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#51 sparky

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 20:23


Totally seamless! I can only assume you resurfaced the whole of Penhydd Hall Lane to avoid a joint.

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Richard


Cheers Richard,
Sorry that I haven't replied earlier but I rarely visit these parts.
I didn't actually resurface the whole road but just added a patch made from Das modelling clay which was stippled with a stiff brush until it's texture matched the other surface. Washes of Paynes grey and white acrylic paint were then appled until the colour matched, finally a dusting with baby powder blended all together.


A couple of photos showing the completed lane, a new lighting rig will take care of the shadows thrown by the tree.....I hope !

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I might as well post a couple of photos of 1455 whilst I am here for those who might not have seen it on my blog.
This is a modified Airfix body with much added detail and runs on a Comet chassis built with the floating sub chassis option.

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#52 westerner

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 15:23

Great stuff as usual Geoff, the photos of the 14xx have that genuine look of authenticity. A hot dry summer's afternoon with very little action and the siesta broken by the gentle hiss and sigh of steam followed, by a clank of couplings and buffers.

At the moment gearing up for the visit to the NEC with Josh's Potterbourne at the weekend.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 15:40

Great to see some further development of this layout, one of my favourites on RMweb.
All the best,
Dave.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 16:10

Since Mickey asked this question, "Talking of creameries, Does Geoff / Sparky not post here any more? " on the November RM thread I have received a few emails asking the same thing. The truth is I had announced on my blog here earlier this year that I felt I had taken Penhydd as far as I could, so rather than just repeat the same old stuff I decided to pull the plug on things whilst I was ahead. The content hasn't been lost because it can all be viewed on my external Chronicles of Penhydd blog should you wish. Another factor in my decision was the software problems that the forum was experiencing around that time which made it much easier to post updates on my own blog.rather than here.
Lastly I feel a little awkward posting here now it's a commercial site seeing as I write for a competitors magazine, however I must point out that no pressure has been put on me by any editor and the decision and view is mine alone. Hopefully this has set the record straight and before the rumours start circulating I have not fallen out with anyone here, well not as far as I know ?

At the moment Penhydd has been dismantled and it's replacement planned so I will leave you with these last images and my thanks for your interest shown in the model over the past years.

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Best Wishes,
Geoff
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#55 Geoff Endacott

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 21:42

What's the origin of the last of the milk tanks with the ladders towards the end?

Thanks.

Geoff Endacott

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:34

Bring on the new layout then!!!!

This is/was a superb layout. And don't worry that you write stuff for a magazine, I for one never knew that and wouldn't care - I am only here to be inspired by brilliant modelling.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:30

Penhydd will always be remembered fondly, Geoff. I only regret I never got to see the layout in person.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:11

At the moment Penhydd has been dismantled and it's replacement planned

I first read this with dismay, thinking you meant that the whole thing had been torn-up and reduced to bare baseboards! But now I've looked at your Blog I see this isnt the case.
Penhydd has to go down as one of my favourite layouts as it stood, but the addition of the milk-depot has raised it even further. If I had built Penhydd I couldnt bare to part with it!
Many thanks, and best wishes for the new project,
Dave.T
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#59 Stuart-AU

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:03

Hi..

This is one of the best layout on RMweb or on the web.
Thanks for sharing

Stuart-AU
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#60 D1030western musketeer

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:14

One word Stunning,captures how small railways looked.

richard.
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#61 Mikkel

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:37

I also want to say thankyou Geoff, for all the inspiration and fantastic images you have provided us with through Penhydd. This one must be one of my all-time favourite images here on RMweb (and there are many!):

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#62 westerner

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 16:45

That last one definitely taken by Ben Ashworth up a tree. :no:
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#63 nickwood

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 20:41

I also want to say thankyou Geoff, for all the inspiration and fantastic images you have provided us with through Penhydd. This one must be one of my all-time favourite images here on RMweb (and there are many!):

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I would like to add my thanks as well Geoff. On the old RMweb,"Penhydd" and "Postcards from Pudley Lane" where the two layouts that inspired me most when building Much Murkle.
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#64 GraemeR BR (WR)

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 19:49

I love this layout, and its inspired me to push my layout further into deepest, darkest Western region with the purchase of a 121. The standard of modelling is something I can never hope to emulate, but if I can capture 20% of the atmosphere you create of the 1950s/60s I'll be very satisfied. I also love your approach to modelling, that it is for enjoyment and that rule one always applies.

#65 phil.c

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 20:51

Great modelling Geoff and also very atmospheric....good stuff!!!

 

Phil



#66 westerner

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 23:45

No sure that Penhydd is quite finished with. Check Geoffs blog http://thechronicles...blogspot.co.uk/


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#67 sparky

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 14:35

No sure that Penhydd is quite finished with. Check Geoffs blog http://thechronicles...blogspot.co.uk/

 

Penhydd never did get finished and last March it was dismantled, the old blog can still be viewed by clicking the above link.  I had intended bringing the story to a close here but due to one thing or another I never got around to doing so, the following photos are the last to be taken before the axe fell and feature the branch stalwarts 1455 and 2538 being towed away to pastures new.............

 

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Penhydd's replacement follows the same theme and has been slowly taking shape in the form of a remote might have been country through station between Titley Junction and Llanbister Road.

 

 

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   The full story to date can be found here........................  http://radnorailways.blogspot.co.uk/


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#68 Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:24

Hi if you are interested in Welsh Railways please express an interest at

 

http://www.rmweb.co....s/#entry1272387

 

Thanks


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#69 sparky

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:24

Hi,

 

Its been an awful long time since I posted here, but due to having my arm twisted I've agreed to post an update on the Penhydd story. I always felt a little guilty when I shut my Llangunllo blog down, leaving those of you who have followed my modelling in limbo. Alas the idiots out there left me with little choice, sorry about that, but if you could have seen what I had to deal with, then you would have done the same. 

     Llangunllo was an experiment, could less really can mean more, well for me I can honestly say that has been the case. Of course short trains, and small layouts aren't everyone's cup of tea, they didn't appeal to me at one time either. But with the passing of the years my attitude has changed, and now I'm content to model a slice of countryside through which a railway happens to pass, Its been an enjoyable journey, and I hope you enjoy this brief trip along the line.

 

Geoff

 

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The River Lugg, and a scene inspired by on St. Mary's crossing signal box

 

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Looking towards Knighton, which is somewhere in the distant hills.  The goods shed is based on the one that once stood at Llanbister Road.

 

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My version of original Limekilns station building, more commonly known as Dolyhir on the New Radnor Branch.  

 

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Track is to EM standards, and uses ply sleepers and C & L GWR two bolt chairs.

 

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The coach is a Comet A44 Driving trailer, and makes a refreshing change from the usual auto train. The fiddle yard is fully scenic to give the impression of the line continuing into the distance towards Titley Junction

 

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Road to nowhere, the building on the right is an offstage dairy. Its not modelled in full, the rest being left to your, and my imagination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 13:08

Welcome back Sparky,

 

I'd forgotten what a truly cracking layout this is - please keep the photos coming

 

Dave

 

p.s. Don't let the b@st@rds grind you down


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#71 Pigwife007

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 13:30

Thanks Geoff
for posting.... without this update the likes of me who have started in the hobby a very short time would have never known
Nought about its existence.
Very pleased to see it and will read through tonight with great interest
Thanks Dan
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#72 Penlan

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 13:36

Thanks Geoff
for posting.... without this update the likes of me who have started in the hobby a very short time would have never known
Nought about its existence.
Very pleased to see it and will read through tonight with great interest
Thanks Dan

Welcome back, I too had wondered where it had gone.....



#73 westerner

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 16:01

It's good to see you back on here Geoff. It will enable those e have not seen your wonderful modelling to get up to speed with those of us who enjoyed the journey in all senses of the word.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 21:44

Wow!
This one slipped under the radar - probably due to originally appearing (and, seemingly, ending before I joined RMWeb!)

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 04:28

Thank you for posting these photos, Llangunllo is one of my favorite layouts and I was dismayed when I saw that the blog had been taken down. Wonderfull modelling.

 

Quentin


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