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Offline Jimbo

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #300 on: February 26, 2018, 03:02:21 PM »
Nice work Keith  :thumbsup:, I especially like the effect of the coloured houses with the cliff face, it looks very.......Cornwallish! Beautiful, carry on Sir!  :D
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #301 on: February 26, 2018, 07:49:43 PM »
Thank you Jimbo. My inspiration for Sonmel scenery is a mixture of inputs from the many places I have visited through both work and leisure. To me this is an excuse to ďmake stuff upĒ rather than strive for actual or historical accuracy (thatís my story anyway!). The houses are based on some we have seen in Scotland, Potree, Isle of Skye, although I have used some license in my implementation  ;). The harbour is definitely Cornwall based, rocks Iím not really sure about, bit Cornish, bit Norwegian, bit Rockies... just came out that way!! Bridge I liked the look of from a search of available models, (not brave enough for scratch building yet, although some plans are forming...)

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #302 on: February 27, 2018, 05:22:48 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.




The Mini reminds me of the one in "Butterflies" driven by Ria

Great work though, soon the rock school can send some pupils north to tackle some Perthshire cliffs

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #303 on: February 28, 2018, 07:28:20 AM »
Thank you Andrew. Ah yes, terror in the neighbours as the great car swap happened on Riaís drive... :D

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #304 on: February 28, 2018, 11:38:26 AM »
The class 04 is called into action to move some hoppers in the quarry:



Space needs to be created for the crane which is needed at the quarry:







No snow on Sonmel  :)

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #305 on: February 28, 2018, 12:00:02 PM »
Looking great!

Sorry if it's been covered, but who makes the crane?

Matt

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #306 on: February 28, 2018, 12:26:37 PM »
Thank you for the update and the excellent photos., Keith. The hopper wagons and the crane look very good.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #307 on: February 28, 2018, 12:57:40 PM »
Thank you for the
update and the excellent photos., Keith. The hopper wagons and the crane look very good.
Are those hoppers the NGS kit ones?
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #308 on: February 28, 2018, 01:41:46 PM »
Looking great!

Sorry if it's been covered, but who makes the crane?

Matt

It's made by Arnold. I picked it up on Ebay early last year. Cranes seem to come up fairly regularly, sometimes at sensible prices, sometimes not... There are also some good models, others not so good... Good luck with your search.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #309 on: February 28, 2018, 01:48:51 PM »
Thank you for the
update and the excellent photos., Keith. The hopper wagons and the crane look very good.
Are those hoppers the NGS kit ones?

No, the hoppers are the Dapol unpainted ones. I got a rake of them some months ago when they were on offer (with Hattons I think). Like everything they have increased in price since. They are good models, well constructed and with spring couplings. They do need weighting for push shunting (round curves over points).  I have hand painted them and am currently experimenting with building detachable loads and doing some weathering...

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #310 on: February 28, 2018, 08:32:21 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: all looking good keith   :thumbsup:
       regards Derek.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #311 on: March 07, 2018, 05:25:00 PM »
The reason why the heavy crane was needed at the quarry has now become clear. First of the quarry plant is making it's journey up...

The class 04 is replaced with a class 22:







Is the excavator a tad overscale???? Or maybe the dump truck is underscale??? :hmmm:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #312 on: March 07, 2018, 05:28:42 PM »
I'd say that the dump truck is rather underscale, Keith.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #313 on: March 07, 2018, 05:35:33 PM »
Yeah, thanks Chris. Quarry dump trucks are monsters. I will renew my search...(shame really it's a really good model)  :'(

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #314 on: March 07, 2018, 08:03:06 PM »
It's a great shame that there are no N British cranes availabe RTR - I for one would buy one!

 

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