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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #270 on: November 06, 2017, 07:33:44 am »
That's a very nice formation, Keith.

Takes me back to my student days!


Thank you John. I guess that you aren’t a geologist since you speak of your student days? Perhaps a geographer or engineer maybe?  :hmmm:

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« Reply #271 on: January 10, 2018, 04:17:49 pm »
Terraforming has been progressing at only slightly faster than geological timescales...

However, the team have now installed the road and supporting rocks. This has also included the wing wall to the bridge abutment.






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« Reply #272 on: January 10, 2018, 04:48:25 pm »
Looks good Keith.
The rock strata and cliff face look excellent. Reminds me a bit of Shanklin on the Isle of Wight.
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« Reply #273 on: January 10, 2018, 05:46:27 pm »
Lets face it... that terraforming rocks   :headbang:  Cracking (or should that be fracking) stuff Keith

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« Reply #274 on: January 12, 2018, 07:43:51 am »
Thank you Andrew and Martin.
I see what you mean about Shanklin, we were there a couple of years ago. Subliminal messages I think, not exactly what I was aiming for, but hey ho!
No fracking on Sonmel, unless of course oil supplies get short and we have to consider gas powered locos!?

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« Reply #275 on: January 17, 2018, 09:08:18 am »
The terraformers have leapt to their own defence after what they see as harsh comments about their pace of work. They have pointed out that they have been working on many other projects in recent weeks. For evidence they produce the attached example of one of their many projects...



{Sorry, not the correct gauge I know, but the terraformers were insistent...]

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« Reply #276 on: January 17, 2018, 09:11:06 am »
Think you've got a short there !  :D

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« Reply #277 on: January 17, 2018, 06:40:50 pm »
The terraformers have leapt to their own defence after what they see as harsh comments about their pace of work. They have pointed out that they have been working on many other projects in recent weeks. For evidence they produce the attached example of one of their many projects...



{Sorry, not the correct gauge I know, but the terraformers were insistent...]


Scary biscuits!  :worried:

This is exactly why it is essential to have a mongoose available at all times during layout construction.

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« Reply #278 on: January 18, 2018, 08:49:59 am »
Mark, yes more than one I suspect. That’s the beauty of Brio of course, the motive power is all contained in the rolling stock! Now if someone could perfect that approach in n gauge,  :hmmm:

John, the terraformer’s motto is “failing to prepare is preparing to fail” (stolen from somewhere else me thinks). Therefore they always carry a mongoose, “just in case”. My granddaughter (22 months old) discovered that Sid the snake could “hide” under the bridge.

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« Reply #279 on: January 18, 2018, 10:24:54 am »
I hope you realise 'Hissing Sid' has drunk the entire river dry and needs a good talking to ;D

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« Reply #280 on: January 18, 2018, 12:21:51 pm »
I hope you realise 'Hissing Sid' has drunk the entire river dry and needs a good talking to ;D

Where's Captain Beaky and his Band when they are needed! 

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« Reply #281 on: January 18, 2018, 10:53:11 pm »
Mark, yes more than one I suspect. That’s the beauty of Brio of course, the motive power is all contained in the rolling stock! Now if someone could perfect that approach in n gauge,  :hmmm:

John, the terraformer’s motto is “failing to prepare is preparing to fail” (stolen from somewhere else me thinks). Therefore they always carry a mongoose, “just in case”. My granddaughter (22 months old) discovered that Sid the snake could “hide” under the bridge.

Thank you sir, this is the proper spirit of railways, you can keep your rivet counters! :D

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« Reply #282 on: January 21, 2018, 04:32:45 pm »
Just finished assembling this piece of heavy lifting gear.

Mighty fiddly doing the staircases and handrails, but very good model to work with.

Having carefully hand painted everything it now needs a serious session or two of making it look used.




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« Reply #283 on: January 21, 2018, 05:20:36 pm »
A fine job, Keith. I hope the crane driver has a head for heights; that's a steep drop down the nearby cliff!

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« Reply #284 on: January 21, 2018, 05:26:35 pm »
Thank you Chris. Yes, bit of a drop!

When the weathering is done and the crane rails installed, and the conveyor made and fitted, and weathered and the landscaping finished, and the fencing made and installed and the... it will hopefully be less scary.  ;)

 

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