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Shirebrook - N Gauge 1980's era layout.

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Hi,

A layout I operate on from time to time. Thought it was too good not to share, below is a link to its Flickr page.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]

I'm not on RMweb very often, if at all so any comments/contact are best directed via the link to the layout's owner. Thanks and enjoy the pictures!

Carl

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I really enjoyed viewing Shirebrook at the Doncaster show earlier this year. It is one worth seeing if you haven't yet.

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Forgot to mention, the layout's next outing is Halifax show,22nd and 23rd September.

 

Come along if you can.

 

Thanks.

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Hi Duncan,

 

Thanks for posting. Fabulous weathering and very evocative scenic work.

 

Cheers

 

Ben A.

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I followed the Flickr link in your first post.

 

The model is remarkable, and completely captures the look and feel of the real thing.

 

John.

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Wow, that is impressive. If you didn't know any better you would think that it was an OO gauge layout.

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Wow, that is impressive. If you didn't know any better you would think that it was an OO gauge layout.

Thanks. I have always tried to create a realistic looking model, the smaller scale of N presents some challenges but rally I think you have to approach the problems with a fresh view and not try to scale OO techniques down.

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I don't think it looks like '00' or 'N' it looks 'real' to me! Love the steep and very realistic slag heaps. Superb stuff!  :)

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Hi,

 

Really nice looking layout.

 

Carl

Hi, One of the original specs was to produce a natural looking layout and to further increase the difficulty we decieded to set it in winter! But not with the cliche of a snow covered scene. I still think the ground cover looks too green in places, the idea was to show the dead growth from 'last summer'

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I followed the Flickr link in your first post.

 

The model is remarkable, and completely captures the look and feel of the real thing.

 

John.

Thanks John, when we were at the Doncaster show there was a stream of people who came over from Shirebrook or worked there in the past who said the same, that was very uplifting to hear.

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More photos please!

 

There's lots on the Flickr site quoted in post #1!

 

David

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There's lots on the Flickr site quoted in post #1!

 

David

 

Been there, done that! But no tee-shirt.

 

Would still be good to see more here.

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Been there, done that! But no tee-shirt.

 

Would still be good to see more here.

Hi Joseph, Sorry you are having problems, I just tested the link and it worked fine. I have 146 photographs on flickr showing progress over the last 4 years. It will be difficult to transfere them here, please try the link again, either click on it or copy and paste into your browser, and here's a teaser

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Hi Duncan,

 

Thanks for posting. Fabulous weathering and very evocative scenic work.

 

Cheers

 

Ben A.

Thanks Ben, did you view the photos on the flickr page?

Cheers

Duncan

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Hi Joseph, Sorry you are having problems, I just tested the link and it worked fine. I have 146 photographs on flickr showing progress over the last 4 years. It will be difficult to transfere them here, please try the link again, either click on it or copy and paste into your browser, and here's a teaser

 

Not sure that I found all 146. But great work anyway.

 

Do you have any exhibition outings planned?

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Not sure that I found all 146. But great work anyway.

 

Do you have any exhibition outings planned?

Halifax 22 and 23 September see you there?

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Excellent layout, saw it at the Doncaster show this year.

I remember getting a train from my relatives in Nottingham up to Alfreton and Mansfield parkway then the bus to Shirebrook back in the early 1980s. The town was very grimy and run down but a short walk to the depot made it worth while. My uncle who was a sales rep meet me at lunchtime and we blagged a quick look round the depot.

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That's some absolutely fantastic modelling Duncan. The winter scene is really nice and something different, makes me feel cold just looking at the pics! You've got a lovely consistent finish across the layout and stock too, something so often missing

 

Jo

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