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#2201 john flann

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:08

Thank you Podhunter for that.

 

I can recall Wyke Regis Halt and a visit to Sandsfoot Castle but most of my time spent and memories are of Portland, the gate stock coaches and attendant O2's.

 

And yes, that is very much a thing small boys did in those days.

 

I hope too that having found Hintock you will visit again.

 

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#2202 Andrew P

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 17:29

Hi John, Good to see some nice pics and stories again, thanks.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 20:29

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Running into Port Bredy ...

 

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...running round...

 

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..and leaving.

 

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Santa Kernow brought me a Christmas surprise.

 

(It was a surprise for I had ordered long ago and forgotten all about them until an email from Santa K told me they were on their way.)

 

And just in time for my Christmas stocking.

 

Happy Christmas!

 

Wow! I bought RM (along with MR and BRM) when I was over in the UK for new year. I loved Port Bredy, which was bay far and away my favourite layout. It inspired me to steal a few good ideas share best practice. The photos also go to answer the question that I asked in another thread on the KMRC gated stock.

 

Thank you!


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#2204 john flann

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 15:47

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Truffy, I'm delighted you enjoyed the January RM article (Steve Flint always does me proud) and thank you for that generous commendation.

 

And, always feel free to adopt any of my "best practices"-so nicely put-when you wish.

 

To add also to your pleasure I attach two further images that I hope you will find equally enjoyable.

 

My regards,

 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 22:58

Lovely photos, here's a Panorama crop of #2

 

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#2206 john flann

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 16:00

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Prior to Podhnter's post #2187 the DDFA milk tank had been standing in solitary state and out of service on a siding at Hintock Dairies but I was prompted to bring it back into use-as above.

 

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The vehicle was put together from a Dapol chassis and a Bachmann tank. I then repainted it in DDFA, Dorset Dairy Farmers livery and re lettered it.

 

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It's now seen at Port Bredy returning to Charford Creamery also owned by the DDFA as is the Dairy at Hintock Redux.

 

Too, new to Port Bredy is the water tank earlier seen at HRX.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 19:57

Once again gentlemen, many thanks for your continued interest and the commendations for my recent posts.

 

Now this post is the Tale of a Tank, a water tank to be exact.

 

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In these two posts it is seen fulfilling its purpose at Port Bredy. The whole scene made a nice feature but it lacked much operational interest.

 

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So it was replaced by this much more attractive scene. It too adds to more useful and productive operations

 

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In turn the water tank went to Hintock Redux and in this location.

 

However it never really looked the part there, so it has found a new home. And more about that in my next post.


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 20:00

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Just a follow up to my last post and where I've played about a little with the penultimate image.

 

What its done of course, is to emphasize the fact that the mill is in half relief, against the back scene and especially apparent at the RH end.

 

In normal viewing the eye does not pick it up so readily and this is another example of the camera being cruel and unkind. Even so it's an excellent modelling tool.

 

It also reminds me I must remember to pull up the foliage on the wire trees before taking photos. I nearly always forget to do so.


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#2209 john flann

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 14:51

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                                         More of Hardy's Mill.


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 21:29

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Just a follow up to my last post and where I've played about a little with the penultimate image.

 

What its done of course, is to emphasize the fact that the mill is in half relief, against the back scene and especially apparent at the RH end.

 

In normal viewing the eye does not pick it up so readily and this is another example of the camera being cruel and unkind. Even so it's an excellent modelling tool.

 

It also reminds me I must remember to pull up the foliage on the wire trees before taking photos. I nearly always forget to do so.

Hi John,

 

since it's a little visited viewpoint, how about a carefully painted "trompe l'oeil", perhaps your artistic granddaughter could advise or help. This is a rough Paintshop Pro impression of what might be achieved.

 

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I achieved a very effective hand painted 3D backscreen for Westown (as long as you're not too picky!)

 

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#2211 john flann

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 19:33

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Colin, thank you, interesting and clever but not for me.

 

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I have always had very much in mind the need to meld the front scene with the back scene and this selection shows various examples, such as this,

 

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this,

 

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this.

 

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and this.

 

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But I missed the RH end of the Mill as the camera revealed, however that was readily fixed, as above, with a morceau de feuillage.

 


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 20:44

Hi John,

 

I knew that! Just couldn't resist.

 

To be honest I hit the same problem at the end of a row of terrace houses in half relief and also used your solution :sungum:

 

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#2213 john flann

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:46

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I caught these two very natural shots today as the setting sun shone briefly on Port Bredy.

 

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 18:44

Nice. I'll just grab a beer a wait to see if a train drifts in.
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 17:24

I like to think Scott, that in quest of a beer you followed the Tramway to the quay and there found "The Fisherman" where you enjoyed a pint (or two) of Hintock Brewery's Crown Prince Best Bitter.

 

Then duly refreshed and possiiblly replenished with some crusty bread, cheese and pickles you returned to the Station.

 

And then found drifting in from Templecombe via the S&DR and Sturminster Newton the 2.37 arrival.

 

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It was something of an occasion too for the customary M7 in charge was found to have been replaced by a 3F.


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 17:21

Sunny here today and cold with a strong wind out of the North and snow showers in the mountains.

 

So lets return to the perpetual summers days of Port Bredy and the conclusion of the Tale of the Water Tank begun in post # 2207.

 

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But first a reminder of where and how it appeared initially.

 

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After its travails elsewhere, a fresh location and new look. A coat of SR gray paint makes such a difference.

 

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And in a wider scene.

 

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Now, with 3520 ready to make use of it after arriving at Port Bredy with the 9.38 am from Charford..


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 19:12

Very nice changes John, and thanks for the preview earlier.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 17:34

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Looking for something else I came across this-sheer simplicity has much to commend it.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 03:44

Less is more John!

Good to see your post.....I missed you this week ......you are usually more regular than Canada Post....on reflection that's not saying much.......regardless it's great to hear from you. I was worried you might be snowed in......we had a flurry again today.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 17:55

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Hi John,

 

Thanks for your concerns and to others for their interest.

 

As regards the weather currently it's breezy, fresh and the sun shining but clouds are gathering in the NW with a Winter Storm Watch in effect later today and up to 7" of snow forecast.

 

In other respects I've been busy with several projects, one of which I detail above and below with the others following.

 

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Again, the original GWR pattern Signal Box.

 

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When I adopted the L&SWR ambience I used this Bachmann rtp item. Good in its way but it always had the affect on me as appearing more like a cuckoo in the nest. 

 

So, I did something about, as the next demonstrate.

 

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Enough said, I think.

 

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All good wishes,

 

John.

 

PS, once more the images got garbled, this below/above-if it shows is of the original GWR type, scratch built Box.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 18:44

Hi John, a very neat transformation of a ready built model into something that you can call your own, and that now sits in harmony with the rest of Port Breedy. Keep warm and stay out of the snow. All the best Adrian.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 20:35

Hello John,

 

The Bachmann RTP signal box in its original, unaltered state would not have been out of place on a layout following German 1920ies/1930ies prototype.

 

You managed to change it into something unique harmonizing very nicely with Port Bredy.

 

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Christian

 

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#2223 john flann

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 16:09

First, let me say thank you for your respective posts and your likes. They are appreciated.

 

Second, turning to something a little different I had here yesterday getting on for 12" of snow. To be expected as so far this year snow in the valley has been, thankfully, less than usual. It has, however, been a different story in the mountains where it has been plentiful.

 

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Looking SW

 

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NE

 

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W

 

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And looking over toward JohnD, my nearest modelling companion 1,000 miles distant NW in Vancouver.

 

Lastly something more congenial, Port Bredy in summer sunshine,

 

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 18:16

Looks bloomin cold John,  at least the Sun is shining on Port Bredy.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 19:31

Yes, Andy, there's a strong breeze but I don't know the wind chill factor. But since those photos were taken the sun is trying to shine and it's -3C  or 27F.

 

Out of the wind and in the sun one can feel its warmth.

 

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Not yet cropped-but you will get the idea-a little more PB sunshine.

 

 

 

 


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