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Title: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 06, 2018, 08:51:51 PM
Hi Everyone,

Well after a bit of an absence, i thought it time i started a new thread. I have been working on the revised version of Shrewford after the spare room in which it is housed has benefitted from being redecorated which was much needed, plus the baseboards strengthened after some slight warping.

The baseboard is 8 feet x 2 feet 8 inches.

The main feature is the station which has 7 Platforms, I have based this on the actual platform layout of Shrewsbury station, though the rest is a fictional representation of the area.

Platforms 1 & 2 are disused bay platforms. Platform 3 is mainly a north bound platform mainly used by services to Chester via Wrexham. Platforms 4, 5, 6 & 7 are the large island platform. Platform 4 is the main bi directional Platform, though in practice is mainly used by north bound services to Chester, Crewe, Manchester or Liverpool. Some Cambrian line services also reverse on this Platform. Platforms 5 & 6 are the bays, for services to/from the West midlands, the cambrian lines to Aberystwyth & Pwllheli & also the heart of wales line services to swansea. Platform 7, also bi directional, but mainly used by south bound services to the West Midlands, London, Cardiff & the south of england.

Being a secondary main line station, most services are Provincial operated (The old name for Regional Railways) tho there is roughly a 2 hour InterCity service to/from London Euston, with one in each direction going to/from Aberystwyth. The First Class & Buffet is detached at Shrewford for the journey to the coast & re attached in the opposite direction. Class 37/4's normally work this train forward from Shrewford. There are also extra summer saturdays loco hauled 'InterCity' services on the cambrian line including the 'Snowdonian' to Pwllheli.

The Welsh Marches line (provincial operated) between Cardiff & South wales and Crewe, Manchester, Liverpool & North Wales are mainly in the hands of loco hauled stock, so these range from Class 33's (as was in 1986) to 37's, 47's & even the occasional Class 50 can put in an appearance. The layout is based pre summer 1988 timetable so before the Class 155's were introduced. There is also the stopping DMU or Class 150/2 that operates between Shrewford & Cardiff that supplements this service as well as the local DMU service to Crewe.

The West midlands local services are DMU's & the 'New' Class 150 'Sprinter's, & the Cambrian line services apart from the loco hauled one's mentioned above are exclusively operated by Class 150 sprinters.   

I have also extended (with modellers licence) the London Paddington to Wolverhampton service through to Shrewford to run regular Class 50's & also, as an excuse to run a HST, the Liverpool to Plymouth Intercity 125 runs via Shrewford.
 
Freightwise the regular steel coil trains between Margam/Llanwern to Shotton/Dee Marsh or Ravenscraig pass through or change train crews at Shrewford. Also the weekly Stanlow to Aberystwyth petroleum train does the same. I'm yet to get a representation of the Bescot to Penyfordd cement tanks once something ideal becomes available.

There is a representation of Severn Bridge Signal box at the south end of the station, tho this is called 'Shrewford no 1' . The signalling on the station is all none working, & is of the colour light variety. Also the layout is simply DC operated, with isolated sections of track in the bay platforms & holding sidings to hold more that one loco or DMU. There is also track I can isolate in the through Platforms so as I can divide or join up units in the station.

At the south end rather than the massive junction at Shrewsbury, the tracks bend round to a tunnel mouth under where 'Shrewford Abbey stands. It is imagined the other end of this tunnel is the Junction for the lines to the West Midlands & on to South Wales (Shrewford south junction) ..in reality, it's the entrance to the storage roads.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/2657-060418202937-63892769.jpeg)
1st up is the revised plan of Shrewford

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/2657-060418202937-638922166.jpeg)
The track plan in place

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/2657-060418202938-639202029.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/2657-060418202938-63923277.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/2657-060418202938-639202475.jpeg)
& finally a drawing of mine dating back from 1999 of the first Central Trains liveried Class 158 at Shrewsbury that now hangs above Shrewford

Cheers for now :)
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Train Waiting on April 09, 2018, 08:32:46 AM
That looks a fantastic layout, Mark.  The signal box is a super feature.  Is it bi-directional running on both the Up and Down lines?

Excellent drawing as well.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on April 09, 2018, 09:31:29 AM
@Train Waiting (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=6222)
Here's a pic of the real monster, John

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/264-090418092949-63998512.jpeg)
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 09, 2018, 01:19:57 PM
That looks a fantastic layout, Mark.  The signal box is a super feature.  Is it bi-directional running on both the Up and Down lines?

Excellent drawing as well.

Best wishes.

John

Many thanks John  :thankyousign:,

Yes both lines will operate as bi directional if required, though in main practice Platform 7 is mainly for south bound services. Platform 4 while being mainly north bound has some London & Cambrian line services reverse there.

Hope this helps :)

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Train Waiting on April 09, 2018, 02:04:09 PM
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=6222[/url])
Here's a pic of the real monster, John



Many thanks, Mick.  Just think what the locking must be like!

I expect that there are a lot of white levers nowadays...

Thanks again.

John
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 05, 2018, 08:04:07 PM
Hi Everyone,
 
Over the last week or so I've managed to get the platforms constructed. I've always used the metcalf one's as they're solid once done, tho this pack I've not been too impressed with the adesive flagstone platform edging which has been lifting since it's been added on, so will have to glue it down in places.
 
Now all the main work is out the way such as the track plan, track pinned down & platforms are now done, I can start work on the platform canopies.

Here is how it looks as of today...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/2657-050518195926-64990989.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/2657-050518195926-649882110.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/2657-050518195925-649882056.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/2657-050518195925-649861615.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/2657-050518195925-64986874.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/2657-050518195925-64983804.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/2657-050518195924-649831124.jpeg)

Still lots to do before proper train running can commence ha!

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on May 05, 2018, 08:41:18 PM
Very neat trackwork in pic 2, Mark.
I only get brickbats if I mention track being close to the edge so I'm saying nowt :zippedmouth:
If the station canopies and what lies beneath are anything like your previous version we're in for a treat.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 05, 2018, 09:30:56 PM
Very neat trackwork in pic 2, Mark.
I only get brickbats if I mention track being close to the edge so I'm saying nowt :zippedmouth:
If the station canopies and what lies beneath are anything like your previous version we're in for a treat.

Thanks Newportnobby,  :thankyousign:
As before there will be an edge next to the outermost track. The Train at platform 7 was just put there for illustration, I have tested the track but with very slow running. With the price of these trains now in no way would I leave the edge of the board unprotected in case of a would be derailment.

Many thanks regarding the remarks about the canopies. The CIS screens have been kept from before so pretty much what was seen before will reappear. The canopy over the north end of the platforms I'm going to try a more intricate design than before, so watch this space...

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 07, 2018, 10:12:51 PM
Hi everyone,

Well almost a month past since the last update, but slowly & surely I have been constructing the Platform canopies for the north end of the station. This time I've gone for a more complex design, similar to the ready made design available from Metcalf kits, but I wanted a bash at making my own out of thick card & clear plasticard.

The design I've gone for is similar to that of the real canopy that covers the real Shrewsbury station at its north end, albeit without the tapered slant towards the edges which would have been too difficult to achieve with these materials.. This was time consuming enough to construct but well worth the effort  :thumbsup:
Here are some pictures of how it looks so far....

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220253-661801494.jpeg)
Construction begins...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220252-661791653.jpeg)
I then mark out where I will attach each 'segment' of the new canopy roof with card

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220248-66161824.jpeg)
The first segment is glued into place

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220248-66161446.jpeg)
...Followed by more segments...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220249-66173151.jpeg)
until all segments are on & & the sides made from card & slaters canopy valance are glued on

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220250-661741297.jpeg)
& finally placed onto the layout, some adjustments need to be done to get them properly level

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220251-661741517.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220251-661762428.jpeg)
The canopy along Platform 3 is yet to be finished

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220251-66176983.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220252-66178754.jpeg)

Cheers for now
Mark


Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: scruff on June 07, 2018, 10:36:52 PM
Canopy looks excellent Mark.. Keep up the good work!

Cheers
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 07, 2018, 11:16:38 PM
Great looking canopies.

If you don't mind me asking what clear material did you use and what did you use to get the black lines on the canopy roof?

Hi Lindi,

Many thanks  :thumbsup:

I used clear styrene sheets, most model shops normally stock them, there are different thicknesses. I've always used these as you can make pretty much any shape & they are great for glazing.
I used thicker for the base of the canopy & thinner for the segments. The black lines I simply did with a fine Steadler permanent marker pen at every 5mm spaces to give the impression of separate panes of glass.

Hope this helps  :)

Canopy looks excellent Mark.. Keep up the good work!

Cheers
Mark

Thanks Mark  :thankyousign: Glad you like

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Innovationgame on June 08, 2018, 06:26:47 AM
Wow!  that's a lot of canopy.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Bealman on June 08, 2018, 07:13:02 AM
Fantastic job. Looks great!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: keithbythe sea on June 08, 2018, 07:41:06 AM
Excellent!!!
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: rhysapthomas on June 08, 2018, 08:43:02 AM
Looks very good and of course does not hide the trains when they are in the station
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on June 08, 2018, 09:00:28 AM
An impressive build :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on June 08, 2018, 09:46:03 AM
Canopies look great, Mark, and I can't wait for those atmospheric 'under the canopy' pics.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Caz on June 08, 2018, 07:35:56 PM
Impressed, very elegant.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: RailGooner on June 08, 2018, 09:59:48 PM
Beautiful. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 08, 2018, 10:03:23 PM
Hi Everyone,

Many thanks for the kind comments, glad you like it  :thankyousign:

I've completed Platform 3's canopy this evening so this is now in place on the layout. The next job after these is to add the final details to them & adjust the supports to make them completely level. I also need sort out the area around the station front, resurface it with slab effect card, & box in around the main station building.

I then want to get the ballasting done before adding the 'butterfly' style canopy's down the bay platforms..

Here are the pictures of Platform 3 canopy now pretty much complete...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-080618215536-66217783.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-080618215535-662152413.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-080618215535-66215207.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-080618215536-66217112.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: RailGooner on June 08, 2018, 10:12:41 PM
Newportnobby will be pleased with that last pic. :D
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 09, 2018, 12:26:07 AM
Finally a cheeky Selfie while testing out my new phone camera next to the work in progress station ha!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-090618002356-662191566.jpeg)

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on June 09, 2018, 08:26:50 AM
Newportnobby will be pleased with that last pic. :D

Yup, but wait until Mark has completed all the detailing under the canopy and you'll love 'em too ;D
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: RailGooner on June 09, 2018, 10:57:58 AM
Newportnobby will be pleased with that last pic. :D

Yup, but wait until Mark has completed all the detailing under the canopy and you'll love 'em too ;D

I already dooo love 'em! :heart2: :D
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: bluedepot on June 09, 2018, 02:36:36 PM
looks really good!

Tim
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 09, 2018, 08:49:22 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  Excellent modelling Mark   :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: mika on June 10, 2018, 10:20:03 AM
Hi Mark,

good to see you (quite literally :goggleeyes:) and Shrewford again.
That canopy design is amazing. Something I need to try for my next layout (if I ever find the time to build it...)
Looking forward to your next updates.

Cheers,
Michael
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on July 11, 2018, 09:12:03 PM
Hi Everyone,

thanks again for the kind comments. Time for an update, despite the spare room being too hot at the moment, I've managed to crack on with the station platform buildings. I wasn't happy with my previous efforts so decided to purchase the Metcalf Warehouse. I chose this because of it's victorian look & thought about hacking it up & creating my station Platform buildings.

The one on the island platform 4 & 7 is big enough to house staff accomodation, male & female toilets & the Buffet & bar. I didn't want too bigger building on the island Platform as it just hides the trains...as nice as buildings are. I wanted to keep much of this platform 'open' tho considering passengers needs in real life  ;)

The building along platform 3 is just a facia that attaches to the back of the main station frontage building. As this platform is lightly used passenger wise, it houses Staff messrooms aswell as the red star office & station managers office. The train announcers office is also located on this platform...

So here is how it is all looking so far...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205748-673361092.jpeg)
First up I hacked up the Metcalf factory into suitable sections

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205753-673741284.jpeg)
The island Platform building almost complete & ready to be glued together

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205748-673362181.jpeg)
& finally the almost complete facia on platform 3, this needs to be properly finished

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205748-67369230.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205749-673701473.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205749-673712475.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205750-67371904.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205753-673731112.jpeg)

Cheers for now  :beers:
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on July 11, 2018, 10:01:25 PM
Using the Metcalfe warehouse to build the station is a masterstroke and it looks the biz :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on July 11, 2018, 10:03:40 PM
a fine piece of miniature architecture may i say and looks inspirational and great
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on July 12, 2018, 10:28:13 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:   :greatwork: 
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on August 12, 2018, 01:16:59 AM
This looks splendid.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on August 15, 2018, 08:26:06 PM
Hi Everyone,

Many thanks again for the kind & inspirational comments, much appreciated  :thankyousign: :thumbsup:

Well as it's gone a bit cooler from that crazy heatwave, I've managed to have a bash at getting bits done to Shrewford. Mainly concentrating on the Red Star Parcels office & also the Railway bridge at the Chester end of the station. Instead of cutting through the board, as before, I've made an illusion as if the road dips to go under the railway, & putting a tin foil screen to create a mirror effect which was suggested by someone on the forum before..

Here are some pictures of the latest progress...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201428-681631764.jpeg)
First a look at the new Red Star Parcels office to the right of the main station building

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201429-681651597.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201428-681641351.jpeg)
I think the canopy at the front of the main building needs a bit of a dusting lol!  :worried:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201429-681652353.jpeg)
The I begin the screen for the Railway bridge

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201429-681672280.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201430-681672421.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201431-681701282.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201431-681692492.jpeg)
Now with the girders attached & how the Bridge looks from the street

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201427-681551008.jpeg)
& from the other side as an empty stock from London Euston departs platform 4

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201427-68161917.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201427-681611293.jpeg)

Still bits to do to completely finish off this area like adding street lamps & road signs...

 

Cheers for now  :beers:
Mark


Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Caz on August 15, 2018, 08:32:12 PM
That's looking really good Mark and the underpass works really well.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on August 15, 2018, 08:34:31 PM
That tinfoil thing is a very cunning plan!
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on August 31, 2018, 10:17:04 PM
Hi everyone,

Time for another update as the station progresses slowly.

I have now almost completed the retaining wall along the south end of the station & the white screen where the tracks supposedly span the river severn. This just needs finishing touches now. The next job will be ballasting before construction of the bay platform canopies & adding platform details.

This is the scene as of this evening..

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-310818221241-686231159.jpeg)
First up, looking north showing the retaining wall on the left hand side of the station

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-310818220647-68622909.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-310818220647-686201015.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-310818220645-686121929.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-310818220647-686202368.jpeg)

Still loads to do..

Cheers for now  :beers:,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on September 01, 2018, 09:09:17 AM
Great pics, Mark.
Time to get those spare sleepers in before ballasting! ;)
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: port perran on September 01, 2018, 09:20:21 AM
Looking good.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on September 01, 2018, 10:02:06 PM
Looking good.

:hellosign: seconded
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on October 27, 2018, 03:31:16 PM
Hi Everyone,

Finally time for a layout update. I have bit by bit over the weeks been working on the canopies for the bay platforms on the station, aswell as the signage & I've also ballasted the track...one of the most tedious parts of the build IMO.

So took some pictures of the progress this morning. I'm yet to finish the signage aswell as fit the Customer Information monitors.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018150202-705531607.jpeg)
construction of the bay platform canopies complete & being painted

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145522-70547206.jpeg)
Station signs & platform numbers printed out

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145540-70552121.jpeg)
I then create imitation lighting with the station name printed on the lamp, 1960's style when the canopies were supposedly built replacing the overall roof

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145523-705481193.jpeg)
I then had a brain wave & thought about the PA system, so thought about the retaining walls I purchased, the small round bits that hold the pieces together look a little bit like speakers  :P so as there's a fair few of them....I've chopped them up ha!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145525-70549370.jpeg)
These will then be glued underneath the canopies

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145515-705401402.jpeg)
So here are the canopies now constructed & on the staion

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145515-705401390.jpeg)
The view looking south & showing all the clutter from the build which I need to clear & concentrate on this end of the layout

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018152414-70554651.jpeg)
A look underneath the canopy showing the clocks & also the PA system speakers, though the announcer has a fair bit to say regarding the 13:25 DMU thats shown in Platform 6 on the Heart of wales service to Swansea!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145520-705451752.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145517-70542326.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145514-705392026.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145528-70551789.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145518-70543381.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145526-705502007.jpeg)

Still loads to do....

Cheers for now,
Mark  :)


Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on October 27, 2018, 04:08:48 PM
very realistic and like the tannoy system, station signs as well as the canopies

now for the BRUTE trollleys
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on October 27, 2018, 06:23:25 PM
That looks splendid!
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on October 27, 2018, 09:03:13 PM
Smashing pics, Mark. You just know I really like the platform level shots ;)
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on October 27, 2018, 10:26:29 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: Mant thanks for the updates Mark, looking superb  :thumbsup:
   regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: grumbeast on October 29, 2018, 06:48:43 PM
This looks wonderful, very evocative, thanks for more inspiration, maybe I should doubleside my layout and turn my staging area into a station :)
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on November 02, 2018, 10:13:33 PM
Hi Everyone,

First of all thankyou again for all the kind comments  :thankyousign:, glad you like the layout & that it's also giving some of you inspiration. Coming on this forum helps me get my mojo as working long shifts, modelling just goes out the window once I get home most the time, then I have to feel motivated when I get days off..

Still, i've been keeping at it, this time i've glued on the Customer Information monitors & also fitted the platform lamps (by Knightwing). The monitors were used on my old layout but have had a new coat of yellow paint as they were 'back in the day' on the midland region. I made these from tiny bits of plasticard, they are VERY fiddly to make, but worth the effort as it just brings the station to life.

I'm still unable to run trains properly along Platform 7 apart from very slowly as i'm yet to create a plasticard lip
alongside the baseboard just in case of any derailment, thats in my next 'to do' list!

So.....here are the latest pictures...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214625-71023515.jpeg)
The information TV Screens ready to be mounted under the station canopy

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214625-710232070.jpeg)
This shot showing the back of the 'Arrival' & 'departure' screens that passengers see when they reach the top of the stairs

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214626-710251102.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118220014-710322366.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214626-710291615.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214626-710252423.jpeg)
A zoomed in shot of Platform 4 with a waiting 2 car Class 150/1 Sprinter on a local to Crewe

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214626-710272154.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214627-710311975.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214626-710271038.jpeg)
Now a looking north from the south end of the station

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214625-71003501.jpeg)
A slightly blurred shot, but the platform lamss can be seen aswell as the signals which are none working scratch built one's using Knightwing traffic light heads...tho I might be looking to replace these with something a bit more accurate in the near future

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214625-71003138.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214627-710291326.jpeg)
& finally a zoomed in shot showing an unrefurbished Chester based Class 108 3 car set in Platform 6 on a Wolverhampton stopper.

Now to get the platforms populated & sort out what I'm going to do with the area behind Shrewford no1 Signalbox...watch this space!

Now for a glass of wine ha!

Cheers  :beers:
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Jimmy77 on November 02, 2018, 11:15:17 PM
Looking great, very atmospheric pictures!

Cheers,

Jimmy
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on November 03, 2018, 12:28:54 AM
How splendid! Where did you get the monitors?
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Snowwolflair on November 03, 2018, 04:47:12 AM
I would recommend a perspex lip to protect from falling off, mounted with bolts and rubber gasket so you can remove it when working on the layout.  Most glass cutters or sign makers will cut and drill perspex quite cheaply especially if its long narrow pieces which they will have as off-cuts. 

NB get them to drill the holes as they will do it without inducing cracks  :D
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on November 03, 2018, 09:03:39 AM
It's all these small details like the monitors and tannoy speakers that add so much realism to the look. Fabulous.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: bluedepot on November 03, 2018, 09:30:30 AM
nice job on your station joey


Tim
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: grumbeast on November 03, 2018, 07:17:37 PM
I love the awning clutter, it just moves the whole thing up to next level modelling
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on November 21, 2018, 02:11:16 PM
Hi Everyone,

as always thankyou for the great comments, its much appreciated  :thankyousign:

Just thought I'd post a few pictures from the other day when I gave the trains a bit of a run, tho I only run the trains slowly along Platform 7 as i'm yet to add the lip alongside the board just in case of any derailment. this will be the same as last time with strips of clear plasticard glued alongside, this has worked well in the past & on my next to do list after the signals are constructed.

I have also started work on the signals, starting off with the gantry for the north end of the station controlling moves out of platforms 3 & 4. These will be completely none working, I'm just happy with a good representation. Maybe in time i may go for electrifying them. I have purchased dummy CR Signals (3 aspect) for the signal heads as these are an excellent representation. I'm using painted pin heads to represent the bulbs & they look really good.

Here are some pictures...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135915-71677440.jpeg)
An overall view of the station showing a Class 25 at platform 3 on a parcels service that has terminated, waiting for the signal for shunting the stock to the sidings, while in the bay platforms a 2 car Class 150/1 Sprinter waits at platform 5 with an Aberystwyth service while a 4 car DMU waits at platform 6 with a Cardiff all stops via Hereford

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135927-716892122.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135915-716772352.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135920-716831546.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135929-716911690.jpeg)
Meanwhile a 3 car Class 150/1 in revised Sprinter livery has arrived at platform 7 with a chester to Birmingham New Street service

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135923-716851054.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135920-716831843.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135926-716872055.jpeg)
& finally the in progress gantry for the Chester end of the station

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135925-71687482.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Innovationgame on November 21, 2018, 06:21:07 PM
Lovely pictures, thank you.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: grumbeast on November 21, 2018, 07:17:05 PM
Thats looking really awesome, love the valley lines DMU with the dragon on the nose, I remember those growing up
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on November 21, 2018, 08:14:48 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  Looking absolutely awesome, thanks for sharing
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on November 22, 2018, 01:51:25 PM
Lovely pictures, thank you.

Thanks Lawrence, glad you like them  :thankyousign:

Thats looking really awesome, love the valley lines DMU with the dragon on the nose, I remember those growing up


Cheers Gumbeast  :thankyousign: I really would like a red dragon on the front of the 108 (& also my large logo Class 37) which was more prototypical, the white one is from the fox transfers Tren-Y-Cwm/Valley train sheet. If I can get my hands on a red one at some point, i'll also add the red 'V' down the front end


 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  Looking absolutely awesome, thanks for sharing
     regards Derek.

Many thanks Derek, glad you like it  :thumbsup:

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on December 21, 2018, 06:03:38 PM
Hi Everyone,
 
I have got round to constructing my signals. These are completely none working. I purchased CR signals for the heads & framework & really pleased with how they look...maybe one day I'll have the bottle to create working signals ha!

Here are some pictures of the signals & also my scratch built signal gantry for the north end of the station...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175733-72559880.jpeg)
The signals controlling moves from the south end of Platforms 6 & 7, all are fitted with a fake route indicator

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175733-72561170.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175733-725621077.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-725532067.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-72556915.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-725571377.jpeg)
The gantry controlling moves from the north end of the station, platforms 3 & 4, & also the single signal controlling moves north bound out of Platform 7

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-72557532.jpeg)
Framed by the gantry is a Class 31 on a parcels service bound for Manchester

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175733-725592282.jpeg)

More updates to come...

Cheers for now guys & a Merry Christmas to you all  :beers: :beers:

Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on December 21, 2018, 09:19:25 PM
Great stuff, Mark, especially that pic of the class 31.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: mika on December 26, 2018, 11:17:59 AM
Hi Mark,
I seem to have missed your last updates :(
Looking great. As others have already said, I very much like the platform level shots. Well done.

Merry Christmas!

Cheers,
Michael
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: NScaleNotes on December 26, 2018, 11:33:35 AM
Hi Mark

Great looking layout, I'll also say that I particularly like the platform level pictures. Very inspirational. I'd love to create something on the same scale but I lack space so I think creating a similar view to this (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214625-710232070.jpeg (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214625-710232070.jpeg)) in a little T-Trak module or cameo would be particularly effective.

Keep up the good work.

Simon
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 26, 2018, 01:50:18 PM
One that I had missed.  Very nice love the platform "furniture".  Sadly my ERA doesn't allow CIS monitors which is ironic as I used to install the damn things.

Jerry
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on January 10, 2019, 10:11:48 PM
Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year  :beers:

Thankyou as always for the great comments & even having one of my pictures used on Simons blog over on http://nscalenotes.com/modelideas/t-trak-modules/ (http://nscalenotes.com/modelideas/t-trak-modules/) This is worth a read  :)

As I've been on earlies this week & now on rest days, I've had the chance to populate the station & run some trains. Still running slowly along Platform 7 until I attach the clear plasticard sides which I'll be doing next.

I have lamp posts on order too from P&D Marsh for the street in front of the station & also for the holding sidings next to the station. The area behind Shrewford No1 signal box & where the Abbey stands needs major attention next. in this area I'm thinking of making a representation of a football ground (like the real Shrewsbury's old Gay Meadow) so watch this space...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215042-730621163.jpeg)
47535 approaches Shrewford with a service from London Paddington (With modellers licence I've extended the old Paddy-Wolves service) past No1 signal box, & the area behind which is full of modelling debris  :-[

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215042-730622289.jpeg)
The train is routed into Platform 3 instead of 4 this evening due to a Sprinter 150114 which was undergoing fitters attention on a delayed service to Chester

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215040-730561670.jpeg)
A look along the populated Platforms..another 150, 150128 has arrived at platform 7 & terminated from Chester, looks like this may turn around & go back to Chester if 150114 can't be fixed over on platform 4

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215913-730642040.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215915-7306543.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215916-730661201.jpeg)
150114 is now declared a failure so all passengers change & board 150128 at platform 7b for Chester, the service is now 20 minutes late

Cheers for now :)
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 10, 2019, 10:23:10 PM
 :hellosign: Superb photos Mark, always looking good
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: RailGooner on January 11, 2019, 12:13:22 AM
 :wonderfulmodelling:
 :greatpicturessign:

Especially this one...

..
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215916-730661201.jpeg)
...
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on January 11, 2019, 12:42:23 AM
Just read the whole thread tonight and really impressed with the modelling and pictures!
 :greatpicturessign: :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Bealman on January 11, 2019, 01:03:34 AM
Yep, agree with Railgooner - that one's a beauty!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on January 11, 2019, 01:11:22 AM
I do love this layout - very evocative of an era that I remember.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on January 11, 2019, 10:50:27 AM
As ever, great to see some pics, Mark :claphappy:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on January 12, 2019, 12:00:45 PM
:hellosign: Superb photos Mark, always looking good
       regards Derek.

Many thanks Derek  :thankyousign:

:wonderfulmodelling:
 :greatpicturessign:

Especially this one...

..
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215916-730661201.jpeg)
...

Many thanks Rail Gooner, glad you like it  :thankyousign:

Just read the whole thread tonight and really impressed with the modelling and pictures!
 :greatpicturessign: :thankyousign:

Cheers Darrwest... it's been a long time to get to the stage I'm at with it now, but pleased with it  :thankyousign:

Yep, agree with Railgooner - that one's a beauty!  :thumbsup:

Thanks Bealman  :thankyousign:

I do love this layout - very evocative of an era that I remember.
Thankyou James, chuffed you like it  :thankyousign:

As ever, great to see some pics, Mark :claphappy:

Thankyou Newportnobby  :thankyousign:

All the best,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on February 21, 2019, 10:43:37 PM
Hi Everyone,

Not a fat lot to report on Shrewford but I've been adding lamposts to 'Railway Street' & also the carriage sidings. I'm planning on creating a representation of a football ground behind No 1 signal box once I get the materials together.

I've still got to nip to my local model shop to get the clear plasticard to create the lip along the edge of the board.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219223041-743152138.jpeg)
First up is a picture of Railway Street. I'm yet to add the phone boxes next to the Taxi rank & also road markings.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219223043-743322287.jpeg)
An birds eye look down on the station showing the in progress layout..

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219223041-743151689.jpeg)
Now the carriage/DMU sidings which now have lamposts fitted from P&D marsh

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219223044-743341900.jpeg)
Seen is a 4 car Class 150/1 Sprinter which is being cleaned & watered ready to form a Pwllheli service

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219223045-743361993.jpeg)
A Class 47 is on the Loco siding receiving some fitters attention

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219223042-743322173.jpeg)
A look at the station showing tucked away on platform 5 a Network SouthEast DMU on loan to Tyseley forming a stopper to Wolverhampton...

And finally a couple of shots from yesterdays InterCity 125 service from Swansea to York (With modellers licence i've pinched it from running via Birmingham & instead via the Marches route)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219224154-743371745.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219224154-743372329.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219224155-743391576.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark  :)

Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 21, 2019, 11:02:35 PM
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:  :thankyousign:
      Another set of superb photos of your fantastic layout, the HST & the 47 look so right together.
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on February 22, 2019, 09:36:07 AM
Great pics of your tremendous detailing, Mark :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on February 23, 2019, 04:24:27 PM
Really good to see - inspiring stuff!
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on February 26, 2019, 07:52:51 PM
Hi Everyone,

Thankyou for the kind comments  :thankyousign:

Well this is just a short update. With most the station & Railway street pretty much complete, only requiring one or two small details & finishing touches, attention is now turned to the south end of the layout which needs a fair bit of work. The embankment on which  the 'Abbey' stands is in dire need of detailing & also the large area behind Shrewford no1 box needed filling with something. This I've decided on a football ground which will be a loose representation of the old Gay Meadow what used to be at Shrewsbury. I've started constructing the east stand using thick white card...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-260219195140-74513773.jpeg)

This picture showing the scene so far.... so lots to do to with this end of the layout over the coming couple of weeks.
 
Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: tunneroner61 on February 26, 2019, 08:10:09 PM
If there's a home game on don't forget the chap in the coracle on the river whose job was to retrieve balls kicked out of the ground!!!!
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 26, 2019, 09:39:02 PM
Hi Everyone,

Thankyou for the kind comments  :thankyousign:

Well this is just a short update. With most the station & Railway street pretty much complete, only requiring one or two small details & finishing touches, attention is now turned to the south end of the layout which needs a fair bit of work. The embankment on which  the 'Abbey' stands is in dire need of detailing & also the large area behind Shrewford no1 box needed filling with something. This I've decided on a football ground which will be a loose representation of the old Gay Meadow what used to be at Shrewsbury. I've started constructing the east stand using thick white card...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-260219195140-74513773.jpeg)

This picture showing the scene so far.... so lots to do to with this end of the layout over the coming couple of weeks.
 
Cheers,
Mark
:hellosign:  Many thanks Mark, looking forward to further updates
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 15, 2019, 04:15:19 PM
Hi Everyone,
 
Work on the south end of the layout is continuing apace. The football ground is coming on well, I have completed the east stand & thought I'd post a couple of pictures of it's current state....

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160746-749671769.jpeg)
This is during construction. To give the impression of seats & isles, I just painted the card & marked it out with black fineliner...this won't be as noticeable once the roof is on & the building is complete

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160746-74968613.jpeg)
The rear of the East stand showing the entrance area.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160747-749691145.jpeg)
The east stand with it's canopy attached..the other stands are yet to be completed

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160743-749591413.jpeg)

Meanwhile, over at the station
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160743-749591839.jpeg)
47403 'The Geordie' is ticking over on the loco stabling point waiting to take over a parcels train from Manchester to Bristol.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160744-749651519.jpeg)
A 4 car Class 101 ticks over in bay Platform 5 with an all stops via Hereford to Cardiff Central

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160744-74965705.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160745-749662023.jpeg)
& finally A 150 Sprinter is out of service at platform 3 but will form an Aberystwyth service a little later

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 15, 2019, 04:24:04 PM
the   football ground is it shrewford united 's ground?

reminds me of  cricket grounds   with a church nearby in view. a great cameo
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 15, 2019, 05:09:24 PM
the   football ground is it shrewford united 's ground?

reminds me of  cricket grounds   with a church nearby in view. a great cameo

Cheers Crewearpley

I hadn't thought of the name for the team the ground would be for, but Shrewford united sounds good to me  :thumbsup:

I've bought a white marker to get the pitch marked out properly so should look good hopefully once its done.

A couple of bonus shots while playing around with the camera in the station area...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319171041-749751835.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319171041-74975175.jpeg)

Cheers
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 15, 2019, 05:35:39 PM
St joeys, st josephs ground. Pick a name of mate who loves the game
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 18, 2019, 11:15:43 PM
A few pictures from a bit of a running session on saturday...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-180319230403-751231126.jpeg)
ScotRails's 47710 'Sir Walter Scott' had been to Crewe works & pressed into service in the midlands. Having taken over from a Class 86 Electric at Wolverhampton, it arrives at Shrewford on the 14:46 InterCity service from London Euston Terminating here

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-180319230359-750992172.jpeg)
This trains is a few minutes late, so instead of the train being shunted out to Shrewford North yard & being bought back into Platform 7 for the 15:19 departure to London Euston, the signalman decides the train remains in platform 4 with 47710 being simply run round to couple to the other end

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-180319230359-75099144.jpeg)
Meanwhile a Class 101 arrives at Platform 7 with a terminating service from Chester

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-180319230403-751231133.jpeg)
47710 is then coupled to the other end of the 'Euston' after the run round for it's right time departure of 15:19, which it will take as far as Wolverhampton where an Electric loco will take over

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-180319230405-751252372.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: weave on March 18, 2019, 11:30:41 PM
Hi,

Have seen bits of your thread but never replied, just thank yous. Have obviously missed lots so will go back and look through properly.

Great stuff from what I've seen so far.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Caz on March 19, 2019, 07:13:58 PM
Great pictures Mark and lovely attention to detail that really shows.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 19, 2019, 07:26:00 PM
really looking at a neat and tidy station and how they were 20 / 30 years ago- step off   the train - its so realistic and  i would
agree caz
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 20, 2019, 02:50:13 PM
Hi,

Have seen bits of your thread but never replied, just thank yous. Have obviously missed lots so will go back and look through properly.

Great stuff from what I've seen so far.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Thanks Weave, glad you like it  :thankyousign:

Great pictures Mark and lovely attention to detail that really shows.   :thumbsup:

Thanks Caz, glad you like it  :thankyousign:

really looking at a neat and tidy station and how they were 20 / 30 years ago- step off   the train - its so realistic and  i would
agree caz

Cheers Crewearpley, just the atmosphere I've tried to recreate, what I remember as a kid  :thankyousign:

Cheers,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: port perran on March 20, 2019, 03:09:52 PM
Not sure how Iíve missed this before.
What a great layout with fabulous attention to detail and youíve chosen some lovely angles for photography.
Brilliant.

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 20, 2019, 06:01:22 PM
also forgot to mention the   great depiction of Severn Bridge Junction signal box

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 23, 2019, 01:10:14 AM
Thanks guys for your great comments as always  :thankyousign:

Just a quick one of todays 1230 Shrewford to Cardiff all stations DMU lash up (While I'm still working on the football ground), a Valley lines Class 121 leading 2 x Class 108's

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-230319010838-75286852.jpeg)

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 27, 2019, 03:58:20 PM
Hi Everyone,

Well construction of the football ground is almost complete. this has taken longer than I thought as due to working early shifts the last few days for the real railway & lack of sleep  :sleep: :'(, I just haven't felt like modelling.
So after a good nights sleep & a couple of days off, I'm cracking on with it !

So To create the actual pitch, I copied, pasted & printed onto card a football pitch layout & i'm pleased with the results.

Just to get the area properly tied in now with the car park areas to be sorted & all the area next to the track needing fencing, bushes & vegetation. Once this area is done, I'm going to concentrate on the hill on which the 'Shrewford Abbey' sits which is in urgent need of attention.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-270319154137-754141368.jpeg)
A Cardiff Central to Bangor (Gwynedd) service is routed into Platform 4 & passes the in progress Shrewford Town football ground

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-270319154137-7541473.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-270319154136-75394165.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-270319154138-754161453.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-270319154136-753942372.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
 
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on March 27, 2019, 04:09:23 PM
Three sided football grounds are not common. When I lived/worked in Northampton the Cobblers ground was 3 sided with temporary 'terraces' erected to separate it from the cricket ground.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Milton Rail on March 27, 2019, 05:21:33 PM
Great work on the football stadium, the groundsmen are doing a fine job with its condition :)

Just caught up with your thread from the beginning (as several have done I think) and the photo's and details are stunning, top job

Cheers,
Andrew
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 27, 2019, 06:05:47 PM
been looking for the brute  trollley and the wheelchair ramp !!!!


superb as always and loved the close up of the  class 33 on the
caediff crewe
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: dannyboy on March 27, 2019, 07:05:27 PM
Not sure how I have missed this thread  ???. But, like others, I have now caught up and have to say that there is some excellent modelling and imagination there.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 27, 2019, 10:54:56 PM
Three sided football grounds are not common. When I lived/worked in Northampton the Cobblers ground was 3 sided with temporary 'terraces' erected to separate it from the cricket ground.

Hi Newportnobby, I've studied the original Gay meadow football ground pictures & there is a very low level stand at the one end, which I'll incorporate into my version at the other end which presently has nothing there. The reason I hadn't done all 4 sides is space restraints, but there might just be room for a low level stand. I've barriered the pitch around now, so once I've done that, I'll post some more pictures.

Great work on the football stadium, the groundsmen are doing a fine job with its condition :)

Just caught up with your thread from the beginning (as several have done I think) and the photo's and details are stunning, top job

Cheers,
Andrew

Genuine thanks Andrew  :thankyousign:, there has been a previous couple of attempts, but this one is definitely staying :) Glad you like it

been looking for the brute  trollley and the wheelchair ramp !!!!


superb as always and loved the close up of the  class 33 on the
caediff crewe

Thanks Crewearpley :thankyousign: There are 3 Brute trolleys at the end of Platform 6, but I do need a few more to dot around the station & I need some for Platform 3 where I have my Red star office :thumbsup:

Not sure how I have missed this thread  ???. But, like others, I have now caught up and have to say that there is some excellent modelling and imagination there.  :thumbsup:

Thanks Danny, glad you like it  :beers:

Cheers,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 28, 2019, 05:03:30 AM
and porters painted in the dark navy overcoat with red or blue stripes on the sleeves - next project ?
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 15, 2019, 09:44:28 PM
Hi Everyone,

Just a couple of pics I posted to the facebook group from thursday's running session I thought I'd post here too.
I should be completing the football ground but sometimes playing trains is too hard to resist  :goggleeyes: But hey ho! lol!

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-150419213644-762451987.jpeg)
47535 'University Of  Leicester' has bought in the empty stock into Platform 7 to form the 1721 InterCity to London Euston

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-150419213643-762341471.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-150419213643-76234436.jpeg)
In bay Platform 6 can be seen a brand new Sprinter Class 150/2 on the 1705 stopper to Newport (Gwent) While behind it a Class 150/1 is on the 1725 all stops to Wolverhampton which follow after the InterCity.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-150419213644-76245236.jpeg)
& Finally A Class 33 has arrived at Platform 4 with the 1719 Provincial Express to Manchester Piccadilly (Ex Cardiff)

Hopefully next time I post I'll have completed the football ground! lol!

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on April 15, 2019, 10:32:47 PM
 :greatpicturessign:
Looks soooo realistic! Very cool!
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: springwood on April 15, 2019, 11:00:27 PM
Hi Everyone,
 
Over the last week or so I've managed to get the platforms constructed. I've always used the metcalf one's as they're solid once done, tho this pack I've not been too impressed with the adesive flagstone platform edging which has been lifting since it's been added on, so will have to glue it down in places.
 

Mark,
Which Metcalfe platform kit are you using, is it the PN110 (red brick) or PN135 (stone)? What are the widths of your platform runs serving platform 6 and 7 and the one serving 4 and 5?

Also, where did you obtain the station lights from? Are yours operational?

Thank you, Robin
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on April 15, 2019, 11:55:11 PM
A delight.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 16, 2019, 03:13:29 AM
brings back memories and   still stunning modelling
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on April 16, 2019, 09:54:26 AM
Mark - that last pic is an absolute stonker :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: NScaleNotes on April 16, 2019, 09:59:10 AM
Mark - that last pic is an absolute stonker :goggleeyes:

Agreed, loving the scale 'eye-level' photographs.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 16, 2019, 10:02:35 AM
are we looking at a real life class 33 ?

i also remember seeing class 25 's on the crewe cardiff 's and
 the pwllheli cambrian lines  - those were the days !!!!!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 16, 2019, 09:36:59 PM
Mark - that last pic is an absolute stonker :goggleeyes:
:hellosign: Gotta agree I had to look twice  :thumbsup:
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 17, 2019, 08:05:11 PM
:greatpicturessign:
Looks soooo realistic! Very cool!

Thankyou Darrwest, glad you like it  :thankyousign:

Hi Everyone,
 
Over the last week or so I've managed to get the platforms constructed. I've always used the metcalf one's as they're solid once done, tho this pack I've not been too impressed with the adesive flagstone platform edging which has been lifting since it's been added on, so will have to glue it down in places.
 

Mark,
Which Metcalfe platform kit are you using, is it the PN110 (red brick) or PN135 (stone)? What are the widths of your platform runs serving platform 6 and 7 and the one serving 4 and 5?

Also, where did you obtain the station lights from? Are yours operational?

Thank you, Robin

Hi Robin, have sent you an inbox  :thumbsup:

A delight.

Thankyou James  :thankyousign:

brings back memories and   still stunning modelling

Cheers crewearpley   :thankyousign:


Mark - that last pic is an absolute stonker :goggleeyes:

Glad you like it Newportnobby  :thankyousign:, Once the football ground is complete & the Abbey area, I'll be able to take more pictures of the south end of the layout

are we looking at a real life class 33 ?

i also remember seeing class 25 's on the crewe cardiff 's and
 the pwllheli cambrian lines  - those were the days !!!!!

Crewearplay, I'm currently renumbering a Large logo Class 37 into 37426 'Y Lein Fach/Vale Of Rheidol', & once I have obtained another, 37429 'Eisteddfod Genedlaethol' which will be working my Cambrian Coast Express to Aberystwyth & also the Snowdonian to Pwllheli on summer saturdays  ;)

Mark - that last pic is an absolute stonker :goggleeyes:
:hellosign: Gotta agree I had to look twice  :thumbsup:
      regards Derek.

Many thanks Derek  :beers:

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 03, 2019, 09:24:53 PM
Hi Everyone,

I am pleased to say that the Shrewford Town Football ground is now complete. I took on Newportnobby's advice to squeeze in the 4th stand as Grounds with 3 stands are not common. This has been added just below the embankment where the Abbey stands. So Cheers Mick  :beers:

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210825-76947373.jpeg)
First of all are the Floodlights, which are made from styrene truss plus to give the impression of the lamp grid at the top, I had some old OO gauge fencing which I cut to size & attached to the top, looks the part. Maybe one day, I may have some working one's!

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210826-76949878.jpeg)
The ground now complete, just needing the added details around it such as fencing, car park, vegetation & also the Abbey embankment needing some detailing.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210826-76949422.jpeg)
A DMU from Wolverhampton is approaching Shrewford past the ground

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210825-76947328.jpeg)
And comes to a stop to deposit all it's passengers in Platform 5

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210827-769511940.jpeg)
A Class 47 in Network SouthEast livery is on the Liverpool to Cardiff which then arrives at Platform 7

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210827-769511351.jpeg)
And then departs on it's journey south after getting the signal for the Hereford line

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210828-769531836.jpeg)
later the Margam to Dee Marsh steel coil train approaches Shrewford, there is a crew change once the train comes to a stand in centre road (Down goods)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210828-76953125.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210823-76945101.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210821-76943814.jpeg)
And finally a last side on shot of the Football ground. The area beyond the track yet to be fenced off.

Cheers for now,
Mark


Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 03, 2019, 09:30:55 PM
fabulous - super work on gay meadow/ st joeys ground.

love the shots of the class 37 on the steel train and the class 47
looks like your copping the locos with the camera on the platform or some vantage point. the shots of the steel train entering the station with the last wagon leaving the  bend and the low light gleaming off the 47 and the leading coach add to the flavour,the atmosphere you have created. chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on May 03, 2019, 10:11:38 PM
Great modelling and pics, Mark.
(Good to see the perspex along the side of the track ;))
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 04, 2019, 12:03:04 AM
 :hellosign: Many thanks Mark, football ground looking superb & more  :greatpicturessign: 
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Innovationgame on May 04, 2019, 07:45:30 AM
That's a nice series of pictures.  Thanks Mark.  :beers:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: port perran on May 04, 2019, 08:21:18 AM
Looking good.
As a football fan floodlight pylons were always a way of locating grounds in the days before sat navs.
Sadly , most grounds no longer have the tall pylons so itís good to see them recreated in model form.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 04, 2019, 08:45:18 AM
In my day. . . Football grounds were a landmark. And . . Then there were the crowds. Players, officials, t v crew or just the cowshed nearest point the train was, sorry the away supporters end
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: mickster04 on May 06, 2019, 12:40:49 AM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-smCR3ns3Z7c/WX8zj2TMdaI/AAAAAAAAg3M/AwK_fqfsDhA8DTyiUlrvv80Ow5CGyY2AwCLcBGAs/s1600/Neg%2B219.jpg)

Back in the days of Boothferry Park! (or later known as 'Fer Ark' after the back-lighting started failing!)

Hull City's east stand had halt much like Old trafford does nowadays. And the new KCOM stadium (or is it The Circle now, it's been a while) is right on the triangle junction outside Hull Paragon, so there is potential for a railway link there for sure!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 06, 2019, 06:40:28 AM
Morning. That is one interesting study of the class 37 presumably phntographed at hull travelling from the doncaster direction ?
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: mickster04 on May 06, 2019, 06:49:04 AM
The trains were before my time but the ground wasn't! It will have been travelling southbound.. But that's all I know!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Innovationgame on May 06, 2019, 08:05:58 AM
The train in the picture is just crossing Boothferry Road on the docks loop line going South.  Although I now live just outside Hull, it's a bit before my time.  The train might have been routed round the loop from Paragon Station or it's just possilbe that there it was a passenger train coming from the passenger ferry terminal.  I remember the stadium from about 1989 when I was navigating my way from North Hull round the ring road on my Kawasaki GT750.  As I turned right onto Boothferry Road, the stadium was on the opposite corner. 

The stadium was immediately behind the wooden platform and I assume that the exit would have been along the platform onto Boothferry Road where the main entrance to the North Terrace, which was used for away supporters, was just off to the left.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 06, 2019, 08:11:07 AM
 thank you. Interesting caption.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on May 09, 2019, 07:25:49 PM
Lovely pictures of the layout Mark! Keep them coming, you have a great selection of locos and stock!

Regarding the floodlights, I reckon you could get some white micro LED's glued on the floodlights at the back if you fancied it, and run the wires down the back of the truss so they can't be seen, but with the lights facing forward and angled down to the pitch so you'd see them on but they'd not be too distracting. You can also increase the value of the resistor you wire in series (usually 1k for a 12v DC supply) to make them less bright.

There's some available here: https://www.railroomelectronics.co.uk/ (https://www.railroomelectronics.co.uk/) and I was inspired for this idea by the level crossing tutorial of Kevin (@Phoenix) of Windmill Hill fame - see this at https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=45048.new#new (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=45048.new#new)
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 16, 2019, 01:47:46 PM
Hi Everyone,

thanks for the great comments, & Darrwest cheers for the gen on on electrifying the floodlights. Currently none of my layout has any working lights, this is something I need to brush up on & hopefully at a later date I can look into it. I would love to see how the station would look if it had working lights at night time. Hopefully, sometime in the future.....

Well not much done to the layout as the weather has been so nice but I did have a couple of running sessions before having to tidy up my garden the other day. Here are some pictures took which I posted to the facebook group which I thought I'd share here too...

This was Tuesday's 1050 Sprinter from Shrewford to Aberystwyth service collecting it's passengers from Platform 6. With the nice weather the 2 car set is very 'Cosey' with loads of daytrippers heading to the coast. In the summer timetable this diagram will be loco hauled during July & August. Also a Class 56 is seen with a steel train for south wales
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519132520-774991067.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519132520-775001683.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519132519-77496604.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519132520-774981707.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519132519-774961930.jpeg)

The next day A Banger Blue Class 47 rounds the bend on the approach to Shrewford & is routed into Platform 4 with the terminating 'InterCity' from London Euston. A Hybrid 3 car Class 150/1 with a 150/2 centre car coupled to a regular 150/1 making up a 5 car formation is on the Pwllheli/Aberystwyth to Birmingham New Street at Platform 5 & a Class 101 2 car DMU is being prepared to form a Swansea via Heart of wales service from Platform6.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519134107-775022256.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519134108-77504629.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519134109-775051742.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519134108-77503535.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519134107-775021523.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519134109-77506372.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 16, 2019, 02:21:53 PM
seriously looking good mark. still the conundrum of where to buy the lighting strip from. did think of the lights used in kitchens but will save that for another idea


then i stumbled over this from 6 years ago:

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=14184.0 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=14184.0)
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 16, 2019, 03:08:40 PM
 :hellosign:
Thanks Mark, another super set of  :greatpicturessign:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on May 16, 2019, 08:28:31 PM
:hellosign:
Thanks Mark, another super set of  :greatpicturessign:  :thumbsup:

Wot Cornish Yorkie said :)
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 17, 2019, 04:11:48 PM
Hi Everyone..

Still nothing more done around the football ground area, but for a change, I've been working on a loco, turning my large logo Class 37 into 37429 'Eisteddfod Genedlaethol'. I've used Railtec transfers & really impressed with the results.

So I pressed her into service on yesterdays 1847 'Cambrian Coast Express' InterCity from London Euston to Aberystwyth.

This train used to have some complicated maneuvers, and was introduced in may 1986 with the naming of 37426 'Y Lein Fach/Vale Of Rheidol' at Aberystwyth station that year, which will be my next 37 once I get another large logo.

In this series of pictures, the train is seen approaching Shrewford behind a Clas 47 which would have took over from an electric loco at Wolverhampton....
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160239-775521040.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160240-775531504.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160240-77554216.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160245-775561139.jpeg)

The 47 is then uncoupled to run round the train where the First Class coaches & Buffet car will then be detached and will run empty back to Wolverhampton. Only the 5 standard class coaches go through to Aberystwyth on this service, the catering is now a Trolley service for this part of the journey...
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160243-775561260.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160245-775572141.jpeg)

Once the first Class & Buffet coaches are clear, 37429 is then shunted off the stabling point & takes over the remainder of the train...
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160246-775592029.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160234-775461960.jpeg)
Next the 1842 InterCity 125 from Newcastle to Swansea arrives at Platform 7 (with modellers licence I've pinched it from running via Birmingham  ;))
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160234-775462129.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160236-775481292.jpeg)

The HST then departs after a brief stop.
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160236-775482166.jpeg)

Then 37429 Growls out of Platform 4
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160237-775491321.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160237-77550258.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160238-77551865.jpeg)
Cheers for now,
Mark  :)

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 17, 2019, 04:22:12 PM
Realiistic operation simply stunning. Must be pleased with the 37. Be pleasant to see the steel trains. You have captured the period modelled real well
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on May 17, 2019, 04:28:05 PM
How splendid! I do like realistic operations.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 17, 2019, 04:39:04 PM
Remember the llanwern and margam steel trains to mossend and ravenscraig. Also the way one has described operations is very well done and realistic. . The locos, stock just bring the scene to life.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 18, 2019, 11:34:41 AM
How splendid! I do like realistic operations.

Thanks James, I might even have a go at doing a video at some point so watch this space...

Realiistic operation simply stunning. Must be pleased with the 37. Be pleasant to see the steel trains. You have captured the period modelled real well
Remember the llanwern and margam steel trains to mossend and ravenscraig. Also the way one has described operations is very well done and realistic. . The locos, stock just bring the scene to life.

Cheers Crewearplay, I've a couple of shots of steel workings on page 8, tho more will appear. I've got a rake of petroleum tanks i want to 'dirty up' for the Wednesday only stanlow to Aberystwyth & return working to do at some point.
I'm chuffed with the 37, I'm just waiting for my other 37 I have on order which is the Vulcan set, just so as I can have the 37, that will become 37426 'Y Lein Fach/Vale Of Rheidol' as this has the red buffer beam, I'll then finally be able to do some summer saturday large logo double headers  :thumbsup:

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 18, 2019, 11:49:04 AM
thanks for the info

as for the rake of petroleum tanks i want to 'dirty up' for the Wednesday only stanlow to Aberystwyth & return working.cannot wait to see photos.......


i do have photos of a crewe class 25 pair hauling the mk1s on the summer saturday nirmingham -pwllheli and this would  have been electric hauled from london euston.i remember 86209 hauling this from london as far as wolverhampton via northampton

a real treat on 12 coaches back around 1987
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: springwood on May 18, 2019, 12:30:21 PM
Mark, the pic immediately below the caption 'then 37429 growls out of platform 4' shows your platforms sides and tops well. Can you please advise where you get the materials for the surface from as the grey area and flagged edges are really good and 'like the real thing'. Thank you. Robin
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 18, 2019, 12:56:23 PM
Mark, the pic immediately below the caption 'then 37429 growls out of platform 4' shows your platforms sides and tops well. Can you please advise where you get the materials for the surface from as the grey area and flagged edges are really good and 'like the real thing'. Thank you. Robin

Hi Robin,

They are the Metcalfe stone platform kit, dead flexible for any design you want & solid once constructed.

Hope this helps,

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on May 18, 2019, 02:17:07 PM
How splendid! I do like realistic operations.

Thanks James, I might even have a go at doing a video at some point so watch this space...

A video would be splendid!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 18, 2019, 02:21:21 PM
you certainly have captured the scene with a track level view and shots looking directly along the platform giving the impression you are actually a real life photographer. stunning !!!!!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: railsquid on May 18, 2019, 03:17:54 PM
Excellent pictures as always,  that era and general region is the one most "real" to me  :beers:

A question if I may: how did you obtain/make the WM logo on this 101?


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160240-77554216.jpeg)

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 19, 2019, 11:11:42 AM
Excellent pictures as always,  that era and general region is the one most "real" to me  :beers:

A question if I may: how did you obtain/make the WM logo on this 101?


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160240-77554216.jpeg)


Hi Railsquid,

Many thanks, the WMPTE logo's are by fox transfers. I have a 3 car 101 done at the moment.. I'm yet to do my Class 122 dummy unit with a couple of WMPTE logo's.
I would absolutely LOVE farish or Dapol to do a 3 car suburban set, it's been the highest on my wish list for years, OO gaugers have the 117 coming but I wonder if us N gaugers will ever see it shrinked!? It would come in very handy for Shrewford as 116's, 117's & 118's were all common in the area at the time, mainly 116's on the Wolverhampton stoppers & 117/118's on the Newport/Cardiff stoppers as shown in these 2 links...

https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/2930 (https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/2930)

https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/3728 (https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/3728)

Will just have to wait & see I guess ..

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 19, 2019, 11:15:23 AM
superb framed shot of the class 47 - atmospheric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Bealman on May 19, 2019, 11:26:12 AM
Yes, superbly atmospheric shots. Love the girder in the foreground. Could be standing there!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 19, 2019, 12:17:31 PM
Yes, superbly atmospheric shots. Love the girder in the foreground. Could be standing there!  :thumbsup:

Thanks Bealman  :beers:

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on May 19, 2019, 12:21:25 PM
I would also love a class 117 in N gauge. I think that Dapol are considering making one, but nothing has been announced or confirmed.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on May 19, 2019, 06:49:03 PM
Sorry not been on for a while! Great photos Mark - keep them coming!
 :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 06, 2019, 10:11:21 PM
Hi Everyone,

Tonight I've been doing a tad more modelling, tho to some coaches rather than the layout.

I've sat branding my Farish Blue & Grey Mark 2A's with Inter-City branding. I rarely recall seeing many without it in the 80's & I think they look better with it.

This formation is on tonight's 1940 Bangor (Gwynedd) to Cardiff Central service calling at Shrewford's Platform 7. Hauling it is a ScotRail class 47 getting a run out from Crewe works 47710 Sir Walter Scott piloting a more usual Class 33..

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-060619220641-78191186.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-060619220641-781911335.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-060619220640-78176942.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-060619220640-78176352.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: sg on June 06, 2019, 10:45:37 PM
Great to see some more pictures, really feel like you are there.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Jimmy77 on June 06, 2019, 10:51:33 PM
Hi Mark,

As Alan Partridge would say... lovely stuff!

Great pictures, layout is coming along very nicely indeed.

Cheers,

Jimmy

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 06, 2019, 11:05:38 PM
i echo sg 's comments

the forerunner of ;

this train
between Holyhead and Cardiff Central. Originally named Y Gerallt Gymro (Gerald of Wales)


now needs a class 33 or a welsh named 37 !!!

superb work on the mark 2a's my friend

chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 07, 2019, 09:59:17 PM
Hi everyone,

Many thanks for the great comments as always  :thankyousign:

Well, it's finally here, my first attempt at a video albeit only short, also apologies for the slight shakiness during the filming, hopefully this will improve if I do more...

It also shows I've been working on the embankment where the Abbey stands this evening.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="
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Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 07, 2019, 10:21:33 PM
 :thankyousign:
for the superb enjoyable video
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on June 08, 2019, 10:51:08 AM
Great video - thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 08, 2019, 01:12:08 PM
Hi everyone,

Well, nowt better on a wet saturday than to play trains  :P Ha!

& Even better, no summer saturday would be complete at Shrewford in the 80's without the extra loco hauled trains down the cambrian featuring Class 37's.

There were 3 extras, 2 to Aberystwyth (Cambrian Coast Express) & One to Pwllheli (The Snowdonian)

It's 1986, These pictures show the up Cambrian coast Express, the 1110 Aberystwyth to London Euston, the 1325 off Shrewford. This working was a Railfreight Class 37 complete with Raspberry Ripple Mark 1's...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-080619125119-78288866.jpeg)
The train is seen on the approach to Platform 4 with 37506 in charge

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-080619125120-782902239.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-080619125116-782591290.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-080619125116-782591912.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-080619125117-78286482.jpeg)
The 37 is then uncoupled to run round the train & re couple to the other end as the train reverses here

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-080619125117-782861946.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-080619125119-782882250.jpeg)
And then departs, the 37 will be replaced by Electric traction at Wolverhampton for the remainder of the run to London.

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on June 08, 2019, 01:16:28 PM
Smashing, Mark.
Love the wheels clacking over the tracks in the vid :D
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on June 08, 2019, 01:39:57 PM
How splendid!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 08, 2019, 01:40:36 PM
looks so realistic and a blast from the past mark !

and realistic operations
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Innovationgame on June 08, 2019, 06:19:49 PM
Brilliant! :beers:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 08, 2019, 07:44:55 PM
mark

please enlighten us .... did you use an overlay on those mark 2a 's
 

how did you model them please ?

super,im out of comments


chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: port perran on June 08, 2019, 08:13:25 PM
Excellent.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 09, 2019, 10:34:21 AM
mark

please enlighten us .... did you use an overlay on those mark 2a 's
 

how did you model them please ?

super,im out of comments


chris

Hi Chris,

The Blue/Grey Mark 2A's are just out of the box Bachmann/Farish one's. The only thing i've added to them is the 'Inter-City' logo's as that's how I remember them (or NSE branding in some cases)

My Mark 2D/F air con rakes are out of the box Farish (Blue/Grey) & InterCity livery one's are Electra Railway graphic overlays. I do however (When they eventually arrive in the shops) Have the new tooling Mark 2f's on order. I've been saving bit by bit, sold off a rake of Dapol Mark 3's & also my old farish one's will be sold to part fund the eye watering price of these new coaches :o. But once I've got them, I've got them!!

Thanks also to everyone for the great comments  :thankyousign: Trully humbled  :beers:

No pictures coming today as I'm off to Liverpool on the train for a few beers ha  ;)!

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 09, 2019, 11:29:44 AM
Those are looking good . Mk2fs on the euston and a diverted holyhead. Behind a 47. Thanks mark. Just need a  tail lamp
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 09, 2019, 05:00:34 PM
Enjoy liverpool mark. Thanks for the mk2 a in intercity. Livery pics
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 09, 2019, 11:31:55 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  & super video Mark  :thumbsup:
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 12, 2019, 11:15:53 PM
Hi everyone,

Well despite the really crap weather, I went to Birmingham monday, but detoured via the station that has inspired Shrewford & that is Shrewsbury!

The station is undergoing restoration of the canopies & the dana footbridge that spans the station.

I took some pictures, will be great to see this once it's been completed!

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230031-784451237.jpeg)
First up is the mighty Severn Bridge Signalbox

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230031-784461342.jpeg)
This was my train from Crewe seen departing, the 2 car Class 175 was absolutely heaving & was going all the way to Tenby

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230025-78438425.jpeg)
Looking back at the station showing a 4 car Class 170 at Platform 5, these are the current traction for the local services to the West Midlands (Operated by West Midlands Railway) & there are now 2 departures an hour plus the once an hour Transport for Wales services.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230025-78438466.jpeg)
The south end of Platform 4 looking across to what was the south end of Platform 3, this end of the platform has been lifted, so Platform 3 is now much shortened. It is also the area where bay Platforms 1 & 2 stood.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230027-784401685.jpeg)
Now looking north along Platform 4. The 1960's 'Butterfly' canopy like the one's on Platforms 4a, 5 6 & 7a that spanned the south end of Platform 3 was demolished around 1998. All the north end of the station canopy on the main island Platforms is under scaffolding

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230027-784402451.jpeg)
The view from Platform 4 looking at Platform 3

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230028-78442498.jpeg)
& looking north towards Chester & Crewe

Finally these next 3 pictures show an arrival with some 80's traction tagged to the back of a 170, a 153! (tho would have been a part of a 155 back in the day) This arrived at Platform 6 from New Street...also seen at Platform 7 is the 1528 Virgin Voyager to London which I left on  to Birmingham
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230030-78444170.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230029-78442683.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230030-78444616.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 13, 2019, 01:10:27 AM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:   :thumbsup: Thanks Mark.
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 13, 2019, 01:26:14 AM
Thanks. How times change with ouercrowded, 2 coach trains. I would just wince as remember like you mark what you have recreated for yourself simply memories.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on July 01, 2019, 01:15:15 PM
Hi Everyone,

Another running session, no modelling on the layout as it's been too warm & I've had a fair bit to do in the garden on my days off.

This series of pictures depicts another busy summer saturday 1987 style & another of the extra 3 cambrian loco hauled services, 'The Snowdonian'...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125405-79064503.jpeg)
47403 swings past the Football ground approaching Shrewford with the 1055 'The Snowdonian' to Pwllheli, Ex London Euston. This loco was attached at Wolves..

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125405-790641100.jpeg)
Seen in the centre road as the train approaches Platform 4 are 37254 & 37429 which will attach to the other end (The train reverses here)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125410-790652175.jpeg)
The back of the train (Which will shortly become the front) is clattering over the points

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125412-790671707.jpeg)
47403 is quickly detached at the North end of the station as 47535 makes an appearance on the approach to Platform 7 with the 1043 to Cardiff central (ex Liverpool)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125415-790681738.jpeg)
The 2 37's are then attached to 'The Snowdonian' ready for the journey to the Cambrian Coast

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125415-79068696.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125419-79070130.jpeg)
The 1043 to Cardiff then gets the road & is on the move from Platform 7, this train is a few minutes late

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125419-790711726.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125420-790731724.jpeg)
Once the Cardiff has cleared, the Snowdonian gets the road & growls out of Platform 4

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125422-790751892.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125420-790731844.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125421-790752259.jpeg)
A 2 car Class 101 is seen at platform 6 which having arrived from Swansea earlier, is now on an empty stock working to the holding sidings to be cleaned & watered, ready to form the 1300 back down to Swansea later...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125424-79077807.jpeg)
And finally a 2 car DMU waits at Platform 3 on the 1112 to Chester

Cheers for now,
Mark




Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on July 01, 2019, 01:24:49 PM
To the shrewford operations control aka mark. Thank you for operations, photos and realism. Look forward to more from truly a great layout for modern image
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on July 01, 2019, 05:03:59 PM
Thanks for those  :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on July 01, 2019, 07:11:29 PM
Hi Everyone,
 
I have got round to constructing my signals. These are completely none working. I purchased CR signals for the heads & framework & really pleased with how they look...maybe one day I'll have the bottle to create working signals ha!

Here are some pictures of the signals & also my scratch built signal gantry for the north end of the station...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175733-72559880.jpeg)
The signals controlling moves from the south end of Platforms 6 & 7, all are fitted with a fake route indicator

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175733-72561170.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175733-725621077.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-725532067.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-72556915.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-725571377.jpeg)
The gantry controlling moves from the north end of the station, platforms 3 & 4, & also the single signal controlling moves north bound out of Platform 7

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-72557532.jpeg)
Framed by the gantry is a Class 31 on a parcels service bound for Manchester


Just enjoying your signals and gantry again! They do look good. I noted you bought the signal heads from CR signals as kits and assembled. Are they working ones with LEDs or did you imply not working?  How did you make the gantry?
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on July 01, 2019, 09:45:27 PM
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign: Many thanks Mark   :thumbsup:
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on July 02, 2019, 10:54:22 AM

Just enjoying your signals and gantry again! They do look good. I noted you bought the signal heads from CR signals as kits and assembled. Are they working ones with LEDs or did you imply not working?  How did you make the gantry?

Hi Darrwest,

Many thanks. The signals are none working. I've used CR Signal heads, & glued a pin head into the aspect hole & used a dab of red enamel paint to give the impression of the danger aspect. They can however be electrified, the paper work comes with them telling you what to do
The Signal Gantry at the north end was made from styrene truss for the span & the supports are off a ratio signal gantry which I cut to size.

Hope this helps,

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on July 02, 2019, 10:57:33 AM
Looking good though and cant wait for the next instalments
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on July 03, 2019, 05:23:36 PM
That's very helpful Mark and got me thinking!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on July 03, 2019, 05:32:37 PM
darren


this can be for the method   for the gantry at the north end, the end nearest the front door if you know what i mean. cr signals gantry,mark 's method which can be adapted.

looking good mark and thanks for the pics. hope shrewford is still developing. chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on July 23, 2019, 06:17:14 PM
Hi Everyone,

Well way too hot to do any modelling but i've been having the odd running session with the fan on in my spare bedroom where Shrewford is housed.

So the summer timetable is in full swing at Shrewford, a couple from this morning as the delayed 1019 Chester to Wolverhampton DMU approaches Platform 7 running around 30 minutes late due to a fault with the lineside equipment (Probably the hot weather!)
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180048-79870441.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180042-798621981.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180043-7986557.jpeg)
Having made it's call, the DMU gets the tip ready for departure..

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180043-79865687.jpeg)
Seen collecting it's passengers at Platform 6 is 37429 with the 1050 to Aberystwyth. During July & August (As per 1986 timetable) This diagram is loco hauled instead of being a '150 Sprinter' which catered better for holiday makers & cycles, the Sprinter normally used for this having being used to strengthen another cambrian service.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180042-79862514.jpeg)
Seen on the 'Up & Down Goods' or Centre road is a Class 25 taking some empty wagons to Bescot from Shrewford North Yard

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180044-79867353.jpeg)
A Birdseye view of the scene as the Wolverhampton DMU is seen making it's departure from Platform 7

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180046-79869227.jpeg)
...and clatters over the points of the station throat

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180044-798671389.jpeg)
Shortly followed by 37429 making it's claggy departure out of Platform 6 bound for Aberystwyth with it's well loaded train of Mark 1's

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180046-79869523.jpeg)

I plan on finishing off the football ground area of the layout & along the river once the weather has cooled down...

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on July 23, 2019, 06:39:48 PM
thanks mark

love the close up of 37429 ,  however the second picture showing the class 101 captured with the sunlight against its windows whilst in the shade of the platform is an outstanding piece of photography - looks like the real dmu captured by a pro

thanks for sharing


chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: bluedepot on July 23, 2019, 07:20:56 PM
excellent pictures!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on July 23, 2019, 10:36:45 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
    Many thanks Mark, all looking superb
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on September 13, 2019, 12:06:41 PM
Hi Everyone,

Still no more done to the layout itself, I've had a fair bit going on so just about manage a couple of running sessions..

So thought I'd post some piccies...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115559-813521532.jpeg)
The other morning & due the unavailability of a 'Sprinter', the 0920 to Pwllheli is formed of a 4 car Class 108 DMU

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115600-81354890.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115555-81345247.jpeg)
As the DMU ticks over at Platform 5, a 'banger Blue' Class 47 arrives at Platform 7 with the 0915 Provincial Express to Cardiff Central (Ex Manchester)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115556-8134881.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115555-813452453.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115556-813481954.jpeg)
Once the 'Cardiff' had departed, the DMU then gets the road for the Hereford line, then ultimately the Cambrian branch

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115557-8135015.jpeg)

Finally my Newbie, the handsome 50007 'Sir Edward Elgar' which rests on the stabling point, it will later be attached to an InterCity to Euston as far as Wolverhampton...
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115557-813501531.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115558-81351903.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on September 13, 2019, 12:30:22 PM
Thanks mark . Super photos. Enjoy sir edward
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on September 14, 2019, 06:46:29 PM
 :hellosign:.  :greatpicturessign:
    All looking really superb, thanks for posting
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on September 22, 2019, 06:04:38 PM
Really like the newbie: "handsome 50007 'Sir Edward Elgar' " - he is indeed!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: chrispearce on September 22, 2019, 06:52:07 PM
Really convincing work. Well done!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: RailGooner on September 22, 2019, 07:44:03 PM
Wonderful pics of great modelling. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: springwood on September 22, 2019, 07:54:03 PM
Very good modelling, no doubt. Maybe it's just how I see it, but your photos always give me the impression that the ballast is over-sized and looks too clean and new. I guess you don't bother weathering it? Are your rail sides painted?
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on September 26, 2019, 01:35:02 AM
Very good modelling, no doubt. Maybe it's just how I see it, but your photos always give me the impression that the ballast is over-sized and looks too clean and new. I guess you don't bother weathering it? Are your rail sides painted?

Hi Springwood, cheers for the feedback. No I haven't weathered the ballast or painted the rails as yet, something I will probably do in the future...the layout is still very much incomplete...
I've been mainly trying to concentrate on the scenics to get that finished, especially the area around the football ground, although it's all gone on the back burner at the moment & me loosing my mojo due to a family bereavement...
As for the ballast being oversized...it was N gauge fine grey ballast I think woodlands scenics I used, I'm pretty happy how it looks, too late to change it now anyway without ripping it all up  :uneasy: :hmmm:

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on September 26, 2019, 01:56:42 AM
Thanks mark . Super photos. Enjoy sir edward

:hellosign:.  :greatpicturessign:
    All looking really superb, thanks for posting
      regards Derek.

Really like the newbie: "handsome 50007 'Sir Edward Elgar' " - he is indeed!

Really convincing work. Well done!  :thumbsup:

Wonderful pics of great modelling. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Many thanks guys, much appreciated  :thankyousign:

All the best,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on September 26, 2019, 05:34:26 AM
sorry to hear of the family matters. we look forward to hearing how one will develop more of this stunning realistic layout
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: chrispearce on September 26, 2019, 08:04:33 PM
Yes indeed. Very sorry about the family bereavement. I had one of those a few years ago and, understandably, many things take a back seat. Hope you mend soon.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on December 30, 2019, 01:20:18 PM
Hi Everyone,

After a bit of an absence and a very difficult year, I honestly haven't done anything to the layout since my last post. However after seeing posts on various sites of the repainted HST marking the end of operations on LNER, it's inspired me to give my trains a run this morning, aswell as my HST.

So...The 1121 InterCity to London Euston waits at Platform 4 hauled by a banger blue 47, A 3 car hybrid 150 Sprinter has not long arrived at Platform 5 with a local from Wolverhampton, & the 1115 Liverpool to Plymouth HST arrives at Platform 7 (this was a diversion service via Salop in real life but I've pinched it with modellers licence as a timetabled train as an excuse to run a HST 😉)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/85/2657-301219131204-855731409.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/85/2657-301219131112-855711344.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/85/2657-301219131109-855691828.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/85/2657-301219131109-85569161.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/85/2657-301219131108-855441442.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/85/2657-301219131108-855442315.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/85/2657-301219131112-855711520.jpeg)

I'll take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy & Prosperous 2020  :beers: :beers:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: dannyboy on December 30, 2019, 01:26:59 PM
Looking good Mark.  :thumbsup: Happy New Year to you.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on December 30, 2019, 01:32:37 PM
Good to hear you and shrewford are still in the parish mark. Look forward to more in a happier 2020
 Chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on December 30, 2019, 01:44:43 PM
Delightful pictures, as ever. Best wishes for a better new year!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on December 30, 2019, 03:54:48 PM
Great pics as ever, Mark.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: port perran on December 30, 2019, 04:19:43 PM
Lovely pictures.
I do hope that 2020 is a better year for you.
Martin
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: bluedepot on December 30, 2019, 07:14:11 PM
great pictures

love the livery mix hst set

tim
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on December 30, 2019, 09:46:49 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
    All looking superb Mark & hope 2020 has good things for you
        regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Buffin on December 30, 2019, 10:02:30 PM
It's good to see one of my favourite layouts reappear, and I hope this means you are starting to feel a bit less stunned.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: sg on December 30, 2019, 10:04:39 PM
So good to see pictures of your layout and I hope next year you are able to spend more time enjoying it.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on February 19, 2020, 02:40:15 PM
Hi Everyone,

Well I have actually started a bit of Modelling again to sort out the area by the football ground at the south end of the layout.
The 'English Bridge' has now appeared as a backscene, which needs to be blended in properly with trees & vegitation etc, but you'll get the idea from this picture...
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/2657-190220143130-87676163.jpeg)

Meanwhile, at the station, on the stabling point can be seen 37558 which will be renumbered & renamed 37426 'Y Lein Fach/Vale Of Rheidol'
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/2657-190220143130-876761486.jpeg)

47535 is on the Liverpool to Portsmouth Harbour
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/2657-190220143131-876771818.jpeg)

A 150/1 Sprinter is on the Chester service
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/2657-190220143128-876561226.jpeg)

And finally a 2 car Class 101 is on the Shrewford to Swansea Heart of wales line service
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/2657-190220143128-87656859.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on February 19, 2020, 02:52:51 PM
Love the back scene. Was it from a photograph ?
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on February 19, 2020, 03:01:43 PM
Love the back scene. Was it from a photograph ?

Thanks Crewearpley, yes it was, I printed a couple off & that one was the best  :thumbsup:

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on February 19, 2020, 03:30:42 PM
Worth the effort mark. I used those knightwing station lamps with a little white humbrol paint . How did you manage to make your ones stay straight please ?? A dab of super glue and white blue tac plus to maKe wintery looking salt gritted platforms a light brown and a grey mixed in paying attention to the glued in bits and gentle pliers work to make them straight. Be interesting to hear your thoughts
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on February 20, 2020, 09:33:35 AM
Worth the effort mark. I used those knightwing station lamps with a little white humbrol paint . How did you manage to make your ones stay straight please ?? A dab of super glue and white blue tac plus to maKe wintery looking salt gritted platforms a light brown and a grey mixed in paying attention to the glued in bits and gentle pliers work to make them straight. Be interesting to hear your thoughts

Hi Crewearpley,

I just used a dab of superglue, tho they do lean now & again when i cover the layout up when it's not in use, but I just gently straighten them back up. If i can get clever enough in the future, I'd like proper platform & station lighting that works, but we'll see...

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on February 20, 2020, 09:39:56 AM
Thanks. Maybe a base would come in handy. Did think of small hole but the way forward was super glue and paint the base. And paying attention to platform details were important like posters, timetable boards, platform number signage. So realistic
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Innovationgame on February 20, 2020, 12:15:34 PM
A small hole to fit the lamp column plus a dab of Superglue sounds like a good solution.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on February 20, 2020, 12:19:50 PM
Maybe after looking at the lamp the size being enough to fit a needle through
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 03, 2020, 09:50:15 PM
Evening everyone,

well I've actually done some modelling at Shrewford, at the South end of the layout by tidying up & blending in the river, football ground & fenced off the railway owned land. These pictures show the progress here, still some finishing touches to do...
The reason I've kept the back scene low is for maintenance at the rear of the layout & also to reach the storage sidings with ease.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/88/2657-030320213451-882151591.jpeg)
A shot of the 'River Severn'

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/88/2657-030320213449-88207445.jpeg)
this area next to Shrewford No1 Signal box showing the railway huts & the car park area now fenced off.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/88/2657-030320213453-882172481.jpeg)
Another view showing a class 50 moving off the stabling point

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/88/2657-030320213455-88219349.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/88/2657-030320213451-882152496.jpeg)
37429 is approaching the station area

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/88/2657-030320213453-882171129.jpeg)
a 'double bubble' DMU waits at Platform 5 with the Wolverhampton stopper

Finally Crewearpley40 quiet rightly mentioned about the lamps in the carriage sidings/stabling point, these do have a tendency to lean, especially after the layout has been covered up. I've decided to sort this out by creating a thicker base at the bottoms by using a couple of old plastic cotton buds I kept for modeling as thought they came in handy. The  lamps are too low if they are sunk into the board up to their original base so this will sort the issue. I just need to do all six then paint them...see below...
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/88/2657-030320213449-88207649.jpeg)

Cheers for now  :beers:
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 03, 2020, 09:54:53 PM
Mark that's a simple effective solution . Laurence Innovationgame had a good idea too. Sharing tips always useful
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 03, 2020, 09:59:06 PM
Mark that's a simple effective solution . Laurence Innovationgame had a good idea too. Sharing tips always useful

Most definitely Chris,  :beers:

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 03, 2020, 10:05:48 PM
Mark a dab of superglue. Paint base a grey and light brown. Add bit of ballast once the superglue has dried. Chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Innovationgame on March 04, 2020, 06:36:44 AM
I hope the river doesn't flood.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 04, 2020, 08:53:53 AM
Agree. Onto the lamps mark. I'm experimenting with a blob of das clay and may contact the manufacturer to see if they recommend other solutions un less one has any ideas
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on March 04, 2020, 09:46:13 AM
Nice work, Mark. Hope the guys in the box are keeping their eyes on the track and not the footie! :uneasy:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Bealman on March 04, 2020, 11:37:48 PM
Love the double bubble shot!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: chrispearce on March 06, 2020, 06:35:21 AM
There's a couple of pics back there where your tinfoil river reflects the bridge on the backscene really nicely. Good work.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: mika on March 06, 2020, 05:01:47 PM
Hi Mark,

I have to admit that I hadn't had a look at your thread for quite a while  :sorrysign:
I really like your progress. Well done!

Thanks also for your photos showing a non-islander how BR worked its trains. Very interesting and useful. :thankyousign:

Cheers,
Michael
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: port perran on March 06, 2020, 05:19:33 PM
That is looking really good.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 27, 2020, 09:51:05 PM
Hi Everyone,

Well times have changed drastically since my last post, & I hope everyone is keeping well & healthy. I'm still working as I work for the real railway, but due to the social distancing, I have quiet a bit of time to spare now at home when not at work.

This time, I'm focusing on the other corner of the layout (The Chester end). There is a corner of the street scene which I've wondered what to construct there. I've settled on an Odeon cinema by Kingsway models. I thought it's Art Deco style would sit well in the corner. Here are the early stages of construction tonight, tho I've now called it a night & poured a glass of wine instead lol! I will resume its construction all being well tomorrow. As can be seen, this corner needs a fair bit of detailing to blend in everything.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/89/2657-270320214106-896101690.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/89/2657-270320214103-89582572.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/89/2657-270320214103-895821006.jpeg)

Hopefully on my next post, the cinema will be complete.

Cheers for now & keep safe guys,
Mark  :beers:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 27, 2020, 09:53:46 PM
Mark. Enjoy that glass of wine. Cold drink here. That cinema looks absolutely a perfect fit by your town planners. Always good to hear your layout news. Chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on March 28, 2020, 02:29:57 PM
 :hellosign: :greatpicturessign:
      Thanks for the updates Mark, cinema will look good in the corner, stay safe
      regards Derek
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 28, 2020, 04:54:58 PM
Many thanks Chris & Derek for your great comments.

Well the cinema is now complete, and I'm really pleased with how it's set off this corner of the street scene.

I just need to add railings where the road in front slopes downwards under the railway & blend in the side of it with the back scene.

Here are some pictures, as can be seen, road markings are still to be added to the street too.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/89/2657-280320164847-896971207.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/89/2657-280320164847-89697404.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/89/2657-280320164848-897072346.jpeg)
A shot from railway level as a Manchester Piccadilly bound inter regional service heads north out of the station

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/89/2657-280320164848-89707793.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 28, 2020, 04:58:16 PM
Mark. I used white humbrol and a deep yellow with a fine brush to do road markings. Yourself ?
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 28, 2020, 05:50:34 PM
Mark. I used white humbrol and a deep yellow with a fine brush to do road markings. Yourself ?

Hi Chris,

I got an 'Edding' Marker pen that writes in white on any type of surface I'm going to try out. I'll leave that for another day mind now ha! It's on my to do list...

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 28, 2020, 05:53:59 PM
Please do share how you manage that technique .
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on March 29, 2020, 01:54:47 PM
Odeon cinema looks really good in that spot and I also love the signal gantry
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 07, 2020, 06:50:11 PM
Hi Everyone,

Well more modelling done today, though this time with a locomotive. 37426 is my favourite of the 37'4's as I saw it named at Aberystwyth when I was just 8 years old back in may 1986. It was to mark the introduction of the 'InterCity' Cambrian coast Express, London Euston to/from Aberystwyth from that time & class 150 Sprinters taking over from First generation DMU's on the line. The only Large Logo Class 37 loco I could find to do this was the collectors 37558 Avro Vulcan set. I only required the 37 so have sold on the aircraft to an aviation enthusiast  ;)

So today I've renumbered & renamed her into 37426 by the excellent Railtec Transfers. I have also with a tiny bit of thin brass put an impression of the small Vale of Rheidol plaque beneath the name. I have to admit the numbers & names were very stubborn to get off, but with a little patience & persistence, i managed to get all removed. I also backdated the overhead warning flashed with Fox transfers one's. I'm now just waiting for some small Welsh Dragons for the cab sides to complete her.

I've also painted the buffers grey & put in the black grease marks.

Here are some pictures of todays modelling aswell as her in action at Shrewford together with her sister, 37429 'Eisteddfod Genedlaethol' 

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-070420182954-905031938.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-070420182954-90503524.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-070420182950-904971996.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-070420182951-90499117.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-070420182951-9049936.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-070420182953-90501356.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-070420182953-905011838.jpeg)

And finally a small video of some action of 'The Snowdonian' to Pwllheli making it's departure from Shrewford, on a summer saturday in 1987
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSC9pQZL5jE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSC9pQZL5jE)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 07, 2020, 06:57:04 PM
Thanks mark. Love those BRUTE trolleys and that vid. Superb
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: mika on April 07, 2020, 08:07:45 PM
Looking very good, Mark.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 07, 2020, 11:27:23 PM
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign: & superb video Mark. Them 37s are looking really nice.
      stay safe regards Derek
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on April 08, 2020, 10:10:17 AM
Great stuff, Mark. Very satisfying clicks over the rail joins :D
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 08, 2020, 10:52:26 AM
Many thanks for the kind comments guys  :thankyousign:, much appreciated

Well a short running session this morning, it's April 1987, A Bristol to Manchester postal service approaches Platform 4 while in bay Platform 5, the 0920 Shrewford to Aberystwyth Class 150 4 car Sprinter waits for the road...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-080420104453-90572432.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-080420104456-90574776.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-080420104451-905651353.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-080420104451-90565884.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-080420104452-905691183.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-080420104452-905702037.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-080420104453-90571922.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 08, 2020, 11:06:33 AM
Love the station signage. Just so real !
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 08, 2020, 11:58:50 AM
Love the station signage. Just so real !

Thanks chris  :thankyousign:

A few more, a 3 Car DMU approaches Platform 6 with a terminating local service from Wolverhampton, there is a fair few passengers on this DMU for the Aberystwyth service. On arrival at Platform 6, passengers scurry around to platform 5 for the waiting Sprinter for Aber...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-080420115339-905801492.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-080420115338-9057982.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-080420115337-905751838.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-080420115338-905792265.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-080420115337-905751572.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 08, 2020, 12:02:03 PM
I guess you printed those signs at home and glued to the canopy mark ?
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 08, 2020, 06:03:22 PM
I guess you printed those signs at home and glued to the canopy mark ?

Hi Chris,

Yup the signs were all printed in the smallest of aerial font on Microsoft word then printed on thin card. There's a picture of it all back on page 3 in the thread..

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 08, 2020, 06:07:52 PM
Thanks for that reminder
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 14, 2020, 08:46:45 PM
Hi Everyone.

Well some more modelling to report on rolling stock again, I've modified the livery on a couple of coaches aswell as a DMU which is still to be completed.

I was always a bit puzzled as to when Farish released the Network southEast Mark 2a coaches, there was no First Class coach to go with them to complete the rake! Although my layout is not based in the Network SouthEast area, the livery was often seen on the welsh marches line in the Cardiff to Crewe/Manchester/Liverpool loco hauled rakes, and until the May 1988 timetable came about & the introduction of Class 155 Sprinters to the route when all services became Standard Class only, all services conveyed First Class accomodation.

So I've taken the NSE Mark2a BSO coach & I've turned this into a first Class coach by adding the Yellow stripe above the saloon windows by Fox Transfers & adding the No1 on the doors. I'm yet to receive the the First class Window labels by Railtec to complete the model. I'm not sure weather a first 'Open' brake Mark 2a coach existed in reality as I think they were all corridor, but with modellers licence, it does now! & I think it looks pretty decent... here are the pictures of the before & after, I will post another once I receive the window labels...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-140420201156-91005592.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-140420201154-91003215.jpeg)

Next, another coach I wasn't happy with is a Mark 1 FK by Farish, It's in InterCity livery, has the correct window markings, but no Number 1 on the doors or the Yellow stripe!
So I've corrected this & here is the before & after of this coach...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/90/2657-140420201149-90964897.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-140420201154-910031930.jpeg)

And finally, one of my blue & grey class 101 sets which I have 3 of in this livery, when you could purchase them for around £85 Each! One I've already made into a West Midlands Tyseley based set, so thought it time to turn my attention to one of the others.
I wanted to turn it into a Western Region Cardiff based set for use on the Semi fast Marches line services, as well as the Heart of Wales. The only thing I can't include is the high intensity headlight that these units carried but I'm not too fussed about that!
The Cardiff based sets kept they're First Class accomodation in both one of the Driving Car's as well as the centre Car. the set I'm creating is C814 which will be used on Shrewford either in 2 or 3 car formation..

This is the progress so far, just waiting for delivery of the '1's for the doors to First Class & also the window labels to complete..

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-140420201152-91001358.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-140420201152-91001206.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 14, 2020, 09:29:05 PM
Looks good mark. Are those mk2as pre 1990 or post poole 90 era ? Google : farish mk2 a nse livery release date. There an rmweb accuracy of mk2 coaches will or may help. I remember seeing a 25 or 33 on the crewe Cardiff's with a rake of mk1s
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 14, 2020, 10:28:03 PM
Looks good mark. Are those mk2as pre 1990 or post poole 90 era ? Google : farish mk2 a nse livery release date. There an rmweb accuracy of mk2 coaches will or may help. I remember seeing a 25 or 33 on the crewe Cardiff's with a rake of mk1s

Cheers Chris,

These are the Bachmann Mark 2a's that were in the shops around 2015 time but they never released a First class Network SouthEast Mark2a coach. I've had a rake of 6 since the release including the BSO but we'll probs wait another 20 years before we get a First class NSE mark 2a so hence I've created my own, albeit with it not being a corridor  ;D ;D

Yeah the 25's early 80's then 33s did dominate up until September 86 with mainly Mark 1 stock, tho from that timetable change, the 33's headed back south & Class 47's were the norm with mark1's or Mark2a/b/c stock. The 'Welshman/Y Cymro' Cardiff - Holyhead even had some air cons thrown in aswell as the odd 'TransPennine' coaches on occasions. 37's also started to appear then along with the New Sprinter 155's from 1988 onwards.

Shrewford being set between 1986 & early 88 so I run anything from a 33 & Mark 1's to 47 or 37's & Mark 2's.

Here's some pics of such trains...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125517107@N02/48915235143/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/125517107@N02/48915235143/)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisbe71/32346504637/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisbe71/32346504637/)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/71592768@N08/46498380874/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/71592768@N08/46498380874/)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/126693116@N06/40080647105/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126693116@N06/40080647105/)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/71592768@N08/19653775769/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/71592768@N08/19653775769/)

Cheers,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 14, 2020, 11:04:41 PM
Creating your own. Thinking outside the box mark. Impressive work
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 18, 2020, 04:40:21 PM
Hi Everyone

Well more train modelling got completed today as I received my other transfers I needed from Railtec, these being the First class'1's & also the window stickers.

First up was the incorrectly liveried Dapol InterCity loco hauled Buffet car. this had the white no 1 next to the door which was correct for 'Swallow' livery but not for Executive which this car carries.
It also didn't have it's yellow stripe, so I've remedied this & also given it it's coach letter of Coach G which I feel sets it of. It will be part of of the Mark 2F rakes when these do after some painful waiting & eye watering price rises finally become available!!
Here are the before & after pics of this coach..

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420160412-911932285.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420160413-911941550.jpeg)

Next the Mark 2a Break coach now complete with it's window markings, also seen at Shrewford's Platform 7 in the formation of a Liverpool to Cardiff service

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420160414-911951301.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420160411-911911375.jpeg)

Then finally my completed Western Region Class 101 3 car unit now complete with First Class accomodation, New cab front unit numbers & also window markings. Seen after finishing the model then in service at Shrewford approaching platform 5 on a Stopper from Cardiff Central via Hereford

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420160416-911972098.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420160411-911911607.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420160412-91193541.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420160407-911871288.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420160407-91187794.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420160410-91189886.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark



Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 18, 2020, 04:42:41 PM
Mark. Impressive. Railtec usually have a good range and the stock looks far better
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 18, 2020, 09:30:25 PM
Mark. Impressive. Railtec usually have a good range and the stock looks far better

Thanks Chris,

It does improve the look of things rather than straight from the box, especially the odd incorrect livery on a coach.

Well while the glues & vinyls were out on the table, I thought I'd get another couple of projects done. I've WMPTE'd my Class 122 Bubble car. It is seen in the pics below in the holding sidings at Shrewford station coupled to a Class 101, these units are now stabled overnight.
I've also added Greater Manchester 'M' logo's to one of my Class 108 2 car sets, this is now a Newton Heath based unit & is seen after application of the logo's then at platform 7 at Shrewford station having worked in a local service from Crewe

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420211657-91211398.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420211702-912331585.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420211658-912292136.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420211657-9121152.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420211701-91231109.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420211658-91229616.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-180420211701-91231385.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 18, 2020, 09:36:20 PM
Mark. Stunning. Glad the safe walking route has been added so the chap can safely inspect the 47
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 19, 2020, 04:35:56 PM
Mark. Stunning. Glad the safe walking route has been added so the chap can safely inspect the 47

Thanks Chris  :thankyousign:,

Well earlier in the thread, the Lamps (By P&D marsh) for the holding sidings were mentioned for their rigidity. I didn't pin them into the board as they're really designed for platforms & would have been too low. So i've remedied this by plugging them into a plastic cotton bud base (some old plastic one's I kept for modeling)
So now they're done & painted & glued into place in the sidings area.

Some pictures were taken this morning showing some stabled Class 150 Sprinters awaiting their next turns. I've also been playing about with the Black & white themes on my phone...

Happy Sunday Everyone :)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-190420163247-91306629.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-190420163245-91299830.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-190420163248-913071060.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-190420163245-91299177.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-190420163246-91305366.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-190420163246-91304551.jpeg)

Cheers,
Mark


Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 19, 2020, 04:45:20 PM
I have a shot of 37163 and 37176 leaving Shrewsbury with mk 1s eleven. In tow.c27 July 85. 1J20 ex London for aberystwyth. Sadly cannot post a photo have to sort technology
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/3894-190420170614.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=91311)
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 19, 2020, 05:06:53 PM
 :confusedsign:. Whoops there we go mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 19, 2020, 05:23:49 PM
I have a shot of 37163 and 37176 leaving Shrewsbury with mk 1s eleven. In tow.c27 July 85. 1J20 ex London for aberystwyth. Sadly cannot post a photo have to sort technology
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/3894-190420170614.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=91311)

That's a shame Chris,

would have loved to have seen that, maybe you'll find a way round it...

Well a couple more pics of the deserted station (Of trains anyway), Just the holding sidings with any trains, one in colour, one in Black & White..

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-190420172037-913092221.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-190420172036-91309582.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on April 19, 2020, 05:35:56 PM
Sorry, but for some reason Modern Image in B & W doesn't work for me.
After all, why have multi coloured worms if they're in just two tones? ;)
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 19, 2020, 05:41:58 PM
Apologies. Just had to sort the numbers of photos in my gallery and with internet space etc everybody on it, I took a snapshot @1977joey (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2657)  from 3985 Jane's year book
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 19, 2020, 05:50:23 PM
I'm also glad that you have found a solution to fix those lamps mark. If you do not mind I have borrowed the same technique.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: degsy_safc on April 19, 2020, 07:02:02 PM
Pictures look great - especially the 'in colour' ones.

Cheers Derek
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 19, 2020, 10:51:06 PM
Sorry, but for some reason Modern Image in B & W doesn't work for me.
After all, why have multi coloured worms if they're in just two tones? ;)

True, but it was for something different & lets not forget a lot of pictures in magazines actually from the 80's & early 90's even model railways were in Black & white, I have a book case full from back then in the Bedroom with the layout lol! Personally I like it & wanted to see how it would look in Black & white..
Don't worry tho Mick all future pics will be of the colour variety lol  :thumbsup:

I'm also glad that you have found a solution to fix those lamps mark. If you do not mind I have borrowed the same technique.

I don't mind at all Chris, glad it helps you sort yours out  :thumbsup:

Pictures look great - especially the 'in colour' ones.

Cheers Derek

Thanks Derek :thankyousign:

Cheers,
Mark






Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 19, 2020, 10:56:31 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
   Many thanks Mark for the latest updates. Really like the detailing, finishing off a superb piece of modelling, ive got agree with Mick though BR stock looks better in colour   :thumbsup:
       stay safe regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 19, 2020, 10:58:47 PM
Technology issues. Keeps deleting photos on the gallery. Ah heres my photos but from Jane's 85
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/3894-190420225838.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=91345)
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 19, 2020, 11:01:20 PM
:hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
   Many thanks Mark for the latest updates. Really like the detailing, finishing off a superb piece of modelling, ive got agree with Mick though BR stock looks better in colour   :thumbsup:
       stay safe regards Derek.

Cheers Derek, all pictures will be colour from now on, as I said above, it was just something different, just experimenting with the camera..

Stay safe too,
Cheers
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 19, 2020, 11:04:00 PM
Technology issues. Keeps deleting photos on the gallery. Ah heres my photos but from Jane's 85
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/3894-190420225838.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=91345)

Great shot Chris, yeah the pics can only be so many pixels, I know it's a minimum of 900 wide to let you upload.
Thanks for uploading that  :thankyousign:
Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 19, 2020, 11:08:32 PM
Thanks I'm not technological . I just use camera on phone screenshot and post it mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 20, 2020, 05:49:44 PM
Hi Everyone,

Another short update. This time with the station. I'd been thinking for a while that a Waiting room was needed on the main lsland platforms between Platforms 4 & 7.
I already have the station buffet & bar, staff accommodation & toilets at the extreme north end of these Platforms & left all the rest of the area 'open' to see the trains through.
Then I saw the scale scenes station Buffet & it got me thinking how good it looked to create a waiting room without taking up loads of train viewing space! So it arrived today & I'm going to have to re configure the arrival & departure screens that were in this area. I'm yet to get rid of the Travellers Fair transfers on the building & make my own 'Waiting Room' signs..
This is it on the platforms to show how it will look, I've also reconfigured where the phone boxes will stand next to the waiting room...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-200420173815-913911757.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-200420173817-913931879.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-200420173815-9139191.jpeg)

And finally, a shot of my current Buffet & Bar which is at the extreme north end of the platforms
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-200420173817-913932045.jpeg)

So at least in the winter, Passengers using Shrewford will have somewhere warm to wait  ;D

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Tank on April 20, 2020, 05:55:38 PM
Fantastic, such a great looking layout.  :)
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 20, 2020, 06:25:42 PM
That is what I call improvisation. I used a tin of humbrol on mine, well a dab , let dry overnight then print over. And then the printer has been in use off work computer so I quickly ran a sheet of my own labels.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on April 20, 2020, 09:18:36 PM
That fits in a treat, Mark.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 20, 2020, 11:31:33 PM
That fits in a treat, Mark.
:hellosign:
    I`ll second that  :thumbsup:
      stay safe regards Derek
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 21, 2020, 06:01:03 PM
Thankyou for the kind comments guys  :thankyousign: Always appreciated  :beers:

So today I've cracked on with the new 'Waiting Room' by getting rid of it's transfers that it came with & applying my own signs.
I've also amended the canopy signage to reflect the fact the platform now has a waiting room.

While doing this I've also printed off a couple of posters or Billboards of the period. One a scan of my original Class 150 Sprinter leaflet dating from 1986 which is now pined to the retaining wall of the old disused bay Platform 1.
Another of an InterCity 125 and finally a Billboard outside the station area advertising the 1987 film 'Dirty Dancing' which will be shown at the 'Odeon' cinema. The road still needs it's markings so it's still on the to do list...

So here's some pictures...

The original transfers carefully removed with a cocktail stick..
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-210420174211-914981650.jpeg)

New signs added & also main canopy signage changed to now say 'Waiting Room'
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-210420174214-914991831.jpeg)

& then in place on the platforms
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-210420174147-914901968.jpeg)

The screens now in place & additional signs
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-210420174154-914931205.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-210420174152-914921938.jpeg)

And finally the new Billboards in position advertising the 'Sprinters' & also the InterCity 125
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-210420174201-914941568.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-210420174204-914951205.jpeg)

A Class 56 passes the newly applied Billboards on the centre road with a Ravenscraig to Llanwern Steel Coil train
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-210420174207-914961846.jpeg)

And finally the Dirty Dancing advertising Billboard. As you can see this area needs finishing off..
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-210420174209-914971902.jpeg)

Phew, I think I'll have some tea now haha!

Cheers,
Mark
 
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 21, 2020, 06:06:49 PM
Stunning mark. Lots of cameos make the difference. Love the  appearance of the waiting room. Chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 22, 2020, 12:02:56 AM
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
    Thanks Mark, looking superb, love them posters, go on you`ve earned your tea   :thumbsup:
      stay safe regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 25, 2020, 06:45:31 PM
Hi Everyone.

Earlier on in the thread, someone made a comment about my ballast, saying it looked oversized & too clean & ever since it's bugged me. The ballast I'd used was Jarvis N scale extra fine. So there was no way I was going to tear up what I've done & all the work that's been put into the layout. But there is a kind of 'Fix'.
So I've purchased a bag of Woodland scenics pack B94 mixed greys Ballast.
I've gently where I can put a sprinkling of of this ballast on top of what i've already done, & I'm quiet pleased with it so far.. but it's not finished! I've purchased some tester pots of different greys emulsion (to test an area). Once I'm happy with a shade, I will water it right down & with a brush I'll gently weather it all & add some much darker oil stains, particularly in the bay Platforms & in the holding sidings... so watch this space.
Always lots to do..

This is how the freshly laid ballast looks as of this evening..

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-250420183232-91719246.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-250420183233-917212294.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-250420183232-917192407.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-250420183229-91708642.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-250420183229-91708400.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 25, 2020, 06:49:03 PM
Go with your heart mark. Your layout has captured my attention, ballasting looked  fine and layout just gets better. Chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 25, 2020, 07:10:14 PM
Go with your heart mark. Your layout has captured my attention, ballasting looked  fine and layout just gets better. Chris

Thanks Chris,

well I've given this ballast a go & with some weathering I'm hoping it'll look the part, thank you for the kind comments  :thankyousign:

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Robscoulding on April 25, 2020, 10:05:58 PM
Hi Mark,  Love the layout - just discovered this tonight. I live in Shrewsbury and use the station a load and it really does represent the real thing well.

I have, up in the loft, a layout using Kato N track which is based on Machynlleth with 'representations' of Welshpool, Tallerdig and Dovey junction.  It runs on two eras, - GWR and 'Arriva trains'

keep up the good work  ( and with kato no one can comment on the ballast :) 

Rob
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 25, 2020, 10:29:51 PM
Hi Mark,  Love the layout - just discovered this tonight. I live in Shrewsbury and use the station a load and it really does represent the real thing well.

I have, up in the loft, a layout using Kato N track which is based on Machynlleth with 'representations' of Welshpool, Tallerdig and Dovey junction.  It runs on two eras, - GWR and 'Arriva trains'

keep up the good work  ( and with kato no one can comment on the ballast :) 

Rob

Many thanks Rob,

Glad you like Shrewford. I'd love to see your layout...do you have a thread on here? I remember the Arriva days very well... I take it you have a couple of 158's for that?

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Shropshire Lad on April 26, 2020, 07:41:55 AM
Lovely layout Mark. It really captures the essence of the station, I spent a fair bit off time on Shrewsbury station when I was a kid!
Cheers Colin
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Robscoulding on April 26, 2020, 08:45:22 AM
Hi Mark, I'll get some pictures sorted and start a thread.    Yep 3 158's in arriva livery and a yellow class 37 and a 150 in arriva.      I've gone for DCC on all locos as with this being a single track line mainly it makes life so much easier to control and I am rubbish at electrics.  Found a guy in Ireland that has over a period of time converted all the non Dcc ready locos to DCc at £30 a pop.  It's not been cheap but I am glad I made the plunge.  Happy modelling
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: ptopo on April 26, 2020, 10:05:33 AM
Fab stuff Mark, the posters & waiting room have added even more atmosphere to what was already a great piece of work.

Thanks for sharing, it's been really inspirational.

Cheers

PT
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 26, 2020, 04:15:33 PM
Lovely layout Mark. It really captures the essence of the station, I spent a fair bit off time on Shrewsbury station when I was a kid!
Cheers Colin

Thanks Colin  :thankyousign:, itís the memories of changing trains there in the 80ís as a kid that inspired me to build the layout

Hi Mark, I'll get some pictures sorted and start a thread.    Yep 3 158's in arriva livery and a yellow class 37 and a 150 in arriva.      I've gone for DCC on all locos as with this being a single track line mainly it makes life so much easier to control and I am rubbish at electrics.  Found a guy in Ireland that has over a period of time converted all the non Dcc ready locos to DCc at £30 a pop.  It's not been cheap but I am glad I made the plunge.  Happy modelling

Looking forward to seeing this Rob  :thumbsup:
I have thought about going DCC myself tho would cost me a fair bit now to convert all my locos & DMUs, plus all the wiring that Iíd need to do kind of puts me off for the time being (Iím also not the best at electrics lol) but itís not something Iíll rull out in the future, Iím sure thereíll come a point when Iíll take the plunge & go DCC, especially with how good the sound fitted stock sounds  :heart2: ::)

Fab stuff Mark, the posters & waiting room have added even more atmosphere to what was already a great piece of work.

Thanks for sharing, it's been really inspirational.

Cheers

PT

Thanks PT, glad you like it. More to be done while weíre in lockdown all being well while I have my mojo haha!  ;D

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: gavin_t on April 26, 2020, 09:40:02 PM
Just had a good read through this thread, loving your work!

Especially love the station area, attention to detail is amazing and loads of good ideas.

Great work on the NSE coach too.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 27, 2020, 06:50:58 PM
Just had a good read through this thread, loving your work!

Especially love the station area, attention to detail is amazing and loads of good ideas.

Great work on the NSE coach too.

Many thanks Gavin, glad you like it  :thankyousign:

Well, I've got on with painting the ballast. I'm almost done with it, just waiting for it to dry before adding the darker oily stains to the centre of the rails in places where loco's & unit's spend a lot of time standing within the station & on the stabling points.

The worst thing about doing this is when brushing on the paint gently is finding out that some of the ballast hadn't set, particularly the Woodland scenics ballast. I found this a real pain, with the grains of ballast not bonding together & leaving lots of air pockets. I use the usual mixture of PVA mixed with a drop of washing up liquid & water & apply with a dropper. Some recommend spraying the area first with water, but as my platforms are the Metcalf card variety, I wasn't going to risk this in case of warping them!
The worst thing is when you start gently brushing your paint on then the grains of ballast come loose & onto your brush & end up in clumps as in area's the Woodlands scenics ballast really hadn't fully gone solid. Bit by bit, I've sorted this after the air going blue a few times!!!  :veryangry:
The Jarvis extra fine N gauge ballast I'd originally used soaks the glue mixture up brilliantly & dries solid with no problems, even if it is a little more coarse than the woodland scenics.
On the whole I'm pretty pleased with how it's looking so far... here's some pictures.

So i got tubs of Wilko's tester emulsion, one of dark & one of light greys so I can vary the shades
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-270420175523-918271682.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-270420175517-91804183.jpeg)

Then applying the mixture to the track, the darker shade between the running lines (the 4 foot) & lighter on the outer side of the track
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-270420175517-918041998.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-270420175519-918231348.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-270420175520-91824154.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-270420175520-918231192.jpeg)

The area shown here between Platforms 3 & 4 shows the Jarvis ballast, with this painted id doesn't look too bad to the eye, tho I'm yet to add the oil stanes to this area...
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-270420175521-91826144.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-270420175522-918262263.jpeg)

Once the track is finished, I have plans for the edge of the board next to the track along Platform 7 which at the moment has a thin plastic screen which I'm not overly happy with, so watch this space for that.. ;)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 27, 2020, 06:58:13 PM
Mark. Share your frustrations. Jarvis are pretty good. I used fine gaugemaster but agree do get clumps. I work in small areas and thankfully as stockists currently have 200g as opposed to 500g ordered 3 packs. Keep up the good work
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 27, 2020, 07:06:35 PM
Mark. Share your frustrations. Jarvis are pretty good. I used fine gaugemaster but agree do get clumps. I work in small areas and thankfully as stockists currently have 200g as opposed to 500g ordered 3 packs. Keep up the good work

Glad I aint the only one who gets frustrated with Ballast Chris lol! I'm having a break from it now, back to it tomorrow. Time for some tea then crack the beer open later lol!  :beers:

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 27, 2020, 07:07:48 PM
We all look forward to your next instalment mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: gavin_t on April 27, 2020, 10:38:52 PM
 My woodlands scenic ballast set fine but it did take a while to fully go off.  I think I did put a bit too much pva on in places though!
Usual 50/50 mix of pva with a little fairy. Did pre wet the ballast though but I had no risk of damaging card.

I painted mine with a basic airbrush, didn't come out too bad for a first go. Better now I have tidied up the shoulders too.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on April 27, 2020, 11:00:12 PM
Hi Everyone.

Earlier on in the thread, someone made a comment about my ballast, saying it looked oversized & too clean & ever since it's bugged me. The ballast I'd used was Jarvis N scale extra fine. So there was no way I was going to tear up what I've done & all the work that's been put into the layout. But there is a kind of 'Fix'.
So I've purchased a bag of Woodland scenics pack B94 mixed greys Ballast.
I've gently where I can put a sprinkling of of this ballast on top of what i've already done, & I'm quiet pleased with it so far.. but it's not finished! I've purchased some tester pots of different greys emulsion (to test an area). Once I'm happy with a shade, I will water it right down & with a brush I'll gently weather it all & add some much darker oil stains, particularly in the bay Platforms & in the holding sidings... so watch this space.
Always lots to do..

This is how the freshly laid ballast looks as of this evening..

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-250420183232-91719246.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-250420183233-917212294.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-250420183232-917192407.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-250420183229-91708642.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-250420183229-91708400.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark

I'm thinking it looks pretty darn good to me!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 27, 2020, 11:33:53 PM
My woodlands scenic ballast set fine but it did take a while to fully go off.  I think I did put a bit too much pva on in places though!
Usual 50/50 mix of pva with a little fairy. Did pre wet the ballast though but I had no risk of damaging card.

I painted mine with a basic airbrush, didn't come out too bad for a first go. Better now I have tidied up the shoulders too.

Thanks Gavin,

I think the cause could have been because I'd laid ballast on top of ballast maybe? I don't know  :confused1:...I'm hoping i can get it finished off tomorrow anyway. That picture shows a fine bit of ballasting  :thumbsup:
Do you have a layout thread on here? Would be great to see more :)

Posted by: DarrwestLU6
ę on: Today at 11:00:12 PM ĽInsert Quote
I'm thinking it looks pretty darn good to me!

Thanks Darrwest,

We'll see how it looks when finished tomorrow all being well... Then I'll have to clean the rails & test the trains...that's where you hold your breath it all still works lol!  :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes:

Cheers Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: springwood on April 28, 2020, 08:46:45 AM
Earlier on in the thread, someone made a comment about my ballast, saying it looked oversized & too clean & ever since it's bugged me.

Mark,
That 'someone' was me, Robin, (with my layout named Springwood). I do remember that you were not best pleased with my critique at the time - not to mention getting a tad angry with me?!! - but it is interesting to see you now trying to address the issue...good!

I experimented quite a bit before commiting to the layout itself and ended up using a blend of 4 colours from Woodland Scenics (all their 'Fine' grade stuff). I devoted much time and effort to the initial dry placement on the track and shoulders, i.e. used a teaspoon to shovel little amounts on, then, painstakingly, brushed it in and along (working from left to right) with a small, very soft-bristled paint brush until just at top of sleeper level etc. Time spent getting it spot on at this stage pays dividends when I came to the pre-wetting and applying the 50:50 glue mix. Watching the Dean Park videos on Youtube to thank for that. For my weathering, I have used Railmatch Dark Rust (2405). As I was never going to invest in and use an airbrush, my technique was to use my home-made 'stippling brush' (i.e. a small 'flat' watercolour brush where I cut down the bristles to approx 3mm) and painted the outside edges and a little in between the rails. That worked really well. Have used some sleeper grime and weathered black for the usual oily areas and around point mechanisms. Yet to do fully weather the TMD area. Robin

A few pics are attached, please excuse the random placement of stuff..it's on the move all the time atm as I progress with scenery etc- good luck with your efforts!
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/7301-280420084154.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=91863)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/7301-280420084354.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=91865)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/7301-280420084441.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=91866)
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 28, 2020, 01:05:00 PM
Earlier on in the thread, someone made a comment about my ballast, saying it looked oversized & too clean & ever since it's bugged me.

Mark,
That 'someone' was me, Robin, (with my layout named Springwood). I do remember that you were not best pleased with my critique at the time - not to mention getting a tad angry with me?!! - but it is interesting to see you now trying to address the issue...good!

I experimented quite a bit before commiting to the layout itself and ended up using a blend of 4 colours from Woodland Scenics (all their 'Fine' grade stuff). I devoted much time and effort to the initial dry placement on the track and shoulders, i.e. used a teaspoon to shovel little amounts on, then, painstakingly, brushed it in and along (working from left to right) with a small, very soft-bristled paint brush until just at top of sleeper level etc. Time spent getting it spot on at this stage pays dividends when I came to the pre-wetting and applying the 50:50 glue mix. Watching the Dean Park videos on Youtube to thank for that. For my weathering, I have used Railmatch Dark Rust (2405). As I was never going to invest in and use an airbrush, my technique was to use my home-made 'stippling brush' (i.e. a small 'flat' watercolour brush where I cut down the bristles to approx 3mm) and painted the outside edges and a little in between the rails. That worked really well. Have used some sleeper grime and weathered black for the usual oily areas and around point mechanisms. Yet to do fully weather the TMD area. Robin

A few pics are attached, please excuse the random placement of stuff..it's on the move all the time atm as I progress with scenery etc- good luck with your efforts!
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/7301-280420084154.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=91863)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/7301-280420084354.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=91865)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/7301-280420084441.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=91866)

Robin,

As you've openly mentioned about me getting a 'tad angry' with you, I will explain the reason why, I'd say I was more a bit Peed off to be fair... At the time, you'd messaged me privately a 'number' of times of asking every tiny detail & intricate measurements of structures, distances between track to what code of materials I'd used to create what I've done, to which when I could I answered & was happy to help.

Then at a time i wasn't feeling the best, within a week of each other I lost my father & then my Grandad to dementia them both having being in hospital for some time. It was at this crappy time you'd came on here & criticised the layout, so no, it didn't go down to well in all fairness at the time, especially after all the questions you'd asked, it did feel derogatory...

So there's the explanation. Apart from that I welcome constructive criticism, after all my layout is not perfect by any means. Ballasting is not my best skill, yours looks superb so well done on that!

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: gavin_t on April 28, 2020, 01:40:52 PM
My woodlands scenic ballast set fine but it did take a while to fully go off.  I think I did put a bit too much pva on in places though!
Usual 50/50 mix of pva with a little fairy. Did pre wet the ballast though but I had no risk of damaging card.

I painted mine with a basic airbrush, didn't come out too bad for a first go. Better now I have tidied up the shoulders too.

Thanks Gavin,

I think the cause could have been because I'd laid ballast on top of ballast maybe? I don't know  :confused1:...I'm hoping i can get it finished off tomorrow anyway. That picture shows a fine bit of ballasting  :thumbsup:
Do you have a layout thread on here? Would be great to see more :)

Cheers Mark


I do. Its in the layout construction area. It is Called Hadley park. Only a little 2x4 layout that is my first venture into model railways since having a Hornby set as a kid. Very much a beginner with a suck it and see approach.
Starting to get the ball rolling now over the last couple of pages in my thread. Set in the early 90's Network southeast area.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 28, 2020, 04:44:07 PM
So...back to the matter at hand & that's getting the dreaded ballasting finished off. This is when you realise just how much track you have down!

An overall shot across the south and of the layout, I've now added the darker oily stains in the holding sidings & areas of the station where loco's & units mainly stand ticking over... once it has all fully dried, I will then clean the track & try running a loco over it all to make sure it all works... think I'm giving it a rest for today tho lol!
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-280420163248-919041404.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-280420163250-91908903.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-280420163248-919041412.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-280420163246-918562196.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-280420163246-918561089.jpeg)

And then finally while the paint was out, I thought I'd make a start to add the oil stains on my TTA wagons. 5 of them I have in this very clean grey, the others are black so no need to really bother with those as much. But I don't remember ever seeing these clean..
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-280420163249-919061685.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/91/2657-280420163249-919061685.jpeg)
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 28, 2020, 04:47:09 PM
Oil tanks look weathered once running will no notice the weather. Ballasting has a good effect. Now where is that beer mark ? Chris. A graphite stick will clean that track nicely, forgot to mention
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 28, 2020, 04:50:12 PM
Oil tanks look weathered once running will no notice the weather. Ballasting has a good effect. Now where is that beer mark ? Chris. A graphite stick will clean that track nicely, forgot to mention

Haha! Just what I could do with, but alas I'm at work at 0515 am tomorrow so no beer today for me Chris, though I switch to lates after tomorrow, so i'll make up for it  ;) :beers:

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: springwood on April 29, 2020, 09:29:25 AM
Hi Mark, your ballasting is looking a lot better now, so well done - particularly as you don't hide the fact that it is not one of your favourite tasks!!
It may be difficult to tell from the pics, but if I look at second pic down and compare two stretches of track, i.e. the 7th one down (from the top) with the 6th, the 7th seems to have little or no ballast in between the rails - am I right?? You will doubtless be aware that there's been a 'meaty' thread running just now on the colour to apply to rail sides - just wondering if you plan to put some rust colour on your rail and track sides for a bit realism? Keep safe.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 29, 2020, 06:45:58 PM
Hi Mark, your ballasting is looking a lot better now, so well done - particularly as you don't hide the fact that it is not one of your favourite tasks!!
It may be difficult to tell from the pics, but if I look at second pic down and compare two stretches of track, i.e. the 7th one down (from the top) with the 6th, the 7th seems to have little or no ballast in between the rails - am I right?? You will doubtless be aware that there's been a 'meaty' thread running just now on the colour to apply to rail sides - just wondering if you plan to put some rust colour on your rail and track sides for a bit realism? Keep safe.

I've not seen this meaty  thread Robin no....

Well, as far as track & ballast is concerned, I am more than done now, talk about back breaking ha! today I've cleaned all my rails with cotton buds dabbed in a little meths. It's time consuming but I'm not keen on using abrasive things such as the Peco rubber which I have, but this can scratch your rails over time.
I may invest in a proper track cleaner wagon, anyone used one of these? And are they any good? It would save my largish hands snapping things off the station while I clean track lol  ;D! 

So this first picture shows the cleaning in progress of the rails... I've tested my class 25 & she's gone round fine although I've had to double clean some of the point blades.
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-290420183523-92002930.jpeg)

next a shot of the track at the south end showing the last few days work..
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-290420183520-919641551.jpeg)

Then some of the north end of platform 7
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-290420183520-919641707.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-290420183522-920021388.jpeg)

Now after all that, I'm havin a beer or six hahaha! Cheers  :beers:
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-290420183525-92004737.jpeg)

Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 29, 2020, 07:02:55 PM
Mark. You have earned that beer. I use graphite pencil to clean. Bet there was some grime using meths
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: degsy_safc on April 29, 2020, 11:25:30 PM
Hi Mark,

Your station is looking fab, ballasting looked ok to me before you made your changes & the latest version looks excellent.

Had to laugh at the picture of you with the Tuborg - we were due to fly out to Turkey on 7th May and bottles of Tuborg is my drink of choice out there - however due to the state of play weíre staying put, so will have to make do with a few Efes as Iíve never seen Tuborg up these parts.

Cheers Derek
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 30, 2020, 12:02:19 AM
Hi Mark,

Your station is looking fab, ballasting looked ok to me before you made your changes & the latest version looks excellent.

 
:hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
    Got to agree  :thumbsup:
      stay safe regards Derek. 
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: springwood on April 30, 2020, 08:32:14 AM
I've not seen this meaty  thread Robin no....

It's under the section of Track, points and underlay: railside rust colour experiments

Robin
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 30, 2020, 03:02:15 PM
Mark. You have earned that beer. I use graphite pencil to clean. Bet there was some grime using meths

Thanks Chris, I got through Twenty something cotton buds haha! Iíve just heard horror stories about abrasive materials on track so tend to avoid them now...

Hi Mark,

Your station is looking fab, ballasting looked ok to me before you made your changes & the latest version looks excellent.

Had to laugh at the picture of you with the Tuborg - we were due to fly out to Turkey on 7th May and bottles of Tuborg is my drink of choice out there - however due to the state of play weíre staying put, so will have to make do with a few Efes as Iíve never seen Tuborg up these parts.

Cheers Derek

Thanks Derek  :thankyousign: Strange you donít have Tuborg by you, they sell it at my local convenience store thankfully... Enjoy your Efes in the meantime  ;) :beers:

Hi Mark,

Your station is looking fab, ballasting looked ok to me before you made your changes & the latest version looks excellent.

 
:hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
    Got to agree  :thumbsup:
      stay safe regards Derek. 

Thanks Derek, Iíll start the next bit of modelling on Saturday hopefully, this will be the side of the baseboard next to the track by Platform 7, which I want to make look more attractive than just the edge of the board with clear plasticard, so watch this space for that....

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 30, 2020, 03:12:51 PM
I used cotton buds and meths. Boy was there some grime. Look forward to the next phase
 
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: gavin_t on April 30, 2020, 08:38:23 PM
I hope you are pleased with the ballast now as I think it looks great in your latest shots.
Good work on the TTA tanks too, I haven't been brave enough to take paint to my clean ones yet  :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: degsy_safc on April 30, 2020, 10:33:34 PM
Thanks Derek  :thankyousign: Strange you donít have Tuborg by you, they sell it at my local convenience store thankfully... Enjoy your Efes in the meantime  ;) :beers:

Yes itís odd I cannot find Tuborg, but quite partial to Corona, Sol, Morretti, Peroni and  real ale, so plenty of choices there Lol.

Thanks Derek, Iíll start the next bit of modelling on Saturday hopefully, this will be the side of the baseboard next to the track by Platform 7, which I want to make look more attractive than just the edge of the board with clear plasticard, so watch this space for that...

Looking forward to seeing that progress - good luck Mark.

Cheers Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on May 01, 2020, 10:29:30 AM
Short of adding a strip along that baseboard edge I'm interested in seeing what your solution is, Mark.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: LowerQuadrant on May 01, 2020, 07:53:27 PM
Hi Mark,

great layout! I especially like your platforms - very convincing with much attention to detail :thumbsup:

That Shrewsbury signal box is a real behemoth :goggleeyes: May I suggest you camouflage those white cardboard edges with some brick-colour? It's totally worth the effort and will make it look great instead of good :beers:
(https://abload.de/img/20190929_152516lrkdj.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=20190929_152516lrkdj.jpg)

Cheers
Christoph
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Ted on May 01, 2020, 08:02:06 PM
Station looks good, really busy too which adds to the interest.

Nice!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Robscoulding on May 02, 2020, 05:07:38 PM
Hi Mark.  Just to say I have started a post of my layout - not imaginatively called. Cambrian line new layout breaks cover.  Hope you like it.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 02, 2020, 09:01:07 PM
Hi Everyone,

Well thankyou all for the great comments  :thankyousign:

Hi Mark,

great layout! I especially like your platforms - very convincing with much attention to detail :thumbsup:

That Shrewsbury signal box is a real behemoth :goggleeyes: May I suggest you camouflage those white cardboard edges with some brick-colour? It's totally worth the effort and will make it look great instead of good :beers:

Cheers
Christoph

Cheers Christoph, great tip & will give that idea a go, I might give the box a makeover at some point & get an interior fitted  :thumbsup:

Also loving your cambrian layout Rob @Robscoulding (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=8539)  :thumbsup:

Well as for the latest developments at Shrewford, for a while I've been wanting to tear off the thin clear screen that edged the baseboard along the track next to Platform 7 with something more appealing to the eye. I also wanted this side of the girder bridge representing over the River Severn.
So I've purchased multipacks of the Ratio retaining wall, & like I'd done with the otherside of the tracks, given this a terracotta coat of emulsion, & yet to weather it all with a soft pencil.

Thinking this would look good to edge all the board with...so here goes.

First up is a picture of the girder Bridge that spans the south end of the real Shrewsbury station.. you will shortly see what I had in mind for this...
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-020520203936-92375839.jpeg)

Next I pull off the clear plasticard edge I had before...
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-020520203929-923692020.jpeg)

I then glue on bit by bit the retaining wall by Ratio
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-020520203933-923711690.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-020520203930-92369174.jpeg)

I then cut out the Bridge picture in sections after ruling out the measurements to fit flush with the edge of the board. The first part is the water..
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-020520203933-92371416.jpeg)

then followed by the girder part, then I add my own styrene truss on top of that
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-020520203934-92373695.jpeg)

This now just gives the illusion of the river running beneath the station
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-020520203935-923731184.jpeg)

The final shot showing the side of the layout & the Mark 3 stock in Platform 7 on tonight's 19:21 Shrewford to Euston waiting for the road..
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-020520203935-92374649.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 02, 2020, 09:13:03 PM
Mark. Incredibly realistic. Just adds an extra dimension and cameo talking point. And the river severn
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: dannyboy on May 02, 2020, 09:24:28 PM
That is looking really good Mark. I particularly like the idea of using the retaining walls as 'the edge'.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: gavin_t on May 02, 2020, 10:00:59 PM
Using the retaining wall as edging is a fab idea!
The bridge looks mega too

I was thinking of tidying up the edges of my layout last night too, best I came up with was some ply painted a nice colour  ;D
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 02, 2020, 10:29:21 PM
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
     Very impressive Mark a superb idea which has been superbly executed, top modelling sir    :thumbsup:
    stay safe regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Ollie3440 on May 08, 2020, 11:28:47 PM
Evening Mark

Being a Salopian I'm loving the layout, keep the updates coming

Cheers

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 09, 2020, 07:41:14 PM
Hi everyone,

As always, thankyou for all the fantastic comments, it gives me that kick up the backside to do more with the layout which I have done this last day or so.

The street scene in front of the station was in much need of attention, particularly road markings & the belisha beacons on the zebra crossing replacing with something a little more to scale.
So my idea was I kept the cord off an old blind I had, the little beads would come in very handy for some modelling  ;) So with a couple of 25 mm nails which I clipped off the sharp point with track cutters, then super glued on the bead to this end, leaving the head of the nail as the base of the beacon....

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-090520191705-92989637.jpeg)

Then with a black permanent marker, I coloured the nail, then once this was properly dry, I used a white 'Edding' pen which writes on Glass, metal, or plastic to do the white sections of the beacon...
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-090520191653-929762189.jpeg)

Then finally, painting very carefully with some humbrol yellow enamel paint, the bead (Beacon head)..
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-090520191653-929761053.jpeg)

These are then glued into place on the crossing replacing the overscale one's that stood there before. The road markings (At least the white one's) have been done using a small ruler & the excellent white Edding pen. The Yellow lines I'll do at a later date..
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-090520191656-929812377.jpeg)

The other ornate lighting in the picture was also made from some spare knightwing T Platform lights I had by clipping off the lamp head & gluing on the bead instead & then painting them & installing to the station area...
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-090520191656-92981560.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-090520191657-92983999.jpeg)

I also used the same technique to pop some lights outside the Odeon cinema
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-090520191658-92985625.jpeg)

A Birdseye view of the station frontage
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-090520191659-92985321.jpeg)

And along the street towards the cinema
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-090520191657-929831624.jpeg)

The girder bridge next to Platform 7 has received a coat of white paint, seen above it at Platform 5 is a Wolverhampton service, & behind that a 'Valley Lines' Class 108 with a Newport service
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-090520191702-929872487.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/92/2657-090520191702-92987727.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 09, 2020, 07:45:05 PM
What a lovely lockdown project mark. Is that abbey road where the zebra crossing is ?
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 09, 2020, 07:56:12 PM
What a lovely lockdown project mark. Is that abbey road where the zebra crossing is ?

Thanks Chris,

I've called it Railway Street, tho have been pondering whether to call it 'Castle Foregate' like the real life Shrewsbury....not sure yet tho this is a fictional representation...
Ditton is coming along really well by the way, have been following your progress  :beers:

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 09, 2020, 07:59:28 PM
Exhibition standards
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on May 09, 2020, 08:32:39 PM
Great bit of improv with the blind beads, Mark.
I just hope your track cutters still cut track after the latest use :uneasy: :uneasy:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 09, 2020, 10:46:59 PM
Great bit of improv with the blind beads, Mark.
I just hope your track cutters still cut track after the latest use :uneasy: :uneasy:

Thanks Mick,

I'm sure the cutters will be fine, not that I'm intending on cutting anymore track for a while ;D lol! I might bite the bullet one day & play around with LED's & electrics, & see about lighting the layout properly....something in the pipeline for a later date... :hmmm:

Cheers
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 09, 2020, 11:01:02 PM
Love the station entrance, br sign and the phone boxes
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 10, 2020, 01:24:47 AM
Love the station entrance, br sign and the phone boxes

Glad you like it Chris,

Couple more from earlier when I had a run of the trains, this evenings Bangor (Gwynedd) to Cardiff service arrives at Platform 7 composed of a Class 33 & Mark 1 stock...
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/93/2657-100520012200-929902421.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/93/2657-100520012200-929901393.jpeg)

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on May 10, 2020, 11:42:57 AM
Lovely modelling and great photos! Please keep them coming!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 10, 2020, 12:35:39 PM
Look forward to seeing a night time scene
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 11, 2020, 12:30:36 AM
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
  Really superb modelling Mark  :thumbsup:
     stay safe regards Derek
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: gavin_t on May 11, 2020, 01:21:41 PM
Looks great with the trains running along the edge like that and a perfect photo op  :D

Although I do have slight paranoia that I would knock something off the edge  ;D
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 11, 2020, 09:31:13 PM
Hi everyone,

Thankyou for the fantastic comments, always appreciated  :thankyousign: :beers:

Looks great with the trains running along the edge like that and a perfect photo op  :D

Although I do have slight paranoia that I would knock something off the edge  ;D

Thanks Gavin  :thankyousign:

I made sure the lip is big enough along the edge of the retaining wall (not too obvious on the pics) to catch anything I maybe knock by mistake.. I had thin clear plastic along it before the retaining wall just in case of this or any derailment.... I wouldnít want to risk anything coming off with the eye watering price of a loco now lol!  :goggleeyes:

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 11, 2020, 10:49:05 PM
Well just another brief update to show what else I've been working on an hour or so each evening over the last couple of weeks, today I think i've finally tied it together.

I've been 'Kind of' working to a timetable anyway, but thought it would be fun to actually create one. A mate of mine who has just retired from work (& An enthusiast) kindly borrowed me his 80's BR Timetables & they are fascinating!

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/93/2657-110520223301-931451969.jpeg)

So piecing some of these together with adjustments to make it all workable within the station, i've created my own Arrival & Departure sheets for Passenger services through Shrewford station.

These are categorized into Winter Monday to Friday, Saturdays & Sundays, & Summer Monday to Friday, Saturdays & Sundays. For the cambrian line winter times on a sunday, I've used the 1988 into 89 winter timetable as there was no winter sunday service in 86 or 87! Only in the summer. Hard to believe now..

I thought I'd give this all a bash, hopefully making it more fun to operate knowing where each train is coming from then destined for... They are stored on spreadsheets so adjustments can be made if need be...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/93/2657-110520223258-931431037.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/93/2657-110520223258-931431934.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 12, 2020, 12:15:49 AM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
    Nice work Mark, thanks for sharing.
      stay safe regards Derek
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: gavin_t on May 12, 2020, 12:47:05 PM
Hi everyone,

Thankyou for the fantastic comments, always appreciated  :thankyousign: :beers:

Looks great with the trains running along the edge like that and a perfect photo op  :D

Although I do have slight paranoia that I would knock something off the edge  ;D

Thanks Gavin  :thankyousign:

I made sure the lip is big enough along the edge of the retaining wall (not too obvious on the pics) to catch anything I maybe knock by mistake.. I had thin clear plastic along it before the retaining wall just in case of this or any derailment.... I wouldnít want to risk anything coming off with the eye watering price of a loco now lol!  :goggleeyes:

Cheers,
Mark

Ah yes I didn't spot the lip. Perfect then :D

Yer they are not cheap now days!  :goggleeyes:

well unless the other half asks how much it was  ;D
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 15, 2020, 11:42:34 PM
Well another short video done this evening. The 108 decided to stutter over the points tho lol!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiwPZU8rAHY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiwPZU8rAHY)

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 16, 2020, 12:25:30 AM
Hi mate super video
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on May 16, 2020, 09:55:28 AM
Smashing film, Mark, with some really nice careful driving/braking. I don't think anyone would have ended up in a heap or, worse, requiring hospital treatment ;D
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: exmouthcraig on May 16, 2020, 10:22:58 AM
Fantastic film mark and the detail in that station is phenomenal.

Am I the only one that thinks this layout would work so well with sound????

I love that thought of that lot ticking over, their 2tone pip before departure with all that brake squeal and rail grinding going on.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 16, 2020, 11:16:31 AM
Fantastic film mark and the detail in that station is phenomenal.

Am I the only one that thinks this layout would work so well with sound????

I love that thought of that lot ticking over, their 2tone pip before departure with all that brake squeal and rail grinding going on.

Cheers Craig,

Your right it would be better with sound, I'm quiet a novice when it comes to making video's but the next time I do one, I'll try & get some background sound going on, even if it's noises from the station such as announcements etc.

Glad you like it :)

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 16, 2020, 11:18:58 AM
Smashing film, Mark, with some really nice careful driving/braking. I don't think anyone would have ended up in a heap or, worse, requiring hospital treatment ;D

Haha  ;D! Cheers Mick,

Yeah it's quiet tricky with one hand on the controller & the other holding the phone...hopefully I'l get better with more practice..

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on May 16, 2020, 11:26:11 AM
Smashing film, Mark, with some really nice careful driving/braking. I don't think anyone would have ended up in a heap or, worse, requiring hospital treatment ;D

Haha  ;D! Cheers Mick,

Yeah it's quiet tricky with one hand on the controller & the other holding the phone...hopefully I'l get better with more practice..

Cheers,
Mark
Far too many of my locos wouldn't know what 'slow running' is if it bit them in the bum ::)
Sadly the vast majority are Dapol.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 16, 2020, 11:27:19 AM
Mark. That s when you need a  handheld on a long wire resting in the palm of your hand with a phone when your snapping with velcro so you can stick the lead down asap
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on May 16, 2020, 11:43:35 AM
Yeah it's quiet tricky with one hand on the controller & the other holding the phone...hopefully I'l get better with more practice..

Unless panning I try to always stand the tablet or phone on something and prop it up.  I still manage to mess up 3 out of 4 shots but every bit helps :D
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Chris Morris on May 16, 2020, 12:55:44 PM
I find a tripod is helpful for both photos and videos. All you need is a smartphone holder on the tripod. There are quite cheap. See     https://www.smartphonefilmpro.com/what-are-the-best-smartphone-tripod-mounts-in-2017/ (https://www.smartphonefilmpro.com/what-are-the-best-smartphone-tripod-mounts-in-2017/)   
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: mika on May 16, 2020, 09:48:00 PM
Hi Mark,

Thanks for the video. Shrewford certainly looks like fun to operate. Lovely to see those long trains running in and out of the station. :thumbsup:

Also the cladding of the baseboard is a very neat idea. And I just love the bridge. Brilliant!

Cheers,
Michael
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 17, 2020, 10:55:11 AM
I find a tripod is helpful for both photos and videos. All you need is a smartphone holder on the tripod. There are quite cheap. See     https://www.smartphonefilmpro.com/what-are-the-best-smartphone-tripod-mounts-in-2017/ (https://www.smartphonefilmpro.com/what-are-the-best-smartphone-tripod-mounts-in-2017/)   

Thanks for that info Chris, I'll definitely look into that  :thankyousign:

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the video. Shrewford certainly looks like fun to operate. Lovely to see those long trains running in and out of the station. :thumbsup:

Also the cladding of the baseboard is a very neat idea. And I just love the bridge. Brilliant!

Cheers,
Michael

Thanks Michael, glad you like it  :thankyousign: Also loving your ideas for Spittalfield, the canal scene reminds me a little of Wolverhampton's northern approaches like on this pic.. https://www.flickr.com/photos/71592768@N08/20377288030/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/71592768@N08/20377288030/) . Looking forward to seeing it develope  :beers:

Well a couple of pics from last night, while taking a break from coats of paint drying in my box bedroom, I popped to Shrewford, and a Class 37 is on a tank train from Stanlow to Albion, A 5 car DMU has arrived at Platform 5 with a service from Birmingham New Street (Including a Network Southeast Class 101 on loan to Tyseley), and a shiny new Class 150/2 Sprinter is on the up & down goods, which will shortly shunt to Platform 4b to form a Chester service. Also a Class 50 is stabled...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/93/2657-170520103349-93534341.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/93/2657-170520103350-93534692.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/93/2657-170520103348-93529663.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/93/2657-170520103348-93529635.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark


Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 17, 2020, 11:03:27 AM
Just gets better @1977joey (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2657) , mark heres a shot railway and canal. 85008 taken 1982 at smethwick heading north of new street
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/93/3894-170520110248.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=93537). Look at the canal, towpath, fencing, the bank onto the railway
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 29, 2020, 11:22:56 PM
Just a quick one of the edited video of the summer Saturday only 1055 to Pwllheli, (Ex Euston) departing from Shrewford.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="
" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Just to let you peeps now, I'm downsizing from a house to an apartment, so Shrewford will be coming with me (Obviously). The new place's spare room will have it fit nicely :) but there probably won't be an update for a while until I get sorted, I dread putting all the trains in their boxes  :-X :-X lol!

In the meantime, Enjoy  :beers:

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 29, 2020, 11:27:22 PM
Mark. Good luck with the move. Shrewford flats I think we will call it
Lovely video
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: weave on May 30, 2020, 07:22:37 AM
Hi Mark,

Think of it of as an excellent way of getting all the railway stuff together, neat and sorted.

And then, when you are settled into your new place, you won't be able to find anything  :doh:  :D.

Seriously, good luck with everything, I will miss Shrewford but looking forward to the future updates.

The main thing is that it fits nicely  :thumbsup:.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 30, 2020, 07:35:24 AM
Mark @1977joey (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2657)  you need these     https://www.argos.co.uk/browse/home-and-furniture/storage/plastic-storage-boxes/c:29593/ (https://www.argos.co.uk/browse/home-and-furniture/storage/plastic-storage-boxes/c:29593/)   seriously good luck
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 31, 2020, 12:32:02 AM
 :hellosign:
  Hope all goes well with the move Mark, looking forward  to more when you are settled  :wave:
     stay safe regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: mika on May 31, 2020, 08:22:52 PM
Hi Mark,

Good luck with the move!
I'm relieved to read that you will have room for Shrewford at your new place.

All best,
Michael
 :beers:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Ensign Elliott on June 03, 2020, 08:34:46 AM
Great pics!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 06, 2020, 10:04:46 PM
Hi Everyone,

Thankyou once again for the kind comments  :thankyousign:..

Well just before everything starts to get packed away, I was operating the layout tonight, then i started taking pics (As you do lol!  :-[ :-[)

So here they are as I thought I'd share them..

First up, It's 1987 & the bay Platforms are occupied by a brace BR's new Class 150/2 'Sprinter's', the one at Platform 5 is ticking over empty stock & the one at Platform 6 will form a service to Cardiff Central via all stations..
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/95/2657-060620215009-950031419.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/94/2657-060620215004-949881785.jpeg)

Over at Platform 4b is the 20:05 service to Crewe formed of a Class 101 2 car set
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/94/2657-060620215004-949881491.jpeg)

Next a Class 31 appears on a Manchester Red Bank to Bristol Temple Meads van train
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/94/2657-060620215005-94999544.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/94/2657-060620215005-94999828.jpeg)
 
After a breif stop, the 31 departs
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/95/2657-060620215007-950012087.jpeg)

But is then held at the next signal before taking the Hereford line in the tunnel until another Sprinter Class 150 clears off the Wolverhampton line, and is seen approaching on the 20:19 service from Wolverhampton to Chester
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/95/2657-060620215007-950011413.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/95/2657-060620215009-950032450.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Nbodger on June 06, 2020, 10:11:54 PM
Great pictures enjoyed very much

Stay safe

Mike H  8)
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 06, 2020, 10:15:48 PM
Hope the move goes to plan. Ah the famous red bank carriage sidings mentioned.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: JasonBz on June 06, 2020, 10:29:57 PM
I love the shots of the Sprinters in Platforms 5 and 6!
Takes me back to the Railway as it was when I started on there, which is now quite a long time ago
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: scruff on July 26, 2020, 11:51:02 PM
Good luck with the move Mark.
Hope it all goes smoothly, can't wait to see Shrewford again..

Cheers
Mark
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