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Author Topic: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)  (Read 47363 times)

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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #465 on: August 12, 2018, 07:34:11 AM »
I spent a couple of hours yesterday adding small details including some people.  These were 2 for 100, needed a bit of work with a paintbrush but they don't look too bad to my eyes anyway.  I had a rummage around in my box of scenic bits and found platform lamps, oil drums, sacks, pallets, sheep hurdles, packing cases and bicycles, all of which have found a place on the layout.  I don't think I can add much more without losing that relaxed, uncluttered, slow-paced feel that I have been trying to achieve. 















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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #466 on: August 12, 2018, 07:44:05 AM »
A really good set of pictures.
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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #467 on: August 12, 2018, 07:47:37 AM »
You have done a good job, and have managed to maintain the uncluttered look you want.  :thumbsup:

I most say those figures look a lot better than the usual cheap bulk packs that are around.

Can I ask where you sourced them, please?  :beers:
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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #468 on: August 12, 2018, 07:57:09 AM »
You have done a good job, and have managed to maintain the uncluttered look you want.  :thumbsup:

I most say those figures look a lot better than the usual cheap bulk packs that are around.

Can I ask where you sourced them, please?  :beers:

China, via Ebay.  You get about ten different poses in a variety of mostly rather lairy colours and the price seems to have gone up since I bought mine, but compared to the Farish figures at around nine quid for six they are still good value.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253292824227

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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #469 on: August 12, 2018, 08:41:05 AM »
Richard, the pictures look great. Just the right the number of people in a quiet rural seting. Perfct.
I've bought a set of those people in the past and they certainly arent anywhere near as refined as the Farish or Noch people. However, with a bit of surgery they can be made into good passengers or even train drivers.
Presumably the running is as good as ever and those couplings working the way the are intended?
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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #470 on: August 12, 2018, 08:55:17 AM »
The figures look fine and as Bealman says, you have reatianed the uncluttered look really nicely.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #471 on: August 12, 2018, 09:38:38 AM »
I agree with Kirky in that, given the location and era, you have the proportion of vehicles/people pretty much spot on. Maybe a small group chatting outside a shop?
I confess to never having seen a sheep hurdling anything, though :confused2: :dunce:

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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #472 on: August 12, 2018, 08:55:57 PM »
+1 to all above. A really nice rural scene :thumbsup:
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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #473 on: August 14, 2018, 08:37:51 AM »
Found in a junk shop in Newcastle, a reel of 8mm silent film showing the Longframlington branch in operation in 1961. Enjoy!

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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #474 on: August 14, 2018, 08:56:15 AM »
Mate, you've captured the atmosphere perfectly. You realise just how laid back it was then. Almost wish I was working there!

Looking back on it though, totally inefficient!

Great vid of a great layout.  :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: August 14, 2018, 09:22:30 AM by Bealman »
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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #475 on: August 14, 2018, 09:19:07 AM »
Really lovely,

Nice and soothing before the bin men get here.

Great stuff.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #476 on: August 14, 2018, 11:20:21 AM »
That film was a really lucky find, Richard.  We are so fortunate that it did not get thrown in the bin.

What year did Longframlington close?

Many thanks for a reel treat.

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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #477 on: August 14, 2018, 11:22:19 AM »
How do I view the 8mm?  :hmmm:
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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #478 on: August 14, 2018, 11:25:04 AM »
Oh, hang on.... I get it...... bit slow on the uptake here.... but it is 8.30 and I've got back from club  :-[
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Re: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)
« Reply #479 on: August 14, 2018, 04:03:13 PM »
Very nice vid
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