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Question's answer's, real pictures of Dover Priory,most welcome.

 

Welcome to my first ever,attempt at building a model railway,in my internal garage.

 

I had no knowledge or skill and started 18 months ago,track laying, a couple of years after 2/3's of the b/boards,were made.

 

I start the thread off by giving you a link to, Kent Rail, a Website,by David Glasspool, giving you a background to Dover Priory.

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A track plan(in n-gauge)of Dover Priory,pre-1932,drawn up for a Club member.

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A picture,from the northern side,of the Western Heights,I took a year or so ago.

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A resume' of the build of Dover Priory in the space I had/have in pictures................

 

Starting as a newbie, to model building,I when to through various stages,of thought and practice.

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After,months of trying to get a fair representation,of the station and the area, I became disillusioned, witproprietary items,

available,for sale from a variety of manufactures.

So the only way forward ,was to kit bash, scratchbuild.

 

Please be aware,of my limited skill,in the subsequent pics...........the more you do,the better you should get at it..........allegedly.......... :drag: 

Auto SlideShow of DP.platform 1. My first ever scratch-build.......probably,not as you would do it...........

 

The cutting,just south,of DP, section shut down,for tree felling,one week-end,couple of year's back,now.

Very difficult to get a shot of this area.

 

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Moorings........... :drag: .

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This maybe a large Billboard...........on DP. platforms ?.........My previous house.

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Needed a backscene,nothing on the market.

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My photographs were scaled and PhotoSweatshopped by LF&Tiresome a good friend on another forum.

 

They were the sent to Printer John @ IDBackscenes.........http://www.art-printers.com/index.html

 

After 3 proofs, we got It right............time and monies, well spent.

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Transfer of the build of Folkestone Road over Bridge to this thread....................

 

A last fit in place,before the over length ends are cut to fit tonight.

All the upper sidewalls have been cut a placed.real stone placed as capping.

The concrete has to be detailed and weathered above the track,on Dp. Side.

Then,the under arches fitted.

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Sandwiches, anyone............ :no:

 

How my platforms on DP. were made.  3,x  3/32. slivers of balsa wood and extruded foam,Peco edges.........

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The first of 5.mock up's  of Dover Priory...............

 

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The  DP.layout in the pics. above, has all changed, since they were taken........I learnt......alot from, the mock ups............ :boast:

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Moorings............ :O

This fencing, is going up, along platform 1,the extension,north,I took this about a month ago.........

 
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Am presuming,..along with keeping people in, the panels arenot being removed,for they may contain asbestos ......how to make a place ugly......eh !

 

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Deja Vu... but a good Deja View!  Nice to see all those images of your handiwork again, d.t.  esp. "...the vicar on the platform..." ;-)

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 esp. "...the vicar on the platform..." ;-)

That is......LF&Tiresome.........The B.R. Achitect/Inspector..........late running,  sole pax................ :drag: 

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That is......LF&Tiresome.........The B.R. Achitect/Inspector..........late running,  sole pax................ :drag: 

 

..or a lost Eric Treacy?????

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Esteemed railway photograper, and late Bishop of Wakefield; he died on Appleby station in 1978 when taking a photo of a steam special on the Settle and Carlisle line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Treacy

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Indeed - he didn't seem get down your way much, did he? (hence the "lost")

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J'ai le regret de vous informer que, Bonnie Tyler nonobstant, Dover est proche de la France que Londres, Monsieur Treacy ...   :jester:

 

(and with that silliness, I shall end my contribution to the topic drift before I get Modded)

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dt

another great start, with such a specific background scene, and the fine detailed modelling of the greenery (yet to be published here) as well as the buildings (photoshopping from LF&T helping capture the moment) and it's present day features you have a wonderful snapshot captured in time, which in twenty years or so will be a fantastic record of the past. Capturing it here in RMweb will mean that it should stand the testament of time.

Plus if the history buffs continue to add the level of details they are starting to post to your other threads, it will also have the human memories associated with it. In time your work, you own memories, and other peoples will leave it rich in detail.

Plus you have the added advantage of living near the site of your three projects, and taking regular walks and snapshots allowing you to fine tune. Considering how long you have been at this, the level of work is wonderful. With such a specific and intricate look at this and with the memories from people who worked around Dover, perhaps you should consider using this information in time to do a book,  opening this to a wider audience. Even antecdotes about your local association and your work on the ferries and before will leave a wonderful insight for future generations.  

Anyway a good start to the modelling threads, shall follow with interest.

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J'ai le regret de vous informer que, Bonnie Tyler nonobstant, Dover est proche de la France que Londres, Monsieur Treacy ...   :jester:

 

(and with that silliness, I shall end my contribution to the topic drift before I get Modded)

'Monsieur l'eveque, s'il vous plait'

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Last night, the DP,"cutting side" of Folkestone Road over bridge......Lofty sr..was teaching me how to paint,.......by numbers'

 

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This is Loftys' work.I just passed water, brushes and paint's :paint: ..........oh !.and made tea........... :scratchhead: .

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