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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #180 on: May 15, 2017, 11:15:06 AM »
A wet morning here today so a chance to catch up on things.

Still waiting for the Redutex corrugated sheeting to arrive, but the first picture shows some progress on the support tower, rock crusher and conveyors as far as I can go at the moment.



I have also been working (slowly, when not outside) on the first accommodation on the island:




Thats very good Keith, like your Granite Distribution very well made, it will be worth the wait Keith for the Redtex i promise you, if i had any left i would of sent it to you. Happy Modelling Keith.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #181 on: May 15, 2017, 11:36:29 AM »
The row of houses looks very good.
Love the water butts-a nice touch.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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« Reply #182 on: May 15, 2017, 11:56:52 AM »
The row of houses looks very good.
Love the water butts-a nice touch.

Thanks PP. The water butts were not originally planned. The terrace is a kestrel kit. Good model but the gutter and downpipes seemed to be massively over scale. I bought some Ratio gutters and downpipes, much better scale. BUT the down pipes were a tad short. So cue some ratio barrels suitably converted. Necessity the being mother of invention and all that...

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« Reply #183 on: May 15, 2017, 12:00:26 PM »
Thank you Steamie. No real problem with the wait for the redutex. No rush, and more "thinking and planning" time!

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« Reply #184 on: May 15, 2017, 12:29:39 PM »
Thanks for the update, Keith. Looking very good. I agree with you about replacing the Kestrel kit gutters and downpipes with Ratio ones as I plan to do the same and have plenty of the Ratio ones painted and ready for use.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #185 on: May 15, 2017, 12:49:02 PM »
The quarry looks very good, as do the houses.
With kind regards
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« Reply #186 on: May 15, 2017, 07:58:25 PM »
Thanks for the update, Keith. Looking very good. I agree with you about replacing the Kestrel kit gutters and downpipes with Ratio ones as I plan to do the same and have plenty of the Ratio ones painted and ready for use.

Thanks Chris, don't forget the the Ratio downpipes are bungalow sized. You may need water butts too  ;)

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« Reply #187 on: May 15, 2017, 08:18:13 PM »
Thanks for the update, Keith. Looking very good. I agree with you about replacing the Kestrel kit gutters and downpipes with Ratio ones as I plan to do the same and have plenty of the Ratio ones painted and ready for use.

Thanks Chris, don't forget the the Ratio downpipes are bungalow sized. You may need water butts too  ;)

Thanks, Keith. If necessary, I plan to glue parts of Ratio downpipes together to make longer ones.

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« Reply #188 on: May 15, 2017, 08:35:40 PM »
Thanks for the update, Keith. Looking very good. I agree with you about replacing the Kestrel kit gutters and downpipes with Ratio ones as I plan to do the same and have plenty of the Ratio ones painted and ready for use.

Wow Chris, mighty intricate work. I thought about that and went for the water butt option instead.  :smiley-laughing:

Thanks Chris, don't forget the the Ratio downpipes are bungalow sized. You may need water butts too  ;)

Thanks, Keith. If necessary, I plan to glue parts of Ratio downpipes together to make longer ones.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #189 on: May 15, 2017, 09:06:35 PM »
One advantage of being short-sighted is that such close-up work (without glasses) is quite easy.

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« Reply #190 on: May 16, 2017, 08:33:52 AM »
Thank you Steamie. No real problem with the wait for the redutex. No rush, and more "thinking and planning" time!

Yes your right there Keith, thinking and planning is good.   :laugh3: :laugh3:

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« Reply #191 on: May 18, 2017, 07:34:11 AM »
Thank you Steamie. No real problem with the wait for the redutex. No rush, and more "thinking and planning" time!

Yes your right there Keith, thinking and planning is good.   :laugh3: :laugh3:

And of course, train running...

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #192 on: May 18, 2017, 07:38:35 AM »
And of course, train running...
After all, what's the point of a model railway if you don't run any trains?
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #193 on: May 18, 2017, 07:49:17 AM »
And of course, train running...
After all, what's the point of a model railway if you don't run any trains?
Thank you Steamie. No real problem with the wait for the redutex. No rush, and more "thinking and planning" time!

Yes your right there Keith, thinking and planning is good.   :laugh3: :laugh3:

And of course, train running...

Of course, silly me.    :laugh3: :laugh3: :laugh3: :laugh3:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #194 on: May 23, 2017, 12:06:52 PM »
Looking good keith, I also liked the water butt idea, the house occupants seem to have adopted the Tobermory approach to colour co-ordination :)

 

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