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Great idea!  I think I have the very thing; a cut down Lionel platform that might make the basic 'building', which can be set on the 'English side' of the layout.  Consideration should be given that this is a toy train layout so won't be over detailed, but I like the idea and should look good with my GW and LMS trains passing by.

 

Brian.

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8 minutes ago, brianusa said:

Great idea!  I think I have the very thing; a cut down Lionel platform that might make the basic 'building', which can be set on the 'English side' of the layout.  Consideration should be given that this is a toy train layout so won't be over detailed, but I like the idea and should look good with my GW and LMS trains passing by.

 

Brian.

 

Hi Brian, this got me confused - have you by chance posted in the wrong  thread?

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Could be, Stu.  I've been a bit confused ever since the great RMW change,:dontknow:  but I saw your idea for Adlestrop and as I've had a long time interest in the subject, thought I may try and come up with something.

 

Brian.

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Ah, I understand what you mean now. Sorry, been out playing walking football, brain is a bit befuddled.

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I've added some card filler around the sleepers, to reduce the amount of ballast needed. 

 

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Given that the poem was written about a remembered rail trip on 24th June, 1914, and the line past Adlestrop was GWR, what sort of coach window would you have expected to see (through) ?

 

 

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4 hours ago, Stubby47 said:

Given that the poem was written about a remembered rail trip on 24th June, 1914, and the line past Adlestrop was GWR, what sort of coach window would you have expected to see (through) ?

 

 

 

Most likely a Toplight:

 

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Or perhaps a Clere...

 

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The latter photo is from the Attendants' compartment of 9044 that's at Bodmin AFAIK. The upholstery isn't correct for 1914 though.

 

 

 

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Thanks for those, exactly the images I need.

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Ballast & a painted fence.

 

Yes, the ballast is a mess the scenic cement glue pulled the stones all over the place. A second attempt will be made once it's dry.

 

And the fence is deliberately not pristine either.

 

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So after letting the ballast glue dry overnight, then brushing off the few loose stones, we're left with this...

 

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A slight touch-up, here and there, is needed.

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"a few loose stones"

 

Hmm...

 

Quite a lot really... :)

 

Al.

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Thought this might be of interest...

 

 

Best Wishes

 

Andrew

 

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I've added a bit more colour variation to the platform.

 

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I like all this, Mr Stubberly, I think it's rather inspired and almost verging on Art, but I would like to express the view that the half track looks slightly odd to me and I perhaps would have preferred a complete section with both rails.

 

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Fear not, My Captain, for the missing rail will become invisible (i.e. even more missing), once the carriage window is installed.

 

Plus, it didn't fit in the 6" base.

 

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Edited to add quick lash-up version to explain what I mean.  The proper-job version will be much prettier, and the right size.

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On 20/02/2019 at 21:15, Stubby47 said:

And the fence is deliberately not pristine either.

 

Yeah, right! :jester:

 

Looks great so far Stu, especially that last shot. I suppose blocking off the view to the sides will be difficult, but that's the same for most cakeboxes I suppose. Personally I don't mind.

 

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I'm intending to curve the backscene round the sides, at least as far as the fence.

I need to experiment with the size of the window opening to get the best view. Too big and the narrowness is exposed, too narrow and the whole diorama is not visible.

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Really nice modelling !

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Great idea Stu. Anyone else remember the old BBC interlude film made (I think) by Bob Symes where a number of side shots were taken through a silhouette of a carriage window?

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This sort of thing? Painting by Eric Ravilous.E8458570-57DC-427E-BABF-6035441592CE.jpeg.6e8c1f06fdbcc4c5b3fb1e58d5de92c8.jpeg

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The last weeked...

 

Just need to add the platform running in board and then a load of bushes behind the fence and a sky backscene. 

 

The window frame will be a cardboard mask, rather than a detailed interior.

 

Then take the required photos and it's done.

 

Phew!

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Stu this looks like another cakebox entry you are working on. Can’t wait to see your next progress update.

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