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Patrick Davey

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  1. Superb - I have one in the 'to do' box so you have provided perfect inspiration!
  2. Best of luck with the launch - pity I'm not closer, would have offered some musical services in return for a signed copy!!
  3. Love this - every photo has a serious 'drool' factor!
  4. This really is a superb project Noel - well done! My own creative mojo has left me for the moment so I might drool at your pics here and hope it comes back!
  5. Looking forward to receiving my brake van! Well done all! And the interior detail is superb!
  6. Definitely the best model of this unit that I have seen, other examples I think are repaints of similar prototypes which I think are wider, so they don't look quite right - but the effort that has gone into the production of this model has produced a much more accurate model. Great job!!
  7. Fantastic - classic case for me of liking the model better than the original!
  8. Totally magnificent - jaw dropping stuff, many congrats!
  9. Love the 80 class in the Suburban livery!
  10. Stunning model and stunning livery - great to see it on 131 too!
  11. Wowwwwwwwww........and what a layout too!! That viaduct..... and the couplers? Final scene with both trains timed to exit from view at the same time is genius!!!!!
  12. These look superb Noel!!!!
  13. My jaw has just hit the floor with a very loud 'thump'..... Any videos Tony?
  14. Yip, that's the GNR(I) network at its maximum event, including Armagh-Castleblayney!
  15. Thanks Tony! It's 'Pale Lemon', Winsor & Newton acrylic.
  16. My current project is a 'micro' layout (48in x 18in scenic area) based on a fictional location on the Great Northern Railway of Ireland, in Co. Antrim. The project is steadily turning into a tribute to the distinctive work of the GN's Chief Engineer William Hemingway Mills, who was with the company from 1876 to 1910 and left a legacy of incredible buildings including stations, signal cabins, engine sheds and many others. His most memorable architectural style is often referred to as 'polychromatic' in that it uses different colours of brick, with either yellow or red being the predominant colour, relived by contrasting courses of black and either red or yellow. Thankfully a good number of Mills' structures survive such as the yellow brick station buildings at Lisburn, Dundalk and Ardee, the red brick station buildings at Stewartstown, Ballyroney and Dunleer, the signal cabins at Moira, Ballyward and Irvinestown, and numerous station houses including those at Balmoral, Fintona, Victoria Bridge and elsewhere. For my layout I have already built a station house, signal cabin and platform shelter in Mills' style so I thought it was time to tackle something in the yellow brick style, and I decided on a small office building. The inspiration for the building is the small building which stands beside the running shed at Connolly Station. Here are a few photos from the build - the main material is plasticard, with brick embossed plasticard for the outside walls, and the distinctive and authentic GNR(I) windows are a brass etch from Bill Bedford. There are a few other detail items too such as white metal chimney pots and doors from York Modelmaking, and the over-window mouldings are laser printed in strong card. For this build I decided to make more of an effort on the interior, and things got a bit carried away.....ah well!!
  17. Hi everyone, here's an update on my GNR(I) micro layout 'Brookhall Mill' - plenty of developments on the scenic side of things and I have built an office building in the polychromatic brick style of WH Mills, the GNR's charismatic Chief Engineer, see separate post for more photos of the build. Hope you are all keeping safe and well and thanks for all the amazing updates in this and other groups, which are helping to keep me sane!
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