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2ManySpams last won the day on January 27 2018

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    Locked down like everyone else. Working on Pencarrow.
  • Interests
    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. Two shades of green in this photo: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-west-country-no-34006-bude-at-salisbury-in-its-home-shed-this-late-108723528.html?pv=1&stamp=2&imageid=5073409F-1DA4-42E4-9BB3-A2F96A8CBDDE&p=151437&n=0&orientation=0&pn=1&searchtype=0&IsFromSearch=1&srch=foo%3dbar%26st%3d0%26pn%3d1%26ps%3d100%26sortby%3d2%26resultview%3dsortbyPopular%26npgs%3d0%26qt%3dsteam%20locomotive%201967%26qt_raw%3dsteam%20locomotive%201967%26lic%3d3%26mr%3d0%26pr%3d0%26ot%3d0%26creative%3d%26ag%3d0%26hc%3d0%26pc%3d%26blackwhite%3d%26cutout%3d%26tbar%3d1%26et%3d0x000000000000000000000%26vp%3d0%26loc%3d0%26imgt%3d0%26dtfr%3d%26dtto%3d%26size%3d0xFF%26archive%3d1%26groupid%3d%26pseudoid%3d%26a%3d%26cdid%3d%26cdsrt%3d%26name%3d%26qn%3d%26apalib%3d%26apalic%3d%26lightbox%3d%26gname%3d%26gtype%3d%26xstx%3d0%26simid%3d%26saveQry%3d%26editorial%3d1%26nu%3d%26t%3d%26edoptin%3d%26customgeoip%3d%26cap%3d1%26cbstore%3d1%26vd%3d0%26lb%3d%26fi%3d2%26edrf%3d%26ispremium%3d1%26flip%3d0%26pl%3d
  2. Can you give a bit more detail on the SR vans and BR china clay please? For instance are the main components all brass and the castings white metal. They certainly are of interest. All the best.
  3. I was going to press like for the gorse but that might have been misconstrued as liking the pesky pannier. Better safe than sorry.
  4. Had to look that one up... Apparently the word "cordwangle" is found frequently in folk songs collected by the famous folklorist and singer Rambling Syd Rumpo, and performed by him during the 1960s on the BBC radio programme "Round the Horne". It appears to have been an implement of some significance in rural England at some point in the past, but the exact meaning of the word is now lost. However, it occurs to me that such an assembly of amateur and professional linguists as we have here might be able to reconstruct the meaning from known facts. These I will document for your edification: A cordwangle is usually found in the possession of a cordwangler, but at sea may be found in the possession of a nurker. A cordangle may be hung upon a line. However, if it is of poor quality, this may lead to others sneering at it. A cordwangle may be masked by the grunge upon one's splod. This, unfortunately, can ruin the cordwangle. A cordwangle can be bent, but this as inadvisible, as one may break it in this manner. Young couples are sometimes described as plighting their cordwangles. An old man's cordwangle might make an ugly sight...
  5. Apologies for posting my own progress photos earlier on the page. They were meant for the general scratchbuilt building thread, not your personal one.
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