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#826 Northroader

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 18:32

This ones for Jonathan, as I lifted it out of the Welsh Railways Study Group “Rhymney” book. (Keep up the good work, I gather the “Barry” book is out soon.) Its a 14 ton brake van, intended to tail behind the TVR A class that’s appeared on here recently. The chassis is soldered up from brass strip, with some brass strip axleguards and top hat bearings, then Slaters plastic dummy axlebox/ spring units added. There’s some brass rod to carry brake blocks, couplers, and stepboards, which are formed from Marcway copperclad sleeper strip. The body is Plastikard construction, but for the sides and ends I used Evergreen Scale Models sheet styrene .040” thick. The particular sheet I used was 4150 Novelty, this sheet has plank spacing of .150”/ 3.8mm, which ties in with the drawing, and the joins represent a plank with a lower square edge butt joining with a chamfered upper edge plank, so it’s as good as you can hope for, and the grooves are far more exact than any scribing I could do. There’s some microstrip for the panels, and then I just fill the grooves over with milliput where the framing goes.
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Posted 27 October 2018 - 20:00

Very nice. I have one in EM gauge but the body was made for me by the late John Johnson. He just approached me at an exhibition one day and gave it to me as a present. He was a brake van specialist.

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A slight correction. The Rhymney Railway drawings book was published jointly by Lightmoor and the Welsh Railways Research Circle. It is still in print. Like the forthcoming book on the Barry Railway it is based on the Trefor Jones/Mike Morton Lloyd drawings collection.

And I am hoping that the Barry Railway drawings book will go to the printer next week. It will be very similar in format to the Rhymney book but A4 to cope with the drawings of bigger vehicles.

Then some time in the future should be two volumes each on the Taff Vale and Cambrian, plus a thinner one on the BP&GV and one on the B&M. But I may not live that long at the present rate of progress.

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 22:29

Is there a projected publication date on the Varry book?
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Posted 28 October 2018 - 19:51

If it does go to the printer this week it should be out by Christmas. I would normally say six weeks by the pre-Christmas time is very busy for printers. But to be safe I will say that it should be available in the early new year. Once I have any hard facts I will post in the books section.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 20:21

There’s been quite a bit of comment about “operation” recently, and this thread certainly ain’t the place to come for enlightenment. Anyhow, I like to highlight “best practice” wherever I see it, so I’m putting in a link to another thread on the website. You know how it is, there’s things going on for years you never spot on this web, then suddenly - wow! Not O, not pregroup, it’s inner London set in BR steam/ diesel years, in OO. I’m sure at some time we’ve all had a look at the “Minories” idea, this line has expanded a bit on that, and is worked by a fleet of RTR, with some customising, but it’s how he groups the workings and allocates sets that’s interesting, also the comings and goings of different loco hauled trains needing turnaround that creates a great scene. Besides the operation, the layout and buildings are excellently carried out, and really do capture a feel for that part of London. Then there’s the point control! Possibly you’re already aware of it, and can agree with me, but if not, pop over and take it in.
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Posted 10 November 2018 - 12:40

Thinking of dad and his brothers at this time.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 20:03

Thanks for the ratings on that post, although every household in the land must have known the same. Anyhow, on we go.
I was tempted to put this on Kevin’s thread, as it’s been one of the main items this week, backscenes and settings for his layout, but I was greedy and kept it here. I could use the excuse that I ran a lot on this theme earlier in the year, and it’s altogether on the one thread. It just so happened that I came down for my afternoon tea break, after fiddling with the coalbunker on a loco, to find SWMBO watching “Countryfile”. They were featuring the work of Eric Slater, an artist who I hadn’t heard of, who lived in Seaford and did prints of the local landscape. Unusual technique, copied from earlier Japanese artists, but used to great effect, and good examples to form the basis for a backscene. Here’s a few to whet your appetite, there’s several more if you do an enquiry and “images”.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 20:44

Brilliant find!

 

And, definitely best kept with the rest of the discussion in your thread.

 

Can't imagine that I'm going to be able to rise to these heights though, unless there are painting by numbers versions of his works available.


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 21:23

I’m sure once “London’s Burning” is done, you could get a bit of help, but do it anyway. That first one must be Cuckmere, but the rise of the first cliff reminds me of what would happen if you “flipped” Shakespeare Cliff.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 21:42

Ah, yes, should have thought of The Apprentice; she's ever-enthusiastic with a paintbrush.

 

I think the first picture is Seaford Head viewed from Seaford. The one that appears bottom-left on my screen is CH viewed from a hill called 'High and Over', I'm fairly sure, and the beach with boats is, I think, Eastbourne. The other two I can't place, although the windmill might be somewhere above Newhaven, looking across the top of Seaford. 


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 21:56

The last one is the Rother at Rye, I’d say.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 22:05

You could well be right, that didn't strike me because the river looks a bit narrow, and because I had missed the town rising up in the right background. The only other possibility that strikes me is looking down the Arun, with Arundel on the right, from near the Black Rabbit.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 00:32

Ah, yes, should have thought of The Apprentice; she's ever-enthusiastic with a paintbrush.

 

I think the first picture is Seaford Head viewed from Seaford. The one that appears bottom-left on my screen is CH viewed from a hill called 'High and Over', I'm fairly sure, and the beach with boats is, I think, Eastbourne. The other two I can't place, although the windmill might be somewhere above Newhaven, looking across the top of Seaford. 

I wouldn't disagree Kevin, although they all look slightly exaggerated to me. That might be something to do with the particular style/technique. All in all, I still prefer Ravilious.














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