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York station in the 1950's.


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5 minutes ago, kirtleypete said:

I've been back to do more on the layout today.

 

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The big job was to plan the outside platform with it's canopy and waiting rooms. We put a long paper in place to mark out as a template which I have brought home.

 

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I had finished the inside faces of the side walls, and left the outside faces blank for the moment. 

 

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The position of everything is clearly marked now. 

 

I have also done more work to the portico area which just needs some detailing now. 

 

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Peter

For anyone who knows York this model is so much more than 'just' accurate. It oozes the character of the place in a way too few layouts really do. This is a bona fide work of art  - love it.

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5 hours ago, kirtleypete said:

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Peter

Due to space constraints and the necessary slight "shortening" of the layout, it is a shame that the York-Malton Lineman's room couldn't be included in the model (opposite the bonnet of the car in above photo). However, this doesn't detract one iota from what is a quite stunning piece of modelling and demenstration of such craftsmanship.

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This is inspiring stuff, Peter.  Many thanks for showing the step-by-step construction, I have been fazed by architectural modelling in the past but seeing your approach, the materials you use and the realism of the end product makes me want to give it a go!  I don’t think I’ll ever achieve the speed of construction that you manage, though...

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The hardest thing is making a start Phil, but once you do there'll be no stopping you.  The nice thing is that the materials are cheap so if something goes wrong you bin it and do it again and no one but you knows! Using printed papers speeds things up enormously, and of course those round corners aren't a problem. 

 

Speed doesn't matter if you're just building for yourself, take as long as it needs.

 

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42 minutes ago, kirtleypete said:

 

It's not an architectural masterpiece, is it.

 

 

No, the real thing might not be, but yours is a modelling masterpiece.

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The whole building work on this project is a true credit to you Peter, hopefully you are very proud of what you have created for your client - and justifiably so.

 

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Good work on show, as ever.

 

Interested to see IKEA’s IVAR shelving system being used under the layout.  I have used this myself and it serves the purpose very well.  Great for under-baseboard storage too!

 

 

 

 

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I think they were just offcuts being used as legs....nothing goes to waste! 

 

Looking at the pictures again the expanse of grey tarmac strikes me...the 1955 photograph shows no white lines at all. I was posed with my brush and pot of paint, but to no avail. 

 

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We're so used to seeing lines all over the road it's a shock to see how well they seemed to cope without them!

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While there are no white lines there are places where the road surface has been patched which would help break up the expanse of tarmac.

 

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Good point, that would be well worth doing. 

 

It seems that it may not be necessary to rebuild the signal box after all which will make my life a lot easier next week! 

 

Peter

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