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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #105 on: January 28, 2017, 05:13:48 AM »
Finally finished most of the new rock painting:



There will be a stone retaining wall in the big gap in the foreground.

After all of that rockwork and painting thought it would be a good idea to play test trains. Then that was it, - nothing else constructive done.  :D





The class 04 is a new addition. Got it in the January sales and then had a chip fitted by Douglas (ex of wickness models)


That is a brilliant rock face Keith, some real looking rock indeed. Bit of moss and maybe a mountain goat 🐐 or two would be brilliant, what do you think.   :thumbsup:

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« Reply #106 on: January 28, 2017, 07:10:47 AM »
Thank you for the kind comments Steamie. Blimey, hadn't thought about mountain goats, great idea! Now where's that search engine?  :D

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« Reply #107 on: January 28, 2017, 07:21:22 AM »
Thanks for the photo Chris. Very impressive scenery, you and PP set high standards. I agree about the fence, I have some ideas for Sonmel but they are just ideas at the moment.  :hmmm:

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« Reply #108 on: January 28, 2017, 08:24:06 AM »
Some great progress Keith, the rock faces look excellent, I think they would be a great temptation for some rock climbers too :)

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« Reply #109 on: January 28, 2017, 08:54:04 AM »
I think Preiser make 'em
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« Reply #110 on: January 28, 2017, 12:02:59 PM »
Thank you for the kind comments Steamie. Blimey, hadn't thought about mountain goats, great idea! Now where's that search engine?  :D
I think Preiser make 'em

Well it was just a thought and they would look brilliant i think, i have 2 sets of Mountain Climbers on my Grandsons layout, they do look impressive.    :beers:

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« Reply #111 on: January 28, 2017, 03:59:02 PM »
 :thankyousign: guys for the great suggestions, keep them coming. The birthday present list is looking very healthy already, and another 5 months to go yet!

The rock faces could look very busy at this rate.  :D


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« Reply #112 on: January 30, 2017, 10:42:04 AM »
Not much action at Sonmel over the weekend. Started painting (the hall ceiling), much bigger brush than I having been using recently. And so much more area to paint.  :D

However, my grandson popped in for coffee (well his dad did) so I had to stop painting and run some trains. Needed a bit of a clean up first. Got this in Maplins recently, brilliant for collecting loose bits of ballast, scatter and plaster.


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« Reply #113 on: January 30, 2017, 11:52:05 AM »
That looks like a handy little piece of kit Keith  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #114 on: January 31, 2017, 05:34:24 AM »
Thanks for this Keith, mixed reviews for it but for a fiver, so what.         :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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« Reply #115 on: January 31, 2017, 05:23:54 PM »
Thanks for this Keith, mixed reviews for it but for a fiver, so what.         :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I read similar reviews, but as you say for a fiver not extortionate. However, for light stuff it's really good and the dust bag means that you can recycle material. Had it for a couple of months now, still on the original batteries and still has suction!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #116 on: February 01, 2017, 04:11:30 AM »
Thanks for this Keith, mixed reviews for it but for a fiver, so what.         :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I read similar reviews, but as you say for a fiver not extortionate. However, for light stuff it's really good and the dust bag means that you can recycle material. Had it for a couple of months now, still on the original batteries and still has suction!  :thumbsup:

Well get myself down there when i can, not be this weekend though, going to Stafford with NPN on Saturday so might spend what little money i have got LOL.      :laugh: :laugh:

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« Reply #117 on: February 03, 2017, 07:34:46 PM »
From what I have seen of NPNs stock it might be an expensive day out, enjoy  :D

When you are ready to splash out on the vacuum might be worth checking if they have it in stock. I had to order via the web site for collection. Not a problem, very quick. Could save you a wasted journey.  :beers:

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« Reply #118 on: February 04, 2017, 03:36:18 AM »
From what I have seen of NPNs stock it might be an expensive day out, enjoy  :D

When you are ready to splash out on the vacuum might be worth checking if they have it in stock. I had to order via the web site for collection. Not a problem, very quick. Could save you a wasted journey.  :beers:

 :beers: for that Keith, i am hoping it will be a brilliant day, in fact i am sure it will, you will be seeing a very young kid going around with his eyes agog...LOL   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #119 on: March 09, 2017, 05:19:46 PM »
I have been busy FULLY Retiring for the past couple of weeks so progress on Sonmel has been a bit slow. We have also had some hard landscaping done in the garden which has also kept me busy.

However, I have made some progress, shown below.





This is all very temporary at the moment, just seeing how things might look.

I will now have a hunt around the forum and see what you guys and gals have been up to over the past few weeks.


 

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