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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

Lynton and Barnstable – an embryonic “OO8” project

I have always had a soft spot for the Lynton & Barnstable railway: a narrow gauge railway but with standard gauge style. Over the last couple of years we have holidayed a few times in North Devon, visited the area and, of course, the preserved railway itself. A grand little line, that is becoming a …read more.

May 22, 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

A Tale of Two Signal Boxes in 2mm Scale for Copenhagen Fields

The Model Railway Club’s 2FS “Copenhagen Fields” layout requires no less than six signal boxes. Some years ago I made one of them, “Belle Isle Up” [ “BIU” ], and I was asked to then build its opposite number “Belle Isle Down” [ “BID” ]. Well, what with one thing and another proper 2mm modelling …read more.

May 7, 2020

Cory Wagons – for Copenhagen Fields

Taking a break from building Goods and Mineral junction Signal Box for Copenhagen Fields, in times of crisis somehow wagons seem to spring to life almost of their own volition: these are four new private owners in a very part-built state, bodies more or less done but merely propped up on the under-carts in the …read more.

Apr 17, 2020

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