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7mm layout 1950s ER London O gauge LNER




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#4901 chaz

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 16:42

It could have been a meteor kit. We were asked if our GER van was theirs by a few people. So it could be one of theirs.
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Maybe, but I have had the van a long time. I bought the kit at Telford something like twenty years ago and knowing how kits get passed from one range to another it's quite likely to turn up on a different list, or to vanish without trace....

 

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 17:05

<<<  A plea for help  >>>

 

Dock Green is booked to appear at the Peterborough show on December 8th/9th.

 

At the moment it looks as though I am going to be an operator short. If you would like to spend a weekend operating Dock Green please let me know.

 

No experience of operating 7mm models is required but you will need to be prepared to work to a sequence and to "fit in" with the way we do things. A familiarisation and training session can be provided on the Saturday morning before the public enter and I would stand alongside you for your first stint on the rota.

 

Can I suggest that if you are interested you send me a PM and we can swap email addresses.

 

<<<  Your chance to join the team for some serious fun  >>>

 

Too late I'm afraid - someone else got in ahead of you.

 

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 08:02

The last three photos from the Aylesbury show.

 

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A view from the railway bridge - we must be in a train crossing the yard. I like these types of views, from the side or the back, but they do give rise to problems with backgrounds. I could spend a long time at the computer messing about with Photoshop :nono: but I would rather do some modelling :sungum: .  

 

Two more views...

 

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Wha....!

 

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Err....

 

(Steve - one of the team - took the chance of the quiet half-hour at the end of Sunday afternoon to try out his model. It could have been worse, it could have been a pannier tank...)

 


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 20:57

Wonderful, my all time favourite steam loco!! (yes, really!)

 

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 21:05

The last three photos from the Aylesbury show.

 

attachicon.gifP1070937-2.jpg

 

A view from the railway bridge - we must be in a train crossing the yard. I like these types of views, from the side or the back, but they do give rise to problems with backgrounds. I could spend a long time at the computer messing about with Photoshop :nono: but I would rather do some modelling :sungum: .  

 

Two more views...

 

attachicon.gifP1070946-2.jpg

 

Wha....!

 

attachicon.gifP1070950-2.jpg

 

Err....

 

(Steve - one of the team - took the chance of the quiet half-hour at the end of Sunday afternoon to try out his model. It could have been worse, it could have been a pannier tank...)

 

 

Oy !   :jester:

 

Moving on swiftly, I certainly feel the photographs do your layout justice and would agree that modelling takes first place above messing photoshopping your images .

 

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 21:20

The loco does look good, did they ever venture into North London much in real life?
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Posted 19 June 2018 - 07:30

The loco does look good, did they ever venture into North London much in real life?
Steve.

 

 

I don't know about "much" but I have seen photos of Q1s on ER metals in London. Cross-London traffic was always going to put a "foreign" loco into unfamiliar territory at one end of the route. However Steve's Q1 model is unlikely to become a regular feature on Dock Green.  :nono:

 

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PS - I have just found a photo in Brooksbank's "Triumph and Beyond" (P103). 33023 is pictured passing Harringay Up Goods signal box in 1960.


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 07:27

Whilst it is arguably aesthetically challenged, that Q1 rather compliments the industrial nature of the layout I think!
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Posted 20 June 2018 - 12:58

Whilst it is arguably aesthetically challenged, that Q1 rather compliments the industrial nature of the layout I think!

 

 

Yes I agree. Incidentally it's a particularly British attitude to require a locomotive to look good - most of the world look at them as functional machines - such adjectives as "elegant" or "beautiful" would be considered inappropriate. Efficiency and economy would be given priority - rightly so.

 

However any inter-regional traffic would be likely to fetch up at Ferme Park yards. "Foreign" locos would be unlikely to go any further and a trip working to Dock Green would almost certainly involve a Hornsey loco'. 

 

We only invoke Rule One when it suits us, don't we?

 

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 18:46

"Foreign" locos would be unlikely to go any further and a trip working to Dock Green would almost certainly involve a Hornsey loco'. 

 

 

Presumably foreign locos came with an equally foreign crew who had to be on hand to work the loco back again: Did they generally arrange a return trip the same day?


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:40

Presumably foreign locos came with an equally foreign crew who had to be on hand to work the loco back again: Did they generally arrange a return trip the same day?

 

 

I don't know but I am guessing - yes.



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:08

I don't know but I am guessing - yes.

A bit late with a reply.... the crew could go back “pass” and the loco then marooned until a crew with the knowledge could get it back.


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