Little Weldon

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Haha. I love the tree!
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Re: Little Weldon

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Hello all
I have been reflecting on how much Little Weldon has evolved over the course of this year. The first major item of scenery was the development and landscaping of the Locomotive Yard. This was completed at the end of January, following on from this was the painting and Cobble laying of the final sections of roadways outside Little Weldon station itself. One major direction my modelling has taken this year has been Mould making with Latex and Plaster Casting following the discovery of Linka and Scalecast, culminating in the development of Weldons castle ruin. This involved an additional triangular sub baseboard and extensive remodelling of what was to become Castle Hill.
A couple of kits has also been constructed a Bedford lorry and a Spitfire photos of both to appear in the future.
Building, platform and street lighting are now also appearing with Little Weldon Station giving Blackpool a run for its money. Various lamps and Leds are on order so that Weldon "High Street" and Station complex can be lit along with the Goods yard and Locomotive Depot.
Little Weldon has acquired two more locomotives this year Crepello and the Canadian Pacific Duchess and a further wagon has also entered service the United Glass Limited sand wagon. Five Oxford diecast road vehicles have also found their way onto Little Weldons roads.
A few days ago I found out that there is a real Little Weldon in Northamptonshire, but it has no railway.
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Re: Little Weldon

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That's a pretty impressive year's achievement.
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Hello all
One thing I like to do at this time of year is to look at Hornby Dublo catalogues, I think this must stem from childhood Christmases looking at the new Hornby catalogue. Things seemed to slow down a little at Binns Road for 1960 after 1959s flood of new items. Only two new locomotives this year 4 if you count 2 and 3 rail seperately the 08 and the Deltic. The only all plastic coaches in the range were introduced during this year the Pullman cars. Also 4 new items of rolling stock, SR four wheeled utility van, Presflo bulk cement wagon, ICI 20 ton bulk salt wagon and the lowmac. Both double and single mouth tunnels were introduced. The items which caught my eye this year though were the Illuminated Buffer stops and the Lighting kit for the range of plastic buildings. I have a boxed pair of the Buffer Stops but I have never seen the Lighting Kit.
I thought that it was somewhat of a coincidence with my recent forays into the world of lighting, moving on slightly it took me two years to get to this point as well Wolseley. However trying to fit lighting in assembled kit buildings that were assembled without thought to this aspect can be a little difficult.
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Such attractive pictures.

I never forget when I worked on the railway and they were doing some advertizing on their posters to try to get people to travel. They were sort of abstract art which was very uninspiring and was just a bit of a modern fashionable mess.
I managed to speak to one of the people who was in charge to try and get some lovely paintings of scenes done that will attract people to visit some of the beautiful places they can reach by train in our area. The problem is that the man started to say that not anyone is allowed to paint them. He started listing the qualifications needed to be allowed to work as a poster designer.
I said that it does not matter who paints them. All they need to do is pain them in the style of the old railway posters of the attractive places. He did not see my point.
It seems that todays poster designers have set "Learned" ways which have strayed so far away from the basic concepts of making scenes to look attractive, that they have lost the plot. It would be better if they forgot all about art qualifications altogether and had a few armature artists who love painting scenes and pictures to inspire the public to visit the beauty that God gave us in these lovely places.
Eventually the posters ended up in the right direction by sending people to photograph the places and put them up as posters of places to visit. At least it shows what is there!
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Only the 2nd Edition - and only 6d.
The dumbest thing I've ever purchased was a 2020 planner!!
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That picture of the "Deltic" reminds me of one time when I was standing on the platform beside it at Kings Cross. The locomotive was waiting to return to depot and the engines were just ticking over gently. Then the driver got the all-clear and revved up. The whole station shook to its foundations before the loco glided away. I'm no fan of diesel locomotives, quite the reverse in fact, but that was truly impressive and I regret its passing.

Meccano had some very nice cover artwork in those days and this was a fine example. Thanks for sharing it, Dublo.

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Hello all
I managed to spend some time on Little Weldon over the weekend. Firstly I started casting some tiles for my next Linka build, I am planning on building a couple of 1930's Metroland "Ideal Homes" very similar to the ones that my Grandparents lived in. The Bay Window will be the most difficult part of this project I have the Scalecast mould but it is not quite what I am after. So I shall have to alter the castings somewhat, I think I shall then make a new mould of the adapted pieces.
Whilst I was waiting for the tiles to cure I carried on with the next stage of my illumination project, quite conveniently this could be carried out off the layout.
My "High Street" consists of several Superquick and Metcalfe Low Relief kits glued to a piece of Artist Mount Board which then has had my scanned pieces of Dinky toys paving glued to it. This results in a street of low relief buildings fixed onto the pavement which is then just placed on the board. So this section was soldered up sitting at the kitchen table. With just one hole being drilled through the baseboard for the wires to pass through.
The first of my latest Ebay wins arrived on Saturday too this being the Crescent Toys Signal Gantry, these models were produced during the 1950's and are made entirely of metal which compliment's the Hornby Dublo signals well.
I wish you all a Happy New Year, and all the best in your modelling endeavours.
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Lovely layout, Dublo. Well done.

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Love the lit buildings. Well done.
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