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 Posted: Sat Aug 14th, 2010 05:23 pm
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 Posted: Sat Aug 14th, 2010 05:48 pm
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On the subject of the RM drawings I would just like to put on record a special vote of thanks to another Forum member , Kaiser in South Africa . I was having difficulty in tracing the issue of the magazine in which they had appeared and Mel very kindly went through a lot of his back issues , found the article , scanned it and sent it to me to then pass on to Dave . Forum cooperation at its best.

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I think you have managed to suss out the construction technique brilliantly though I had not realised that looking from the platform side that main support beam in the booking office on the right had an extension for canopy support both on the platform and roadside.

I have been thinking about that missing window section on the plan and just wonder if it may be to do with the fact most of the photos we have come from the period of construction or soon after but the  site measurements for the plans as far as I have been able to ascertain were not taken till after the station closed some ten years later. In the intervening period there were many problems with subsidence on that side of the station (no-one having realised they were building on a marsh) so its possible that wall section had been rebuilt by the time the plans were drawn up.It will however look better as redrawn by you.

One question - the known width of the platform is 35 feet and the canopy support beams go platform edge to platform edge so does that equate to a scale equivalent on the model. ?

Looking Very Very Good so far   :thumbs



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 Posted: Sat Aug 14th, 2010 05:54 pm
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Just mesured the platform frame at 147mm. 35 feet in 00 comes in at 140mm so not that far out ! :thumbs 

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 Posted: Sat Aug 14th, 2010 06:16 pm
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When looking for info on the building I did find this on a forum..

http://www.bristol-rail.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1938

Would explain why the buildings on the platform are in different locations in the pics! Im not 100% sure of the canopy supports on the platform side of the station building so im just guessing that they would be the same as on the roadside. The ends of the canopy shown on the RM plan line up where the supports would be so I could be right? The one thing that I noticed is that some of the walls look like they are placed between the concrete supports just like the ones on the platform buildings. As you say the timber one with the window was proberly replaced later with a brick one to help and support the roof at that end. The other thing I have noticed is at the right hand end as you look from the road the plan shows 4 windows and a set of doors yet the pics show 3 long windows and no doors although the wall goes in to suggest that somthing was there. Again this section looks to be made of timber. This research is like solving a murder mystery ! :roll: :lol: :thumbs

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 Posted: Sat Aug 14th, 2010 06:52 pm
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Having been trying to remember what I would have seen on the platform side of the booking hall when walking down the platform towards it . Problem is that as its over 50 years ago since I did it its somewhat difficult to remember .

I think though that the canopy started immediatly you came onto the platform from the. booking office and it was not cantilevered off the booking office in any way or was there any form of other roof than the canopy . I am almost certain those extension pieces were road side only.



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The only pic of the platform side that I have is this one of the railcar...



 The canopy can be seen just above the rear cab although it looks like it may have been of timber construction and proberly attached to both the platform canopy as well as the main building. It is shown on the RM plan and when I place the platform canopy frame where it should go everything lines up with what I can see in the pics. What I was thinking was to conceal the canopy supports on the platform side inside the canopy so that it will give the structure extra strength. :thumbs

When I found the other forum I did wonder if it was you!  
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Some of these photographers were very inconsiderate - if they had moved a few feet to one side we wouldnt be having all these interpretation problems  :lol:

Hiding the extensions inside the canopy for extra strength is a good plan ,you never know more info may come to light.

I could really do with finding somewhere that has archive copies of "The Architect" magazine  particularly the issue for March 1954 as I think that may solve many of the outstanding questions .I have even asked English Heritage if they know of anywhere but they were unable to help.

Sent you a pic this morning which may clarify the door /window query.



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Dave, be careful mate re copyright of photos won't you ? I would hate to see you get in strife!

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Sol the pics have been put up by the B.B.C so i think they will now be   in the public domain.
could be wrong of course ?
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Owen, I was thinking more of those that have been scanned from Railway Modeller & post #327 above.

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Yes I had a good look at the pic and the window in the panel can still be seen quite clearly. That platform looks a bit dodgy though! Im sure I read somewhere that the building was later converted to a garage. I wonder if that was when the wall was bricked up? The other thing that stands out is the removed lighting above the closed off section of platform. Im not 100% sure about the timber paneling as the pics arn't that clear so I dont know if the building had boards or sheet paneling. As at a guess based on the info available I would go for the sheet panels. Colours is another problem as most colour pics of WR stations show choc/cream paint schemes but a closer inspection of the main entrance shows a lighter shade on the inset panel below the windows. a lighter shade of brown perhaps. Here's the brown / cream vinyl that I have ..



The brown has a matt finish whilst the cream is a gloss.

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Owen, I was thinking more of those that have been scanned from Railway Modeller & post #327 above.

Whoops. :oops:

Point taken although technicaly speaking the pic in post 327 was taken by Richard of his worktop that just happened to have a book on it. :roll:

Best not to post any more up just incase as I dont want anyone getting into trouble although if anyone does have any more pics of this station building that they could email me they would be apreciated. ;-)

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The chocolate and cream paint that Western Region  used  often used to fade pretty rapidly and the cream was more often like an off white. Again in the absence of any alternative information I suggest we go with that.

The booking office did become a garage and we occasionally filled up with petrol there.

Most of the photographs were intended for the public domain as they were taken for publicity purposes for the British Transport Commission  (long since defunct) and are over 50 years old so someone would have to be pretty desperate to try to make an issue out of using them for research purposes. Might be different if we were making hundreds of copies and flogging them at a tenner each , so I  for one wont be losing any sleep over the issue.

 



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I remembered it was called Station Garage for a while and just googled it to come up with its now known as Waitrose Service Station , Station Garage , High Street, Portishead.

I  am just wondering if ....................?

But that really would be an incredible bit of luck and only two miles from a motorway junction you will be passing on the way to Cornwall.:lol:

Tried picking it out on Google Earth but no luck yet.



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I did find a recent pic but I'll better not post it. It shows a carpark and what looks like th back of a new supermarket. Might be worth a look on google though! :thumbs

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All traces of the station have gone and the site of the station building took some dective work but I have found it and it is indeed now a petrol station. Suprisingly I have found some of the track still in place nearby..

 

The location is by the roundabout at the botton of this pic. The line of the railway can be clearly seen..



Im assuming that these bridges were once part of the old power station..




This is looking towards the station site..



Another ariel shot..



This building finaly nailed to location of the station building as it sits in the background of the pic that looks down the platform..




This is the site of the station..





Ah well it was worth a try !! :thumbs







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It was definitely worth a try - when the garage was first opened - it was an Esso one as far as I remember - the  railway station booking office was the only building and was virtually unaltered for its new purpose.

Mind you the town has seen some phenominal changes since then  - it was little more than a village even when I occasionally worked there in the 1960s and now it loooks as though its a major commuter dormitory  town for Bristol,

I dont think the bridges are connected with the power station as that was sited alongside the dock where the marina is now. There was however a very extensive  rail system  for the docks snd the chemical plant of Albright and Wilson both of which installations had their own locomotives so it may be connected to that.



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Given the attendence of a couple of model mags at our show I thought it would be a good idea to do a couple of easy buildings to display above potters lane. The buildings I have decided to do are a signal box and station building both in N gauge and a lineside relay room in 00. Tonight I have scaled down the signal box to N gauge and drawn out a plan so that I can overlay all the glazing bars and brickwork tomorrow afternoon. Given that my deadline for compleating everything is thur 2nd sept that gives me 14 days to work with! Relisticly I wont have Richards station building finished in time for the show although I may still bring it as a work in progress. After studying the Portishead pics the building is not as straight forward as it looks and I would rather do the job properly than rush it! The scale plan of the signal box in N gauge however looks fantastic so it will be a great looking building when finished. If it is as easy to build as I think that it is going to be I might make a couple of varaitions to show other ways the box can be configured. :roll:  

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The only problem I have with working in N gauge (apart from eye strain!) is taking decent pics of the buildings when finished but just to prove that I have done the signal box here it is with its bigger brother..



Next on the list is an N gauge station building followed by a 00 gauge feeder station. :thumbs

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