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Bulletin 518 – Out now!
Edition 518 (Jan-Feb 2021) of the Club’s bi-monthly Bulletin is now available online in the members’ area of the website, with posted and email copies on their way over the next few days. It’s another 16 page edition – with space for Barry Witham to tell us why Sierra Leone is a paradise for modellers, …read more.Jan 1, 2021
York Road – Permanent Way takes shape
As Young Timothy has been valiantly polishing lumps of coal dust for his latest green painted shunter, I have made a start on the crossover formation for the tunnels to the North of York Road station. The running rails for one of the turnouts are now in place, and I will start putting chair plates …read more.Dec 30, 2020
Done Any Modelling Lately?
MRC President Tim Watson takes a look back at 2020 2020 didn’t start like any other in the Watson household. We had almost completed a four month massive rebuild of the back of the house to make it wheelchair-friendly for Cecily: family Christmas dinner was achieved with some ingenuity laced with dust, but it took …read more.Dec 29, 2020
Bedding In – York Road (and York paving) – Part 8
We’re now beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel for the upper works of the YR tube station. The ‘plaza’ has now been paved using printed paving paper – in this picture update.Nov 28, 2020
York Road – Detailing the interior (Pt 7)
York Road tube station is now nearing completion of the internal details. This has certainly made it a far bigger job than originally intended! The use of modern technologies continues, with 3D printed sanitary ware – specially designed in Australia (by a 2mm SA member) printed in Croydon by Justin and fitted in St Albans. …read more.Nov 21, 2020
York Road – from 3D to building (Part 6)
Richard Wilson and I spent a productive day trying out the alignment of the York Road plan against the relevant baseboard and station building. This has been almost completely re-made internally towards the back to ensure that the lift shafts and lobbies are in exactly the correct position to line up with the plan at …read more.Nov 15, 2020
York Road – 3D design for a “basement” (Pt 5)
That clever Mr Wilson has been playing with a virtual model of the York Road tube station as it relates to Copenhagen Fields. The olive green back board being CF- don’t worry the tube boards will not be painted Lincoln green! The rusty coloured tubes are not Mid-West grain silos, but are the lift and …read more.Nov 7, 2020
York Road – digging down (Pt 4)
If you’re new to this thread, please use the tags below to find the previous instalments of this project. Quite a bit of detailing, such as the staff room and more accurate rendition of the lift lobbies have been added to the rear sections of the York Road tube station. The scenic end of the …read more.Oct 31, 2020
York Road – Comparing the model against the mock up and the original
This update starts off with some great images from the LT Museum archive, provided to us by Doug Rose. This next sequence shows the original mock and the model nearing completion from various angles And this is a view the public will get. Dried up algae-containing puddles have been added to the roof. A …read more.Oct 24, 2020
York Road – the story continues (pt 2)
Following on from the initial post, here are a series of progress updates: The York Road tube frontages are now complete and awaiting detailed painting. The addition of a coat of primer really brings out the various details and motifs, especially the 3D printed dentil courses and window surrounds from Richard. It’s interesting how a …read more.Oct 18, 2020