Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Wearhead Engine shed ref

Hi, here is a section of map I am using as ref from 1950 of wearhead:

Go here and click on the launch GIS, from ther eyou can go back through old maps of the durham area. been a great help plotting the route.

Here is a picture of the engine shed, I have a few others that show slightly different views but none give me a full idea of what it looks like on all sides, I will make my best guess.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Wearhead goods shed

2 hours to make a simple goods shed. From what I can gather in the few images I have is that this shed design looks like it was used at Wearhead/St John's Chapel and Westgate. Well it will be for sure on my route. :)

Up in the Dales there are few houses so I don't have to do grouped assets. A number of Generic stone houses/barns/farmhouses/bridges and stores should cover the bulk of the scenery above Stanhope.


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Wearhead Station

With a few hours to fill I managed to texture and place Wearhead Station.

Shame the building was not brick, probably would look more interesting. They Pebble dashed the walls to protect them from the harsh weather up in the dales.

This building/platform will be used as the basis for a few other stations. St Johns, Westgate and Eastgate all use the same basic block and layout.



Monday, 8 August 2011

Andrew Barclay?

A year or so ago I came across this this image with a Tank engine by the West Signal box.
This will be the small shunting loco that will join the other locos in the route. Just need to find out some dimensions and maybe some drawings. If not I can go for the Hawthorn instead.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

a few B1 details

All work in progress and just really throwing shapes at it while James sleeps and Emily is playing in the garden.

Probably all for today.


18 spoke Wheels


Saturday, 6 August 2011

To B or not to B

Just something i started tinkering with, a B1. Maybe a Q7 next.


Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Lord of the Flies

Many things around the internet make me chuckle.
Amazed at how folks on discussion pages (BBC 606 for example, or comments left on youtube videos) behave and conduct themselves, it's jaw dropping.

I read Lord of the Flies ages ago as most of us did at school, I picked it back up and re read it recently, and while still an uncomfortable read (even more so being a parent) I could not help but smile when I came across something that I see mimicked on the internet or in forums.

I look forward to seeing how the internet evolves over the years, but I'm sure there will always be a virtual soap box to get up on. (Even if no one is listening)