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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #75 on: October 28, 2014, 09:20:32 AM »
Sorry to read about the kidney stone, something that I suffer from, too, and there seems to be no cure.

No cure and one of the most disabilitating pains I ever get - although not suffered for a couple of years now.

Fingers crossed for you, and others may you never suffer the pain.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #76 on: October 28, 2014, 09:26:45 AM »
Sorry to read about the kidney stone, something that I suffer from, too, and there seems to be no cure.

No cure and one of the most debilitating pains I ever get - although not suffered for a couple of years now.

The pain is not quite as bad as a broken arm but it is close. 8-(

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2014, 06:43:24 AM »
Sitting around at home gives a lot of time to reflect on things, Geominster in particular. I have recently bought two plain white Oxford Transit vans along with four Flashing LED lights so I decided to make a couple of Police vans and have an "incident" somewhere. I have now fitted the lights and temporary connected to the electrics one of the vans, next up is the transfer applications, I got the battenburg and lettering ok but cannot find the red/yellow chevrons for the rear, anyway I hope to finish them later.

Here is the result so far, not going to stay between the tracks just a convenient resting place while testing!



Hope to finish the second one today and apply transfers to both, I think that some lighting really does create interest to the layout. I am going to try and create a video shortly showing things as they have progressed so far, always assuming I can make a video, maybe or probably definitely be asking for help to upload a link here.

I have also been collecting some images of graffiti from Google and have tried scaling down and printing them, they come out ok on plain paper so later I may try them on transfer paper for applying to the vast amount of walling I seem to have.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2014, 06:57:37 AM by georgehgv »
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #78 on: November 06, 2014, 09:51:37 PM »
George   
Impressed with the layout so far.

As for the Kidney stones  I know where you at as I have just come out of hospital Last Wednesday after having the OP to Laser them. (afterwards felt like I had been thrown from a train :o) but now well on the mend.

Dave (crawler)

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #79 on: November 06, 2014, 09:54:10 PM »
As a fellow kidney stone sufferer, I wish you all the best, Dave.

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« Reply #80 on: November 06, 2014, 11:19:47 PM »
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I have also been collecting some images of graffiti from Google and have tried scaling down and printing them, they come out ok on plain paper so later I may try them on transfer paper for applying to the vast amount of walling I seem to have.

Those pesky paint sprayers got onto my layout recently
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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #81 on: November 06, 2014, 11:59:36 PM »
That's pretty cool, Colin... unfortunately where I live, they ain't so creative.  :thumbsup:

George
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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #82 on: November 07, 2014, 09:31:41 AM »
Looks like it could have been the infamous 'Hole in the Wall' gang ;)

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #83 on: November 07, 2014, 07:32:03 PM »
As a fellow kidney stone sufferer, I wish you all the best, Dave.

Consultant at Hospital told me that kidneys all clear, stone gone and no more to be seen. :bounce: Trouble is was advised to give up all my favourite food and drink to be more healthy!
Chocolate, milk, cheese etc all to be drastically reduced, beer not a problem but don't drink anyway.
Diet looks like being water and more water. :'(
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #84 on: November 07, 2014, 07:52:26 PM »
Very glad to read that your kidneys are all clear, stone gone and no more to be seen. Alas, I consume dark chocolate, cheese, yoghurt, cream (in coffee) etc., very regularly. I no longer drink beer every day but Czech doctors state that Pilsner Urquell is very good for kidney stone sufferers  so I always have a bottle or two in my fridge! I do try to drink as much water as possible though.

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #85 on: November 07, 2014, 08:18:58 PM »
Consultant at Hospital told me that kidneys all clear, stone gone and no more to be seen. :bounce: Trouble is was advised to give up all my favourite food and drink to be more healthy!
Chocolate, milk, cheese etc all to be drastically reduced, beer not a problem but don't drink anyway.
Diet looks like being water and more water. :'(

George I Know what your saying . I was told i was diabetic and told to cut out the sweet stuff this would mean that i would not have to take medication for the diabetics as it would be controlled by diet but when they were checking my kidneys they told me i have a high ox-elate and i would have to cut down on the red meat / animal proten (chicken etc) and the cans of juice  :help: It was at this point i asked them exactly what they wanted me to eat since they had banned me from eating everything i liked LOL :laugh3:

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #86 on: December 09, 2014, 06:27:46 AM »
Update on Geominster.

After being unable to work for a while I have been busy trying to catch up with earning so not much actual progress been made but I have managed to sort out a problem with a dead spot between two points.
Spent some time putting some DCC chips into new locos and programming them along with some others I had been putting off mainly because there were two HST's a Voyager and an EMU which have multiple chips and therefore need programming directly. I bought an ESU Decoder Tester at The Great Electric Train Show mainly to sort out a problem with a chip I was using in Tomix cleaner, the ESU is brilliant for programming DCC chips without needing to do it in the loco on the programming track which for me anyway makes it a simpler operation.

Major track cleaning session today followed hopefully by a photoshoot with rolling stock and locomotives present, then will try and post some of the results here.

Still a lot of scenery to complete but thought it time to have a running session before embarking on tree planting and wall building.

Two of my recent purchases soon to be seen at Geominster



A old Lima that has been DCC chipped and looks great.



Dapol Class 66

I have made a few purchases recently from Rails via their used selection and got some very good deals there, always negotiable as well and of course their items usually come with a warranty. Managed also to get a rake of eight EWS Open wagons around 4.00.each from Ebay and all look as though they have never been opened.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 06:33:13 AM by georgehgv »
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #87 on: December 09, 2014, 06:35:00 AM »
 :thumbsup: Good looking locos

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #88 on: December 09, 2014, 06:44:50 AM »
I am hoping the new  Class 37 DRS will arrive here tomorrow along with the new Dapol Class 66 Freightliner, these are due to go into service at Geominster during the Christmas period  :thumbsup:

There have been two GraFar Class 60's and a Dapol 66 added recently after a cull of a couple of unwanted locomotives and a Virgin Voyager set no longer required.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #89 on: December 09, 2014, 07:48:03 PM »
Well as always a change of plan means that track cleaning is delayed until tomorrow but a photocall of some of Geominsters Locomotives went ahead.

The Preservation Line Locomotive power.



















Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

 

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