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Went back to baseboards to start again to re arrange barrow street end Photo1 and updated photos of same with a delivery some of the evergreen strip for google buildings alone.

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Some very atmospheric shots there,, especially with the lone van in the yard. That is a lot of plasticard.

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48 minutes ago, RobertRoche said:

Some very atmospheric shots there,, especially with the lone van in the yard. That is a lot of plasticard.

Is the part burnt out van still at the end of the siding in the Boston Yard? 

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Long removed john had been there for years

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Remarkable. The vision required to create this scene, let alone the enthusiasm to build it, is fantastic. We can only hope it will get public outings so we can all enjoy it.

 Looks like about £100 worth over Evergreen strip there. Still not bad when you think how much it would cost to commission such a building, but start up costs seem to be growing exponentially these days. For example, I must have close to 100 Humbrol tinlets. Replacing them with Tamiya acrylics would be quite an expense were I to do it all at once. 

 There again, how many colours do you really need? Three, five? As for plastic sheet, a full sized A1 piece from Eileen's will set you back the same as an A4 from your local model shop. Hence a very good reason to plan your shopping if visiting a show and with no Maplins on the High Street anymore, the same goes for electrical bits too.

 Enough already! Barrow Street is sublime.

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re arranged barrow street end full weekend of works where does it go

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Noel, this is unreal.

Next time I'm in Dublin I need to check out this area and see it for myself.

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Small update new footpaths fitted to barrow street and front plinth varnished

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This just keeps getting supernaturally better! Such an unusual prototype with so much detailed thought going into its planning, never mind its execution. I'm really enjoying seeing this one develop. I take it you live in a 5-storey house to accommodate it!!!

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minor works completed including backscene and front pelmet raised due to google buildings and template made for bridge access between buildings

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This layout belongs in the epic category. You don't see many urban scenes like this. I always thought Nigel Burkins Platform 4a and 4b (although smaller than Barrow street) was a great piece of modern urban modelling and this is right up there with it.

Rich,

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Good looking trays, will you line with acid free tissue paper and have card slips between coaches ? or foam buffer protectors,

I have done all three - albeit in G1 , I use JB foam in N gauge which with a card base is very good.  

Just to add to all an opus project of great standing and brilliant executed. A case of the 5Ps at work

 

 

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i will use both foam stops and card slips when  i get around to it

regards

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Still to much work to do. Hopefully a year or 2 to go only back working on google building which i have not worked on for a while

thanks

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Warb,

I take some interest in your storage boxes and methods - very similar to the way I think. I suppose all good carpenters think alike. 

I can appreciate your skill.

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Batch building remaining 90 ceiling girders and safety rails installed

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While waiting for more styrene strips  irish rail class 790 is started and appeared on barrow street

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where would we be without evergreen strip and plastikard

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Not just a maker of fine buildings then. Not surprised!

 Evergreen strip has got very expensive of late - about 50p per piece/£5.00 a pack. Potentially cheaper to buy laser cut windows than make them yourself in 7mm scale. Trouble is, you can't always get what you want, as Sir Michael once sang.

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next batch of styrene requiring work for barrow street

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What an extraordinary edifice that is. Must be one of the larger/est 4mm scale buildings made in recent times. And the ideal view blocker at the end of a scenic section too ☺️

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Grand canal dock station footbridge near completion with fine  mesh fitted to over bridge

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Last floor being added and rear wall with lights wiring to each floor.

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