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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2015, 09:27:53 pm »
Looking for ideas about street names, etc.

Biography of Chris Green on Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Green_(railway_manager)


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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2015, 09:46:20 pm »
Looking for ideas about street names, etc.


How about:
Western Way (The principal route, of course)
Duff Road,
Bash Street (the school there is nationally famous)
Hoover Lane (the one with the scrap metal yard of course  :))
Gricer's Walk (the road which runs past the MPD)
Letsbe Avenue (where the police station is located)
Peak Hill
Grippers Approach
River Tadpole

I'm sure I could think of more, given time.
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2015, 07:50:18 am »
Thanks chaps.  I haven't thought that far ahead yet, but appreciate the enthusiasm.  :)  Will certainly come back to these ideas in a few months, or years!!!  :D

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2015, 08:21:07 am »
Shame it's not an Australian layout. You could call it Bringamugalong  ;D ;)
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2015, 08:28:30 am »
Shame it's not an Australian layout. You could call it Bringamugalong  ;D ;)

 :bounce:  Bealman, that's a corker! :laugh:
 :hmmm: After mentioning 'that hat' maybe I shouldn't mention 'corks'! ;)
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2015, 12:43:48 pm »
Looking for ideas about street names, etc.

Biography of Chris Green on Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Green_(railway_manager)


I found his full name by accessing Who's Who online at work:

Christopher Edward Wastie Green; [son of] James Wastie Green and Margarita Mensing; [married] 1966, Waltraud Mitzie Petzold.
His Who's Who entry lists many past and present directorships as well as his managerial roles within the railway industry (too long to list here)



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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2015, 06:52:14 am »
I remember the NSE Era very well and also agree that Chris Green was a superb manager. I hope your new layout will be all that you wish it to be, Tank, and look forward to the photos. as it develops.
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« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2015, 07:08:04 am »
One fact not widely known about Chris Green (but confirmed by him in Rail magazine) is that he went to university in Oxford in the 1960s (or early 1970s) and used to travel to London a lot. His train was often Western hauled and, like most who knew them, he came to love the Class  :claphappy:. If that doesn't confirm him as a GREAT manager I don't know what would.
When he moved to Virgin Trains on privatisation it was he who was the driving force behind using many of the Western names for the Virgin Voyager DMUs.
Virgin Warrior, Virgin Queen etc.
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2015, 02:57:17 pm »
After nearly 6 months I've taken FINALLY found the time to do the next step.  I bought some sheets of 10mm polystyrene, and cut them to width on my bandsaw.  Next, glued them into place and then the platform edges and ramps.

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The glue I used was Gorilla Glue.  Great for polystyrene, but it foams a lot!  So, I'll be spending some time cutting and removing some of this. ::) :)

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2015, 03:00:28 pm »
Very good to see some progress, Tank. I hope to complete my station platforms, next month, too.

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2015, 11:10:55 am »
Thanks Chris.  Good luck with yours.  :)  Someone suggested that I'm building my layout incorrectly, as I should lay the track first.   ???  I can't see that it matters.  After all, the railways are capable of laying track after the infrastructure has been built.....

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2015, 11:26:21 am »
Thanks, Chris. I am very much looking forward to spending all of January railway modelling. As long as you, first, have an outside crank Class 08 on your (temporary) track testing train you should be OK with laying your platforms before permanently fixing down the track. Otherwise you may find you're suffering from the infamous Somersaulting Shunter Syndrome! 8-)

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2015, 12:46:39 pm »
Otherwise you may find you're suffering from the infamous Somersaulting Shunter Syndrome! 8-)
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: :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost: Thats genius Chris!

Thanks Chris.  Good luck with yours.  :)  Someone suggested that I'm building my layout incorrectly, as I should lay the track first.   ???  I can't see that it matters.  After all, the railways are capable of laying track after the infrastructure has been built.....

I'd say its usually cheaper to lay track first as it doesn't quite involve digging cuttings into pre-made scenery although a friend of mine really does do that!   I'm laying platforms first (with temporary track to test clearances) for my station before the final track gets laid to prevent any damage to the track. Sadly means running of trains will be slightly delayed >:(

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2015, 01:02:33 pm »
Took a look at that photo in what was probably the middle of your night, and thought you were laying floorboards.

I can see the platform edges after your explanation.

Sorry! George  :D
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2015, 01:41:06 pm »
As long as you, first, have an outside crank Class 08 on your (temporary) track testing train...

Yes, I have a fleet of 8 of them on standby (my favourite loco's)!  :D

Took a look at that photo in what was probably the middle of your night, and thought you were laying floorboards.

I'll take that as a compliment that they're straight!  LOL

 

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