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 Posted: Mon May 2nd, 2011 09:02 am
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I've long believed that the old Hornby Church (discontinued) is one of their better products.
However, the cream and red plastic, the silly paper flag, the strange tower roof are crying out for bashing and I bought a couple for the purpose.
As they were purchased secondhand, there was none of the original lighting included but, of course, that would be easily remedied if required.

Can't find a decent picture of it although Antics have one on their site.

Later today there will be a pic. of the building after DD treatment in the hope it will inspire someone else to get to work with a paintbrush and salvage these old kits.



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Naturally I'll be watching this with interest, DD:thumbs:mutley



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Pics. will have to wait until tomorrow now.
We're being invaded by assorted relatives (and some of them should be).



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Good luck. I also like theHornby offering. It features in my picture along the left hand side of the members pictures - Winterbourne. I lost some of the glazing so used some meshed glazing (name escapes me for now) which looks OK.



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 Posted: Tue May 3rd, 2011 07:08 am
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Yes - I'd noticed that, Craig.
It sits well in your landscape.



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Here is my interpretation.
In addition to replacing the tower roof, I've given the suggestion of access from the tower and a method of drainage - and a rod to cope with sudden electrical surges.
I'm still not too happy with the thickness of the crenellations (about 4 scale inches) but I'm bored with it now.
Nevertheless, lots of good detail on this obsolete model.
Quite a large footprint for the normal 00 layout.





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It's looks very good, nice work DD...:thumbs:thumbs:thumbs



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I think you've tarted it up well, Pete.  :thumbs  I'm not sure about the crenellations.  Are they the bits at the top of the bell tower which look like they came from a castle?  If so, they don't look bad to me.

It looks like something built by the Normans.  Very sturdy.  One thing that did strike me.  I have an idea that these old Chuches have a floor plan in the shape of a cross.  Could be wrong, though.

Overall the effect is good.  Maybe some weathering?  :mutley



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Yes, crenellations are the bits sometimes called castellations.
More precisely 'battlements'.

Whether to weather some more?
As I say, I'm bored with it now.
Ebay may benefit.

Thank you, Sven.



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Very nice DD.

That is four churches I have seen recently without the built in wedding scene. Are they going out of fashion? Will we see more registry offices at the top of the hill in the corner of layouts?

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Bod wrote:
Very nice DD.

That is four churches I have seen recently without the built in wedding scene. Are they going out of fashion? Will we see more registry offices at the top of the hill in the corner of layouts?

The last wedding I went to was in a hotel so perhaps the wedding groups on models could be near all kinds of buildings now!

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It looks like something built by the Normans.  Very sturdy.  One thing that did strike me.  I have an idea that these old Chuches have a floor plan in the shape of a cross. 

Some did, especially larger churches, but many didn't. Many adapted the older Saxon design, of which the Hornby kit is a fair representation.



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I hoped you'd answer that one Tim. :thumbs  I knew some don't have the cross form - our village church in UK didn't but I had no idea why ........:roll:



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"That is four churches I have seen recently without the built in wedding scene"

Most of my efforts have funerals (or at least burials) - only to get away from the ubiquitous weddings.

I do understand, however, that a Ubiquitous wedding is more popular than a Greek wedding - depending on what the bridegroom earns..



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MaxSouthOz wrote: It looks like something built by the Normans.  Very sturdy. 
Yes.  Tom and Charlie Norman built a few of these 'round Watford in the sixties.



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". . . in South Oz it's" what?



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. . . it's what ever it says on the clock, Pete.



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MaxSouthOz wrote: MaxSouthOz wrote: It looks like something built by the Normans.  Very sturdy. 
Yes.  Tom and Charlie Norman built a few of these 'round Watford in the sixties.


:mutley:mutley:mutley:mutley:mutley

And there was me thinking of "Wisdom" :roll:



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Ah! The clock has just re-appeared, Max.

Yes, I often think of Norman Wisdom.
I met him quite a few times.
Clever in what he did.

Not sure that comparing my church with one built by Norman Wisdom is praise exactly.



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... and all that work can be had for 99p (at the moment).

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170649493468#ht_500wt_1094



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