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Cracking start old bean !

 

Good use of the items that you have already got in stock too, I will watch with interest as I also tickles one of my favourite areas to model.

 

G

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Picture duly credited!

 

Tim can you remember if there were rail built buffer stops at the end or maybe a sleeper built one? I've not been able to find any pictures?

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Wonderful stuff. 

 

A really atmospheric setting in the Forest. Great operational interest as well with the multi-era stock. 

 

Look forwards to further progress. 

 

Cheers, 

 

Mark 

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2 hours ago, Re6/6 said:

Picture duly credited!

 

Tim can you remember if there were rail built buffer stops at the end or maybe a sleeper built one? I've not been able to find any pictures?

From nearly 40 years ago? I'm wondering what I stood on to get that picture, maybe there wasn't a buffer stop, it just ended in the bank?

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John, just a thought, why not contact Neil Parkhouse and see if he knows? He could then also revise the appropriate caption in his book about there being no Marsh Sidings layouts that he was aware of!

 

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A very similar picture to my one above by LE Copeland also doesn't show anything, and I wonder if he , like me, was just stood on the bank.

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Fantastic stuff; a favourite area of interest for me. Will be watching this with interest! :good:

Edit: photo added. Unfortunately from the mid 1990s, which was when I first found Parkend...

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Gratuitous photo added.
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14 hours ago, Tim V said:

From nearly 40 years ago?

 

I had to ask Tim!:P

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Thanks for that 1990s image. It's given me a better clue as to the stone wall on the right.

 

If anybody has any pictures of the the old sidings area it would be very helpful. Thanks.

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You mean like this? My old Mini on the right.

Parkend December 1983 OM1 242- (1).jpg

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Mmmmmm.........railway track in the grass.....yum.

 

This looks like fun, John. 

 

Rob. 

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13 hours ago, NHY 581 said:

Mmmmmm.........railway track in the grass.....yum.

 

This looks like fun, John. 

 

Rob. 

I'm certainly looking forward to doing the track 'grassing'. The aim is to be similar to this.

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14 hours ago, Tim V said:

You mean like this? My old Mini on the right.

Parkend December 1983 OM1 242- (1).jpg

Thanks Tim. This is particularly helpful regarding the walls.

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Plenty of 2mm grass should do the trick, John. 

I'm toying with the prospect of a small Inglenook type layout on which to test a few new (to me) ideas. One aspect is to really hide the track amongst the grass pretty much as here. 

 

Rob. 

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Have you seen Pixie's 2mm model of Parkend including working coal lorry?

 

Occasional updates in and amongst other stuff on his workbench bench thread. Some lovely modelling.

 

Simon

 

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Great start, always liked FoD layouts having played with Dave Spencer's Lydgate and Woodside layouts a few times.

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On 19/06/2020 at 16:06, Tim V said:

The last of your pictures is one of mine! April 1977.

This one is from 1983.

Parkend December 1983 OM1 242- (2).jpg

 

I visited in the early 1980s, and my memory tells me (vaguely) that there weren't any buffers.  The track ended at the end the cutting, itself forming quite an efficient buffer stop.

I think Tim was standing on the bank to take this photo. 

Cheers, Dave.

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You weren't interested, or you weren't a sheep (on that occasion)?

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3 hours ago, DLT said:

 

I visited in the early 1980s, and my memory tells me (vaguely) that there weren't any buffers.  The track ended at the end the cutting, itself forming quite an efficient buffer stop.

I think Tim was standing on the bank to take this photo. 

Cheers, Dave.

 

That three way looks very continental.

 

Les

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Last of my pictures. Very poor shot April 1976.  Then from 1977 engine was 4150, but I've included this one as it shows the lack of buffer stop at the end of the siding. I have a few other pictures of the engine, but not relevant to the OP's topic.

 

Parkend 12-06-1976 60-5.jpg

Parkend 4150 11 April 1977 Rollieflex 89-5.jpg

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So that seems to be a grand total of nul pointes as regards the number of buffer stops required, John!

 

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Captain, didn't you and I go to an open day at Parkend - around 1975?

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Very interesting project I reckon.  Might even prompt me to think about starting an FoD layout (again!) to use the Drybrook Road buildings I started a couple (or more!) years ago.  And it would allow me to make use of the mainline locos I've built and still have in the 'to do' list.  Assorted panniers, Cl14's, Cl22, Cl24 etc. I've got a set of baseboards in the loft too.  When does Lockdown finish?

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