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Hi All,

 

Thought I'd start a central place for people to upload photos and images of 2mm layouts when they're out and about at exhibitions .All are welcome to contribute on layouts old and new. To get the ball rollings, here's a few off me' phone.

 

Highclere at Abrail 2012

 

Pannier trundles along with a loaded train of minerals.

 

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Quiet moment in the goods yard. The transition between layout and backscene really is seamless!

 

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Andy Hanson's 24 rumbles around the new fiddle yard with a long unfitted freight working...

 

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...and later returning with another mineral train.

 

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A variation on one of the above to try and get a bit arty.

 

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And finally, a little video! There's a little method to the madness of the banking loco here as all the wagons beyond the two fitted 16t minerals didn't have any couplings. So a little skill and co-operation was used to keep the 24 pushing the rear vehicles to keep them them buffered up to the coupled vehicles in front - too slow and there will be a huge gap, too much speed it'll derail the lot. Good fun!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sFZapWF5ak

 

Many thanks to Missy for letting us play - it's going to be quite a layout!

 

Cheers,

 

PIx

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Hello Pixie.

 

What a great idea for a thread, lets just hope more people post pictures in the future. Thanks so much for the pictures and video of Highclere too, it was a great day and lets hope we can do it again sometime soon...

 

Missy :)

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My opinion: it's better in colour :yes:

 

I agree on the backscene too. The scene extends right to the horizon in those photographs - even though I know where the join is. :good_mini:

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What a great idea for a thread, lets just hope more people post pictures in the thread.

 

That nice Mr Kempenfelt has a few from RailEx, 2mm show and a few others... Eh Paul? *hint*hint*

 

Pix

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Nice photos Pixie - they came out far better than the ones I took. You really do need to fit couplings to those wagons!!

 

Andy

 

PS> Minor point, but I think it was Steve Bedding's (Smokey Bacon) Class 24 - mine didn't make it out of the box 'cos someone forgot to fit a chip to it.... :scratchhead:

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I am surprised there is nothing from Nottingham last weekend - had the 2mm RWwebbers forgotten their cameras?

 

Here is my modest contribution from the London Festival of Railway Modelling this weekend, photos taken during a brief break from the 2mm Roadshow.

 

Mini MSW at Alexandra Palace 2012

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David

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I am surprised there is nothing from Nottingham last weekend - had the 2mm RWwebbers forgotten their cameras?

 

Here is my modest contribution from the London Festival of Railway Modelling this weekend, photos taken during a brief break from the 2mm Roadshow.

 

Mini MSW at Alexandra Palace 2012

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David

 

 

Hello,

 

Here are some I took at Nottingham.

 

Regards,

 

Nigel

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I have at long last got around to sorting the snaps I took at Nottingham - Fence Houses and St Ruth.

 

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I must admit I have a real soft spot for St Ruth (Penzance), all those western region hydraulics take me right back to my youth :sungum:

 

Jerry

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Great pics Jerry - Thanks for posting especially as I really wanted to try and make that exhibition.

 

Fencehouses is awesome and has changed a lot since I saw it at the GJ expo and indeed St Ruth is looking mighty fine too...love that shot of Andy's 22 along the seawall.

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Done!

 

BTW Thank you for the photos Jerry. It's a shame I missed all the fun...

M :)

 

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Some great photos. St Ruth has come on wonderfully since I saw it a the GJ.

Don

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Thanks Jerry and Nigel for the pics from Nottingham. The pic of the 22 shunting the sleepers is a particular favourite. We must get round to putting the Pirates Hotel into that gap though - even though it will probably just be a 'flat' on the backscene.

 

The 22 wound up doing a lot of work as the station pilot for the whole weekend because more than one Farish 08 proved reluctant to play nicely. We have since provided more volts on the input side of the controllers so we are hoping that the performance of some of the more err... 'classic' mechanisms will be better next time.

 

I'll post a link on the blog for the benefit of those who don't follow the 2mm forum.

 

Regards, Andy

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Somewhat of a blast from the past, here's Chapel Wharf at Railwells in 2004. A little bit grainy as I was working without flash in available light.

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I wonder if this thread should be pinned - there's a lot of high quality modelling in the 2mmFS world!

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Thanks for posting those Graham.

 

Stunning and very inspirational modelling indeed...

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Highclere made another appearance at the members day this year, here's a Class 24 passing with the mineral wagons

 

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Tom.

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Its that time of year again and it looks as though the weather is going to

improve just in time for Camrail this weekend. This years 2mm offering amongst

the regular mix of high quality eclectic exhibits is John Greenwoods beautiful

Wenfordbridge complete with working road vehicles, gantry crane and of course

the full set of Beattie Well tanks. Come and say hello if you can make it to

Bradford on Avon this weekend - just a pleasant two minute walk along the river

from the station. Details can be found here

http://www.titfield....il/Camindex.htm

 

I know this is a photo thread so I will add some photos after the weekend - promise!

 

Jerry

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Come on guys!

 

This isnt the place for advertising exhibitions!

 

Pictures of 2mm layouts @ exhibitions only please....

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Sorry!

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John E.

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Here, as promised, are some pics of Wenfordbridge from Camrail this weekend which hopefully will make up for my blatently plugging the exhibition on this thread - sorry Julia!! I will start a new thread 'Up and coming exhibitions featuring 2FS layouts'.

 

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John Greenwood is chatting to Nick Smith (the hairy one!) of Finney and Smith. John Birkett-Smith is at the controls.

 

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Jerry

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Thanks for the piccies Jerry.

 

I will start a new thread 'Up and coming exhibitions featuring 2FS layouts'.

Jerry

 

That sounds like a brilliant idea to me...

 

M :)

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one of my favourite shots for atmosphere

 

taken at Ponte this year :)

 

 

 

'Wansbeck Road', unless I'm much mistaken - definitely one of my favourite 2mm layouts.

 

Kevin

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Same time same place

 

Typical North Eastern weather, a dark cloud looms as it looks as though it's about to thunder in that last photo, best get indoors quick! That first photo is great for atmosphere, as you say, and not a train in sight.

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