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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #2250 on: January 19, 2020, 11:52:52 AM »
If you have ever bought a jumbo-sized box of unpainted Preiser figures then you will have a few wooden park-type benches in there.

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« Reply #2251 on: January 19, 2020, 12:28:15 PM »
There are some quite nice yet cheap benches / station seats on ebay from the typical HK/China sellers. I see the same ones turn up on trade stands at shows (in fact there were some at Canterbury show yesterday, probably was on the Layouts4You stand IIRC).

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10pcs-1-150-Scale-N-Gauge-Model-Railway-Park-Platform-Station-Benches-Seats/323992924874?epid=8026696454&hash=item4b6f7bb2ca:g:d9EAAOSwADxcBWQr

Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #2252 on: January 19, 2020, 03:14:20 PM »
If I am not mistaken, those benches are the same as the ones scattered around 'Averingcliffe', although the ones in the pedestrian precinct were given a quick spray of 'Halfords' blue paint from a rattle can.
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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #2253 on: January 19, 2020, 03:23:49 PM »
in fact there were some at Canterbury show yesterday, probably was on the Layouts4You stand IIRC

These?
https://www.layouts4u.net/scenery-items/n-scale/n-scale-benches-pack-of-2

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« Reply #2254 on: January 19, 2020, 03:35:18 PM »
If I am not mistaken, those benches are the same as the ones scattered around 'Averingcliffe', although the ones in the pedestrian precinct were given a quick spray of 'Halfords' blue paint from a rattle can.

They are the same as on Coniston and Torver too, although mine just got a lick of brown paint on the timbers to do away with the rather lurid orange as supplied.

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« Reply #2255 on: January 19, 2020, 03:36:12 PM »
in fact there were some at Canterbury show yesterday, probably was on the Layouts4You stand IIRC

These?
https://www.layouts4u.net/scenery-items/n-scale/n-scale-benches-pack-of-2

I prefer the fleabay price  ;)

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« Reply #2256 on: January 19, 2020, 03:48:06 PM »
A Year's (lack of!) Progress

Hello Chums

18 January 2019



19 January 2020



No-one could accuse Poppy and me of making rapid progress; it's been very gentle progress.  Of course, there has been a lot of time spent simply sitting and watching the trains run past.

And the SuperScary semi-scenic stuff takes ages.  It took me longer to build and paint (especially paint!) 'The Crown' than it took to do the baseboard, lay the track and install the technically super-advanced three-wire electrical control system.

Many thanks for looking and all good wishes.

Toodle-oo

John and Poppy
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1920s to the 1950s.

For the made-up background to the railway and list of characters, please see here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38281.msg607991#msg607991

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« Reply #2257 on: January 19, 2020, 04:30:07 PM »
As long as Poppy and yourself think it was worth it is all that matters. Although I know I speak for a lot of members when I say that we think it was worth it too.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #2258 on: January 19, 2020, 09:34:24 PM »
As long as Poppy and yourself think it was worth it is all that matters. Although I know I speak for a lot of members when I say that we think it was worth it too.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #2259 on: January 20, 2020, 11:56:46 AM »
Hang your head in shame  :no:

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« Reply #2260 on: January 20, 2020, 04:55:05 PM »
Cracking stuff and so good to see an overhead view.
Looking forward to the January 2021 view now.

Keep up the good work

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« Reply #2261 on: January 20, 2020, 05:12:52 PM »
Cracking stuff and so good to see an overhead view.
Looking forward to the January 2021 view now.

I predict that Poppy will be sulking by then - coz there won't be any space left for her to lie down  :D

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« Reply #2262 on: January 21, 2020, 05:06:52 PM »
"Shut That Gate!"

Hello Chums

After an unexpected visit to Harburn Hobbies yesterday, I have some more Ratio GWR fencing to play with and there is now a little gate giving access to the Square from the down platform.  A parcel for Lady Poppingham arrived by passenger train and Bert, being a jolly decent chap, has called in with his 'Mechanical Horse' to collect it from Mr Porter and will deliver it to Poppingham Hall.  Unfortunately, Bert is in a hurry and has left the gate open...



I see that Bertie Poppingham is in at 'The Crown' again.  Perhaps Bert will take him home as he's going there anyway.

Having nothing better to do today than loaf around the station, I photographed the train that brought Lady Poppingham's parcel.



'D11/2' 4-4-0 No. 6397 The Lady of the Lake runs into the up platform at Poppingham station.  The train was a couple of minutes early although driver Geoff Duke told me that they were, "Four down off Toppington!"  That was good work; typical of an extraordinarily fine engineman.  And Freddie Frith is an expert fireman who had no trouble producing enough steam.

Many thanks for looking and all best wishes.

Toodle-oo.

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'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1920s to the 1950s.

For the made-up background to the railway and list of characters, please see here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38281.msg607991#msg607991

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« Reply #2263 on: January 21, 2020, 11:28:49 PM »
More great pics!!  :thumbsup:

I must admit the aerial pics a year apart confused me... marshalling yards at the top and bottom!

However I just put it down to me being down under  :D :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #2264 on: January 24, 2020, 10:07:28 AM »
Wonderful progress on the TTR John, was great to see the Tullibardine van making an appearance too, hopet the regulars at the Crown are enjoying a tipple or three

I'm all caught up now & looking forward to the next update already, no surprise to read that this is the most popular thread on the forum  :thumbsup:

 

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