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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2016, 01:36:13 pm »
Oops, posted one part of the flyer and not the other. This post should contain the track plan.....

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2016, 09:15:29 am »
That is a seriously impressive and expensive layout.

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2016, 10:26:00 am »
It has taken Steve about eighteen years to construct, virtually single handed, after he sold 'Lynford Junction'. Dave and I will be part of the operating team when it is exhibited, and will be supplying some of the stock.
The terminus is, almost, Norwich Thorpe (in general terms, not a copy); the goods yard includes a transit shed based on Shoreditch; it is a layout for effect and 'watch the trains go by' rather than rivet counting, but the actual modelling of features is to a very high standard. The overall operating plan is to go from the lower terminus/goods yard/ harbour to the middle level circuit, then the upper circuit, them return via one of two triangles back to the lower level. A fiddle yard/carriage sidings/goods reception roads holds spare trains; and locos can be changed on the upper level before returning to the lower levels. Watching four trains simultaneously on the middle levels is quite something!
Dave is in the process of writing an article for the model press, and it will no doubt feature in the 'Journal' in time.
BTW, it is analogue; Steve is an electronics engineer by trade, and has wired it up purely dc. There is LED feedback to show point orientation.
Martyn
« Last Edit: October 05, 2016, 10:28:23 am by martyn, Reason: Extra info »

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2016, 08:56:45 pm »
 A few photos of James St from the Southend show

Reception/ departure freight yard



Steam and diesel depot




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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2016, 08:59:49 pm »
Thanks for these two excellent photos. Is that a SR design main line diesel in black livery at the very back? If so, a close-up and some info. would be very much appreciated.

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2016, 09:02:05 pm »

  Freight yard and warehouses




Goods depot




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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2016, 09:11:35 pm »
Main terminus and goods depot



 Mainline station on four track circuit



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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2016, 09:20:13 pm »
Dock and quay side



Sorry about the picture quality on this one.
I hope to have time at the forth coming Romford show to update the photos on the recently sceniced sections.

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2016, 09:38:39 pm »
Thanks for the pictures, Stuart. We will have to get a new website..........
In the dock scene, Steve is currently building some travelling dockside cranes (to run on the crane rails) cranes, and I have completed a 'Shell Welder' tanker, and am in the process of converting a second one to a general cargo ship. The ship in the background is actually 1;350 scale, but it doesn't look out of place; the 'new' ships are 1:130, and we will see if they overpower the harbour at the next exhibition. Steve and I have been discussing this as the under scale things seem to give depth to the area, whereas the near scale ones may be overpowering (even small ships are big things!).
Chris in Prague- I don't think it is a Southern diesel-but don't tempt Dave, he may come up with one yet.....
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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2016, 09:45:33 pm »
If memory serves me correctly the black diesel behind the deltic is 10001, but i maybe wrong, Dave or Steve needs to answer that one, i can certainly say its a kit but who or what i have no idea. Sorry i have no further photos of the loco, as per Martyn and Dave i am just an operator at exhibitions.

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2016, 11:26:00 pm »
Thanks for the pictures, Stuart. We will have to get a new website..........
In the dock scene, Steve is currently building some travelling dockside cranes (to run on the crane rails) cranes, and I have completed a 'Shell Welder' tanker, and am in the process of converting a second one to a general cargo ship. The ship in the background is actually 1;350 scale, but it doesn't look out of place; the 'new' ships are 1:130, and we will see if they overpower the harbour at the next exhibition. Steve and I have been discussing this as the under scale things seem to give depth to the area, whereas the near scale ones may be overpowering (even small ships are big things!).
Chris in Prague- I don't think it is a Southern diesel-but don't tempt Dave, he may come up with one yet.....
Martyn

Hi Martyn, Stuart and Dave (sorry not sure who's who),

Wonderful stuff. One of those layouts where I either think 'what an inspiration' or 'sod it, I'm giving up'.

Looking forward to your ships. I've got 2 train ferries but am concentrating on a larger passenger ferry and finding not only the work but the scale very difficult to get right anyway let alone visually.

Good luck with the new ships. What and where did you get them from if you don't mind me asking? We're in a terrible scale range to find stuff.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2016, 12:20:43 am »

Thanks for these two excellent photos. Is that a SR design main line diesel in black livery at the very back? If so, a close-up and some info. would be very much appreciated.

If memory serves me correctly the black diesel behind the deltic is 10001


Definitely one of the LMS Twins 10000/10001 behind Deltic...
I would guess the Knightwing kit...

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2016, 03:30:40 pm »
Weave;
I got the 'Shell Welder' kits from a dealer in British Columbia via Ebay. Not cheap, but they arrived about two weeks later. They are available from a number of dealers on Ebay: many seem to be Eastern European. Be aware that the moulds are now worn, I think, and the basic kit has numerous flash, injection and ejector defects to some mouldings. I finished off details like ventilators and anchors with metal castings from specialist boat modelling  companies. I also used etched details (mainly the railings) and transfers from Atlantic models. You are also quite correct that finding marine kits at or near 1;150 are rare unless you model sailing ships or submarines! Also, as I said, even though the 'Shell Welder' was a relatively small ship, it is big when a model is placed on a layout.
Steve also owns a converted Humbrol/Heller Basque trawler which was converted to a cargo ship, but it needs a drydock soon! I did get an article about it published in 'Modeller' a few years ago.
I also found a passenger vessel at 1;150, but it is big;
https://www.emodels.co.uk/meng-model-1-150-the-crossing-001-plastic-model-boat.html
and this is only, once again, a smallish river passenger ship. I declined that one.....the 'Shell Welder' hull scales out at about 190', very approx.
The 1;350 cargo ship is a Revell 'Hawaiian Pilot' which gets released every few years. I built it for nostalgia....I first went to sea on similar ships.
Steve owns the layout; Dave, Stuart and myself are operators; Dave and I supply some stock; Stuart is our photographer, and hopefully webmaster to be; and Dave is writing an article or two about it for future publication.
PLD;
You are quite correct, the black loco is one of the LMS twins.
If you go to this link before the end of October, you can get a few more photos; note that these are 20 months old, and Steve has done a lot more work to it since;
http://suffolkandnorthessexareagroup.onesuffolk.net/imagegallery/james-street/?stage=Live

HTH
Martyn
« Last Edit: October 13, 2016, 03:43:46 pm by martyn, Reason: extra info »

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2016, 01:36:30 am »
Hi Martyn,

Thank you for the passenger vessel link. Looks interesting and after potentially too much wine have gone for it.

Am getting frustrated with my attempts on my passenger ferry, which is twice as long, and am building an extension to my Port Regleun II layout to accommodate it but will wait to see what this one's like and if I need/how I make it look like it's in the sea (think the hull in one bit but not sure).

You mentioned nostalgia and I noticed that they had a 1/200 model of HMS Rodney who my great uncle served on in, amongst others, the Bismarck chase. Bit too pricey but maybe another time in his memory. Lovely man.

Thanks again for the link,

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2016, 02:34:17 am »
One seriously cool layout. Must take a small army to put up and pull down at exhibitions!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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