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a high speed full-frontal impact then...

 

There's no place for half measures here.

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1 minute ago, jwealleans said:

 

There's no place for half measures here.

Every good layout needs at least one hammer for fettling.

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Anyhow...

 

Time for some pictures from an exhibition.

 

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Here we are, at start of the day yesterday when most of my pictures were taken. With a good complement of operators, I went linesiding for the first hour and there will be a sequence of pictures in subsequent posts with the results.

 

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At busy times, we were gratifyingly two or three deep out the front, folks seemed to enjoy the regular procession of trains, following the rolling time period sequence from early 1950s to 1967 (repeat, ad nauseam).

 

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Very pleasant to have the company of Madame 'tricoteuse' Wealleans ...

 

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... however, not such a good idea to ask her to provide explanations to the public, who have duly scattered to the four corners of the SEC, save for one young viewer.

 

ONLY JOKING!

 

What this view does show is the running order info for interested viewers (top left)

 

More to follow once I've reluctantly done some 'real' work...

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Please tell me someone can identify the guy yawning in the second photo!

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4 minutes ago, Bogie said:

Please tell me someone can identify the guy yawning in the second photo!

He's not yawning, he's just aghast that the locomotive has not had the appropriate amount of grease applied to the buffers for March 15th 1954

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Decent bit of video of us at approx. 7 mins in, courtesy of DCC125 on YouTube.

 

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Many thanks for bringing the layout up to Glasgow at the weekend. I spent a thoroughly enjoyable time watching the sequence unfurl and was particularly impressed by both the forced perspectives (small telegraph poles and cracking backscene) and the working, interlinked point rodding between the catch point and up main point where the banker occasionally sat. Inspirational.

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1 hour ago, LNER4479 said:

Decent bit of video of us at approx. 7 mins in, courtesy of DCC125 on YouTube.

 

Congratulations, that is one superb layout, Patriots, Jubilees, Crabs, Black Fives, even the Duke......takes me back to when steam ruled supreme, many thanks,,,,,,Rgds Mike

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9 hours ago, LNER4479 said:

One of the 'star' trains (well, I think so), the early 1950s 'Royal Scot', a full MkI 'Festival of Britain' set, seen on the Shap Wells embankment, is headed by Polmadie Duchess 46224 'Princess Alexandra', heading for home.

A blue loco hauling crimson-and-cream coaches is hard to beat.

 

9 hours ago, LNER4479 said:

Bit of an anomaly - should really be some ex-GWR stock in the standard blood n custard at this time.

A Hornby Hawksworth BCK would do as a stop-gap.

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21 hours ago, LNER4479 said:

Anyhow...

 

Time for some pictures from an exhibition.

 

There was me expecting a suite of ten pieces (plus a recurring, varied Promenade) and all I got was a bunch of snaps of trains.  What a rotten swizz, I tell you.

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I found the sides for my Stanier pdIII Brake First just before I .left on holiday....should I build that next??

Baz

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4 hours ago, Barry O said:

I found the sides for my Stanier pdIII Brake First just before I .left on holiday....should I build that next??

Baz

Sounds like it to me.

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Needs to be pre-war Stanier, ie non-Porthole.

 

There's always those Period IIs in LMS livery for 1930s Midday Scot... (oops - did I give something away there?)

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23 minutes ago, LNER4479 said:

Needs to be pre-war Stanier, ie non-Porthole.

 

There's always those Period IIs in LMS livery for 1930s Midday Scot... (oops - did I give something away there?)

 

No, you're quite safe there, nobody reads this rubbish!!

 

MIke.

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32 minutes ago, LNER4479 said:

Needs to be pre-war Stanier, ie non-Porthole.

 

There's always those Period IIs in LMS livery for 1930s Midday Scot... (oops - did I give something away there?)

No problemo...but dragging myself awat from 28C, sun and great pies and wine may be difficult!

Baz

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5 hours ago, Barry O said:

No problemo...but dragging myself awat from 28C, sun and great pies and wine may be difficult!

Baz

You'll soon come down to earth when you feel the cold Yorkshire air. 

Tom

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13 hours ago, Barry O said:

great pies

Where did you find those?

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1 hour ago, LNER4479 said:

The eagle-eyed might recognise that this is in fact the Joueff version, which I acquired over 20 years.

These made an important contribution to the late, but possibly not lamented, Hartford Junction project.

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8 hours ago, St Enodoc said:

Where did you find those?

Invercargill.. fat barsteward pies...

 

Naked seafood

Magic mushroom and steak

 

Very nice..

We have also tried venison  bolognaise and cheese and the standard steak and cheese

 

Baz

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36 minutes ago, jwealleans said:

More to follow.  No prizes for guessing where the Duke may be going next.....

 

Cashmore's, useless heap of junk....

 

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