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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #540 on: August 17, 2017, 04:59:48 PM »
CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Back in my childhood I came across a book called "The Model-Railway Men", written by an author called Ray Pope.  This small hardback book told the story of a boy called Mark who had a large model railway in his loft that was inhabited by a family of railway people who were in correct proportion to the OO models.


The first book in ther series

Visits to my local lending library allowed me to discover (there was no internet in those days!) that there were a total of 10 books in the series.

Title                      Published
The Model-Railway Men            1970           
Telford and the American Visitor 1970           
The Model-Railway Men Take Over  1971           
Telford's Holiday                1972           
Telford and the Festiniog Railway 1973           
Telford Saves the Line            1974           
Telford goes Dutch                1976           
Telford Tells the Truth          1977           
The Model-Railway Men in America 1978           
Telford and the Prairie Battle    1979           

Each book was charmingly illustrated by Gareth Floyd and was initially published in hardback form.  In recent years I have discovered that some of the books were released in paperback later on.

According to the first book, Ray Pope lived in Bath but I have never been able to find out what happened to him.  Given the story lines in the later books I have often wondered if Ray emigrated to America.

Thanks to the power of Google and eBay I have been able to assemble a complete set of all 10 books in hardback form.  Luckily, I did this 10+ years ago as prices of these books has increased significantly.

Does anyone else remember these books or have insight about what happened to Ray Pope?

Many thanks

Paddy


Wow Paddy. It was quite a coincidence that we bumped into each other at the Calne show! Mark
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #541 on: August 18, 2017, 02:29:19 PM »
Hi Mark,

Good to hear from you and I am pleased to see two more of your books have been released on Amazon.  Any idea when the unpublished work will appear?

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« Reply #542 on: August 20, 2017, 10:53:27 AM »
Hi Mark,

Good to hear from you and I am pleased to see two more of your books have been released on Amazon.  Any idea when the unpublished work will appear?

Kind regards

Paddy
Hi Paddy, I am looking to see how these 2 go and exploring various publicity angles. I have also approached a well known film maker and they are concerned the "core audience may have moved on". I think the core audience is still there and still enjoying their modeling as a hobby that keeps their feet on the ground in a difficult world. I am trying to contact people like yourself for whom these books are important. From what I can learn, many people find there are issues raised that are relevent in adult life and we can see the same story from different perspectives with age. Alot of 2nd/h copies are ex library implying private owners are holding on. I have done some videos which don't appear to have grabbed the attention of the viewer so I am thinking of repackaging the series as kidult and doing a more snappy video along the lines of the format people are used to ie short soundbites packed with info and concepts. We all have an inner child and thats what modeling or football appeals too. I also have other commitments that delay this process >:(
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #543 on: May 18, 2018, 08:27:02 PM »
Paddy,

Back scene looks great :thumbsup: and it would be great if you could report back in a few months or so as to whether the back scene is still stuck - this is the proof of the pudding so to speak.

Many of us have initial success only to find problems later on with peeling and bubbling  :worried: but we may not have used the products that you have

Hi Pengi,

As requested, it has been 4.5 years now and the backscenes remain firmly attached.

Many thanks

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #544 on: May 19, 2018, 10:07:43 AM »
Very good to read a post from you, Paddy. How are things at Hollerton Junction?

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #545 on: May 20, 2018, 10:32:25 AM »
Hi Chris,

Progress on HOLLERTON JUNCTION has been slow due to work and family commitments.  Not gone away though and still have lots of ideas but no time.  Working on another LIMA Siphon upgrade at present.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #546 on: May 20, 2018, 10:37:10 AM »
Thanks for the update, Paddy. I have quite a few Lima Siphon Gs awaiting upgrades along with Dapol Siphon chassis. It would be good to see and read about yours.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #547 on: December 12, 2018, 12:22:08 PM »
Hi Folks,

Been a while but I have been thinking about a wee project that involves spraying a coach with Humbrol gloss acrylic aerosol (they do not have blue matt).  I have not used gloss before and I was wondering if there is anything different to be aware of when using gloss?  Does it apply the same as matt for example?

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #548 on: December 12, 2018, 03:17:13 PM »
Hi Folks,

Been a while but I have been thinking about a wee project that involves spraying a coach with Humbrol gloss acrylic aerosol (they do not have blue matt).  I have not used gloss before and I was wondering if there is anything different to be aware of when using gloss?  Does it apply the same as matt for example?

Many thanks

Paddy


Hi Paddy

I'd always prime/undercoat first with a colour as close to your gloss shade as possible. Apply a couple of thin coats of gloss once the undercoat's fully dried out. Watch out for incompatibilities - might be best to use an acrylic undercoat layer too.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #549 on: December 12, 2018, 03:50:58 PM »
I'd always prime/undercoat first with a colour as close to your gloss shade as possible. Apply a couple of thin coats of gloss once the undercoat's fully dried out. Watch out for incompatibilities - might be best to use an acrylic undercoat layer too.

Mike

Thanks Mike.  Just to be clear, if the top coat is blue gloss are you suggesting the primer should be blue?  Is there such a thing?  :worried:  I have Humbrol Primer which is a light grey colour.

EDIT: Just checked and Halfords make their primers in white, grey and red.

Many thanks

Paddy
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« Reply #550 on: December 13, 2018, 04:04:27 PM »
I'd always prime/undercoat first with a colour as close to your gloss shade as possible. Apply a couple of thin coats of gloss once the undercoat's fully dried out. Watch out for incompatibilities - might be best to use an acrylic undercoat layer too.

Mike

Thanks Mike.  Just to be clear, if the top coat is blue gloss are you suggesting the primer should be blue?  Is there such a thing?  :worried:  I have Humbrol Primer which is a light grey colour.

EDIT: Just checked and Halfords make their primers in white, grey and red.

Many thanks

Paddy


I'd use the closest primer (ie grey rather than white or red lead), then try to find the closest matt shade as an undercoat for the final gloss coat. Depending on the shade/brand of gloss, two gloss coats over grey primer might be ok - best try on a test piece before the model.

Mike
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #551 on: May 23, 2019, 11:03:00 AM »
HOLLERTON JUNCTION REFURBISHMENT - PART 1

After 3+ years of doing a 125 mile daily commute, Mrs Coleman has allowed me to give early retirement a go for the rest of 2019.  If I do not get bored (again) then who knows it may be permanent!

The following photos show the state of HOLLERTON JUNCTION after nearly 4 years of neglect - there was simply no time for modelling.









The first step was to draw up a plan of action to refurbish the layout:
  • Remove and store all the loose items on the layout
  • Dust and vacuum the layout
  • Make a list of any repairs required
  • Build the track mop
  • Clean the track
  • Test the track
  • Complete the list of repairs made earlier
Fortunately, on closer inspection once the loose items had been removed the main issue was dust and debris.  There were a few places on the backscene where the images needed gluing down again (but only minor and at the edges). 

The dust and debris was removed using a soft paintbrush and the USB mini vacuum cleaner I purchased a few years ago (see https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=11342.270).  I have to say, the little cleaner was very good at getting in the small areas without damaging the buildings and scenery.  For larger areas I turned to my trusted dust buster.

The next task is to build the track mop and clean the track - details to follow.

As always your comments and suggestions always welcome.

Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #552 on: May 23, 2019, 11:07:46 AM »
I hope the early retirement suits you, Paddy, as it was the best thing I ever did :D
As for suggestions, I'd have a glass of your favourite tipple to hand such that if all goes well with the layout you can celebrate and if you find some faults you can drown your sorrows ;)

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« Reply #553 on: May 23, 2019, 11:08:31 AM »
we look forward to the fruits of  your labour

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #554 on: May 23, 2019, 11:12:30 AM »
It's great to see you and Hollerton Junction back, Paddy. Yes, those mini vacuum cleaners are great as well as the handheld rechargeable ones when everything is firmly fixed in place or after major scenic work.

 

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