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Monks Cross Fire Station
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No: 144   Contributor: Graham Willey   Scale: 1/76   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Scratch built / modified   Country: United Kingdom
Monks Cross Fire Station

Fire station and models scratch-built in 1/76th scale, photo shows Leyland, Volvo and Dennis appliances.
Picture added on 12 September 2009 at 20:38
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Arr-Oh, Graham you dropped your guard here, another excellent lineup and buildings, pity about the background with doors, etc.

Added by Pav in Perth, Australia on 13 September 2009.
Hi Pav, thanks for your complementary comments on the photos, the reason the backdrop is missing is that I used this photo as part of a series of articles on model photography that I did for a magazine some years ago. It was used to illustrates the difference a good backdrop can make to a model photo.

Added by Graham Willey on 13 September 2009.
hi graham these are lovely models that you have i would love to get hold of some of these mate can you let me know please

Added by Andy Hutton on 13 September 2009.
Graham, it must be very difficult working in 1/76th scale, say compared to 1/43? I have no experience in scratch-built, I just can't imagine producing what you have here from a sheet of plastic? I wonder if some pics of work in progress could inform the uninitiated, thanks?

Added by Pav on 14 September 2009.
Hi Pav, Working in 1/76th scale is not difficult for me as I trained as a watch & clockmaker way back in the early 1960’s. (I should add that I’m now retired, well into my sixties). As for photos of work in progress, this is one thing I never thought of when building the models, and to be honest I didn’t think anyone would be interested. I’m planning to re-build one of the models a Dennis R series Pump Escape over the winter so I’ll take some photos as I go along with re-build and put them on the site.

Added by Graham Willey on 14 September 2009.
Hi Andy, not much chance of getting your hands on any of these I’m afraid, over 35 years of hard work and dedication has gone into making these scratch-built fire appliance models.

Added by Graham Willey on 14 September 2009.
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