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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #45 on: March 06, 2013, 05:00:50 PM »
Thanks Alan - great additional points that I am sure will help many.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2013, 07:46:15 PM »
PROTOTYPE INFORMATION

Here is some more information that other may find of interest.

Paddy

Cheers Paddy, a really useful summary, where was you when I needed all that info, looks like I'm now going to have to buy some more coaches to keep my liveries correct.   :beers:

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2013, 09:39:12 PM »
PROTOTYPE INFORMATION

Here is some more information that other may find of interest.

Paddy

Cheers Paddy, a really useful summary, where was you when I needed all that info, looks like I'm now going to have to buy some more coaches to keep my liveries correct.   :beers:

Tsk - any old excuse then :P

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2013, 01:25:13 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?

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2013, 05:24:33 PM »
MK1 TPO COACHES

In my previous posting about MK1 Sleepers I mentioned that Robbies Rolling Stock do a range of replacement printed sides for MK1 TPO coaches.  Robbie provides ten different styles of TPO as follows:

Code        Diagram      Lot          Type        Numbers      Built        Number      Former Coach
TPO1        720        30486      POS        80300-80305 1959        6          N/A       
                        30661      POS        80309-80318 1961        10          N/A       
TPO2        728        30778      POS        80319-80327 1969        9          N/A       
TPO3        729        30779      POS        80328-80338 1969        11          N/A       
TPO4        726        30839      POS        80356-80380 1973        25          Former SK 
                        30900      POS        80381-80395 1977        15          Former SK 
TPO5        723        30489      BPOT        80450-80455 1959        6          N/A       
TPO6        733        30782      BPOT        80456-80458 1968        3          N/A       
TPO7        732        30781      POT        80415-80424 1968        10          N/A       
TPO8        727        30840      POT        80425-80430 1973        6          Former SK 
                        30901      POT        80431-80439 1976        9          Former SK 
TPO9        724        N/A        POT        80407-80410 1966/67    4          Former BSK
TP1O        722        30448      POT        80400-80402 1959        3          N/A       

where...

POS=Post Office Sorting Van
BPOT=Brake Post Office Stowage Van
POT=Post Office Stowage Van

The following image shows the printed sides available with TPO1 being the first and so on...



Of these I have created versions of TPO1, TPO5, TPO7, TPO9 and TPO10.  The method used to create these coaches was exactly the same as detailed in my MK1 Sleeper posting.


An example of one of my TPO5 coaches

I have no commercial connection with Robbies Rolling Stock apart from being a satisfied customer.

Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #50 on: March 09, 2013, 01:39:09 PM »
Wish Robbie would get a cutter so he could do proper windows.I find that the one thing that really puts me off his coaches, while the wagons are superb.
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2013, 02:06:14 PM »
Wish Robbie would get a cutter so he could do proper windows.I find that the one thing that really puts me off his coaches, while the wagons are superb.

Agreed but at normal viewing distances and in a rake they look good.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2013, 02:08:49 PM »
Agreed but at normal viewing distances and in a rake they look good.

On that point I think "each to his own"

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #53 on: March 09, 2013, 05:19:25 PM »
Agreed but at normal viewing distances and in a rake they look good.

On that point I think "each to his own"

Alan

Indeed Alan, we all have our own level of compromise.  :D

My TPOs will have to do until Dapol or Farish release something better.  Farish's current TPO is lovely but a train it does not make... yet.  Who knows, there may be news on that tomorrow.  ;)

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #54 on: March 15, 2013, 12:02:33 PM »
TARTAN ARROW TRAINS

Having done more research on the Tartan Arrow trains from the 1960s (information is very scant) it would appear that the trains were made up of two parts.  The first was a number of container bogie wagons followed by CCTs that transported smaller parcles.  Upon arrival in London or Scotland the train was split in two as this is how the purpose built  terminals handled the trains.

As of yet, I have been unable to find any photos that show the container livery.  It would seem that Tri-Ang (Hornby?) did produce the following:



Does anyone know if this is accurate?  Is someone knows of an actual photo (Paul's site does not seem to have one) then that would be great.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #55 on: March 15, 2013, 01:57:54 PM »
Can't help you with photos of the containers, but it looks like the new Farish catalog includes a proposed release of the Tartan Arrow CCT:

374-786   BR 4 Wheel CCT Van Tartan Arrow    19.95      

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2013, 02:41:00 PM »
Can't help you with photos of the containers, but it looks like the new Farish catalog includes a proposed release of the Tartan Arrow CCT:

374-786   BR 4 Wheel CCT Van Tartan Arrow    19.95      

Mike

Thanks Mike - appreciate the info.  Already got enough Lima Tartan Arrow CCTs with new wheels etc.  I am sure the GF one will be a lot better but I thought it is a ways off yet.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #57 on: March 26, 2013, 02:00:43 PM »
Hi Folks,

Looking for some help with scanning images.  I bought one of Graham Farish's Magnum layout plans back in 2001 which came with a set of back scenes.  The scenes are of the painted type with the buildings based on Farish's Scenecraft sticker/block products of the time.  This morning I have been attempting to scan the images in to my PC and whilst the result is OK it would be good if I can adjust the following...

As you can probably tell I am not a graphics person.  :doh:

I have cut the backscenes in to A4 lengths so that I scan each one in.  They are generic enough to mix and match which is what I intend to do eventually.  I am using my old HP Photosmart C4180 printer and selecting the following options:

*  Output Resolution 300 ppi
*  Restore Faded Color
*  Apply Addaptive Lighting
*  Sharpen
*  Remove Dust & Scratches
*  Scan with higher bit depths (slower scan time)
*  File Type Bitmap Image (*.BMP)

Once scanned I manipulate the image in PaintShop Pro where I apply a soften filter prior to printing.

What I am finding is that the image is printing out rather washed out with what is brown on the original being more red.  I have tried playing around with Brightness/Contrast, Hue, RGB but to no avail.

Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #58 on: March 26, 2013, 02:25:53 PM »
Hi Paddy,

First off I would have scanned them without adding:

*  Restore Faded Color
*  Apply Addaptive Lighting
*  Sharpen
*  Remove Dust & Scratches

See what a raw scan can produce before adding these effects.

If you have an original scan, look at the results, then you see if you neeed to apply some or all of these effects.
By applying these effects to start off with I don't see how you can make an objective observation.

cheers John.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #59 on: March 26, 2013, 07:27:47 PM »
Hi John,

Thanks for the reply - I kind of thought that might be the suggestion.  ;)

Will give this a go and report back.

Many thanks

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