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Another month , another POTM required ............... ;-)

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From Terry / Col Stephens back in  2012     O Gauge - Luxted

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There are so many excellent scenes on John Dew's Granby that it's difficult to select just one as my choice for POTM but I thought this one looked rather appealing.  It was apparently taken in 1948 but John has done an excellent job of recreating it today :



It can be found here:  https://yourmodelrailway.net/gallery/434/434_020000_210000000.jpg

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Luxted for me

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I entered a newer version below! 

I’ll add this amazing modelling work from Wombat Creek into the mix. Some fine modelling has gone into this. 

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This one for me. I love the old Bedford in the background. They were known as 'pramhandles' on account of the useless bar across the front. So much atmosphere in this layout.

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Ooh, it's a pannier, just got to love 'em, so it gets my vote.

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I would like to cancel my original entry and re-submit with this one which is really looks the part!

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TeaselBay wrote: I would like to cancel my original entry and re-submit with this one which is really looks the part!

A very good rendition of Flinders Street Station.

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I'll put my vote in for Claus's Flinders Street Station building.

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Tough choice…. Luxted is very good but Claus’s Flinders Street Station with the tram in the foreground gets my vote.

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Marty wrote: Tough choice…. Luxted is very good but Claus’s Flinders Street Station with the tram in the foreground gets my vote.
I agree. My vote goes to Claus and Flinders St Station

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I'll go for Claus as well  :thumbs

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We have another clear winner for POTM  this month.

Claus's brilliant rendition of flinders Street station (anyone ever heard of it ?)  :


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POM updated for October. Well done Claus, a very worthy winner !

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Yey. Well done. It’s such a brilliant build. 

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Brilliant! It so captures the real place.

Well done.

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Thank you for voting for my picture. I am very honoured.

The story behind the picture is as follows:


I have built model railways for many, many years. During this time I have had a few layouts. The last one, though, sat dormant for 20 odd years. Instead I got involved with a heritage railway, building tracks in scale 1:1 and running real trains. In 2014 my wife and I relocated from Denmark to Australia (by train, of course). The rolling stock and buildings went into storage, and the tracks were given to a model railway club.


During our travels towards Australia I came up with the idea of an Australian layout, which could be portable and in a limited space. So I thought trams would be suitable. I didn’t know much about model trams, but how hard could it be? Well, perhaps not too hard, but prices of tracks and trains/trams have gone up a fair bit during the last 25 years.


Anyway, I knew I wanted to model the key intersection of Flinders Street and Swanston Street in Melbourne. A feature of the intersection is of course Flinders Street Station (and Young & Jackson Hotel). At the moment Wombat Creek doesn’t have a railway, so the station became ‘Wombat Creek Bank and Gold Exchange’. The construction began during the 2nd lockdown of Melbourne in 2020, which meant travel restrictions. I couldn’t go into town. Instead I went to the internet. I got a floorplan of the station and managed to calculate the width of the façade. An approximately height came from a drawing of the façade. Unfortunately the drawing wasn’t too accurate! Instead I relied on Google Streetview and other images.


The construction of the Bank took a long time. A lot of features had to be added. I also got tired of the building from time to time and started other projects. But finally it is almost finished (still waiting for the right clock). It is not a 100% accurate model of the real station, but close enough.


I am glad you liked the photo. Once again – thank you!

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Congratulations Claus……well deserved.


                 

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