The Sheep Chronicles.

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by NHY 581, 20 August 2018.

  1. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    ...seems to be full of snow.
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  2. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    Is seemingly full of snow !

    edit : Stu beat me to it sorry !
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  3. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    A visit to Mutton by Norman Lockhart and Ivor Peterborough resulted in this black and white image from Norman.

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  4. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Bleat Wharf is now rebooted with all trackwork laid and tested. Updates are on the relevant topic in the Cameo Comp.

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  5. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Surely rehoofed rather than rebooted?
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  6. 76043

    76043 Western Thunderer

    I doubt I'm the first enquire about your username, NHY 581, looks like a car number plate to me, then I spot the same number plate on the car in the latest shot above. Do you own the plate or car or both?

    Of course it's not a hideous US beast like a Dodge Ram, but probably not a Austin Ant, Moggy Minor or Leyland Leopard either?

    I don't recall a Lanchester Lamb or Riley Ram?
  7. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Perish the thought! The number belongs to the midnight blue 1951 Bentley MkVI once owned by
    Ivo Peters, famed for photographing and filming the Somerset & Dorset in its last years.
  8. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Spot on Heather and no I do not own it but it still exists.

    It's owned by Julian Birley and is still seen out and about.

  9. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    A must for every period layout in Ivo's area.
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  10. georgeT

    georgeT Active Member

    Hi Rob, Must say your weathering is superb you have really captured a southern region setting...
  11. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Evening George. Very kind of you. Mutton is pretty much thereabouts now. Work is switching to Bleat Wharf, an outpost of the dear old S&DJR somewhere around the general direction of Burnlamb on Sea.....which is due to be exhibited at the end of April....

    Southern infrastructure with Midland motive power.

    In the meantime...........Another view of Mutton.

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  12. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Mutton, along with fellow chapter of the Sheep Chronicles, Sheep Lane, has graced this months issue of Model Rail.

    Here are a couple of images of Sheep Lane taken by Chris Nevard.

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  13. Joe1980

    Joe1980 Active Member

    Really enjoyed the feature in Model Rail. Will likely use a few of the techniques mentioned when I come to detailing my “The Idler” layout.
  14. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    If memory serves I believe a less well know photographer also took photographs which didn't make a magazine


    Never did make it to print for some reason !

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  15. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Thank you Joe.
    I'm glad you enjoyed it.
    The article was not quite ( in places)as I related to the comic so feel free to clarify anything on here.

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  16. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    index-13-01-04.jpeg An elevated view of the morning Lamb Regis to Eweminster goods as it pauses at Mutton.

    Driver Jack Hawkins and Fireman Donald Sinden are no doubt having a quick cuppa with Senior Porter Ronnie Barker in the station building. Meanwhile, Guard Sam Kydd collects his fresh eggs from Mrs Barker and will not doubt come away with a nice slice of fruit cake.

    March 1959.

    A Norman Lockhart photo.
  17. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Norman also snapped a visitor to Sheep Lane......... index-29-01.jpeg
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  18. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Posted elsewhere......... a tweaked version of an earlier image.

    A Hornby re-built Maunsell brake coach caught in a lull in services on the Lamb Regis branch.

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  19. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    It's a fine piece of modelling all round that indicates you have keen observation as well as the skills 'to make things happen'. When I saw the LMR and LSWR 0-6-0's while reading through the whole thread this morning, I assumed Mutton was a joint line. See, you've got me at it now! :cool:
  20. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    That's very kind of you to say so Larry. Thank you.

    I am not of an age to have witnessed steam in daily use so I am reliant on books /internet and contemporary film. I try to achieve an impression and model with a pretty broad brush to please myself. Skill wise, I'm still learning, trying different things to see what works............and what doesn't......

    I flit between the SDJR/Midland and LSWR. Mutton is set in the London and South Western part of Devon, heading towards the coast at Lamb Regis which is in the adjacent county of Dorset.

    The latest layout is Bleat Wharf and this is quietly coming together. It's set in the SDJR part of Somerset as is Sheep Lane, and they both illustrate the goods only side of the 'joint' line tucked away on their individual spurs off the Highbridge branch.

    I have always been drawn to the mixture of Southern/LSWR stock and infrastructure along with Midland/LMS locos and stock

    One day we will have a very Midland part of Bristol to play with, I'm sure.........or a stab at the terminus at Lamb Regis to keep Mutton company.

    Ewe know it makes sense....

    A couple of Mutton and an image of a 3F, one of my favourite locos.

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