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Offline Train Waiting

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« Reply #720 on: October 13, 2019, 01:01:53 PM »
That's an excellent bridge, Keith.

A super job.

Best wishes.

John
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« Reply #721 on: October 14, 2019, 03:08:52 PM »
That's an excellent bridge, Keith.

A super job.

Best wishes.

John
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  I'll second that, all in super quick too  :thumbsup:
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #722 on: October 14, 2019, 03:11:27 PM »
Very neat work Keith.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #723 on: October 14, 2019, 07:10:29 PM »
That's an excellent bridge, Keith.

A super job.

Best wishes.

John

Seconded!

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« Reply #724 on: October 14, 2019, 07:18:46 PM »
Thank you Andrew. Yes there are lots of different plaster bandage techniques, all rather messy but great fun. It is intriguing that there are so many different effects that can be achieved.

Taking advantage of the new photography location an eclectic short goods is seen arriving from the ferry. All essential supplies for life on the island: Dairy goods, Chocolate and Fine Foaming ale.  :)



Very good to see that the van load of "Terry's All Gold" safely arrived on Sonmel. The van contains commemorative gift boxes from Sir George Widgeon as a token of his heartfelt thanks to the islanders for their part in the deceptions to safeguard The Moor.
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« Reply #725 on: October 15, 2019, 07:04:50 AM »
That's an excellent bridge, Keith.

A super job.

Best wishes.

John
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  I'll second that, all in super quick too  :thumbsup:
      regards Derek

 :thankyousign: John & Derek. Very pleased with the work of the steel fabricators. I surprised even myself with the speed of construction! It normally takes me ages to get things done (not that that’s a problem) but with wet weather there were no distractions in the garden.

It was wet here again yesterday, so it’s already primed and painted,  ::)

Now the tricky stage of installing it.....

 :thankyousign: also to Martin & Chris, and everyone else who has pushed the “thanks” buttons.  :beers:

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« Reply #726 on: October 24, 2019, 01:31:39 PM »
Steel yourselves part 2 - the big lift.

A quick paint job on the complete structure:



After all that planning and fabrication, is it the right size?





A bit of static load testing as the rock face is constructed...


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #727 on: October 24, 2019, 08:20:00 PM »
Looking really good
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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« Reply #728 on: October 24, 2019, 09:50:17 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
Looking really good
  I`ll definitley second that
                 regards Derek.

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« Reply #729 on: October 25, 2019, 03:11:23 PM »
:hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
Looking really good
  I`ll definitley second that
                 regards Derek.

And I third it! 8-)

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #730 on: October 30, 2019, 02:07:16 PM »
Whilst the bridge was being installed the local farmer played with his new grass mowing equipment. This included a wonderful roller to give that perfect striped effect...



This is very much work in progress. The grass needs to be thickened and the hedge needs more depth and height. However, before I do that I need to be sure that the grass isn't too "technicolour".

Comments most welcome. 

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #731 on: October 30, 2019, 07:42:45 PM »
I like the grass effect, Keith. Nice work.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #732 on: October 30, 2019, 07:44:22 PM »
Keith.
You asked for comments.......to my mind yes, the grass is too technicolour.  Sorry.
Martin
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #733 on: October 30, 2019, 07:50:13 PM »
I think the darker stripes are a bit too dark, but I like the effect. I did try on Averingcliffe by putting an extra layer of the same colour in stripes to get the same effect - didn't really work but you could tell that there was a (tiny) bit of difference.
David.
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #734 on: October 31, 2019, 01:15:02 AM »
Regarding that rather handsome truss-girder bridge - did you scratch-build that or was it a kit?
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

 

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