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Author Topic: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge  (Read 95865 times)

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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #1665 on: June 24, 2019, 02:41:43 PM »
....... Here's a couple of photographs of the level crossing area, where I have been indulging myself with some superscary semi-scenic work.  This was done at a glacial pace: all that cutting and gluing and sanding and painting and flocking and cleaning up takes me absolutely ages. 


Well my old chum John, you'll be getting no complaints from this neck of the woods. Continue, if you please, at your glacial pace, for if not I for one will be left behind in your slip stream.

The awful thought occurs to me, what happens when Poppingham is finished? Then what? There will be no more postcards to look forward to. No more news of Bertie, Flossie et al.  :worried:

Ease up on the superscary stuff and relax with steamy sleepy summer days.  :)

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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #1666 on: June 24, 2019, 03:54:11 PM »
I am sure there will be many many details which can be applied while still adhering to the spirit of Poppingham.

And an infinite variety of stock movements to be captured by the enthusiastic local amateur photographers.
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« Reply #1667 on: June 24, 2019, 04:57:00 PM »
...The awful thought occurs to me, what happens when Poppingham is finished? Then what?...

Many thanks for this jolly kind comment, Alec.  To misquote a theorist vastly more brilliant than I could ever be:

Work to be done on Poppingham will expand to fill the time available for its completion... plus one hour.  Therefore, it'll never be finished.  Splendid!

However, now that Poppingham has reached the superscary semi-scenic work stage (effectively, I am now embarking on building a model village), I'm thinking about starting another layout and have mused about this on the Forum.  As to what it will be; no idea!  Poppingham is my effort at a homage to the typical pre-War style of layout.  What about a shot at the typical post-War layout of the 'fifties to the 'seventies; the branch line terminus?  Although, I tend to think that a through station on a branch line offers more scope.

I am sure there will be many many details which can be applied while still adhering to the spirit of Poppingham.

And an infinite variety of stock movements to be captured by the enthusiastic local amateur photographers.

Thank you very much, Ian.  Yes, of course.  And some of the 'better' efforts will continue to be seen here for as long as ForumFriends remain generous enough to put up with them.

And I love that super phrase; 'Spirit of Poppingham'.  I'm certain that I'll use it a lot from now on.  When I do; you'll know that it's yours!

Thanks again, chums, and all the very best.

John

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« Reply #1668 on: June 24, 2019, 05:18:01 PM »
John

I very much look forward to your postcards so please donít rush. Your updates are both entertaining and enlightening.
You have made a fine job of that crossing. Iím all too keen on making it dirty and untidy (as I remember such crossings in 1963 or so) but pristine and perfect works so well on Poppingham.
Well done to you and Poppy.

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« Reply #1669 on: June 24, 2019, 10:49:59 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
    Got to to echo the above replies, no rush John, most important enjoy your trains on your layout   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1670 on: June 25, 2019, 06:59:21 AM »
Rush? There is no need to. Truly realistic scenery evolves at a glacial pace.  :thankyousign:

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« Reply #1671 on: June 25, 2019, 10:06:59 AM »
I most heartily concur with all the above comments and enjoy the slow but steady landscaping progress whenever the operation of a wide variety of colourful trains allows. 8-)

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« Reply #1672 on: June 25, 2019, 10:13:30 AM »
I also agree with the above comments. There is too much rushing about in this day and age, so stick with a much slower, gentler, pace. Do a bit, sit back and admire the view whilst partaking of a pleasing refreshment and, when ready, do a bit more. Remember the hare and the tortoise!  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1673 on: June 25, 2019, 10:48:26 AM »
Remember the hare and the tortoise!  :thumbsup:

Aha, but they never stated their ages. Could have been a very young tortoise and a knackered (like me) old hare :worried:


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« Reply #1674 on: June 25, 2019, 05:27:27 PM »
Trsut me, glaciers progress quicker than HOLLERTON JUNCTION:(

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« Reply #1675 on: June 25, 2019, 05:37:31 PM »
And Cant Cove only gets worked on from July to August and not every day, then. 8-(

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« Reply #1676 on: June 26, 2019, 08:44:36 PM »
In Fine Spirits at Poppingham!

What-ho, Chums

Yes, indeed; we are most certainly in fine spirits here at Poppingham.

I was down at the Sidings earlier today and Old Bill Dean was shunting the goods wharf with his favourite 'Dean Goods' 0-6-0 No. 2537.



Lady Poppingham has announced that this coming weekend will be the occasion of her Annual Rosa Mundi Garden Party.  It is encouraging to note that the merchants of the County have arranged for supplies to arrive at Poppingham in anticipation of generous orders.

Very many thanks to Andrew and Pete for those terrific PO vans.  They look simply spiffing in this idyllic pre-War setting.

Thank you for looking and all best wishes.

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« Reply #1677 on: June 26, 2019, 09:10:34 PM »
A splendidly colourful photograph.
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« Reply #1678 on: June 26, 2019, 10:22:56 PM »
A splendidly colourful photograph.

:hellosign: I`ll second that, thanks John
     regards Derek.

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« Reply #1679 on: June 28, 2019, 10:12:29 AM »
A lovely photo John, I trust Flossie approves of the van colouring :)

 

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