Category Archives: Model Railway

N Gauge Loft Layout – Hereford – 7

Another card model is the footbridge that spans the tracks at Barrs Court Station, made using layers of card to build up the different steel and timber frames which made up the footbridge as shown in this photo by D. J. Norton (see http://www.photobydjnorton.com/Stations/Hereford.html).

The footbridge took absolutely ages to make. It was drawn on the computer using ‘Paint’ as a series of layers which were then printed onto card and carefully cut out before building the layers up using PVA glue. The last photo shows the footbridge in position on the layout.

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Herefordshire Railways 2

The above image comes from the site:

http://chasewaterstuff.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/some-early-lines-railways-around-titley/ it carries the following heading and attribution: 1420 at Titley Junction after a trip up the Presteigne branch in August 1964.  B.J.Ashworth.

Here are some further sites of interest if you want to find out more about railways in Herefordshire:

http://www.photobydjnorton.com

http://www.railbrit.co.uk/location.php?photographer=&loc=Worcester%20and%20Hereford%20Railway&offset=0

http://www.railbrit.co.uk/location.php?loc=Hereford

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/groups/hereford

http://www.miac.org.uk/herefordline.html

http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/SO5140 other grid references may provide other photos.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=photos+of+hereford+railways&espv=210&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=XP-7Us7PEcarhAepuIDIAQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoATge&biw=1280&bih=916

 

N Gauge Loft Layout – Hereford – 5

The internet has been a tremendous boon in undertaking research on Hereford. There are many sites which provide historical details and photographs: facebook pages, blogs, flickr, local government sites, britain from the air, etc.

You can find some of these in my post on Herefordshire’s Railways:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2013/12/25/herefordshire-railways/

In addition, it is worth getting a flavour of the area you intend to model and sites about community life in the area are helpful, particularly when they contain photos and cover the historic period that you are interested in. See, for example:

http://oldherefordpics.blogspot.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-Hereford-Pics/42752762059

https://www.facebook.com/OldHerefordRailwayPhotographs

 

N Gauge Loft Layout – Hereford – 4

Hereford lies only 15 miles or so from my wife’s parent’s home in Leominster. Over the years I have tried to pick up as many background photos of Hereford as I can. A small selection are reproduced below. Most of my photos have been uploaded onto flickr and can be found by following this link:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/91981218@N02/sets/72157639013230415/

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N Gauge Loft Layout – Hereford – 3

In order to get a really good impression of the station at Hereford, I visited a few times and also managed to get others to take some photos for me. The station building is listed and is a significant, unique and easily recognised structure. I enlisted some help in making the building, but more of that another time. I must have upwards of 200 different photos of the station building at Barrs Court!

A number of period photos were of real help. A variety of different photographers have loaded their shots onto flickr – a search for photos on the internet also proved to be quite productive!

I’ve produced a few of the many photos I have, below.
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