7mm A Change of Direction, Blakeney (Glos.)

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Alan, 2 February 2019.

  1. Brian T

    Brian T Western Thunderer

    Perhaps you have answered your own question there Alan!. ;)

    I would have thought that the fence along the path to the station would`nt have been touched in awhile,if they knew closure was coming,so it would be quite weathered?.

    And the station platform,will that be succumbing to the weeds and grass also,as this picture show`s; (Ruspidge halt,1967)
    Ruspidge Station

  2. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    In answer to the seedy platform the answer is yes but not as much as that photo. The layout is a year of two earlier, the fence will also be weathered.
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  3. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    I like the sound of that Alan.

    Just the odd bit of static grass will suggest neglect and a gentle run down.


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  4. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    I always painting a station meant it was doomed for closure shortly afterwards!
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  5. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I've put leaves on the first of the sedum trees. The planting my be temporary. I've put it next to one awaiting leaves.


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  6. Overseer

    Overseer Western Thunderer

    Good to see some large trees in 7mm, the wagon looks small in comparison as they are in reality.
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  7. michael mott

    michael mott Member

    Nice looking Trees Alan.
  8. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Thanks Michael.

    Couldn't resist posting these 2 Ben Ashworth type shots taken by my good friend Frank Drake.


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  9. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    A little more done over the last couple of days. A bit more post and wire fencing, a new tree has grown, and a lamp hut has appeared on the platform.


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  10. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    That's a great shot through the trees
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  11. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Agreed. For the authentic F-o-D look, though, you're going to need some Scraggies wandering around, as per Brian's photo of Ruspidge above. ;)

    Scraggies is the local name for sheep, which wander freely through the Forest. AFAIK they're not as plentiful these days after that Foot and Mouth outbreak a few years ago, but when I was regularly delivering down that way in the 90s they were everywhere, and would lie by the roadside quite unpeturbed by traffic. I bet their ancestors in the 60s were similarly unphased by trains.
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  12. Alex W

    Alex W Active Member

    Actually that might be a reason to show recent works!