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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2015, 07:30:16 AM »
Looks good. That Palethorpe's van really looks the part.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2015, 09:54:19 AM »
Thanks for the update; two very nice photos. If you buy an unpainted Dapol Siphon it is possible to swop the Lima Siphon body onto the Dapol Siphon chassis which looks even better than changing the bogies. However, just replacing the bogies is a big improvement, I agree. (BTW, I have a spare, boxed Lima "Palethorpe's Sausages" Siphon. If anyone is interested, please, PM me.)

The Lima GWR horseboxes are very nice models, I agree. I have one as do John (Claverdon) and Martin (Port Perran) for our GWR trains.

The horse-drawn wooden barrel on wheels is actually (as was pointed out to me after I had resprayed the wagon for use for the bulk delivery of "Castle Brewery" ale) is actually described (in German) by Preiser as a liquid manure wagon! However, I think it is too nice a model to be confined to that use!

A really attractive little layout full of GWR atmosphere.


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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2015, 09:50:39 PM »
Hi Chris,

Yes indeed the body swap would have been easier and looked even better, unfortunately the donating dapol siphon chassis had a broken buffer so had to be just bogies.

I am pleased with the horse drawn tank as it looks so nice, but considering it's use, my pretense is it is being used for bulk milk transport, or similar.

Kind regards

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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2015, 10:09:12 PM »
My pleasure, Steven, and I agree with you about re-purposing the wooden barrel wagon! 8-) If you still have the Dapol Siphon chassis and buy some suitable brass buffers you may be able to still use it. You will need some superglue, tweezers, and a steady hand though to fit the buffer(s)! 8-)

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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2015, 06:27:26 PM »
This is true Chris, but I've fairly happy with the result and don't fancy the replacement brass buffer idea - way too small for my liking.

Thanks

Steven

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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2015, 06:34:46 PM »
This is true Chris, but I've fairly happy with the result and don't fancy the replacement brass buffer idea - way too small for my liking.

Thanks

Steven

I fully understand, Steven. Fiddling with N Scale buffers is NO fun (and, as I'm short-sighted I can see things close-up very well); I've tried it, once, with a plastic buffer but want to try, again, as I have some nice brass buffers, now, and wagon chassis missing buffers.

Best wishes,
Chris

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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2016, 04:06:28 PM »
Well 2016 is well underway and MidSummer End's first exhibition of the year is approaching.  We are exhibiting at Bawdeswell on 19th March this year.  I have a couple of projects to complete before then including the GWR Railcar from BH Enterprise and also a couple of Wartime GWR locomotive projects.

If anyone knows any exhibitions which require a small compact layout in the South East around Late April/Early May, please let them know that Midsummer End is available and would happily consider - also dates later in the year as well.

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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2016, 11:37:11 PM »
A few photos this evening as work goes on to prepare Midsummer end for Bawdeswell model show.

Firstly Prairie 5529 arrives with the morning B Set and milk tank



Pannier 5764 shunts the morning freight as 5529 coasts to a stop in the platform



Finally Collett Goods 2252 couples up ready to depart with the freight.



If your in the Norfolk area on the 19th March then pop along and se the layout at Bawdeswell.  If you would like us to appear at your model show then send me a message.

Thanks

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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2016, 08:13:05 AM »
Looks really, really good.
Thanks for those nw photos.
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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2016, 02:33:44 PM »
A lovely classic GW layout, thanks for posting.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2016, 06:31:24 PM »
Looking very good indeed. :thumbsup:
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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2016, 12:53:38 AM »
Getting ready for an exhibition this weekend, Midsummer End has had a dust off and some work finished.  A Barrow crossing at the end of the platform, and I intend to plant some more figures once they arrive later this week.  Below are a few pics from the layout in the last few days.  Comments and suggestions very welcome.  If anyone is in Norfolk this weekend and not going to Ally Pally, then pop along to Bawedeswell Village Hall where midsummer is one of a number of layouts on exhibition.














I hope you all like my efforts and anyone at Bawdeswell, pop over and say hi!

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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2016, 05:12:23 AM »
Smashing set of pics - thanks for posting them.

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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2016, 09:32:44 AM »
Very atmospheric photos  :beers:

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Re: Midsummer End GWR Layout - Available for Exibitions
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2016, 12:17:28 PM »
It does look very good, and the presentation, with high backscene and fascia is excellent :)

 

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