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Author Topic: Longframlington (Northumbrian branch line)  (Read 56012 times)

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #315 on: September 11, 2017, 07:58:53 AM »
End of the line: Haymarket Type 2 no. D5307 with an inspection saloon conveying demolition contractors on a tour of closed branch lines they were bidding to dismantle.





Waverley Route fans may think this rings bells: D5307 performed exactly this duty (with a similar inspection saloon) in April 1970, two years after closure of the line.

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/76064035@N07/12285594246/

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #316 on: September 11, 2017, 08:26:45 AM »
Thanks for two more excellent photos., even if sad ones.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #317 on: September 11, 2017, 08:57:07 AM »
Thanks for two more excellent photos., even if sad ones.

Seconded.

And whilst I had a lovely journey over the re-opened section of the Waverley Route yesterday, I can't imagine the Longframlington branch will prove to be as fortunate.  Unless there are plans for preservation, of course...

All the very best.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #318 on: September 11, 2017, 09:31:29 AM »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #319 on: September 11, 2017, 10:07:42 AM »
Just been catching up on the thread after a period of absence myself from the forum, fantastic layout and the last 2 photo's very poignant

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #320 on: September 25, 2017, 05:08:32 PM »
Any other suggestions for not very good playground items are welcome. Remember this is the early Sixties, so no skateboard ramps :)
Hi Richard
Maybe bare earth under the swing seats, from plimsol brakeforce?
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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #321 on: September 27, 2017, 09:42:24 AM »
One of the last big jobs to do was to sort out the lighting.  I have used LED light strips stuck to an aluminium channel, with a hardboard arch to cover them and redirect some of the light downwards to fill in the area right at the front which would otherwise be in shadow.  It needs a bit of finishing off and painting but this is starting to look like a presentable little layout I reckon.



I'm getting to the stage where there isn't much more to do on the scenics.  I have added a few more details - phone box, a couple of vehicles, luggage on the station platform - but I don't want to clutter it up too much.  So I may shortly switch my attention to finishing the fiddle yard (with a drop-down extension flap to protect the ends of the cassettes) and then work through the reliability issues. If there are any exhibition organisers in East Anglia looking for a small layout to fill a gap I might be persuaded.  Meanwhile here are a few more photos. Note bare earth under swing seats and don't let anyone say I don't listen to suggestions from forum members :)













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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #322 on: September 27, 2017, 09:46:37 AM »
Great stuff!

The lighting works well.

This should be a popular layout at shows.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #323 on: September 27, 2017, 12:30:19 PM »
Thanks for another excellent set of photos. of a superb layout. The scenic work is first-class and there is a real 'sense of place'. Very atmospheric. More pictures of trains, now, please.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #324 on: September 27, 2017, 03:44:30 PM »
Thanks for the photos.
An excellent layout - very atmospheric.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #325 on: September 28, 2017, 03:04:20 PM »
September 1960: Ivatt 2MT number 46474, recently transferred to North Blyth from Darlington and in dire need of a clean, performs some leisurely shunting operations in Longframlington yard.




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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #326 on: September 28, 2017, 03:29:41 PM »
These are lovely photographs; thank you very much.

I expect that the chaps on '6474 will appreciate the tender cab on their way back.

Thanks, again and best wishes.

John
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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #327 on: September 28, 2017, 03:31:28 PM »
These are lovely photographs; thank you very much.

I expect that the chaps on '6474 will appreciate the tender cab on their way back.

Thanks, again and best wishes.

John

Seconded! Excellent photos. of a superb little layout full of atmosphere.

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #328 on: September 29, 2017, 10:57:08 AM »
Inspiring modelling, Richard - thank you for sharing the process and result. I love the double gates onto the platform. Are the trolley, bike, luggage etc fixed or just sitting there?I

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Re: Longframlington (and this time I mean it) - Border country, 1963
« Reply #329 on: September 30, 2017, 07:56:16 AM »
Inspiring modelling, Richard - thank you for sharing the process and result. I love the double gates onto the platform. Are the trolley, bike, luggage etc fixed or just sitting there?I

Mike

Everything is glued down, after a nasty accident where I was vacuuming scenic debris and ended up having to fish the stationmaster's garage out of the vacuum cleaner bag in bits.

Here's another view of the "Mickey Mouse"  - captured with a Box Brownie hence the slight lack of focus.  Is it N gauge?  The overscale flanges on the pony truck wheels give the game away. Finetrax is awesome.


 

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