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Author Topic: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s  (Read 67240 times)

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #270 on: January 09, 2017, 12:56:37 PM »
Hi ,
The second picture makes me recall that my grand parents house in Bristol was hit and the only survivor was the clock - still ticking on the remains of the mantlepiece.  The front of house was upright the rest just rubble - family were in shelter or at work which is a case of "more than lucky." 

The 1970s photo   Typical of the brave brutalist concrete era ( error!) depending on how you pronounce it would make the burgers of Frankland shudder, by 2010s it was a full glass rebuild into a food court and designer brew pub with more places to buy drinks than catch trains (Birmingham New st  !!) 

As many have said good luck with post blitz(move) rebuild - can (sort of ) see you pushing a cart with all your belongings as an escapee - from 21st century back to a simpler (better) time of the 1920 and 30s.
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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #271 on: January 09, 2017, 12:59:51 PM »

I'm not sure if the layout will move or not - if it does, it will be more ornamental than operational - something to look at whilst I plan the next version :)

If it manages to make the move then it should have pride of place in your drawing room where you can sit after dinner with a whiskey and watch trains go by before going through to join the ladies in the library

Yes, I've been watching too much Downton Abbey lately...

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #272 on: August 31, 2017, 05:01:49 PM »
noooooo,

Photobucket has disabled the hosting of the photos so I can't look back for inspiration
Have to look forwards hopefully for whatever, or should I say, wherever is built next.

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #273 on: August 31, 2017, 05:20:46 PM »
Agreed, very sad to lose all these photos! One my favourite layouts with an astonishing "sense of time and place".

Perhaps @Southernboy can be talked into uploading half a dozen selected photos to the NGF Gallery feature, and pasting them here so we can admire them in the future?

Cheers, NeMo
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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #274 on: August 31, 2017, 05:54:34 PM »
I discovered this forum by discovering this thread. Sad to think that no others will be able to experience this.
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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #275 on: August 31, 2017, 09:01:42 PM »
Curse Photobucket!
Frankland was one of the most evocative layouts I've seen since I joined the forum so, yes, I hope @Southernboy will post some more pics on the forum for myself and others to marvel at.

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #276 on: August 31, 2017, 09:32:17 PM »
Just checked RMweb but the photos there are also photo bucket linked.

Not Southernboys fault though and equally annoying for him and us.

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #277 on: September 01, 2017, 10:04:35 AM »
Hello gents,

Your comments very much appreciated.

Yes, the Photobucket debacle was rather disheartening. At some point I'll post a collection of my favourite Frankland images, although it probably won't be until nearer Christmas as I recently moved house and have lots to do.

All the best,

Mark


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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #278 on: September 01, 2017, 10:24:06 AM »
 :thankyousign: :thankyousign: :thankyousign:

A great piece of history recreated, hope move went as well as can be expected. Many fellow modellers look forward to the next chapter or movietone news reel release.

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #279 on: September 01, 2017, 11:06:03 AM »
hi @Southernboy you can bulk upload your pictures to the forum if you wish,

Follows the help below :-

Click "Gallery" from the top menu bar
Click "My Gallery" from menu bar on the the page that appears
When the page changes to your Gallery Click "Add Category" from the admin panel at the lower part of the page
Once You have created a category, click on it and there will be a menu option at the lower part of the page "Bulk Add Pictures"
Just Drag and Drop your pictures into the folder and it will upload them all to the Category
From there you can modify your most excellent layout thread links to show the photos there. 
If you get stuck please drop one of the moderators a PM to assist



Cheers Paul

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #280 on: September 01, 2017, 11:16:46 AM »
Thank you Paul, very helpful, and will do in due course :)

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #281 on: September 01, 2017, 02:13:33 PM »
Hope the move went well,

I do have a mental picture of you (despite no idea what you look like) sat in a wing-back chair in a smoking jacket enjoying a tipple while reading a book on LSWR rolling stock...

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #282 on: May 21, 2018, 09:28:32 PM »
It looks like Photobucket have realised the error of their ways, changed management, and are offering a very reasonable deal to users.

I've paid a £15.00 annual subscription to have links to my pictures restored :)  I am very happy tonight :)

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #283 on: May 21, 2018, 09:58:00 PM »
Excellent - I very much look forward to seeing them.

Best wishes.

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #284 on: May 22, 2018, 02:36:47 AM »
That’s wonderful news for this thread. Many thanks for the investment in our entertainment.

Your art deco apartment is one of the best scratchbuilds ever, and I’m delighted to see it reinstated... ‘reply #42’:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=378.msg21070#msg21070

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