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Yes.

I remember Adlestrop

The name, because one afternoon

Of heat, the express-train drew up there

Unwontedly. It was late June.

The steam hissed.

Someone cleared his throat.

No one left and no one came

On the bare platform.

What I saw Was Adlestrop—only the name

And willows, willow-herb, and grass,

And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry,

No whit less still and lonely fair

Than the high cloudlets in the sky.

And for that minute a blackbird sang

Close by, and round him, mistier,

Farther and farther, all the birds

Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

 

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A simple coach window silhouette,  framing the scene above. 

 

Possibly.

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Nice idea. Coach windows, your specialty!  What scale were you thinking of? The letering could be tricky in 4mm?

 

 

 

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Slaters Plasticard letters might work, but 7mm or possibly bigger to fill the space.

Bigger letters could be cut on the Silhouette. 

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Try laser engraved.  Justin of Model Railway Scenery might be able to help, and it would be the same as the picture, embedded in the wood. and you already have the 200 words. 

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The old station sign was put up with a GWR seat at the bus stop nearer the middle of the village. The one in your picture is, I think, a “replica” close to the old station site. Careful with the font, you’ll see slight differences. I’m afraid I haven’t used it for yonks, so I’ve forgotten what it’s called.

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The poem also appeared on a plaque in the shelter.
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I hope the original board and seat in the bus shelter are still there, that 'replica' is so obviously a fake. Nice idea, but there's nothing ever quite like the real thing, and wondering whether the board that got saved was the actual one that Edward Thomas was looking at. CJL)

 

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Thanks Chris.

 

From the actual  text, the platform was bare:

 

"On the bare platform.

What I saw Was Adlestrop—only the name

And willows, willow-herb, and grass,

And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry,"

 

so what I'll model instead is just a name board at the back edge of the brick-paved platform, with an old fence and appropriate foliage behind.

 

I'll also use a 6"x 8" base, with a 8" height to get the "high cloudlets" in.

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One of my favorite poems, and a great subject for a cakebox challenge.

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I've made a start on the basic platform and bank behind.  This is 6" deep and 8" wide.

 

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Added some bricks and slabs:

 

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The huge gap between the platform bricks and the edge slabs is not really there, it's a shadow and will disappear with some paint.

 

The card has been scored between the slabs, but these knife lines may need a little widening. 

 

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As the track bed is quite narrow, I'll only need one rail and some shortened sleepers.

 

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Stu nice work on the cake box. Can I ask what scale you are modelling, will be following with interest.:good_mini:

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Thanks, both the cakeboxes are 7mm. 

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Track has been cut to length, now needs the webs removing from between the sleepers, then sticking down & ballasting.

 

Might give it a coat of paint first too.

 

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Track and lower rows of bricks now painted with H173 Track Colour.

Higher bricks dry-brushed with H73 as a first thin coat.

 

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A further dry-brush coat of H70, applied whilst the previous coat is not fully dry, gives this nice brick colouring.

 

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Some paint has been added to the platform surface.

 

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A beautiful poem and a wonderful idea too, being superbly executed Stubby47. I wonder if a CD is available of typical Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire birdsong......?

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6 minutes ago, caradoc said:

 I wonder if a CD is available of typical Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire birdsong......?

 

Not too long ago there was a layout set in Oxfordshire (Windrush?) on the exhibition circuit that had exactly that playing quietly in the background.

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Railings have been primed, will hopefully get a chance to measure and drill holes today.

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Stu nice job on the platform area and the dry brushing to the wall. :good_mini:

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23 hours ago, caradoc said:

A beautiful poem and a wonderful idea too, being superbly executed Stubby47. I wonder if a CD is available of typical Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire birdsong......?

 

I have thought about a sound track - there are several recordings of the poem on line and a mix including throat clearing and birdsong could be made.

 

It's just not so easy to convey that in a photo.

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The fence is in, but not fixed as it needs painting.

 

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9 hours ago, Stubby47 said:

 

I have thought about a sound track - there are several recordings of the poem on line and a mix including throat clearing and birdsong could be made.

 

It's just not so easy to convey that in a photo.

Given the relevance of the poem to the concept for this entry, worth asking the adjudicators / editors if provision for a sound (video?) submission can be made - I may not model in DCC surround sound, but many do. Just a thought.

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