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#1 Swindon 123

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 17:04

Having been asked on a few different threads to show some more of D1047s stock, I thought I'd start up this topic to show some of the locos and stock I've photographed over the years. Some of my earlier attempts are a little crude. (I shall blame the camera) but in recent years, and with a better camera I've been improving somewhat.

Anyway here are some to start the ball rolling.

A general, (slightly out of focus) view of the station at Shenston Road.
Shenston Road station.jpg

Moving on the station holding sidings. Sorry didn't note down the loco numbers.
Shenston Road holding sidings.jpg

Cl45 No102 runs through the station whilst Cl47 1674 waits in the goods loop.Shenston Rd with 102 & 1674..jpg

Cl22 D6327 waits in the down platform at Shenston Road.Shenston Road and D6327..jpg

D1028 runs through Shenston Road from the Birmingham Snow Hill direction.Shenston Road and 1028.jpg

Stroke of luck as D1028 is caught between the hordings from a passing bus.
Shenston Road and 1028..jpg

Well that's a start. I'll add more as time and photography permits.

Paul J.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 17:17

Brilliant!

 

Simply pressing the 'like' button seems a bit inadequate....

 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 17:20

PAUL,   Why oh why have you been keeping this from us, I need to see a track plan and more pics for a fix please, it looks just wonderful.

 

Thanks for posting.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 17:32

guys ,
if you google " EM gauge 1970s" there's a website with this any many more banger blue EM top drawer stuff
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Posted 05 May 2014 - 17:47

guys ,
if you google " EM gauge 1970s" there's a website with this any many more banger blue EM top drawer stuff

Thanks for that, a great site, but it says the Layout is by a Greg Brookes?



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 17:51

Thanks for that, a great site, but it says the Layout is by a Greg Brookes?

 

Shenston Road is Greg's (1047 as he's referenced in Paul's OP - http://www.rmweb.co....user/877-d1047/), Paul's part of the same group and has posted some images on his behalf. It's a layout which makes the modelling fingers itchy; exceptional stuff.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 17:56

Wonderful photos of a superb looking layout - what more could you ask?

 

Oh, I know - More Please!

 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 18:04

Shenston Road is Greg's (1047 as he's referenced in Paul's OP - http://www.rmweb.co....user/877-d1047/), Paul's part of the same group and has posted some images on his behalf. It's a layout which makes the modelling fingers itchy; exceptional stuff.

Andy I needed a Thanks for info tick and an I agree tick for this one mate.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 20:11

ALL of the layouts and models featured on EM gauge 70's website are superb. An absolute inspiration for me even though I model the "rarely modelled" era, 1966-68 Late steam, blue & green diesels.

 

http://www.emgauge70s.co.uk/

 

I look forward to the monthly update page.

 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 20:29

A very good layout from one of my favourite websites.
Top modelling .

Brian

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:02

Very nice detailing :paint:


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:44

that website is very good. I don't have an interest in pre tops blue or green diesels but one thing I've noticed is I'm drawn to quality modelling regardless of the subject
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:44

that website is very good. I don't have an interest in pre tops blue or green diesels but one thing I've noticed is I'm drawn to quality modelling regardless of the subject

 

Good modelling is good modelling.

Great modelling is great modelling.

Both can be applied to the aforementioned site.

 

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 16:18

Top Modelling - Very Very Nice :yes:

 

Cheers, Bob.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 17:37

Fantastic layout , with great photos.

Looking forward to seeing more photos.

Well done

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 20:42

I drop into the aforementioned web site on a regular basis - some great stuff on there ....


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:52

Hello All. Well back on line and able to upload more Shenston Road stuff. First a look at the theory behind the layout. It is set in the West Midlands on the GWR line between Birmingham Snow Hill and Wolverhampton Low Level at the real location of Swan Village. Here fiction breaks ranks with reality. The Junction at Swan Village with a line branching off to join the Dudley to Walsall line never existed and the station was named Shenston Road instead. The line then dropped down into a tunnel and on towards Wednesbury. It was here that a junction was made with the Dudley to Walsall line. This suited the layout plan as first thought up with a steelworks taking the place of Swan Village goods yard. Well that's the fiction, below is a modified map showing the hypothetical look.
Shenston Road scenario.jpg

The gradient profile shows how steep the drop was from Shenston Road (Swan Village) to Wednesbury, which suited the actual layout very well.
Shenston Road gradient profile.jpg

The plan of the actual layout.
Shenston Road  trackplan.jpg
The storage sidings are at low level under the station area. The track drops down from the road bridge at the LH end of the station to the tunnel mouth at the bottom RH corner. The line at the Birmingham end of the station enters a tunnel and drops down to the storage siding level under the steelworks. This will hopefully give you some idea when looking at the photos. Of which some more of the steelworks area.

An overall view looking towards the blast furnaces. 08951 is in view.
Shenston Road Steelworks.jpg

Another view of 08951.
Shenston Road Steelworks with 08951.jpg

The next two featured locos where originally built to run on Eastwell Ironstone, and are not quite in context. First 04, ex D2332 "Lloyd" against the backdrop of the coke ovens.
Shenston Road Steelworks with Lloyde.jpg

Andrew Barclay 0-6-0 No4. Modeled on a prototype but I can't remember which one.
Shenston Road Steelworks with No4.jpg


Well that's all for the moment until I sort out some more photos, or take some. Whichever the sooner.

Paul J.
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Posted 11 May 2014 - 12:00

Wow that's a great looking steelworks awesome modelling ,
And really like the thinking behind the layout .
Will be looking forward to more pictures and updates .

Brian

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 18:08

I'm lucky enough to be one of the select few to have seen the layout 'in the flesh'. It really is fantastic to see it in operation.

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 14:56

Great pics - Very realistic, top modelling.

 

Cheers, Bob.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 06:36

I've admired Shenstone Road on the EM Gauge 70s site for some time.  Nice to see a trackplan as it puts the photos into perspective.

 

John


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 19:09

A few more from the Shenston Road files. Some more shots of Gregs superb loco fleet.
47091 approaches Shenston Road light engine from the Birmingham direction and is about to run under the road bridge at the Brum end of the station.
47091 running LE.jpg

47091 captured again about to run through the station on the down main.
47091 approaching Shenston Road..jpg

D838 "Rapid" waits in the up platform.
D838 Rapid in up platform.jpg

And now some locos from my own Eastwell ironstone fleet. Greg has done the weathering on them. He is far better than myself. I concentrate more on the mechanical side of things and turning wheelsets down to EM standards for myself and Greg.

First a couple of Class 14's. Gregs weathering after I had altered the rainstrips on the cab. Original wheelsets turned down. First D9509 standing in the steelworks.
D9509.jpg

Next D9519. Note since the photo was taken the horrible holy wheelsets have been filled in with black plastercene.
D9519.jpg

Lastly D1023 in its marker dots scheme and headboard on the Western Finale railtour in 1977. Modeled so as to run on Wibdenshaw.
D1023 on the Western Finale railtour at Shenston Rd.  1977..jpg

Well that's all for now. Hope you enjoy.

Paul J.
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Posted 13 May 2014 - 19:57

I could look at these all day long!!  Fantastic stuff!

 

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 21:32

That last image of the Western is fantastic, extremely realistic! (goes without saying the rest of the pictures are special too!)


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 21:46

Looks as though cab window has an overcast reflection on that western. Amazing stuff here.... I know its repetition of the above posts, but EM gauge 70's website is a true inspiration to many, of course Shenston Road goes without saying, too!

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