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Yet more images of miniature carpentry madness to bore you with, (although I'm sure Al will find it exciting:yahoo:)

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 All the decking has been removed from the tape and put in a handy ham container.

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The next batch of platform supports are made. These incorporate longer parts to mount the fencing on.

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A start has been made on the next batch too. These are for the top of the embankment, so I designed them to poke into the foam topography.

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Some quick snaps I took of the viaduct...

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Bradford end junction...

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...and Brow lane over bridge.

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Lastly It's about time we had a train.

K3 4006 Whitby bound, at speed, with a solitary steel bogie parcels van.

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Squatch. (Currently drinking cheep dutch style lager made in Germany)

 

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Having finished most of the assembly last night these got painted this morning.

The paint is a watery mix of raw umber and dark burnt umber. The assembled trestles are then dunked in a bath of the mix...

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...and laid out on kitchen towel for about a minute before turning over.

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Here's one placed on the layout. Further weathering must be applied but only after they have been fixed in place.

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14 hours ago, manna said:

G'Day Folks

 

Looks like a 'WIMPEY' building site..............great work though.

 

manna

 

...   Naaah!  All the posts are upright...  and level.

 

 

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On 20/05/2021 at 14:24, manna said:

G'Day Folks

 

Looks like a 'WIMPEY' building site..............great work though.

 

manna

Yes it does but not for long!

16 hours ago, jcredfer said:

 

...   Naaah!  All the posts are upright...  and level.

 

 

Are you sure 'bout that?

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First then a picture of the real thing. The best I can come up with of the Halifax-Keighley platforms, it's been cropped from a larger picture taken from above Queensbury tunnel.

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Work carried out this afternoon included painting glue about all those trestles and sprinkling various flockages on.

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The longitudinal beams have been affixed in pairs as is standard with this type of construction to the Keighley-Halifax platform side.

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That done I couldn't resist running a train...:senile:

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...and photographing it.

 

The last image really captures the essence of the so coined "Alpine Route" don't ya think???

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3 hours ago, Sasquatch said:

Sorry picture's a bit blurry.

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That’s because “it’s been cropped from a larger picture taken from above Queensbury tunnel”.

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On 21/05/2021 at 12:50, jcredfer said:

 

...   Naaah!  All the posts are upright...  and level.

 

 

 

16 hours ago, Sasquatch said:

Yes it does but not for long!

Are you sure 'bout that?

 

Congratulations on your selection of longitudinal timbers which match the wandering levels of the support timbers perfectly.....     It's so good, I was convinced for a long time , that both the supports and timbers were...   well....  level.....

 

Silly me, I must apologise for my wishful thinking and failing eyesight, which told me that those platform timbers may have been placed by someone quite experienced in accurate fitting of wood structures.  Specsavers appointment is imminent.....  provided that i can manage to find their doorway.

 

Now off to fumble my way round the walls and doorways, to see if I can manage to get to the kitchen and the fridge to obtain some calming refreshment, to calm the shock of eyesight failure.   :jester:

 

 

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20 hours ago, 5BarVT said:

That’s because “it’s been cropped from a larger picture taken from above Queensbury tunnel”.

:-)

Paul.

Clever! :biggrin_mini2:

 

No doubt there'll be quite a few to come yet too Paul.

 

Regards Shaun.

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6 hours ago, jcredfer said:

 

 

Congratulations on your selection of longitudinal timbers which match the wandering levels of the support timbers perfectly.....     It's so good, I was convinced for a long time , that both the supports and timbers were...   well....  level.....

 

Silly me, I must apologise for my wishful thinking and failing eyesight, which told me that those platform timbers may have been placed by someone quite experienced in accurate fitting of wood structures.  Specsavers appointment is imminent.....  provided that i can manage to find their doorway.

 

Now off to fumble my way round the walls and doorways, to see if I can manage to get to the kitchen and the fridge to obtain some calming refreshment, to calm the shock of eyesight failure.   :jester:

 

 

It would seem that the endless hours spent stretching across the layout with mini levels, calipers and plumb bobs etc. has not escaped top scrutinization and I'm now worried if the work is up to code and will thus fail inspection!

 

While you're at your eye appointment would you be so kind as to pick me up a couple of pairs of +2s. I've put both mine down somewhere and blowed if I can see where!

 

Hope that the bold type helps.

 

Regards Shaun

 

 

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8 hours ago, manna said:

G'Day Folks

 

Perfect time to run a few 'Demolition' trains ???

 

manna

Hi Manna

 

Will have to reply to that in the morning I can't keep my eyes open!

 

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32 minutes ago, Sasquatch said:

It would seem that the endless hours spent stretching across the layout with mini levels, calipers and plumb bobs etc. has not escaped top scrutinization and I'm now worried if the work is up to code and will thus fail inspection!

 

While you're at your eye appointment would you be so kind as to pick me up a couple of pairs of +2s. I've put both mine down somewhere and blowed if I can see where!

 

Hope that the bold type helps.

 

Regards Shaun

 

 

Pardon?

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15 minutes ago, Flying Fox 34F said:

Shaun,

 

With regard to Flock, my wife appears to encouraging me to have a go.  I found this when I got home from work tonight.  I’ve no idea if it’s any good?


Paul

 

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Looks rather dry to me, so possibly best introduced at an early stage of the bank wet process...

 

...  I am now going to retire to a quiet corner, to contemplate how that thought entered the little grey ones.   :scratchhead:

 

 

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1 hour ago, Flying Fox 34F said:

Shaun,

 

With regard to Flock, my wife appears to encouraging me to have a go.  I found this when I got home from work tonight.  I’ve no idea if it’s any good?


Paul

 

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Worth a try. Just don't get it wet otherwise you'll end up with a scale Jack-Beanstalk situation.

 

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37 minutes ago, jcredfer said:

 

Looks rather dry to me, so possibly best introduced at an early stage of the bank wet process...

 

...  I am now going to retire to a quiet corner, to contemplate how that thought entered the little grey ones.   :scratchhead:

 

 

Had to read that twice.

 

Anyway. Begs the question, what on earth does one do with a kilo of dry parsley? 

 

Hope your eyesight has recovered mate.

 

regards Shaun

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On 22/05/2021 at 13:09, manna said:

G'Day Folks

 

Perfect time to run a few 'Demolition' trains ???

 

manna

Track lifting begins. April 1966.

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I made the loads yesterday evening from foam board inserts, spare sleepers, Wills coal staithes and parsley! All properly weathered of course.

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6 minutes ago, Sasquatch said:

Had to read that twice.

 

Anyway. Begs the question, what on earth does one do with a kilo of dry parsley? 

 

Hope your eyesight has recovered mate.

 

regards Shaun

 

Sorry, too much of Mrs R watching Masterchef, preparing for the Banquets.    :wackoclear:

 

 Thanks for the thoughts on the eyesight, just moved up from the headset with the 4x to the 8x lenses, but still can't quite spot the out-of-true platform tops.  I'm currently looking to discover if the new Starscope might help.....

 

What I did spot were the Sleeper loads in those wagons, not often modelled and very good looking, particularly as they were parsley covered in some weathered greenstuff.   :jester:

 

 

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Where is the 'cry' button when you need it.  You have only just got it down and along comes the dear Doctor.

 

Do like your rose bay willow herb in the background.

 

I showed the picture of the signal box to my wife and asked her what was on the bank behind, she said, "Flowers."

I said, "what type?"

"Rose bay willow herbs."

 

:D Looks like a success to me.

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