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  1. Pity we can't go in the pub that's behind you in that shot. Of course the inner harbour used to have an extensive rail network accesed from the incline. It's Portreath in Cornwall for those that don't know, I'm sat at home about 1 and a half miles away.
  2. Should have mentioned that the Tuckingmill picture is looking almost exactly due East. Carn Brea (hill with, probably after your time scale - a mock medieval castle and a obelisk monument on it). The Red River - so called because it actually was red from the mine pollution ran from around the site of that picture to the north coast. Nowadays that area is covered in horrendous modern housing and retail sheds. I wouldn't dally too long in some of the buildings though as there are still a very large number of uncapped mine shafts, allegedly there are three under one of the supermarkets. More per
  3. The sudden expansion of housing would very likely coincide with the discovery of a seam of Tin or Copper nearby. The area between Redruth and Camborne at one stage looked like a cross between the surface of the moon and a bomb cratered area. Just look up Tuckingmill, see below:- Edited to say there were/are over 100 shafts within a square kilometre of that photograph. Simon
  4. Hello Annie, As a current resident of Cornwall and someone who worked on the digitising of the mapping of a large part of the footpath, bridleway and byway network I do have some understanding of the topography. I used to live in Camborne and I think you will find that, perhaps surprisingly, it only expanded relatively late on in the Industrial Revolution. Yes there were a great many mines but apparently Camborne was still a village until the railway helped it expand:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camborne Sadly it now has some of the most deprived areas of
  5. Just a gentle warning, it's spelt Camborne without a 'u', I've heard the people that live there can get quite tetchy or as they say Teasy or Mezzed if you spell it wrong. Some of them are also quite annoyed that Bradshaw skips past and says it is of little importance. Am I right in assuming your Cornwall layout is set before they built the Newquay branch?
  6. See the previous page, warning it's not a pretty sight. Annie, I think your coaches are a great improvement, much better than the Hornby ones.
  7. There's a thread in 3d printing about outsourcing companies, I haven't tried any of them so can't recommend one but some look okay and apparently allow you to see a approximate cost of the finished item. I would offer to print it for you but my Aldi FDM printer is not a good enough quality ( I only paid £150 for it). Simon
  8. At least in the simulation of Hayle viaduct there isn't the abominable crime against architecture that is the recent Asda superstore. I gather it is supposed to be like a ship, I would never trust any ship that architect designed. https://images.app.goo.gl/DEbLFuwZsywrFvLT9 And that picture actually makes it look better than it does in reality. Simon
  9. I went to German model exhibition in Cologne and it had a whole floor dedicated to Lego models. There were hundreds of them, one was a model of Notre dame, about three feet tall!
  10. Having Arthritis of the spine in two places I can empathize with you. I bought an old bureau secondhand for £20 as well as a gas lift 'computer' chair for the same amount. For any cutting I stand up to do it and as has been said, take short breaks, I have some modelling items purposely just out of reach to make me move.
  11. Hi Harry, The following thread has lots of information:- RM Web thread on Parry People mover
  12. In lithographic printing it was found that 1,250 lines per inch showed stepping on curves, but 2,500 didn't show any stepping to the naked eye. Under a scope you could still see the steps though. So in theory a layer height of 0.01mm should be invisible to the naked eye, of course that doesn't always work. It was strange how a tiny speck of white (or clear on the film) would show up but not a speck of black on white. We used to use neg' film so that's why I know, it wasn't until you checked the finished plate that it showed up. I would imagine that the stepping on 3d prints will sh
  13. The posher scaffolding boards have metal ends, might be difficult to replicate in 2mm though. I had a brother in law who was a scaffolder and helped him a few weekends in the late 70s. I remember that those 25 foot poles dug in my shoulder when carrying in them.
  14. The long poles were 25ft, and as I'm sure you've seen were carried diagonally and would probably be up over the cab. They usually also made a frame of poles to carry the medium length ones and the scaffolding boards would be flat on the bed. The clamps would be a challenge in 2mm or N gauge.
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