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David Bigcheeseplant

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David Bigcheeseplant last won the day on October 11 2010

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  1. I wonder how traditional platforms are constructed. I guess the walls are constructed of brick stone but what supports the top surface is the level built up with earth to support slabs etc. David
  2. A bit more working up the 3D model, seems to come to like when I add texture renders.
  3. Some more progress on the 3D model, plus some photos of the building as is is now or before restoration started. Its quite hard in some cases to figure out exactly how it looked like 167 years ago when first built. It was only a station for 10 years before being replaced by a new station and then used as good shed. The design was repeated at Thame ten years later in 1862.
  4. After years if not decades of waiting and plenty of false starts model the original High Wycombe broad gauge station in 1854-62 I have now made progress in drawing the model up in Fusion 360 this will then be used to produce drawing for the laser cutter to produce parts. A couple of days and I have got the attached done plenty more do but at least its looking like it should, I hope to get as much detail in as posible and all brick and flintwork work will be correct as well as all the trusses. David
  5. I was wondering what station had the shortest working life, I was thinking one which had station buildings and was not a temporary one plus had to have been included in a timetable.
  6. Is the mysterious Jago our new Kenton?
  7. I have only just found this www.utube.com/c/JagoHazzard just five minutes per episode on a subject mostly the tube with history by (Jago Hazzard whoever he is as you never see him) in a very distinctive style but quite amusing. David
  8. Yes the autocoach was used to serve the low level platforms, a number of times the steps were left out and were damaged when they hit the normal platform at Risborough a chair was kept on board just in case this happened so passengers could still alight.
  9. I went to this show for the first time yesterday, and it was my first show since covid. I took a mask but didn’t wear it in the end as the vast amount of people were not either. Plus the hall had high ceilings so probably more airflow than a small room. I went to see Johnny Marr a week ago where no one wore masks and it was shoulder to shoulder packed and zero social distancing. But you did have to show proof of two jabs to get in. As for the show probably too many box shifters and very little finescale for me but it seemed busy on the Sunday and heard it was busy on Saturday too. The layout of the show seemed strange with having to go through lots of trade before getting to any layouts. I prefer to have headline layouts as you enter the hall which gives you a wow factor of what the show is about. Strange to be back at a show and see friends etc, a lot of layouts did not have any lighting and lacked and presentation so were lost in the hall. The balconies I nearly missed and would have been better signposted and laid out.
  10. I popped down to see it at Risborough on Saturday, saw my uncle on it who was the guard on the last passenger train in 1957. When open the Watlington Branch was never operated with autotrains the loco ran round at each end as the locos were not auto fitted using 2021, 57xx or 74xx locos. Also the coach is facing the wrong way from when it did when the line was open, as the driving end of the coach faced Watlington.
  11. As with anything you want to sell it is probably best to do something you need yourself rather than looking for something to make money on, I have designed a few parts and then 3D printed them as there was nothing I could get from anywhere else, people then started to ask if they could buy what I produced, so started an after market selling parts. That was last year while I was on furlough now being back at work it is hard to get it all fitted in. I enjoy the design side but the admin, printing, cleaning up and posting the parts out is not enjoyable for me. Another thing is the quality of what you are selling, many 3D prints are rough or the parts could have been better produced in another medium. Add in time for research, the time it takes to design what you are doing and the logistics or making any kind of money disappear. David
  12. 5239 has curved valances over the cylinders while your model has the square ended version.
  13. Aylesbury went maroon and cream in 1950 as the station went to LMR at that date although it was not until 1957 that the LMR took over motive power.
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