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Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:03 am
by DCRFAN 3
You copied and interpreted scenes and track plans off photographs of the the real thing. He presumably copied and interpreted photographs of your layout.

I'd be flattered.

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:12 am
by southpier
interesting retort from Firebox Models website: http://fireboxmodels.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... ayout.html

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 2:30 pm
by NICKJW
southpier wrote:interesting retort from Firebox Models website: http://fireboxmodels.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... ayout.html


Yes, I noticed that and responded. I am planning to write a few articles for the American mags which is why I wanted a name-check otherwise people would think I've copied his layout.

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 2:40 pm
by NICKJW
DCRFAN 3 wrote:You copied and interpreted scenes and track plans off photographs of the the real thing. He presumably copied and interpreted photographs of your layout.

I'd be flattered.



Like I said before, happy to be flattered but if, for arguments sake, you had written a book and someone copied it and placed it on the web without mentioning where it came from, would you not be a little grieved? This is the same.

Whilst it sounds like I'm overly precious about my modelling, I can assure you that I am not. I am more than happy to share my techniques and ideas with people at exhibitions and try to encourage the young into the hobby. If people copy my stuff, no problem, but as soon as it's promoted publicly, then I think it fair to name-check my layout.

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 2:41 pm
by NICKJW
adamc wrote:Saw your mine at st edwards this weekend. Very fine layout :D


Glad you liked it. Did you make yourself known? I did speak to a couple of people about GN15 modelling...

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 1:20 pm
by adamc
Sadly we didn't, only realised when I got back home that you were from here as well. Also we had a niece in tow so no stopping allowed for more than 30 seconds at each stand :)

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:13 pm
by martin
NICKJW wrote:Happy to be flattered Peter, but a name check would have been nice.
Yellow Ridge Mine took many months to design and build and I exhibit it a lot.
If I was exhibiting the layout in a hall and an identical layout to mine makes an appearance, I'd be a little grieved, as I am sure anyone else would be. A quick cobble: http://www.burdett.me/caroline/yellow-ridge.jpg


I share you unease. I was quite surprised to see a copy of my Sleigh Launching Layout on facebook and later on flickr. Yes it's flattering that someone wants to copy or imitate but I was quite unhappy that in all their posts detailing their construction progress not once did they mention my original.

PS I've seen Yellow Ridge Mine twice and it's possibly not just the best ever Gn15 layout i've ever seen but the best Model Railway Layout ive ever seen too

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:35 pm
by NICKJW
Hi Martin
Thanks for your response. It's nice to know that it's not just me being overly precious. It's more a matter of principle, after all, I'm the first to share my ideas and methods.
Thanks for your comments on Yellow Ridge. Made my day :)

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:04 am
by MatthewJBrown
It's completely fine to be inspired by other modellers, but giving people credit is the Right Thing To Do -- plus, if you liked someone else's work so much as to duplicate it, surely you like it enough to praise it and credit it?