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Jim S-W Offline



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16.12.2010 23:19
Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

Hello Everyone

I thought you might be interested in a thread on my efforts to model Birmingham New Street in P4. I will start off with some recent pictures of my progress so far


Part of the Western station throat


A parcels van rests in one of the bay platforms


A class 50 waits to head south


A class 47 heads towards London. This isnt actually part of the layout but a test plank I built to try out my ideas on scratchbuilding OLE


One of Birmingham's 'fleetline' buses. This model was converted from a Britbus Atlantean using my own etches.


My Signal box, built almost entirely from scratch


Another of my scratchbuilt buildings

I hope you like the pictures.

Jim


MacRat Offline




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17.12.2010 08:29
#2 RE: Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

Hi Jim

That's awesome modeling what you've done. Your track and level of detail is impressive. I'm a silent follower of your thread on rmweb, too. I like your recent idea of an open phone box on a lamp post.
Your "plank" is kind of inspiration to start building something small for myself, though in a smaller scale and most not to scale standards.

I struggle to understand british OHLE. I've read your article and Clive's great web page, but on a recent holiday in england I just stared at the overhead structure at KX and Paddington and didn't know how ever that can be modeled. Quite impressed with your achievements.

Cheers and thanks for sharing. And welcome.

Mac

Don't Panic!


McRuss Offline

IoS Chief Mechanical Engineer


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17.12.2010 13:26
#3 RE: Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

Hello Jim,

your pictures looks very impressiv.

Markus


haeckmaen Offline




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17.12.2010 15:36
#4 RE: Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

Hello Jim,

thanks for honouring this forum with a posting. Needless to say your original thread at rmweb is a top read due to the overwhelming quality of your layout. The best comment there was IMO that, when some random pics of the real thing were posted, more than one member actually believed them to be taken from your layout. How about placing a permanent selection of all time great shots in the gallery (Bildergalerie)?

I think quite a lot of folks around here are taking great inspiration from rmweb. However, despite being registered there, I am not going to post cause what I would have to offer is just not good enough (yet).

There is no doubt you'll solve the catenary issue most properly, so I'm looking forward to mac's replication of it in N gauge

Matthias

my railway related photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/152365019@N04/albums


class37 Offline




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18.12.2010 09:31
#5 RE: Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

Fxxx
that´s realy a class of it´s own
greetings
Class37

Menschen hören nicht auf zu spielen weil Sie alt werden. Sie werden alt weil Sie aufhören zu spielen.
J.Korth


Irish Fan Offline




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18.12.2010 15:55
#6 RE: Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

This layout is amazing. Your scratch building skills are impressive. I am realy impressed and looking forward to see more of this.

Regards,
Andreas


Dean Single Offline




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19.12.2010 22:38
#7 RE: Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

Hi Jim,

welcome and congratulations for your excellent workmanship, your scenery is really a class of its own and real artwork. I just wondered whether these nigth impressions of the class 50 and class 47 are real life or taken from a model layout...

Kind regards
Klaus-Dieter

And now for something completely different.


Jim S-W Offline



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20.12.2010 14:28
#8 RE: Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.

All of the pictures are indeed models although a little photoshop has been used to add things like diesel exhaust. The OLE shown was a scratchbuilt prototype but I am slowly working on my own etches for the main layout.

The following picture shows construction in progress and gives an idea to how its put together.



The portal so far




my welded rod portal.



Turning to simple masts for a moment. I have done a little etch for a bracket to hold the cantelevers to the post.



This is VERY close up - to give you an idea the pole is 0.6mm wide and the H section post 2mm across

following is my registration arm mounted in position



and finally an overall shot of the finished cantelever assembly




Its funny that mention is made of a gallery as I have just finished one for my website - it can be seen here http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/portfolio/

My main website is at http://www.p4newstreet.com

All the best

Jim


Aldwych Offline

the Rolling Bullett


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20.12.2010 19:19
#9 RE: Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

Hi Jim,

welcome to the forum - I know your Layout from the RMweb Forum and I am impressed about the lovely details ... I like the scratchbuild Buildings.

thank you for the posting (and future postings) in the first and "only one" British Railway Theme Forum in Germany.

greetings

Dennis


Jim S-W Offline



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06.01.2011 12:04
#10 RE: Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

Hi All

A corgi based ford cargo becomes the first thing off my work bench in 2011 - Heres a couple of piccies





Cheers

Jim


McRuss Offline

IoS Chief Mechanical Engineer


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06.01.2011 12:26
#11 RE: Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

Great pictures Jim.
Can't wait to see more.

yours

Markus


Jim S-W Offline



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06.01.2011 21:38
#12 RE: Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

Hi All

Its rare that I buy something for the layout that I think "i can just plonk that straight on" but these are just one of those items.



GPO boxes from unit models - see http://www.unitmodels.com/ for more of their relatively unknown stuff.

I fancied something a bit different and inspired by this thread http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.p...__1#entry270430 I decided to have a go at the sculpture above the gateway. The building itself is a long way off yet but this is what I came up with



Using layers of paper and plasticote suede paint. Its 40mm across.

Cheers

Jim


Jim S-W Offline



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22.03.2011 21:07
#13 RE: Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

Hi All

A few more shots from today for you.




Some quiet moments


A class 128 arrives from Wolverhampton


Class 58 'on the drags'


Class 108 rests between duties


HST heads for the coast


Class 101 deputising for the usual 116 departs for Redditch

Cheers

Jim


Aldwych Offline

the Rolling Bullett


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22.03.2011 21:27
#14 RE: Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

fantastic ... splendid ... the pictures "feeling" real!!!


McRuss Offline

IoS Chief Mechanical Engineer


Beiträge: 4.039

23.03.2011 07:42
#15 RE: Birmingham New Street in P4 Antworten

Jim,

very impressiv.

Markus


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