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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #975 on: July 26, 2018, 08:35:31 PM »
I'm not a member of the NGS but I saw the layout first on here,  :NGF:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40567.0 125x60 and a bit.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24101.0 Off on a journey

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #976 on: July 27, 2018, 11:41:35 AM »
Thank you all for the comments about the Journal article, and a special thank you to those who encouraged me to write and submit it!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #977 on: July 27, 2018, 12:32:49 PM »
Just read the article in the journal. Very good and some excellent pics as usual. I haven't done much on my own layout over the last few months but this has inspired me to get started again. Thanks.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #978 on: July 27, 2018, 12:33:14 PM »
Personally, I think you're going to win the Railway Modeller cup, mate.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #979 on: July 27, 2018, 01:16:27 PM »
next year .... warley !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the best exhibition layout

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #980 on: July 27, 2018, 02:56:41 PM »
next year .... warley !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the best exhibition layout
Personally, I think you're going to win the Railway Modeller cup, mate.  :thumbsup:

How about a knighthood!!!

Looking at the cover picture on the magazine made me head for the lights and camera to re-shoot (again) that view of the station. There's a noticeable absentee in the published version - the signal. Not to mention the point rodding and adjustments to the ballast. Here's the result.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #981 on: July 27, 2018, 03:00:20 PM »
the next train on platform 1 willbe .... sir roger's special

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #982 on: July 27, 2018, 03:35:02 PM »
Nice!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #983 on: July 27, 2018, 04:10:49 PM »
the next train on platform 1 willbe .... sir roger's special

I'd better make the headboard, then!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #984 on: July 27, 2018, 07:04:20 PM »
the next train on platform 1 willbe .... sir roger's special

I'd better make the headboard, then!

A knighthood?!  Don't accept less than a peerage!  Don't be fobbed off.

Now Roger, this is a shocking imposition for which I apologise profusely.

That amazing picture of 'Derby's finest' with a coal train ... what does it look like in black 'n' white?

With all good wishes and repeated apologies.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #985 on: July 27, 2018, 07:44:31 PM »
A knighthood?!  Don't accept less than a peerage!  Don't be fobbed off.

Yes, it would be nice to visit the Lords' Chamber again!

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Now Roger, this is a shocking imposition for which I apologise profusely.

That amazing picture of 'Derby's finest' with a coal train ... what does it look like in black 'n' white?

No problem, John. What do you think?



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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #986 on: July 27, 2018, 08:21:00 PM »
A knighthood?!  Don't accept less than a peerage!  Don't be fobbed off.

Yes, it would be nice to visit the Lords' Chamber again!

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Now Roger, this is a shocking imposition for which I apologise profusely.

That amazing picture of 'Derby's finest' with a coal train ... what does it look like in black 'n' white?

No problem, John. What do you think?




Think?  I'll tell you what I think, Roger.  I think it is a print from a recently-discovered negative by Dr. Ian C Allen.  Dr Allen was the family doctor in Fram and had many railwaymen as patients.  This allowed his photographic work to have a variety that might appear surprising, if you will kindly forgive the euphemism.

Thank you for doing this for me.  It is greatly appreciated.

With kind regards.

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

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #987 on: July 27, 2018, 09:10:12 PM »
I think that you could show that to many people who, unless they examined it VERY closely, would assume itís a real photograph from about 1964 with that 4F making its way through a country station somewhere in the Peak District on a fine Summerís Day.
[Photo courtesy of a certain Railway Bishop].
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #988 on: July 27, 2018, 10:19:26 PM »
next year .... warley !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the best exhibition layout
Personally, I think you're going to win the Railway Modeller cup, mate.  :thumbsup:

How about a knighthood!!!

Looking at the cover picture on the magazine made me head for the lights and camera to re-shoot (again) that view of the station. There's a noticeable absentee in the published version - the signal. Not to mention the point rodding and adjustments to the ballast. Here's the result.



Yet another brilliant photo! You have probably mentioned it way back in the thread, but what ballast have you used?

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #989 on: July 27, 2018, 10:43:28 PM »
The ballast is Woodland Scenics fine grade, buff and brown mixed 2:1. I used two colours thinking it would give some extra texture but I think they're really too different in tone for it to work well. The weathering has tied them together a bit, but I think I'd go for a single colour if I were to build another layout.

 

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