4mm Polsarrett: Bit of a (not so) quicky diversion

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Pencarrow, 9 December 2020.

  1. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    It needs a Blue Class22! the Southern locos are fine though.


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  2. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

  3. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    In 00 I can only do a couple of Dapol green 22s. Sorry!
  4. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

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  5. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    The Reverend would have made a tale of that photo…
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  6. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Feel free to share whatever story you've thought of!
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  7. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

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  8. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    I had great intentions on Friday to spend the then forthcoming weekend finishing off the clay dries. Well, that didn't go as planned.

    Instead, making the most of the gorgeous weather, I spent Saturday in the garden. Harvested my potatoes and onions from the 'allotment' beds, replanted some bulbs and generally did some tidying up.

    Sunday was a day of mending. Sorted out the bathroom door which had started to stick. Had some very cross words with a (not so) smart TV which was having software issues. 45mins on a chat with a Samsung not very helpline.

    And then an ongoing battle with our fridge freezer which has succumbed to suffer from a known feature with the fridge fan freezing up. Known feature obviously isn't the same as a fault or problem and therefore the customer is left to pay for sorting it out.

    Oh and finally I did some batch cooking to make use of some of the allotment produce. And now it's Monday again!
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  9. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Sounds like an entirely productive weekend. Nothing to be ashamed of there.

    Me? I just lazed about wasting time and achieved the square root of beggar all.
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  10. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    Excuses Excuses ! ;)
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  11. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    I did a strange thing, and took the train 300 miles to the town of my yoof, and met a load of classmates whom I had not seen for 45 years. A good old yarn and a pleasant dinner. Then got the train back again yesterday. So I guess I spent more time on the train than I did at the reunion, but hey ho, it was worth it.

    And then went to our local pub, and met a lady who had grown up in the road next to the pub I'd met the lads in on Saturday night.
    She was mildly surprised that she & I had grown up in the same town, and much more surprised that I had just been in her "childhood local".

    Not a lot of modelling to be fair.
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  12. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Sometimes it's a very small world!
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  13. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Yup, shocking isn't it.
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  14. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    All has been quiet on the Western (GWR & LSWR) front but it did take about a week of hard stares for conclusion to the standoff to be reached...

    In the meantime, ably assisted by someone far better than I at photoshoppery, a plan for the photo backscene is emerging...

    There will be trees behind the signal box up to the road.

    Also trees in the triangular field behind the concrete office.




    Obviously not the real thing as being printed on A4 paper at a low resolution. Also ignore the blue lines, they are just to help with judging the horizon and a datum for doing this exercise remotely. Still some tweaking to be done, and a 220mm wide gap at the right hand side, but it's getting there I think.
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  15. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    And in other news...

    I've made the shells of the bag store and curved canopy.

    Bagged clay store.

    Curved roof under construction.

    In place, not sure on the height yet.

    Long shot...
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  16. gwrrob

    gwrrob Western Thunderer

    That will look splendid chum.
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  17. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Well, on the basis that I've now got 2 exhibition invites, I thought I'd better crack on.
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  18. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Not surprised, Chris.

    Deserving of a ‘live’ audience :thumbs:

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  19. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    And just to confirm that the insanity hasn't left me...

    Thought it was about time I did the clay stacks at the front of the dries.




    I've gone for card (leftovers from the backscene) and PVA rather than plasticard and MEK. Greater working time and less fumes.
  20. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Seems to be working out ok:

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