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Bank Holiday Blues

Posted by Tony Simms , in Scenic, Technical 09 April 2012 · 987 views

Bit of an anticlimactic weekend following a week away in Wales. Saturday was spent sorting out the usual chaos that greets you following a period of absence and then, yesterday, there was a pile of paperwork to shuffle into some semblance of order as well as catching up with various relatives.

After all that, I really didn't feel like braving the Easter throng in York so a quiet Monday has been spent beavering away on the central board. More trackwork has been tweaked and large chunks of what can only be called "overballast" have been removed from rail sides, chairs and between check rails and crossings. Slow tedious work, but oddly therapeutic...

On a lighter note, some fencing has been painted a base brown and planted for future weathering and bedding in. Finally, in the spirit of progress, the plasticard platform top in the loading dock has been removed in readiness for individual edge stones and a filler infill (as per all other hardsurfaces). Oh, I laid and painted that final bit of track missing from the loading dock siding too.

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You can see the shiny bits of rail that have been fiddled with. It's worth viewing the picture full size if you can load it without too long a wait.

Sort of stuff that I find quite satisfying; nothing earthshattering but real underlying progress! :D
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Sorry to hear of the blues Tony...but I did download the full size pic and the track et al is all looking rather nice.

I suggest sweeping up those remaining Cadbury's creme eggs and those blues will pass... ;)
Looking very good. Odd place to park the break van though.
Don

ps It always feels a bit down after a week away.
Hi Tony.

As you say the underlying work on a layout is often overlooked and can be very tedious so its good that you are enjoying it.

It just makes the fun stuff even more fun. Its looking great though, when is it next due out?

M :)
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Tony Simms
Apr 12 2012 07:47

Hi Tony.As you say the underlying work on a layout is often overlooked and can be very tedious so its good that you are enjoying it.It just makes the fun stuff even more fun. Its looking great though, when is it next due out?M :)


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