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You might paint the last 9 inches (3mm) of the rear mudguard flat white. It was a wartime blackout measure that persisted for safety's sake well into the 1960s. Then of course you can apply a scale 1" dot of red paint to represent the rear reflector! :D

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13 hours ago, MrWolf said:

You might paint the last 9 inches (3mm) of the rear mudguard flat white. It was a wartime blackout measure that persisted for safety's sake well into the 1960s. Then of course you can apply a scale 1" dot of red paint to represent the rear reflector! :D

Yes good idea Mr Wolf.  The rear reflector might be a challenge though.   I think a dot of red paint on the end of a pin might do the job.  I think even then it will be a tad over 1" - but whose going to know apart from you and me, and I fully trust you not to spill the beans :good_mini:    

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That's okay, a 1950s bicycle reflector is generally 1-3/8" diameter, you've got a bit of wiggle room!:D

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Phew - that's put my mind at rest.  I was heading for a sleepless night worrying about this.  I'll get back to worrying about far less important things - i.e. the s*** state of our society,  the future of civilisation etc.    

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Back in Black  (Good Album) - repainted Police bike.  The rear mud guard does have an exact scaled down  1" red reflector, took me hours of work to get it correct, burning the midnight oil etc.   Would I lie to you ?.  Oh O.K it has a dab of red paint.     

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Coming on well its amazing what you can find to do  even dabs of paint !   I have rebuilt the trackwork on my layout and I think have made an improvement also moving the location to Scotland near Perth have new ballast plus proper signage had to do something I was bored.Were do your services run to and are you adding new ones ?Chris

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19 hours ago, lmsforever said:

Coming on well its amazing what you can find to do  even dabs of paint !   I have rebuilt the trackwork on my layout and I think have made an improvement also moving the location to Scotland near Perth have new ballast plus proper signage had to do something I was bored.Were do your services run to and are you adding new ones ?Chris

Thanks Chris.  Sounds like you have been busy.  I guess if you are modelling post grouping/BR - you can get away with a change of location if you are simply moving within the same geographical area of one of the big four.

 

My layout is loosely based in the West Midlands.  I imagine Dewchurch  being like Bath Green Park with services either terminating, or changing motive power and/or crew.   It is located somewhere within a Shrewsbury, Hereford, Worcester triangle.  So I run local trains to Shrewsbury, Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester.   Expresses to/from Birmingham and the North, and to/from Bristol, and South Wales.  I imagine the Cathedrals express makes a stop at Dewchurch for an engine change as it travels the Hereford - Paddington route  (totally unrealistic).   Same with the Cornishman  - between Wolverhampton and Cornwall ( slightly more believable).  I also run inter-regional passenger and freights.  All the subject of my imagination, but gives me an excuse to run a variety of trains (mainly Western Region, and Midland) in a late 50s/early 60s time period.    Keeps me off the streets.                

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9F sits in the Loco yard spur siding.  72xx tank engine hiding behind it 

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Collett goods chugs tender first through Harewood Halt

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Study of a 72xx coal bunker (I need to get out more !)

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My sign writing looks O.K from three foot away - not so good close up.  

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Some views of Merchant Navy - Clan Line heading towards Dewchurch on a cross country express  

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That helps to place the close up ground level shots in context. It's also not as drone eye view as the model magazines used to be. They were often more bomber eye view ^_^

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Thanks Mr Wolf.  It is a good point, of course when I take the ground level shots I am totally familiar with the layout and the context.   

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Two car Class 117 held at signals on its way to Dewchurch

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That looks a proper boggy field! Nice job. PS, you may have to send out a train divided signal, the locomotive seems to have vanished. :scratchhead:

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