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Offline GrahamB

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2011, 09:37:56 am »
great looking layout you have there  :thumbsup:

just wondering are those trees you have "sea moss" trees or something else

dave  :thumbsup:
Some of the trees are "seamoss". While they do look wonderful to begin with, I find they are high maintenance on a portable layout like this and they do become brittle over time. Sadly I've replaced some trees with the more standard commercial type for the time being but I am thinking of making some out of wire or dead conifer which is an idea I've seen and seems to work.
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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2012, 09:24:06 pm »
Just to let you know that Southbridge will be venturing out of darkest Kent and will be at the East Grinstead Show 17th & 18th March 2012.

Come and say hello.
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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2012, 12:34:42 pm »
This really is a very nice layout, superb modelling and my era. Best wishes for the East Grinstead exhibition unfortunately to far for me to go.
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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2012, 04:32:11 pm »
Very nice indeed. I love the tranquil, countryside 'steam-era' atmosphere you have created.  It makes you feel like no one locks their doors and there is hovis and bisto.

Are you thinking about installing working semaphores now they are out? It seems that would be very satisfying for a signalman!

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« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2012, 04:44:16 pm »
I`m not only impressed but very jealous of that fantastic layout  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2012, 05:44:33 pm »
Thankyou for the complementary comments. I'm not sure they're totally deserved. We'll see what people think of it when they see it "in the flesh" so to speak.

Working signals? Hmmm. That could be expensive.
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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2012, 08:44:19 pm »

Nice work.  :thumbsup:  I'd love to see this in the flesh but sadly for me the this side of Laura is a long way away from your side of the country!

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2012, 03:13:29 pm »
Well the layout is all packed up and ready to go to East Grinstead early Saturday morning. I know it's only Wednesday but it makes sure I take time to clean and lubricate the stock so everythings as good as I can get it.

Details of the show can be found at http://www.egmrc.org.uk/exhibiti.htm

After this show it's next planned outing is Folkestone in October.

Now, where did I put the Gremlin killer?
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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2012, 08:52:53 pm »
Absouloutely beautiful little layout mate! Just my kind of thing  :wave:

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2012, 09:24:03 pm »
Had a good day at East Grinstead today. Only two Gremlins.

A push button switch appeared broken on setup but worked normally as soon as I showed it the soldering iron.

Half way through the afternoon a changeover switch decided it wanted to be an on/off switch. Tomorrow morning it will become and ex switch!

Lots of nice comments but no-one from this forum?
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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2012, 09:31:38 pm »
All the praise is justfied.  Its simple and neat and shows what effect and atmosphere you can achieve without cramming every bit of available space with track.  I would be very proud of that.


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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2012, 01:23:20 pm »
Nipped over to East Grinstead this morning (Sunday).

Worth the visit and good to see the great layout and have a chat.

Bought a few bits including a GF Prairie tanker which has blown the budget for both April and May! Must now get on with some basic construction work but still waiting for my track and points order to arrive from Hattons. They shipped it by post last Monday and it'still not got to Sevenoaks. Grrrrr!

Hope the guy you helped in that nasty crash recovers OK.

Regards

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2012, 06:57:01 pm »
Nipped over to East Grinstead this morning (Sunday).

Worth the visit and good to see the great layout and have a chat.

Bought a few bits including a GF Prairie tanker which has blown the budget for both April and May! Must now get on with some basic construction work but still waiting for my track and points order to arrive from Hattons. They shipped it by post last Monday and it'still not got to Sevenoaks. Grrrrr!

Hope the guy you helped in that nasty crash recovers OK.

Regards

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Good to meet up. Hattons are normally very good but once they've posted it, it's out of their hands.

Last we heard the guy had been flown to Kings College Hospital London. Needless to say we had a very casual drive home and made it safe and sound.
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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2012, 01:21:56 pm »
nice layout, do like the track going over another line, what sort of incline is it, must be steep, to join the main line so quickly.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2012, 04:25:25 pm »
nice layout, do like the track going over another line, what sort of incline is it, must be steep, to join the main line so quickly.
It's about one in thirty with a slight incline of the main line over the bridge. A 14XX and auto coach manages it OK. The GWR Terrier has no trouble at all along with the Farish Panniers.
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