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Hallelujah! Someone has photographed the hand of God ...

 

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On 13/03/2019 at 19:24, CF MRC said:

A little bit of CF history from 1989 has been found by Justin on YouTube:

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It was our very first Blue Peter appearance: I didn’t know the film existed.  The second appearance was a disaster - a live derailment - but the third and fourth were very successful, especially the latter which involved blue screen filming. Incidentally, the top of my head features at the back of the layout (darker hair in those days) as we were running it sitting on the floor.   What is interesting is how informative the commentary is on the layout, one wonders if a modern children’s programme would have such depth. However, they (we) were a bit optimistic to think that the layout would be finished in 5 years!

 

Tim

Thank you for sharing this! Did you start using "sticky back plastic" after being on Blue Peter - seemed to be  a regular staple when I was a kid...... :)

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The ‘through the sky’ iPad viewing has been properly set up now on CF.  It really does transform the operator’s view at the back. 

 

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Whilst at the same time, another film crew have been set to work on the top of the tunnel. 

 

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Amazing; all this progress ir reminding me just how long its been since I last saw CF.

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Fantastic stuff!
Great angle for being able to see what's going on out the front.
Might need to get the roads board to fix those pot holes on bridge though... :mosking:

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8 minutes ago, Sharky said:

Might need to get the roads board to fix those pot holes on bridge though... https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_mosking.gif

They're nothing compared to some of the ones round here!   One of these days someone is going to fall into one and come out at your side!   :jester:

 

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The road bridge will actually be the ramp line that goes from KX Goods up to the Caledonian Goods & Coal Yard. It will therefore have a train going up and down it at 1:37.  Apparently known as the little Lickey.  It has to be removable, hence the scale potholes,  as it is only a placeholder for the structure. Maybe this summer’s job.  The complexity of track in Belle Isle really couldn’t be invented. 

 

There is much to do on CF. 

 

Tim

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Inspired by our rather busy and spectacular weather systems of late I have extended the storm on CF. 

 

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It also serves to ‘lose’ the hole in the sky.  

The layout has now been put into hibernation until September, so here is an exciting picture of the storage boxes. 

 

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With all the work that has been undertaken of late I would expect we will have trimmed off 10-15 min for set up and take down times: not at all trivial when exhibiting a layout of this size and complexity. 

 

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Interesting to observe that Chiltern Green made its exhibition debut 4O years ago on 29/9/79 - one week after marrying my first wife.

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Luton Hoo was added a couple of years later.

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The J7 is still doing Stirling (sic) service on CF.

 

Tim

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39 minutes ago, CF MRC said:

Interesting to observe that Chiltern Green made its exhibition debut 4O years ago on 29/9/79 - one week after marrying my first wife.

 

Luton Hoo was added a couple of years later.

 

The J7 is still doing Stirling (sic) service on CF.

 

Tim

 

I suspect there are times that Cecily suspects she might well be married to CG&LH and CF!

 

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10 hours ago, CF MRC said:

Interesting to observe that Chiltern Green made its exhibition debut 4O years ago on 29/9/79 - one week after marrying my first wife.

 

Tim

 

Your first wife was married to Chiltern Green??? :jester:

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1 hour ago, Ian Smith said:

 

Your first wife was married to Chiltern Green??? https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_jester.gif

 

1 hour ago, CF MRC said:

She certainly thinks so...and CF...

 

Tim

Well unlike us humans these layouts improve with time, have had lots of maintenance so don't fall apart and are relatively easy to control.  :jester:

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We celebrated our ruby wedding anniversary last weekend.  Cecily is quite well known in the 2mm scale world...

 

Tim

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Congratulations 

PS I have to say I’m in awe of your modelling abilities in 2mm scale. And your eyesight!

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On 08/10/2019 at 20:51, CF MRC said:

Valour can be seen on the up Sheffield Pullman.

 

I bet the loco crew were sweating. There isn't a scrap of coal left in the tender!

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