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Offline keithbythe sea

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #210 on: July 11, 2017, 06:36:41 pm »
And on goes the roof...




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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #211 on: July 11, 2017, 06:42:34 pm »
Really excellent work, Keith.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #212 on: July 12, 2017, 07:37:12 pm »
With enthusiasm high the cladding crew quickly moved on to the conveyor, a full sides and roofing job, and put a roof on to part of the rock crusher unit.

Max X Posure, the island photographer, chartered a helicopter to capture some footage from the "sea" side of the island.



Not one to miss an opportunity he got the pilot to fly down lower to capture a sneak preview of a Class 22 hauling some recently re-painted hopper wagons on their way from the paint shop.




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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #213 on: July 12, 2017, 08:25:58 pm »
Thanks for the update, Keith. The rock crusher looks excellent.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #214 on: July 13, 2017, 10:36:05 am »
And on goes the roof...




Brilliant job Keith, well done. Now on to bigger things hey..  :thumbsup:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #215 on: July 16, 2017, 06:02:18 pm »
Those hoppers look grand in their new paint work, props on the layout its looking grand.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #216 on: July 20, 2017, 04:27:43 pm »
A major change... a large hole has appeared in the quarry floor  :o




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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #217 on: July 21, 2017, 03:01:45 pm »
Intriguing!
Is it a diamond mine? :confused1: :doh: :D

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #218 on: July 21, 2017, 03:52:29 pm »
Sorry, couldn't resist....

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7344/10363840764_273d7bb244_b.jpg

Anyway, yours looks far more comfortable.

Still thinking of proper answer.

Thunderbirds Tracey Island?

Sorry again, been in the sun.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #219 on: July 22, 2017, 03:04:25 pm »




Looks like Max also grabbed a photo of a secret nuclear reactor in the background.... adding weight to the tracey island theory :)

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #220 on: July 25, 2017, 07:56:26 am »
Thank you for your replies...
Not a diamond mine. I like the idea, maybe a future layout will have a multiple level mine, with a helix running around it. Where are my calm pills...

Mrs Keithbythe sea says I can't have a layout in the bathroom (nice idea, but NPN would be very concerned that there is no edge protection...)

Not a nuclear reactor, the base of my desk light, temporarily installed in the harbour for extra lighting for the photos. Another idea for the future, no stop.

It's an access hole for the inevitable derailments and track cleaning under the quarry. The original plan had one but my enthusiasm to get trains running meant that it was deemed to be an "unnecessary delay". As always real life has struck and out came the drill and saw...

However, it does mean that I can build the quarry floor detail as a separate model on plasticard base.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #221 on: July 25, 2017, 08:39:07 am »

However, it does mean that I can build the quarry floor detail as a separate model on plasticard base.


Knew there would be a silver lining in there somewhere, or as it is a mining theme, maybe that should be a silver seam :)

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #222 on: July 25, 2017, 08:43:35 am »
I thought that hole was something to do with a Thunderbirds launch pad and that Lady Penelope would turn up somewhere.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #223 on: July 25, 2017, 10:29:21 pm »
with reference to your query on my thread, I have a few cranes, far more than a preservation society needs, even for canabalising spares from!  Sure we can come to some arrangement :)

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #224 on: July 26, 2017, 07:09:20 am »
Thank you Andrew. I'm after a land based crane (rather than rail). Because of Sonmel's back story I can be very flexible on type and era. I will pm you.

 

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