(F) Wolds Way Lavender Railway Pics

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(F) Wolds Way Lavender Railway Pics

Postby Coo » Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:33 pm

All these pics are 2MB each so your browser will probably not display them
in their full glory:

http://www.electrodev.co.uk/PhotoAlbums/album_1191861436/
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Postby DRP » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:28 pm

Comparing the "original" livery with the green of Steve's model just shows how the lavender and white gives the prototype a terrible air of "naffness" which it perhaps doesn't deserve.

I did consider, however, that the buildings and the beauty still would lend themselves to an interesting micro layout along the lines of Carl Arendt's maple syrup factory. You could even have a smoke generator burning lavender oil -- that would really pull in the old ladies at exhibitions!

Not with the lavender and white paint job though (':evil:')

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Postby Coo » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:51 pm

DRP wrote:Comparing the "original" livery with the green of Steve's model just shows how the lavender and white gives the prototype a terrible air of "naffness" which it perhaps doesn't deserve.


Unfortunately, I was brought up with naffness, one of the local
agricultural engineers always painted their machinery purple. For some reason they also always had a high recovery rate from theft:

http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.c ... beyond.php
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:04 pm

Wow, many thanks Chris. The pics are great, far better than than I could have hoped for. Looking at them, I do have the urge to have another go at modelling it, mine was a very quick adaptation of an O9 kit that I happen to have a few of, but now I could be tempted to go for it properly, just need to find some time.

Your photos show a lot more detail on the Roanoke loco than I could find before and I can also see that I will definately have to have a better go at the tender.

The second photo, I found pretty interesting, the difference in loading gauge between the coach and the wagon is quite considerable. I'm quite surprised how wide the wagon is, but that is a bonus for a minimum gauge rather than miniature model.

Thanks again, these will be put to good use, don't hold your breath waiting for the results though, it might take a while :) .
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Postby KeithB » Fri May 30, 2008 3:22 pm

Short article on Wolds Way in Issue 7 of Miniature Railway magazine, including some details of operations.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri May 30, 2008 4:33 pm

KeithB wrote:Short article on Wolds Way in Issue 7 of Miniature Railway magazine, including some details of operations.


Damn, thought I had buried Wolds Way deep enough in my hard drive not to be bothered by it anymore. Definitely unfinished business as far as inspiration from that line is concerned.
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:30 pm

If anybody is going to build this then I hope they are going to find a nice and easy way of making lavender bushes. :!:

I notice that the rail is rectangular rather than bullhead or flat-bottom. That'll raise a few eyebrows at exhibitions!
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Postby Jes » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:44 pm

If anybody is going to build this then I hope they are going to find a nice and easy way of making lavender bushes.


That's exactly what I've been thinking about the past few days ... Suggestions, anyone? :)


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