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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #225 on: August 02, 2017, 05:25:11 PM »
Very wet here today, so a chance to run some trains and have a general play (take stock of progress). Also fitted and glazed 16 windows, 2 doors and built 8 walls.

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« Reply #226 on: August 10, 2017, 05:22:46 PM »
After another wet Wednesday down here yesterday, all of the painting, glazing and assembly has produced a result...

Primed components:


Painted components:


Also including some painted pallets and drums (missing drum eventually found on floor of man cave without embedding it in my knee)

Assembled components, just the staircase and handrails to finish:



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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #227 on: August 16, 2017, 05:00:14 PM »
Concern grows surrounding the mystery of the hole in the bottom of the quarry. There is much speculation as to what may be found....

The trusty class 04 is despatched with a mixed load of tools and supplies:




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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #228 on: August 16, 2017, 05:26:57 PM »
I hope the mystery is solved soon.
By the way, the 04 does look good in kellow (I have a boring old green one).
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #229 on: August 16, 2017, 05:39:50 PM »
Thanks for the update, Keith. That is a very attractive little goods train. However, somehow, the guard in his brake van seems to have been left behind?

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #230 on: August 17, 2017, 05:00:44 PM »
Hi Chris, thank you for the feedback, you are correct. As a private island Sonmel sometimes strays from normally accepted procedures. Indeed last year there was an incident involving staff working at height without safety harnesses which sparked some debate here.

However, the forum seems to operate in a very flexible part of the space-time continuum. This has allowed me to post pictures of the following (or is that preceding?) events showing a different version of reality. Or is this the real version of events? Ooh, my brain is beginning to hurt, nurse the screens please...:







The guards van is detached in the quarry siding allowing the tools and equipment to be delivered closer to the work place.

PS I'm still trying to remember where I parked the De Lorean so that I can get to the Thomas weekend at the Perthshire Preservation Society  :hmmm:

 

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #231 on: August 17, 2017, 05:04:54 PM »

By the way, the 04 does look good in kellow (I have a boring old green one).

Yes, Martin, it's a jolly fellow in yellow. Not sure about other colours being boring though. Rails have the 04 on offer at the moment, I have been contemplating buying another in blue. However, I may well have to wait until Christmas due to budgetary constraints... :(

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #232 on: August 17, 2017, 07:52:57 PM »
Thanks, Keith. The yellow brake van looks very fine. I hope the guard has forgiven the train's driver for setting off without him and his van! 8-)

Yes, indeed, this forum does seem to operate in a very flexible part of the space-time continuum. 8-)))

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #233 on: August 20, 2017, 04:36:00 PM »
A phone call from Jeff Tracy to keithbythe sea finally resolves the mystery of the quarry. Jeff explains that essential maintenance work to the swimming pool on Tracy Island required a re-deployment of TB1. As is well known, operations from Tracy Island are held in strict secrecy. The re-deployment was therefore kept secret even from the owner of the new temporary base.

However, Max X Posure, captured a sneak snap of the final lift off:



With TB operations now completed work on re-opening the Sonmel quarry can proceed again.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #234 on: August 20, 2017, 04:46:04 PM »
Excellent, Keith. Thanks for this fun update.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #235 on: August 20, 2017, 05:18:15 PM »
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #236 on: August 22, 2017, 06:02:15 PM »
New (to me) rolling stock has arrived on the island...




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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #237 on: August 22, 2017, 06:59:29 PM »
Very nice, Keith. The "Hymek" must have been fitted with dual (air and vacuum) brakes then to work with the new arrivals. 8-)

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« Reply #238 on: August 22, 2017, 08:15:07 PM »
Very nice, Keith. The "Hymek" must have been fitted with dual (air and vacuum) brakes then to work with the new arrivals. 8-)

Nooo, they are simple 'Rule 1' brakes. They can run anything quite easily! :P

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #239 on: August 22, 2017, 08:22:11 PM »
Those two bridges look really good from that angle.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


 

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