A Wagon Works for Luib Bridge in O gauge

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  1. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    i'm still dithering over what materials this is going to be built in yet but I'll need to decide soon. the baseboards will be completed soon and there ain't a lot of track to go down. Ideally, I want to workout the foot print of this build before / as the track goes down including the exact area for the motorised wagon turntable.

    I need a strong build as the building is a fair size and will need to be removable. It can't be flimsy. I will knock up a card mock up to get things rolling soon. Meanwhile, I'll have a further ponder as to which material will be used. I'd like to err towards plastic sheet material but not sure.

    cheers

    toto
     
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    Hi Toto, I have found some photos of wagon repair works.
    This one is at York.

    Wagon repair workshop in York.jpg

    This next one is at Ipswich.

    Ipswich wagon repair workshop..jpg

    This last one is, or rather, was in Chesterfield, not too far from me. Still operating in the 70's, some of the lads I went to school with worked there.
    The photo shows it as it was shortly before demolition.

    Chesterfield wagon works.jpg

    Hope these may be of interest, not least as they give a feel as to how big they were.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Hi Pete, excellent. They do give a decent feel for the scale. i'm liking a mixture of Ipswitch for the original part of the shed and Chesterfield for the extended part ( but in better condition ).

    I'll look and see what mediums each of them can be built in. Chesterfield would be plastic and Ipswitch possibly card. :scratchchin: ....... strong card.
     
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    Personally I would opt for 3 or 4mm ply for the core. Easy to cut with a Stanley (other craft knives are available ;)) knife. Then clad in your chosen finish.
    They should stand up to being handled if you are careful especially if well packed for transport.

    Pete.
     
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    Hi Pete,

    I was thinking along the same lines with the ply core. Nice and strong. Its just a case of trying to prevent if from bowing along its length. I'll work out some rough dimensions and get them up. It may be a case of trying to install stiffeners of some kind on the inside where they will not be seen. I was thinking of some kind of north roof lighting for the original brick built section which is the longest that travels along the rear of the baseboard. :scratchchin:
     
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    A bit like this ......


    or similar ......

    cheers

    toto
     
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    Now your talking Toto that latest plan really works like the idea of the old north light with new extension out the front :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    I’m going to risk making a suggestion for a bit more operation at least a little bit for a small loco as the works shunter with a engine shed at the right hand side of the layout and a track running through the old works and into the new great spot for one of your little shutters to work I’ve marked up your plan with the suggestion

     
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    That could work Chris. a single road engine shed. Maybe a bit dilapidated. I like that.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    Yes Toto that’s the line I was thinking along
    And the little loco could shunt a wagon in and out of the works
    Plus gives a spot for some of the little non mainline locos to work.
     
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    I can see that idea being adopted. I've just been looking at some of LCut creatives roof trusses as well for the wagon works roof. ( the new section ) they may have appropriate trusses for the north light as well.

    Using these will solve the issue of getting the scale and roof pitch worked out. They are only around £ 0.49 each although O would need a few.

    So measurements required I think

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    I certainly agree with that, one thing to aim for is integrity and strength of structure and protect materials used against moisture.:thumbup:
     
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