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4 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

 

Planning extends to vague scrawls on random bits of paper, which invariably get lost.

 

Tem what?

 

I didn't even bother drawing the plan on this envelope...

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41 minutes ago, Alister_G said:

 

That's BS

 

Al.

On this topic it should be 2 BA shirley?

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19 minutes ago, Tim Dubya said:

 

I didn't even bother drawing the plan on this envelope...

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That's posh!....  Not folded or creased 

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Don't mock the scruffy envelope / fag packet sketch, everything for this was worked out that way. The only rule was that the size was 8'x4'.

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Look forward to seeing a new layout Rob. Will it be home for those J15's you posted pics of a while back?

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Dare I suggest the Kerry branch if only for the strange point indicator signal, oddball mix of locomotives and of course, sheep.

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On ‎23‎/‎06‎/‎2020 at 17:34, Stubby47 said:

Verdict. 

Much better than this morning after the very short session on the rolling road.

I think it will improve with more running in, so overall happy with the purchase.

 

Whilst putting the loco back in its box, I happened, by chance and not intentionally I assure you, to pass a glance over some text printed on a piece of accompanying  paper that appeared to be …. instructions.... 

 

I accept this was completely the wrong thing to do and will sit myself on the naughty step for the rest of the day.

 

However, I did take in the proffered suggestion that the loco be run for 30 minutes in each direction and then lubricated.

 

We all know instructions are merely some marketing bod's idea of "added value", but in this case there might be some justification in at least considering thinking about the possibility of maybe self-debating whether this is a worthwhile endeavour, or not.

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1 hour ago, Stubby47 said:

 

We all know instructions are merely some marketing bod's idea of "added value", but in this case there might be some justification in at least considering thinking about the possibility of maybe self-debating whether this is a worthwhile endeavour, or not.

Now come on Stubby, we were all warned about the dangers of self debating when we were young, no matter how worthwhile the endeavour felt at the time.  :stop:

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30 minutes ago, woodenhead said:

Now come on Stubby, we were all warned about the dangers of self debating when we were young, no matter how worthwhile the endeavour felt at the time.  :stop:

Which is why so many of us now wear glasses. 

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2 hours ago, Stubby47 said:

.... in this case there might be some justification in at least considering thinking about the possibility of maybe self-debating whether this is a worthwhile endeavour, or not.

Have you been taking lessons from Captain Kernow?

 

 

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1 hour ago, woodenhead said:

Now come on Stubby, we were all warned about the dangers of self debating when we were young, no matter how worthwhile the endeavour felt at the time.  :stop:

I could make a comment about a mass of people, but that would go against Rob's family friendly ideals.

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10 minutes ago, Ramblin Rich said:

Have you been taking lessons from Captain Kernow?

 

 

 

I may, or not, be in a position to clarify or refute that accusation.  

 

Possibly.

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1 hour ago, Ramblin Rich said:

I could make a comment about a mass of people, but that would go against Rob's family friendly ideals.

 

Shirley that should be flock?

 

Al.

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5 minutes ago, Alister_G said:

 

Shirley that should be flock?

 

Al.

 

Or shlambles...

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2 hours ago, Alister_G said:

 

Shirley that should be flock?

 

Al.

"Flock debate..." Nope, still sounds dodgy.

Leave it now, don't want to upset sheep fella.

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21 hours ago, MrWolf said:

Dare I suggest the Kerry branch

 

Dare I suggest this plan:  (Scurries away sheepishly).

 

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10 hours ago, Porcy Mane said:

 

Dare I suggest this plan:  (Scurries away sheepishly).

 

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Very kind of you Porky but I have no interest at all in the railways of Oldham. 

 

Thank you all the same. 

 

Rob. 

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5 hours ago, NHY 581 said:

 

Very kind of you Porky but I have no interest at all in the railways of Oldham. 

 

Thank you all the same. 

 

Rob. 

 

Probably for the best, I think we have all read that disturbing story further back in the thread about the chap who had his Woodend that close to Goats.

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6 hours ago, NHY 581 said:

 

Very kind of you Porky but I have no interest at all in the railways of Oldham. 

 

Thank you all the same. 

 

Rob. 

 

Me neither, but I have filed this section away in my "plans and ideas" folder:
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Two sidings, both going into the building, which also provides the back-scene, a run-round and a line continuing under a scenic break. The exit to the mainline could become a headshunt on a layout, or if kept as an exit would need a bit of thought to disguise. Possibilities, possibilities.... thanks Porky. 

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The line to the right of the sidings crosses the road on the level.  If it was under a road bridge it wouldn't be shown on an OS map.

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"I'm going to Oldham" he said.

 

"Don't count on it" she responded, frostily.

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3 minutes ago, Oldddudders said:

"I'm going to Oldham" he said.

 

"Don't count on it" she responded, frostily.

"Peckham?"

 

"Darned near bit 'em off."

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Which is the best way to Oldham?

try one in each hand.

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24 minutes ago, petethemole said:

The line to the right of the sidings crosses the road on the level.  If it was under a road bridge it wouldn't be shown on an OS map.

Hi there,

 

As it's an 'old' map I would agree with you as there seems to have been a greater degree of diligence when recording the information.  More contemporary maps, e.g 1970s onward, can sometimes contain 'inaccuracies'.  This was something I discovered in a couple of jobs I had in the first few years after leaving school.  My 'favourite' was a mid-80s review of a local map that contained at least one road, and bridge, that had been demolished in the 60s; despite that colleagues did try to drive along/over them ....

 

Regards,

 

Alex.

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The basic principle with OS maps is they show what can be seen from above, so railway tracks, for example, will not show under a bridge, tunnel, or an overall trainshed roof.  I spent a lot of time before retirement using digitised historic OS maps on a GIS system (Mapinfo) as a research tool.  The  last manually surveyed maps were revised about 1933, so some mid/late 1930s urban developments  that were destroyed in  WW2 bombing never showed on OS maps. Post war the manually surveyed series were replaced by maps based on aerial survey carried out in 1946-47. Erratic updating became fairly common from the '50s onwards.

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