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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #60 on: March 23, 2013, 02:41:22 am »
I started a thread a week or two ago about 'atmosphere' and layouts in magazines that have inspired me. I've just taken a look at Cridmore for the first time, and mate, your little layout HAS atmosphere!! Your photos are great, and each little scene is like a piece in itself. That you have managed to achieve this in such a small space is amazing. Yeah, sure, it's chock full of locos and stock, but that doesn't matter - it's your layout. But, as I say, it has character and atmosphere.... something that a lot of layouts don't have and is difficult to achieve. You have.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2013, 08:03:00 pm »
I started a thread a week or two ago about 'atmosphere' and layouts in magazines that have inspired me. I've just taken a look at Cridmore for the first time, and mate, your little layout HAS atmosphere!! Your photos are great, and each little scene is like a piece in itself. That you have managed to achieve this in such a small space is amazing. Yeah, sure, it's chock full of locos and stock, but that doesn't matter - it's your layout. But, as I say, it has character and atmosphere.... something that a lot of layouts don't have and is difficult to achieve. You have.  :thumbsup:
Thankyou, Its very kind of you to say so, I'm glad you like the layout. :thankyousign:
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« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2013, 10:01:19 pm »
Stu, I've just had a look at your boxfile layout for the first time, also. Man, you are a genius. I have posted a question for you on the thread. Plus, you have given me an idea for a little running in track while my big layout is being restored. May as well scenic it!
Cheers, George.  :beers:
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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #63 on: March 25, 2013, 10:35:27 pm »
Stu, I've just had a look at your boxfile layout for the first time, also. Man, you are a genius. I have posted a question for you on the thread. Plus, you have given me an idea for a little running in track while my big layout is being restored. May as well scenic it!
Cheers, George.  :beers:
Thankyou! I have left a reply on the boxfile thread.  :beers:
cheers, Stu.

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #64 on: September 28, 2013, 09:46:20 am »
Really superb layout; somehow does not look cramped despite the amount of trackage and parked locomotives. (The BR accountants must be having nightmares about all those unproductive assets stabled there!)

One small point, the fencing in the corner needs to be completed otherwise those sheep will get onto the line and the depot drivers will be having mutton sandwiches for the next month! 8-)

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #65 on: October 29, 2013, 06:02:51 pm »
Just come across this - very tasty little layout  :thumbsup:

Any chance of a view from directly above at some point so planning addicts can appreciate the track plan?  Or maybe you have a plan?

Cheers   Jon   :)
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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #66 on: October 29, 2013, 08:30:18 pm »
Just come across this - very tasty little layout  :thumbsup:

Any chance of a view from directly above at some point so planning addicts can appreciate the track plan?  Or maybe you have a plan?

Cheers   Jon   :)
:thankyousign: Cheers, I don't have a track plan for it, I'll have to take some aerial photos for you!  ;)
cheers, Stu. :)

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #67 on: October 30, 2013, 05:58:45 pm »
Hi, as promised I've took a few aerial shots as best I could, as the layout is in the corner of an attic room & its a bit awkward to get trackplan shots of it.
Here's some with the depot building removed.


There is a short passing loop on the inside track behind the backscene that isn't visible in the photos.  Some more..



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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #68 on: October 30, 2013, 06:10:27 pm »
And some more general photos.


 
Class 47 611 'THAMES'


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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #69 on: October 30, 2013, 06:17:59 pm »
A few more photos, hope I'm not boring you all with them!  :-[


HST powers past the station


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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2013, 06:20:54 pm »
Last few!
47 615 'Caerphilly Castle' passes light engine.



Thats it for now,
cheers, Stu.  :)

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #71 on: October 30, 2013, 06:48:12 pm »
A few more photos, hope I'm not boring you all with them!  :-[
Definitely not. Very inspirational. Loving the range of early 80s BR blue diesels. The "bits and bobs" on and around the tracks (ground signals, cables, etc.) are really nice too.

Thank you for posting the pictures, NeMo

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #72 on: October 30, 2013, 07:08:07 pm »
Great photos - keep 'em coming!!!

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2013, 10:25:54 pm »
Wonderful weathering of locos

Very realalistic finish

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2013, 10:51:05 pm »
Brilliant  - thanks for aerial shots.  :thankyousign:

I think this is a good example of a layout that has a particular theme and delivers it really well.   It is probably just a bit complex for the "Suggested plans for beginners" thread - I would like to see if I can do a slightly simpler version as a design essay.....

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