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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1485 on: February 27, 2019, 09:44:26 PM »
A smashing photo taken from a descending hot air balloon.

Nice photo Roger, those two cyclists must be getting quite famous by now.

They must be busting for a wee by now as well :worried:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1486 on: February 28, 2019, 06:14:08 AM »
I have heard tell of some daring young chaps in their flying machines, having spiffing fun with new fangled photographical equipment - which they claimed was all the rage in the Admiralty. Might they have "buzzed" around Wrenton at that time I wonder?

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1487 on: February 28, 2019, 08:34:42 AM »
Perhaps the photographer had a very long ladder!

The cyclists should have names?
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1488 on: February 28, 2019, 09:43:14 AM »

The cyclists should have names?

Mustapha Wee and Mee Gon Wee

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1489 on: February 28, 2019, 10:41:52 PM »
Nice photo Roger, those two cyclists must be getting quite famous by now.

Perhaps they're the parents, or even grandparents, of today's two cyclists!

I have heard tell of some daring young chaps in their flying machines, having spiffing fun with new fangled photographical equipment - which they claimed was all the rage in the Admiralty. Might they have "buzzed" around Wrenton at that time I wonder?

Ah, that could explain the single word on the back of the print - 'Biggles'.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1490 on: February 28, 2019, 10:50:26 PM »

Ah, that could explain the single word on the back of the print - 'Biggles'.

I recall raiding my local library and reading all the Biggles books I could lay my hands on when I was 8 or 9 years old, including the less well known 'Biggles Flies Undone'
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1491 on: March 01, 2019, 03:39:05 AM »
A member of the Wrenton heritage group has ‘found’ a much faded and rather scratched early colour photograph of the village. Doubt has been cast on the find however, it being pointed out that getting a camera this high would have been virtually impossible at a time when drones were long in the future…

Thanks for that photograph! I lived in a cottage a mile out of Finchingfield 30-odd years ago in the only house I've lived in which had a name, not a number. I felt very posh!

As for the perspective, the road from which that shot was taken rises steeply from the point you can see. One fork goes to the right, falls away around the pond and through the village, the fork which would come towards the camera is the one with the rise.

I'd say a stepladder could do the trick.

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« Reply #1492 on: March 01, 2019, 05:33:56 PM »
Thanks for that photograph! I lived in a cottage a mile out of Finchingfield 30-odd years ago in the only house I've lived in which had a name, not a number. I felt very posh!

Lucky you, Steve!

On the model I reckon that the camera was about a scale 35 feet above road level.  So a bit low for Biggles and a bit high for a step ladder. In Finchingfield it would need an even longer ladder. As the photo shows, the footpath running in front of the cottages is higher than the road, with a grass bank in between. I would have liked to model that extra height but it would have required some unrealistic slopes, especially between the church and the railway track, so the grass area is level on Wrenton.



Also noticeable in the photo is the different placing of the building (the Old Work House) at the right of both pictures. The early 20th Century building next to the Guildhall and in front of the church tower in the pic replaced a much older one which burnt down in 1905 – there are photos of the before and after on my web site (http://www.finchingfield.org.uk/historic.htm). I’ve eliminated that building and the next two (though the middle one of the three is at the other end of the layout) and shifted the Work House next to the Guildhall. Both buildings are 16th Century so work well together, I think. Even better, of course, would have been to have enough space to model the whole scene, complete with the greens and pond!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1493 on: March 01, 2019, 07:13:23 PM »
Yeah, bit of a shame you couldn't fit the pond in. Would have looked really good.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1494 on: March 01, 2019, 08:06:29 PM »
Doubt has been cast on the find however, it being pointed out that getting a camera this high would have been virtually impossible at a time when drones were long in the future.

It can now be revealed that the photographer was standing on my shoulders  :D

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1495 on: March 02, 2019, 10:08:07 PM »
Progress on my latest building is a bit slow as I still feel poorly so I only do a little bit of work on it at a time. When we left it I said the next job was to add the window sills. They were cut from 30thou plasticard and in order to paint them I stuck them to a length of sticky side up masking tape.



I left the paint to dry overnight before fixing the sills in place. I've also added the plinth.



The only job I've done since taking the photo is to make a base for the model to sit in. Chimney stacks and the roof come next...sometime.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1496 on: March 02, 2019, 10:38:46 PM »
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Sorry to hear you're a bit under the weather Roger

Hope you get back to firing on all cylinders very soon  :thumbsup:

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1497 on: March 03, 2019, 06:42:53 AM »
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Sorry to hear you're a bit under the weather Roger

Hope you get back to firing on all cylinders very soon  :thumbsup:

All best wishes
Kevin

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Me too.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1498 on: March 03, 2019, 10:38:19 PM »
Thanks for the good wishes Kevin and Laurence. I slept better last night which made today a bit easier than the last two. It looks as though I have a long wait for a fix as an outpatient appointment at the ENT department is not until the end of May! I did make a start on the chimney stacks for the current project but perhaps a photo of Wrenton in Midland mode will be preferred to one of three chimneys...


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1499 on: March 03, 2019, 11:15:53 PM »
Progress on my latest building is a bit slow as I still feel poorly so I only do a little bit of work on it at a time. When we left it I said the next job was to add the window sills. They were cut from 30thou plasticard and in order to paint them I stuck them to a length of sticky side up masking tape.



I left the paint to dry overnight before fixing the sills in place. I've also added the plinth.



The only job I've done since taking the photo is to make a base for the model to sit in. Chimney stacks and the roof come next...sometime.

That building is lovely, and inspires me to try harder in future with my own creations.

 

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