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Pre-Grouping Norfolk Light Railway GER M&GN Freelance OO Card Modelling RTR Conversion




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#5301 Compound2632

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Posted Yesterday, 20:15

Excellent.

 

Less ironmongery, save for the galleries, but in days past I spent an unconscionable amount of time here:

 

Not bad for a law library - but for a ceiling to keep your mind off your studies, not a patch on philosophy or even theology...


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#5302 Donw

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Posted Yesterday, 22:26

Delighted to see you making progress on the baseboards.

 

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#5303 Edwardian

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Posted Today, 11:19

Actually, there is, now, a base board.

 

That's only taken 17 months.

 

I now have to think about track laying.  DonW's excellent Templotting means I have to hand-build all the points.

 

Gulp.

 

Now, finally, we can clearly see the plan unfold.

 

The station is set at an angle to the wall/boards, as this increases the length and brings it to the foreground.  The element of genius (ahem) is in having the very end of the line over-lap the door frame slightly.  This allows the viewer the opportunity to sit on the stop-blocks, as it were, and look right down the line, under the overall roof and see the rest of the scenic portion curve away behind, with the keep of the castle right at the back.. That is the 'vision' or mental picture that started the project.

 

I find, much to my delight, that it is even possible to view the far side of a train obliquely from this position.

 

I suspect the thing to do will be to de-mount the station board and bring it into the house for track-laying in due course.

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#5304 Hesperus

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Posted Today, 11:37

This is going to look fantastic.


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#5305 BG John

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Posted Today, 12:57

A nice sharp corner to bump into whenever someone walks through the door ;).



#5306 Nearholmer

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Posted Today, 13:50

Vision to reality, brilliant!

Looks to me as if the LBSCR got there first, naturally so, it being the real Premier Line.

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#5307 Caley Jim

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Posted Today, 15:09

The station is set at an angle to the wall/boards, as this increases the length and brings it to the foreground.  

I always feel it helps the aesthetics when tracks don't run parallel with the baseboard edge, especially at either end of the layout.

 

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