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shadwell
02-15-2010, 05:50 AM
early sixties i went out yesterday to photograph for a long planned painting

( a first for me ) a landscapey street scene !!

i have photographed it as it is now it was an odd but very pleasant place to grow up in very countryside and villagey ( being out of town and next to farms and moorlands ) but at the same time having two engineering companies ( as can be seen on the left of the photo

i will have to also reinstate the railway embankment / station ( halt more like !! ) well its name was woodhill halt !!

this ran square across the back disecting the two engineering works and the rows of houses

if you notice on the right there is a newbuild house that doesn't look to fit in ( thats the old location of the railway embankment !!

most i can remember however the bridge will be improvised unless i can turn up a photo as i never saw the actual span just the abutments

although looking at the abutments it is a fair guess what the bridge type would reasonably be

pretty sure it will be metal as it was swiftly removed in beechings era leading me to believe a metal type as it would have been cut up and sold for scrap metal with the lines !!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2010/208070-DSC_0167.jpg

shadwell
02-15-2010, 05:53 AM
also didn't mention , i will be using a previously painted ( by someone else ) canvas for this !!

shadwell
02-15-2010, 08:57 AM
a bit of edditing in photoshop with some further required elements ie period vehicles ,,,, the herald estate may well end up as the saloon version yet as only the roof section differed !!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2010/208070-DSC_0167.jpg

shadwell
02-15-2010, 09:00 AM
well indeed that is a wierd occurrence i posted the un edited photo first then the dited with cars added but it replaced the previously un edited version with the edited version !!

shadwell
02-15-2010, 10:39 AM
a further update .. and i get a feeling all the others will alter

but we now have the horsedrawn rag and bone man and a small group of kids playing !!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2010/208070-DSC_0167.jpg

LavenderFrost
02-15-2010, 12:33 PM
This looks challenging.

If you don't change the name of the file, it will overwrite previous images of the same name.

noodle1
02-15-2010, 01:46 PM
Will be watching this challenge take shape with great interest.

Elaine

GraemeT
02-15-2010, 03:05 PM
A challenge indeed.
( Perhaps add a Boeing 707 coming in to land! :wink2: )

This should look good and I'll be interested to see it progress.


Graeme

shadwell
02-15-2010, 04:59 PM
A challenge indeed.
( Perhaps add a Boeing 707 coming in to land! :wink2: )

This should look good and I'll be interested to see it progress.


Graeme

joking apart i live not too far from there now and am under the aproach for manchester airport ( 16 miles away )


i researched and discovered the line closed in 1953 however the truck is the correct period and the herald is a 50's style car so may or may not stay

it may be changed for a standard or other 50's design yet ..

shadwell
02-17-2010, 08:29 AM
after further research i have discovered the time period is fine for the herald but the railway will have to be a freight train they continued till 1963 but passenger services finnished in 1953

the herald may well end up being painted as my old herald 948 saloon only the rear of the roof need be altered as the same basic body was used for all models !!




Electrification
In 1912 Dick, Kerr & Co. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/wiki/Dick,_Kerr_%26_Co.)‘s Preston (http://www.wetcanvas.com/wiki/Preston) factory were considering tendering for a Brazilian (http://www.wetcanvas.com/wiki/Brazil) contract and approached the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (http://www.wetcanvas.com/wiki/Lancashire_and_Yorkshire_Railway) to use the branch for test purposes at Dick, Kerr’s expense. The line from Bury Bolton Street Station (http://www.wetcanvas.com/wiki/Bury_Bolton_Street_railway_station) to Holcombe Brook (http://www.wetcanvas.com/wiki/Holcombe_Brook_railway_station) was electrified with the overhead (http://www.wetcanvas.com/wiki/Overhead_lines) 3.5 kV dc (http://www.wetcanvas.com/wiki/Direct_current) system, rolling stock (http://www.wetcanvas.com/wiki/Rolling_stock) was also supplied at their cost. After prolonged trials the trains entered public use on 29 July 1913. The L&Y purchased the equipment and stock on the successful completion of the trials in 1916. During 1917 work started on the branch to convert to third rail (http://www.wetcanvas.com/wiki/Third_rail) to match the Manchester to Bury (http://www.wetcanvas.com/wiki/British_Rail_Class_504) system. third rail trains started to run on 29 March 1918.
[edit (http://www.wetcanvas.com/w/index.php?title=Bury_to_Holcombe_Brook_Line&action=edit&section=2)] Closure

Passenger services operated until 1952, while freight services continued to Holcombe Brook until 1960 and Tottington until 1963

ray7
02-17-2010, 10:16 AM
Nice shot of Woodhill Rd I grew up just up the road in Holme Ave. Will be watching this with interest.

Ray

sveldstra
02-17-2010, 10:29 AM
This has a lot of detail, can't wait to see how you handle it. I've pulled up a chair.

objectivistartist
02-17-2010, 12:13 PM
yes - each time you update the photo, add an 'a', 'b', and so forth at the end before filing - then ye not lose the older file photos...

shadwell
02-17-2010, 01:01 PM
Nice shot of Woodhill Rd I grew up just up the road in Holme Ave. Will be watching this with interest.

Ray

when did you live on holme ave ??? i was there late 70's

shadwell
02-17-2010, 01:02 PM
This has a lot of detail, can't wait to see how you handle it. I've pulled up a chair.

cheers the detail element is what i'm aiming at wanted plenty to do to test myself !!

ray7
02-17-2010, 01:15 PM
when did you live on holme ave ??? i was there late 70's

From 1957 to 1973 when I left home. Lived at number 23.

Ray

shadwell
02-17-2010, 01:53 PM
From 1957 to 1973 when I left home. Lived at number 23.

Ray

cool know a few from there probably know some you know !!

shadwell
02-18-2010, 06:52 AM
the basics are now on canvas

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2010/208070-sixties_painting_002.jpg

shadwell
02-20-2010, 03:03 AM
an update video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lfsCHe45yk

shadwell
02-22-2010, 05:17 PM
progress so far

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2010/208070-herald_painting_006.jpg

shadwell
02-24-2010, 09:16 AM
a little more progress and some more tales from the area

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJhitCBCE00

shadwell
02-28-2010, 04:31 PM
a little further on the car is now taking shape as the houses are beggining a transformation

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2010/208070-old_totty_002.jpg

shadwell
03-03-2010, 05:16 AM
a little more progress

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y952IFDdfqk

dances_with_oils
03-03-2010, 09:10 AM
Shadwell, just one tiny observation... check the kerb in the foreground. It looks slighty off the line of perspective from the one running behind the auto.

shadwell
03-07-2010, 09:10 AM
Shadwell, just one tiny observation... check the kerb in the foreground. It looks slighty off the line of perspective from the one running behind the auto.

hi it is correctly placed as i was stood on the path taking the photo so it matches in line with the other kerb

many thanks for your observation and time to comment however , much apreciated !!

a little further work
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Mar-2010/208070-DSCF6092.JPG

shadwell
04-30-2010, 01:29 PM
now finnished photo is poor quality as un edited as i need to load a editing programe to my newly built pc

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2010/208070-60s_street_scene_001.jpg

OkeeKat
04-30-2010, 01:41 PM
Great finish!!

LavenderFrost
05-02-2010, 12:37 PM
Yes, great finish!