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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #465 on: September 19, 2018, 03:49:17 pm »
I have decided what to do with the last remaining (large) undeveloped area of Sonmel.

The planners felt that housing would be inappropriate but have agreed to one of these being built:



It took a while to arrive from Japan, via customs and the obligatory VAT (plus handling) charging departments. These added 50% to the cost!

Many pieces currently being de-flashed and primed prior to painting. Hopefully construction will be straightforward as my Japanese is poor (to say the least). However, much kit bashing will be required so maybe the assembly instructions will be superfluous anyway.  :uneasy:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #466 on: September 19, 2018, 04:23:12 pm »
Looks interesting, a piperama  :D

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #467 on: September 22, 2018, 11:55:18 am »
 :hellosign: Looks interesting keith, look forward to seeing in situ
      regards Derek.
   

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #468 on: September 24, 2018, 07:30:02 pm »
Rock School opens

The first (official) climbers have been released from the climbing school.

Thanks to blacksheep for the mountaineering advice, any errors in technique are due to me rather than blacksheep. I believe that the guy on the right is "top roping" and the girl lower left (yellow top) is "lead climbing". The crazy guy near to the very top in the centre with the red shirt is about to get a surprise. He will soon encounter a very rare beast - a Sonmel Mountain Goat, "Oreamnos Sonmelus Kevinus". A rare sighting of two can be seen.


 

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #469 on: September 24, 2018, 07:49:40 pm »
Great fun.
Is the guy in the blue top and red trousers going up or down?
Whichever, I do hope that the white goat doesnít have a gnaw at the rope!
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #470 on: September 24, 2018, 09:26:25 pm »
Rock School opens

The first (official) climbers have been released from the climbing school.

Thanks to blacksheep for the mountaineering advice, any errors in technique are due to me rather than blacksheep. I believe that the guy on the right is "top roping" and the girl lower left (yellow top) is "lead climbing". The crazy guy near to the very top in the centre with the red shirt is about to get a surprise. He will soon encounter a very rare beast - a Sonmel Mountain Goat, "Oreamnos Sonmelus Kevinus". A rare sighting of two can be seen.




Looks good, is the guy at the top free climbing (no rope)?

The one lead climbing, is the person lower down the rope belaying for them?

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #471 on: September 25, 2018, 06:59:56 am »
Great fun.
Is the guy in the blue top and red trousers going up or down?
Whichever, I do hope that the white goat doesnít have a gnaw at the rope!

He is supposed to be going up. As you say, goats will eat anything - if it does gnaw the rope he may be going down.  :(

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #472 on: September 25, 2018, 07:06:44 am »
Rock School opens


Looks good, is the guy at the top free climbing (no rope)?

The one lead climbing, is the person lower down the rope belaying for them?

Yes, the guy at the top in the red shirt is free climbing.

He should be belaying, looks more like he is hanging on for dear life.  :worried:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #473 on: September 25, 2018, 08:05:49 am »
Hi Keith,

I've just noticed this, a very rare breed of goat you have there  :D  ;)  :D

All best wishes,
Kevin

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #474 on: September 25, 2018, 12:09:47 pm »



Looks good, is the guy at the top free climbing (no rope)?

The one lead climbing, is the person lower down the rope belaying for them?

Rock School opens

Yes, the guy at the top in the red shirt is free climbing.

He should be belaying, looks more like he is hanging on for dear life.  :worried:

if the rope below him is not stuck down it may look neater if it were coiled to the right of his feet and a couple of dots of silver paint on the rope between him and the climber would represent the quick-draws (that clip the rope to the rock)

It does look great, need to see if I've got space on my layout for some climbers

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #475 on: September 26, 2018, 07:33:44 am »



Looks good, is the guy at the top free climbing (no rope)?

The one lead climbing, is the person lower down the rope belaying for them?

Rock School opens

Yes, the guy at the top in the red shirt is free climbing.

He should be belaying, looks more like he is hanging on for dear life.  :worried:

if the rope below him is not stuck down it may look neater if it were coiled to the right of his feet and a couple of dots of silver paint on the rope between him and the climber would represent the quick-draws (that clip the rope to the rock)

It does look great, need to see if I've got space on my layout for some climbers


Thank you for the expertise! Itís all held together with tacky wax, so modifications should be easy.  :(

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #476 on: October 15, 2018, 02:45:16 pm »
So, the factory is substantially complete. Needs finishing off and "planting" properly...



I now need to see if I can turn the train load of pipes and process equipment into something...


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #477 on: October 15, 2018, 03:46:16 pm »
Looks pretty good to me.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #478 on: October 16, 2018, 05:48:54 pm »
A very interesting selection of wagon loads. It's well worth spraypainting any of those Peco wagons which are unpainted, including the wooden floors a lighter wood colour for the BR livery ones.

 

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