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Been a month since my last update, and a bit has happened,

First Up...Projects,

First there is the station canopy that I have started, after much deliberation, I decide That although It will obstruct views, in real life one would most likely exist, to keep parcels dry during loading an unloading, I built the roof out of card, used some thin wood to form the cladding, some plastic 'I' and 'RSA' Beams I had about as strengtheners, and used the markers for the uncoupling ramps which I had not used as the supports, I am quite happy with it although it still needs finishing with paints and scale-scenes papers, I based it upon Worcester shrub hill station, image can be found here,

http://www.railaroundbirmingham.co.uk/Stations/worcs_shrub_hill.php











The second is the very smart 'low relief department store' kit from metcalfe, I have brought two of theses kits, One kit was missing the lazer cut parts but after an email to metcalfe, a replacement was sent, free of charge, very happy with that,


I am unsure if to build theses into a hotel, or a restaurant on the ground floor with a snooker club on the first, I might have to build up a few more units of the kit to see what takes my fancy.





Next up, Christmas goodies,

First up, a bachmann class 03, this has been renumbered to pre-tops br blue example and the internal lighting has been 'turned off' by a bit of tape over the connectors as I found it a bit too much.





Next up is a Bachmann class 42, this I managed to weather over the Christmas period as-well






Also got some Mark one coaches, to replace the ones I traded in over a year ago, theses still need renumbering but I couldn't resist them due to there weathering, I envisage one of theses coaches being added to a parcels train during non-peak times for the odd passenger or two.



Also some mark 1 suburban coaches for more rush hour services



also got some other bits and bobs, some newsagents and post office telephone vans, and a pipe wagon,

Now just to end on a 'moody' shot, Must finish the canopy.





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Coming along nicely Aaron :thumbs


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Many thanks Ed,

Been working on the canopy tonight, in front of the telly with a pint,




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Spurno wrote: That's the only way Aaron.:cheers


Defiantly is, Been up to some more over the weekend


One thing I have been thinking of is a crew room of sorts near the stabling point, so a quick rummage round the metcalfe spares box and managed to knock together this, going to see if it grows on me, and if it dose, Ill finish it off.








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Been a while since I have updated, this has been mostly due to a busy summer and spring occupied with the garden, cycling and walking. But now the summer is over and the darker days are drawing in, I have made a start on the annual repairs required to the railway, dusting, building repairs and track cleaning.

One thing I have done is shorten Kingsmead tube station, on the previous incarnation of Kingsmead is was a dual level tube station for access from the road level and the railway platforms, but now its additional height seemed far too imposing. Now shortened I feel happier about the station.



I have also done a little project on a post office van which will sit on the platform, to add some character to the vehicle I have set the wheels to an angle to give the impression that it has been steered into position and parked. This was done by breaking the wheels from the axle pin, super gluing the axle pin in location, using a scalpel to open the axel holes on the wheels, and regluing the wheels on at the required angle.





And now for a photo to keep you going till next time.




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With the darker evenings, and the snooker season started, I have found some time to get on with the railway. I have also been filling in the ‘railway book’ with details of the stock, train formations, and shunting moves, in an effort to help form a timetable, and to also justify the types of trains and formations seen, as well as their destinations.  
Firstly, there are three building on the railway that haven’t grown on me, ‘Pandora’s fashion’ shop by the station building, the Odeon Cinema, and the neighbouring  ‘Crown and Anchor’ pub.
 
Pandora’s fashion shop has been changed to an entrance to the ‘Kingsmead Indoor Market’, with the shop front being rebuilt as double doors and a sign change. This would be one of a number of entrances to a market that would run along the side of the station and behind the buildings on the main streets. This would also give one of the reasons for the station surviving, with short van trains supplying perishable goods each morning.


 
The cinema canopy has been re-made to be a better representation of what can be seen in period photos, I am looking at re-naming the cinema but haven’t yet had an effective solution. I am still scheming on the ‘Crown and Anchor’ pub, and its looking like London brick paper and a new roof design.


 
One thing I have been wanting on the layout for a while is a signal box, but I have been struggling to find a suitable Kit which would suit, I then came across this 4-Ground kit, It has since been Built, and weathered to be redundant, Its been made into a cut-away building, so that on the viewing side you can see inside the signal box, with the leavers being at the back of the box and being removed, A flat roof was produced as cutting the pitched roof to suit would have been a nightmare, and the windows are framed on each side of the acetate as each side is viewable.


 
Having been at Warley show today, I picked up a few small things to help detail the layout, and once home, I decided to make some work on my match truck for my station pilot, so with the addition of some lamps, chocks made from a piece of spur, tools and weathering, its ready to go. To justify the lack of wasp strips, the story would be it has only just been ‘bagged’ by the shunter crew recently, who have quickly slapped there name on it.





Just a few other photos taken while I had the camera out.







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MaxSouthOz wrote: Good stuff, Aaron.  :thumbs
Thanks max, been nice getting back into it after the summer



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Hi Aaron

Seem to remember (in my yoof) every high street in London seemed to have an 'Odeon' cinema.

Don't know if any of these will give inspiration.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=old+odeon+cinema+pictures&biw=1269&bih=606&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjpv_yO-8rQAhWeOsAKHX6eAzoQ_AUIBigB

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Ed wrote: Hi Aaron

Seem to remember (in my yoof) every high street in London seemed to have an 'Odeon' cinema.

Don't know if any of these will give inspiration.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=old+odeon+cinema+pictures&biw=1269&bih=606&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjpv_yO-8rQAhWeOsAKHX6eAzoQ_AUIBigB

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Odeon is definitely the leader, Just trying to think of a solution for the name, I didn't like the one Supplied in the metcalfe kit, seemed to bland, I have tried to make a 3D sign that stands off from the cinema, but this was to large and overpower, I'll see if I can upload a photo of it, 

I might try printing a odeon logo off and mount it on some card, then cut it out to make 3D letters.



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Here is my first attempt of an Odeon sign, wasn’t happy with it as it was too large and overpowering, looking into mark II for now.


 
Also a quick snap of the inside of the signal box, Boring and run down, will probably add some junk to both floors.


 
And the pub I wasn’t happy with, during the evening snooker sessions, I have stripped it down, and started to work it back, so far happy with progress.




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The ‘Crown and Anchor’…


 
Is now the ‘New Inn’




 
All finished apart from some weathering, added a TV aerial and a pigeon.


 
For a while I have been placing the station in the general Kensington/Knightsbridge area, but more recently I have been trying to narrow this down, and have finial decided that the station would be situated approximately 100m north of Gloucester road tube station, with the station building being located in approximate the northern part of Campbell court. This has led to me filling in road names, and yes, the TV aerial is point the right direction, circa 140 degrees from North towards crystal palace.


 
So in light of having  location, I decided that the tube station would be an additional entrance for Gloucester road tube station, probably installed when the deep surface lines opened so passengers from Kingsmead wouldn’t have to walk in the open. Therefore I have renamed the tube station.


 
I have also started working on the second pub, looking at the pub names on Gloucester Road, they are mostly named after Gloucester or surrounding places to Gloucester, therefore the Cheltenham arms seemed fitting. The brewery I picked ‘Taylor Walker’, Which I though suited the colour scheme and is local to London.




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An update has been a long time coming, recent detailing has been the addition of some mail bags to the platform and BRUTEs. these I believe are from Model Scene and the pack contains a mix of Red and Hessian Sacks. After some research it was found that the red bags wouldn't have featured until the 1980's (in case any one else wonders regarding the red sacks), so these were put to one side and the hessian bags were weathered and placed in a pile or in some BRUTEs.


Next up was to add some detail to the abandoned signal box, a detailing kit was purchased and part of the lever frame was placed in situ, with rusted handles due to decay. added with the lever frame was the stove for which I added a bend in the chimney pipe, a storage box and an upturned chair. I also blanked off the ground floor.





Now a cruel close up.



Now there has been a bit of lucrative real estate on Kingsmead, with previously planning permission being for a row of terrace houses........



Which then made way for planning of a three storey house, bus depot and telephone exchange........

 

Well recently the planning permission has been granted to a proposal that couldn't be refused. I felt that there was no depth to this area with everything lined up with the base broad, so I broke the space down, I now plan to add an over bridge above the water crane and have placed what I hope to be a Hotel, Shop of sorts and a telephone exchange in the plot.



The hotel on the left and the shop on the right are modified metcalfe kits, and the telephone exchange in the centre is a modified Kingsway Kit.



Now for a photo of Gloucester road, London, Taken from outside Kingsmead Station, Spring 1970 (FYI Fictional).




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