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Re: Starlingford - Birthday & The Stash, pg 109

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:39 pm
by Durseytu
Hi Gavin,

Happy new year and happy belated birthday (sorry I missed em)! It looks like you have done rather well for goodies and the latest round of photographs of Starlingford look rather splendid. It's good to see you playing around with photograph wizardry, and you have rather nicely displayed the depth of field of Starlingford. With some rather long segments of baseboard you have detail going on far into the background of some of those pictures. Top work on painting that bridge too. It's amazing how a lick of paint can turn something that was originally quite plasticy and toy-like into something that looks rather grimy and realistic. :D

Cheers,

Stuart

Re: Starlingford - Birthday & The Stash, pg 109

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:07 am
by Black-Marlin
Hi Stu, welcome back! Photographic wizardry is a bit strong, but it's nice to have played around with the aperture settings and obtained better-lit pictures (for which some credit must go to you)

Anyway, some pics of things bought with Christmas/Birthday money...

Four gresley teak non-vestibuled coaches...

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And, at bargain-basement prices (in the end I wound up paying out only £25 of my own money) an Ivatt 2MT:

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:D
Gavin

Re: Starlingford - Birthday & The Stash, pg 109

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:36 pm
by kennyGWSR
Looking good there Gavin, the suburbans look stunning behind the V3!

Re: Starlingford - Birthday & The Stash, pg 109

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:50 pm
by sarah
Hi Gavin.

Beautiful coaches. I would like some crimson ones for Ffrwd (I could just about justify them...)

I also like the Ivatt. I long wanted a Hornby one. (I did get a broken one missing some parts, but passed it on to someone else to re-build.)

Yours would be Bachmann I presume. Very nice. (Want!)

Re: Starlingford - Birthday & The Stash, pg 109

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:45 pm
by Durseytu
Ooooh that Ivatt is a real beauty! I've always loved the look of the Ivatt's; simple rugged design... she will look the part alongside the rest of your midland stock.

Cheers

Stuart

Re: Starlingford - Birthday & The Stash, pg 109

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:01 pm
by Mighty
Those teaks look fantastic, almost enough to make me want to go back to LNER! You've certainly hit the (very expensive) jackpot this year with Hornby. Lovely stuff. That Ivatt is an ugly mug though... Stuart, put your glasses back on!

Cheers

Chris

Re: Starlingford - Birthday & The Stash, pg 109

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:11 pm
by Durseytu
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Look at those exposed valve gears, plain footplate, straight sharp edges and that brutish charm... lovely! :P

Cheers,

Stuart

Re: Starlingford - Birthday & The Stash, pg 109

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:53 pm
by Black-Marlin
Some new footage and photos, enhanced by what my boss refers to as 'a proper filthy beat'. He means it as a compliment. And actually, I like it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpgc7dVq82M

Regards,
Gavin

Re: Starlingford - Birthday & The Stash, pg 109

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:22 pm
by mikem64
Hi Gavin,

Just arrived home after having a real pig of a day at work, just what the doctor ordered, a nice cuppa with great visual stimulus watching your video....... I'm totally destressed.

Thanks,
Mike.

Re: Starlingford - Birthday & The Stash, pg 109

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:45 pm
by trainsandco
Great Video Gavin :)

Black-Marlin wrote:enhanced by what my boss refers to as 'a proper filthy beat'.n


When you said that, I was expecting Dubstep :lol:

Ben

Re: Starlingford - Birthday & The Stash, pg 109

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:18 am
by Black-Marlin

Re: Starlingford - Now on the BRM website, pg 110

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:47 pm
by sarah
Hi Gavin.

Nice film, but some of your Drivers must have received "Form 1" "Please Explain" forms for running through the Gantry Signal at Danger!

Welcome to the heady heights of the BRM site. (Don't forget they also had Starlingford in Print, far more rewarding! :wink: )

Ffrwd has not been printed, but they did use my submission on the web. (No cheque for that though. :cry: )

(For those interested, there is a link on the Ffrwd Locks pages. See link in Sig. Below...)

Re: Starlingford - Now on the BRM website, pg 110

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:56 pm
by ceejaydee
Congratulations on the BRM exposure... well deserved recognition for your contribution to the hobby.

Re: Starlingford - Now on the BRM website, pg 110

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:45 pm
by Corsavxr
Hi Gavin

How wide are your baseboards?? I'm planning a 12 X 8 in the loft room with one side at 2 feet wide and the other at 3 feet wide. The widest section I was thinking of having a mainline with station long enough for a rake of eight coaches, with branchline at the side.............

Iain

Re: Starlingford - Now on the BRM website, pg 110

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:40 pm
by Black-Marlin
Corsavxr wrote:Hi Gavin

How wide are your baseboards?? I'm planning a 12 X 8 in the loft room with one side at 2 feet wide and the other at 3 feet wide. The widest section I was thinking of having a mainline with station long enough for a rake of eight coaches, with branchline at the side.............

Iain


Hi Iain

The boards on Starlingford are 2' wide. This is sufficient to have 7 parallel tracks on the marshalling yard board, or station building/platform/twin lines/platform/twin sidings/allotments on the station boards!

8 coaches will be pretty overwhelming, though, since by the time you add a locomotive that'll be a 9' train on a 12' board...

Regards,
Gavin