Kings Cross layout

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Mickey
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Kings Cross layout

Post by Mickey » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:45 pm

I presume some of you guys have already seen this layout based on Kings Cross which looks very good to me although some of the track work isn't correct but that's just a minor issue.

http://letsgoloco.co.uk/wp-content/uplo ... orough.jpg

65447
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Re: Kings Cross layout

Post by 65447 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:00 pm

Surely that is the Gainsborough club O gauge layout; been around for yonks?

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Re: Kings Cross layout

Post by Mickey » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:14 pm

Yes it is 65447. Personally I would have and modelled it circa 1969/70 my era.

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Re: Kings Cross layout

Post by giner » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:22 pm

Personally, and purely as an onlooker with no modelling skills and in no way denigrating the work of putting that together, it all looks so 'beige'. Where's the soot, where's the grunge?

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Re: Kings Cross layout

Post by 65447 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:57 pm

Mickey wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:14 pm
Yes it is 65447. Personally I would have and modelled it circa 1969/70 my era.

Mickey 4500 previous posts posted.
Seeing as they started building it in Coronation year (1953) it was contemporary for the time and, if you look at other photographs in the Gallery, there are early and late BR steam locomotives, green 'Deltics', DMUs and 'Blue Spot' fish vans as well as Apple Green 'Atlantics' and 6-wheel carriages...

You are always welcome to build your own version :wink:

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Re: Kings Cross layout

Post by Mickey » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:04 am

I like layouts that are dedicated to a certain period in time so if I had a layout of Kings Cross I would have it as of circa 1970-71 which would include-

Deltics
Brush 2s & 4s
EE type 4s
HS4000 Kestrel
Mk1 & Mk2 coaches
Inner suburban 'block ender' coaches
Craven units
Rolls Royce units
GUVs
Sleeping cars

On the whole when it comes to layouts I usually prefer non-scenery layouts that are just a baseboard, track, locos & rolling stock and leave the rest to my imagination.

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