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 Posted: Fri Jun 18th, 2010 08:44 am
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Perry
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During my travels I recently called in to Carnforth to see what was left of the old coal and ash plants there. I took a few quick photos for reference purposes. You can see them at:

http://s120.photobucket.com/albums/o169/Perry_2007/Railway%20Modelling/Carnforth%20Coal%20and%20Ash%20Plant/


I believe this coaling plant was the prototype for the Superquick kit.

These images are all part of the current (albeit slow) planning for my new MPD layout.

If anyone would like a larger higher resolution copy of any of the images, please let me know.

Perry

N.B. THESE IMAGES ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN OUR FORUM GALLERY AND HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM PHOTOBUCKET.



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 Posted: Fri Jun 18th, 2010 08:56 am
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Perry, nice to see you are back.

Your photobucket site needs a password, mate.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 18th, 2010 09:22 am
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Sorry, Ron.

I'm a bit out of practice on Photobucket. The album should now be 'public'.

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Good Photo's Perry and when you see the rolling stock at the bottom of the plant it makes you realise just how big the thing really is.

Great to hear from you again Perry. Because of you one or two of us have started a bit of scratchbuilding and are thoroughly enjoying it but we need you back on here on a regular basis. Come back soon.:thumbs

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Hi good buddy,

I'd almost given up hope of seeing you back on here again, but you are probably the most welcom "reternee" theres ever been.

Thanks for the photos, like Les, it's made me realise how big these things actually are.

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Thanks for the warm welcome, folks.

It's good to hear that more people have started scratchbuilding. I hope I'm not responsible for too many cut fingers and swearwords!

I doubt if I'll make much practical progress on my railway before the start of winter now, as I have many other things going on at present - most of them good!

I'll still visit the forum in the meantime, though.

Cheers for now,

Perry



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Hi Perry,good to see you back here,strange ,as i was about to ask how you are,
don`t take to long before another visit, (I think you are being missed a bit )!!

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Pleased to see you posting again Perry is there any progress on you planned MPD layout?

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The past six months or so has been 'interesting' to say the least! There have been huge changes both in my life and my circumstances but I'm gradually readjusting.

Planning the layout has hit the usual 'wall' insofar as I'm having a job squeezing in everything I want to. This in turn makes it very hard not to make the layout too cluttered; I don't want the entire baseboard surface covered in track. I want plenty of space for buildings and scenery (scratchbuilt, of course!).

It woud be easier if I just wanted a little narrow guage line, but I don't. It has to be BIG locomotives, sheds, coal and ash plants, the works. I'll get there eventually, and I'm still having fun kicking ideas around.

I'm busy with other projects at present but the layout - and this forum - is never too far from my thoughts. It's good to see the familiar faces are still here.

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Hi Perry

It is good to know that your are still around. Who can forget the Great Eastern Goods Shed epic and the other projects that you shared with us on the forum. I only hope you are able to start posting again soon, but whatever you are doing good luck and it is great to hear from you once more.

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Hi Perry, well i thought you was never coming back. Great to hear from you and glad things are coming together for you at last.

Do niot wait too long to come back.

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I've never really been away, Phill. Things have just been on 'hold' for while.

Perry



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Welcome back Perry, as one of those you HAVE encouraged to venture into the world of scratchbuilding it's good to hear from you and it doesn't matter how long it takes, I'm still looking forward to the next installment.



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Hi there Perry mate. Can't say how good it is to see you back with us. As one of our founder members you are part of the foundations here. I don't know if you have had a look at our Gallery or not but it is very easy to use and your pictures are quite safe on here. There are about 8,000 photographs and drawings in there at the moment.



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Welcome home Perry.  Good to have you back:thumbs



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Wow! Things certainly haven't stood still during my absence. I really like the Gallery. :doublethumb

Bob, would you prefer me to upload the Carnforth images to the gallery or are you happy with them on Photobucket? I don't mind either way.



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Perry, if you don`t mind me chipping in,I would use the gallery photobucket is getting awkward lately
they keep pushing you to go pro. (I just use it for video now)
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I have uploaded the Carnforth photos to our Gallery and will remove them from Photobucket.

The images may look similar in a lot of cases, but I tried to get as many angles and details as the local circumstances would allow. It involved quite a trek as the railway does not allow any access to these structures. I was poking about in field, lanes and public footpaths to get these shots and they were all I could manage given the circumstances.

They are not meant to be decorative images, purely reference shots for model-making purposes.

How's this for a challenge: how about super-detailing a Superquick Coaling Tower kit using what you can see on these pictures?

Perry



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