cab by kandnwlr1, on Flickr[/quote]




And then, looking through a list of Decauville locomotives, I found its (almost) identical twin, separated at birth, and now working in a brickworks in Greece. Who knew?

K&NWLR: Update on progress - Page 5 14896887703_5d0681de5b_oDecauville Volos Brickworks Greecce by kandnwlr1, on Flickr


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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

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Looking very nice. You sure have a vast collection of steam locos, I don't know how you get away with them all. I would need an offshore account I think.

There is always a prototype for everything you can think of. cheers  cheers  cheers
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Location : Alsace, France

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I´m not sure that´s there´s a prototype for everything. Sometimes we simply have to be the first!

In the next couple of weeks though my priority will be getting some replacement lighting down in the cellar for the K&NWLR. The current solution suggested by my local electrician is missing one thing. Light.
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Location : Droitwich UK

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Yes good to have some light on the subject. not sure what I will do one end has florescent lights but the other end at the moment is the abyss.
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