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Les Tindall
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« on: April 02, 2021, 11:57:43 AM »

As promised some photos of "The Yard" a 16mm scale (1/19) diorama  that has featured in the background of some of my recent builds.  It represents a small workshop yard in the UK set in the 1960's repairing/overhauling narrow gauge equipment, the idea being to include anything I fancied making.  It has been over two years in the making and has become rather "busy" in the amount of items now incorporated. First shot is a birds eye view of the diorama.
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2021, 12:10:51 PM »

Another view. The loco on the left is the restored 18inch gauge Ackroyd loco from Woolwich Arsenal depicted on a low loader after being rescued from a farm in Essex and heading for the Woolwich Arsenal Museum. It is surrounded by a battery loco (a model from Barney) and a Ruston diesel awaiting repair in front of Mr F. Needham's "Old Lane Works".


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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2021, 12:15:46 PM »

The "storage" area,  basically a load of odd and sods such as two winches, a marine engine (foreground) - a 3D printed item from Shapeways  and a compressed air loco on the left (again from Barney) and the Ransomes portable (extreme left)(


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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2021, 12:19:10 PM »

Last shot of the right side of the diorama with the Ruston again, another battery loco from Barney, a lathe and drill press (white metal kits) and a few engine units laying about.


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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2021, 01:21:52 PM »

Adequately exquisite. -- Russ
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2021, 01:25:18 PM »

Looks like you are going to have to have a yard sale , or build an extension to the diorama . I think this might be a prime example of “less is more” .

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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2021, 03:07:43 PM »

Superb- excellent - you have certainly put the hours into that one - its got atmosphere plenty of it - I'v been to so many places like it through the years and they are certainly still around complete with very knowledgable people who work there - with that saying  "I'v got one here somewhere I remember putting it here in 1950"  O for the good old days - No Jpegs or browsers just shere knowledge
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2021, 03:13:22 PM »

What a great collection of machinery!
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2021, 11:05:24 PM »

Very nice!
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