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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #675 on: February 11, 2019, 01:52:04 AM »
What on earth is a stogumber - apart from a village in Somerset? :confused2: :dunce:

I've just Googled this. It isn't a vegetable but, perchance, the name of the village appears to stem from an old English word STOC which means 'place, farm or monastery'. The website from which I gleaned this nugget of trivia actually used the WSR station name board as its header which I thought was rather nice.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #676 on: February 11, 2019, 10:45:35 AM »

I always thought that Stogumber was some sort of West Country vegetable that the Victorians used to boil without mercy.
There's your answer :D

So... another word for a brussel sprout then ;D

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #677 on: February 11, 2019, 08:41:24 PM »
There are a lot of photos on line of Stogumber as it was and as it is now.

Now


Then
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #678 on: February 11, 2019, 09:19:03 PM »
Looks like it has still got the same lamp posts.  ???
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #679 on: February 11, 2019, 09:33:16 PM »
It's nice to see a place from yesteryear that's still recognizable, today.

I lived in an Arkansas town named Paragould. The founding fathers used the names of James W. Paramore and Jay Gould whose railroads formed the crossing where the town was built. http://www.downtownparagould.com/images/730/mural-17173.jpg

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #680 on: March 29, 2019, 08:45:35 PM »
Very quiet on the modeling front at the moment. Too much to do outside and too tired when I get in. A couple more projects to finish before I retire the cement mixer, some steps so my wife can get to see the railway and a new pond for the 18 large goldfish we have. They are suffering serious overcrowding at the moment and suffering because of it.

A couple of photos to show I've done something over the past couple of months.




Bad weather forecast for the next few days so perhaps I can hide away and get a bit more done.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #681 on: March 29, 2019, 09:42:00 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
    Thanks for posting Brian, all progress is good
    regards Derek.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #682 on: March 29, 2019, 10:07:35 PM »
:hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
    Thanks for posting Brian, all progress is good
    regards Derek.

Seconded! The scenery is coming along very well, Brian. I particularly like the scenery in the bottom photo. That will be a very attractive spot to photo. trains.

I hope you'll be able to complete the essential outside work and then get some more layout work time.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #683 on: December 16, 2019, 06:39:58 PM »
Itís been a long time since I last posted. A long hot summer evaporated my mojo, which is now returning. Life and other projects are now getting in the way but there has been a little movement forward. I donít know how you all find time for modeling.
Durscombe is no more, the layout was getting bigger and bigger and less achievable (I also needed the room for other things) so it has been converted into a roundy based on Withy Jct. with yet to be built cassettes at one end and a hidden passing loop at the other.
A couple of photos showing the passing loop end. There will be a non operating line passing over the tunnel and bridge to help hide the exits. An extra for any photos that are taken.
The part of the layout in my last post is no more.





I'll get round to finishing it one day!
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #684 on: December 16, 2019, 07:20:56 PM »
Good to hear from you again Brian.
Lets hope your mojo has returned with enough vigour for you to move the layout forward.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #685 on: December 16, 2019, 07:39:11 PM »
Good to hear from you again Brian.
Lets hope your mojo has returned with enough vigour for you to move the layout forward.
Regards
Martin

Seconded! Whilst I'm sorry that Durscombe has gone, it's very good to see some progress at Withy Junction.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #686 on: December 17, 2019, 06:23:22 AM »
Good to hear from you again Brian.
Lets hope your mojo has returned with enough vigour for you to move the layout forward.
Regards
Martin

Seconded! Whilst I'm sorry that Durscombe has gone, it's very good to see some progress at Withy Junction.
:hellosign:.  Thirded
Nice to hear from you again Brian, looking forward to more
        regards Derek
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #687 on: December 17, 2019, 06:57:13 AM »
Hi Brian, Great to see you back, some good progress you are making now, long may it continue - I echo your sentiments on the modelling prowess of some of our forum colleagues and the rate of knots their progress proceeds at!

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #688 on: December 17, 2019, 09:02:16 AM »
Good to hear from you again Brian.
Lets hope your mojo has returned with enough vigour for you to move the layout forward.
Regards
Martin

Seconded! Whilst I'm sorry that Durscombe has gone, it's very good to see some progress at Withy Junction.
:hellosign:.  Thirded
Nice to hear from you again Brian, looking forward to more
        regards Derek

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Great to hear from you, Brian.

Best wishes.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #689 on: December 17, 2019, 09:55:56 AM »
Good to hear from you again, Brian, and I'm glad you're still involved in the hobby.

 

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