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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #3960 on: August 05, 2017, 05:54:35 pm »
It turns out that the notebook PC problem was a failing fan not the HDD, so all my data should be safe and I should have the notebook back, next Wednesday, with a new fan and new bigger HDD with all the data and the old HDD as a backup.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #3961 on: August 05, 2017, 07:21:30 pm »
Glad to hear that your arm is on the mend Chris.
And that the notebook problem isn't too serious.
Enjoy the rest of your break and I look forward to some pictures of the station area at Cant Cove.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #3962 on: August 06, 2017, 12:02:12 am »
 :hellosign: Good to hear your excellent news Chris
      regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #3963 on: August 06, 2017, 06:01:05 am »
Thank you, Martin and Derek. I hope you're also enjoying your holiday, Martin. Today, we plan to ride in a very old electric railcar on the first electric railway in the Czech lands. The sun is shining but it should be cooler than recent days.
I am looking forward to working on Cant Cove, later this week.

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« Reply #3964 on: August 07, 2017, 07:23:25 am »
Good to hear that things are improving for you Chris.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #3965 on: August 08, 2017, 07:13:37 pm »
Thank you, Keith. I'm safely back at home but will be out most of tomorrow. But, I hope to collect my repaired notebook PC in the afternoon. For the rest of the week, I plan to complete some painting and work on Cant Cove. I hope to post some more photos. This weekend, I hope to conclude the current stories.

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« Reply #3966 on: August 10, 2017, 07:46:55 pm »
I got my notebook PC back with a new silent fan, the software installed on a SSD (making it much quicker to start) and a new 2TB HDD BUT without the non-Microsoft SW (which I have now re-installed) and recent files (mainly since July but some are missing from earlier months).

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« Reply #3967 on: August 10, 2017, 09:36:10 pm »
Hi there Chris, nice to hear you have you new computer up and running.The ssd drives do make a big difference to boot up times,I have been running them for years now would not use anything lesser. M2's are the next fast drives, solid state again, plug in on to the motherboard. By the way thanks for the tree's I even found a use for the very bright green ones, I cut one up to make the weeds near the river scene, painted the tops yellow so they look like cowslip.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #3968 on: August 13, 2017, 12:43:58 pm »
Thanks, Chris. I have a Lenovo Y580 which always had two hard disk drives but, before, the software had not been installed on the SSD. It now has a new SSD and a new HDD (as I had thought the old 2TB HDD was failing; it was not and now is an up-to-date backup). Both the HDDs are hybrid drives with a SSD component. I have now completed copying over all the data and re-installing the software. However, now the PC seems to have problems keeping the clock up-to-time after 'sleeping' so, I'm wondering if the system battery needs replacing?

I have done a very small amount of scenic work at Cant Cove: fitting small pieces of fencing along the Castle Estates branch and across the end of the former mineral tramway bridge but, mainly, have been painting 'Little People' railwaymen, policemen and road workers; plus Extra-LWB goods stock with the aim of posting more parcels off, next week. I'm also awaiting delivery of 2 parcels which should have been delivered this past week.

Very bad weather prevented me taking any photos., but, tomorrow, I plan to.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #3969 on: August 13, 2017, 01:02:36 pm »
Hi Chris,computer is easy fix get yourself a cr2032 battery just done the same with mine.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #3970 on: August 13, 2017, 02:27:42 pm »
Hi Chris,computer is easy fix get yourself a cr2032 battery just done the same with mine.

Thanks, Chris. I can buy one, here, but would not know where and how to fit it, so I'll have to ask the guy who services my notebook PC.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #3971 on: August 15, 2017, 08:52:04 pm »
As promised, two days' work on Cant Cove.

First, the station platforms.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5r1d50ququd0jkb/20170815_124742.jpg?dl=0

The light grey paved sections (courtesy of Lawrence) versus a bought dark grey self-adhesive card paved section.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/falxawuynvndo6z/20170815_124757.jpg?dl=0

With a section of stone walling in place. (This has been part-completed for many months!)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gv4ay9ykm80sgem/20170815_124810.jpg?dl=0

The base balsa wood sections (which have been waiting many months to be glued in place) to form the embankment beyond the Down platform.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4rntypsbadk6ifb/20170815_124824.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tqx1obc3cz8dwja/20170815_124829.jpg?dl=0

Three tiny pieces of white fencing added by the Castle Branch.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mkjb53sdrswcpdg/20170815_124855.jpg?dl=0

A Royal Navy convey (part of the story to be continued) passes in the background.

Another piece of white fencing added to the end of the former mineral tramway bridge. (The end of the bridge appears distorted due to the angle.)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e0ellu7vi5rzg0z/20170815_124902.jpg?dl=0

I needed to add some more scatter to the Castle Branch cutting side to cover some bare areas.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2nusnibyagfmnml/20170815_124917.jpg?dl=0

The Down platform successfully removed from the glued balsa wood. (After I had bought a new small kitchen knife, this morning, especially for this job.)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vwocd1aei3hunj8/20170815_124942.jpg?dl=0

The Royal Navy convoy returning from Trevelver Castle to Cant Cove goods yard.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jtivc5vv7fot4zt/20170815_124959.jpg?dl=0

Today, the plastering (with tile grout) was successfully completed.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/k2tkd2ui3mz7e6s/20170815_173637.jpg?dl=0

The stone wall section is under this plaster!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3nryn8jvsfa8tm4/20170815_173646.jpg?dl=0

The last two hill areas 'plastered'.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/19onx0wgzxq4ny8/20170815_173656.jpg?dl=0

By the road up to Trevelver Castle.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/seamghswr0toge2/20170815_173706.jpg?dl=0

By the Holy Well.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zprhhnwev00cz2u/20170815_173719.jpg?dl=0

When I have time, I'll learn how to use the Gallery.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #3972 on: August 15, 2017, 08:59:06 pm »
Thanks for the photos Chris.  A lot of progress there!
With kind regards
Laurence

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #3973 on: August 15, 2017, 09:03:51 pm »
A nice set of photos. It's coming on well. May i ask what you rub in the bath? (last photo) Please don't incriminate yourself.
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #3974 on: August 15, 2017, 10:24:10 pm »
Hi Chris,

Nice pics. Can I just ask, roughly what is the height between the platform and the beach? I've got a similar thing going on on my Principat d'Izaro layout (probs starting thread but will be soon) but not sure what height to start the sand beach. I know it doesn't matter really as landscapes are all different but yours just looks right to me.

Anyway, thanks for sharing and don't tell Mito anything, its between you and your bath.

Cheers Weave  :beers:


 

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