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All I can say is woweee! Great looking locos and loving the presentation of the layout, well done.

 

Any chance of going into a bit more detail on your locos. Liking the look of Nos. 5 and 11. Are they 3D printed?

 

Regards G.

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Brilliant!! When we were on our way to Crewe on the train in the late fifties, we saw a number of these colourful little locos pottering around. Later in the early sixties, cycling to Lichfield, we would stop in Burton and watch the movements on the Brewery lines..absolutely fascinating, you have captured the look and atmosphere very very well.

I also remember the taste of a certain brew "Worthington E" very nice indeed in those days, although the memory became rather blurred after a few :drinks:  :drinks:

 

Rgds..........Mike

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All I can say is woweee! Great looking locos and loving the presentation of the layout, well done.

 

Any chance of going into a bit more detail on your locos. Liking the look of Nos. 5 and 11. Are they 3D printed?

 

Regards G.

 

 

Hi G, Number 5 is scratch built but uses a tenshodo chassis, Number 11 is a Lilliput loco heavily bashed into No11. Thanks Joe

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That's lovely!  I too would like to see some more detailed photos. A late friend and clubmate worked and lived in Burton while the railways were still very active and he often told of traffic chaos due to the multitude of level crossings.

 

It's a long time since Mrs 5050 and I went to the museum but it was very interesting I recall, especially the N gauge model.

 

I have a very old book about the railways called 'Our Model Railway' or similar.  Published by Bass I think?  I'll dig it out and check.

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Gone For A Burton at Chasewater Industrial Engine Brewery Day today.  I caught up with Joe in the carriage shed at Brownhills West station this morning as he was in full exhibiting flow with a small crowd of enthusiasts bustling him as he was trying to eat a sausage sandwich!.  This is the first outing for the layout and mighty fine it looked as well.  Full of atmosphere and little cameo details which held peoples attention.

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What a beauty!  I love the ideas, and love the way its displayed.  

Showing everything at an angle like that is very refreshing, and highly suitable for the location its portraying.  We traditionally think on straight lines when we design layouts.

Would love to see it one day, and I'm sure you will get plenty of exhibition invites.

All the best, Dave.

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So I've had the layout up for the first time in a while, which has allowed me to take a few pictures. As it goes to its first model railway show at burton (November 5th). I'm no photographer, but some of you have previously asked for more pics so I've done my best with the tools I have.

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So I've had the layout up for the first time in a while, which has allowed me to take a few pictures. As it goes to its first model railway show at burton (November 5th). I'm no photographer, but some of you have previously asked for more pics so I've done my best with the tools I have.

 

Joe,  eye level shots make such a difference. Brings it all into perspective.  well done.

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Working in the brewery Pipe bridges and gantries are fairly common place. So I have decided to build one for the model. I have utilised a Faller model which is quite a handy model with lots of pipework which can be used elsewhere. I can highly recommend this kit to anyone doing a model based on an industrial setting. post-21682-0-10814400-1521323950_thumb.jpgpost-21682-0-10814400-1521323950_thumb.jpg

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'Gone for a burton' is a phrase that has a few different meanings Brian, in the RAF it is most certainly referring to a death in service. This came from a pilot crash landing in the sea or 'in the drink'. But in general terms it often meant going to the pub. In its hey day Burton produced a quarter of all the beer in Britain and with 36 breweries at its peak. Most companies had Burton on the label. Other connotations included 'go for a burton' as in getting a new suit. However most people locally know it as going to the pub.

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I have built the directors coach adapted from a narrow gauge kit. The directors coach was the only specialist passenger vehicle on the system I was used for the board of directors and even royal visits. In later years it was used for railtours as I've showed with mine. Here's the real thing and mine for comparison.

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Another unusual wagon seen on the system was the De-mountable tank, which was used to send beer in bulk. post-21682-0-99230300-1523789803_thumb.jpg

Also an unusual addition is this water tank. When many breweries chose to move to burton for the water. Some breweries chose a different method and brought the water to them. Magee Marshal was one such brewery. They used to draw water from wells in burton and tank it back to there brewery. post-21682-0-38843300-1523790084_thumb.jpg

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Great name, and pun... play on words! The old Bass complex, owed by Marston's now isn't it, last time I past Burton on the A38 on my way to Total and Doncaster for a days railway viewing, it had a great museum you could go round does that still exists do you know...? I'm talking back in the early 1990's...

 

Great little layout.

 

Regards

Jamie

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Hi

 

Great name, and pun... play on words! The old Bass complex, owed by Marston's now isn't it, last time I past Burton on the A38 on my way to Total and Doncaster for a days railway viewing, it had a great museum you could go round does that still exists do you know...? I'm talking back in the early 1990's...

 

Great little layout.

 

Regards

Jamie

Hi Jamie, Bass' brewery is now owned by molson Coors. The Museum you spoke of is now the national brewery centre and is still open to the public. Sadly you've just missed the burton railex which is held there once a year! However it's still worth a visit. Thanks Joe

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Missed this till now. Agree with others. It's a very cleverly designed and presented model. I am sure that lots of exhibition managers would want to invite it.

 

This is the sort of thing that GMRC should  be doing.

 

PS: I once drew up a 6 x 4 plan to represent the Burton system.

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