The Sheep Chronicles.

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by NHY 581, 20 August 2018.

  1. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Bonjour Old Boy.

    Yes, that's the plan.

    Bleat Wharf is at Edington and the Small Cardiff show in January.

    Mutton is at the Yate show in February.

    That leaves plenty of time to build Lambston for the end of April.
  2. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    April 26th for definite.
  3. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    For sure.
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  4. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Afternoon all.

    The latest chapter in the Sheep Chronicles, Lambstone, is now taking shape.

    Track laid this afternoon, wiring to follow.


    Hopefully a working layout by this time tomorrow.

    The backscene will differ from No1 daughter's suggestions.......

  5. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Your no1 daughter has something. I think a jungle scene would be quite nice, bit of a change from your normal aesthetic.
  6. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    I shall consider all options. There may be trees.......without sheep.........but trees all the same...
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  7. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Slowly slowly catchy monkey.
  8. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Talking of jungles just come back from a walk in ours, would be great back scene with an ex L&B Manning & Wardle, running along in front.
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  9. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Morning all.

    Not much in the way of progress, I'm afraid.

    Lambstone is now wired and a few 'test'services have been run.

    Things will now go on hold whilst I attend to a few jobs on Mutton ahead of Taunton Railex at the end of the month. It's mainly detailing a bit of stock but there are a few scenic matters to attend to.

    Updates will of course follow but here is a view or two of Lambstone in 'test' mode.

    Rob. 20190928_205342-01-01.jpeg 20190928_205953-01.jpeg
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  10. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

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  11. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    The monkeys are courtesy of No.1 daughter who felt that the backscene was lacking.......

    Stubby's monorail was quite something mind you.

    To be honest I wouldn't mind a layout set in India, Fawltey.
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  12. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Morning........ 20191006_082753-01.jpeg
  13. Geoff

    Geoff Western Thunderer

    What a wonderful piece of modelling, so simple, yet beautifully observed it really takes me there.

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  14. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Well said Geoff. I'm taken back to a very hot sunny summers day with nothing much happening. A brilliant photo. Well done Rob. I hope I can get some of that atmosphere on Blakeney.
  15. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Wot they said...
  16. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    Wow - 32 ply baseboard. :eek:

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  17. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Well it could be in the jungle...


  18. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Thank you for the kind words. It is the adding of the little details that really can make s layout. The sign is a lovely etched item which is a little blighter to paint but really repays time spent.

    Once Mutton's appearance at Taunton is sorted, I will start adding the details to Bleat Wharf ahead of it's appearance at the S&DJRT Edington show in January. Then it will be full steam ahead for Lambstone 's debut at the RMweb show in April...............

    Thanks again.

    Last edited: 6 October 2019
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  19. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    As you say, it's the often missed small detail which makes a layout and sets the scene.
  20. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    A look back at Sheep Lane.

    A 3F pauses whilst it's crew have a spot of lunch. index-6-05-01.jpeg