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Manchester Central, CLC & GN Warehouses & Castlefield Viaducts

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I knew Manchester Central well in the early '60s, my friend Jonathan Whalley and I "drove" one of the station pilots one day. That is staggering modelling sir, I cannot wait to see more!

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Further work on the station structure has been suspended since last January when I moved to Spain. Until the Railway Room is completed I am not able to build the baseboard to support the complete station

 

Work continues on the Station Walls internal/external faces and buttresses. Building of the Castlefield viaducts also continues with additional structural detail being added. Some of the under bridge support steelwork is being modified to match new photograghic details

 

A number buildings adjacent to station and the approaches are still in boxes, and must wait for future exposure and photographs

 

Will continue to add images to the gallery and the main topic

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Awe-inspiring! :blink: And CAD looks a very useful modelling tool indeed! This magnificent structure alone is worth a whole Model Railway Journal feature. Are you modelling a specific period?

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Awe-inspiring! :blink: And CAD looks a very useful modelling tool indeed! This magnificent structure alone is worth a whole Model Railway Journal feature. Are you modelling a specific period?

 

The general period is 1953 thro' 1965

 

The original station roof cladding/glazing was replaced in 1952

 

Station approach trackwork was remodelled and re-signalled in 1958

 

I do have a few locos outside that time frame, such as LMS 10000, LMS Black 5, Prototype Deltic, etc.

 

I hope to add a Midland Pullman to the collection when Bachmann delivers late this year

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Absolutely, bloomin', fantastic.

 

That is one beauty of a structure.

 

I would add the word "epic" B)

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That is simply awesome Ron - thanks for expanding on your gallery photos, I look forward to more in due course.

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Fabulous modelling and many thanks for sharing.

 

How long do you think this has taken so far?

 

Regards

Jeff

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Wow. I don't know what to say about this without resorting to cliches. Absolutely stunning.

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That is very very impressive. How robust is the structure?

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This deserves a spot on Buntbahn.de or finescalerr.com

 

Amazing stuff. And here I am trying to design a "large" span across two tracks that I want to look like a recycled greenhouse with a railway through it.

 

Please keep posting - layouts like this deserve a very wide and very appreciative audience.

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Wow, fantastic, I'm speachless.................

 

G.

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The station was closed long before it had entered my consciousness, though I am familiar with the structure as a concert venue. Looking at your internal views makes me think of seeing Paul Simon and Chris Rea live. An amazing accomplishment.

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Modelling Complex Steelwork Structures in Plastic

 

The dimensions were obtained by reference to historical engineering drawings [The Engineer, February 13, 1880], or scaled from photographs with random survey checks

 

I can only add to the other comments of absolutely fantastic work!

 

Do you know where I might be able to get hold of the The Engineer (February and March 1880)? I've got them on "to find list" - I was hoping for an online archive, but if it exists I can't find it.

 

Cheers, and keep up the good work.

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Good stuff Ron

 

How long is the station itself? As the roof is 6ft + long is a section to be removable to get to derailments etc?

 

Cheers

 

Jim

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Yowser!!! :O

Stunning stuff sir!

And what period is this to be?

To see a few D9's trundling under this roof will be positively wonderful B)

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And what period is this to be?

 

A clue only a few posts above.

 

The general period is 1953 thro' 1965

 

 

 

Echoing what others have said, awesome stuff Ron

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