Albion Yard & Others

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

  1. Chris Nevard

    Chris Nevard Western Thunderer

    It's really impressive should you not have seen what Paul's done. I snapped it recently (the layout) and it was such a joy knowing I could shoot from eye level and not need to cover the garage walls with pale blue pixels and of course the backscene is join free!

    Just for info, the trees were shot near Priddy and the summery sky taken across the Somerset Levels. The two shots were then merged into a HUGE file - for the rest you'll have to read Paul's prose in the mag.

  2. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    CME, no, no problem at all with you adding your pics and thanks for the comments re the article. Without the help from ChrisN and John at JP Grafix I wouldn't have the backscene that I ended up with. Interestingly at DEMU a year or so ago Marc, Al R(Barry Ten) and myself had a very pleasant curry evening in a deserted restaurant (the footy was on), talking about all sorts of modelling things, particularly 'presentation', where all three of us have a common interest.
  3. Phil.c

    Phil.c Western Thunderer

    Hi Paul,

    This is exceptionally good stuff, you have my admiration;)

  4. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer


    Not my train set, but it's the Albion Yard roster or most of it, 'on shed'.
  5. queensquare

    queensquare Western Thunderer

    Splendid shot - a chap can never have too many panniers:)

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  6. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Taken at Lydney Shed, I should hope.... :) ;)
  7. Neil

    Neil Western Thunderer

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  8. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    And outside Stephenson gear to boot... just do not tell Hawkesworth.
  9. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    confused0053.gif WHAT THE... ??????!!!!??????? :confused::confused::confused: sick0001.gif
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  10. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    Just a heads up for anyone who wants to see the train set, its in Model Rail for September 13 with some of that nice Mr Nevards snaps, and it'll be at Model Rail Live at Newark, Manchester and Warley, prior to retirement. IMG_0225.JPG

    Work on AYd's replacement is underway too and a makeover of Bawdsey's 'presentation' (the layout previously known as Chris Matthewmans 'Strove')will also take place, lighting testing is already taking place on that to give a very different fell to it to capture Suffolks 'big sky'.
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  11. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    That is just marvellous Paul / Chris :bowdown:
    Fan - rude word - tastic.
    PS - Fog machine or dry ice?
  12. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Saw & HAD to buy the Sept MR because of your layout/Chris's pics... :rolleyes: :headbang: :D

    Such a shame this layout is to be retired - I do hope it's sold rather than scrapped. Knowing the price of the backscene I won't bother enquiring what the asking price might be - bound to be way beyond my means, even if I had anywhere to put it...:oops:
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  13. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    Dry ice, 'challenging' :shit: stuff to handle ... :)
  14. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    Thanks for the reply Paul :thumbs:
    Rather you than me with the dry ice, although that photo reaps the rewards of the effort expended.
    One day I'll buy another fog machine to replace the one that never worked and see whether the out put is actually any good in/around a layout environment.
  15. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    We certainly got some good ones mine were taken to use the balance of the CO2 up. We looked at fog machines, and I personally wouldn't use one for this sort of application, the dry ice being 'pure', the fog machines downside potentially leaving residues across the train set.
  16. Neil

    Neil Western Thunderer

    Fantastic photo Paul, just fantastic. It put me in mind of a brilliant album of industrial steam in South Wales, 'Visions of Steam' by Peter cavalier and Geoff Silcock. It's all NCB stuff, no panniers, but remarkably similar atmosphere, lighting and composition. Art has captured life.
  17. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    Thanks for the reminder - just had a quick look through Visions of Steam. It's been on my shelf unopened for many years, and yes indeed - what a brilliant book it is.

    There is actually one partial shot of a pannier - in Mountain Ash Workshop :)
  18. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    img_0259.jpg A bit of 'superpower' in the forest, and one of a new micro being built at the moment, the micro being assembled as a jig saw layout for a filum.

  19. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    One of Albion Yards final shows this weekend, Model Rail Live at Newark. Come and say hello if you're there, looks like a good show with a nice cross section from beginner to advanced.

    Won't have any dry ice there, :) not sure -80c would go down well with the punters!, but I might be running the DCC sound panniers for some of the weekend, subject to practicality of swapping over DC/DCC at a show :eek:

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  20. Bob

    Bob Western Thunderer

    Shame on you for trying to pass a Ben Ashworth photo off as a model:mad:!!

    Seriously though, smashing picture of a lovely model:thumbs:.
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