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Author Topic: Gleneagles circa 1962  (Read 7883 times)

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #75 on: July 02, 2013, 03:07:19 pm »
No real progress to report. Money is a big issue at moment due to one dog illness and death and one dog dental work not being fully covered by insurance. Had to outlay over 4k these last few weeks. Credit card thankfully. Got 1800 back so far. May get some more in next week or so.....  but then again ......

That is a big restriction on progress.

Second restriction is that I have Dupeyetron's Contracture in both hands, left one being worse is now ready for surgery so that will take place in next 12 weeks. The right one is not as advanced and will hold for another year.

So, that will be surgery and then recuperation, physio etc. So we have to look longer term now.

I want to plan a Continental layout so I can manage that on the pc.

Touring in motorhome for a week in July so operation will be August/September time.


Brian  :beers:

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #76 on: July 02, 2013, 03:15:34 pm »
Hello Brian,

Sorry to hear about the loss of your dog and the other expensive health problems, then on top of that your impending operation.  I can only hope you are blessed with decent weather for your motorhome trip.

cheers John.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #77 on: July 02, 2013, 05:09:13 pm »
Sounds like you have been in the wars a bit lately, Brian :(
I hope you have a smashing break and that things improve for you soon :thumbsup:

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #78 on: July 02, 2013, 05:49:24 pm »
Blimey!

Sorry to learn that life has knocked you about a bit recently, Brian.

Hope that your week away will be enjoyable and forthcoming op lets you enjoy your hobby again.

Take it easy and please keep us posted on how you are doing.

Dave

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #79 on: July 04, 2013, 12:08:29 pm »
Would it be in bad taste to say "Break a leg"?  :D

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #80 on: July 04, 2013, 02:29:05 pm »
Would it be in bad taste to say "Break a leg"?  :D

 :laugh:

Probably, My wife badly broke her ankle last August.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #81 on: July 05, 2013, 07:03:06 am »
Ouch. Sorry..... :-[

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #82 on: May 20, 2016, 04:53:55 pm »
Courtesy of Alan Cox of Etched Pixels fame and Richard Boothby I now have a completed and motorised Wickham Railcar for Scottish Region.


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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #83 on: May 20, 2016, 08:38:05 pm »
That looks really nice.
I'm very envious.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #84 on: May 20, 2016, 08:59:55 pm »
It's similar to (but not the same, of course) to AC Cars Railbus W79977/8 (1964 to 1967) which were based at St. Blazey used on a shuttle service to Bodmin North from June 14th 1964, connecting with trains from Wadebridge to Bodmin Road at newly opened exchange platforms at Boscarne Junction, and also certain trips to Wadebridge. Now, I'd really like to have one of those for off-season services.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #85 on: October 12, 2017, 04:44:25 pm »
Reviving this thread again.

Sadly not much progress to date due to all sorts of issues! Let's just call it "Life".

Still been purchasing items though.

Had yet another operation to relieve Dupytren's Contracture in my right hand (second time) Got left one done second time in February.

So at least I can start to get my hands working again which should allow me to get the garage cleared so I can make room for the railway.

Hopefully I'll be able to report more progress.

Regards

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #86 on: October 12, 2017, 04:49:41 pm »
I do hope all will soon be well with your hands and that you'll be able to get on with your layout.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #87 on: October 12, 2017, 06:17:30 pm »
Current revised layout with added backscenes storage and a new access road onto layout.

At stage now to send off to check feasibility of build by professional builder.


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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #88 on: October 12, 2017, 06:50:48 pm »
That's a magnificent plan.  'N' gauge at its best.  And nice to see that you have space for Comrie.

I wish I had known Gleneagles then.  It was 1976 before I knew it.  A lot happened in that 14 years!

Best wishes.

John
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #89 on: October 12, 2017, 08:44:05 pm »
Oh heck :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes:
All those points, motors wiring etc



At stage now to send off to check feasibility of build by professional builder.


For me that would be the only way

 

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