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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2250 on: November 30, 2019, 03:10:23 PM »
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2251 on: November 30, 2019, 09:40:51 PM »
SHEFFIELD PARK!!!!!!!

Perhaps I should clad the station walls with hanging tiles to make it look more like Sussex!

Well this next one definitely isn't the Bluebell. Another shot taken with the telephoto lens peering over the backscene at the north end of the layout. Not a loco in sight, but a few little people around.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2252 on: November 30, 2019, 09:49:12 PM »
Another nice picture Roger. Sometimes, pictures of layouts look better without loco's.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2253 on: December 01, 2019, 09:36:50 AM »
Another nice picture Roger. Sometimes, pictures of layouts look better without loco's.  :thumbsup:

Interesting point. Perhaps we tend to focus on the locos more and accept the layout as just being the setting for them. Food for thought!  :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 #2254 on: December 01, 2019, 10:45:01 AM »
Another nice picture Roger. Sometimes, pictures of layouts look better without loco's.  :thumbsup:

Interesting point. Perhaps we tend to focus on the locos more and accept the layout as just being the setting for them. Food for thought!  :thumbsup:

Some would say you then become a collector rather than a modeller :hmmm:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2255 on: December 01, 2019, 10:53:45 AM »
I suppose that if one scratch-builds all one's own locos and stock then the layout can become more arbitrary. This is often the rationale of those who like very mute and subdued backscenes - to not draw attention away from the rolling stock. I think of the Norris layouts. He built his stock and it was a case of miniature scale perfection but the layout itself was pretty sparse. These days when propriety stock is so available time can be spent on building and developing the layout itself. However, a pic of the layout without locos does draw more attention to the detailing of the scenes which, I think, is only fair as the builder has often spent a huge amount of time creating them. People like, umm, Roger, for example.

It is good to have the chance to look at the scenic setting WITHOUT locos.

Just my personal musings.  :-[
« Last Edit: December 01, 2019, 10:55:14 AM by chrispearce »
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2256 on: December 01, 2019, 02:46:34 PM »
I always wanted Wrenton to be a village which happened to have a railway rather than a railway that had a village tacked on. A rough measurement suggests that the area occupied by the railway is a little under 40% of the total scenic area, reflecting that decision. Some visitors, I find, are quite happy to look at the layout without any trains running. And I imagine a station the size of Wrenton's would have had no trains in sight most of the time.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2257 on: December 01, 2019, 03:43:53 PM »
That tends to tie in with my thinking trains should only occupy roughly 1/3rd of the scenic area apart from everyone's favourite - the lengthy freight train.
I can't imagine my scenic efforts will divert looks away from the locos, though, unlike yours :-[

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2258 on: December 01, 2019, 06:52:30 PM »
Another nice picture Roger. Sometimes, pictures of layouts look better without loco's.  :thumbsup:

The romanticism of railways is about so much more than rolling stock! Lovely picture, Roger. Others might want to share more scenes behind the moving parts of their layouts.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2259 on: December 01, 2019, 09:49:52 PM »
No trains, not even any track, this time! I think I've posted a pic or two of these buildings before but this is a different angle, shot with the telephoto lens.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2260 on: December 02, 2019, 09:02:07 PM »
That tends to tie in with my thinking trains should only occupy roughly 1/3rd of the scenic area apart from everyone's favourite - the lengthy freight train.

Agreed Mick, but sometimes shorter freight trains can be attractive...


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2261 on: December 02, 2019, 10:50:24 PM »
Now that one I really like.

Shades of The Berrow Branch, which I used to drool over in RM when I was a kid, but heaps better!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2262 on: December 02, 2019, 10:53:19 PM »
Now that one I really like.

Shades of The Berrow Branch, which I used to drool over in RM when I was a kid, but heaps better!  :thumbsup:

I remember that name but can't remember the layout. Old age creeps on...

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2263 on: December 02, 2019, 10:57:55 PM »
I'll see if I can scan a few articles. It was a classic in it's day, based on the S&D, and being BR liveried like yours, was truly modern image at the time!!!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2264 on: December 03, 2019, 12:51:24 AM »
well what a great way to spend a morning, discovering this wonderful layout and going through the thread. not my era but very inspirational. At one point I seriously thought about joining the knitting group as so many appeared to have done.

 

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