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Author Topic: what are people doing on their layout right now  (Read 300109 times)

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2760 on: August 03, 2018, 10:34:06 pm »
Test running my latest aquisition from Hattons. a pre-owned Minitrix (Actually 'Hornby-Minitrix') Class 27. Its already into my 'rebuild programme' and will soon join the existing fleet of 27's (Minitrix, Graham farish converted 33's and Dapol.) Some of the minitrix are verging on 50m years old and still going strong. I wonder if any of theDapols will still be running 50 years hence (Not that I'll ever know!) Most of the Graham Farish chassis are 'S.u.' now. This latest is almost brand new and doesn't seem to have been used much. I'm well pleased. :)

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2761 on: August 09, 2018, 11:27:16 pm »
Approximately one year into construction of my first layout I have been trying my hand at scenery; building hills, road, tunnel mouths, static grass, more trees than Ashdown forest, etc.
Consequently no train running for about 6 weeks, I have started to be more irritable than ever at work, wake up shouting strange tongues and my dogs think I have finally gone barking mad.

Is this normal?

 :pint: :pint

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2762 on: August 10, 2018, 06:54:05 am »
Not a lot , i've effectively had a fortnight off, but tonight I'll be playing musical base boards, as a "finished for now board", is replaced by a "track but nothing else board", on the modelling table,..

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2763 on: August 10, 2018, 07:08:28 am »
Major restoration, and I mean major. Lot of work required.

Oh, and running my new RevolutioN tankers on the parts of the layout that work!  :thumbsup:

Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2764 on: August 10, 2018, 07:30:16 am »



Decided to take the green 6B out of the display case and give it a run with the 6S

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2765 on: August 10, 2018, 07:45:23 am »
Approximately one year into construction of my first layout I have been trying my hand at scenery; building hills, road, tunnel mouths, static grass, more trees than Ashdown forest, etc.
Consequently no train running for about 6 weeks, I have started to be more irritable than ever at work, wake up shouting strange tongues and my dogs think I have finally gone barking mad.

Is this normal?

 :pint: :pint

Yup!

Suggested remedy:

Several  :pint: followed by plenty of running trains which will soon have you back to whatever you and the dog(s) regard as 'Normal'!

HTH

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2766 on: August 10, 2018, 07:55:00 am »
Excellent advice.  :beers:

In fact I'm currently in the local bowling club doing just that.  :beers:
« Last Edit: August 10, 2018, 07:56:18 am by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2767 on: August 10, 2018, 09:55:28 am »

Is this normal?


Pah! You're asking us if this is normal? :o
That's not normal :no:

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2768 on: August 13, 2018, 01:37:11 pm »
Just having a nice final running session on Parish End before I have my Total Hip Replacement operation tomorrow.  I'll be off my feet and unable to do much for a few weeks unfortunately
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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2769 on: August 13, 2018, 04:16:01 pm »
@Mike Hamilton
Sorry to hear that, Mike. I had my right hip replaced 3 years ago and wasn't allowed to drive for 3 weeks. That was worse than the op!

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2770 on: August 13, 2018, 04:38:01 pm »
@Mike Hamilton
Sorry to hear that, Mike. I had my right hip replaced 3 years ago and wasn't allowed to drive for 3 weeks. That was worse than the op!


Thank you for the reply.

I'm not allowed to drive for 6 to 8 weeks.
No nooky for a minimum of 8.
No standing or sitting for long periods.
The list of cant do's goes on forever.
Hopefully I'll be able to crack on with the layout once the pain goes and I end up with a daily routine.
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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2771 on: August 13, 2018, 05:08:11 pm »
My better half had a new hip last November.  The worst things were:
a) she had to inject herself with anti clotting stuff for 28 days.  And our surgery was very coy about taking the special waste box.  I took it to the surgery where I am chaplain each week.
b)  I had to change the anti clotting tight sock as she could not bend.

Indeed no nooky for a while and make sure you do all the exercises they set you

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2772 on: August 13, 2018, 05:13:29 pm »
As to what I am doing on the layout.  I recently made up a North Fife circle rake using Adam's sides on Farish coaches - runs behind my Dapol Class 68.  On the somewhat ropy track of the club layout we displayed at the Silverfox show last Saturday the coaches were bouncing and derailing.  So I have been sticking lead underneath.  Also on the Mark 2 coaches for the Deerstalker express - same problem.

I have also been working on a Class 29 - Langley body and Poole style 25/3chassis.  Still trying to get the body to sit lower on the chassis.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2773 on: August 13, 2018, 05:51:41 pm »
Hopefully all goes well for you Mike and that you return to full and complete functionality asap.
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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2774 on: August 13, 2018, 09:38:55 pm »

I'm not allowed to drive for 6 to 8 weeks.
No nooky for a minimum of 8.
No standing or sitting for long periods.
The list of cant do's goes on forever.


That is a cruel list - fancy not being able to drive for 6 to 8 weeks!  :o

Good luck  and I hope all goes well.  :thumbsup:
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