Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby 1977joey » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:38 pm

thebritfarmer wrote:The phone boxes look really good Mark, I can't imagine what you could come up with if you worked in a larger scale.

Thanks Scott :) I did do a fair bit of modelling in OO gauge a few years ago, before I had internet & digi camera mind to have took pics. Alas I had to break it up as I simply didn't have the room for it :(

eagle50043 wrote:wow - what an excellent layout. You've done a great job on the station building, and the surrounding buildings such as
the abbey and the large signal box. looks just like shrewsbury, nice one.

makes me think i need to step up the mark on scratchbuilding some stuff for my 'near' future layout.......


Thanks very much Eagle50043 :) Glad you like it. It does give you some satisfaction when you've built structures yourself :) . My abbey was a metcalf kit, it's actually the OO church, but I thought it looked effective as an N guage Abbey :wink: Will look forward to seeing your layout if your starting a thread here?

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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby StevieDay » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:54 pm

Thats a very impressive build of the Shewsbury signal box Mark, I hope the signalmen dont get vertigo. Its very imposing just like the real thing.

Also like your telephone kiosks, they look very fiddly to build.
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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby SouthernBoy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:23 pm

You made the signal box in one afternoon ?!? :shock: Wow - that's impressive - and so is the result!

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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby 1977joey » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:28 pm

StevieDay wrote:Thats a very impressive build of the Shewsbury signal box Mark, I hope the signalmen dont get vertigo. Its very imposing just like the real thing.

Also like your telephone kiosks, they look very fiddly to build.


Thanks Steve :)

Glad you like the signal box. To be honest, the phone boxes wern't half as fiddley to scratch build than the shirescene brass ones I had bought. The tiny pieces are so fine I managed to damage one of them. All I used in the end from shirescenes was the 'T'elecom logo for the box sides & the rest I made myself.

SouthernBoy wrote:You made the signal box in one afternoon ?!? :shock: Wow - that's impressive - and so is the result!


Thanks SouthernBoy,

I shocked myself to be fair. I was going to do it over 2 afternoons....but got carried away lol! :oops:

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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby 1977joey » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:18 pm

Hi guys,

well i've had a crack at putting a couple of short video's together, the first time since the rebuild. Excuse the shakyness once again as it's a camera phone, pretty hard to hold steady...

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2J8cIxY1F8

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Mark
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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby 1977joey » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:06 pm

Hi Chaps,

just another quick vid I took today in better natural lighting :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q05EIGZ ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby 1977joey » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:53 pm

Hi Guys,

That time which we all love, when we get a new loco :P . I've pondered over Farish's class 25 for a while, & as it was the old tooling I wasn't going to bother seeing how well detailed the new class 24 was. But i've took the plunge & bought one, & i have to say, though it's the old tooling, it really is a good representation of these engines which just fit into the beginning of the era i'm modelling. Only the fact it sits a little high on it's bogies is my only niggle really.
After a good running in, it's a cracking little runner, so was put straight to work on the Aberystwyth to Stanlow empty oil tanks...

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Here the Class 25 approaches Shawbury Foregate, passing number 1 box bound for the down goods
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Meanwhile at Platform 4, a class 47 waits with the 14:49 Liverpool to Posrtsmouth CrossCountry service, complete with a new Mark 1 buffet car, also a new purchase
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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby 1977joey » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:42 pm

Hi Chaps,

a pretty grim day weatherwise, so have had a session on Shawbury. A couple of piccies I thought i'd share...

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1st up the station pilot Class 03 has just shunted 3 parcels Mark 1's to Platform 3 in readyness for the class 25 waiting on the up goods to take over on a working from Shawbury Foregate to Cardiff
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'Sprinter' 150144 has just arrived at Platform 4 on the 14:18 Birmingham New Street to Chester service
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The Class 25 is coupled onto the parcels service at Platform 3
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& at 14:25 claggs it's way out of Platform 3 & heads for Cardiff via the Welsh Marches
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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby johncrazy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:26 pm

lovely pics of the layout again

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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby thebritfarmer » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:59 pm

Nice photos Mark, layout is looking really great.
All Aboooooard !!

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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby mika » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:24 am

Wonderful pictures, Mark. Your long platforms look simply great. It looks so much better when you can run prototypical rakes and still have platform space to spare. Envious, as usual...

Keep up the great work!
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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby 1977joey » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:43 pm

johncrazy wrote:lovely pics of the layout again


Thanks John, glad you like the pics :)

thebritfarmer wrote:Nice photos Mark, layout is looking really great.


Cheers Scott :)

mika wrote:Wonderful pictures, Mark. Your long platforms look simply great. It looks so much better when you can run prototypical rakes and still have platform space to spare. Envious, as usual...

Keep up the great work!
Michael


Thanks Michael,

I was lucky in fact that the layout fits in a recess in the bedroom. The only problem is there is also a wardrobe sharing the same recess (as can be seen in the pics) which has made detailing the top end or 'North' end of the layout really difficult.
At some point when circumstances change, the wardrobe will be gone....so I may consider a proper Junction this end of the station & extend the layout...watch this space :P

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Mark
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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby 1977joey » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:43 pm

Hi chaps

I've had a couple of sets of transfers come through. Some Regional Railways ones which will go on my Class 150/1's as i'm painting 3 2 car sets in Centro livery & some 'Tren y Cwm/Valley train' logo's which i've put on one of my class 108's. I've also blackened around the windscreens as the units appeared in wales/west country during the late 80's. This unit will be well at home on my Shawbury to Newport/Cardiff stopper & also the Llanelli/Carmarthen/Swansea Heart of wales services.

Here is the 108 so far....

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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby tractor37 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:38 pm

Hi Mark...
Been a long time since I browsed properly on here. And last time it was still your mk1 version posted.. Have to say the new version looks great. Loving the attention to detail and your inginuity with the scratch building and details.
Shall be following your progress and trying to spur myself back into it properly...
Keep up the good work..
Jas... :D
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Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Postby 1977joey » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:28 pm

tractor37 wrote:Hi Mark...
Been a long time since I browsed properly on here. And last time it was still your mk1 version posted.. Have to say the new version looks great. Loving the attention to detail and your inginuity with the scratch building and details.
Shall be following your progress and trying to spur myself back into it properly...
Keep up the good work..
Jas... :D


Hi Jas,

Thankyou for the the kind feedback :) Glad to see your back in the swing of it again, your layout is looking great & i'm looking forward to seeing more pictures.
I'm currently waiting for some vinyls to arrive & will commence painting 3 of my Class 150/1's into Regional Railways Centro green livery, so will post some more pictures once i've done this.
I'm also thinking of a slight change at the station, & that is to remove the canpopies on the bay platforms. This is because it's a struggle to see the trains either side of them without having to really bend your back & also cleaning the track is proving a nightmare as they keep getting knocked unavoidably....so am going to test & see what the station will look like without them.....

All the best,
Mark
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Cheers,
Mark


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