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 Posted: Thu Jan 1st, 2009 05:40 pm
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Larry, the buildings may look more American than British but they are sooo good !!!!  Ignore Lawrence - he just wants you to chuck them his way !!!:lol::lol::lol::lol:

Re the Hornby station buildings - please, please don't repaint them !!!  They are surely collectors pieces and worth so much more in their original condition.  Maybe not just now but in another 50 years they'll be very sought after.  How many old "toys" have been ruined by modifications - no matter how good the modification, collectors always want "original condition" stuff !!!!



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Petermac, while the idea of the Hornby being worth a lot in 50 years time, will that concern Larry ? It certainly would not bother me what it is worth or what it would get if sold!  To me, the object is to use it now - I have modified all of my locos - especially the older ones by cutting off tension lock couplings & fitting Kadee ;   like-wise with coaches &  wagons - resale value is the least of my concerns & what my estate gets for them - who cares?

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Petermac wrote: Larry, the buildings may look more American than British but they are sooo good !!!!  Ignore Lawrence - he just wants you to chuck them his way !!!:lol::lol::lol::lol:


Damn and blast you Peter, found out again ;-):lol::lol::lol:

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Lawrence wrote: Petermac wrote: Larry, the buildings may look more American than British but they are sooo good !!!!  Ignore Lawrence - he just wants you to chuck them his way !!!:lol::lol::lol::lol:


Damn and blast you Peter, found out again ;-):lol::lol::lol:

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.. Yeah - so he can sell them on to me! I love 'em!

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I hear what you're saying Ron but I do think modifying locos in the way you do is somewhat different.  There are many, many locos out there - some old, some not so old and I do agree that they're yours so do with them as you please but with the station buildings, they don't have to "run" or pick up power or hook up to other stock so it's not so important to "improve" them.

When I talked about value, I wasn't literally meaning the value to Larry - it was more the value to posterity.  I love old things - for gawds sake, I'm British so you have to love old things because we don't have much that's new !!! :lol::lol:

I just think it would be a shame to deny future generations a sample of our era.  If we "improved" everything, museums would have nothing in them.  I wouldn't dream of using many of the "old fashioned" items but seeing what they used in, for example, 1850, interests me.  How many people look at the old Wrenn or Marklin stuff and say "wow, I remember that" or "how did they manage to make those things work ?".  It just fascinates me - a bit like having Dinky Toys in their original boxes.

Having said that, please don't think I'm one of those guys who has shelves of pristine, unused stuff just for collection.  Mine will all be out on the layout and working hard but I think, if I came across an early tin-plate Hornby loco, I'd probably keep it as it was !!!! 



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Petermac wrote: Larry, the buildings may look more American than British but they are sooo good !!!!  Ignore Lawrence - he just wants you to chuck them his way !!!:lol::lol::lol::lol:

Re the Hornby station buildings - please, please don't repaint them !!!  They are surely collectors pieces and worth so much more in their original condition.  Maybe not just now but in another 50 years they'll be very sought after.  How many old "toys" have been ruined by modifications - no matter how good the modification, collectors always want "original condition" stuff !!!!

     The great thing about free lancing is you can re-write history and put and move things were you would like them to be.  I've got a couple of American locos that will be appearing on the S&D in goods and shunting service.

        I think that I have to agree with you about those Hornby buildings.  They have a character that might be spoiled by restoration.  "Some things are better left alone." 

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I also think old things should be left alone, i would not dream of altering the wife :mutley:mutley:mutley

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I haven't been altered one little bit !!:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:



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What you are talking about regarding value of model railway items really shows the differance between a collector and a railway modeller

The collector basically buys a loco in a box looks at it and puts it back in the box as he or she looks upon it as an investment.

A railway modeller looks upon the loco as a model to use in whatever way you wish

Whats the point if a modeller of not using it to do what you want if you want to hack at it to make something differant or weather or detail it more why not?

Plus i see many people dont fit the extra fittings why not? its pointess the manufacturers including them if you are not going to use them.

My point is most of our layout equipment and rolling stock will not get sold untill we pop our mortal coils.

Then what will happen is one of the dealers will offer about a third of the sale value maybe less and it will end up on Ebay or something else like that

It will only fetch its full value if a relative or close friend is prepared to sell each individual item seperately which in itself takes a great deal of time and that itself incurs costs as you cant sell things for nought.

So enjoy your models they are not shares or PEPs or bonds when  we peg it there will be a few quid for someone why worry how much. 

I recently have had to start organising the disposal of a collection which i am still sorting for the lady that made me realise dont give a monkeys hoot about what its worth they are boys toys enjoy them.

cheers Brian

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Basically Brian, we are in agreement !!

I was simply saying that, if the need to repaint / remodel etc. is only slight, then leave well alone.

Whatever you do with the Hornby station in question, it will always be a Hornby station so why alter it ?  If you want something that fits in better with your vision, you can either have fun scratchbuilding one or buy one of the many excellent kits available from the likes of Metcalfe.

Rolling stock is a different beast altogether - extra pick-ups make it run better, changing motors, wheels or couplings etc makes it easier to use on your layout.  There's no way I'd suggest you leave stuff as bought for the sake of it but then nor would I suggest you alter it for the sake of it.  Collectors rightly leave stuff in boxes as new - that's their "thing".   Modellers, as you say, use it how they want to that's their "thing".   Both are right although very different.

As an example, I'm currently looking for a Series 1 Land Rover.  They were built with a 2 litre petrol engine.  Many had a more economical diesel engine fitted by their owners.  If I can find one, it will have to be "as built" - not to look at but to use and use very hard !!  If I wanted a "modified" model, I'd simply use the easier (and maybe cheaper) option of buying a later Series 2 or 3.  I'm certainly not a collector of Land Rovers, I just like the Series 1.  If I wanted a Hornby station, I'd want it as it was built otherwise I'd buy something else. :thumbs



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sdjr-usa wrote:  I've got a couple of American locos that will be appearing on the S&D in goods and shunting service.


Come on Larry lets have some piccies then, even the FC has gone American now so it is quite safe :lol:

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Greetings to all:

What makes this forum so good is the diversity of interests and ideas...and the modelling results they produce.

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Greetings & Happy New Year to all:

Here's the latest back-ground flat created for my terminus area. 



I do like what can be done in a short time with this technique.  I have some further ideas on the drawing board and will be in production before the week is out.

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Larry, the warehouse photo you have been using is very simular (though not exactly the same) as the one on our club's Belle View layout. I was recently suggested that it would be good to re-model it as a low relief building and include some extra detail.

I have been unable to find the original photo that the print was taken from, so I wondered if you could give me a link, or send a pdf copy of the one you are using for me to work on. I thought of doing something simular to Doug's recent exercise and making a low relief card model. PM me if you need an email address and I'll send it to you.

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Lawrence wrote: Larry, I think you are creating a great layout there, and I am all for freelancing layouts, but, and it is a big but, the buildings you are using (Walthers etc) are out of character for your locos.  In fact they would look better on my layout.:shock:


 

Sorry I didn t get to this earlier but I think if you refer to some photos of cities in that time period you will find some inspiration from the sorce I was inspired from

http://www.pbase.com/beppuu/pnicklin Although she photograped a city a little North

 

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Wow William !!  What a fantastic collection of photographs in that link !!!

They are an amazing record of parts of Birmingham in the bleak post-war period.  Even in the 60's, there remained many bombed out streets which were making way for the reconstruction of England's 2nd city.

The content is a veritable treasure chest of scenes for those modelling this era - the houses, the clothing, the street lighting, the vehicles etc. etc.  It's all there - just a wonderful pictorial record !!

I would recommend that all our members spend at least some time viewing this link - maybe it ought to go in the index Bob ?

Well found William !! :thumbs:thumbs:thumbs

 

 



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I would recommend that all our members spend at least some time viewing this link - maybe it ought to go in the index Bob ?

Well found William !! :thumbs:thumbs:thumbs

 

 It's just gone in Petermac, under both Buildings and Prototype Buildings.



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