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  1. One of these two kits featured in an article in Model Rail but it looks like my copy of the magazine has not survived one of my clear outs. I also seem to remember some discussion on real-life examples possibly on RMweb. Checking on the Model Rail Index featured on The UK Model Shop Directory, the Noch version featured in issues 177/178/185 from 2013. I could have sworn I saw it in a mag from the last couple of years, in a feature on fiddle yards(?). It says that a layout featuring it is in issue 185. If you search in RMweb for segment turntable there are mentions of it being launched in 2016. I'm confused.
  2. Lovely stuff Alan. Less definitely is more. The windows allow the scenes to move from one scene to another without the "waste" of transitional lengths. I like the stories for each view as well Ed
  3. Hi I looked at a couple of pages of Warley photos and liked the look of Chateau Migraine. Searching for further images of Chateau Migraine, I found the Modelspoor 2018 layouts. There's some great modelling here. http://www.modelspoorexpo.be/index.php/en/en-layouts Enjoy Ed
  4. It's a very good solution. People with good skill levels often produce items that I think I might be able to copy. Then reality comes to mind. I might be able to do this but I doubt it would be such a neat job. Tweedale is a good idea well produced by a fine modeller.
  5. A neat solution made to look deceptively easy to produce by someone with the skills to do so. If the plastic parts of tension lock couplings were made of clear plastic, they would be less obtrusive. Just the hooks would be very obvious. Ed
  6. Hi I did a liitle more work on the warehouse today. The top of the wall has been trimmed and finished with a strip of card to represent coping stones. I've then weathered it as far as I dare with some thin black paint. I've photographed it in 3 different lights. This type of warehouse usually has internal downspouts. One of the warehouses at work is similar to this building. Old metal downspouts have a nasty habit of leaking into electrics, never mind their ability to leak over something valuable. I suspect the original idea was to keep the building more secure from robbery. Anyway this is quite a simple method to produce a building, especially the windows. Thanks for looking
  7. Better but not perfect! Will not edit it again. Ed
  8. I'll try and find out why there's no photos and repost.
  9. Hi This is a simple idea I had for producing a factory background. I found some photos on cgtextures and used them to create a very low relief background but the same method could be used to produce a building. This is 4 sets of the photos I started with I made a little test piece of wall made from grey card and some scalescene papers It's not quite sized right but is the effect I wanted. I them took the full size sheet of card and marked up the windows and concrete [ Cut out all the windows Printed scalescene bricks on to full sheet labels. Folded back the window sections and scored and removed the concrete areas. Added the sills and the taped the windows to the back of the card That's it nearly finished. it needs the top of the wall finishing off and then some weathering. Hope this is of interest. Ed
  10. Hi Is this of interest? http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/87412-huntley-palmers-factory-sidings-about-1900/ Ed
  11. Hi Alan The layout does still exist. I've toned down the colours of the wagons a little but that's about it. There are occasional problems with couplings or running but nothing dreadful. I should play with it more really. I've put some thought into a follow-up layout based on the picture from this Huntley & Palmer topic in this forum: a large warehouse/factory to the rear of the layout keep it pointless using a Peco Loco-lift some smaller warehouses - one named Armstrong & Osman specialising in export to the Caribbean to a company with Miller in the title I picked up 4 second hand type A and B containers on conflats for £4 each in Hatton's that I thought might be used for import/export of furniture from a warehouse It's all a bit vague and I keep letting other things get in the way but I suspect there's a lot of other members with the same problem. Ed
  12. Hi Jim Try http:/www.lmrs.org.uk/Exhibition/Layouts.html Ed
  13. That, Peter, is a very fine piece of work. Your Bournville layout reveals your modelling expertise. I hope you find somewhere to display the traverser whether working or static. Ed
  14. Thanks for all the replies They are very interesting. The coal yard does appear to have a wooden surface, I like the way they've built up the height of the coal stacks by stacking the coal as if making a dry-stone wall. Scenes before H&S are much more interesting. At least in a model no-one will be crushed to death. Back to the original photo. On the 1898 map there is a building to the right of the one marked Biscuit Factory that has a line over the tracks joining it to another building. I think this is the enclosed bridge in the photo. Peter, that's a great bit of work, I look forward to you wasting the rest of the week finishing it of and letting us see it. Your photo of a traverser makes the operation much clearer. The design is a neater version of the H&P one. Ed
  15. Hi I've just come across this photo on the internet that seems to have a lot to offer this forum: http://www.huntleyandpalmers.org.uk/ixbin/hixclient.exe?a=query&p=huntley&f=generic_largerimage_postsearch.htm&_IXFIRST_=92&_IXMAXHITS_=1&m=quick_sform&tc1=i&partner=huntley&text=horse&tc2=e&s=2JEuqZUFC0N Click on View large image for a detailed view. There's some great buildings connected by a long enclosed bridge. On the left there appears to be a surface-mounted traverser. It looks like it should move from one standard gauge track across 2 narrow gauge tracks to another standard gauge track. Unless it's a trick of the light there appears to be no breaks in the second standard gauge tracks for the traverser to cross? The traverser has bow-shaped rails to raise the wagon off the siding and what might be 2 lever-operated locking mechanisms to stop the wagons rolling-off. The bow-shaped rails and the small-wheeled traverser would be difficult to model and how would the wagon be locked on? The man-powered narrow gauge tracks are something a bit different. There's another pair of them on the far-right of the photo. We would have to replace the men and the horses with a small engine or maybe a Faller road system vehicle with a buffer-beam attached? Is that large pile of small crates on the back of a wagon? Higher height restrictions must apply within the private sidings if they are. I could go on but the picture speaks for itself. Hope you like it. Ed http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/60811-boxfilebox/
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