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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1140 on: September 25, 2018, 05:30:13 PM »
one of my favourite views of this layout, truly Pendonesque and a level of modelling to which I can only aspire to.

Totally agreed! Wonderful modelling and photography!  :greatpicturessign:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1141 on: September 27, 2018, 11:01:35 AM »
I've run out of superlatives for describing this wonderful layout  :D

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1142 on: September 27, 2018, 08:33:58 PM »
I've run out of superlatives for describing this wonderful layout  :D
And me! I'll try one more, one I don't particularly like but sums up the whole, awesome
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1143 on: September 30, 2018, 02:53:42 PM »
Another sunny Sunday and Bert and Betsy are out for their regular bike ride. This time they seem to be delaying some traffic.



A red London bus in rural Wrenton. What's goinig on?

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1144 on: September 30, 2018, 04:25:39 PM »
It's called urbanisation  ;)

Lovely photo, Roger.

All best,
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1145 on: September 30, 2018, 05:21:43 PM »
OK - the time has come for me to ask...................
do they not have the new fangled telephone in Wrenton, and how do they see to get about at night?After all, Bert and Betsy could either hit someone or be hit themselves by a passing motor vehicle :worried:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1146 on: September 30, 2018, 06:01:16 PM »
OK - the time has come for me to ask...................
do they not have the new fangled telephone in Wrenton, and how do they see to get about at night?After all, Bert and Betsy could either hit someone or be hit themselves by a passing motor vehicle :worried:

Yes Mick, there's a telephone box tucked under the canopy of the station. It's therefore only visible from the back of the layout. I've posted this before, but just to prove it:



No lights, though, just like the real Finchingfield. One of my early memories is of arriving at the village on a clear dark night and seeing the Milky Way for the first time - even in the 1950s it wasn't visible where I lived in London.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1147 on: September 30, 2018, 06:26:15 PM »
Another sunny Sunday and Bert and Betsy are out for their regular bike ride. This time they seem to be delaying some traffic.



A red London bus in rural Wrenton. What's goinig on?

 :hellosign: Ok that's obviously Charlie Fruitcake taken a wrong turn again, but who could resist such  a beautiful village.
   Seriously stupendous photo of your brilliant layout  :thumbsup:
   regards Derek

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1148 on: October 01, 2018, 11:26:57 AM »
Ok that's obviously Charlie Fruitcake taken a wrong turn again, but who could resist such  a beautiful village.

Well, it seems that Charlie knew where he was going after all - the station. His brother Cedric has got there before him. They both have a job manoeuvring their buses round a forecourt designed for horses and carts! Meanwhile a Jubilee is drawing to halt. Remember - this was Sunday.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1149 on: October 02, 2018, 11:21:40 AM »
It's still Sunday. There are buses in the station forecourt. And, as we see here, a Jinty is simmering gently in the goods yard. Put the pieces together...


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1150 on: October 02, 2018, 11:26:07 AM »
Roger, that is one of my favourite pictures.

I like the idea of it just sitting there on a summer afternoon.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1151 on: October 02, 2018, 11:29:55 AM »
Roger, that is one of my favourite pictures.

I like the idea of it just sitting there on a summer afternoon.

I'll give it some work to do soon...

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1152 on: October 02, 2018, 12:56:00 PM »
Just found this thread. Wonderful work. Inspirational.
:greatpicturessign: :thankyousign:

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« Reply #1153 on: October 02, 2018, 03:18:14 PM »
One thing's for sure, Roger, the First Class passengers won't like getting on a 'bus!  But the PW folk have got to be allowed to play with the track at weekends.

My guess is that 47314 will assist shunting the train on to the 'Jubilee' for the return working.  The will make use of the trailing crossing, I expect.  Locomotive first and then the tank engine will shunt the train.  I expect, this being Wrenton, that you have a 1:148 inspector, wearing a trilby, hanging about somewhere.

Will the chaps on the 'Jubilee' have far to run tender-first?  On a dry summer's day, the coal dust from the tender will likely be a nuisance.  Best get busy with the 'scooter'.

Spiffing photographs; thank you very much.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1154 on: October 02, 2018, 04:35:31 PM »
Thanks John, that's saved me a lot of explaining of the next pictures!!

 

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