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Welcome to my RM web BLOG, it's used like most to highlight recently modelling projects and photographs. The postings here tend to mirror my independent BLOG at http://nevardmedia.blogspot.co.uk/

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Brewery Project Approved by the Cat!

As a brief diversion from my Mendip Colliery project, and because I have a spare freshly made 4ft x 2ft baseboard kicking about as well as a keen magazine editor hungry for stuff like this, I've decided to do a quickie in the form of a brewery based around the excellent Bachmann Scenecraft Oak Hill Brewery buildings.     Interestingly enough, the Oakhill Brewery did really exist, and in the early part of the 20th century was served by a 2ft 6 inch gauge railway from the standard gauge S

Chris Nevard

Chris Nevard

Photo for Friday

nevard_101129_cementQ_IMG_8485_web, originally uploaded by nevardmedia.   Carrying on the theme of steam along the lines of those seen in the excellent Railway Bylines, but on Cement Quay and to remind us of dusty summery days, here's a grab of a Southern Railway built 'Black 8' No. 48660 nearing the end of its days shunting some Dogfish ballast hoppers under the number 2 loading screen.   Lack of hostile responses from the diesel only brigade has confirmed that next time I chase up a show f

Chris Nevard

Chris Nevard

Sweet Running Hornby Pug

nevard_101128_cementQ_IMG_8459_web, originally uploaded by nevardmedia.   A tiny ex Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Pug is captured shunting wagons through the loading screen at Cement Quay.This little loco I picked up on Ebay just over a year ago, it has since had a repaint, a renumber to one of Radstock's shunters, a little extra detail and a dose weathering.   After completing the above and being an 0-4-0 I wasn't expecting the best performance, with some sticking, wobble and jerkines

Chris Nevard

Chris Nevard

Not a Train in Sight

nevard_101128_catcott_IMG_8455_web, originally uploaded by nevardmedia.   I must admit to when photographing model railways, apart from the odd cut-away sort of shot to show a cameo or fine detail when shooting a layout for publication, I tend to always have a train in shot somewhere. This is probably something to do with the fact that inevitably that's what I end up doing when photographing full sized railway scenes where the train is very much the star.   In an attempt to break the h

Chris Nevard

Chris Nevard

Steam on Cement Quay?

nevard_101128_cementQ_IMG_8463_web, originally uploaded by nevardmedia.   2-8-0 superpower as 48660 pulls a rakes of steel 16 ton mineral wagons away from the loading screen on the wharf at Cement Quay.   Some industrial locations can suit multiple eras with just a few changes. In this shot the scene is wound back to the mid 1960's and the last days of steam on the Western Region. The 8F and the 16 ton mineral wagons look completely at home, to the extent that next time I take Cement Qua

Chris Nevard

Chris Nevard

Steamy Snap for Friday

Southern Railway built 8F No. 48660 collects a smart but ancient LSWR Road Van from the siding at Catcott Burtle.   W I D E S C R E E N W A L L P A P E R HERE!    

Chris Nevard

Chris Nevard

Wallpaper for Wednesday

In the late summer of 1964 Ivatt Class 2 tank No. 41248 slows for Catcott Burtle with the 2pm service from Evercreech Junction to Highbridge. Note the gleaming ex-works Hawksworth brake composite passenger coach and the Southern Railway bogie parcels van for cheese, cider and another perishables.   The coach is my most recent item of rolling stock, and it will of course be weathered in due course. I intend to add a yellow band above the first class section. A single Hawksworth coach and a

Chris Nevard

Chris Nevard

Mendip Colliery

nevard_100705_pithead_IMG_7394_web, originally uploaded by nevardmedia.   If you buy Model Rail Magazine, you might have read my little piece about Mendip Colliery, my 4 x 2 foot coal mining micro layout project. Due to space restrictions the finished shot of the pit head building is couldn't be shown too large, so to prop the feature up here is a BIGGER VERSION of the photo of the finished building.   They say that conventional communication using pen and paper is dead; not quite the

Chris Nevard

Chris Nevard

Cream of Tartar

nevard_101115_combwich_58086_IMG_8408_web, originally uploaded by nevardmedia.   58086 on a cold but sunny snowy morning in 1957 awaits with the 11am service from Combwich to Evercreech Junction.   People who know me know that I'm not one to be taken for a ride by cottage scenic manufacturers passing off household products as bespoke items for model railways, then charging 1500% over the odds for sticking it in a small clear bag and a trashy photocopy. OK rant over, the snow is cream of

Chris Nevard

Chris Nevard

Wycrail 2010 - an exhibitor's perspective...

Above, the doors opened 30 or so minutes ago....   Combwich's first outing in 6 years finally took place at Wycrail in High Wycombe on Saturday 6th November at what is rapidly becoming 'the' quality one day show in the SE.   Above, my first through train from Combwich to arrive at the terminus of CK's lovely Bleakhouse Road!   On Friday night Combwich was crammed into a hired Ford Transit for it's 35 mile journey first thing the following day. After an easy 45 minute ride pretending t

Chris Nevard

Chris Nevard

Picture for Wednesday

nevard_101109_CQ-oldquarry_DSC_9887_web, originally uploaded by nevardmedia.   Bath shed's 8F 2-8-0 No. 48660 propels a short rake of 16 ton mineral wagons under the loading screen at Cement Quay Old Quarry Wharf. This shot was taken under available artificial room light rather than studio lighting and there is no computeryjiggery apart from the fake smoke effect.   A lot of people new to photography these days think it's all done on the computer, sadly I'll have to disappoint them beca

Chris Nevard

Chris Nevard

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