Photos of Telford .

Discussion in 'Talk' started by paulc, 31 August 2019.

  1. paulc

    paulc Western Thunderer

    For those that go to Telford , could you post some photos for us that live a bit further than the English coastline and are unable to make it . Have a good time folks .
    Cheers Paul Copsey from Australia
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  2. John TAYLOR

    John TAYLOR Western Thunderer

    Hi Paul,

    This years Telford has been one for the `rivet counters`

    ....and about time I say....

    Saturday was very busy and if you got yourself an e-ticket you got in at 09.30hrs


    DSC05133.JPG plenty of time to sniff through the bring an buy boxes.....

    ...and then the `healthy option` breakfast......


    ..... for those of a sensible disposition.....

    The Dapol Autotank Engine will be in the shops by November.....


    Then it`s on to the layouts..... here are my favourites.........

    Guildex 2019 Scout Green crossing

    Guildex 2019 Kensincton sunday

    This layout had a lighting problem...... DSC05143.JPG

    ...and today I planned to video a very nice Scale 7 shunting plank, but the operator kept abandoning his layout to talk to his mates I went home to watch a John Wayne western ` Chisum`


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  3. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Back End; had problems with connectivity issues between the phone 'controller' & the layout when I saw it. Not a good advert for "i-control" but a nice layout.
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    The best - by a very long way - American model at Guildex, though there wasnt much 1:48 stuff for sale either, well not by the time I got there anyway. This loco is familiar to this Forum, coutesy of it's owner & member Yorkshire Dave. (Nice to meet up & say 'hi' too!!)
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    Amalgamated Wagon Works. Nice shunty-plank, always something moving - if not very far! I liked the 'broken gutter' detail in the last photo. 20190831_145032.jpg 20190831_145043.jpg 20190831_145036.jpg

    Overall I thought this year was very good for layouts - all high quality & high standards of modelling all round.
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  4. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    You had be dashing to the 'Radio Times' when you mentioned 'Chisum', but I had missed it. Did it have an infuriating voice-over describing what you were seeing all through the movie? Channel 4 movies do on my tele.

    Thanks for the YouTube views of the layouts showing excellent slow running, no derailments and no poking fingers. Dapol 14XX out soon....good.
  5. Wagonman

    Wagonman Western Thunderer

    You can turn off the commentary feature if you delve deep enough in the menus. I think it's for the benefit of blind members of the audience...

    There was some excellent slow running though I confess I've never seen a class 156 take off that quickly – not even to get out of Cromer!
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  6. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Control issues aside, "Back End" looks like an interesting layout. Has anyone got any more information about it or links to more pictures?

    A Google search hasn't turned up much (related to the layout anyway!!)

  7. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    I'm sure @SimonT of this parish will be along shortly to explain...

  8. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Saturday was very busy as I didn't really have much time to look. Today (Sunday) was quieter so had some time to have a look around and chat.

    My Met Bo-Bo attracted some comment and anecdotes from people who remember travelling behind them to and from the City to Rickmansworth.
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  9. Arun

    Arun Western Thunderer

    On Saturday at Telford, I had the chance to see Yorkshire Dave's stand with his spectacularly well weathered red pannier on it. The black transparent glazing that red locos acquired around the slightly less accessible areas such as under handrails, around rivet heads etc., is very well brought out on his model. Seriously impressive work and on a par with Mr Welch's rendition of the same seen recently in a copy of the GW Soc Journal!
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  10. paulc

    paulc Western Thunderer

    Many thanks to John & Jordan for the video and photos , certainly looks like a great show this year .
    Cheers Paul
  11. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Here are the non Love Lane photos from yesterday


    had to take this one on Addison Road, my favourite loco (even more of a favourite in SR 1930's green)





    A very good show, well done all concerned.


  12. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    Well, another interesting and 'interesting' weekend out with The Back End. We had so many conversations with people who wanted to know about the design, construction and the vegitation of the layout that I had a very sore throat by last night. We had people who asked how to build the vegetation who went and bought some of the materials, came back to check that they had got the right stuff and then asked further questions. Talking to people and passing on knowledge at exhibitions is what this layout is about, as is having fun.

    The 'interesting' side of it came about through a situation I have seen developing over recent years. I had also had a guest operator who had never played with the train set or the operating system. Firstly Touchcab is a brilliant way of operating a DCC layout and is considered so good that Lenz recuited the designer to develop a similar system for them; the HMI is almost exactly like Touchcab but on a bespoke handset. Our operating system has served Laramie, Aberbeeg and The Back End at a long and boring list of shows and we have never experienced this problem.

    Firstly, my Iphone received an update on Thursday and initially behaved like a dog. When the problem started on Saturday I suspected the phone and switched to the old Iphone 5 that is only used for operating the layout ; it has the benefit of no attention from Apple for many years. The problem still occured but less often. So, not the phones but probably an environmental problem. Taking a look at the networks available I counted 16 in the hall. We are in a metal box with lots of strange angles so electro-nagnetic radiation will be bouncing around at all sort of crazy angles unable to escape from the hall. We were being jammed! (I have an ancient qualification in electronic warfare, so I have seen this sort of thing before). There seemed to be little that I could do.

    Late afternoon I had an intersting conversation with a chap about the problem. He pulled out his Samsung phone and ran a WiFi analysis app. I now discovered that there are 15 WiFi channels (who knew!) and that we were sharing channel 1 with three other systems. I also learnt that I should be able to switch the channel our router operates on. On Saturday evening I downloaded an app from the router manufacturer onto my Ipad and set to it on Sunday morning. The app refused to recognise the router, manually inputing the SSID or IP of the router also failed. So we were stuffed.

    Now I am home one of the slow time jobs is to see what I can do to have a router that I can control at exhibitions. Touchcab is too good to not use. An altenative is to remove the fuses on all the other WiFis in the hall;).

    I haven't done much in the press about The Back End, well, to be accurate I have done nothing. I could start a thread, if there is a demand, but there a few photos of the build. (Sorry if your search became 'interesting'.;))

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  13. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Well, something for the S7 newsletter would be good I reckon. As a start, at least. ;)
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  14. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Sorry Simon.

    Although now I come to think of it, I'm not sure if our router was switched on for the show or not...

  15. 3 LINK

    3 LINK Western Thunderer

    Good Morning Simon,

    I remember viewing your layout at the Bristol show last year, and I for one also noticed the amazing " brambles and blackberry bushes " on show. So an explanation as to how the bushes were formed would be most welcome so I can try and mirror the effect you have managed to achieve.

    Regarding Touchcab, I have also been using the system for a few years now and it has served me well. So easy to set up and use. Sod's law any problems would show up at such a great exhibition, typical.


  16. S-Club-7

    S-Club-7 Western Thunderer

    Love Lane's router wasn't turned on until Sunday (channel 6) - similar problems with connectivity so usage abandoned.

    Build a Faraday cage around the layout to screen out the jamming
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  17. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    Every day is a school day!

    I can now access the router through it's IP address to access the in-built management application where I can set the channel used. The channel selection was on auto and I found a note saying that auto could lead to interferance as it flips around channels 1 to 11 looking for the best signal. I think we saw that!

    The bad news is that none of the WiFi analysis apps available for Apple products show the channel useage and that the new IOS actually inhibits a lot of the functions built into apps for this kind of work by the developers. Another case for giving up on Apple products.

    So at the moment I can set a channel but it will be a blind exercise to find the channel with the least use. There were two empty channels on Saturday.

    brake shoes or article:p!

    I'll try to put something together on here on bushes but everything for layout building is in boxes while I finish building my new shed following our move. Don't hold your breath:D.

    more power to the Saturday night in the pub idea of building a layout into an ISO container and driving it into the hall. Keep the doors shut and there will be no jamming and total peace!!

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  18. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    I would definitely be interested in some photos of the layout and build process.

    Folks: don't Google "back end" unless you're prepared for the results! :D

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  19. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Herewith my 'phone photos from Saturday - Heljan + Masterpiece

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    start saving - especially hard for the last one!:eek::eek::eek:


  20. ICH60

    ICH60 Active Member


    If you have a laptop with you, I run WiFi Scanner on my Mac when I need to see the wifi environment. It lists the wifi SSID and their channels and their details.
    Once had 39 different wifi signals at a F1! Guess what, the speed was terrible on any channel