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PhilipInCoventry
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751 of 814  Thu 13th Jun 2019 10:08pm  
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Hi all, Wave I have started work on our Hall Brooks railway, the disused & dismantled railway, which was dismantled before I was born. Travel anywhere by rail, we will see evidence of junctions, bridges & so on, long long gone. So it is on our railway. The over-bridge which helps to provide a sight-break. Also added is a castle ruin, an ornament for a fish tank.
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Dreamtime
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752 of 814  Fri 14th Jun 2019 4:07am  
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I think you will need a bigger room. Wave
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PhilipInCoventry
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753 of 814  Wed 3rd Jul 2019 7:46pm  
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Hi all Wave Since adding the castle ruin, we have now added a toll gate to the far side, which is also a fish tank ornament. Weathering of the bridge also in progress. The use of using ornaments is purely cost effectiveness. Precision kits are very expensive.
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argon
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754 of 814  Wed 3rd Jul 2019 8:17pm  
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Philip, why not do what any rail company does to cover increasing costs. Increase the fares. Thumbs up
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Helen F
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755 of 814  Thu 4th Jul 2019 9:37am  
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I'm liking the ruin. The fish's loss is our gain. Is that another ruin further away in the second picture in post 751? Oopse, scratch that, it's just the top of the other one. The bushes confused me. Lol Edited by member, 4th Jul 2019 9:39 am
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NeilsYard
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756 of 814  Thu 4th Jul 2019 10:06am  
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Brilliant work, Philip - my 12 year (OK and me!) would love to see that sometime if there are tickets available!
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PhilipInCoventry
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757 of 814  Thu 4th Jul 2019 1:38pm  
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Hi Neil, Wave Would love to. It's not an exciting railway with stuff moving all of the time. It's how I remember waiting & waiting, which for me was so relaxing.
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PhilipInCoventry
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758 of 814  Sat 13th Jul 2019 9:31pm  
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Hi all Wave I've been looking for a street level station ticket office for ages. I knew that "Faller" produced a kit years ago but long out of production now. Anyway one turned up on eBay, which arrived at our home this morning. Sadly, the most impressive side faces into the town street, as indeed does the Swann pub next to it. It's bit continental in style & more substantial than I originally wanted, so it also provides the railway with an admin centre.
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PhilipInCoventry
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759 of 814  Sun 14th Jul 2019 1:57pm  
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Morning all Happy I've moved the new ticket office to the opposite side of the Swann pub. We can see a bit more of it.
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PhilipInCoventry
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760 of 814  Sun 14th Jul 2019 3:17pm  
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Picture using my dedicated camera.
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PhilipInCoventry
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761 of 814  Mon 15th Jul 2019 2:54pm  
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Hi all Wave Applied some weathering. I only ever use dry-water-colouring to weather. It can be removed or adjusted easily. It contrasts with the pre-war blacking applied to the Swann pub next to it. Pam's Tearoom is a new building so no weathering. My grandson thinks that the railway offices is a Wetherspoons. It could be. Several UK stations are now Wetherspoons. Just been told that Aberystwyth railway station is now a Wetherspoons. Can anyone verify that please?

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scrutiny
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762 of 814  Mon 15th Jul 2019 5:29pm  
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According to Google earth, yep it sure is, Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers
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Annewiggy
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763 of 814  Mon 15th Jul 2019 5:32pm  
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Here you go Philip
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PhilipInCoventry
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764 of 814  Thu 18th Jul 2019 12:38pm  
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Just blether. Big boys’ toys or what, most folk grow out of such, so no idea why I am so addicted to our railway. My very close chum, Mick, who so sadly died a few years ago, was quite an inspiration. He was a Technical Illustrator by trade. He modelled railways as well as painting pictures. He would capture a scene in a picture, then model it. I went to his home one day where he was changing one of his paintings, as he had moved a few trucks into another siding & liked it. I have no art ability like that, but I do exactly the same thing on our model railway, then picture it in my mind. I am convinced that if I had the ability to paint & draw, I would never have been so addicted to our in effect moving picture.
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PhilipInCoventry
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765 of 814  Thu 18th Jul 2019 1:17pm  
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Always a snag! Time doesn't stand still. The days when my son & grandson would spend a whole evening shunting in the goods yard as I call it are long gone. The railway was designed for a minimum of two operatives, better with three, all needing to know & understand the system & controls. So, I can understand why some modellers have simpler round & round railways. Years ago on a Boxing Day, three of us worked the railway to its maximum, but it took over eight hours. So nowadays, I am content to wander into our railway room (a bit cluttered as is our home, from having Pam's bed downstairs, along with all of her medical equipment everywhere) & operate just a couple of trains, changing the picture just as Mick did on his railway. It often takes a fortnight before I see those trains again. What a pip!
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