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 Posted: Fri Sep 9th, 2016 04:54 pm
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That.s really handy Albert .  Thanks.:thumbs



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Thanks Albert, useful link.  I see that the four articles dated 1943 entitled 'Miniature Building Construction' appear to be the forerunner of the book published in 1950.  Some of the drawings are as used in the book.

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I spotted this building at the Woking show today.  Clearly another fan of John Ahearn...



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Arrived today from Myhobby Store, and filed away for future use; Village Shop, Country Inn,Village Filling Station and Small Country Station.

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col.stephens wrote: I spotted this building at the Woking show today.  Clearly another fan of John Ahearn...



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Luffley, with knobs on! The adjacent warehouse has a familiar look about it, too...

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The pictures below are those found at the rear of JAs Miniature Building Construction [M.B.C.] and were once available as blue prints from Percival Marshall.  Thanks to Terry for prompting me to post them, not all of them are shown in each edition of M.B.C.

Copyright CV Russell and E Fells. Reproduced with their kind permissions.

Copyright CV Russell and E Fells. Reproduced with their kind permissions.




Copyright CV Russell and E Fells. Reproduced with their kind permissions.


Copyright CV Russell and E Fells. Reproduced with their kind permissions.

Copyright CV Russell and E Fells. Reproduced with their kind permissions.

Copyright CV Russell and E Fells. Reproduced with their kind permissions.

Copyright CV Russell and E Fells. Reproduced with their kind permissions.


Please note the the family of J.A. indicated that they were not copyright holders of the blueprints for the models made from these sketches. So, even if we find original/copies we would be unable to publish them here. I have written to Hobbycraft requesting details of the holders, to no avail.

I have permission to reproduce text and diagrams from M.B.C. 'for the advancement of railway modelling' and not for any commercial purpose.

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Finally got around to ordering a copy of MBC, so hopefully it arrives before Xmas so I can have a go at building something over the holiday.

Although I have started on my version of the cottages using the information and pictures in Dougs build of them.



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You can build any of those structures from those sketches. Use the norm of front doors being 6-6 x 2-6 and, if necessary, count bricks. Anything rather than buy something from a company called MyHobbyStore. God that makes me shudder and John Ahern would revolve in his grave at the very idea. Percival Marshall, even M.A.P., was nice, but the latest iteration is just vulgar.

I've made models i different scales from the sketches in the book since I was about 13 without problems.

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Try this, it should be a link to JA's articles, but at 200Mb takes a little while to download.

Let me know if it works for you, it is amazing reading, from building a model of Winchester engine shed to modelling an OO scale duck...

tbmod.com/rm/Madder%20Valley%20John%20Ahearn%20articles.pdf



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Just downloading it now Doug.  It looks very interesting. Thanks for posting the link.


Any idea who compiled all of these articles?


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I'm ashamed to say I don't know. I used to think that it was a 'duff' link, but this evening tried again, got called away and when I came back....voila! I think Sky have tweaked my speeds as a result of complaining and threatening to go to Virgin when they wanted to double my monthly subscription, as they have just installed cable in our road.

It is amongst loads of stuff I kept over 2 years of Googling to find JA's great nephew years ago, to seek permission to reproduce the contents of 'Architectural Modelling' for YMR.

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How did you download that link Terry ?

Google can't find it ........................ :???:



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Just got there - copied from "Madder%20 Valley", ignoring the first bit of the link.  :thumbs



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Just copy this below and paste it in your browser title bar hit enter and the pdf download will begin

well worth downloading

tbmod.com/rm/Madder%20Valley%20John%20Ahearn%20articles.pdf



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That didn't work for me Brian - until I dropped the  "tbmod.com/rm/"   bit of the link.  Then it worked.   Strange things these computers - maybe it's because I'm in France .................. :mutley



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Now having tried some old stored links with more success they have led me to this...Bert's Garage in 'N' scale!

https://30squaresofontario.blogspot.com/2018/12/john-earl-and-bert.html

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My take on the cottages from MBC

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