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Neil M
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Posted - 01/10/2011 :  4:38:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Once again I have been forced to pack up the layout and store it somewhere

Here it is laid bare and ready for it's fourth move!



Unfortunately it will be a while until I get a chance to work on it in a sustained way (not that I have been a very prolific modeller) but I have kept my modelling stuff and a few small projects with me to keep me occupied



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AVRR-PA
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Posted - 01/10/2011 :  6:39:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, Neil --

I'm sorry that you're being forced to put your layout aside for a while. I hope you'll be able to get it back out soon.

Don



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Neil M
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Posted - 01/10/2011 :  7:35:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Don.

I think I might be able to get back to it briefly in about a month but then it'll have to wait until I get myself set up with a new job, probably on the other side of the planet



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/10/2011 :  7:37:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neil I hope the packing up is for good reasons and that you can get back to it soon. I really liked this layout and will be looking for you to get back on it.


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Neil M
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Posted - 01/10/2011 :  8:03:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike, I have been very happy with it and don't want it to end here - there is so much left to do on it!


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anubis51
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Posted - 02/03/2011 :  2:28:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Neil,

Love your mini-layout.

Whenever rail meets water, you will always have a winner.

Espcially like your black pannier-tank loco....











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Neil M
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Posted - 02/03/2011 :  5:57:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks John, that's very kind of you.

The tank engine is a German (Bavarian) prototype but it is so adorable I couldn't pass it by. I have been (very slowly) changing details to it to make it look more like an American locomotive.

Maybe you'll get a chance to see the layout in person! I am coming over to Australia in a few months on a working holiday visa and if I decide i'd like to stay longer i will get the layout sent across. There are plenty of civil engineering jobs in Melbourne so I might be down that way (loads in Queensland too, eeek!).



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anubis51
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Posted - 02/05/2011 :  11:48:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Neil,

Would love to catch up if you are coming to Melbourne.

The weather is hot, and the beer is cold......

(Currently, we are dodging bushfires in the western side of the nation, floods in the south, and a bloody big cyclone in the north.)

Aaaaaaaah, Australia!!!











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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 02/06/2011 :  07:58:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hopefully your weather will calm down soon!


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Neil M
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Posted - 03/19/2011 :  8:23:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking at the photos on Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/node/10116 http://www.shorpy.com/node/10115 http://www.shorpy.com/node/10113) are making me have a bit of a rethink about the buildings on the layout.

Most notably the two vacant plots at the front of the layout. The building on the left was going to be a three storey brick factory using FOS Scale Deckers Soap factory as inspiration for the general shape and roof lines. The building across the road was going to be a three storey brick building with shops at street level and flats ('apartments' seems a bit too fancy to describe these ) above that.

After seeing those Shorpy photos (admittedly from 25-30 years before my time frame) I am thinking that maybe I should replace one of those with a wooden building (probably the one on the right) that would act as a shipping office for the wooden pier into the harbour that is behind that plot (but not in the most recent photo of the layout).

I'm just kicking the idea out there to see if anyone has any opinions? Would there still be wooden buildings in New Jersey (New York) in the mid 1930s or would they all have been torn down by then? There are some big changes in the scene in the Shorpy photos and that is only between 1905 and 1910!



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AVRR-PA
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Posted - 03/19/2011 :  9:14:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, Neil --

According to the map of the D&LW Brooklyn w25th Street yard, there were still plenty of wooden buildings in 1958.

Don



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Rusty Stumps
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Posted - 03/19/2011 :  9:30:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Rusty Stumps's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Neil, The Pete's Boat & Bait Shop could easily be made into the building you are talking about, well one like it anyway.

When are you off to the land of OZ?


Walt

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Neil M
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Posted - 03/20/2011 :  07:18:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, I think I will plan a clapboard building for that plot then.

Walt, your kit is really nice - I'm tempted to do a cut through building, like on my last layout, to show off the interior if I did adapt your kit. I think I want a more complex roof line but there's nothing to stop me using it as a core building

I'm back in Glasgow doing up my flat here so I can rent it out and I hope to be heading south of the equator in early April



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jbvb
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Posted - 03/20/2011 :  11:07:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wooden commercial buildings in major US cities generally date from before 1890 or so. Several big cities had major downtown fires in the 1870s and building codes (and insurance premiums) were changed to require new construction to use masonry. Depending on the neighborhood, wood structures that weren't recognized as historic disappeared over the next 50-60 years. I don't recall any in Boston's downtown when I was a kid, but most of the area I frequented had burned in 1872. Newburyport MA (a much smaller place) had it's downtown burned out in 1811; that area was entirely brick thereafter though wood commercial buildings were built later a few blocks away. Of course a lot of them burned in 1934...


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kennyrach
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Posted - 06/13/2012 :  07:32:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit kennyrach's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice layout and nice little size just what i need for now

http://kennyrachtrains.com.aeiou.com/

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