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Cheddar P4 - July 2023 update


ullypug

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I've finally finished the station board and have swapped it out so that I can start on the last board, the one nearest Wells or board 8 if you want to be specific. It includes Station Road and its bridge. The last things on the station board were the coal bins on the down mileage sidings and fencing. I've still to do the station chimney pots but that will require a visit to the actual station to take some better photos as these will need to be 3D printed. The roof is going to be fixed down to cure the warp that has developed but that can be done on the workbench.

Board 8 was ironically the first one to be constructed, a long time ago and in a galaxy far away. It's going to be fairly simple, mainly scenic with a very big tree, quite a few hedges, at least 4 fields, a council depot and possibly one other building (2 Station Road). This afternoon comprised me trying to interpret all the maps of the area and just how I compressed it when I started all that time back.

The bridge was built a while ago using the usual Green Stuff World embossed ABS and is home to a tricky little point operating mechanism as it site on top of the bridge with no room underneath for a Tortoise motor. The actual motor is tucked in the corner and will be hidden behind the curved back scene, or a house, or something...

Actual productive work today is a waft of primer for the bridge and the commencement of rail and chair painting ahead of ballasting and point rodding.

 

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Looking good. Especially like that photo taken through the station door. Will you taking it on exhibitions soon?

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On 16/07/2023 at 21:56, crompton said:

Looking good. Especially like that photo taken through the station door. Will you taking it on exhibitions soon?

Thanks. It’ll be debuting hopefully next year. 

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Congratulations on the milestone! It's been a pleasure to follow the build.

 

I like the sound of the big tree on board 8. An oak? 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Mikkel said:

Congratulations on the milestone! It's been a pleasure to follow the build.

 

I like the sound of the big tree on board 8. An oak? 

 

 

Thanks Mikkel.

I'm not sure. I'm thinking Elm. Photo my collection, credited J H Moss.

 

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Certainly looks like a large Elm to me...but what do I know.......!

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9 hours ago, ullypug said:

I'm not sure. I'm thinking Elm. Photo my collection, credited J H Moss.

How to Recognise Different Types of Trees from Quite a Long Way Away.

 

 

Sorry, but you did leave yourself wide open for that one  😄🙃😃

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20 hours ago, ullypug said:

Thanks Mikkel.

I'm not sure. I'm thinking Elm. Photo my collection, credited J H Moss.

 

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Looks like one of those modelling projects where the prototype doesn't agree with people's normal perception of how something should look. I can hear them now: Nice try mate, but all that foliage at the bottom looks wrong!

 

You'll need to keep some copies of the photo handy. Just hand it to them and walk away 🙂

 

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