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Hi Nick

 

A great layout, I certainly don't think it's chiced, but as a BR(WR) modeller I would say that!

 

I like the way you have used the space - with some non railway related foreground interest, and the curved track at each end too.

 

Looking forward to seeing some more.

 

Regards, Les

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What a cracking piece of work Nick , right up my street and certainly my cup of tea. :no:

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Can never have too many GW BLTs! :)

 

Really like what you have done here - look forward to seeing more

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I agree with the others , we need more GWR / BR (WR) support on here , there are'nt enough of us .

 

Some realy nice work there Nick and I'm glad you took the time to put it up for us .

 

Give us more any time .

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Nick, I'm not a GWR afficianado but I enjoyed seeing Much Murkle in Hornby mag and I'm very glad to see it here. More photos please - the first picture in your opening post is superb!

 

Cheers,

 

Jeff

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I'd take the "cliched" bit out of the title - as the highly individual character of the scratchbuild main structures and the way in which the whole scene is portrayed lift this particular GWR BLT well out of the "cliched" zone.

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I'd take the "cliched" bit out of the title - as the highly individual character of the scratchbuild main structures and the way in which the whole scene is portrayed lift this particular GWR BLT well out of the "cliched" zone.

 

I take your point and have now done what you suggest.

 

Thanks to everyone for the positive comments. I'll put up some more pictures shortly. In the meantime here is a short bit of video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7fCpwDSzqI&feature=plcp

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Hi Nick,

I'm glad you decided to resurrect Much Murkle here on RMWeb, such a great layout deserves a bit more exposure on this forum.

 

Having seen the layout in the flesh I can confirm to the other readers of this thread how good it really is.

 

I have a feeling it won't be long before exhibition managers start sending you emails!

 

Cheers nick and talk soon

Frank

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My goodness. That really could turn someone like me, a die hard LNER entusiast over to the Western! :O

 

Lovely modelling! :good:

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My favourite piece in the current (just!) Hornby mag issue by far. Really well done! I often think its a shame that there is a perception that GWR layouts and BLT's in particular have been 'overdone' over the years. Maybe they were once and maybe every show one went to had several such layouts, but not so any more! This 'perception' (I assume that is all it is now?) has had the counterproductive effect of making modellers think twice about doing 'yet another' GWR BLT resulting in a dearth of such models! As your excellent modelling demonstrates the modern tools, materials, kits and even RTR models available these days offer much more scope than 10, 15 or 20 years ago, so why not go back to a 'well trodden' format, but making full use of what is now available to a skilled railway modeller such as yourself!

 

I like your video too. It's nice to see it come alive as 'moving pictures' in magazines are a little way off yet! Yes, a good quality video too, birds tweeting in the background adding to the atmosphere, very professional ...... right up to the point (about 6:26) where you burped right next to the camera microphone!! The illusion was completely shattered for me right there!! Made me laugh anyway!

 

Thankyou for sharing and to echo the above posts - more photos and more information on how you put it all together will be most welcome!

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Good modelling is good modelling, irrespective of scale / gauge / genre or region. This is splendid modelling, and lovely to see here. Thanks for sharing!

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Well that's fantastic, more my pint than cuppa! straight on my topics to follow and the video was very good, the camera in portrait mode would have shown just a little more. My own modest attempt is loosely based on Swanage BLT's right up my street and I do like to see railways in the landscape. Keep up the good work and the picture posting!

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What a gorgeous layout! Thanks very much for sharing.

Dave.T

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Good to see you've brought MM over Nick. It may be Generally Wet and Rusty but it's top-notch modelling.

 

Cheers

Dave

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Just sat through the entire 7-odd minutes of the youtube clip, and loved every minute. I don't have the sound up at work so missed the effects!

Have to confess that not having read the article in HM or the tags above until now I thought it was O gauge not OO...wonderful atmosphere...!

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Good to see MM over here Nick, and while you know where my sentiments lie, you've done such a great job on this layout it deserves the accolades and viewing by the wider community.

 

Cheers

Tony

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Some more superb phots, esp the black and white, and the lighting is excellent. Do you use any specialised lighting?

 

The quarry working strikes a familar chord round chez Unicorn........ :)

 

Regards,

Les

 

edited to aid clarity

Edited by Unicorn1

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Good to see MM over here Nick, and while you know where my sentiments lie, you've done such a great job on this layout it deserves the accolades and viewing by the wider community.

 

Cheers

Tony

 

Thanks Tony, good to meet your acquaintance here as well.

Some more superb phots, esp the black and white, and the lighting is excellent. Do you use any specialised lighting?

 

The quarry working strikes a familar chord round chez Unicorn........ https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_smile3.gif

 

Regards,

Les

 

edited to aid clarity

 

Hi Les

My photography skills come more by luck than judgement. I have a Canon G11, tripod and in addition to the two fluorescent lights in the garage I have a workshop light which consists of two 500W halogen lamps mounted on a stand (£40 from Screwfix). Hence the strong shadows. The biggest problem with the Canon G11 is the depth of field as it will only go as far as F8. I do try hard to get good composition to the shots though.

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As others have said, wonderful work. The only people who think GWR modelling is a cliche are the sort of people who always have something negative to say about any layout, therefore not worth listening to. Missed it in the Hornby mag but more photos please!

GWR/WR simply has the best scenery, smartest stock, most beautiful engines and most interesting buildings in Enland....

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Enjoyed the article, the photos here and the video, you can't have to much GWR/WR. a lovely layout.

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There is some superb modelling there ... and I do like a good BLT whatever the flavour ;)

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Quality modelling Woody! I like the way in which those areas which would be called 'cameos' on other layouts just seem to be in place naturally, more please, and more video, too.

 

Is there an extension called 'Evenmoor Murkle' in the wings?

 

Doug

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