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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #570 on: January 25, 2018, 07:16:22 PM »
Interesting, just had a Googlewander round Coventry.  Eaton House, presumably?

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #571 on: January 25, 2018, 07:52:30 PM »
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just had a Googlewander round Coventry.
probably the best way to explore coventry

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #572 on: January 26, 2018, 10:40:39 AM »
Interesting, just had a Googlewander round Coventry.  Eaton House, presumably?


No, the block has now been flattened, the re-development of the station and the approach to it by foot from the town has been completely changed, 12 years since I first saw plans for it (I arrived in Coventry in 2002 as a student and left in 2011)

The pedestrian route to it used to be down a single lane road with derelict houses to one side, the ring road to the other, over a foot bridge over the ringroad onto a small terraced street, then though from the far right corner of the photo below eventually sighting the station if you were lucky and had gone the correct way.

otherwise it was down a subway at the back left of the photo, up a ramp to go over the ring road, under a subway again and pop out into a shabby looking brutalist bullyard which made you check you'd still got your phone, keys and wallet!

This is how it used to look as you exited the station.



so a little different from the model you posted, but other buildings around that area were more brutalist.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 10:48:22 AM by Black Sheep »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #573 on: January 26, 2018, 11:23:50 AM »




I bought one of these Greenmax 2132 Station Building kits just before Christmas and was immediately impressed with the potential in the Brutalist style parts. So much so that I ordered another 3 with a kitbashed* office block idea in mind.

I've just coughed up 13.68 VAT and handling so these should be here on Saturday  :beers:


* Steve-speak for "will be sold as 'mint, unopened' on ebay in around 10 years time" :-[


Strangely enough I'm sitting opposite a bigger brother of that kit...

Takahachikawa - Japanese and other trains

Birmingham Knotmore Street - (ex) GWR mainline through the Midlands

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #574 on: January 26, 2018, 11:30:51 AM »
Woah, that nearly fried my melon....

There has been a glitch in The Matrix....

 :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #575 on: January 26, 2018, 12:34:46 PM »
Woah, that nearly fried my melon....

Make that 2 melons :goggleeyes:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #576 on: January 26, 2018, 12:53:28 PM »
No, the block has now been flattened...

This is how it used to look as you exited the station.



so a little different from the model you posted, but other buildings around that area were more brutalist.



Ah, I see now.  I think I remember that view, although the last time I was in Coventry was a little over 30 years ago:




The building I thought y'all meant seems to be still standing if Google is to be believed:



This uncle of all carbuncles would actually be quite a good fit for the kit, but I wish to state on record that I am NOT modelling Coventry :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #577 on: January 26, 2018, 01:56:51 PM »
I think the block was called Station Tower.  It was opposite the King Wah chinese restaurant, which moved to that location from Warwick Row when the station was redeveloped in the late sixties.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #578 on: January 26, 2018, 05:10:44 PM »
I think the block was called Station Tower.  It was opposite the King Wah chinese restaurant, which moved to that location from Warwick Row when the station was redeveloped in the late sixties.

I couldn't tell you,

I know the church I was part of in Coventry had it's offices in the big long building you drove under to get into the station, it then took on the lease of Starley House (low two story building to the left as you walked out of the station, next to what looked like it should have been a multi story car park) until it was demolished and is now in the tower block that still remains

I helped do a lot of work on Starley house before it was demolished, it was a tough old building that killed two of my hammer drills!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #579 on: January 26, 2018, 07:04:13 PM »
During my teenage days as a railway enthusiast Coventry Staion looked like this



Throuogh the two arches was the booking hall and the booking office window faced you as you entered.  Notice the rear end of a Morris 8 Series E parked against the wall.  :)
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #580 on: January 26, 2018, 07:57:24 PM »


Time for another cab ride video 8)

I need to find another wagon for the camera to sit on, the obvious choice of a bogie intermodal flat is very wobbly in practice and actually fell over on the first take this afternoon :veryangry:

A four wheel, long wheelbase wagon/chassis is called for, methinks, as that was what my old camtruck had :thumbsup:

A camera shows up a multitude of sins and this one is no exception.  The rusty rails need toning down even though I thought I'd got them spot on to the naked eye :(

Filmed using a Panasonic HX-A1M action camera.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #581 on: January 26, 2018, 08:29:11 PM »
Very enjoyable (don't be so critical with the text inserts)! :thumbsup:  Also looked around your older YT videos - the pursuit with the E5 Shinkansen would look great with your new camera (but please don't crash it into the E2 again!) :no:
Just how large is that room and how long is the track? :o
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #582 on: January 26, 2018, 09:44:56 PM »
Brilliant, Steve: absolutely brilliant.  Complete suspension of disbelief achieved.

Thank you very much.

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« Reply #583 on: January 26, 2018, 10:15:05 PM »
 :hellosign: Superb video Steve, thanks for sharing
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #584 on: January 26, 2018, 10:23:47 PM »
The rusty rails need toning down even though I thought I'd got them spot on to the naked eye.

Great video showing what a lovely space you have there! Don't be too hasty changing the rusty rails. I often wonder if I'm modelling for the camera or the eye. Perhaps the latter should take priority?

 

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