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#51 David Bigcheeseplant

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 13:17

A photo that was in MRJ but in black & white.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 18:33

It's a while since I posted but we have been progressing with the model of Aylesbury, all of the platforms are now in and Tim Peacock is building the water tank, also a large prarie has been added to the fleet, photos are not too good as were taken on my mobile phone but give an idea of where we are now.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:33

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A photo of the real shed but having the same sort of feel that I got with my camera phone.
below another pic of the model.

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#54 David Bigcheeseplant

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:13

A colour photo of the shed, I need to blank out the background next time I take some pictures.

The loco is a Martin Finney Kit not built by me although I do have one to finish off.

My next build will be the coaling stage, well there are two in fact one under the old water tank for GWR locos and a slighly higher one for the hard coal users all topped off with a corrugated iron cover

The photo below shows both coal stages plus a 41XX on an autotrain



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 17:04

Hi David,

Railex 2014?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 17:26

Hi David,

Railex 2014?

Alan.


Quite possibly, I would have liked to have it for 2013 which is the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the current station but as I am currently drawing up the floor plan for Railex 2013 and it's not gonna fit. so I expect it will be 2014.

David

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 20:53

Also I have now found a photo of LMS mucky duck 43067 running with a GWR diagram U Crimson and cream autocoach at Aylesbury running to Calvert, aparently when no auto fitted loco was avalible then any loco was used including large parires and GWR moguls.

David


Geoff Silcock (well known photter) tells the story of when he was a teenager at Princes Risborough one morning (sadly no photo): A 14xx + autocoach came off the branch from Aylesbury with a Black 5 attached. Given the way the branch was signalled until recently, one can only assume this was to save using an extra path.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:58

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Just before Christmas I built the water crane in the shed area from David Geen parts, I will post photos of my model later but the above photo shows the actual water crane at Aylesbury, the parts standing to the right are the remains of the coal stage, looking at the loco it has quite a bit of white staining on the boiler.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:02

Not the best photo of the model but it gives an idea of what I was trying to achive, the David Geen Castings do not come with any etched fittings so the on off handle on the cast piller had to be made from wire as were the various stay wires to the top of the water crane. You do get the water overflow funnel that is below the bag but it seems that the water cranes on the platform had these the one in the shed road didn't, looking at all the photo I have there does not even seem to be a drain grill in the floor.

John Reed who has made diary notes at the time says although the water cranes on the platform were a mid olive green that in the shed was a rather matt chocolete brown.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:19

were did you get your drawings from 



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 13:31

were did you get your drawings from 

The engine shed I own the original contract drawing and the this was used together with later drawings of the various extentions to it. The track and station plan was obtained from the NRM. All the station building still stand so these have been photographed and measured, the water tanks and coaling stage were taken from a drawing in Great Western Engine Sheds by Wild Swan Publications.

 

I also own the orginal drawing for the public footbridge at the north end of the station, the only building I have had to count bricks and deduct meausrements is the small ex signal box later porters room at the end of the platform.

 

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:31

The engine shed I own the original contract drawing and the this was used together with later drawings of the various extentions to it. The track and station plan was obtained from the NRM. All the station building still stand so these have been photographed and measured, the water tanks and coaling stage were taken from a drawing in Great Western Engine Sheds by Wild Swan Publications.

 

I also own the orginal drawing for the public footbridge at the north end of the station, the only building I have had to count bricks and deduct meausrements is the small ex signal box later porters room at the end of the platform.

 

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thank you very much 

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 13:32

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Not updated this page for a while but I have now laser cut and assembled the up & down waiting rooms, the footbridge at the north of the station and café on the platforms are being built by other club member, I will try and take some more photos tonight.

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 09:05

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The buildings were placed on the layout for the first time last night. I have also applied a coat of stone/mortar colour to both buildings and will start to dry brush the brick colour later today.

We have also widened the boards by nine inches so we can add the Met bay and sidings.

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 09:27

I'm looking forward to seeing this come together David, nice to see a Met/GC layout!

 

Cheers

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 13:28

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Another photo of the buildings on the layout, Since the photo was taken I have painted one of the buildings, now days the brickwork is quite orange and the mortar an stone colour, although colour photos in the 60s show the mortar almost black and a darker brick colour. I don't think the buildings have ever been cleaned and they are protected by the canopies so rain is unlikely to have washed them clean in the last 40 years. all a bit odd.

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 17:30

They might have been pressure washed and or sand blasted.A lot of buildings have been in the past few decades, particularly in the smoke. There are lots of buildings in London and other places that I remember as being black, which were subsequently covered in scaffolding and plastic sheet, thetvwhen they re-emerged were very very clean. Most have subsequently weathered a bit, but nothing like they used to be.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 21:42

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First coat of paint on the down waiting room, the camera can be quite cruel in close up. the gap in the plinth is for the down pipe.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 21:57

I'm looking forward to seeing this come together David, nice to see a Met/GC layout!

 

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Not quite...  Aylesbury as in this topic was a joint station for two joint outfits - GW&GC Jt and Met&GC Jt.  



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 21:35

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A photo of the shed and later water tank there should be a wheel barrow on top of it!
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Posted 06 November 2014 - 23:02

The atmosphere has been a lot cleaner since the end of the coal era. Frost action will eventually clean up the buildings.

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 14:21

A photo of the shed and later water tank there should be a wheel barrow on top of it!

 

 


Do you know the reason why it was there?



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 17:17

Do you know the reason why it was there?


A new wheel barrow was required at Aylesbury shed so a new one was sent down, shortly after the new one disappeared so a request was made for another new one, when the second one turned up the first new one made a reappearance and both were lined up next to each other, the first one had been popped on top of the water tank so was not visible from the ground!
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Posted 14 November 2014 - 06:43

Wonderful story, that's the human dimension of railways right there! You'll have to model that wheelbarrow, no way around it :-)

 

I'm still wondering why it got up there in the first place.

 

Your water tank is simply superb. 


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Posted 29 November 2014 - 10:09

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The public footbridge for the north end of the station being built by Gary one of our club members one of the supporting pillars is a mock up while the other is laser cut.

We were discussing at the club last night we should start again and build new baseboards as we are planning to go roundy roundy and the current set up does not easily lend itself to this. We can use the buildings and the trackwork and other details a big step to go but it may be the way to go.
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