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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #3015 on: January 22, 2019, 05:01:02 PM »
'Twas on a Tuesday morning
The Gas-Man came to call;
I couldn’t turn the boiler on – it wouldn’t light at all.
He pumped up the reservoir
And let some water drain,
But he hadn’t got a pressure switch so he had to call again.
Oh, it all makes work for the working man to do!

'Twas on a Wednesday morning
The Gas-Man called again;
He fitted a new pressure switch which wasn’t such a pain.
He got the boiler going
And went off on his way,
But the boiler failed again before the closing of the day!
Oh, it all makes work for the working man to do!

'Twas on a Thursday morning
That I let some pressure in;
The pressure rose too quickly but it didn’t make a din.
The boiler started working
And the heating came back on,
But I need to check the pressure setting now the Gas-Man’s gone.
Oh, it all makes work for the working man to do!

'Twas on a Friday morning
I made another check;
It seemed to be the same but I was feeling quite a wreck,
I hoped it would keep working
Without another call,
But I really didn’t feel very confident at all!
Oh, it all makes work for the working man to do!

On Saturday and Sunday they do no work at all:
But the heating failed again and so I booked another call!

‘Twas on a Monday morning
It was table tennis day;
And later, in the afternoon I had to be away;
So I kept the boiler going
By opening the valve -
And I had to book the gas man in for Tuesday before twelve.
Oh, it all makes work for the working man to do!

So 'Twas on a Tuesday morning
When the Gas-Man came to call;
He couldn’t make the thing go wrong, it wouldn’t stop at all.
He changed the valves and pressures
And set it by the book
I hope he doesn’t have to come and have another look!

With apologies to Flanders and Swan

That’s my excuse for not getting down to the Train Shed this morning.  But eventually, after had had left, I managed to squeeze in a quick operating session.  It was an almost perfect running session.  I say almost because 46443 needed just the tiniest nudge to start from DOWN Loop 2 and I had two mental aberrations where I was too busy watching the trains and failed to slow down both 5572 and 80119 at the right place and had to execute a red button stop in both cases to prevent them from overshooting the platforms.

With any luck, I’ll be able to spend a little more time in the Train Shed tomorrow and get some scenic work done.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 05:04:52 PM by Innovationgame »
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #3016 on: January 22, 2019, 06:40:26 PM »
Then I spent some time making a compendium of some old videos of Cycle 11.

I hope you like it and I will try to make some more up to date videos soon.

Laurence, a most enjoyable video. Thanks!

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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #3017 on: January 22, 2019, 06:44:51 PM »
Hopefully it’s nice and cosy indoors this evening Laurence.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #3018 on: January 22, 2019, 06:52:23 PM »
Hopefully it’s nice and cosy indoors this evening Laurence.
Well, the heating was still on when we had tea, so that's probably a tea cosy!
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #3019 on: January 22, 2019, 07:12:11 PM »
Hopefully it’s nice and cosy indoors this evening Laurence.
Well, the heating was still on when we had tea, so that's probably a tea cosy!
It’s even a bit chilly down here - we’ve lit the log burner for the first time since last March.
That’s mainly  due to the fact that we went to the cinema this afrernoon, to see Mary Queen of Scots (which was good) and it was freezing in there!

If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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« Reply #3020 on: January 22, 2019, 09:11:09 PM »
Absolutely splendid, Laurence.  Thank you.

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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #3021 on: Yesterday at 05:54:22 PM »
Today was a day for going to the gym.  Before we went, I had a running session in the Train Shed.  I ran the next cycle (10a/b/c).  Everything ran beautifully, apart from 5572 requiring a slight nudge to restart from Platform 4 and the same to start its reverse run in the Shipton run-around.  I had to do another two red button stops because I got my knickers in a twist and failed to slow Ditcheat Manor and 45206 (with the milk train) at the correct points, but that is entirely operator error.  4571 also failed to recouple to its train in the Norton run-around but that was, again, operator error because I hit the button too soon so that it stopped before it coupled.  However, I repeated the manoeuvre and got it right the second time.

In the afternoon, I thought I would have another go at a weeping willow.  I followed the same procedure as before, stripping the three 24/0.2 cores from a mains lead and twisting them together for half their length to make the trunk.  I then soldered the trunk and then began to splay out the free strands to form a ‘sweeps brush’ effect.  It requires a painstaking effort to splay them all out as evenly as possible, trying to make sure they are all straight and do not cross over.  In the end, I had to settle for ‘as near as practically possible’. 

I took an old sheet of A4 paper and made a hole in it to pass the trunk through so that it could be clamped in my mini-vice.  I tried to paint some Humbrol primer onto the copper strands with a tiny paint brush, but it just formed tiny globules and was far from satisfactory.  So I gave up and used my airbrush to spray some acrylic paint using a fine spray.  I think the result is not too bad.



Unfortunately, there are still some tiny drops of primer on the branches, but I hope they won’t cause too much of a problem.  This is the third protype and I am still learning so I can always make a fourth.  Tomorrow, I will use some layering spray and then apply static grass to create the leaves.  Before that, I will try to arrange the ‘bristles’ to get a more even arrangement, using a pair of small tweezers.  I will then add the heat shrink to the trunk.  I will leave bending the bristles down to form the dangling branches until last.  I hope I am getting nearer a good representation of a weeping willow.
With kind regards
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