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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2012, 10:08:57 pm »
Thanks for all of the comments chaps.  :)  I could certainly try and put a camera in there Fratton!  :D

No, there are no tanks in this one, and I didn't even look at the Vickers plant!  ;D  This will be strictly for NSE cabbages (apparently that's what I called carriages as a little boy, and it's kind of stuck since my parents told/reminded me about it when I was a teenager)! :P

And Yes Mustermark, they're from Jeff.  Top bloke! :thumbsup:

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2012, 06:01:44 pm »
Here are a couple of pictures of my large traverser.  I think I can get 16 lanes onto it, and 8 carriages on each - but I haven't accurately measured.

Traverser flush with the layout:-


Traverser moved over:-


A quick shot of my new shed that arrived yesterday:-


And a shot of my train room with most of the layout boards complete.  A plumber is due round this weekend, so it's a mess in here at the moment with lots of boxes on the boards.  :(


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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2012, 06:26:22 pm »
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

can i come round yours when this is done :D:D:D:D please

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2012, 07:16:22 pm »
Cripes, Tank - hope you're not going to use those automatic weapons on the plumber :o :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2012, 08:28:43 pm »
Whoops, I forgot they were there.  :D

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

can i come round yours when this is done :D:D:D:D please

Of course!   :thumbsup:  It'll be a long time yet.  It's taken me over a year to get this far!

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2012, 08:40:55 pm »
Worth ther wait mate

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2012, 10:13:19 pm »
Good stuff Tank. Nice update.  Love that shed.

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Re: Newark SouthEaston
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2012, 10:21:42 am »
The RAF base (which doesn't technically exist yet!) is be prepared in case of a second invasion to the Falklands....


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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2012, 11:00:36 am »
Well Jealous now ;D

Gotta get me a Vulcan bomber. Where did you get the Rapier air defense systems from?


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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2012, 11:10:26 am »
I was originally going to get the Corgi Vulcan (about 45) for my 30th birthday in 4 weeks, but I decided to get this model which was 13!  Bargain!!!  I preferred the decals, and the cockpit has clear plastic, whereas the Corgi 'glass' is painted for some mad reason.

The rapier and radar trailers are from:- http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/images/catalogue/MBV301.jpg  You must have missed them!  ;D

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2012, 11:14:52 am »
Ah yes! Which reminds me, I'm placing an order Tuesday!
Don't worry some 432's are on the list! ;)


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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2012, 06:32:00 pm »
The Vulcan looks great Tank. :thumbsup:  I saw a real one at Duxford, very impressive bit of kit. My ex-father-in-law told me that as a student he had a summer job riveting the panels on vulcan wings.

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2012, 06:39:59 pm »
He did that as a summer job?!  Excellent!  I saw the Vulcan fly in 1989 at Southend.  I was only 6-7, and I remember my face lit up as it flew past, and then I had to cover my ears as hard as I could!!!!! :smiley-laughing: 

I was supposed to see X558 (?) at Biggin Hill a couple of years ago, but they couldn't get it off the ground on the Saturday that I went.  I did see it from Kenley Aerodrome on the Sunday looking towards Biggin Hill though. :beers:

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2012, 06:56:15 pm »
IIRC he told me it was one of the first planes to be constructed in a particular way where the rivets are flush with the surface and nothing is bolted, like modern jets are now.  I think it was between his degree and PhD in Mech Eng and would've been very late 50s or early 60s, probably in Liverpool or Manchester.

That's a real shame you didnt get to see it fly.

I thought the Tornado was vey cool, but nothing else at Duxford came close to the thrill of seeing and hearing the Spitfire flying!

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2012, 09:41:42 am »
I am actually old enough to have seen the Vulcan flying in service.  Size of a bomber - flies like a fighter...  But you are so right Mustermark the Spitfire is the iconic fighter.  You don't have to see it - you can tell by the sound it's a Spitfire...  The greatest fighter of them all.... 

So now I have to justify a Spitfire flying over the Brighton Belle on an excursion passing a Schools class on another excursion all on a North Kent based "White Country" layout I haven't built yet - and I thought the building was goint to be difficult... ::)

Tank, keep going with the photos - loving the progress...

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