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The Sheep Chronicles : These are the continuing adventures of a sheep, the Works Forecat, George the mischievous apprentice,and their official photographer, Norman Lockhart, connoisseur of traditional British breakfasts and well filled baps.


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Those are serious hours, Rob. In the railway industry that would simply be illegal, the Hidden Report into the Clapham accident having clearly identified the risks of willing staff working extended hours. I hope your deal with your employer makes it worthwhile. 

 

But you must look after Number 1. Please do so!

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7 hours ago, Tim Dubya said:

I seed this the other day and thought of you.

 

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You need to get out more ! :lol:

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8 hours ago, Tim Dubya said:

I seed this the other day and thought of you.

 

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Mange tout, Von Dub. 

 

Thank you. We do like a bit of S&D. 

 

One day I shall build a nice roundy roundy set on this, my favourite railway of all. 

 

Rob.

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9 hours ago, 2ManySpams said:

Next Sheepy project?:

 

 

 

Morning Pencarrot.

 

Never modelled narrow gauge but the L&B is my favourite n.g line. These look lovely but I have to say a far too salty a price for this here Sheep. Space to have a reasonable stab at a decent layout  would also hamper matters but as I say,  they do look utterly splendid. 

 

I have of course thought of doing the  L&B in 009 but you have to stop somewhere. I've previously fancied  a 120cm x 40cm rendition of Woolley Bay. 

 

However, Bachmann's little (tiny !!) 0.4.0st, Hunslet, due next year, really looks the part and  I do have a couple of 60cm x 40cm table tops knocking about...........TomF's wonderful Scaca Fell Forestry Crossing has certainly  prompted much in the way of thought of a n.g something or other. 

 

 

 

Rob. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 25/09/2021 at 10:46, Tim Dubya said:

I seed this the other day and thought of you.

 

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Highbridge East 'B' - I pulled a lever or two in that box when I were a lad. I am fairly sure that the crossing gates were manually pushed open and shut, after unlocking from the box. Although it was an S&D box it gave road access to the GW goods yard. The signalman was Sid (or was it Stan) Oram, one of Dad's parishioners.

The line beyond it led to the S&D goods shed and then the Church Street (A38) crossing where the lines to Burnham and Highbridge Wharf separated.

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Just the foreground with the sheds, crossing and signalbox would make a really nice model. 

The rest wouldn't fit on top of a bookcase though.

 

Do IKEA do ping pong tables?

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They were lucky finds at model railway exhibitions, old MAJ models kits for a couple of lwvb opens. They were in the sale bins under a big modern image layout. When they turn up on eBay there's usually a bit of a scrap over them unfortunately.

As for vans, it's possible to build something close to an L&Y type using the body from an old Tri-ang Insulfish van.

 

. "Rehab for old Hornby Wagons - Modifying & Detailing RTR stock - RMweb" https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/60182-rehab-for-old-Hornby-wagons/

 

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1 hour ago, Siberian Snooper said:

Where can one acquire LYR wagons

I asked the same 18 months ago on here and a kind member supported me in acquiring some David Geen kits, not cheap, but cheaper than most current ebay offerings. I also acquired the odd long wheelbase MAJ kits, quite poor kits really, but from these I got to grips with the brake gear options and have since scratch built some of my own.

 

As mentioned, the Cambrian 16ft 303 chassis can be used to underpin the Triang Insulfish to make a decent diagram 3 covered goods van, or scratch build Dia1, Dia11 and several other 9ft underframe open wagons. I filed off the Gloucester brake V-hangars and replaced them with these.

 

A must have book to get you going is this.

 

Tip - look for a Dia89 Maj kit, a motor car van from 1913 which doesn't sell as well as the other LWB vans, and file the ends to make it an ordinary Dia82 van from 1910.

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