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Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Simon, 3 April 2010.
And there's this:
No trains running, but here are two shots of the garden line in the current weather, the first one was taken late-ish on Thursday afternoon, the second one this morning. If anything it has got whiter since this picture but I don't know what tomorrow will bring. Given that there won't be much point in opening the shop if its still a white out I may attempt "ploughing" the line and running a train, then again I might not!
I think the card school has long since retired to the "Shunters Arms"
But Simon, what about the loyal customer who has trudged, hiked and skied forty miles through atrocious conditions, blizzards and a lack of KFC, only to arrive at your Emporium, hoping to purchase the latest MRJ and read something interesting from Bob Essery about model railway operation, only to find it closed?
Anybody prepared to go to that much effort could probably use a phone
Well, he's just been in and bought three books, visiting from Vermont and currently on his way up to Edinburgh
Can I go now?
I'll stick around until lunchtime I think, but after that.....
Well I did, but the light was a bit pants and snow was going slushy, so here we are. As you can see I have really mastered the art of getting sensible sized images out of the wretched "photos" on the Mac
Getting the mail through I thought, then aping the cover of MRJ 235 and finally giving the newly dirtied bogie bolsters a spin.
We were open all week – for a handful of sales, mostly via phone or email. One problem was that the couriers couldn't get to us to pick up the larger orders. Our railway was working though...
Last weekend some garden tidying took place. Most notably the boy Harry (considerably grown since this thread started) was up in the Horse Chestnut tree thinning out some of the branches.
We have also run wires along the boundary behind the sheds and through the new hedge to help it grow into a useful shape. The tree clearing is in order to get more light and air in to this hedge and back of the sheds area.
Next Monday is a Dave day, so hopefully some trains will be seen soon.
Earthworks out on the line today, small engineer's train spotted in the vicinity.
They say that as you get older, you model bigger and bigger scales! I model 'O' at the moment, and help with the 'OO' at our club (get out the magnifier!). If only I had the space and the money it would be G1 for me. Nice photos. Can't wait to see how the layout progresses. Cheers, Earl
And first on track testing of "Druid" last night.
Another Fred Phipps kit, being masterfully built by Andrew Vines. Shows some new landscaping of the line too.
This is running beautifully on an ABC gearbox with delrin drive to second axle, and will be finished in Maroon with Full yellow ends.
To be chipped and with sound, it is going to be utterly dreadful!
Looks rather desert sand as it is. The eventual MFYE gets a thumbs up.
After two and a half weeks the grass seed has done its stuff, the netting is off and grass cutting is being considered.
The growth is amazing, sort of a green Serengeti, not quite the North Cornwall route
I'm sure it will look better after a trim...
Safari so goody! Maybe you could train the grass to grow above the track and make a long tunnel! No realy, the railway is great. Wish I had the land to do it as well. Cheers, Earl (Lightman)
Well the new grass is suffering in the heat, I wonder whether it will all survive actually. But in the meantime after testing Andrew's sound fitted Warship, which is now in primer and looks and sounds absolutely dreadful, we ran a rather longer than usual passenger train.
And into the night...
11.40pm off Launceston Road..
When are you going to finish off the DMU mate.
Hi Simon, I love it when its hard to distinguish between model and the real railway, your 11.40 pm off Launceston Road image certainly falls into that category, the interior lighting looks so right and the way it illuminates the track creates a real authentic atmosphere - terrific image.
Not a lot doing down yur, but Andrew's "Druid" progresses and is now running superbly and noisily with its CVs tweaked, and sports yellow ends.
Seen earlier this evening on the teatime stopper to Okehampton, deputising for the usual D6319.
A few trains were seen running over the weekend...
Diverted off the main line...
Moved to Scotland perhaps?
The up APE behind "Bideford". (Atlantic Packet Express, Falmouth to Waterloo)
Andrew Vines has posted some great videos he took over the weekend on his "Big Trains Best" channel on Youtube, here is one of them. Follow the links for more - just amazing, thank you very much Andrew.
Thank you to all participants, the most memorable day(s) on the line so far...
The yard was mostly connected and put into in use for the first time too, which adds a whole new dimension to proceedings.
Tiger looks superb as does your line Simon .