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 Posted: Tue Nov 16th, 2010 04:09 pm
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Sounds intresting Richard. Question is though now that I have pieced together all the info and produced the rear wall are any more memories of the real station coming back ? :thumbs

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 Posted: Tue Nov 16th, 2010 04:43 pm
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From my point of view then it all looks very familiar but no actual detail as yet but then it was 55 years ago.

However several people  , organisations and web sites who I have spoken to in the course of research have said they would like to see pictures of the model when its getting near a finished state as that may help them or their members/ users to recall additional information.



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I want a farm, an' anorse an' acowanna pig.......:roll::roll:

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 Posted: Fri Nov 19th, 2010 03:51 pm
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Meanwhile back at Portishead the station escaped the closures. Seen here during the summer of 1975 a local refurbished DMU arrives at the station...



Whilst outside a National coach belonging to South West awaits passengers..








The wide centre platform can be seen here in this view..





















A usefull pic showing how the station building looks on a 600mm (2') wide board...

 









 I have to say that this building has got to be the most complicated that I have built to date so much for it being a perspex box taking a couple of days !! :roll: However the extra research has given me the chance to recreate this important modern building as acurately as possable. There is still much to be done like fitting the internal lighting, drain pipes, etc but as you can see the basic shell is now finished.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 19th, 2010 05:05 pm
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I reckon its up there with the best of them Dave. Have to sort my project out when i can Dave, the one we discussed at Cornwall.

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You've really got the building process nailed now, Dave.  Another cracker.  :thumbs



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Not so much on my workbench but more location of said workbench as the weekend was spent swapping the spare bedrooms round. The new room is a vast improvement on the old one or it will be when I have sorted it out ! The big advantage is that I now have my main PC up here now so I have access to the printer and all my pics instead of having to keep going up and down the staris like last week when I was working on Portishead. The new L shape workbench is big enough to fit potters lane on so that will come in handy when I start the rebuild. Work on Portishead has come to a tempory standstill as I need to find some 1k resistors for the led lighting. I know I have some but in what box is anyones guess !! :roll: 

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Just sold my first set of 312 cab ends so im having a good day !! :thumbs

Right Portishead the saga continues....

Got my dad to pick up some 1k resistors yesterday for the stations led lighting. In total 17 leds have been fitted and it looks great when lit up! One problem I had was the thickness of the canopys with regards to fitting the resistors. The soloution was to fit a couple of 'resistor banks' in the stations roof and then use thin wire that can be hidden under the roof covering.











The canopy lighting has been 'toned down' by painting round the leds with black paint. Actualy now they have been painted the leds resemble the prototypes light fittings!   



Now the lighting is installed the roof can be fitted. I have used black emery paper for the roof as it resembles the roofing felt that the real building proberly had laid over the concrete roof. Although none of the pics we have show the chimneys very well the origanal RM artical mentiones them and makes reference to using the old triang ones so it just so happens I had a pair that I cut down on the bandsaw...




The position of the chimneys I estimated from a pic of the RM model. I still have the roadside canopy to finish + a few internal walls to fit but I think we are almost there. :thumbs 

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Proper job there Dave.:thumbs

Can you turn half the lights off, like BR did after they got the first electricty bill :mutley

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That really does look good,,,,,I bought, [aargh, I've said it now, keep going, no-one will notice,,,] some LEDs and some resistors at Kernow, I really will have to have a play with them. Thinks....I wonder if they'll put up the lekky bill?


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Only if you switch them on !! :lol: 

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Where there's a will, there's a way Dave.  :thumbs

The lit up buildings look great.  Ever thought of retiring to the steam era ?  I'm sure there would be some takers for that era. :roll:



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that is fine build Dave, I think the lights really set it off,  like the way you have used banks of resisters,
must keep that one in mind for future use, :doublethumb

now about Thornaby station......:pedal:mutley
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Hi Peter Portishead was the steam era as the station was only built in the mid 50's and shut before the end of steam!

Thornaby ehh.... is there somthing you are not telling us Owen. :lol: 

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87 101 wrote: Hi Peter Portishead was the steam era as the station was only built in the mid 50's and shut before the end of steam!

Thornaby ehh.... is there somthing you are not telling us Owen. :lol: 

Hmm.  That's not the sort of station I had in mind Dave.  More along the lines of York or even Darlington or Newcastle.  Those wonderful Victorian stations when architects and designers had vision.   :roll::roll:    :pedal   



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Well I will be building an overall roof for an LNER layout sometime next year if that counts. :roll: :lol:

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Thornaby station, a unique one off  Victorian building, that some pratt in br wrote off out of hand.
a modelling dream, if I dare take it on ????

:hmm:roll::roll::cool:

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Im curious any pics ?? ;-)

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no photo`s yet but here is a link that might help,

http://rememberwhen.gazettelive.co.uk/2010/04/thornaby-railway-stationthen-a.html

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