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#51 ailg8048

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 21:08

How about a nice red Stewart and lloyds narrow boat if we're going black country. Worked from Halesowen to cannock chase bring coal from the Cannock coal field to S&L at Coombeswood basin. 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 13:15

Beautiful. One thing it needs is a protective iron strip on the corner of the bridge on the tow path side. This protects the masonry from being damaged by the tow ropes of horse drawn boats. The ropes were made of cotton, but even so the iron gets worn away over the years as you can see on the grooves in this picture.
 
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Thanks for the information Mim, will be adding those to the corner of the bridge.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 13:20

Been working on the narrow boat.

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Still more to do, thanks for looking.

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#54 Corbs

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:34

It looks brilliant! What a nice little scene
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#55 Howl03

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 16:54

Have painted the base black, and added a cat.

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Thanks for looking, more photos to follow.

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#56 Howl03

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 16:59

And some more photos.
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Thanks for looking.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 23:27

A couple of "ifs" :-

If the hose drawn cab is used (a lovely little model, BTW), Do the time-lines for Cab and the Loco overlap? ( I ask out of ignorance and idleness in not looking for myself !)

 

If you do add the cable-worn protective iron corners, they would only be on the tow path side. the wear was due to dirt picked up from the tow path acting like sand-paper.

 

Depending on a decision to make your boat horse-drawn, or not, you would need a short "mast" at the bow to attach the tow rope to. 

 

Many canal bridges carried, on the road side, a cast iron plate warning that the structure was only capable of supporting local traffic, effectively a weight limit for motorised vehicles. Any one got a photo of such a cast plate?


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:46

A couple of "ifs" :-
If the hose drawn cab is used (a lovely little model, BTW), Do the time-lines for Cab and the Loco overlap? ( I ask out of ignorance and idleness in not looking for myself !)
 
If you do add the cable-worn protective iron corners, they would only be on the tow path side. the wear was due to dirt picked up from the tow path acting like sand-paper.
 
Depending on a decision to make your boat horse-drawn, or not, you would need a short "mast" at the bow to attach the tow rope to. 
 
Many canal bridges carried, on the road side, a cast iron plate warning that the structure was only capable of supporting local traffic, effectively a weight limit for motorised vehicles. Any one got a photo of such a cast plate?


The towing mast may not be in the scene, it is set back about 15 foot from the front of a bow.

If you need to know more I can post some pics later

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#59 DonB

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 23:01

Weight restriction plates.

I have not found one yet locally on a canal bridge, but here are a couple of pictures of a cast plate attached to a bridge in South Derbyshire over Repton Brook about half a mile from it's confluence with the River Trent. It does not apply these days, the bridge has a cast concrete lining. Canal bridges were owned by the Canal Company and would have different wording in their warning to drivers.

In the pictured plate I like the reference to vehicles of Ponderous Weight !

 

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#60 Howl03

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 13:38

A big thanks to BRM for putting my cake box entry in the January addition. Really pleased, its the first time I have had anything published. Also a massive thanks to all those that have rated and left comments on this project. Earlier this year I had kind of lost my modelling mojo. But this competition has really helped to kickstart it again.
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#61 Corbs

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 14:02

Well deserved! One of my favourites so far.


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#62 Chris 66522

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 15:27

Absolutely deserved - a quite stunning piece of modelling which is endlessly inspiring!

 

I'm never usually a fan of the 'flatness' of Scalescenes (even though the kits are seriously impressive and well designed) but I think modelling like this would sway me otherwise!


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#63 Jerry1975

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 15:27

Very nice, can I ask where you got the cat from, I'm going to add one to mine.

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#64 Howl03

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 18:55

Well deserved! One of my favourites so far.

 

Thank you Corbs.

 

Absolutely deserved - a quite stunning piece of modelling which is endlessly inspiring!
 
I'm never usually a fan of the 'flatness' of Scalescenes (even though the kits are seriously impressive and well designed) but I think modelling like this would sway me otherwise!

  

Thank you Chris, the Scalescenes kits are great for kit bashing and enhancing.

Very nice, can I ask where you got the cat from, I'm going to add one to mine.
Jerry.


Thank you Jerry, the cat is from Langley models.

Regards Paul.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 21:22

I was glad to see it in BRM, instantly recognizable.

 

You were also one of the first to finish. Will there be another one? 



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:20

Stunning work



#67 Howl03

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 17:14

I was glad to see it in BRM, instantly recognizable.
 
You were also one of the first to finish. Will there be another one?

 

Thank you Mikkel, yeah I’ve got a few ideas floating around my head at the moment, although Christmas is a super busy time for me at work so probably won’t start anything until after the new year.

 

Stunning work


Thank you Edwardian.

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#68 KNP

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 18:06

A big thanks to BRM for putting my cake box entry in the January addition. Really pleased, its the first time I have had anything published. Also a massive thanks to all those that have rated and left comments on this project. Earlier this year I had kind of lost my modelling mojo. But this competition has really helped to kickstart it again.
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Thanks for looking. Regards Paul.

 

Very effective and well finished.

Love the reflection in the canal, though you do have to be careful what gets reflected in it!!!


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