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2ManySpams last won the day on January 27 2018

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    : Heavily reducing social media use and no longer posting publicly. Still modelling and building Pencarrow.
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    The North Cornwall Railway - particularly late 50s and early 60s. 72A Exmouth Junction (I'm not even admitting it got a WR shed code). Strange Bulleid stuff, N calss, T9s, Beattie Well Tanks and lots of other Southern locos. Also finding myself strangely drawn to D63xx, D1000 and D7000 classes too - surely this can't be right? Mildly amused by GWR interlopers used on the NCR and B&W lines.

    Oh, Bulleid and Maunsell coaches too - 3 Set Ls, 2 Set Ps, loose BCKs and the ACE. Nice departmental stock in black with Meldon markings. Places of particular interest include: Wadebridge shed, Padstow Station, Molesworth Crossing, Bodmin North, Boscarne Jct, Helland Bridge and Wenford Bridge.

    To provide more of a challenge, my modelling direction has recently wandered to working in 7mm / 0 Gauge. The layout is called Pencarrow and, rather unsurprisingly, is inspired by the parts of Bodmin North I can fit in the railway room. Track is being built from C&L components to 31.5 0-MF standards. The boards are now built and buildings mocked up. Stock-wise, having tackled a few Slaters and Parkside kits, I've moved on to having a go at brass kits from WEP and Connoisseur. Having been let down by Dapol producing a RTR Beattie Well Tank and unable to find a good kit alternative, I decided to have a go at building an Agenoria GWR 1366 dock tank kit. Great challenge.

    Having decided in May 2018 that I was spending way too long on railway forums, and being increasingly depressed by the posting behaviours of an increasing vocal minority, I've stopped posting publicly. I'm still checking out a few favorite threads and talking privately to folk via PM. More importantly Pencarrow continues to progress well out of the spotlight.

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  1. See, it doesn't have to be silly messy does it? Hacksaw blades are great for the job, especially one with lots of teeth per inch. It also helps if you vacuum up as you go. My other top tip is not to chop up polystyrene outside on a windy day, with a very coarse saw. That did create a snow storm. ...
  2. Ducky, if you are using a hot cutter on the polystyrene in your loft be really careful if the space isn't well ventilated. Depending upon what the polystyrene is made from it can give off some really nasty fumes. I've always used a fine toothed 12" hacksaw blade (not in the hacksaw) to shape the polystyrene. It can be curved in use and IMO gives a much more realistic flow to the landform than a hot wire. There is obviously more mess but an old vacuum sorts that out if you use it as you go.
  3. 30586, the one with square splashers had a higher tank filler. It was too high to be easily filled from the feed in Pencarrow Woods, hence why 30585 and 30587 tended to be used more on Wenford jobs and 30586 on Wadebridge shunting.
  4. Yup, they are attached to the wrinkly tin. Here's a shot before the door was fitted.
  5. An update from me... This is nearly complete and will be journeying down to Taunton with me:
  6. Cake boxes are for cake not trains. I'll bring a cake box but it will have the correct content.
  7. Jerry, are those trains very small or is Kim very tall??
  8. What about a shiny yellow? (asking on behalf of CK, honest) Is the objection the gold badge or that they are wearing nothing else??
  9. So for the avoidance of doubt, if there were or were not any in the first place, is my fellow traveler, who was looking forward to eating all the veggy pasties and whom will not be able to enter the Gold lounge, going to be treated to a non-meat based hot savoury snack of the pastry variety? If not he demands a refund for the fee he isn't paying.
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