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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #75 on: March 30, 2017, 02:43:40 pm »
Thanks for asking Dave.  Sadly I've had no time.  :(  I have bought lots of 'Really Useful Boxes' to organise and store various things in the loft, instead of balancing various things on top of each other!  :D  This should give me more room, and then I can perhaps find more time in the future to crack on with it.
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #76 on: March 31, 2017, 09:32:23 am »
Hope you find a bit of time, was enjoying catching up with this layout, the platforms were impressive as was the buffers you made up

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #77 on: March 31, 2017, 09:49:11 am »
It always amazes me how easily several months can slip by without making any progress.  Hence why I'm on a bit of an offensive now before other jobs pop up and distract me.

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #78 on: March 31, 2017, 10:13:57 am »
Hope you find a bit of time, was enjoying catching up with this layout, the platforms were impressive as was the buffers you made up

Thanks very much, always nice to hear.

It always amazes me how easily several months can slip by without making any progress.  Hence why I'm on a bit of an offensive now before other jobs pop up and distract me.

Yes, time really does fly away.  I still have a 5" gauge railway to finish before my boys get too big!  :D  ;)  Should be done this year (although I said that last summer)!

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #79 on: March 31, 2017, 10:52:47 am »
Yes, time really does fly away.  I still have a 5" gauge railway to finish before my boys get too big!  :D  ;)  Should be done this year (although I said that last summer)!

I'd love to see some photos of that, perhaps in a different thread of course!

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #80 on: March 31, 2017, 11:13:45 am »
Here you go - http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23651.0

I'm not sure if all of the pictures are still on the thread? :thumbsup:

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #81 on: March 31, 2017, 02:06:29 pm »
Hope you find a bit of time, was enjoying catching up with this layout, the platforms were impressive as was the buffers you made up

Agree with Andrew. All looking good. Hoping our interest will encourage some time finding time for you.

Looking forward to more when you can.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #82 on: April 29, 2018, 12:34:52 pm »
Nearly a year and I made some progress yesterday!  Whilst finding some time at work yesterday I decided to knock up another board/module for this layout.  It is equal length to the main board, but half the width at 500.


Cutting the frame and making Halving Joints.


Frame made, glued and screwed to 5mm plywood top.


Finished, but I just need to sand the sides slightly when dry.



Track laying to start on Monday.  This will just have four lengths on it to mimic the Brighton Main Line.  Although, with some of the proposed NSE RTR stock having pantographs, I may have to put catenary on it eventually - as it used to have.

Hopefully I can push on with this!!!!

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #83 on: April 29, 2018, 01:09:05 pm »
Very good to see progress, Chris.

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #84 on: April 29, 2018, 01:50:34 pm »
Nice looking woodworking - I have the same saw stand, don't know how I lived with out it before!  I have not collapsed it in about 2 years!

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #85 on: April 29, 2018, 03:06:38 pm »

Track laying to start on Monday.  This will just have four lengths on it to mimic the Brighton Main Line.  Although, with some of the proposed NSE RTR stock having pantographs, I may have to put catenary on it eventually - as it used to have.

Hopefully I can push on with this!!!!

The Southern adopting the ex-L&SWR third rail system probably appeared a good idea... at the time.  In retrospect, the LB&SCR system would, I think, have been a better (but more expensive) choice.  Maybe just me, but I believe 'The Brighton' didn't do as well out of the Grouping as the L&SWR and SE&CR.

By the way; that's a very nice baseboard.  Very nice indeed.

All good wishes.

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #86 on: April 29, 2018, 05:08:40 pm »
A De Walt power tool in every picture :hmmm:
I hope you are getting some remuneration for promoting them ;)

 

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