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Author Topic: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!  (Read 1149 times)

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Offline Masher69

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2017, 06:21:50 pm »
Got round to making a start on finalising plans etc for the station buildings. Couldn't work out how to build up the bay window as it was so have compromised a bit along with some compromising with the windows. Some tweaking of the plans required before building. Also some changes to be made to the platforms. If I decide to take the surfaces off I may take some of the advice re having some foundations so it sits in rather than on the platform. Here is the mock up sat alongside the station masters house:





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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2017, 01:17:49 pm »
I have eventually finalised the plans for the station and building should start shortly. In a previous post I indicated that I had built some Metcalfe kits but to me personally they seemed to be a bit overscale compared with other kits but I would use the goods shed as it was similar to the one at Coldstream at least until I had got round to scratch building one. However on my visit to the Newcastle exhibition I saw a shed on the n gauge Newlingham layout by Neil Walker which looked more in scale to the other buildings to go on my layout. I initially thought that it was scratch built but he informed me that it was from the old Hornby Lyddle End.

I managed to track one down on eBay and it arrived in the post today and I feel that it does fit in better. Some photos including one showing the two sheds side by side.







Not trying to denigrate the Metcalfe kits as I think the detailing is quite good and many use them but this is just how I have found them.

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2017, 02:54:50 pm »
I believe Metcalfe buildings are claimed to technically to 1:150 so slightly undersize for UK N at 1:148 although I have often wondered this myself.

I know Hornby Scaledale and Farish Scenecraft are slightly more under scale, speculation being that as you can fit more on the layout, you'll buy more!

either way, looks good.

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2017, 07:23:55 pm »
Thank you Black Sheep. When trying to get a gauge of scale i got the GF Oakworth station. After that started to build some Metcalfe kits and they seemed to dwarf the GF. It is probably this that has stuck in the mind.

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #49 on: November 16, 2017, 07:29:42 pm »
Hmmm....I think the Metcalfe kits vary a bit and certainly the goods shed seems a bit big (although I have one myself and it looks fine to me).
That Lyddle End one looks good though.
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