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Posted twice-twice due to incomprensible reasons.

 

 

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On 21/07/2020 at 14:55, Northroader said:

Oh, alright then...

 

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17 hours ago, St Enodoc said:

Ah, a West Ham supporter.

 

Doesn't seem to be blowing bubbles out of her donkey. Is there a flower planted there?

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CA popped up immediately today; usually it would take at least 15 seconds to materialise.  Is this the work of the recent upgrade today?  If so, great!:)

     Brian.

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On 20/07/2020 at 00:09, Annie said:

Knives were definitely out Don.  I was a bit so-so about scissors, but razor saws were a lot safer.  After injuring my hands a few times and spilling things I gave up in frustration, but back then I didn't really understand what was going on with me.  I do now though and I'm much more aware of warning signs that I'm likely to drop into a sleep state.

I worked a lot in wood and for that I found a razor saw to be my most useful tool.  I used to cut wooden parts for models from offcuts of wood that had been given to me for kindling for our wood stove and I have a couple of goods wagons that were made this way for the larger timbers with the rest of the planking provided by coffee stirrers and lolly sticks from the local craft shop.

 

I don't want to hi-jack James's thread, but this is a project that I would like to finish.  I know it's unashamedly whimsical, but I had a lot of fun getting it to this stage before I stopped model making.

 

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I've mentioned this before

but you need to be careful when birds get near semaphore signals.

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3 hours ago, Adam88 said:

I've mentioned this before

The signal used to have a nice finial, but it got knocked off and lost.  Easy enough to make another one though.

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Just now, Edwardian said:

I have finished off the test track's NG station building.

 

 

Huzzah!!!

Pretty and perfectly proportioned!

 

How are you getting on with track laying?  When's the "driving of the last spike" and the first circulation going to take place?

 

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1 minute ago, Hroth said:

 

How are you getting on with track laying?  When's the "driving of the last spike" and the first circulation going to take place?

 

 

Well I now have the NG track (if only I had thought to purchase track joiners), but have no more SMP plain track for the SG, and I will need some SG turnouts.  I have a couple of second-hand ones that seem to work and I can splash out on a couple of pre-built Marcway ones. 

 

I struggle with track and do not relish the prospect, and I have stalled in coach-building as my efforts thus far have proved inadequate to the task. Thus, I thought I'd cheer myself up with a whimsical little station.

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Ah, yes!

 

TBH, I was worried about this looking too American, but the chimneys solve that problem. It now looks properly “English Estate Picturesque”.

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A brilliant piece of model making James.

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7 hours ago, Edwardian said:

I have finished off the test track's NG station building.

 

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I've not had a good day of it at all (having work done on the house and I've been filling the role of the over-anxious spectator), but this has lifted my spirits a bit.  And given me an idea or two to mull over. 

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Lovely model and phenomenally quickly built. We have an architectural style here called Federation (named because we got federated when it was popular, nothing to do with Star Wars or whatever) which that model  could easily pass for.

One slightly unsettling thing, the last photo showing the chimneys with their single pots and bulgy brick pelmet just below - as a was scrolling down to reveal it all, as the chimneys first appeared it  did look like they were flipping me the bird as the US say ,  double bird flip, even..

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14 hours ago, Edwardian said:

I have finished off the test track's NG station building.


Oh, I say James, you have surpassed yourself again! That station building is absolutely exquisite. 

I sympathise with your difficulty with track-laying. I wonder if it's something that you might be able to seek assistance with? 

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Goodness that station building is looking absolutely gorgeous, might have to magpie a look like that for the stations on my own layout. The chimneys set it off really nicely.

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On 19/07/2020 at 23:17, St Enodoc said:

What, gyroscopes and all?

Late response (I've been scratchbuilding a kitchen) but yes.

 

 

 

Some rather talented gentleman in japan.

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Well that's impressive in a rather strange way. I wonder what the tractive power would be like, but then the rolling stock would also need gyros.

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40 minutes ago, Malcolm 0-6-0 said:

the rolling stock would also need gyros

That's one of the main reasons why the prototype didn't catch on.

 

For more on Brennan, see "Louis Brennan - Inventor Extraordinaire" by Norman Tomlinson, John Hallewell Publications (1980), ISBN 0 905540 18 2.

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Posted (edited)

May be operationally difficult for the railway bit of the model, but you can always park a Shilovski outside the station

 

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8 hours ago, Malcolm 0-6-0 said:

the rolling stock would also need gyros.

 

Every carriage a dining car; the waiters keep the plates spinning?

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And you could make use of existing track by fastening two gyrotrains together side by side. Oh, wait....

 

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The car is so cool that I actually like it better than a train - it has so many likeable features beyond the insane engineering, which is wonderful in itself. The ‘saloon’ section looks so convivial, like an open-air gentlemen’s club.

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However imagine the problems once you turned the gyros off. Someone yelling out to the foreman "Get the big crane - the engine's fallen over again!!!"

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Stabilisers. Always the problem with monorails - they inevitably end up being trirails.

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