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1 hour ago, 380John said:

 

Good idea will, 

 

Would be a cracking momento to have Pete. I don't suppose you can offer up your layout as such but would be great if it'd be picked up by viewers of the thread. Perhaps it's too close now to the last day of operation? 

 

John 

 

I think you can send in submissions for layout articles to Railway Modeller......you obviously have many cracking photos, Pete! Anyhow, it's been a super model.

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Just now, BurscoughCurves said:

Hi all,

 

Well it's been an eventful few weeks. On one hand, it was heartbreaking to dismantle the layout. The majority of the buildings are safely stored up in the loft, and I must admit I couldn't help but play around with positioning them on the loft floor to see how they could look... it really got the modelling mojo going!

 

Safely stowed away:

 

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On a positive note I'm really pleased to announce that Halifax Powell Street will be featuring in the next issue of Hornby magazine, released on the 1st of April I believe. I had to take the images myself due the lock down and timing of recent events so hopefully they'll look okay. I'm really pleased I was able to do this, it has always been a dream of mine to have a layout published. Thanks to Mike Wild for helping me with everything. There is also some video footage that will hopefully be available soon. 

 

Before the dismantling began, I had a play around with an out of gauge train inspired by the 1962 short 'Measured For Transport' available on YouTube:

 

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Normal Sunday traffic was halted whilst the Class 20 crawled in with the over-sized load. The train was split, and assisted by an Ivatt 4MT, slowly shunted to the goods yard for transfer onto the road before crawling to its destination. 

 

The final train departed behind Dave Shakespeare's Fairburn 42094 and the last signal signal clanked on called time on the layout. It really has been a great project and I will take the skills learnt forwards onto future layouts. I will miss it greatly but I am looking forward to things to come, modelling and otherwise!

 

Thanks for joining me on this journey and special thanks for all the positive and encouraging comments.

 

All the best,

Pete

 

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Thank you for posting one of the best layouts on RMWeb.
This has been a source of inspiration to me.
I wish you all the best in all your modelling projects.
Take care and stay safe.
Regards and Respect,
Chris Pakes/Sandhole.

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Thanks for sharing your magnificent layout with us it looked good and it was enjoyable to watch the layout evolve plus the rolling stock.Good  luck to you with the  new masterpiece hope you willl share it with us.  Chris

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On 30/03/2021 at 21:15, BurscoughCurves said:

Hi all,

 

Well it's been an eventful few weeks. On one hand, it was heartbreaking to dismantle the layout. The majority of the buildings are safely stored up in the loft, and I must admit I couldn't help but play around with positioning them on the loft floor to see how they could look... it really got the modelling mojo going!

 

Safely stowed away:

 

958635814_image007.jpg.65d107deb687935058f8927b3e2cf9fc.jpg

 

418642814_image008.jpg.c91bf0a77aa5f2c0f02591d4b8735700.jpg

 

 

On a positive note I'm really pleased to announce that Halifax Powell Street will be featuring in the next issue of Hornby magazine, released on the 1st of April I believe. I had to take the images myself due the lock down and timing of recent events so hopefully they'll look okay. I'm really pleased I was able to do this, it has always been a dream of mine to have a layout published. Thanks to Mike Wild for helping me with everything. There is also some video footage that will hopefully be available soon. 

 

Before the dismantling began, I had a play around with an out of gauge train inspired by the 1962 short 'Measured For Transport' available on YouTube:

 

1529523787_image001.jpg.cd82790ebe4239afd36d4d934e065425.jpg

 

1652217775_image004.jpg.03dd8e901f29e8ae08433999fdbdab97.jpg

 

2069750180_image005.jpg.bbb1946210450188836acfc2e083add7.jpg

 

1238612406_image006.jpg.9e63e36b77e014bc81f3165e52673d81.jpg

 

Normal Sunday traffic was halted whilst the Class 20 crawled in with the over-sized load. The train was split, and assisted by an Ivatt 4MT, slowly shunted to the goods yard for transfer onto the road before crawling to its destination. 

 

The final train departed behind Dave Shakespeare's Fairburn 42094 and the last signal signal clanked on called time on the layout. It really has been a great project and I will take the skills learnt forwards onto future layouts. I will miss it greatly but I am looking forward to things to come, modelling and otherwise!

 

Thanks for joining me on this journey and special thanks for all the positive and encouraging comments.

 

All the best,

Pete

 

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Pete - what a lovely surprise to see your layout in my latest version of Hornby Magazine when I flicked open the iPad this morning.

 

Terrific work and thoroughly well deserved.  Your modelling has been a real inspiration since I started up on the hobby again and joined RMWeb a few years back (i’m also a fan or an urban terminus).

 

Shame the layout is now in bits, but hopefully there’s another exciting project around the corner.

 

Nick x

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On 30/03/2021 at 21:21, Sandhole said:

Thank you for posting one of the best layouts on RMWeb.
This has been a source of inspiration to me.
I wish you all the best in all your modelling projects.
Take care and stay safe.
Regards and Respect,
Chris Pakes/Sandhole.

 

On 31/03/2021 at 09:24, Roger Sunderland said:

One of the best layouts to ever appear  on these pages and very well documented. Best of luck for the future and one day I hope to see another masterpiece emerge.

 

Chris, Roger,

 

Thanks so much for your words, it means a lot. I said it before but there is so much talent on display on RMWeb, it's such a great resource.

 

On 01/04/2021 at 18:50, richard.h said:

Great article in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine accompanied by an excellent set of photos, well done.

Richard

 

On 01/04/2021 at 18:55, turtlebah said:


Pete - what a lovely surprise to see your layout in my latest version of Hornby Magazine when I flicked open the iPad this morning.

 

Terrific work and thoroughly well deserved.  Your modelling has been a real inspiration since I started up on the hobby again and joined RMWeb a few years back (i’m also a fan or an urban terminus).

 

Shame the layout is now in bits, but hopefully there’s another exciting project around the corner.

 

Nick x

 

Thanks Richard and Nick. Glad you liked it. I was so please to make the front cover, it was published as the final baseboards were dropped into skip so it was quite poignant to me really. It was a great way to end it however.

 

All the best,

Pete

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