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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #285 on: January 21, 2018, 07:19:36 PM »
Cracking crane model Gromit!  that looks excellent.... I'll be watching to see if you try to nobble any of my crane operators whose own lofty perch is right on the edge of the boat, just a mere 40m above the waves (and we roll about all over the place!) - they have a strong head for heights
Thanks for looking - Andrew

My attempt at a box layout - Bogindollo

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #286 on: January 21, 2018, 07:35:38 PM »
Thatís an excellent model.
Well done - looks great.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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« Reply #287 on: January 22, 2018, 04:03:54 PM »
Cracking crane model Gromit!  that looks excellent.... I'll be watching to see if you try to nobble any of my crane operators whose own lofty perch is right on the edge of the boat, just a mere 40m above the waves (and we roll about all over the place!) - they have a strong head for heights


Thank you Andrew.

No need to worry, your crew is safe. They would consider Sonmel too easy! Operators cab is about 12 metres above ground and the cliff is 13 metres maximum above the road. Also, the ground is relatively stable, last significant seismic activity on Sonmel was a few hundred years ago.

And.... local crew seen getting on board:





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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #288 on: January 24, 2018, 05:12:23 PM »
Two years on from my first post here:

 :thankyousign: to all here, for your help, enthusiasm, skill, support and friendliness (and humour)!

Preparations are very advanced for the opening of the first franchise on Sonmel. The rock climbing school buildings are erected and the owner, Cliff Hangar, has arrived together with his wife to install the equipment. Cliff is still in his patriotic mini, whilst his wife gets ready to open the upper office area.




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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #289 on: January 24, 2018, 07:39:45 PM »
Excellent.
Just as long as I donít have to climb any ropes!
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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« Reply #290 on: January 24, 2018, 07:41:26 PM »
Excellent.
Just as long as I donít have to climb any ropes!

Me neither!

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« Reply #291 on: January 25, 2018, 05:05:32 PM »
All of the terraforming has meant that I haven't run any trains for ages.  :(

So after a good track clean up the Hymek was retrieved from storage and given a run out. Truly amazed that it ran OK first time, so congrats to the terraforming team for their tidiness and cleanliness.  :thumbsup:

Said Hymek captured emerging from the tunnel under the quarry.



But what's that on the rock face in the background? Worth a closer look...



It would seem that some free climbers have already made use of the base provided by the Sonmel Rocks buildings.



Whilst Elf & Safety on Sonmel isn't as extreme as in some places a fence has been quickly erected between Sonmel Rocks and the adjacent railway line to provide some sensible separation.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #292 on: January 25, 2018, 05:55:43 PM »
Very nice work, Keith. The free climbers look very good on the cliff face. The "Hymek" looks very good, too. I'm glad that it runs well after a long rest.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2018, 08:37:04 PM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Corrected »

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #293 on: January 25, 2018, 06:00:48 PM »
Blimey Keith. Those free climbers have a long way to go!
I hope an ambulance is on hand in case someone falls.
The guy on the right in the blue shirt seems to be in a bit of a predicament. Hope heís ok.
Seriously though, great stuff. Looks very good.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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« Reply #294 on: February 23, 2018, 04:53:47 PM »
The conversation went something like this:

"I really need a vehicle gate for the Sonmel Rocks site. Free climbers just seem to turn up out of nowhere, park on the site and up they go"

"So why are you talking to me about it?"

"Well, I was looking in the general stores out of idle curiosity and saw those old level crossing gates..."

"And?"

" I was just wondering if one (only one mind) was going spare?"



And so it was removed from stores and installed. It even opens and closes!



The camera is awful isn't it? Initially the fencing leaned to the right. After a bit of careful re-working... it now leans to the left  :veryangry:



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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #295 on: February 23, 2018, 05:13:19 PM »
Free climbers will find a way in Iím sure.
Looks really good though. Thanks for the photos.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #296 on: February 23, 2018, 05:35:41 PM »
Thank you, Keith, for the update. Nice photos. Fences, in real life, do lean out of true.

Interesting to see an old faded dark blue "Castle Brewery" BD Container has been put to a new use in retirement. 8-)

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« Reply #297 on: February 25, 2018, 04:02:05 PM »
Thank you Chris, yes the container is a useful store for all of the climbing gear.

Sonmel is slowly transforming. Along from the climbing school, 2 shops have been built and a row of terraced houses has appeared with excellent views of the harbour (currently empty of "water"). There are even some roads!




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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #298 on: February 25, 2018, 07:51:33 PM »
 :hellosign:  Many thanks for the updates Keith, houses looking good below the cliffs.
      regards Derek.
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #299 on: February 25, 2018, 08:14:19 PM »
Thanks for the photos Keith.
The houses look good. I like the colours.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

 

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