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4 hours ago, 47137 said:

Here is a detail you might like to include. I found this in the deserted station car park at Hatfield Peverel. The fence is modern - within the last few years - but the rail has probably been there almost forever.

 

- Richard.

 

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That's interesting Richard. Do you know if it was part of an old goods yard track or was it used to support a fence? It looks like there's some sort of fixing on the rail.  

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2 hours ago, sb67 said:

 

That's interesting Richard. Do you know if it was part of an old goods yard track or was it used to support a fence? It looks like there's some sort of fixing on the rail.  

 

It looks to me like a convenient way to make an edge for the tarmac car park. It's bolted onto bits of flattened rail driven into the ground. I doubt it was from the goods yard because it is FB rail.

 

The fence here was a simple post and wire affair until a series of cable thefts around 2011-12-ish when Network Rail put in this steel fence instead.

 

- Richard.

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On 12/06/2020 at 07:46, sb67 said:

 

Thanks for the photo's Adrian. I like that building, the rusting roof and the greenery gradually taking hold look great. I like the skip and rubbish too, that would all make for a great cameo. Not sure if I could fit it on my layout as it is but I've saved the photo's for future reference. Out of interest where is it, was it railway related at all? 

 

 

Been messing around with the buildings. There's not enough room for them to be side to side unless they are parallel to the sidings. I like the idea of the hut in front of the bridge with some junk and weeds around it.

 

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Being a yard man. I really like what you have done Steve.

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Hi Steve

 

Thats another superbly convincing weathering job on the corrugated hut. You have the eye for detail, there's no doubt about that and a master class in clutter arrangement all makes for a very lifelike scene.

 

Looking forward to seeing what you have in mind next.

Mark

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Lovely Steve, nice subtle colourings and it all blends together really well.

 

Like Adrian (Westerhamstation) you have the knack of making things look as though they've been there forever.

 

Nice work mate.

 

Al.

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Loving your work Steve. Definitely going to have to have a word with Ken about this!................ Enjoying the way you use  the great and the goods opinions on here to decide on building positioning etc to assist you! 

 

Disgusting of Market Harborough

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Hello Steve,

 

I've only just found this thread and I agree about the positioning of the hut it looks just a little 'lost and forgotten' by the bridge which in itself is another great idea as is the truncated branch? line. Like a lot of stuff one sees on maps conjecture is the only option which of course makes it far more interesting.

 

I was completely fooled by the individual cameo pics to see the whole layout in one ... food for much thought and thanks for the inspiration.

 

Cheers - Jim

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On 25/06/2020 at 21:05, sb67 said:

Finished the hut finally, I don't want to overdo the clutter but if I can find some oil cans etc I'd like something like that or maybe some brake van lamps. 

Next up finding stuff to put on the yard.

 

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Absolutely spot on Steve! very realistic, could easily be mistaken for a real life photo

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Haven't done much for a couple of weeks other than think about my next layout! I think I better finish this one first but I'm a bit stuck now. Not sure what to put in this space now. I'm thinking less is more maybe  a basic coal and water facility, just a pile of coal and a water pipe. I was thinking on the siding near the edge of the layout. As for the yard area, I imagined an out of the way place at the end of a line where things get dumped/stored but I don't want to over do it. Any ideas welcome! 

 

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My personal feeling is that you don't want much more of anything. By the time you've got a few wagons dotted about in the sidings it will look busy enough.

 

If you put a coal and water stage in, then that effectively blocks that siding for use for stock, unless you want to keep shunting it every time a loco needs to refuel.

 

Al.

 

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55 minutes ago, sb67 said:

Haven't done much for a couple of weeks other than think about my next layout! I think I better finish this one first but I'm a bit stuck now. Not sure what to put in this space now. I'm thinking less is more maybe  a basic coal and water facility, just a pile of coal and a water pipe. I was thinking on the siding near the edge of the layout. As for the yard area, I imagined an out of the way place at the end of a line where things get dumped/stored but I don't want to over do it. Any ideas welcome! 

 

Oops! someone promised to send you some standpipes in the post didn't they :huh:

 

Sorry Steve, I forgot

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2 hours ago, chuffinghell said:

 

Oops! someone promised to send you some standpipes in the post didn't they :huh:

 

Sorry Steve, I forgot

 

No worries Chris, I'm undecided where to put anything anyway and I've been distracted by other projects! 

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4 hours ago, Alister_G said:

My personal feeling is that you don't want much more of anything. By the time you've got a few wagons dotted about in the sidings it will look busy enough.

 

If you put a coal and water stage in, then that effectively blocks that siding for use for stock, unless you want to keep shunting it every time a loco needs to refuel.

 

Al.

 

 Thanks Al. I did wonder. The only place I was going to put anything loco wise would be at the front and possibly the kick back siding. It prob would only be a standpipe and pile of coal. 

The coal stage could go here? 

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Hello Steve,

 

Every time I look at your work on this I am reminded of the Northamptonshire/Warwickshire border area, right from the very start.

They quarried lots of Iron Ore there and there were very simple interchanges, from the 2ft NG field lines to a local station. I recall seeing one at Charwelton while on a YHA cycling tour the disused NG track was very rusty. Later in life I drove for a living and saw the same thing in the Corby area, just an idea hope you don't mind.

 

Cheers - Jim

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That is a good idea Jim. I had no idea of what area it would look like when I was building the model. 

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I was thinking of putting a coal stage here along with some water facilities. Having taken the photo the supports look wrong to me so I might try again tomorrow. 

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I'm a bit more happier with the supports now. I think the coal stage would look ok here, just need to paint and weather it now.

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2 hours ago, JimRead said:

Hello Steve,

 

I found this page on the Goods and not so goods site: https://www.igg.org.uk/rail/12-linind/012-index.htm It's all about lineside industries. 

The whole site is a mine of useful info, I use it for wagon drawings, appendix two on the index page.

 

Cheers - Jim

 

Thanks Jim. Had a quick glance at the site, there's certainly a lot of stuff to look through. I'll plan a couple of hours with a cuppa tomorrow :)

 

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With thoughts of another layout around I managed to do a small bit to Ruston Sidings and add a figure to the Pug. 

 

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Hi Steve, Well, better late to the Party than never arriving at all.

 

Just had a good look through, as may have guessed by all the likes etc. It looks amazing, as I'm about to venture into another small project, it's certainly given me some inspiration.

 

Thanks:good:

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