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Re: Effingby
« Reply #105 on: October 23, 2017, 07:32:22 PM »
Very nice; very nice indeed.  I should imagine the driver of the '8F' is whistling to encourage the officer to get a move on and pull off the Home before the train finally stops.  At least no road users are, thus far, inconvenienced.

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Re: Effingby
« Reply #106 on: October 24, 2017, 09:10:07 AM »
A little more detail added:



The spagnum moss is great. Not only can you use it for bushes and trees but here I've broken off small bits and glued them in place to look like weeds:



The level crossing sign is from Sankey's old road sign sheet:



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Re: Effingby
« Reply #107 on: October 24, 2017, 09:25:16 AM »
Many thanks for another excellent set of photos. Very realistic. The moss is a great find.

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Re: Effingby
« Reply #108 on: October 27, 2017, 03:30:13 PM »
Hooray! Effingby's got a pub!

You might be thinking "hey, isn't that a Metcalfe kit?" and you wouldn't be totally wrong...the basic building is scratchbuilt (using Metcalfe brick card) but I added the bay windows that I didn't use on the terraced houses as well as some of the spare windows.

To make the sign, I made a text box in Word, infilled it black and chose a suitable font in white then printed it out on a sheet of decent quality paper and stuck in down onto another layer for thickness.





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Re: Effingby
« Reply #109 on: October 27, 2017, 03:54:28 PM »
Very nice work. I'm sure the locals are very appreciative. 8-)

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Re: Effingby
« Reply #110 on: October 27, 2017, 05:50:49 PM »
Hi,

Excellent job. You might have mentioned your plans earlier but are the spaces either side for a train lover's beer garden?

I'd pop in for a pint or ten (train home obviously). OK 6, I'm getting older  :D

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Effingby
« Reply #111 on: October 27, 2017, 05:59:53 PM »
Four pints will do me, nicely, but I would enjoy them sitting in the trackside beer garden, too, like at Corfe Castle.

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Re: Effingby
« Reply #112 on: October 27, 2017, 06:22:13 PM »
An ideal spot indeed for a beer garden.
4 or 5 pints would slip down extremely well on a warm Summer evening.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Effingby
« Reply #113 on: October 27, 2017, 06:32:56 PM »
Hi,

Excellent job. You might have mentioned your plans earlier but are the spaces either side for a train lover's beer garden?

I'd pop in for a pint or ten (train home obviously). OK 6, I'm getting older  :D

Cheers weave  :beers:

On the right hand side will be a small delivery yard where the dray will pull in. and I'm thinking maybe a few benches on the left. This being the late 50s, it'll be a boozer rather than a family friendly place!

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Re: Effingby
« Reply #114 on: October 27, 2017, 07:41:59 PM »
Excellent,

No kids  :claphappy:.

 I had to stand in the car park of a pub on Boxing Day in the freezing cold with a bottle of coke stuck to one hand so I couldn't do the salt 'n' shake crisp thing with my other while the elders sat by a roaring log fire in much merriment.

I was even told off for staring through the window by the landlord.

I'm not bitter and twisted at all. Seriously, great days, keep 'em out!

Looking forward to the pub detail.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Effingby
« Reply #115 on: October 28, 2017, 11:59:15 AM »
My dad's local was the Engineer's Arms, Whitley Wood, Reading.

As kids we used to roam the piece of waste land next to the pub searching for empty Coke bottles. They were worth about 2d or something like that when you returned them to the off licence.

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Re: Effingby
« Reply #116 on: October 31, 2017, 02:39:26 PM »
A couple of shots showing progress on the landscaping around the cattle dock and pub:






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Re: Effingby
« Reply #117 on: October 31, 2017, 03:05:14 PM »
Super photographs, thank you.

It is coming on very nicely.

'Eire' certainly looks lovely drifting through the scene with the regulator closed.

Thanks again and best wishes.

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Re: Effingby
« Reply #118 on: November 15, 2017, 05:54:56 PM »
Some further progress on the development of Station Road, Effingby, including a general stores and post office.






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Re: Effingby
« Reply #119 on: November 15, 2017, 06:28:55 PM »
Thank you for the latest photo. update. Very nice work. I do worry about the lack of a wall or shallow cutting side along the front though to protect any derailed trains plunging off the edge!

 

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