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'HALL BROOKS'. Its not every wife or partner that would allow a downstairs room to be fully taken over by a model railway & full size piano along with synths etc. So as far as possible, I have finished the timber construction of the railway with polished, varnished wood. She is delighted, so that pleases me even more. I have never wanted a roundy-roundy model railway. I like the idea of a train going somewhere, & that is what the fiddle-yards permit. Fiddle-yards are in effect the off stage bits. There are nine on our railway which means that eighteen mainline trains can journey across the viewing area without a repeat. That's better than the BBC (only a joke). Plus what is generated from the visible area. It takes too long to complete all of that in one play session, even when my grandson is here. It took Sean & his dad several hours on boxing day evening just to do half of the sequences. What is so funny is that I often forget what loco is on any train, so when it appears days later, it's like real trainspotting. "Quick, where's my note book & pencil?". I want us all on this site (HCF) to think of this model as our model. My involvement on this site, nearly two years now, is shaping how I/we develope the model into the coming years. I do not have the space or skill to do a spesific copy of any part of Coventry, but we can create the right impression. I hope you enjoy the pics.
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Our Railway 'HALL BROOKS' (An end to end system)
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5 comments (most recent at the top)
Thu 12th Apr 2012 11:36am
dougie
Just watched them again in full screen 12"x10" much better that size,it's an amazing train setup well done
Wed 4th Jan 2012 8:02pm
PhilipInCoventry
Thank you, Tricia. Pam does enjoy our hobby, & whilst I love peoples enjoyment of it, my real enjoyment is being able to get lost into it. Lighting is very important. I will post a pick where it looks as though it is raining indoors. It's all to do with the light coming in from outside setting the mood.
Wed 4th Jan 2012 6:51pm
Tricia
What wonderful photos Philip. So peaceful, it looks as though the sun is always shining.I suspect your wife is very proud of your 'train set'.
Tue 3rd Jan 2012 10:55pm
PhilipInCoventry
Thank you for that Rob. I have to be careful of what I say as that is the old vicar on the canal towpath.
Tue 3rd Jan 2012 8:17pm
Rob Orland
What an astonishing set Philip! I'm absolutely in awe of it - and even this gallery has been put together with love, hasn't it!