Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:28 pm

I have been 'off the scene' a little while. Not been 100%. Then when I 'perked up' I couldn't log on. :o Anyway --

Thanks Josh for your comments. Much appreciated.

I have been corresponding with some American colleagues and got involved in a little competition.

I have a small length of board and backscene that was not one thing or the other. It was time to put that right. It is from Clarence Dock to the level crossing. I had tried various methods but without success. I wanted something that represented Leeds. I contacted a company in Yorkshire and they have sent me some pictures of Parkway House, Leeds. They are just what I want.

This is the area I want to do.

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Picture of Parkway House

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and in place on the backscene with a cobblestone floor in front to fix down. In the corner is a picture of Hyde Park Cinema

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As it is now. Still the join from the cobblestone to the backscene to 'marry up'. Fencing to put down and to weather the scene. The signal box to tidy. At least it has lights working inside. I have six days to finish. :lol:

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:20 am

That is a very effective use of backscenes Gencairn - like it!

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:05 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:That is a very effective use of backscenes Gencairn - like it!

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Thanks, Jim. That section of backscene etc. has never been right. It is only since I sourced ID Backscenes in Hipperholme, Yorkshire. (No affiliation apart from a very happy customer) and their backscenes of areas of Leeds that it is coming together. (Hopefully)

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:56 pm

Yes, the coach coming 'out of the backscene' passed the cinema looks very effective :D

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:11 pm

Back in 1914/19 the bus is somewhere else on the layout. Horse drawn vehicles rule .

The scene now ---

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Just figures etc to add.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby manna » Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:32 pm

G'Day Gents

Like your backscene, I have the same behind Edgware, it's rather imposing, isn't it, but beware the 'stick' on the back isn't a long lasting sticky, mine is slowly un-sticking, which I'm allowing, I'll re-stick it later, but again it could be the heat in Oz.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:42 pm

manna wrote:G'Day Gents

Like your backscene, I have the same behind Edgware, it's rather imposing, isn't it, but beware the 'stick' on the back isn't a long lasting sticky, mine is slowly un-sticking, which I'm allowing, I'll re-stick it later, but again it could be the heat in Oz.

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I shall keep a watch on it, manna. Thanks.

What's Parkway House in Leeds doing down south? :)

I used to pass the actual building on my way to work in Otley.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby Chops » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:34 am

Lot of character. :)
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:10 pm

Chops wrote:Lot of character. :)


Thanks Chops.


The overall view towards Clarence Dock
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:43 pm

The beauty of switching from one era to another with the same track plan.

Passenger and goods trains pass in Leeds Sovereign Street Station.

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'Harwood' in charge of the goods train bound for Earlsheaton Junction.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby joshv8 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:17 pm

This is looking like a whole lot of fun Glencairn.
I really like that shot of the view towards Clarence dock. I take it you're managing plenty of running time!
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:55 pm

joshv8 wrote:This is looking like a whole lot of fun Glencairn.
I really like that shot of the view towards Clarence dock. I take it you're managing plenty of running time!
Cheers,
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It really is fun, Josh. With everything having a reason to run, the 'little people' have a reason to be where they are, the scenery trains run through; it gives me great enjoyment. I like to think it all as a 'Living Model Railway'.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby Lancastrian » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:01 am

What can I say, that I haven't said before so I will just say 'Great'.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby BrightonMan » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:49 am

I love that photo of the Dairy cart going by your new backscene, Glencairn. Bags of atmosphere.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:15 am

Lancastrian wrote:What can I say, that I haven't said before so I will just say 'Great'.


Thanks Maurice. Much appreciated.

BrightonMan wrote:I love that photo of the Dairy cart going by your new backscene, Glencairn. Bags of atmosphere.


A scene I used to see regularly when I was a lad. :) The backscene is of different views of Leeds put together.

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