Terminus Diorama

Terminus Diorama

This static display cabinet has been produced to showcase 7mm scale collectors locomotives, and to this end, it is deliberately anonymous as far as any locality is concerned.
To the right of the interior, a small Edwardian built concourse is squeezed in, with passengers, porters and luggage lending some activity and purpose to the scene.

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An elevated view, presented here as a cropped black and white thumbnail, with two late thirties L.M.S. cross country trains at the buffers. Original by Chris Nevard/Model Rail

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One of Chris’s sepia ‘grunge effects’ as he calls them. Chris Nevard/ModelRail

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Detail from terminus interior, with platform end clutter, and a parallel one layer backscene at reduced scale. The standing passengers populating the concourse are new releases from Andy Stadden. Original by Steve Flint/Railway Modeller.

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One of Lee’s new clerestoried Corridor Third carriages on display, No 3133 at rest. Built to Diagram C17 in April 1898, it is seen here as new in the early fully lined livery, with full underframe and roof detail. The compartment interior partitions have luggage racks, paintings, mirrors and the upholstery is also buttoned. At this stage the corridor’s connections must still be added. Original by Steve Flint/Railway Modeller.

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Three separate lines enter the station, allowing as many trains into the scene. this overall view features a Gresley pacific and an L.N.E.R. full brake as an example.

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From a scale height, this view covers the small concourse.

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A painted timber screen separates the baulk rails and their heavy timber buffers from the paved concourse. the glazed truss roof above is also painted cream.

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Stone cornices and carved keystone detail. To keep to the generic nature of the station, the coat of arms is simply the royal emblem instead of that of a railway company. The decorative window portal in the gable above was turned to the same profile as the arch below, and the panelled glazing is laminated from plastikard profiles.

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The way out, with a 1930s telephone kiosk and a period vending machine. Groups of passengers wait to continue their journeys.

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A pair of 1930s locomotives rest alongside one another beneath the glazed canopy.

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A teak Gresley corridor composite at platform 1.  A train of bauxite painted wooden vans are included as part of the backscene, just visible through the arches above the carriage roof.

 

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