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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #270 on: January 11, 2017, 09:32:45 pm »
 :hellosign: Here's hoping your wife is feeling better soon Brian, & out of the carnage all will be looking good presently
        regards Derek.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #271 on: January 12, 2017, 06:04:20 am »
Looks like a good, fairly simple plan to me, Brian.

Are the two sidings along the top for storage? Are these needed if you have cassettes? Their presence will restrict what sort of scenery you'll be able to construct along the back.

Best wishes to you and your wife
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #272 on: January 12, 2017, 08:58:42 pm »
Looks like a good, fairly simple plan to me, Brian.

Are the two sidings along the top for storage? Are these needed if you have cassettes? Their presence will restrict what sort of scenery you'll be able to construct along the back.

Best wishes to you and your wife
Webbo

Yes and no to the sidings! Wagons coming from one side of the Y can be left there to be collected to disapear down the other side of the Y. If I feel a bout of shunting coming on then there are the sidings to use. There will be a mini scenic break between the sidings and the track at the back. Also the two sidings at the back can be used as part of the station, just a little down the line. Imagination is a great thing. :D
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #273 on: January 12, 2017, 09:32:01 pm »
Thanks for the update, Brian. I take it the station is Withy Junction? I'm very glad that you've, finally, got back your big monitor in working order. I'll email you a BR Ferry 'anchor' symbol and a 'cycle' symbol for SR CCTs converted to carry tourist bikes.

If the station is Withy Junction shouldn't the goods yard have a few more sidings? (Don't worry about N Scale plastic crates and sacks, for the yard area, as I have an abundance and some will be sent in the next parcel.)

I hope to catch up on last month's 'through' train pictures, soon.

Have Durscombe, the brewery and the transfer shed (rail/canal) all gone, now? 8-(

All the best,
Chris

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #274 on: January 12, 2017, 10:23:14 pm »
Chris, I put a long post up last night which I can't see now, explaining about the layout. I have "lost" a couple of replies to other threads recently. Webbo asked about cassettes which I mentioned in that missing thread. Basically all will remain as before with a simpler plan. The priority is to lay the roundy and Withy Jct as this is the most complex of all and also will give me the opportunity to run trains. When I can get rid of junk that has accumulated I'll take some photos and draw up a complete plan so that things are clearer.

I laid out Withy Jct tonight to see if the plan was OK and surprise, surprise it all fitted so that must bode well for the future. There's a cold snap on the way so I don't think I'll be doing much in the next few days. I'll concentrate on logos.

I did a bit of table thumping at the hospital today and we have an appointment with the chief surgeon in 10 days  time. Not good but better than the 4 months waiting for an endoscope examination and much better than my 10 month wait to see a specialist.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #275 on: January 13, 2017, 08:00:35 am »
Thanks for your reply, Brian. That all sounds good news. I sometimes lose posts. I think it happens when two separate people are posting at the same time. Before posting, I copy the text so that I can repost it if it fails.

I'm very pleased that nothing has been 'lost' just re-organised for ease of operation. Yes, it's definitely important to be able to run trains, relax and watch them go by. (I used to do this on my first, roundy-roundy layout.)

I really hope all will go well for you both healthwise. We're all looking forward to the logos as there are now many wagons and vans awaiting them. 8-)

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #276 on: January 13, 2017, 08:54:03 pm »
I'll get in contact with you over the weekend re the logos.
Got the cork underlay down this evening so perhaps a little track laying shortly.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #277 on: January 13, 2017, 08:57:19 pm »
Always a good sign when track laying starts Brian.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Trepol Bay :
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=1392
Port Perran :
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=1004

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #278 on: January 13, 2017, 09:35:25 pm »
I'll get in contact with you over the weekend re the logos.
Got the cork underlay down this evening so perhaps a little track laying shortly.

Many thanks, Brian. Very good news about the new tracklaying. I need to reply to your previous message and send you the BR anchor and bicycle logos. I should finish a lot more goods rolling stock, this weekend. Most are prepainted wagons and vans for completion by Martin and some of those will then go to you, from me, but not this month, I think.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #279 on: January 17, 2017, 05:18:50 am »
Where does time go?
A quick update.


This is the revamped plan. Any comments or suggestions welcomed. The line to the bottom right will go to cassettes, the left hand side will also go to cassettes but will also be connected so that it's a roundy layout. So i have the choice of round or end to end or a mixture. One thing I'm not too sure about is the track between the junction and station. OK or should I make it double tracked? It would make the junction much more complicated and I don't think I'll have enough room for more points. I think I've answered my own question. :doh:


The carnage of change. :worried:
At least now I can reach everywhere easily and the whole layout is simpler and more manageable. Progress will be slow as it's cold in the shed, yes it gets cold here. Our house is 1,000 ft and very exposed and also I have a rather poorly wife to look after.
At long last my big monitor has been repaired so I must get back to decal making.
SWMBO has just given me permission to search the internet for some bargains. Happy laddie!


Great looking plan Brian, it will a lot easier has you say to reach over. You have very good ideas and i love the way you tell a story about your trains.
Hope you had success with your bargain shopping, you deserve it.      :thumbsup:

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #280 on: January 17, 2017, 08:53:33 pm »
Stories give a sense of reality to non reality, if you follow that. ???
Chris in Prague is the story teller of story tellers! :thumbsup:
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #281 on: January 17, 2017, 09:13:30 pm »
Thank you, Brian. However, you've been able to tell some good stories, too, about Withy Junction, Durnscombe, the local industries and local characters, too and my original inspiration was Martin's stories of Port Perran.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #282 on: January 18, 2017, 04:48:11 am »
Stories give a sense of reality to non reality, if you follow that. ???
Chris in Prague is the story teller of story tellers! :thumbsup:

I think we can all tell a story about something donít you think lol.           :thumbsup:

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #283 on: January 18, 2017, 11:51:22 am »
It looks like a good plan.  Do you have a heater in the shed?  I have one with a thermostat and time switch and it stops it from getting too cold.  It runs over night on cheap electricity, but you may not have that available there.  Anyway, good luck with the revised layout.
With kind regards
Laurence

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #284 on: January 18, 2017, 08:58:06 pm »
The problem is that I live off grid and am dependent on solar panels and a generator. Heating is be a wood burning stove or bottled gas heater, so no heating in the shed.
We woke up to this this morning. A very unusual occurrence, the last time about 17 years ago. Snow fell on the beaches here for the first time in 100 years. There was total chaos on the roads with the majority closed for several hours.


Not a very good photo but it was blowing a blizzard at the time and was taken about 8am. At least our house looks inviting.
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