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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #495 on: February 27, 2019, 03:34:43 PM »
Abridged post..

I'm not able to resume modelling work yet (some would say...  :no:) but my vision is now good enough to read and write reasonably well. Therefore an update on work done over the winter months.

The bridges over the entrance to the harbour have always been temporarily fixed. They are now firmly bolted and concreted in...




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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #496 on: March 06, 2019, 01:19:17 PM »
"Well, stone me..."

The ballast train arrives and delivers a load of stone to the newly completed harbour bridge track.



The partially completed work. I need to add some brick piers to the end of the bridge.



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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #497 on: March 06, 2019, 01:44:35 PM »
Thanks for the photos. Very nice work, Keith.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #498 on: March 06, 2019, 01:54:20 PM »
Thanks for the photos. Very nice work, Keith.

Seconded.  Looking excellent, thank you.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #499 on: March 06, 2019, 02:44:01 PM »
Very nice indeed.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #500 on: March 08, 2019, 04:51:55 PM »
Hope your eyes are conntinuing to improve, great to see the pictures of the bridges, looking very good

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #501 on: March 08, 2019, 07:27:01 PM »
Nice work, Keith.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #502 on: March 10, 2019, 03:20:21 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
    Looking good Keith
  regards Derek.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #503 on: March 14, 2019, 01:41:37 PM »
"Lazing on a sunny afternoon..."

Firstly, many thanks for the kind comments on the modelling and well-wishes for the eye.

Things continue to improve and I've even managed to do some modelling this week! Photos to follow so that we can judge how well I can really see  :goggleeyes:

Whilst the ballast train was in town we managed to take a few photos as the late afternoon sun peeked round the slopes of Mount Cerebral:







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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #504 on: March 14, 2019, 02:00:57 PM »
Thanks for the photos. Good to see the sun was out. Nice model ballast train, Keith. The ex-SECR 20t brake van is a good choice for such a train but some wag has branded it LMS! 8-)
« Last Edit: March 16, 2019, 09:56:09 AM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Corrected »

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #505 on: March 16, 2019, 08:01:58 AM »
Thank you Chris. All sorts of misdemeanours happen on Sonmel!  :beers:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #506 on: March 16, 2019, 09:29:40 AM »
Thank you Chris. All sorts of misdemeanours happen on Sonmel!  :beers:

Hopefully, Miss Demeanour will decide to relocate to Poppingham!
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« Reply #507 on: March 17, 2019, 07:25:54 AM »
 :laughabovepost:

Ah, Miss D Meanour would welcome a move to the delightful location of sunny Poppingham. She could arrive with her travelling companion, Miss Di Rection?

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #508 on: March 18, 2019, 03:58:49 PM »
Pier pressure

The brick piers have been built at the bridge ends and some seriously robust fencing has appeared to prevent rock falls. In the first picture some work is needed to "tidy up" the brickwork! Also the ballast crew will need to be back...





Thanks for looking!  :)


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #509 on: March 18, 2019, 05:03:08 PM »
Great work.
I love the rust staining on the bridge pier.
And that fencing works well.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


 

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