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See Lime Street Station in the January 2020 issue of Model Rail. On the shelves now!

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Was in Lime St today, it’s almost as good as the model...

 

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On 23/02/2020 at 21:33, Simond said:

Was in Lime St today, it’s almost as good as the model...

 

:)

simon

 

I'd say it's visually poorer than the model, with that boring flight of steps up to the station, and the overcleaned North Western Hotel.

And not a tram in sight.....   :jester:

 

Characterless!

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Hroth said:

 

I'd say it's visually poorer than the model, with that boring flight of steps up to the station, and the overcleaned North Western Hotel.

And not a tram in sight.....   :jester:

 

Characterless!

 

 

And now being so open you can see the front is not as straight as the model.

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On 27/02/2020 at 22:31, Free At Last said:

And now being so open you can see the front is not as straight as the model.

That is quite true. The  real station front is not straight but has an angle of about twelve degrees between the two front arches.  The model station front has an angle of only four degrees. The model station had to fit on fairly narrow baseboards and the track plan was modified to fit the baseboards. If you look at the real station it is built on  a curve. We built the model station straight, but with the correct taper on the throat end of the roof. We  didn't want to have parallel front arches with the straightened station so i managed to put in a relatively small angle in the alignment of the front arches. The photo shows the slight angle (not very clearly I might add!)  between the two arches.

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Well, perhaps we could forgive them this one time? After all, they are works of art.  Of course, I would be more than happy to quarantine them on my layout.  :sarcastichand:

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12 hours ago, davefromacrossthepond said:

Well, perhaps we could forgive them this one time? After all, they are works of art.  Of course, I would be more than happy to quarantine them on my layout.  :sarcastichand:

 

 

The Liverpudlians on the layout would love to come to your layout. Problem is there are no flights from the UK to the USA at the moment!

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See Liverpool Lime Street, this time in Railway Modeller May Issue. On sale from April 9th.

 

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A very good article with excellent photos including some Locos I hadn't seen before, where have you been hiding the LMS 1000.

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Great coverage which you must all be very pleased with!

Well done.

 

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On 31/03/2020 at 15:55, Les Green said:

It is the fault of the local people ignoring recommendations to social distance themselves and non essential shops being still open.

 

:scared:

They are Very Naughty people! (but well modelled)

 

Is the chap behind the platform barrier teasing the queue wih a bar of Frys chocolate? Slowly eating it whilst they cluster closer and closer...

 

 

On 08/04/2020 at 18:36, Les Green said:

See Liverpool Lime Street, this time in Railway Modeller May Issue. On sale from April 9th.

 

I'm doing some essential shopping on Saturday, I'll have a look for it then.

 

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9 hours ago, Hroth said:

I'm doing some essential shopping on Saturday, I'll have a look for it then.

I'd certainly count that as essential!

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Have not received my May RM over here and because I may not I decided to read it on the web even though that leaves a bit to be desired.  However, the upside is the photos.  LLS photos are fantastic on the desktop.  Much better than the magazine would/will be.  And what a layout!

 

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Not sure if this has been mentioned or if the Lime Street guys have seen it, apologies if either has already happened.

 

Running off the Bootle branch 1:53

Edge Hill, running into one of the Southport bays 1:55

Lime Street starts at 2:42 thru to 5:13

 

Not watched anymore yet

 

 

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I've just watched it all the way through, brilliant record of the last few years of steam which and ends with the 15 guinea special departing from Lime Street.

 

Absolutely brilliant

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Locked down, but not idle..........

 

The Lime Street Crew enjoyed our first "virtual" session today, thanks to Zoom.

 

Subsequently, John sent us the following video and photo of his latest development.

He has now solved the problems of getting the new chimney to smoke.

 

 

And here is the Smoke Generator fitted into the baseboard:

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The actual generator is fitted inside the perspex water tank which also contains a fan to drive the smoke up the chimney.

The small control panel is used to operate the system manually  or to integrate it with the layout's main control system so that smoke is generated at intervals during "day light" and switches off during "night time".

 

I wonder when we're going to be allowed out to play with the railway?:senile:

We should have been packing it all up to take it to the Bristol Show about now.

 

Steve.

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