Derby Friargate LNER Garage Layout

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Re: Derby Friargate LNER/ BR garage layout

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:54 am

I hav'nt been to Beamish for 20 years, I bet it has changed massively! Now on the todo list, although the Black country is above it.
I dont think that building is suitable for a pub, pubs never had big windows, but could be any other type of shop! Hardware, Butchers or greengrocers would be common.
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Re: Derby Friargate LNER/ BR garage layout

Postby railwayjim » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:59 pm

I notice in one of your pictures a tram, I think this is ex-Blackpool Corporation,
originally green/cream livery. Up to a couple of years ago these passed the bottom of
the road I live on, now we have the modern articulated trams passing by.

I think that shop could easily be converted to a pub Coops, looks remarkably like
'The Rovers Return' in ITV's Coronation Street, large window and door at the side.
Go for it!

I wait with interest.

Jim.

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Re: Derby Friargate LNER/ BR garage layout

Postby carnehan » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:11 pm

That's a nice acquisition from Hornby. Is it one of their Skaledale range? I'm sure with a little bit of Coops magic it'll be transformed from butchers to bar. I know which one I'd rather be heading to. :D 'hic!'

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Re: Derby Friargate LNER/ BR garage layout

Postby manna » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:01 pm

G'Day Gents

Love the chemist, very nice, pity I don't have a street scene on Edgware. 8)

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Re: Derby Friargate LNER/ BR garage layout

Postby Coopslner » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:32 pm

Hi all,

I've been absent for a while, really busy with work but in between here an there I've managed to squeeze in a bit of modeling.

To reply to you Paul it is by Hornby but part if the Thomas And Friends range. They style and detail if the model does not justify it's position in there as far as I am concerned and would have better been released in the regular Skaledake range.
The only negative about it is the arch tunnel leads to a brick wall insted of going fully to the rear. And the roof tiles are massive. I may be able to improve the look of these at some point.

As well as a few purchases ... As per 8) .. I have made this delightful white metal delivery van and I have almost finished the interior of the chemist.

I will look to get a picture with the interior light wired up in due course, for now this is what I've got.

Thanks for looking,

Coops.
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Re: Derby Friargate LNER/ BR garage layout

Postby carnehan » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:15 pm

That shop interior is eye wateringly (!) good Coops. The detail is just incredible right down to the nails and split boards of the floor. Is it all scratch built and could you sort out the interior of my signal box? :wink:

The little white metal van is also very impressive, Springside? The lining on the box sides looks stunning.

You have been away for a while but clearly not idol.

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Postby TimberSurf » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:40 pm

Stunning is an apt description for the shop! Its O gauge right? :lol: Can't believe its 00! We need the link to where you bought it, so that we can see what level of intricacy it comes with and be impressed by how much you paid!!!
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Re: Derby Friargate LNER/ BR garage layout

Postby glencairn » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:35 pm

railwayjim wrote:I notice in one of your pictures a tram, I think this is ex-Blackpool Corporation,
originally green/cream livery. Up to a couple of years ago these passed the bottom of
the road I live on, now we have the modern articulated trams passing by.
Jim.


Hi railwayjim. Just a correction regarding the tram. It is Sunderland Corporation Tram -- Number 16, built in 1901. Sea burn is a destination in Sunderland the tram would travel to. The advertising of 'Binns' on the front is of a former Department Store (who had stores in the North Eastern towns and cities.)

I do understand why you thought it could be an ex-Blackpool Corporation tram. They had similar style trams to Sunderland, (as did Leeds Corporation).

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Re: Derby Friargate LNER/ BR garage layout

Postby mumbles » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:34 pm

Just looked back through the thread... amazing stuff

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Re: Derby Friargate LNER/ BR garage layout

Postby railwayjim » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:05 pm

WOW....That shop interior is mind bogglingly brilliant, it has
to be the best interior I have ever seen, the detail is absolutely
fabulous, your level of work is truly top notch, well done Coops.

As for the tram being ex-Blackpool, I stand corrected Glencairn.

Keep the pictures coming Coops.

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Re: Derby Friargate LNER/ BR garage layout

Postby manna » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:53 am

G'Day Gents

Brilliant work.

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Re: Derby Friargate LNER/ BR garage layout

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:10 am

Unbelievably detailed - that chemist shop could be over here with a whole shelf of pint Guinness bottles on show! (I don't recall Friargate being the Irish quarter in Derby.)

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Re: Derby Friargate LNER/ BR garage layout

Postby RailwayRobbo » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:51 pm

Amazing shop interior.

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Re: Derby Friargate LNER/ BR garage layout

Postby MickleoverTestTrack » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:12 pm

As an ex-resident of the area, I'm very impressed with this model railway.

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Re: Derby Friargate LNER garage layout

Postby Coopslner » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:26 pm

Thanks for all the previous kind comments, to answer about the cost well I don't want to add it up to be honest but I know that this little chemist shop building has had a small fortune spent to produce it.

Paul the vehicle was a model by ABS models, a fairly old only by the box and instructions but very simlar to what you would expect from the likes of langley etc.

I have completed the chemist shop now with the roof tiles painted and the lead lining added where needed. I would like to have a go at reprinting the shop sign board in a slightly more olive green but that's a computer job and I have had other things to get on with which I will show and hopefully you will like the results. :)

It's been too cold in the garage to do what I wanted to... The damned thing is still not wired and I have got that as a New Years resolution lol.
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So I have focused on getting a few kits done in between get togethers this christmas.

I have brought many vehicles to kit build which I will photo at a later stage but to begin with is a mill and boiler chimney stack.
Off Agard steer just behind the arches was a mill/ factory which is now demolished. This is not a replica but more a representation to fit in with the lay out how things were.
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Mill completed minus the gutter pipes

The building is actually HO gauge and is a real asset to the industrial scene. I had to kit bash some iron steps together to get them to fit the model on both floors but I think it looks ok although not structurally sound. :?

I have access to the top floor to place a scene in at a later date if I wish to. Possibly a load of creates etc with a few porters.
The chimney stack I was most pleased with as it is a fair hight rather than the ones that bachmann produce which are quite small.
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Placed in general position on layout.

On the stack over 100 individual metal steps (plastic) were glued in place which adds that extra bit if detail. I also made a bore through the stack with a view to have the option of adding a smoke generator.

To go with the mill I made the wills bicycle rack for the workers :wink:

The other major work was the 90% completion of the Uttoxeter Road bridge which is now fully painted minus the soot marks on the parapet walls from passing locos. The only things left to do are to fix the wooden steps down to the yard, and fit the lamps with wires hidden under the pavement.
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Road bridge painted

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Bridge in position over running lines

Finally for this update, two of the wills timber yard models were finished off with a paint and weathered to add to the frontage of the board where the Derby East signal box will be placed.
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Timber yard shelters

I have been furiously trying to grind through each model to make some progress but as you all know every thing takes an age to complete and 60% of the time every time it goes wrong along the way.

Happy new year to all and happy modeling!

Thanks for looking

Coops.
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