Copenhagen Fields & TFW’s workshop

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.... Went up and down those stairs a fair few times Tim.
Brilliant crafting by you, Jim and Matthew.
BZOH

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Any idea what the space under the arch was used for?

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Tim Watson wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:16 pm Any idea what the space under the arch was used for?

Tim
No, not at all I'm afraid : I was only an occasional visitor.
Never saw anyone in or around it. Platelayers' store room possibly ?
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This light really should be on the Midland Office building that Tom Knapp is making in Hawaii, but it wouldn’t last five minutes in that location. The fantastic etches were from Jim Watt. 

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Another of Jim’s etches is now in place. The original 1851 GNR terminal at Maiden Lane was incorporated into the eastern goods sheds in KX Yard, once the 1852 Cubitt station at KX opened. The iron work can just be seen below the eaves of the shed, with the sides filled in by brickwork.  The fancy lamp is also visible on the corner of the building: nice and subtle.
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A close up, not the most exciting photo, shows how Jim has made a really good representation of the cast iron spandrels, some of which still exist at KX. 
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These probably wouldn’t have been particularly visible where we have modelled them, but it does show a bit more history in the overall scene, albeit our interpretation rather than strictly accurate. The canopy on the end will be the next construction for the sheds. 

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A random question, would a ballast brake have been painted blue in the LNER period?

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Some say Oxford Dark Blue, others Cambridge Pale Blue. Personally I went for Dark Blue , it maybe faded in due course.
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As now shown in another place too, I went for Oxford blue. There's probably some discussion of the matter in the pages covering the construction of my van, i.e. https://www.lner.info/forums/viewtopic. ... start=5205 plus or minus one page.
Most subjects, models and techniques covered in this thread are now listed in various categories on page1

Dec. 2018: Almost all images that disappeared from my own thread following loss of free remote hosting are now restored.
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Jim Watt’s canopy has now gone together. The etches assembled very easily (Jim had already done the hard work on the beams). The structure was quite rigid, but desperately fragile at this stage. 
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The ends were made from Evergreen planked styrene and black styrene pads for the roof eaves added, which also serve as gutters. Getting a bit more protected now, with the ends in place. 
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The glazing was guillotined to the exact tight fit between the ends and scribed for the glazing bars. The whole assembly has now become quite strong. Roof slates were also attached, using Slaters sheet; heavily sanded, of course. 
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This view will be difficult to get on the layout, but shows the finesse of Jim’s etches.  The canopy valance was from a Scalelink etch: the last time I used this was on Luton Hoo station 40 years ago!
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Just a rough snap showing the positioning of the canopy across the main shed end.  It will need fettling in to the main structure with suitable flashing and the I beam legs making to support it. I will try this new building out on the whole board tomorrow.
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To say I am pleased with it is an understatement; thank you Jim. 

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Words have consistently failed me over the last few pages and show no sign of stopping.
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Like Jonathan, I am at a loss to describe the quality of your work.
It is still difficult to really gauge it because even in your hand, it looks quite big.
Considering the size of the roof etches it is amazing how much strength you have
managed to achieve.

Now I must finish my project, and we should talk.
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G'Day Gents

I was impressed with Luton Hoo 40 years ago, as part of the 'Chiltern Green' layout, but this, WOW !

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