Albion Yard & Others

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by PMP, 20 September 2011.

  1. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer


    This is how it used to look, above, and this is how it looks now, below. I was able to get the extra scenery and buildings finished including a new siding. The above shot right hand siding is now extended into the fiddle yard.

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  2. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Berry Wiggins wagons eh? You've relocated to somewhere between Whimsey, Bilson Yard and Bullo Junction, then...?


    Second pic does look much more 'Forest of Dean"-ish, though. :bowdown::thumbs:
  3. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Post no. 9 indicates that your suggestion is accurate.
  4. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    Yup I decided I wanted a train that helps set the scene too, so the tankers gave it a bit of help in that respect. I did a bit of a walkabout last year around Whimsey and we must have been very close to the whimsey bituman site, but it is changed beyond recognition. There are still a few locations where you can see the rail history though. In the next month or so I want to go back and snap the autumn colors in the forest too for another project and possibly to change AYd a bit more before next year. Theres still options in changing the appearance of the layout moving the buildings which is nice for snaps too.
  5. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Yes, I was well aware that the general location was F.o.D. - the Sept 2012 Railway Modeller gives it away as well;) - but - slightly tongue in cheek - I was narrowing it's location down further to just one of the routes, based on the wagons in the train.:rolleyes:
  6. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Quite right, well noted General Tiffin;) .
  7. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    "General Tiffin"..??!!?? :confused:

    Sheriff Lou Scannon, I think you'll find, Sir!! :cool:
  8. 46444

    46444 Active Member

    Great stuff. Really like this shot and those Berry Wiggins tank wagons set the location nicely.

    Out of interest are the Berry Wiggins tanks stock Bachmann ones or are they repaint using Model Master and POW Sides decals.

    The POW Sides ones are the most accurate and have the 'Liquaphalt' sheilds some of these tanks carried.

    Be nice to see some more shots of these wagons.


  9. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    That's quite a large shovel for a pannier... A clinker shovel of course but rather unwieldy in a pannier cab.. Lol

  10. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    My post re 'the shovel' referred to one on the previous page, but the links appear to have broken to all those images..?
    Anyway I wasn't on about the long-handle shovel on the rear hooks, but a small, short-handled one, stuck in the top grab iron on the side of the bunker.
    I've found a picture on PMP's Albion Yard Website to show what I'm on about...

    As I said, I've seen that done for real on 9681 at the DFR. :thumbs:
  11. Chris Nevard

    Chris Nevard Western Thunderer

    It really is a cracking layout, it's great theatre - Paul, hope you don't mind me posting this snap taken recently under the lights.... the only farting about is the clag.

  12. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    What a FANTASTIC pic.:bowdown: I could imagine standing poised at the gate thinking should i go through the gate so i could get closer to the loco or would i get into trouble;).

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  13. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    That is a cracking shot, it all looks just so ordinary :thumbs:
  14. Pennine MC

    Pennine MC Western Thunderer

    Those are the sort of shots I like, the ones that do 'take you there' as Steve Flint says, where you could imagine yourself actually trolling around the place as if it were real. A bit like the allotment shot in the latest MRJ.
  15. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Great depth of field makes it a great picture for one thing! As the Guv says, it looks so ordinary - well "Everyday" I'd put it; the sort of view that would've been unremarkable at the time, but is full of nostalgia now. :thumbs:
  16. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    to me that is the key to great modelling, nothing stands out and it looks natural.
  17. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Dare I say it would look even better without the Photoshopped steam........cracking pic though :):thumbs:
  18. 46444

    46444 Active Member

    Like others have said a brilliant shot Chris. :D

    Kind of starts to push the boundaries between modelling and the real thing.

    Like I've often said Chris would be nice to see this in 1960's Ben Ashworth style B&W


  19. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Like I've often said Chris would be nice to see this in 1960's Ben Ashworth style B&W

    I'm pleased to see that I'm not the only Ben Ashworth fan.
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  20. 46444

    46444 Active Member

    Ben' s photography really brings the FoD railways to life and captures the spirit of the network of lines. Much like Paul's layout does.

    BR Steam in Dean is a wonderfully evocative book with some beautiful photography by Ben. Those Berry Wiggins tank wagons on there way to Whimsey-real inspiration. Why did I sell my Bachmann Berry Wiggins tanks? :eek:
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