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Offline Byegad

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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #375 on: June 27, 2017, 02:28:34 pm »
I think our OP's problems will all be solved when Nicola Another-Phish gets her way and the Scots vote the 'right' way. The new Jerusalem that Scotland will become over-night will see model railways spontaneously spring up all over the land.

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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #376 on: August 29, 2017, 04:51:40 pm »
Well, it's been a while.  Do things get better?  Uh, not really.  It's been said before, but they really should have knocked the whole place down and started over.  There is so much money poured into it now that that is not going to happen.  There is still some talk of the residents having to move out on a temporary basis so I still have my layout plans on hold.
Here is the latest snap shot:

That was taken today from my front door, looking along the front of the building.  The doorway is currently closed off by a half height boarding arrangement which I leaned over to get that pic.  We are all forced to use the back doors for now and this is projected to be so for the next 3 weeks.  I am particularly annoyed about this development as I had advised the landlord about this drainage problem being there some 5 years ago and again 2 years ago.  They now have to replace all of the drains to the building, storm water, grey water and foul water.
My first forum drip on the subject of the work on the building was in August, 2015, so it's now 2 years since this nonsense started.
Will it ever end?  (answer on a postcard, addressed to my landlord)
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
Lovely!

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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #377 on: August 29, 2017, 09:14:57 pm »
Blimey, Allan :goggleeyes:
It must be awful living on a building site and with no end in sight you can rely on.
I'm sure your sense of humour (and the odd sticking of pins in an effigy of your landlord) will carry you through.

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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #378 on: October 10, 2017, 12:40:52 am »
Oh frumuous day!  We finally got our front doors back this morning.  That pic up there^ is not the case anymore.  The ground work has been completed and the area is now mono blocked and the new fences installed.  Also, the subcontractors have all removed their containers and portable workshops.  There is still some work to do as regards the new build flats that are linking the two blocks and a small amount of finalising at the back.  Then it's just general tidying and making good around the parking area.  All that will involve me, I THINK, is that they have a small amount of 'make good' work and an extractor fan to fit in my kitchen.

This has been the longest two years of my life!

I am hoping to get back to building a layout very soon now (unless I have jinxed it by saying that and the entire place gets taken away by an alien space craft!).  There are only five of the original twelve tenants who have stuck it out.  If I'd had any concept at the start I would have probably moved out too.  Anyhow, I think there is an end in sight at last.
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
Lovely!

Planning thread:
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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #379 on: October 10, 2017, 07:32:05 am »
Great news.  Very pleased for you.

Dave

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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #380 on: October 10, 2017, 08:33:18 am »
It's been a long time Allan. Hopefully things are getting back to normal now.
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.

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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #381 on: October 10, 2017, 08:46:14 am »
Morning,

Didn't really know about your woes but read back a little bit. Sounds like a nightmare so glad there's light at the end of your tunnel.

Make sure all the workers don't leave too soon though. I can foresee a post in August 2018 in General Discussion titled 'Where's my flippin' kitchen extractor fan!'  :D

Looking forward to your build.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #382 on: October 10, 2017, 08:58:43 am »
Glad to see some progress has been made, Allan, and I admire your sticking it out through all the upheaval. You deserve that model railway that's been on the horizon for too long.

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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #383 on: October 10, 2017, 09:05:17 am »
Here is the latest snap shot:



Well at least they've put a decent size DCC bus in for you ;)

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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #384 on: October 10, 2017, 12:55:58 pm »
...Well at least they've put a decent size DCC bus in for you ;)
DCC?  Oh yeah, isn't that the system that girlies use for their train sets?  :sorrysign:

Real men apply their 'currents' directly!  I hope I'm not 'raisin'  a new argument here.  :sorrysign: again!
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
Lovely!

Planning thread:
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=25873.0

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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #385 on: November 15, 2017, 08:47:20 pm »
Today there was a mega banging and crashing from the street outside where I live.  I went to see what was going on.  It was the sound of the contractors men as they took down the last of the site barriers at the front of the existing flats and chucked them on to a lorry.  There is a small area still blocked off at the front of the new build but that is likely to be gone in the next week or two.
I'm still waiting for the 'make good' visit from a bunch of trades people but I'm assured that this WILL happen before the end of November.  I hope they mean this year.
However, on the good side of things...  I got the annual breakdown of my power usage figures from the supplier yesterday.  Much of this extended work program has been the installation of improved insulation.  My electricity usage was almost the same as the last two years, no surprise there, but the gas consumption, used only for central heating and hot water, is down by over 65%!  :D
As soon as the 'make good' guys have been, I intend to get some new furniture and then it's back to a reasonably normal life (and to my layout)!!!  I have been seriously considering booking into a nice place for a week, after it's completely done, to sort of draw a line under it.
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
Lovely!

Planning thread:
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=25873.0

My website: Zog Trains

Run what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law
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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #386 on: November 15, 2017, 08:50:27 pm »
Go for it! A bit of a break, and a clean slate on return.  :thumbsup:
Tony

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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #387 on: November 15, 2017, 08:52:48 pm »
So pleased to hear the end maybe in sight, Allan, and that the light you can see at the end of the tunnel isn't some swine with a torch and pneumatic drill.
I, too, would think about a week away if I were in your shoes.

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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #388 on: November 15, 2017, 08:57:41 pm »
Go for it! A bit of a break, and a clean slate on return.  :thumbsup:

Seconded! A change is as good as a rest!

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Re: Return of Tales of future past... Oh yeah.....
« Reply #389 on: November 15, 2017, 09:30:18 pm »
Just think, in a few weeks you can look back on the last, (how long - I don't think I was an OAP when this all started ), and laugh about it all ............................. or  :'(
Get yourself off for a few days - preserved railway perhaps ???.
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.

 

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