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Hi Sarah,

Well that was a good find or should that be "bit of sorting out"; lookslike a very nice model, also like the B/W paint job you have done since finding it, very Dutch' esk LOL !

I have a feeling with many more discoveries like that, you will need to have an extension on the layout / boat ?

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That's very nice


The moveable bridges down our way are all swing bridges

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QUOTE (Long funnel & tiresome @ 6 Dec 2012, 20:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>That is a lovely little tableau model; beautifully painted. I love those bridges.
It would be great to play with on my desk - just to the right of my computer, when I'm stuck for ideas.

LF&T

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Is it the Falkirk wheel next?

Well that is an Idea. I did build the Anderton Lift out of LEGO once...

QUOTE (dwb @ 6 Dec 2012, 20:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>That's very nice


The moveable bridges down our way are all swing bridges

David

Then there is the Oxford Canal Lift Bridges...

QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 7 Dec 2012, 08:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>there are lots of those lovely lift bridges on the Llangollen Canal lovely modelling Sarah


Thanks. It is a very good kit to begin with. The Craftline Lock Gates are also good (Watch out, I have some of them as well!) being made from Wood...
 

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Putting the crew into the Bachmann BR Standard 4MT Tank Loco...

The body is held on by 5 (Five) Screws. 2 are "hidden" under the side tanks. A thin shaft cross head screwdriver is required to slip down between the side rods and valve gear!

The speedometer drive would need to be unscrewd from the crank end. (The linkage on my S/H model was already missing, so no problem.)

The Injector pipework is mounted on a bracket that is a tight fit over the chassis.

It took me a while to work out how to free the pipes, as they are attached to the body

(I took a knife to the bracket sides and removed a sliver from the bracket both sides of the frame to make it easier to get back together. I also glued the bracket to the floor of the cab to hold it in place!)

The cab back and bunker is a seperate moulding, held onto the "body frame" by two screws. The rest of the body, boiler and side tanks is held on by 1 screw in the "firebox" area.

I have painted in the backhead detail, and the Cab floor.

The Driver is a Tri-ang figure. The Fireman is from the Dapol (Ex Airfix) Railway Figures Set.













 

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A bit of Photoshop "Magic" there...

I have been doing a bit. Putting real coal in bunkers, crew in cabs, and a bit of Weathering to a few locos.

These are of the Bachmann 43XX that is almost "finished" now, with Crew added. (Bachmann Figures too...)













 

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QUOTE (theakerr @ 13 Dec 2012, 23:34) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Sarah, nice to see some shots of a model, not an attempt to make it look like the "real thing" and I dont mean for this to be a negative statement in any shape or form.

Hi.

I think I may know what you mean. Some mags do rather heavily edit the illustrations, adding complete backgrounds, smoke, etc.

I hope I get in between....
 

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The Ffrwd Aqueduct again....

I have finally built the "other" abutment. Cornflake packet again.

I have used some more up-to-date foliage on this, and replaced the Lichen on the Roadside Abutment as well.

Mainly Woodland Scenics, as used on the Tree.

The Abutment...

The stone courses were "scribed" into the card while it was flat!.









Painted with Acrylics, "mortar" lines inked in, then matt varnish, then powdered pastels, black mainly, dusted on and wiped down.









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The Road Arch of the Aqueduct has a Low Headroom of about 12 Feet (Scale).

I have made up a sign, based on one in Nottingham.

It says:

WARNING
LOW BRIDGE
12' 0" HEADROOM


The "Old Road Signs Font" is downloadable from the "Fun Stuff" "Fonts" Section on the CBRD Site

http://www.cbrd.co.uk/

Together with some white markers, and a Road Sign on the Abutment, this should help avoid any bridge bashing!





 

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Hi Sarah.

Fair braw indeed, and really like your canal lifting bridge great bit of work along with main canal bridge amazing what corn flakes / frosties packets can be turned into.
The Falkirk Wheel is not far from me and is a rather impressive bit of engineering.

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Hi Sarah,
delightful detail on your work and imagination too.

QUOTE The Road Arch of the Aqueduct has a Low Headroom of about 12 Feet (Scale).

I have made up a sign, based on one in Nottingham.

It says:

WARNING
LOW BRIDGE
12' 0" HEADROOM

This reminded me of a bridge I knew by Stoke Stn, over the road which ran under the lines at the South Eastern end of the Station. I Google Mapped it and it is still there in Glebe Street ..... 60 years ago we used to go to the shop run by my Gran and one morning there was a single decker Potteries Muck Truck Potteries Motor Traction bus under the bridge with getting on for half of the roof missing ... well not so much missing as looking like a piano accordian over the rear bit of the bus ....
... I have no idea why he tried it but he had a very good go ......


It's worth a look ..... Glebe St, Stoke-on-Trent in Google maps and then put the little man on the street by the bridge and have a look at the signs on the bridge ....
... if you look carefully at the road it slopes down to get under the bridge on both sides, so the length of the bus made it higher than level ground and the bridge chopped well into the bus as it went in .... Oops

PS. Back in the 50s the bridge was only 9'9" Headroom, single deck busses around 10' ... someone might come up with some typical figures for single deck bus heights back then

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Thanks for the comments.

That Glebe Street Bridge is interesting, and very inspiring for a model! Most certainly worth a look....

I see that the Black and Yellow paint is a bit scratched!
So things are still "bashing" that bridge!

The Ffrwd Aqueduct has claerance for a Crosville Leyland Titan TD1, but a Leyland PD2 is too high.

I see that a model of a Crosvill Bristol Lodekka is available. Another must get I suppose.

The Lodekka was a design of Double Decker with decreased headroom, hence the name. Previous "Low-Bridge" designs had the to deck arranged wit a sunken side gangway to lower the headroom, this also lowered the headroom available on the lower deck!

In other news...

I have put in the "staff" crossing from the signal box to the goods yard/P way siding, and a few other small bits.

There has been an influx of various vintage "jinty" tank locos. A photo-shoot for the "Collectors Corner"...

I have been painting a pack of Dapol figures. The Track workers and Loco Crew (Ex late Airfix) pack. Very good moulding and detail.

Photos to come when they escape from the camera!
 

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Hi Sarah,

A very Happy New Year to you & yours.

Lots of excellent progress it seems since my last visit, all very very nice & wonderfully detailed as always. I do like the overall "feel" of your layout / models & as for the use of Cornflakes packets, I can feel a national shortage occurring v. v soon LOL !!!!

As always look forward to following your progress, Cheers,

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A Happy New Year to all my readers!


Here are some photos...

Dapol Figures, after painting...







Some "Jinty" comparisons...

1950s Tri-ang and Bachmann..






Late 1956 Polystyrene plastic Tri-ang and Bachmann..



3 Hornby Railways Models, earliest at the front, the old tooling, then the new tooling, and then the most recent I have, was a DCC set loco...



The LMS and BR liveries from Hornby Railways.



Hornby (Latest)



Bachmann

 

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Hi Sarah,

You must be going cross eyed having painted all thoughs figures, with such great detail as well - scarfs, hats, etc; they look really nice; very time consuming or is it a form of relaxation LOL ?

Also very much like the array of Jinty's through the ages / levels of model makers development, its interesting to see in a single picture just how things develop or not as the case / opinion may be.

Great stuff as always, Cheers,

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QUOTE (sarah @ 5 Jan 2013, 20:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>A Happy New Year to all my readers!


Here are some photos...

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Some "Jinty" comparisons...

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2 Hornby Railways Models, earliest at the front, the old tooling, then the new tooling, and then The Bachmann Version!



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Hornby (Latest) the most recent I have, was a DCC set loco...



Bachmann



Hi Norm. Yep, gone crosseyed. I have corrected the "deliberate" (not!) mistake above!


The painting took a few days though...

QUOTE (Norman Byrne @ 6 Jan 2013, 09:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Sarah,

You must be going cross eyed having painted all thoughs figures, with such great detail as well - scarfs, hats, etc; they look really nice; very time consuming or is it a form of relaxation LOL ?

Also very much like the array of Jinty's through the ages / levels of model makers development, its interesting to see in a single picture just how things develop or not as the case / opinion may be.

Great stuff as always, Cheers,

Norm
 
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