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Towcester 1930-50 - making signals for Towcester

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Bridge 15 now painted and in position

 

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A bit more progress on the scenic side, making the keep left signs for the junction.

 

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I like that last photo, the light is just right.

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The way the scenery and backscene blend into one another is very good,

Those road markings are curious; I don't think I've ever seen any like that before.

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The way the scenery and backscene blend into one another is very good,

Those road markings are curious; I don't think I've ever seen any like that before.

 

Old style painted kerbs at junctions were very common prior to 1963 and the Worboys Committee report. That's the report that gave us a uniform standard of signs, fit for higher speed traffic and bigger roads. 

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Made a couple of trees from copper wire and filler now installed on the layout.

 

 

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I have been making the keep left road signs for the junction of the old Tiffield road and the A5,

 

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1st attempt not very good,

 

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I need to get the wording put on the signs (KEEP LEFT)

 

 

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Has the wording printed out OK?

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Coming along nicely, great work.

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A bit more work to the station building the roof over hang brackets.

 

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I'll have to contract out any brackets I need for Pencarrow to you Mike, they look great.

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finally i have finished the cattle dock.

 

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the cows were supplied by SWMBO

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Good job the cows are standing in the centre, they'd get dirty otherwise!

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Temporary change of scale from 4mm to 13.5mm

 

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Christmas present for the youngest grand daughter,

 

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Choo choo's Grandad

I think she would possible prefer a train layout.

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Brill Station building.

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Sorry, Phil - I think the Brill Tramway was a bit further south than Towcester.....

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I don’t know how I miss certain interesting threads, like this one.

Towcester pronounced Fetherstonehaugh......

 

Best, Pete.

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Rain water pipes for the signal box

 

a peice of copper wire about .5mm dia

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flattened to make clips 

 

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then bent to form a loop

 

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3 for each down pipe

 

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drill holes for clips and glue in

 

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down pipes painted

 

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How did you evenly flatten the wire Mike?

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