Saturday, 21 February 2015

There Are 9 Million Bicycles in Basingstoke

With apologies to Katie Melua, only 50 shown here.

These are the bike stands outside the Thornycroft running shed. Each bay accommodates 5 bicycles. They are fully populated and awaiting their owners collection towards the end of the working day.

50 bicycles is the limit for the third of the factory we are modelling and represents about 10% of the total bicycle storage capacity on site. To put this into context take a look at the movie on the Thorncroft Sidings page. Towards the end you'll see the swarm of cyclists leaving the factory.

The bicycles are plastic by Peco Model Scene (12 in a pack). Each one is about 10mm long. Wheel spokes are not included and the handle bars are too short but they are a crisp moulding. You don't really notice the omissions at this scale and especially as they are buried under cover here. We painted most black with a grey and red one in there somewhere.


Monday, 9 February 2015

Cliddesden at BNHMRS Show

See Cliddesden in person at: 
Aldworth Science College, 
Basingstoke, RG22 6HA 
Saturday 14th March 10-5 and 
Sunday 15th March 10-4 

Hope to see you there!

Picture from Farnham MRC expo

As this blog has focused recently on Thornycroft, We thought it would be good to refresh your minds on Cliddesden, so as a start take a look at the Cliddesden Photo Series and read the background/ introduction to the layout.

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