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Dreamtime
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661 of 730  Mon 25th Sep 2017 2:07pm  
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Thanks Philip, I can well understand why little boys want to be train drivers when they grow up. Even to this day I find riding on a train is magical. 10/10 for the video. Thumbs up
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PhilipInCoventry
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662 of 730  Mon 25th Dec 2017 9:43am  
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Happy Christmas Day all Wave I had my first Hornby Dublo train set on this day in 1953. Duchess of Montrose 46232, along with two Stanier coaches. So started a hobby that I still adore.
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Midland Red
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663 of 730  Mon 25th Dec 2017 10:35am  
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Me too - same day! Mine was a Triang set with 46201 "Princess Elizabeth" Cheers No doubt Philip will run his layout during the day - wish I had one Oh my
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Rob Orland
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664 of 730  Tue 26th Dec 2017 9:49am  
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By coincidence I bought an old Triang 46201 Princess Elizabeth engine from eBay for our kids' train set a good few years ago. It was a maroon colour.... wasn't your old one, was it?
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Midland Red
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665 of 730  Tue 26th Dec 2017 2:15pm  
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No, mine was black Thumbs up
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Rob Orland
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666 of 730  Wed 27th Dec 2017 10:12am  
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Ah, I had a virtually identical black engine, but marked "Princess Victoria" - probably from the same mould though.
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PhilipInCoventry
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667 of 730  Wed 27th Dec 2017 7:11pm  
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Hi all & Hi Dreamtime Wave I enjoy the stage-act of our railway as much as anything, where my imagination puts various characters into the scene. Mayjan & Tricia have been on the railway for ages. Not just the characters sometimes, but the artefacts that I associate them with, like the D-Di ice cream van. Another artefact has arrived this Christmas, that our member JRL might recognise. The 30' static caravan is sited next to the Mason's Arms pub, which is being converted into a fish & chippy. Not an easy place for me to get a camera located, to record long exposure settings, but I do like the site. This is the part of the railway that is still being modelled. There is no railway at this location, quite a walk infact to Hounds Hill station or a bus ride to Burrow Hill station. I did wonder about a tramway but that is still in the think-tank. I am currently putting together some tree kits which arrived from China, which will go in some of the gardens.
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PhilipInCoventry
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668 of 730  Thu 28th Dec 2017 3:09pm  
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Hi all Wave My Pam, having a bit of knee gip, has kept me indoors as her home help, day & night nurse as well as home & shopping help. So, doing a bit to the railway has been fun. Pam is on the mend, hoping to pay me off by Monday. Some updated pictures of Hounds Hill old town, where a bit of natural daylight makes all of the difference to the long exposure photographs. Tree kits added too. They took some moving, mature oak & beech weighing in in full leaf. The angled mirror at the back shows the operating state of the fiddle yard so please ignore that. Pretend it is some kind of super solar energy futuristic blom-blom! Please compare the three pictures on this post, with the previous post, where the Masons Arms looks to have lights inside. No bulbs, no wires no electric or batteries. Just behind the mirror stands a flood-lamp, which illuminates the dead end of the fiddle yard, so by allowing some of the light to shine on reflective yellow sequins, that I have used on the signals & described previously, is just the job. Illuminated fish & chips. I have printed new signs for the chippy, but I like the quaintness of it still being called the Masons arms. We do odd things like that in Hall Brooks. I soon hope to add the fish & chip counters for inside the building, obviously sixties style. Another bit of cheating is the post office building in the background that was given as a gift. It is half the scale that it should be, but that doesn't need to be a problem. I carefully measured the "parallax" distance or disappearing sight line, so placing the post office in that spot. Obviously the illusion only works when viewed in relation to other objects in that direction, but it can only be viewed from this angle, unless from a helicopter, so I hope gives an impression of depth to the scene.
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Dreamtime
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669 of 730  Thu 28th Dec 2017 3:44pm  
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As 'the man' quotes - 'Brill'. It's looking better every time Philip. Thumbs up
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PhilipInCoventry
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670 of 730  Fri 29th Dec 2017 11:38am  
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Hi Dreamtime Wave Our model for me is little different from reading a book, or a grown up version of being a child, having to use imagination. I am so envious of folk who can paint pictures, I struggle to draw a straight line, even though I have had some art & craft lessons, so I model instead. Some of those lessons like prospective have come in handy as with scaling & distance. A friend of mine on Facebook, shows her little girl, playing with her new dolls house, or mini-minx mouse house. I can identify with her delight. Our railway is little different, it just takes up a bit more room. Happy new year to you. Cheers
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Dreamtime
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671 of 730  Fri 29th Dec 2017 2:00pm  
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What a beautiful little face we see. I am sure if you were a dollshouse builder Philip you would be an expert in that field too. Many more Happy New Years to you and yours too. Cheers
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PhilipInCoventry
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672 of 730  Sat 30th Dec 2017 5:05pm  
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Hi all Wave Sorting the interior of the Masons Arms was easy, compared to a fifties outdoor sign. The ones that I have looked at & can best remember were metal boxes with a bulb behind glass lettering. I shall keep looking, as it isn't just the accuracy of the sign, it has to sit right in my memory. My memories of our local chippy in Torcross Ave, near to the Devon, didn't open until 6pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays, 5pm Fridays & Saturdays. It also opened Saturday lunch time & may have done so on Fridays. I have been told by folks who lived out in the sticks, that is was common on Fridays & Saturdays, for a mobile chip van to arrive at a pub & sometimes a fresh fish van too. This may have been the kickstart to pubs becomeing eating houses as well as selling drinks & packets of crisps. So, is our Masons Arms the evolutionary process in this, a small pub, struggling to cope with the drinking competition of the livlier Swann pub, in the town Square, well liked for serving Cornish steam beers as a bonus? In our fiction Hall Brooks, we also have the out of town pub, the Wheatsheaf, with gardens, a trainride away in Longford. The Swann pub, behind which is the old barn & factory store, sometimes used for dances.
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PhilipInCoventry
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673 of 730  Fri 16th Feb 2018 2:01pm  
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Afternoon all Wave I have come across this photo of a small out in the sticks long gone railway station, Elmesthorpe, that was located not far from Hinckley. If ever there was a subject for someone to start modelling on, this has to be a candidate. It involves no open frame construction, as it is all on one level, the scenery all comes up, there are no valleys which makes it so much easier for a first time model. The position of the over-bridge makes it ideal for fiddle-yard operation. If I had room, it would be on my list to try. Everything there, the goods shed could be brought back into life. I can just imagine a 3F strolling along with the daily pickup goods, shunting the yard whilst in the distance a Bedford lorry is moving off the weighbridge ready to load up with coal. Only a thought. Wiki Link, Elmesthorpe Google Map. Current.
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Helen F
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674 of 730  Fri 16th Feb 2018 2:47pm  
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I was just thinking it was time for an instalment Wave That photo does look perfect for a model railway. I know it's black and white but my mind fills in the colours.
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PhilipInCoventry
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675 of 730  Fri 16th Feb 2018 4:01pm  
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Hi Helen Wave It is still quite an undertaking to model, which would require a minimum of 14' in length for 00, 4ml to the foot scale. The sidings could be reduced in width, but would still need 3' minimum width so as not to lose the open effect. It's a good starter model because of all being level. Although I cannot remember visiting this site as a youngster, my fascination with real railways was these sleepy, slow, little happening places. I enjoyed a living railway where folk were involved. A high speed train whizzing by might have thrilled me a couple of times at some point, but lazy summer afternoons at Kenilworth Junc or Hatton station with its small yard I remember with great affection. Happy ps. Like with your Coventry artwork, Helen, so much of the delight is researching. A visit to the Wentworth Arms, right next to the goods yard, would be a first port of call, maybe a chat with someone that might remember the station, might even be an ex-employee or whose dad ran the coal yard. All part of the delight. Cheers
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