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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #435 on: August 08, 2018, 09:13:47 AM »
I forgot to say earlier that the row of cottages are a slightly modified Ratio kit.

Thank you, Keith. I thought they looked better than the DORNAPLAS terrace houses which are, to me, too narrow. However, the Dornaplas windows are better than the plastic Ratio ones. Anyway, thanks for the colour scheme inspiration.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #436 on: August 10, 2018, 05:31:14 PM »
I forgot to say earlier that the row of cottages are a slightly modified Ratio kit.

Doh!  :doh: they are a highly modified Ratio kit - the only Ratio parts are the gutters and downpipes! The kit is a Kestrel kit.  :sorrysign:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #437 on: August 10, 2018, 06:10:08 PM »
I forgot to say earlier that the row of cottages are a slightly modified Ratio kit.

Doh!  :doh: they are a highly modified Ratio kit - the only Ratio parts are the gutters and downpipes! The kit is a Kestrel kit.  :sorrysign:

Thank you, Keith. The Ratio gutters and drainpipes are much better than those supplied in other kits. I have a stockpile of them spraypainted black ready to use.

The Kestrel windows (unless you carefully file the window bars to make them thinner) and drainpipes are rather crude. I have / had some Kestrel building kits (houses, shops) but may have passed them on, as I did the ones already made and painted I once had. The Ratio brass windows and doors are a big improvement. However, the Dornaplas plastic doors (in particular) and windows (both available separately and which I have also stockpiled and spraypainted ready to use, are also good. I bought their signalbox just for the LSWR pattern stairs.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #438 on: August 16, 2018, 03:56:50 PM »
Ages since I ran some trains. Wet morning here so a good excuse to clean the track and do some serious work (running trains that is). It was a bit dark in the man cave with all of the heavy cloud so apologies for the poor depth of field in the photos.

At low level in the foreground a Pullman train passes a stationary class 22 hauling BP tankers:



A trawler struggles to enter a rather turbulent harbour. At high level the Class 04 is running some hopper wagons up to the quarry. Meanwhile a Class 121 DMU, used to transport workers to and from the quarry, waits for "going home time".



The reason for the stopped Class 22 is the mineral wagons exiting from the lower works.





Please don't be alarmed at the incomplete high level track! No one has "gone over the edge" yet. :no:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #439 on: August 16, 2018, 09:53:09 PM »
Mmmmm. Hydraulics. :drool:

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« Reply #440 on: August 17, 2018, 07:16:53 AM »
Nice work on the harbour Keith, looks really effective :)

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« Reply #441 on: August 17, 2018, 07:37:26 AM »
Thank you Andrew. Itís not been varnished yet, Iím still deciding whether or not my painting work is done.  :hmmm:

There is also a high level of excitement relating to rumours of sightings of a Mermaid. I may need to implement crowd control measures.

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« Reply #442 on: August 17, 2018, 07:44:26 AM »
Great pictures!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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« Reply #443 on: August 17, 2018, 11:26:49 AM »
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)


The Table-Top Railway is a train set trying and failing to be a model railway.

I believe that train sets and model railways are fun.

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« Reply #444 on: August 17, 2018, 08:42:44 PM »
That looks really excellent Keith.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #445 on: August 17, 2018, 08:51:30 PM »
 :greatpicturessign: :greatwork:
Great pics of some great modelling Keith. :thumbsup: Thank you. :beers:
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« Reply #446 on: August 17, 2018, 09:25:17 PM »
:greatpicturessign: :greatwork:
Great pics of some great modelling Keith. :thumbsup: Thank you. :beers:

Seconded. The grey cliffs helped me finish mine with dry brushing. The mermaid on her small rock should be coming, soon!

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« Reply #447 on: August 18, 2018, 07:56:50 PM »
Sonmel's mermaid waving with her right arm, seated on her rock. [A real Cornish rock, courtesy of Martin. It was the best rock I could select. The superglue around her looks like water as she has just emerged from the sea.]


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #448 on: August 20, 2018, 05:29:25 PM »
Thank you for the "Thank Yous" and comments, they are much appreciated.  :thankyousign:

As rumours spread through the island of famed "Mermaid sightings" management orders construction work to begin at the harbour in anticipation of large crowds. Sonmel is no different to anywhere else in the world when it comes to construction, I spot three workers and at least twice that number "supervising". There is no information available on what is being built.



To maintain a balance another photo of the hydraulics in action:



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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #449 on: August 21, 2018, 07:06:44 PM »
TWo Extra-LWB "INSULFISH" vans will be despatched to the island of Sonmel, tomorrow.



Both have been fully overhauled. The one on the right has been fitted with roller bearings (hence the gloss yellow axlebox covers) and will be used to convey prime fresh fish to North Cornwall whilst the one, on the left, will be used on Sonmel, itself on fresh fish traffic.

Sonmel's famous mermaid waves goodbye to Cant Cove's Morveren.


 

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