October 2023 Newsletter

Members Forum Miscellaneous Coffee Lounge October 2023 Newsletter

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    • #246753
      Paul Tomlinson
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        I’ve just skimmed through my newly-arrived newsletter and enjoyed with thanks the article by Stuart Firth on his low-relief warehouse. I think that such a structure, whether it be factory, warehouse, goods shed or dairy is the ideal backdrop to a narrow layout. There’s a couple of products in a similar vein that I’ve previously “bookmarked”, here they are in case they are of interest. From Scale Model Scenery there’s a couple of utilitarian offerings, and from Laser Cut Railway Models a useful “maltings” type building:

        https://www.scalemodelscenery.co.uk/1930s-factory-backscene-elements-oo4mm176-884-p.asp

        https://www.scalemodelscenery.co.uk/kx001-oo-low-relief-1930s-factory-oo4mm176-324-p.asp

        https://www.lasercutrailwaymodels.co.uk/OO-GAUGE-LEFT-HAND-MALTINGS-LOW-PROFILE

        I also very much appreciated the tribute to Peter Johnson – thank you.

      • #246768
        Nigel Burbidge
        Participant

          Yes, I also enjoyed the latest issue.  Thanks Steve for all the effort you put into producing a newsletter which just gets better with every issue.

          Nigel

        • #246789
          Stuart Firth
          Participant

            Thanks for your comments Paul, and I would second Nigel’s thanks to Steve for all his work.

            I have that Scale Model Scenery low relief structure on my layout and I can recommend it – the colour in particular is very subtle and believable, the photo doesn’t really do it justice.

             

            • #246790
              Paul Tomlinson
              Participant

                That, Stuart, looks really effective. Reminds me of “Inkerman St”. I think the true-to-life appearance of ready-printed paper makes up for the lack of relief, especially in the smaller scales. Another trick I’d not seen before was illustrated by Neil Rushby over on Western Thunder – a well-drawn monochrome urban skyline, which was the most convincing I’d seen. I’ve included one of Neil’s photos in case they reproduce as thumbnails in the link, which doesn’t do his artistry justice.

                https://www.westernthunder.co.uk/threads/life-in-a-northern-town-a-specific-pacific.5482/page-13

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              Stuart Firth
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                Brilliant – I follow ‘Life in a Northern Town’ on RMWeb, it is very atmospheric.

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