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Author Topic: The Train Shed Project  (Read 52446 times)

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Offline port perran

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1305 on: August 11, 2017, 06:26:11 pm »
I do particularly like the way the two bridges sit across the running lines Laurence. I'm interested as to how you achieve the join although I doubt it should be too difficult.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1306 on: August 11, 2017, 06:58:33 pm »
Its developing into a brilliant looking layout

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1307 on: August 11, 2017, 07:32:31 pm »
Laurence

Hope you feel much better tomorrow.

Thank you for the splendid pictures.

All best wishes.

John

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1308 on: August 11, 2017, 08:55:42 pm »
I'm new to this site and this is the first full thread I've read, absolutely amazing work so far Lawrence.

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1309 on: August 11, 2017, 08:59:42 pm »
I'm new to this site and this is the first full thread I've read, absolutely amazing work so far Lawrence.
Welcome aboard Chris.
Any chance of a quick  introduction in the Welcome section?
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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1310 on: August 12, 2017, 07:59:38 am »
The origins of the railway in Marton Hinmarche go back beyond the advent of the AWR.  Originally, there was a horse-drawn tramway built between Marton and Shipton.  When the AWR arrived, it was only natural for this to be upgraded to a branch line of the AWR.  In order for the London Road to cross the AWR a bridge was constructed at the UP end of the station.  There were plans to connect Kingston, a village further UP the mainline, with Norton and, although work started on it, the plans were abandoned when it was realised that there would never be sufficient traffic without a connection to Marton Hinmarche.  A few years later, the plans were resurrected, but this time the branch started at Marton.  Hence it was necessary to build a second bridge for the London Road to cross the branch line.  Originally, the branch was planned to be double track, but the second track was only ever constructed for a short way beyond the bridge, serving as a loop line for goods traffic.  Later even this was removed, leaving a head shunt for the milk loop from the creamery.
With kind regards
Laurence

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1311 on: August 12, 2017, 08:37:22 pm »
The back story and development of this layout just get better and better. It's great too to read how the back stories of multiple layouts are intermingling and connecting histories together. Great work.

Cheers, Timmo

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1312 on: August 12, 2017, 09:30:02 pm »
Well, itís been a bit of an up and down day today.  First thing, I managed to add the capping stones to the second bridge and part of the decking.  I was hoping to join the two bridges this afternoon. 

After our usual walk into town to the butchers and coffee shop (amongst others) we walked home again and I spent the rest of the morning picking out the peas and laying some edging pavers.  By picking out the peas I mean removing everything that was worth harvesting ready to dismantle the pea bed next week.  By laying the block pavers, I simply put them in place ready for proper sinking later.  This afternoon I had planned to pick raspberries and lift some potatoes before returning to the train shed. 

Unfortunately, Celia managed to do something to her eye, which caused her a great deal of pain.  She had been weeding in the rose bed when a thorn caught her sleeve.  As she freed herself the eye became very painful.  I tried to sort it: I looked at it with my Optivisor but could see nothing.  We tried sluicing it with clean water, but to no effect.  So, in the end, I had to whisk her off to A&E, which took up the rest of the afternoon.  It turns out that something must have hit her cornea and caused a contusion.  She was given a local anaesthetic and some dye in the eye to help diagnose the problem.  We came away with some ointment that has to be administered four times a day for the next five days.  So, in the end, I never got down to the Train Shed, apart from fetching the Optivisor.

After tea (evening meal, not cup of) I did manage to get into the Train Shed briefly to take the Optivisor back and add the joining wall between the bridges.



Our cup of tea was taken at A&E, unfortunately in a paper cup, but when itís a choice between paper cup and nothing, Iím afraid paper cup wins every time.  I have still to add the parapet wall between the two bridges, but I should be able to get that done in the morning.  Iím not feeling too good again tonight.  Iím not as bad as last night, but I think I still have a bit of a temperature.  I was fine until we got home from A&E.  Perhaps itís the thought of hospitals thatís the problem.
With kind regards
Laurence

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1313 on: August 12, 2017, 10:01:52 pm »
Bad enough to have an eye injury but I'm glad it wasn't worse.
You are getting on with your layout much faster than I am. It's looking very good indeed.
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1314 on: August 12, 2017, 10:08:36 pm »
Sorry to read between the pair of you it's not been a good day.

I've had numerous eye problems so more than sympathise with your good lady and hope she is more comfortable very soon.

You too, Laurence.

Take it easy both!

Dave G

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1315 on: August 12, 2017, 10:11:05 pm »
I hope Celia's eye is not too painful or uncomfortable and soon clears up.  By the way, the bridges are looking good.  :thumbsup:
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1316 on: August 12, 2017, 11:14:23 pm »
Hopefully our amazing NHS provided succour and solution for your partner.

As a wise man never said "It is tea.  I shall continue to suffer this mortal coil whether it be served to me in bone china or a paper cup, for I am an English man."

Graham, kettle on...
"I don't think anybody is anybody else's moral compass. Maybe listening to my music is not the best idea if you live a very constricted life. Or maybe it is." - Lou Reed.

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1317 on: August 13, 2017, 12:24:40 am »
Hi Laurence,

Hope you and Celia are doing OK. I am a landscape/maintenance gardener by trade but won't give a lecture on eye protection as I don't do it myself when it comes to weeding round or pruning thorny plants.

I look and feel like Steve McQueen after his bike crashes in the Great Escape sometimes!. Spiky plants are the worst but think my eyes have learn't to shut in advance over the years. Have still got a scar on my eyelid standing up too quickly next to a Phormium.

Please tell her I feel her pain.

Back to railways, think the bridge looks great. Also as just gave 'thank yous' to your ballasting, think that looks fantastic too.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1318 on: August 13, 2017, 08:08:15 am »
I hope that you are both ok. Take things easy.
Like you, I hate paper cups but I'm afraid it has to be coffee for me.
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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #1319 on: August 13, 2017, 08:31:50 am »
Laurence

Best wishes to you both for a quick recovery.

John

 

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