Hogsmeade Station

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Hogsmeade Station

Postby Roberta » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:00 pm

If you know the stories of Harry Potter, you may well know Hogsmeade Station. It is the final destination of The Hogwarts Express, starting from Platform 9 3/4 in London. The train is made in model by Hornby and Märklin, but what if you want to model the stations? Platform 9 3/4 is made by Hornby, reference R 8240A. But how about Hogsmeade Station?

Let's take a look at the movie scenes:

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On internet I've learned that in real life this station is known as Goathland Station —>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goathland_railway_station
And Goathland Station looks like this in daily life:

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If you are familiar with the Hornby Skaledale range, you immediately recognize R 8629 Station Building, R 8630 Toilet Block and R 8631 Extension Building.

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Now, let's take another look around. The platform at the other side looks like it was build from Hornby parts. Pity though, with a modeltrain it is the other way around.

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On the left we see Hornby R 8720 Lower Skaledale Office:

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And on the right Hornby R 8638 Platform Shelter.

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Both items are in the Harry Potter film painted red, but that is not difficult to do.
Does somebody have a good suggestion for paint?

Now a look at the lineside:

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I'll start with the signal box at your right hand, quite in front.
Here we see Hornby R 8632 Signal box:

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And at your left, in the background, you see a water tower.
Hornby R 8639 Water Tower:

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And last, but not least, the footbridge in the movie scene is Hornby R 8641 Footbridge:

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I hope this may help the Harry Potter fans. For me, it was a lot of fun to sort this out.
Have fun.

Lofty

Postby Lofty » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:18 pm

I knew the NYMR was used for the filming (although I haven’t seen the films or read the books)

I did not know the Hornby stuff were replicas of a station only ten miles along the road from me :oops:

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Postby Roberta » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:53 pm

Sorry, can you explain NYMR for me? I'm not familiar with all the abbreviations used on this forum.

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Postby PTmodeller » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:56 pm

North
Yorkshire
Moors
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Postby Bushey Troughs » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:58 pm

North York Moors Railway..... :wink:

edit. Just a little to late.......
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Postby martin2345uk » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:02 pm

That's so cool!

Did Hornby base these models on that exact station!?

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Postby thebuisnessman » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:11 pm

I know they had based some Skaledale stuff on a preserved line. There are B&W pictures in the new Hornby catalogue.

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Postby Roberta » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:13 pm

As far as I can figure out, they did. But I am not able to look at the station itself. Perhaps lofty can take a look, as he is living nearby.
I do own this station, because it look very much like Oakworth station (The Railway Children). I was curious if it really did excist, and found out that the model was made after Goathland Station. Never thought it was used for the Harry Potter movies.

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Postby Bushey Troughs » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:22 pm

Hello onthaal aan NRM. Liefde Amsterdam....... :roll:
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Postby Roberta » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:47 am

PTmodeller wrote:North
Yorkshire
Moors
Railway

That is —> http://www.nymr.co.uk/

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Postby Bryan Gundry » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:24 am

You are both right. :idea: :idea:

The NYMR is owned by the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust Ltd and is operated by its wholly owned subsidiary North Yorkshire Moors Railway Enterprises Plc..

This has apparently always caused confusion.:?

Those of us with less hair, than we would like, would know it as York but I understand Yorkshire was deemed to be a more appropriate by the "marketing" people.:shock:

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Postby Roberta » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:39 am

A confusion like that is in The Netherlands too (Drente or Drenthe, but it is the same).

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Postby Roberta » Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:53 pm

A bit spooky, post number 13.....

This is my railwaystation, and the reason why I searched after the prototype of my model.

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And some detailed scenes. I have also the platform shelter, but the red brick waiting room must be from another station. In the 2000 movie of The Railway Children Mr. Perks works in a kind of building like that.

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Postby 47806 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:22 pm

I just realised this looking at the photos of the NYMR, it is the original footbridge that the Skaledale one is based on:

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The footbridge on my layout, very accurate actually!
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Postby Stuart Reid » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:32 pm

47806 wrote:I just realised this looking at the photos of the NYMR, it is the original footbridge that the Skaledale one is based on:

The footbridge on my layout, very accurate actually!


Perfectly true, but not unique to Goathland. It is/was a standard North Eastern Railway design. There's still one in use at South Gosforth Station on the North Tyne Loop (Metro) and another from Percy Main is in the NRM. Someone also mentioned somewhere that there's still a couple on the Newcastle to Carlisle line as well


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