Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby SouthernBoy » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:02 am

"Any new photos ?"

Not I'm afraid.

I've been working on a few road vehicles and a trio of original LSWR 3-Subs from Worsley Works etchings.

I'm sure the BBC will broadcast the news at the appropriate time :)

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby Rustyrail » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:18 am

Stunning work Mark... the essence of suburban London. I'd love a layout like this, if I had the space. Have you ever thought about contacting Model Railway Journal to see if they'd do an article on Frankland? The quality and atmosphere of your work would certainly interest them.

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby Notroh » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:04 pm

Southern Boy,

Absolutely wonderful way of presenting a brilliant layout. I love it.

My little effort has had mod's even saying I might be carrying on N modelling like you and ParleNd.

Could you please post another wonderful movie just to prove them wrong.

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby Lysander » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:21 pm

I've been paying my wireless wireless licence religiously for years SouthernBoy and I've not heard a damned thing for aeons. Are you off the Home now and moved to Hilversum or some other bloomin rubbish ?

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby SouthernBoy » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:44 pm

I am here ... :)

Can you hear me?

For some while I have been working on 3 sets of orginal LSWR 3-Subs. One will be in LSWR livery, two will be in early SR livery.

Progress can be found here, and is linked in my signature.

Some vintage film of the units I am making can be found here.

Rest assured there will be a special newsreel released on completion of the project.

Anyway, to keep you entertained in the meantime here's a clip of Jack Hylton and his Band playing a song entitled 'Choo Choo' :)

http://youtu.be/o4KZfUPE_SM

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:35 pm

Hi SouthernBoy - I see you still drop in from time to time, I'm sure our Ngaugers would welcome some news of Frankland.
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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby Eastern » Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:10 am

Absolutely! I have seen some wonderful work over on RMWeb, but loved the updates here!
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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:29 pm

I've had a couple of telegrammes I see.

And it would be quite rude to ignore them.

London calling, London calling ...

Well here's an interim update of sorts for those that solely inhabit NRM ...

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Aeroplane Trip Over Frankland


Back in July I had a rather exciting day. I went on one of those novelty "Afternoon Aeroplane Tea Trips" that are all the rage at the moment. I went because this particular flight was over Frankland. And what an experience it was!


It did cost £2/2/0 - and I know that's a week's wages for many people - but sometimes you have to push-the-boat-out a bit.



We were greeted by the steward as we boarded the aeroplane.


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It was an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy which apparently can fly at over 90mph!


As we flew over Frankland we were served finger-sandwiches, tea, and cakes.



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All quite delightful and what a thing to actually be in an aeroplane!



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Apart from a few clouds we had a good view - and I saw a train below hauled by a locomotive I hadn't seen around Frankland before ...



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... I thought to myself I'll have to research what that locomotive was when I get home.



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So when I got home I got out my collection of Cigarette Cards.



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Here's what I've got so far ... (anyone up for swops? )


Anyway - I think card No. 11 is the locomotive I saw ....


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And it's been happily trundling around Frankland ever since.


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I quite liked the cigarette cards, so since then have been collecting more.


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From top line to bottom are:

Series No 1: Southern Railway Steam Locomotives
Series No 2: Southern Railway Electric Trains
Series No 3: Southern Railway Rolling Stock
Series No 4: Things To See From The Train
And the last three are just adverts.

As you can see there are gaps, to be filled in the future :) Want to guess what they are?
The backs of course have detailed information which makes them all the more interesting again.

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Apart from that I've been working on my three LSWR electric units: The Great-Grandfathers of modern-day third rail EMUs :)

They've taken longer than expected, but then again it's all new territory for me as I'm learning (and making mistakes) as I go.

Here's a few teaser pictures :)

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And that's about it really.

Full details of progress on the three LSWR '3s' (as they were originally called) is in my signature ('Workbench')

And now to conclude tonight's broadcast, we bring you The Savoy Hotel Orpheans
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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby Notroh » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:50 pm

SouthernBoy

Just stunning!

You have a style that very few will ever match - you produce the best N modelling I have ever seen and couple that with just stunning visuals and back stories.

I take my hat off to you sir..you are an inspiration to all

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:00 pm

Many thanks Notroh.

Out of curiosity, what is your hat of preference?

Personally I quite like relaxing in a simple cap, and a Homberg for semi-formal occasions. For more workaday situations a Straw Boater seems the most appropriate ;)
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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby Notroh » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:08 pm

Southernboy,

I only wear a hat when offshore sailing and that is a Breton Cap

But my great uncle albert was a man for hat's - always a trilby - a jaunty chap.

I also seem to remember that he had some of those cigarette cards, he told me he never managed to get all of them, something to do with a postal strike I think.

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby ceejaydee » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:40 pm

Good to see an update of one of my favourites :D
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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby Eastern » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:47 pm

Lovely update and as exquisite as ever! On taking off one's hat, I found a newspaper advertisement here for some new fangled hats from the Americas!

For the minute detail; do have a special magnifying glasses or similar. I am always amazed at the details and how they are achieved.
Thanks for the update!
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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:00 pm

Thanks for the hats Eastern, I may well send a postal order for one or two of those :)

As for magnifying: I use one like this. I couldn't do without it.

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Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:03 pm

Thank you also ceejaydee, glad to see you are still around :)


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