A Nice Little S7 Layout

Discussion in 'S7 Group' started by Dan Randall, 16 April 2012.

  1. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    I popped along to the S7 bash at Brightwell yesterday.

    I was rather taken with Julian Russell's new layout "Wyebridge" and include a few pictures. It left me very inspired and wanting to go home and build my own layout straight away! :)









    The locos were all sound fitted, which certainly adds to the illusion of reality in my book. :thumbs:

    (Cynric - I wasn't sure where to post this, so please move if necessary).
  2. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    A few more....








    That's the lot - I hope you liked them. :)


  3. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Very nice indeed! I'd have thought it was 7mm if you hadn't said - superb detailing all round. It looks to be inspired by the Wye Valley lines... maybe the name is a giveaway too, but I note in particular the 'austerity track' - concrete 'pots' instead of sleepers, tied with rods occasionally - not sure I've seen that modelled before!
    Thanks for posting!!:thumbs:
  4. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Hi Jordan - I wondered if anyone would notice the concrete pots (I think I've seen it done by someone in 4mm). I was going to mention it in a caption, but it was getting a bit late, so I decided against it. Just as well really, as the baby got me up 20 mins ago! :rolleyes:


  5. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Super layout. Incredible detail.:thumbs:

  6. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Very nice
  7. AdamF

    AdamF Western Thunderer

    This is a super layout - thanks for posting the pics :thumbs:

    I think this one featured in an issue of the GOG Gazette - it looks like it may have been modified. I think it initially had a footprint of (I want to say) 9 feet by 1 foot and had a street scene and small bridge in it. Wonderful modelling.
  8. Buckjumper

    Buckjumper Flying Squad

    Lovely stuff, thanks for posting the photos Dan.

    I've always liked Julian's layouts, and although I had already been considering it for some time, his 1907 Midland layout 'Dale', which appeared in the Toddler in March 1994, was one of a clutch I saw over the following few months that prompted me to drop 4mm for good.
  9. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Superb modelling from Julian and I particularly like the brickwork on the buildings :thumbs:
    I couldn't make the meeting unfortunatly ( car clutch problems), so sorry for not being able to meet up Dan.

    ATB, Col.
  10. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    I think that one was Wyebridge High Street - based on Uxbridge High Street and was an entry into the 2002 sq in competition of 2002.
    This Wyebridge is a very different layout and, from the evidence of Dan's excellent photos, most impressive with some really high quality observation - how often do you see detector bars fully modelled? (4th photo, second group)

  11. AdamF

    AdamF Western Thunderer

    You're quite right! That too was a great little layout - inspirational for getting S7 in a small space.
  12. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Nice layout Dan :) :cool: .....thank's for posting the pics ;)
  13. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    ........mind you it would look just as good if it was Fine Scale :)):p
  14. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    And here is some video courtesy of a Scale Seven member.:thumbs:
    Perhaps I should have posted this in the S7 sect Guv'?

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  15. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Your wish is my command :)) Nice video - apart from the music :cool::)) no sound chips?
  16. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Hi Colin

    I believe the signal box and station building are laser cut jobbies - much better than using the embossed Slater's stuff. ;) I'm not sure about the brickwork on the bridge and forgot to ask. I hope this layout makes a few more exhibition appearances, as I'd really like to see it again. :)

    I was surprised not to see you and JB there, but hope you get your car sorted. :thumbs:

    Nice bit of video, but a shame it was black & white.


  17. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    They do look very good, are they C&L kits ?

  18. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Clutch release bearing is moaning,( gear box out job:shit:) and although it's drivable I didn't fancy going too far from home.
    Apparently the videoturned out b/w due to a "ton" of digital noise, I don't understand these things but other's of you may.:confused:
    The layout deserves to be featured somewhere, perhaps MRJ ? when it's finished, as it's obviously still work in progress in small area's.

    ATB, Col.
  19. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Why? I thought it was a smashing video - with the sound off the black & white really added to the atmosphere. I particularly liked how smoothly & slowly the locos move on Wyebridge... :bowdown:
  20. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Hi Jordan - I think that having seen the layout in the flesh and then spent ages looking at the photos on the PC afterwards, I'd got used to seeing things in all their technicolour glory, especially the green locos and crimson auto trailer. After that, black & white seems less pleasing to me somehow, though if you're looking at black locos, it's not such an issue. :))

    It is a good video though, which conveys a better feel for the layout than my handful of stills, though I wish I'd thought about turning the sound off - that music was driving me nuts! Perhaps I'll have another look later. :thumbs: