The Lobster Bay & Crab Creek Tramway

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Postby Trevor Coburn » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:17 am

Well, I decided to do something completely different (for me), a sort of "Emmett" type line. I saw this building on my visit to Canada........

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However like all good tramway loco's (and proper Victorian Ladies) she will be fitted with skirts..

I also have a number of other plans for her....!
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:24 pm

Trevor,

Be careful, Emett/Smallbrook engines and things can be very addictive......... :D

As your engine is Victorian, may I suggest that her skirts include some lace but categorically no showing of any ankles.

I look forward to the updates,
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:13 am

Well a couple of evenings and most of the cab details are done. To fill a gap at the bottom of the fire box a piece of plasticard was embossed, the cab floor is getting wooden floor boards. I made boiler try cocks out of some 1mm brass rod 10ba nuts and the handles out of some 0,5mm bras wire. The Pressure gauge was mounted on a wood backing.

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Now off to do some more details.....

Not happy with the regulator handle, so a mod has come to mind.
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:56 am

Well here are a few more photo,s. Please remember it is not polite to ask about ladies under pinnings! (Cause at the moment there aint any :shock: )

This kit was a joy to build, though there are still a number of details that I need to add.

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Postby Little Andi. » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:32 pm

Looks to be a lot of fun ... and we're talking weapons grade whimsy here!!

I could so easily be tempted, but fortunately have far to many distractions already.

Very well done.
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Postby michael » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:59 pm

Looking forward to seeing how you paint the lady, it is at this point I usually get hung up.
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Postby Gnu Bee » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:25 pm

This must be a good kit because it gets changed by everyone who builds it. I like the skirts - this could be a solution on my tramway too.
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:25 pm

Well having a few internetless days (my inbox is now into three digits, many saying "you havent replied") I have managed to get a bit of modelling done. Like the locos & the crane I made this building can turn into a flat-pack so it will fit inside my laptop bag when I eventually get back to Uk!
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Now run out of coffee stirrers, but I think I've found some thin plywood I might be able to separate the leaves of.....
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:52 pm

After several months in the modeling doldrums.... I have done a bit more,

First as a "Flat pack" so will travel next month in my Laptop bag....

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Which turns into this:

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The inside of one end ( havent done the back wall or the other end yet!)

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The wood (having run out of coffee stirrers!) is delaminated 6mm ply, suitably weathered (around 9 months outside here...)

Not very happy with the roof finish yet....need to trim the edges, further weathering will have to wait until it gets fitted into it's final location...
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Postby Simon Andrews » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:49 pm

Like the building and the loco. The tram skirts look good as do the cow catcher.

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Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:06 pm

Trevor,

This project is full of charm and interest - I can't wait to see it all come to life. The detailing of the loco is fantastic and the buildings look just right.
Please keep us all posted.
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:06 pm

Few more photos, I wont do any more to the building now until it's installed.

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Postby Trevor Coburn » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:17 am

A few days in the UK has let me get some paint on the L B & CC Tramway No.3 . Not sure that LNWR Blackberry Black really suits....but there tiz...

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Postby MT Hopper » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:32 pm

The locomotive looks good. Where did you find the shack? Nova Scotia ?

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Postby Trevor Coburn » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:35 pm

Hi Will,

The shack is (well was last September) beside the Woods Harbour Terminal on Prince Edward Island. One of many structures that we took photos of.

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