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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #810 on: May 19, 2018, 08:30:14 pm »
Thank you for these super photographs, Roger.

With regard to a move to the west, due to attractive taper-boiler engines, you would probably then see a 'D16/3' or similar and want to move back east!

More seriously, the wonderful built environment of Wrenton shouts "East of Ermine Street!" to me.

The answer, I venture to suggest, is - Rule 2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #811 on: May 19, 2018, 08:59:35 pm »
Gresley never did design a decent whistle anyway :P ;)

I'm beginning to wonder if there would be a market for a calendar composed of your photos, Roger, although I can't see you doing a winter scene just for one or two pics. The clean up would be a swine, methinks.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #812 on: May 20, 2018, 12:12:23 am »
Although I have an Eastern region bias myself,I do like a nice Jube. On Hawes Junction,(Warley MRC's new layout),I plan to to have Jubilees and A3's running together,I believe the Thames Clyde Express was often A3 hauled.                 As usual ,photo's look superb.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #813 on: May 20, 2018, 10:42:54 pm »
The clean up would be a swine, methinks.

Not to mention sweeping all those leaves off the track after the autumn shots.

I'm very much in the school of 'my railway, I'll run what I like.' I did think it would be good to have a selection of stock from all regions so that I could set up themed photos. And then I worked out how much it would cost to buy all those locos and changed my mind! But it would be nice to see a Castle passing through Wrenton...

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #814 on: May 21, 2018, 01:00:54 am »
Although I have an Eastern region bias myself,I do like a nice Jube. On Hawes Junction,(Warley MRC's new layout),I plan to to have Jubilees and A3's running together,I believe the Thames Clyde Express was often A3 hauled.                 As usual ,photo's look superb.
I understand this was a relatively short-lived phenomenon, in the late 1950s & early 1960s (1962 at the latest).

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #815 on: May 21, 2018, 07:16:14 am »
Yep , that's the period we'll be  modelling, Jubes ,Scots,Black 5's,9F's,8F's (when they are available),and some tank engines,oh and some diesels,all depending who's got what.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #816 on: May 24, 2018, 02:43:31 pm »
I managed to find time to do a bit more work on the point rodding yesterday, and have done some minor tweaks with ballast and paint today. Photo to come soon, I hope. Iíve also started thinking about the routing of the rodding around the three crossovers near the signal box. I took a photo of the area from above so that I could draw various options onto it. And that gave me the idea of doing a Ďsatellite viewí of the whole layout. What follows is assembled from five handheld shots, me standing on a chair holding the camera as square on as possible given that I could hardly see its display! Photoshop has had a go at combining the shots so here is Wrenton from the air.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #817 on: May 24, 2018, 02:53:08 pm »
Thatís very interesting Roger.
Itís great to see your absolutely marvellous layout from above. It shows the gentle curves of not only the track but also the street to great effect.
Thank you, it really is a superb layout which is very pleasing on the eye.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #818 on: May 24, 2018, 03:14:26 pm »
Brilliant - thank you!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #819 on: May 24, 2018, 03:51:59 pm »
I think I must have odd eyesight as the scenic section being 2ft 6in wide looks right but the 'length' does not look like the 9ft 6in :confused2:
Great to see an aerial view of the layout, though.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #820 on: May 24, 2018, 08:23:02 pm »
Dimensions, like time, are relative, as I'm sure the Doctor will confirm.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #821 on: May 24, 2018, 08:47:04 pm »
Thatís very interesting Roger.
Itís great to see your absolutely marvellous layout from above. It shows the gentle curves of not only the track but also the street to great effect.
Thank you, it really is a superb layout which is very pleasing on the eye.
Martin

Couldn't hope to find a better way of expressing my thoughts so...

... seconded!

Best wishes.

John

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #822 on: May 25, 2018, 09:29:57 am »
Thatís very interesting Roger.
Itís great to see your absolutely marvellous layout from above. It shows the gentle curves of not only the track but also the street to great effect.
Thank you, it really is a superb layout which is very pleasing on the eye.
Martin

Couldn't hope to find a better way of expressing my thoughts so...

... seconded!

Best wishes.

John

Thirded! Stunning scenic work indeed.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #823 on: May 25, 2018, 08:55:42 pm »
Fourthed :thumbsup:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #824 on: May 29, 2018, 03:20:07 pm »
I still haven't found time to photograph phase two of the point rodding, though I did make about 70 rodding stools yesterday ready for phase three! In the meantime here's a couple more pics of Eire.




 

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