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Author Topic: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)  (Read 139351 times)

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2015, 08:02:38 pm »
Thanks for the kind comment all I have to do is figure out how to add photo's  ???

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2015, 08:06:55 pm »
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how did you manage to get the picture displayed like that?

As I can't use the insert media image icon from your album I had to insert the hard code image id which you can see below your image in the album "smg id" or by clicking the details tag at the bottom right of the picture as it is displayed in your album.

If you do it this way you insert the code, just the code, no tags [smg id=xxxx] where xxxx is the image id number.  It is much quicker to use the insert image icon when you reply to a post.  When you reply to a post a window opens with lots of icons including the various "smileys", insert media image is in the second row of icons, second from the left, a blue square overlapped by a black/orange sunset type image.  It should default to your image location folder, scroll down to "Browse", find the image and click submit, job done.  It is also possible to do mass upload if you have more than one picture, click the mass upload tag instead of just upload.

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2015, 08:21:35 pm »

Well it this works we might see a picture of the goods warehouse on Foster Street

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2015, 08:24:17 pm »
Well done Paul, you've cracked it and a great pic as well.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2015, 08:32:33 pm »
Just to really confuse you  ;) I  always post mine the hard way that Caz describes, by typing in the code then copying and pasting, but changing the picture smg id code. For example,

smg id=21424 type=preview align=center width=400 (with square brackets around it)

will post a picture of my cement wagons:

but, judging by your excellent picture in your post above, you have indeed cracked it. Keep 'em coming please!  :thumbsup:

George
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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2015, 10:26:31 pm »
I think I'm getting use to this site a little bit more now, so hopefully tomorrow when I get home from work I might be able to post a little bit more about my layout and its stock?

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2015, 10:51:04 pm »
Cool! Looking forward to it!   :beers:
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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2015, 11:16:45 am »
Judging by the first pic, I can't wait to see the rest of the layout!

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2015, 10:08:01 pm »
Well time to expand a little on my layout Foster Street, I can almost hear the groans from here. It all started with a big bang! No seriously it did, prior to building Foster Street I had a permanent layout installed in the spare room, which although nowhere near completed did have a very detailed section  almost underneath the loft access hatch.

Yes you have guess it, I was in the loft, and managed to fall through the open hatch, into the bedroom below, now our house has eleven foot ceilings and falling from this height could be really serious or even fatal. This is where my inherent luck came to rescue and my fall was broken by the layout, the was one hell of a bang and then the world went black.

So after recovering my consciousness, and surveying the damage I decided that a smaller, perhaps portable layout that I could move to safety would be the order of the day, and so Foster Street was born. Being a trend setter I also decided to use cutting edge technology and use, plywood baseboards, yes I know I'm a pioneer, after all I always say its better to be a leader, than a follower.
After a little planning I came up with a design that I was happy with, that captured at least to me the essence of a typical cramped station, somewhere in the northwest on the outskirts of your typical northern town somewhere in the glory days of railways before those dark days that brought the creation of British Railways........



What I needed was a way of capturing that, ordinary, rundown, wet and miserable look (its like I'm describing me) so typical of many towns on the outskirts of the northwest heartland.


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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2015, 10:18:35 pm »
I really like the backscene of those distant rooftops. May I ask it's source, please?
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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2015, 10:28:48 pm »
I really like the backscene of those distant rooftops. May I ask it's source, please?

Bealman

Ask as many questions as you like, I'm glad you like the backscene, I'm afraid its all had painted by me, in an attempt to capture that wet and overcast look so common up here.

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2015, 10:30:43 pm »
A really nice job - more pictures please!

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2015, 10:41:18 pm »
Well mate, it's brilliant. Next time you're out this way could call by and do mine, please?  ;)
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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2015, 10:47:48 pm »
Well mate, it's brilliant. Next time you're out this way could call by and do mine, please?  ;)
Not a problem, but there is no secret to the way I do it, and I tend to use household emulsion paint, but never let your other half see you do it, they tend to think you want to decorate or something  :D

If you want I will see it I can did out so in progress pictures so I can show you how I do it?

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2015, 10:50:56 pm »
A really nice job - more pictures please!

Regards,

Alex

Alex you want more pictures? you must be mad, here are a couple of the more rural end of the layout





 

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