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I paid a visit to Railex 2006 today and took some photos. I do not intend to upload them here for several reasons:-

1) Each photo is about 2.2 MBytes stored size, so non-broadband visitors should take note of this
2) I did not use flash and left the camea on "Auto" so the depth of field is quite low.
3) They might be so awful nobody wants them!

So here is a taster. It's a shot of "Hungerford" by Shipley MRS. It is 4mm scale, EM gauge.

2.2MByte photo of Hungerford at Railex 2006

I had an enjoyable visit and the car park marshalling was very good. I also picked up some liquid lead from Eileen's Emporiumm, a Hornby Fowler tank and an LNER single post signal kit from MSE. Now all I have to do is learn to solder!

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>Resize photos to between 500 and 800 pixels wide
I'll try that.

Ok how about:-
Same picture but smaller size (800 x something)

In the meantime, I think the link in my first post needs to be modified to

The Big Picture
Basically the "share" is some kind of internal alias which only works inside Yahoo and I did a cut and paste from the address line /after/ the alise took place. I can see the real address in my drop down history, but I can't cut and paste it from there.

David

and that doesn't seem to work either?

It shouldn't be this difficult and I am not pointing the finger at this forum either....
but the "mini" photo works. I've tried changing the name to lowercase. Is it too big to be allowed out?
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Here are resized versions (800x600) of the photos I took of some layouts at Railex 2006 last Sunday in Aylesbury.

First we have "Rothern Bridge" by the Crawley MRS. It is 7mm scale. 32mm Gauge. The location is based on Torrington in Devon running stock from LSWR, Southern and British Railways.



Next two shots of "Penhallick" by Mel Reese. It is 4mm scale. 00 Gauge. It is an imaginary branch line in north Cornwall.

First the terminus:


and now the further along the coast. Note the colour of the rock formations here. We have some south Devon coming up later.


This is "Hungerford" by Shipley MRS. It is 4mm scale. EM Gauge.


Now we have "Borth-Y-Guest" by Paul Holmes. It is 4mm scale. 7.83mm gauge P4 narrow gauge. You can tell by the number of shots that I was quite taken by this layout. The first thing that caught my eye was that both chimneys spouted smoke. I think all the engines had sound too, though quite where the gubbins for that went in such small engines defies belief. The control handset was a Lenz LH100 and the operator said the loco decoders were by Umelec (sp?).

The location for the layout is just around the headland from Portmadoc harbour.

Photo 1: Too rough for fishing today?


Photo 2: It's making noise I tell you!


Photo 3: That's two (count 'em) smoking chimneys.


Photo 4: Her ladyship has missed the train again. Like all the layouts on show, the attention to detail in the scenery is incredible. Those are slotted arm signal posts too.


This photo set is of "Kingswear" by MAP MRG. It is 2mm scale. The gauge is 9.42mm. The period being modelled is 1944 in the build up to D-Day when the branch was the busiest in its history. The complete layout models the last 3 miles of the branch. Yes, it really was that big. Anyone who is familiar with the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway should recognise the station and surrounding keyside instantly. You can visit their website here:- Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway

The view as seen by ferry passengers from Dartmouth.


The view straight into the train shed as you arrive from the ferry to catch your train back to Paignton.


A seagull's view of Kingswear station. Those sidings in the background are really on the model.


A rake of coaches have been left outside the station for operational reasons. Note the characteristic red cliffs of this part of south Devon


The final pair of photos are of "East Lynn" by Trevor Nunn. The scale is 1:64. The gauge is 0.884" which means this is 'S Scale'. If this were the model railway equivalent of Monty Python's "Sundowner" sketch, 'S Scale' is the family that lived in a "hole in the road" and worked 25 hours a day a't mill. You don't get anything ready to run for 'S Scale' - so you have to do it yourself.

The location for East Lynn is north west Norfolk around 1903, the main railway company being the Great Eastern Railway. I was particularly taken by this boat.


This last shot is another seagull's view of the terminus. I had to wait for the "hand of God" uncoupler to move out of shot. At least that's my excuse for being slightly off vertical.


These photos are about 1/16 the size of the originals. If you would like a "clip" of some particular area, do ask and I'll see what I can do. The only proviso is that this was the first time I have used this camera. I left it on auto and did not use flash so the depth of field has been sacrificed to increase shutter speed.

Enjoy

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NO disrespect to the author, but there is NO such place as East Lynn in North West Norfolk as I well know having lived in Kings Lynn for several years, but still living nearby. Either way, the layout is still VERY good and so much like the area next to Custom House as it is known and the site used in the film with Al Pachino and Donald Sutherland 'Revolution' many years ago.

Strange as it may seem, there is North Lynn, South Lynn and West Lynn, but definately no East Lynn, so I expect the builders used this as a Fictional place. Then again I will give credit where it is due. The station IS almost to detail of how Kings Lynn once looked. I should know, as I also worked there for almost 13 years, until early retirement four years ago.
 

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>there is NO such place as East Lynn in North West Norfolk
I have agonised over this statement
but on re-reading it, I said the "location for East Lynn" which to my understanding is not to say that the place actually exists. I should possibly have put the East Lynn in quotation marks to signify that it was the name of the model and not referring to a place. I am just too much in awe of the thing to have paid close enough attention.

Starting a post by shouting "no" and shouting it again later in the sentence is rather poor form and whether no disrespect was meant, it is scant reward for the time I spent putting the post together.

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Well I for one certainly appreciate the time you took to do this. It is great to see other model rail shows when you live to far away to get to them. Those are good photos of some excellent layouts. It is really inspirational to see what can be done when you put your mind to it. It does, however, remind me that I still have to sort out my scenery on my layout.
 

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QUOTE (trainman @ 30 May 2006, 22:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>NO disrespect to the author, but there is NO such place as East Lynn in North West Norfolk as I well know having lived in Kings Lynn for several years, but still living nearby. Either way, the layout is still VERY good and so much like the area next to Custom House as it is known and the site used in the film with Al Pachino and Donald Sutherland 'Revolution' many years ago.

Strange as it may seem, there is North Lynn, South Lynn and West Lynn, but definately no East Lynn, so I expect the builders used this as a Fictional place. Then again I will give credit where it is due. The station IS almost to detail of how Kings Lynn once looked. I should know, as I also worked there for almost 13 years, until early retirement four years ago.

Dragging this thread up from below, as one of the East Lynn operating team I'd like to set the record straight.

Quite correct there is no such place as East Lynn. Truth be told, as the layout is set in 1903, there was no such place as King's Lynn then either - that name came into being in 1911 and was known simply as Lynn previously.

East Lynn is based "somewhere in W. Norfolk", and not necessarily in the Lynn locale. The Station building is based on [King's] Lynn's, but is somewhat smaller, and the rest of the buildings are taken from other Norfolk locations.

The layout is in the all Imperial S scale of 1:64, and 99% of stock is entirely scratchbuilt except for wagon axles and some coach sides, even down to gravity cast driving wheels and working inside motion on some locos.

East Lynn will be at the Royston, Herts show on 18 November.
 

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>Is it me or has the crane on Kingswear toppled over
It's not you; the crane had indeed toppled over. In my blog "The Torbay Express" I deliberately posted an image of Kingswear taken as if from a ferry to provide a comparison with the model. I think the model is excellent.

David
 
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