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Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« on: March 31, 2018, 07:50:26 am »
I have been modelling Hereford's railways in N for a number of years. The vicarage loft has provided excellent space to do this. This has resulted in a growing interest in the North West Route through the Welsh Marches. Thus first blog post in  this thread relates to some of the websites I have visited while exploring the potential of the area around Hereford for modelling:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2013/12/25/herefordshire-railways

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Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 07:51:03 am »
This is the first in a series of posts about the layout that I have been developing in the Vicarage loft over the past few years. The layout includes Barrscourt Station in Hereford, and the MPD in the Barton area of Hereford.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/n-gauge-loft-layout-hereford-1

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Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 07:51:31 am »
This is next post in a series about a layout representing Hereford in the UK:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/n-gauge-loft-layout-hereford-2

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Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 07:55:23 am »
The post below highlights the need to get good photographs before modelling a real location. In order to get a really good impression of the station at Hereford, I visited a few times and also managed to get others to take some photos for me. The station building is listed and is a significant, unique and easily recognised structure.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/n-gauge-loft-layout-hereford-3

This next post provides a few local photos and a link to an album of relevant photos that I have created on Flickr.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/n-gauge-loft-layout-hereford-4

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Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2018, 09:00:19 am »
This looks to be a bit of a challenge with all those support beams in the loft   :)   Looking forward to seeing this develop.

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Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2018, 10:35:20 am »
Looking forward to seeing this progress
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2018, 10:55:23 am »
This looks like a very good project.  Perhaps I could use Hereford as the destination for some of the trains on the Aylesbury and Worcester Railway.
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Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 11:15:59 am »
Yes, Laurence. Trains to Hereford from Worcester were a regular part of the life of the network :)!

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Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2018, 11:26:37 am »
Any chance of posting directly on the forum?
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Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2018, 12:09:40 pm »
Any chance of posting directly on the forum?
Please post direct to the forum it will make life easier to follow your work, it looks like it will be worth following.
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Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2018, 12:43:54 pm »
This looks to be a bit of a challenge with all those support beams in the loft   :)   Looking forward to seeing this develop.

Hi Caz,
I was able to use the roof supports to hold cross-members which support the layout. They turned out to be really useful.
Roger

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Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2018, 12:56:20 pm »
Hi.

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It looks as though, being new to the forum, I have contravened a forum rule, please accept my apologies if this is the case.

I have re-read the rules on the welcome page and cannot find anything that suggests I should not post links to my own personal blog. I understand that I cannot infringe copyright. If I have missed something, please accept my apologies, if not, perhaps the rules need to be a little clearer. :)

Kind regards

Roger
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Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2018, 01:05:48 pm »
I was planning to highlight a series of links to good background material in relation to the model I have been building, I am not now sure whether this is permitted.  Part of constructing a layout is being able to image yourself into the location, whether that is a real location or an imaginary one. I found these links really helpful in that process and they helped me to develop a sense of place. Not everything is modelled and often what is not seen in the model is as important as what is seen.

Examples of these links are:

http://oldherefordpics.blogspot.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-Hereford-Pics/42752762059

https://www.facebook.com/OldHerefordRailwayPhotographs
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Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2018, 05:21:05 pm »
I covered the whole area close to the railway with photographs, in addition to those on flickr, I took a series close to the railway which can be found on the following link at google photos:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nr28FpXnr0fJb8mE2

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Re: Hereford in N Gauge in the Loft
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2018, 12:58:36 pm »
At the north end of the platform on Barrscourt Station in Hereford there was a signal box which controlled all the movements between the goods sidings and the North end of the station. I created the drawings for this on 'Paint'.

I was planning to post files here but I am struggling to do so on my mobile. I'll post them in due course.

« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 03:31:06 pm by rogerfarnworth »

 

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