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#1 Tim Hale

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 21:33

For the past couple of years, a couple of gents have been fumbling around in a shed in an effort to create a little slice of West Dorset (almost in SWAG land) . A few RMwebbers have paid occasional visits but we have never really extended a welcome to others from the region as SWAG seems to be rather centered (is that the right word?) within an area a couple of counties to the west of us.

However as we have progressed to the stage where it all works, the stock is in place and a few buildings are complete, we might reconsider the situation.

We will be bringing our combined efforts to the Taunton Open Day and will be demonstrating the worst excesses of bashing perfectly innocent little Wills/Peco/Ratio kits into something resembling an actual prototype.

Let's see what happens?


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Posted 18 February 2011 - 21:40

For the past couple of years, a couple of gents have been fumbling around in a shed in an effort to create

DesA


Whoooaaa , to much information . :blink:
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#3 Tim Hale

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 21:46

Mike,

Nicely taken out of context.

Maybe the reason why we don't throw out a general invite?

DesA :D

#4 Captain Kernow

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 21:50

SWAG seems to be rather centered (is that the right word?) within an area a couple of counties to the west of us.

You mean Cornwall, then?! ;) (or has East Devon gone UDI?!). In reality, 'SWAG' is wherever you want it to be, although most people think of it as the area south and west (but including) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Dorset.

Anyway, everyone can indeed all see the display and demonstration of S.R. buildings at the Taunton Members Day in April. I will be posting up the full attendance list soon.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 22:12

Mike,

Nicely taken out of context.

Maybe the reason why we don't throw out a general invite?

DesA :D


Sorry Des , :D

that was just to good to leave , but it will be really nice to see you at Taunton and to admire your creations .

If we have a day like last year it should be a corker .

Now I must get back to my module fiddle yard boards ready for next year . :o

#6 Tim Hale

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 22:54

You mean Cornwall, then?



Two counties, count them:

1. Somerset
and then
2. Devon - that is two counties to the west of Dorset unless you think that Sherborne abuts Devon? Thankfully we have the no-man's land of Somerset to provide a buffer between.


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Posted 20 February 2011 - 11:33

Two counties, count them:

1. Somerset
and then
2. Devon - that is two counties to the west of Dorset unless you think that Sherborne abuts Devon? Thankfully we have the no-man's land of Somerset to provide a buffer between.

Unless Sherborne itself has declared UDI and become a seperate county, then it remains part of Dorset, which abuts both Somerset and Devon!
Counties of England.jpg

Anyway, you will be most welcome to join the rest of us wicked degenerates from Devon in the No-Mans Land of Somerset on 16th April, and I for one am looking forward to seeing the results of your work.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 21:34

I am always in awe of someone with a university education, three years of studying in order to state the bleedin' obvious :rolleyes:

See you in April, looking forward to meeting the SWAGettes.

DesA

BTW What is that weird red line on the map, have you found our secret (defensive) minefield?

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:09

I am always in awe of someone with a university education, three years of studying in order to state the bleedin' obvious :rolleyes:

So you should be, I well remember all that valuable time spent on courses such as 'Unusual Management Practices of Outer Mongolia' and 'Advanced Condescension for Jumped Up College Boys'.... and in any case, it was four years, not three... :P :P

Anyway, Tim, it's been far too long since I was at University, mostly ancient history now. I've long ago stopped feeling guilty for 'stealing the jobs of time-served railwaymen', (especially once it started happening to me, in turn).


BTW What is that weird red line on the map, have you found our secret (defensive) minefield?

Didn't realise you had one - that's our version of the Maginot Line, to keep Devon Safe.... :lol:

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 13:13

This is turning out to be the battle of the Tims, anyway how are you mister H ? And life in 'upper-crust' Sherborne.



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Posted 21 February 2011 - 13:22

This is turning out to be the battle of the Tims.

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Joking aside, this thread was started by Tim to highlight the work he's doing for the buildings on his new layout, and the fact that they will be on show at the Taunton Members Day in April, so apologies for diverting attention from this fact, Tim.

#12 Tim Hale

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 15:26

I just want to meet the SWAGettes :D

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 15:36

Unless Sherborne itself has declared UDI and become a seperate county, then it remains part of Dorset, which abuts both Somerset and Devon!
Counties of England.jpg

Anyway, you will be most welcome to join the rest of us wicked degenerates from Devon in the No-Mans Land of Somerset on 16th April, and I for one am looking forward to seeing the results of your work.


That is a typo, isn't it.....:o

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 16:01

That is a typo, isn't it.....:o


Well-spotted, that man! (don't give him your name, Pike!)....

The 16th still applies if you are coming to the pub do on the Sat evening, of course, but the main event is on the 17th.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused...

Rumour has it that Swagetti Bolognaise will be on the menu..... :rolleyes: :D

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 20:09

Didn't realise you had one - that's our version of the Maginot Line, to keep Devon Safe.... :lol:

You can allways by-pass it by going through Somerset. (The Germans had the same idea in 1914, but through Belgium.)

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 20:56

You can allways by-pass it by going through Somerset. (The Germans had the same idea in 1914, but through Belgium.)



And sink up to your knees in the swamp lands of Sedgemoor . :D

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 21:05

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Can't see Leicestershire on that map CK. Could have sworn you'd arranged for it to be moved for me.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 21:34

Can't see Leicestershire on that map CK. Could have sworn you'd arranged for it to be moved for me.



Must have used some cheap labour who moved it the wrong way Posted Image



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Posted 22 February 2011 - 20:04

Can't see Leicestershire on that map CK. Could have sworn you'd arranged for it to be moved for me.

Anything for you, old chap - would a slightly milder climate suit Sir? :D

Leicestershire.GIF

There's a year-round ferry service, too....
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#20 Tim Hale

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 20:09

Can you move Dorset a bit to the east of Hampshire?

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 20:14

Can you move Dorset a bit to the east of Hampshire?



Whats wrong with having Somerset as a neighbour , with that sort of talk I could take a fence . :lol:

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 20:28

Anything for you, old chap - would a slightly milder climate suit Sir? :D

Leicestershire.GIF

There's a year-round ferry service, too....


CK Never let it be said that your powers are boundless. I've always fancied being more coastal. Could make commuting up to Derbyshire a bit of a drag though.

#23 Captain Kernow

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 20:54

Can you move Dorset a bit to the east of Hampshire?

Don't tempt me! (might end up in a different sea to Leicestershire!) :P
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 20:59

PS Can I select which parts of Leicestershire I'd like moving next to Cornwall? There's a few bits I'd quite happily leave where they are. Wouldn't want to clog up the Cornish coast with a whole new off-shore county would we?

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 21:01

Whats wrong with having Somerset as a neighbour


Consider the advantages for Somerset, it would gain a Southern coastal frontage with actual sea rather than endless mudflats?
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