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Author Topic: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days  (Read 2621 times)

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Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« on: September 17, 2016, 08:39:56 am »
Gotham and Costick station will be the main focus for representing my heritage collection of steam and green diesels, during the 1948-69 period.

It'll feature locos with the theme of G-- C-- (my initials),
locos depicting connections to where I've lived and to my relatives,
and ex-Great Central Rly prototypes,

although my specific numbered examples might not have actually visited the GC line.

The station board was my first exercise in branching out into my design of modules for Kato Unitrack and is being repurposed into a (very) vague representation of Rushcliffe Halt, minus the sidings
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=16430.msg162865#msg162865





It'll share modules with my main Kato Unitrack-based layout, Southgrove http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;sa=topics;u=2573


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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2016, 02:18:58 pm »
The GC is currently being well catered for by both Dapol and Farish:

Dapol's 2S-011-003 60103 Flying Scotsman in express blue, or its train pack 2S-011-004 in early crest green ; allocated to Leicester 4 June 1950-15 November 1953 (source: brdatabase.info)

Farish 371-880 2-car 108 DMU, green with small yellow panels, destinations Nottingham/Rugby ;

Farish 372-519 46122 Scot "Royal Ulster Rifleman" in heavily weathered late crest BR green, allocated to Annesley, 15 December 1962-17 October 1964 (source: brdatabase.info)

The most appealing has to be 60103 Flying Scotsman in express blue ...


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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2016, 02:37:27 pm »

Farish 372-519 46122 Scot "Royal Ulster Rifleman" in heavily weathered late crest BR green, allocated to Annesley, 15 December 1962-17 October 1964 (source: brdatabase.info)



The Farish 372-579 46122 was described in the 2013/14 catalogue as being heavily weathered but, to my mind, was nothing of the sort. Note also reference number.See what you think.................






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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2016, 04:16:39 pm »
Does look as if it's just had a quick blow over with matt varnish, Mick.

At around 127 smackers you'da thought they could have done a better job.  :(

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2016, 06:39:25 am »
I think, LIGHTLY weathered would be a more accurate description. (Not that I don't prefer lightly weathered to heavily weathered locos.)

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 09:42:51 pm »
No work's been done on the modules but I'm working on the specific eras that I'll run my collection based on my preferences:

1. Early post-nationalisation period - LNER teaks predominate, but with new-fangled crimson and cream emerging. Early crest BR, maybe with A3s in short-lived express blue?

2. 1957-58 - Last years of full Eastern Region operation, reversion to regional liveries for carriages, entry of service of Neasden-allocated Standard 5MTs, etc.

3. Rundown by London Midland Region early-mid 60s - weathered Jubilees, etc., class 27s increasingly used on passenger and freight
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017, 10:23:22 pm »
That sounds very interesting with an attractive range of train and liveries. I look forward to seeing some pictures of the different period running sessions.

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2017, 01:01:42 pm »
This morning I made a dedicated box to store the station. At least I can now fit fences, shelters and a footbridge and still safely store the whole assembly.



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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2017, 03:10:50 pm »
Aha. This may be the missing 'fourth' I asked about in your other post.

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2017, 05:04:39 pm »
After completing two urban scenes on Southgrove, my next project for completion is the station.



This'll take several weeks as I'll need to scratchbuild station buildings (based on Rushcliffe Halt in BR days) as well as completing and painting the station approach and road.
I measured my Kestrel footbridge (currently in bits) and found I'll need to extend it so will source a new kit and incorporate bits and pieces from my damaged version into the finished article.



The Kato Unitrack had started ungluing from the plastic base so I took it all up (with no damage) because it was easier to paint the platform sides and drains whilst no track was in place.
BTW for these photos, the track hasn't been glued back down.

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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2017, 05:54:49 pm »
Work's progressing on the individual modules, including putting up loads of Ratio diagonally-slatted fencing (the GCR used that style), creating a car park and yard, and base for the Scenecraft signal box.



Due to its fragility, especially the end roof finials, I won't permanently attach the 'box to the board.



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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2017, 05:33:46 pm »
This morning I set up the internal roadway for this layout (NB station module and track omitted for clarity) :

Note - the supermarket and offices look completely out of place in a rural setting!



I'm now creating a pair of more suitable rural-style modules - eventually settled on two paddocks. They've used up much of my surplus fencing, the Woodland Scenics' (the darker green version) and Gaugemaster/Noch's grass matting, both lots are now down to the last few scraps in my scenics box.



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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2017, 09:55:28 am »
Completed - for now - both paddocks.



I'm not ruling out adding animals, also storesheds based on older derelict vehicles in the future.
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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2017, 08:16:28 pm »
Having assessed my outstanding construction work, I'm resuming work on this station module because this is most likely to be completed sooner.
This'll serve as Southgrove's temporary station which will feature heritage steam and diesel operation.

Work's started on lengthening the footbridge (Kestrel) using parts from an unmade kit, the green bridge sections were cannibalised from my earlier damaged version.



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Re: Gotham and Costick - GCR London Extension in BR days
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2017, 08:22:39 pm »
Thanks for the update. I hope all will go well with this footbridge.

 

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