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Lockdown Labours – Broad Ethel

I’m fairly new to the MRC, although I have helped out a tiny bit on Copenhagen Fields in the past. And will do again soon, once I get a window to do some more! I do build models professionally, and also for pleasure (although sometimes it feels more like a self inflicted punishment). One thing …read more.

Feb 6, 2021

Brutal Warehouse modifications on Copenhagen Fields

The representation of the KX Goods Yard has featured some magnificent (and large) warehouses, based on some of the buildings at KX, that Mike laser cut and made to produce a critical structural mass.  In fact, the warehouse had already been shortened at the front by a bay, before our MRJ photoshoot last February. The problem is that these …read more.

Jan 2, 2021

“Valour” in 2mm

After a long stay away, Valour has now gone through Ian Rathbone’s paint shop with final re-assembly and a bit of weathering in St Albans.  Ian has made an outstanding job of the lining.  It will be good to see the engine in service at the head of a 1923 Pullman train on CF, but will need …read more.

Dec 24, 2020

Bedding In – York Road (and York paving) – Part 8

We’re now beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel for the upper works of the YR tube station. The ‘plaza’ has now been paved using printed paving paper – in this picture update.    

Nov 28, 2020

York Road – Detailing the interior (Pt 7)

York Road tube station is now nearing completion of the internal details.  This has certainly made it a far bigger job than originally intended! The use of modern technologies continues, with 3D printed sanitary ware – specially designed in Australia (by a 2mm SA member) printed in Croydon by Justin and fitted in St Albans. …read more.

Nov 21, 2020

York Road – from 3D to building (Part 6)

Richard Wilson and I spent a productive day trying out the alignment of the York Road plan against the relevant baseboard and station building. This has been almost completely re-made internally towards the back to ensure that the lift shafts and lobbies are in exactly the correct position to line up with the plan at …read more.

Nov 15, 2020

York Road – 3D design for a “basement” (Pt 5)

That clever Mr Wilson has been playing with a virtual model of the York Road tube station as it relates to Copenhagen Fields.  The olive green back board being CF- don’t worry the tube boards will not be painted Lincoln green! The rusty coloured tubes are not Mid-West grain silos, but are the lift and …read more.

Nov 7, 2020

York Road – digging down (Pt 4)

If you’re new to this thread, please use the tags below to find the previous instalments of this project. Quite a bit of detailing, such as the staff room and more accurate rendition of the lift lobbies have been added to the rear sections of the York Road tube station. The scenic end of the …read more.

Oct 31, 2020

York Road – Comparing the model against the mock up and the original

This update starts off with some great images from the LT Museum archive, provided to us by Doug Rose. This next sequence shows the original mock and the model nearing completion from various angles   And this is a view the public will get. Dried up algae-containing puddles have been added to the roof. A …read more.

Oct 24, 2020

York Road – the story continues (pt 2)

Following on from the initial post, here are a series of progress updates: The York Road tube frontages are now complete and awaiting detailed painting. The addition of a coat of primer really brings out the various details and motifs, especially the 3D printed dentil courses and window surrounds from Richard. It’s interesting how a …read more.

Oct 18, 2020

York Road – Underground modelling 35 years on

I recently retrieved the cardboard placeholder model of York Road tube station from Keen House, prior to going on holiday in Cornwall. This has enabled me to make a good start on the definitive building. Unbelievably it is approximately 35 years since I made the original Caledonian Road station. I always like to use a …read more.

Jul 25, 2020

The Etymology of Copenhagen Fields – Part 1

This article was first published in Bulletin 423 – available to download in the members’ section of the website. The observant amongst you will have noticed that there are many shops, factories and vehicles on Copenhagen Fields, some of which carry names. Quite a few of you will realise that many of these names have …read more.

May 9, 2020

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