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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2015, 06:15:03 AM »
Wot!

No safety net! :jawdropping:

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2015, 08:51:52 AM »
They're not circus cows  :thumbsup:
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2015, 08:52:07 AM »
The railings have gone but the coos are still there



Coos ?   ::)  Well, I suppose it is the 'clumsy thread'  :D
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2015, 09:06:57 AM »
Since George's layout is based on Beal in Northumberland, just ten miles from the Scottish border, I'm guessing "coos" was a deliberate spelling ;)


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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2015, 09:18:29 AM »
They're not circus cows  :thumbsup:

And how do you know that RS?

They may have been secretly trained and when you think about it, they are upside down!  :P

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2015, 09:25:02 AM »
Since George's layout is based on Beal in Northumberland, just ten miles from the Scottish border, I'm guessing "coos" was a deliberate spelling ;)


Paul

Aye, quite reet, laddie, and no Dave, it's nowt to with them being trained or any gravitational effect of being down under.

They're super glued too  :D
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2015, 11:15:21 AM »
Since George's layout is based on Beal in Northumberland, just ten miles from the Scottish border, I'm guessing "coos" was a deliberate spelling ;)


Paul
Isn't George's layout based on Castle Eden in County Durham as well. Famous for the Nimmos brewery. So it could be an alcohol related misspelling.
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2015, 11:34:33 AM »
Malc you are correct... each section trying to capture a particular area.... an idea I got from Bruce Chubb's Sunset Valley layout in America, which I regard as a landmark layout much like Denny's Buckingham Branch in the UK.  :thumbsup:
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #53 on: July 12, 2015, 12:04:15 PM »

When I rewired my old OO layout, which was a depot layout, I had 16 isolating sections and they were laid out like this:

1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16

But when I did the control panel, I wired the switches thus:

1 5 9 13
2 6 10 14
3 7 11 15
4 8 12 16

And so was most surprised when I flicked isolating switch 2 on the panel, only to find the loco in position 5 started to move and then when I flicked switch 5, the loco in Position 2 moved....  ??? ???

Took me all of about 30 secs to go "Oh Ballcocks"  :doh: :doh: and then started to rewire the switches again....

regards

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #54 on: July 12, 2015, 12:41:20 PM »
Ooha.  :uneasy:
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2015, 01:15:59 PM »
In a similar vein to Neal's post. I had someone wire up a 512 x 512 video router starting from bottom right, instead of top left. Took 2 days to get it put right.
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2015, 01:36:33 PM »
My latest clumsiness.  I was photographing my Dapol Dummy Class 121 (Green SYP) to sell it on Ebay.  I've got the un-opened bag of bits and an almost complete sheet of headcode stickers.  But I managed to drop the box, luckily without the unit inside but the sticker sheet has fluttered off somewhere and can't be found.  This is incredibly frustrating

 >:(

Had another look - found it.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2015, 01:38:56 PM by johnlambert »

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #57 on: July 12, 2015, 02:32:40 PM »

When I rewired my old OO layout, which was a depot layout, I had 16 isolating sections and they were laid out like this:

1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16

But when I did the control panel, I wired the switches thus:

1 5 9 13
2 6 10 14
3 7 11 15
4 8 12 16

And so was most surprised when I flicked isolating switch 2 on the panel, only to find the loco in position 5 started to move and then when I flicked switch 5, the loco in Position 2 moved....  ??? ???

Took me all of about 30 secs to go "Oh Ballcocks"  :doh: :doh: and then started to rewire the switches again....

regards

Neal.

Wish I was as organised as that!  :confused1:

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #58 on: July 13, 2015, 03:14:02 PM »
And here's one I broke earlier  :D



Got out of the shop, rearranged my purchases, and snap! What I assumed was plastic was actually foam, and by the time I got it back home half-way round the world, it was in 4 or 5 pieces.
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #59 on: July 13, 2015, 03:53:33 PM »
 :goggleeyes:
Looks like a piece (or 6) of Merkur walling, Squiddy :hmmm:

 

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