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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2235 on: November 22, 2019, 08:10:23 PM »
It is getting to the point where I struggle to tell N gauge from OO.

You're right there, Paddy. Here, to prove your point, are photos of the new coaches.





And going even closer shows the quality of the lining and lettering.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2236 on: November 22, 2019, 09:22:26 PM »
They look great!!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2237 on: November 24, 2019, 08:58:51 PM »
It's getting difficult to find new angles for photos, but wandering around the layout with a telephoto lens on the camera came up with a possible view from the north end. There's just enough space for the tripod between the end of the baseboard and some built in furniture so here's the result. Bittern approaching the station.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2238 on: November 25, 2019, 08:37:09 PM »
A return to one of my more usual views today. The Jubilee passes with a mixed train of mucky Gresley Teaks and cleaner Mk1s. Meanwhile the fireman of the J39 takes a breather while waiting for a faster train to pass. Good of the driver to reverse his train so far down the siding just to give us a better view of his engine!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2239 on: November 26, 2019, 10:08:42 PM »
I'm finding it hard not to photograph this little train. Here it's approaching the station from the north end.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2240 on: November 26, 2019, 11:50:33 PM »
And a truly lovely little train it is too! :thumbsup:
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2241 on: November 27, 2019, 08:15:26 AM »
That's a gorgeous photograph, Roger.

One of your best, I think... and that's saying something!

The formation of the train and the lovely brick overbridge remind me strongly of the Bluebell Railway.

With best wishes.

John
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2242 on: November 27, 2019, 08:33:59 AM »
Agree with all of above. :thumbsup:

Question: why is it difficult to photograph?
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2243 on: November 27, 2019, 09:37:02 AM »
Agree with all of above. :thumbsup:

Question: why is it difficult to photograph?

Put your specs on, George. Roger stated 'it's difficult not to photograph this little train'

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2244 on: November 27, 2019, 03:07:30 PM »
Hi Roger,

Just catching up with what is going on  :D ...... Great photos, and what a lovely train you have there, the detail on the coaches is awesome  :thumbsup:

A lovely photo of the "Bittern" as well. I have the "Mallard" for when I eventually get round to a grown up layout, as it was the first loco I had as a kid. It was lovely heavy metal loco, a "hand me down" from my Dad, running on the old 3 rail track on a layout in the loft.

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2245 on: November 27, 2019, 05:20:17 PM »
Those are great photo's and while I'm not a Southern guy, that 'little train' is truly delightful!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2246 on: November 27, 2019, 09:02:49 PM »
Thanks for all the comments and likes. Here's your reward! - another shot of the train, this time waiting in the station.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2247 on: November 27, 2019, 09:21:13 PM »
I am not a Southern guy either but that is one nice loco, lovely pic too.
Lil Chris
My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2248 on: November 28, 2019, 09:07:37 PM »
One last picture (for now) of the C Class and its Birdcage coaches as they depart from Wrenton.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2249 on: November 29, 2019, 10:52:08 PM »
I had planned to order a few NGS wagon kits but was tempted instead to buy the C Class and Birdcage coaches. So a cheaper alternative was to make up four Peco van kits.



I started painting the bodies with a spray of Halford's red primer and then added some washes of Lifecolor roof dirt and weathered black. I didn't go for too dirty a look but may revisit them in the future. Haven't decided how to number them yet. If only my ink-jet printer did white...

Here they are in a train.



Hopefully some NGS vans will follow in due course.

 

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