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 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:58 pm 
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Now that my health is considerably restored, I thought I'd better get on a do some work. Most of it has been the "fiddly bits" putting detail in here and there but there's been some good progress "in the countryside", as it were, too.

Having seen some great photos of Aylesbury station in the 1970's and having also aquired a track plan of Aylesbury South Signal Box, I decided to take the station back in time and restore the "back roads" - the storage sidings alongside the old bay platform (first picture.) Along with the semaphore signalling, I hope this will please our steam buffs too. You may also notice that the canopies are currently missing from the platforms. Well, look closer and you'll see there are now two more new buildings in situ and so new canopies are under construction to fit the new platform layout. I do appreciate that a whole lot of "artistic licence" has been taken here as the surrounding districts are pretty much the modern structures of Aylesbury today but I can't help that really as I have little or no reliable information about what it looked like before. If possible, I want to try and keep railway things around the 1960 - 1985 time span. The surrounding scenery is a best effort. Not historically accurate by any means but with no less care taken about its construction.

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(above) Just one of the time consuming fiddly bits. The allotments alongside the Branch Line to Princes Risborough

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(above) The new ballast texture has made quite a satisfying difference too.

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(above) I now have track laid all the way to Chesham but...

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(above) ...the town is yet to rise from the abyss

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(above) Other detail includes flats and houses at Finchley Road...

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(above) ...new LT Cable Gantries replacing the non-DLS stuff that was there before...

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(above) ...and various crossings and bridges being constructed



Many thanks for your continued interest.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:27 pm 
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Bloody hell what a nice work !!! I suppose that you used TransDem ?

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 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
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Excellent work Dave.

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 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:21 am 
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Thanks Innis and MF01.

MF01, yes TransDEM is the basis for everything within this route. I just colour it in, as it were.

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This is looking fantastic, some really great work there!

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 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:28 pm 
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Thanks James. A brief update while I'm at it. Chesham has finally started to appear. To make the branch line a little more interesting for Trainz users I decided to put the 3 roads it used to have at Chesham station back in place, instead of the one road it has in this day and age. I haven't been able to find a reliable enough track plan or I'd have been tempted to put the goods yard back in place too.

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...and one more from this evening's work.

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 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:54 pm 
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My little steam trip:

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I can't see how there's still a housing shortage in this country. I must've built 3 million of 'em in the last week alone :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:24 pm 
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Just a few pictures to highlight the fact that I haven't given up. Most of the current work now is the boring stuff; filling in the backgrounds and adding the little details here and there. As you may have seen from klambert's (Berkshiretrainz Station Buildings and Structures) thread there are more than a few items that he is now releasing generally that are used throughout this route and I can thoroughly recommend them to anyone who is thinking of using them. Some of the items are still to be released but they'll be on the DLS sooner rather than later, I'm sure. Once Karl has completed the Marylebone buildings - which he is currently working on - then that area of the route can be worked on in more detail and I'll keep you posted re: progress. There is much to be done in that area to catch up with the rest of the route.

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(above) The new Aylesbury station buildings and canopies as made by Karl (klambert)

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(above) The new older Aylesbury station

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(above) Back to the 70s and 80s look

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(above) The typical BR 70s and early 80s mixture of upper and lower quadrant signals

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(above) A Gt Missenden departure for London Marylebone

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(above) A recently added feature - Gt Missenden Cricket Club - and the local housing in the background

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(above) Another addition, the seemingly endless woodland is a feature of the early part of the route

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(above) Looking south along the platform at Rickmansworth some more of Karl's [klambert] excellent work can be seen in the form of station buildings and canopies.



Many thanks for the continued interest and compliments. It's taken a bit longer than I expected to get where I am at the moment but it shouldn't be too long more before the end is finally somewhere on the horizon, if not closer.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:38 pm 
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Been working on Marylebone, it's quite an ambitious project and I'm mostly using 3DS max for the first time for trainz models, had a Sunday spare so I took some renders of progress so far.
As can be seen, still lots to do.

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 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:46 pm 
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Stunning Karl. Absolutely beautiful. I look forward to seeing the masterpiece when it's complete. :drool:

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