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Modelling in S7, OF, S132, S scale...and a bit of 4mm too.....

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Tar Tank Wagon

Over the weekend I was hunting down some photos on my computer and found a few of the tar tub tank wagon that I decorated about 18 months or so ago, but which haven't been posted on here. If memory recalls correctly, this was one of the last models I completed before having to drop model making for a while. The model was built by Graham and Peter Beare and briefly described by Graham in a thread at the time, and I gave a rather full description of my process of decorating it with a couple of ph

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View of the Yard

A quick, and very rough sketch to show the levels. That it looks like part of Ricey's Cornfield Street is no accident - it fits the bill perfectly, so there's no need to reinvent the wheel.   We're looking south. In the foreground I've added the an impression of the far side of the brick lined cutting for the Metropolitan Lines (stage 3 of this segment) and the position of the future road bridge over it on the right hand side. On the viaduct at the back will be the quadruple tracks of the Gr

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Where angels fear to tread.

Mad houses, poor houses, work houses, whore houses, slums, hospitals, feculent rivers, churches and cemeteries have all succumbed to the steady onslaught of the coming of the railways to East London from the late 1830s to the present day. As the Eastern Counties Railways and its successor the Great Eastern Railway marched inexorably onwards towards the City, they cut a huge gash through the densely populated streets where pickpockets, housebreakers and prostitutes live in great numbers alongside

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Three sheets to the wind

One of the wagons in the works is a lovely Highland Railway open fish truck from Lochgorm. It's one of those wagons you could find an excuse to build a layout around due to the volume of character it exudes, no doubt exacerbated by the sultry curves on the ends. Once I finally get my camera lens sorted I'll put a photo up, in the meantime for those of you completely in the dark, Pete Armstrong has built one for his Highland project (one of my favourite external blogs that). Anyway, I digress...

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100 Not Out!

OK, I've eased you into Basilica Fields nice and gently, now here comes the hardcore stuff. This is the latest post from the external blog, and is the first on here to be truncated with an external link. As I mentioned in a previous post there are genuine reasons for the linked content, and I hope the teaser is enough to make you want to follow it through.   With this entry the Basilica Fields journal is one hundred posts old. Not only that, but in the last week it passed the 30,000 views mark

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Basilica Fields

I have an external blog - a journal, if you will - in which I have been recording the research and construction of a long-term modelling project in ScaleSeven which will cover the Metropolitan Railway’s Inner Circle Extension, the Extended Widened Lines, and the East London Railway Extension as well as the Great Eastern lines out of Liverpool Street. Such a large area could not possibly be replicated in it’s entirety, so it is proposed to concentrate on the underground lines just east of the ju

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There and back again.

This entry should signify the start of me putting some productive contribution back into RMWeb after what has been a very long and fallow time for me in modelling terms of at least 24 months or so. The last four months or so I've been playing catchup with a big backlog of commissions (I'm astonished that some people were prepared to wait until I was ready to start again!) and it's been a very hectic but thoroughly enjoyable time getting back to doing some modelling done again. Almost like coming

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Goodbye blog, hello...

This is a brand new blog and supersedes the old one which has now been deleted. Due to circumstances preventing me from modelling for much of the last couple of years, it was stillborn and essentially morribund. Much of the material had been transferred over from my workbench on the old site, so was hardly new content anyway, and any outstanding models will be documented on a new workbench thread which I'll link to as soon as I've set it up.   For further reading I have another blog on here wh

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