Wellow ( S&DJR) "OO"Gauge Model Railway.

This is based on Wellow. It is not meant to be a 1:1 model but a representation. I have not yet finished it as will be obvious from the pictures, but I promised several people some time ago that I would post some views of my progress so far..

 

I have included some 'old', 'real' pictures that I assume I can include under the "Creative Commons Licence". This web site is for a small number of people only and is likely to be short-lived. I thus tentatively conclude that there are no Copyright Isuues. If there are please let me know.

 

The pictures are not enhanced in any way: I shall look into doing this at a later date.

It is actually an oval circuit although it is not obvious from the pictures. There is a short curved area near the signal box and then a separate straight bit that is going to have sidings etc. It is going to be a kind of fiddle-yard but a scenic one if you see what I mean. I have wired it so that I can lift it easily into the house from its present location in the garage and have it as a separate stand-alone exhibit. I know this will infuriate the purists but I may consider a non-S&DJR layout for this part. Hassop station in the Peaks was a favourite (still ex-Midland), but I think I will make up a rural GWR scene. No comments please!. I planned that this lift-out section could be replaced by others - perhaps from different eras and/or Operating Companies.

 

It is wired for DCC using a NCE controller. Yes there is a diesel 'gronk' in some pictures. It was under special offer and it had sound. As ever, Rule One applie!

 

Richard. Nov 1st 2011

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Very surprising how all the faults are magnified under the lens!

 

The excess flock will be vacuumed-up tomorrow, and the gaps between buildings and bases will need to be covered.

 

The Loading gauge has still to be included.. The ballast is abit of a disaster and needs a superficial layer to be applied. I have yet to do the cess.

 

The tall red-bricked building was once the Fullers' Earth factory and used to have its own siding, (since taken up and the points re-aligned).

 

The green colour seems rather saturated. It's not as bad as this under natural light.

The signal box. It still stands. The buldling to the left is new

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