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  1. Well, that suggestion seemed to work quite well . . . .
  2. Very nice Chris @chuffinghell. Looking forward to the inevitable debate on which way round it needs to go next to a siding. . . . Tall side? Or open side? Discuss, show your working out and add your reasons. Rule1 may not be applicable. . . . .
  3. Wouldn't this be a brilliant name for a new layout ????? On a more serious on-topic note, the shed is looking good. I agree it would be unlikely to be in Rly Co colours. John
  4. Hi @Johndc120 This is looking really good. A positive contribution I would like to make is that I believe the trackside gates open towards the wagon. This is to avoid the cattle/ sheep escaping down the edge of the dock. Currently you have them drawn opening away from the wagon. Leastways, that is the way I modelled them on my Mk1 layout cattle dock which can be seen on the first post on Page 1 of the link below. FYI ~ I noticed after posting that picture that the gate nearest the camera had been hung with the hinge side on the opening end, Look forward t
  5. Agreed @Gedward. Hope I can get to your standard in due course Kevin @KNP
  6. The trombone section of the brass band I played in helped out the local orchestra. After the usual several hundred bars rest the composer couldn't be bothered to fill in for brass, he then requested all three trombones to play double forte (Jolly loud for the uninitiated). Being upstanding citizens we duly obliged. Conductor stops orchestra and asks the trombones what we thought we were doing. Pointing out the obvious I just said 'playing double forte, as requested'. Conductor gestures across at the twenty or so violins and asks me what they are supposed to do when faced with thr
  7. Dive bombing buses on bridges being one . . . . . . ?
  8. Really inspiring work.
  9. Hi @Rich Papper Have read through your topic over the last week or so, drawn in by the Southern location of Catford. Really like the plan and the way you are developing it. Your experiences with 'Thing 1' and 'Thing 2' have made me laugh out loud on several occasions and share with my wife. I also shared the picture of your wife holding a tape measure over the block work at Bath. Strangely, my wife has had similar experiences *. I also have a slowly developing layout and recognise the timescales you have been working through, not assisted by a house move at
  10. Agreed. Also agreed. But I deliberately didn't choose one of those. Didn't want to frighten the local sheep . Similarly things can go very wrong playing trombone anywhere near Jeremy Clarkson . . . . . . Agreed. Maybe set up a shunting puzzle Trombones and Trains thread ????? Wagon positions limited to seven, of course. .... ... ...
  11. Thank you very much Kevin. I love the evolution. Maybe in the future you'll have to have an archeological dig scene showing one of your old foundations. Or one that you never knew of . . . . . . John
  12. Being a proper trombone player his "spare" hand can be seen just by the leg of the music stand. Clearly relaxing after operating the water key. I suspect he's just about to embark on a quick solo session of trombone suicide which the valve trombone and sousaphone player wouldn't be aware of. . . . . . . neither being proper instruments
  13. Progressing very nicely indeed. I do like the staggered buffer stops. It is an interesting period feature for those of us who 'do' PWay, but something that is avoided where possible on the modern railway. Not sure about GWR practice, but I've noticed the lights on your buffer stop beams. I think they are very rare on sidings in steam days. Probably because they all had to be manually lit (and filled up) paraffin lamps. Might be an interesting to wander through some appropriate time period pictures to see if you keep as is, modify or apply Rool 1 .
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