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An NCC Narrow Gauge Diorama

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10 hours ago, Galteemore said:

Now that is clever! 

Success!! Nicely bedded in - just need to add foliage and some planks at the front to hide the gap (the original setup had some planks as far as I can see) then just need to dull the roof a bit. 

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13 minutes ago, Galteemore said:

Wonderful ! Not difficult to envisage a little 2-4-2T coming through ....

Yip, just as soon as some brave supplier releases a range of RTR LMS NCC narrow gauge stuff!!  😂  😂  😂

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1 hour ago, Galteemore said:

 

Yip, just as soon as some brave supplier releases a range of RTR LMS NCC narrow gauge stuff!!

Patrick, you could always get a kit of an IOMR 2-4-0T and finish it as the Ballymena and Larne engine of that ilk - then claim it was transferred?

I haven't got photos with me, or the book, but are the Peco RTR Lynton & Barnstaple coaches even remotely close?

Probably talking through my hat - it's too narrow a subject for me!

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8 hours ago, leslie10646 said:

Yip, just as soon as some brave supplier releases a range of RTR LMS NCC narrow gauge stuff!!

Patrick, you could always get a kit of an IOMR 2-4-0T and finish it as the Ballymena and Larne engine of that ilk - then claim it was transferred?

I haven't got photos with me, or the book, but are the Peco RTR Lynton & Barnstaple coaches even remotely close?

Probably talking through my hat - it's too narrow a subject for me!

Too ‘narrow’ Leslie - very good! I suppose it’s hard to ‘gauge’ the demand.....

My era is just before closure (the dreaded ‘Withdrawal of Services’ notice will be displayed). But as it’s a static diorama am not that bothered to have a train, just a few hoppers in the limestone siding perhaps!!

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9 hours ago, leslie10646 said:

I haven't got photos with me, or the book, but are the Peco RTR Lynton & Barnstaple coaches even remotely close?

Not really.... the big NCC ones in use before closure would have to be hand built as they were unique.

Original BR stock was all 6-wheeled. Again, like virtually everything Irish and narrow gauge, scratch building would be necessary.

The BR did get a bogie vehicle or two eventually, though they too looked different.

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Great stuff Patrick - nicely atmospheric. I do like dioramas and as a native of Co Antrim I always liked the NCC 3’ stuff. 

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14 hours ago, jhb171achill said:

Not really.... the big NCC ones in use before closure would have to be hand built as they were unique.

Original BR stock was all 6-wheeled. Again, like virtually everything Irish and narrow gauge, scratch building would be necessary.

The BR did get a bogie vehicle or two eventually, though they too looked different.

 

The "Boat Train" stock is available as sets of scratchbuilders parts (5 different types of coach) from Worsley Works in both 4 & 3mm scale.

Alan Doherty might be persuaded to produce a set of parts for one of the locos, but its difficult to see anyone releasing a rtr model or a conventional kit for an NCC 2-4-2T or the coaches.

It would be simple enough to build a static model of one of the locos in plasticard though the outside walschaerts valve gear would be challenging.

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That’s terrific, Patrick. I love the way that the nuns are placed - looks as if they are all watching the approaching train ....

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Looks great in black & white. :tumbsup:

The Nuns went to the transport museum that day and never came back.=))

 

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Think we all need a glass of Benedictine...this thread is well and truly  derailed! 

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45 minutes ago, Galteemore said:

Think we all need a glass of Benedictine...this thread is well and truly  derailed! 

That is quite an Assumption.

 

 

@Admin will be along shortly to bring this religious discussion to an end - although it might resurrect in three days...

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The reverend ladies on the platform are actually authentic - my mother's cousin was a nun in Ballycastle and she had plenty of memories of the railway, and that's not the only family connection I have to the Ballycastle line: my great grandfather was a driver on the BR in its independent days AND a great uncle of mine lived in Capecastle before emigrating to the USA.  I can imagine him starting that sad journey on the very platform I am recreating here.

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1 hour ago, Broithe said:

That is quite an Assumption.

 

 

@Admin will be along shortly to bring this religious discussion to an end - although it might resurrect in three days...

That might be an ecumenical matter. 

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Thanks Patrick. Those family connections are special. I’m just finishing off a model right now of the station where my grandfather’s freshly caught salmon were weighed before despatch to Dublin. I even found a 7mm model of the scales!! (The weighing scales, not the fish scales 😉)

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1 hour ago, Galteemore said:

 

Thanks Patrick. Those family connections are special. I’m just finishing off a model right now of the station where my grandfather’s freshly caught salmon were weighed before despatch to Dublin. I even found a 7mm model of the scales!! (The weighing scales, not the fish scales 😉)

Sounds nice! Which station? Or are you keeping that on the QT? Looking forward to seeing it!

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Thanks Patrick. It’s Dromahair on the SLNC. I’m hoping to finish it within the week but here’s a window for now....

 

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9 minutes ago, Galteemore said:

Thanks Patrick. It’s Dromahair on the SLNC. I’m hoping to finish it within the week but here’s a window for now....

 

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Great window!!! 🤣 and of course am daft - I’ve seen your Dromahair thread, fantastic stuff!!!

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I had a go today at making the station name board using Slaters 3mm letters - with the over 40's eyesight working against me, the result isn't overly pleasing, so I may have to admit defeat and print this from the computer.

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The nun is a HO figure from the Preiser range and I'm impressed at how well she stands up without any adhesive.

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1 hour ago, PorkyP said:

I wonder if they do Father Brown on his bike...?

Based on the viewpoint of some of those pictures, Father Browne seems to have had a drone.

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Decided to computer print the station name board. Am not 100% sure of the colours ie black on yellow but some of the broad gauge stations from around this time adopted this scheme so it’s an educated guess until colour photos emerge! 

 

 

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Looks good Patrick - convincing scene. Did the other two nuns just get fed  up waiting and catch the bus? 

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