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2 hours ago, great northern said:

We shall have an elevenses image. Living close to the coaling stage is this water crane.

 

 

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Nice water crane!  Has it been shortened do you know?  I've got a few similar by Mike's Models but I've always though they looked too tall.

 

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1 hour ago, 31A said:

 

Nice water crane!  Has it been shortened do you know?  I've got a few similar by Mike's Models but I've always though they looked too tall.

 

It has Steve. I had more than I was going to need, so I had a go at cutting one down. Not good enough, but it showed me where I had gone wrong, so I had a go at this one, and it turned out OK. The rest though needed to remain taller, so I bottled out and asked Peter Leyland to do them. There is still one that needs to be done.

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4 hours ago, great northern said:

We shall have an elevenses image. Living close to the coaling stage is this water crane.

 

 

 

4 hours ago, great northern said:

We shall have an elevenses image. Living close to the coaling stage is this water crane.

 

 

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Lovely piece of modelling in particular the rail looks very real however I am concerned about the size of the spiders at Peterborough given what appears to be cobwebs on the fire devil!

 

As always, lovely pictures and wonderful modelling!

 

Kind regards,

 

Richard B

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17 hours ago, great northern said:

And so we reach last Tuesday's images. That was the day I went up to run trains a lot earlier than normal, and I realised that the sun had not yet got far enough round to shine in through the  window at the south end of the layout. Well, I thought, could shots across from the Up side to the Down work here at this time of day?  The White Rose was due, and appeared with Woolwinder at the head. This is what we got from Platform 2.

 

 

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and it is the best shot I have ever got from this angle. Flushed with success, I followed the train to the north end, and tried the same again. The sun had managed to get to this end though, and so I got the familiar result, and had to resort to black and white again.

 

 

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The first one is a good result though.

 

Headboard perfectly square on the smoke box, headlamps perfectly positioned , I couldn’t let that go with congratulating on the result ! And a kylchap  fitted  A3. What more could a spotter wish for ? 

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14 minutes ago, 30368 said:

 

Lovely piece of modelling in particular the rail looks very real however I am concerned about the size of the spiders at Peterborough given what appears to be cobwebs on the fire devil!

 

As always, lovely pictures and wonderful modelling!

 

Kind regards,

 

Richard B

I hadn't noticed that. I can't remember seeing a spider in there, so they must come out at night. It was different in the loft though. I still remeber when a very large one landed on the back of my neck.:scare:

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18 minutes ago, jazzer said:

 

Headboard perfectly square on the smoke box, headlamps perfectly positioned , I couldn’t let that go with congratulating on the result ! And a kylchap  fitted  A3. What more could a spotter wish for ? 

I admit I was rather pleased about the headboard.

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Gilbert please forgive a slightly off-topic post.

 

I don't know about the res of you, but with another 12 weeks of staying home ahead of me, as instructed today by HMG, the thought of 84v more evenings desperately scouring netflix, amazon and Sky for something interesting fills me with dread.

 

Since getting out of hospital ( two weeks tomorrow, so definitely CV19 free) I've taken my iPad to bed - as much as a way to tell the time as to help if I disturb in the wee small hours by Cathrin up with the dreaded social media.

 

Recently I've started finding the odd railway related videos on Flutube, and wondered if anyone here would like to share titles and links so we can all keep ourselves interested while being moderately close to the them of interest.

 

If I ay I'll start it with an old favourite - Return to Everecreech Junction, which is in three parts. 

 

I know it's not LNER themed, but it does have some great shots of 9Fs, and we all have one of those (or four in my case) lurking around somewhere 

 

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Excuse my temerity Gilbert, but don't those buildings need some bedding in? Perhaps weeds and general yard detritus round the base of the walls.

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1 hour ago, westerner said:

Excuse my temerity Gilbert, but don't those buildings need some bedding in? Perhaps weeds and general yard detritus round the base of the walls.

I've just taken another photo in the same area today Alan, and thought exactly the same thing. Yes, they do, and it was on the list for Peter and I to do last summer. For various reasons Peter didn't get here though, and I suspect the same will happen this year too. I have a very impressive list of things to be done, quite a few more pressing than this, but hopefully I may get to it later. It depends how long I'm locked up for, I suppose.

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What version Photoshop are you using?

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1 hour ago, great northern said:

Another lovely morning, and lots to look forwards to. There will be a duvet cover struggle, more crud cleaning, even possibly some hoovering. What more could a man ask?

 

Meanwhile, only 62 years ago,:o Kittiwake carries on. Two similar shots here, as I was judging the effect of putting white backscene over the top of the blue.

 

 

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I had hoped this would save me having to photoshop between all the segments of the bridge every time, but of course it does nothing of the sort, unless I'm content with a plain white background, which I'm not.

 

Those bogie whells on the A1 are too small. TW has told me that no end of times, but I'm finally getting to the stage of doing something about it.

 

The train features some Thompson catering cars, so our man decided he would like a shot of them.

 

 

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Good morning Gilbert,

 

Someone (me, Tim, you?) has actually replaced KITTIWAKE's bogie wheels with exactly the right type. Compare their correct appearance with the other Bachmann A1s you've got. 

 

Just one other point; regarding the Thompson catering cars, on the RSO the oval windows should be white, as should the kitchen windows on the RF, whether they be on the corridor side or not. 

 

Pictures exist of a few early Thompson vehicles with plain glass (or frosted glass) in the toilet/commode windows but by 1958 I believe they'd all be white. Also, by 1958 most catering cars in maroon carried the BR roundel. 

 

I await the photographic evidence proving me wrong!

 

Best regards,

 

Tony. 

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46 minutes ago, phil.c said:

What version Photoshop are you using?

It is Paint.Net Phil, a free programme.

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27 minutes ago, Tony Wright said:

Good morning Gilbert,

 

Someone (me, Tim, you?) has actually replaced KITTIWAKE's bogie wheels with exactly the right type. Compare their correct appearance with the other Bachmann A1s you've got. 

 

Just one other point; regarding the Thompson catering cars, on the RSO the oval windows should be white, as should the kitchen windows on the RF, whether they be on the corridor side or not. 

 

Pictures exist of a few early Thompson vehicles with plain glass (or frosted glass) in the toilet/commode windows but by 1958 I believe they'd all be white. Also, by 1958 most catering cars in maroon carried the BR roundel. 

 

I await the photographic evidence proving me wrong!

 

Best regards,

 

Tony. 

Good Morning Tony,

 

Oh, ain't that wonderful! Only I could pick probably the only A1 which has been altered. I don't know who did it, except that it certainly wasn't me. I'd say you were favourite.

 

The Thompsons go back 20+ years to the days of Phoenix and Marc Models. Mike Radford is a Southern man, of course, and didn't pick up on things like this, and all those years ago I was a lot more lax about the instuctions I gave. As to the roundels, I've never been sure when they appeared. I doubt they will get altered now.... well the roundels might, but I don't fancy taking the coaches apart.

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Out of interest, PN looks brilliant but with all this extra time in the railway room, have you thought of trying to build any extensions or anything? I know it would be very difficult logistically, but it might remove any monotony in current operations?

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41 minutes ago, croydon junction said:

Out of interest, PN looks brilliant but with all this extra time in the railway room, have you thought of trying to build any extensions or anything? I know it would be very difficult logistically, but it might remove any monotony in current operations?

There is very little scope for doing more, but I'm now realising that there is plenty I should have been doing over the years. I should be cleaning track and rolling stock wheels much more regularly for a start, and if I keep up with that operations should be much more reliable, and thus more pleasurable.

 

Also, I do keep finding little details to tweak, both on the layout and in the sequence, which at 366 moves and counting is really too protracted for monotony to set in. Actually, I am just getting now to a point where I can remember most of the macro and signal numbers without the need for a prompt, and that makes things smoother too.

 

If I do get to the point where it all gets too predictable, I shall look at having a separate Saturday timetable sequence, but that won't work until Bachmann come up with a lot more V2s. This strange situation in which we find ourselves is already making me more positive in my outlook to life in general, and the railway in particular, so there is some good to be gained from it.

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On 07/04/2020 at 17:27, bigwordsmith said:

Gilbert please forgive a slightly off-topic post.

 

I don't know about the res of you, but with another 12 weeks of staying home ahead of me, as instructed today by HMG, the thought of 84v more evenings desperately scouring netflix, amazon and Sky for something interesting fills me with dread.

 

Since getting out of hospital ( two weeks tomorrow, so definitely CV19 free) I've taken my iPad to bed - as much as a way to tell the time as to help if I disturb in the wee small hours by Cathrin up with the dreaded social media.

 

Recently I've started finding the odd railway related videos on Flutube, and wondered if anyone here would like to share titles and links so we can all keep ourselves interested while being moderately close to the them of interest.

 

If I ay I'll start it with an old favourite - Return to Everecreech Junction, which is in three parts. 

 

I know it's not LNER themed, but it does have some great shots of 9Fs, and we all have one of those (or four in my case) lurking around somewhere 

 

Link below:

 

 

 

 

Here's one of my all time favourites, very much in keeping with the theme of the tread, which should turbo charge your rate or recovery and I hope be of interest to others

 

 https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+elizabethan+express&docid=607996072580218948&mid=1480891ECC7E978A022D1480891ECC7E978A022D&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

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Hi Gilbert,

another very realistic photo there, stood on the Shed roof, you obviously have a head for heights, you would never get me up there, ha ha

Peter

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10 hours ago, Gravy Train said:

Hi Gilbert,

another very realistic photo there, stood on the Shed roof, you obviously have a head for heights, you would never get me up there, ha ha

Peter

Well Peter, apart from vehicles, a tree, and the mighty duck's poles, just about everything on that photo is your work! That's why it is so realistic.

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