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On Shenston Road. Some recent photos.

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Thanks Paul, that's very interesting and useful information.

 

Enjoying the photos and descriptions, keep them coming please.

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Those coke wagons are beautifully weathered; brought back memories of standing at Smoke Lane Crossing on the way from St Andrew's Road station to work, as they were shunted into Imperial Smelting's sidings. Any pleasure I obtained watching this manouvre was tempered by the fact that, if it was prolonged, I'd lose £15 from my wage packet; we had a 'Punctuality Bonus' to get round Jim Callaghan's 'Phase 2'.

I wonder if there's any possibility of someone bringing out a 4mm model again? I built one, but it was from a batch that used dodgy 'crumb' in the plastic, and it fell apart; I had similar issues with some Ian Kirk wagon kits and a Richard and Linda Thompson LP at the same time..

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Don't care if it is a bit beyond me - coke hoppers and E Herts branchlines never did mix well - but for atmosphere and authenticity, I say well done. It certainly has me coming back for more!

 

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marcus

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A shameless bump for this thread...... Swindon123's busy on his Flickr site at the moment, and also think he may be having problems with his camera :)

 

Here are some more pics of Greg's excellent coke hoppers which I photographed a few years ago.

 

An excellent bump. I cannot see too much of this layout. It also gives me the opportunity to have a butchers at yours. ;)

 

Hal

 

EDIT: Of course, I should have recognised the site's name at once. :blush: Still, it's always worth another look. 

Edited by HAL 'O THE WYND

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Not sure how I missed this until now, but thanks for sharing some superb modelling.

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Another late comer to this excellent layout.  I wouldn't have found this had I not seen a shot of the green class 40 on the magazine page after doing the MR vote and clicked on it for further info. The trackwork looks superb, but as I have to go in a minute, can you tell me the scale/ gauge please.

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Wow!  Every now and then you press a new button on RMWeb and a new world opens up. I clicked on the Shenston Road header at the top of the page and have literally been blown away by this layout. The quality is truly superb. With several pictures you have to sit back and say is that really a model?  I think also, it takes me back to my early days of interest in railways. I was never a number collector but was always on lookout for railways and trains. I'm visualising the drive from Middlesborough to Redcar with chemical and steelworks and this just takes me right back there. Glimpses through the buildings and advertising hoardings of trains. I'm going to have another close look at this layout tonight

 

I do like the large buildings at the back of the station. Can you tell me the source of these. I particularly like the steel framed structures at the Wolverhampton end of the station .

 

Again thanks for posting.

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Hi - I had previously seen this layout on the http://www.emgauge70s.co.uk/ website, absolutely stunning layout, the standard of modelling is so high, this is Champions league stuff, compared to my own Scottish First Division level:-)

 

One of my favourite websites - always take a look there each month for my fix of late 60s/early 70s railway porn. Just as I remember it as a 6-8 year old peering at hydraulics through the fence opposite the Transfer Shed at Didcot

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Hi - I had previously seen this layout on the http://www.emgauge70s.co.uk/ website, absolutely stunning layout, the standard of modelling is so high, this is Champions league stuff, compared to my own Scottish First Division level:-)

Always enjoyed this layout on emgauge70's, but these latest pics open up a whole new world of Shenston Road. Brilliant.

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Yet more lovely photos, and what a great way of sneaking an electric loco onto the layout.

Edited by Jamiel

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Some, though not all, of the buildings are certainly from kits of Walthers Cornerstone origin, clearly modified to suit and, yes, they are of US origin. The blast furnace and coke ovens are also from the Walthers Cornerstone range.

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Finally staying with 40's and coming a little more up to date, but not much. 40181 hauls Class 76 76022 away to the Scrapyard.

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I was so enjoying this thread, until,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

Mike.

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½ is made by pressing alt and then 0819 on the number pad, dosent work with the numbers above the letter keys... google something like ²windows macros", and you´ll find all sorts of pretty stuff:-D

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½ is made by pressing alt and then 0819 on the number pad, dosent work with the numbers above the letter keys... google something like ²windows macros", and you´ll find all sorts of pretty stuff:-D

Does this vary with the version of Word? I ask, as the piece of paper next to my computer shows ½ as being ALT 171 (and I just checked it..)

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For some unknown reason, l had not realised what a wonderful layout this is, well l have know and will follow it from now on.

Graham

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