The Sheep Chronicles. Sheepbloke goes East. Toby's fault. Dipping ones hooves in various backwaters.

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

  1. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    That early totem model of 30583 will make a nice contrast to the late one as it'll have a Drummond boiler... :thumbs:

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  2. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    A trio of Radials, posed for Norman Lockhart by special arrangement at Mutton.Unfortunately he was so excited he forgot to focus..........However, 30582, 583 and 584 do present a nice image all the same.

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  3. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Oh and here's an earlier image of late crest 30583....

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  4. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    "An earlier image of late crest....." Nope, not sure I get that.
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  5. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Do keep up there at the back.......or as we Welsh say.......Who's Radial is that Adams....
  6. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    A couple of recent views of Mutton as recorded by Norman Lockhart on one of his visits.

    We see Adams Radial 30583 shuffling about with a five plank wagon. No doubt Driver Tommy Cooper and his Fireman Eric Sykes will avail themselves of a well earned cup of tea with Porter Ronnie Barker once they have finished.

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  7. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Norman does take a mean snap.
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  8. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    He's quite a tall chap too.
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  9. Bob 81C

    Bob 81C Active Member

    You could use Arthur Askey to do the underframe shots. :)
  10. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Another view of Mutton.

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  11. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    I really like your ground frame hut.
  12. 76043

    76043 Western Thunderer

    The 'less is more' approach is what makes your modelling so inspiring. Great stuff.

    Apologies if I'm not keeping up, but when is your next exhibition?
  13. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Thanks Peter.

    It is a chopped about Bachmann ready to plant jobbie. Bottom and steps cut off, windows snipped, chimney added and then painted and weathered with powders.

    Hi Tony. Very kind of you and there are no apologies required.

    Next outing for Mutton is at Yate Feb 2nd (ish?)....followed by a possible appearance at Llantwit Fardre at the end of April, Stafford on June 8th at the Midland Small Layout showcase and a possible at Minehead on August 3rd......

    Bleat Wharf is at the Small Cardiff Show on Jan 28th and at the Rmweb members day in April.....

    Nothing for Sheep Lane next year.......yet...

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  14. JimG

    JimG Western Thunderer

    Definitely the 2nd of February. :):):)

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  15. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Thanks Jim.

    I shall ensure Mutton is suitably presented on the day.

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  16. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Morning all,

    Just a quick update. Please see the below regarding our show in January, now some six weeks ( ish) away.

    Bleat will not be appearing as anticipated above......Therefore Sheep Lane steps up.

    The Cardiff (Small) Model Railway Show 2019

    Saturday 26th. January, 2019 10:00am – 4:30pm

    Scout Association Headquarters, Fields Park Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9HX

    Admission £4:00p adults. Under 14s Free


    “Sheep Lane” 4mm Somerset & Dorset by Rob Gunstone +chronicles

    “Abercynon Fach” – GWR Loan Act shed in a minimum space by Brian Tucker +fach

    “Snowy Peaks” – 3.5mm ‘HO’ Scale US diesel powered switching layout by Chris Lock

    “Tunnock Yard” – 4mm scale EM ‘Railfreight era’

    “Bicsdale” – 1950s 4mm BR (WR) by Gwyn Chivers

    “Danemouth” – 4mm scale last days of steam in the West Country by Dave Harris & The Bay MRG

    “Haverfordwest” – 2mm Scale modern image with military trains carrying AFVs by Paul Gandy

    “Merioneth & Llantisilio Rail Traction Co. Ltd.” - 7mm electronic wizardry by Steve Dodd

    “Gunpoint” – 3.5mm Scale ‘HO’ by members of the Pontypridd MRC

    “Shepcote Lane” or “Crossley scrap” both 4mm scale, by Barrie ‘Baz’ Jones

    “L’heure blueu” – 3.5mm ‘HO’ Scale night time in a Northern French town during the 1950s and 1960s, by Al. Reynolds.


    Gary Lane – Scratchbuilding modern wagons in 7mm / 4mm scales

    Hywel Thomas (of 'Morfa Bank Sidings' fame) – 4mm scale structures and scenics

    Ben Brown – Renumbering and renaming proprietary stock

    Fred Lewis – Scratchbuilding / kitbuilding 7mm locomotives

    Lionel Stout – building 16mm narrow gauge live steam on the kitchen table !

    Graham Tierney – 4mm EM structures and stock for the developing Cardiff 4mm Group layout ‘Pencader’


    Lord & Butler, Cardiff

    Julian Wynn – Taff Vale Models 7mm kits and bits

    M.I.B. Models – “3D Printing”


    Welsh Railways Research Circle.

    Be nice to see a few of you Thunderous types there...

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  17. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    A view of Sheep Lane featuring a visiting M7.

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  18. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    That is very groovy.

    And the loading gauge has framed the SR box van perfectly!
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  19. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    A study of the M7 at Sheep Lane... 20181211_220851.jpg
  20. steve50

    steve50 Western Thunderer

    Nice photo Rob, the M7 really looks the part.