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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #1230 on: January 18, 2019, 04:30:48 PM »
How many 'N' Gauge Enthusiasts does it take to change a Light Bulb?

Hello Chums

Had to change a light bulb today (an uncommon occurrence nowadays) and it was the one at the top of the staircase, requiring the use of the small step ladder.  Poppy loves climbing ladders so it ended up a two-enthusiast job to change the bulb!  Having the ladder in the house, I thought it would be a wizard wheeze to take it into the train set room to try to achieve an almost vertical aerial photograph of Poppingham.



Whereas many modellers produce a super-duper plan before commencing building, I have got well underway with the layout and now have a plan!  I am flattering myself by thinking it looks a tiny bit like one of the spiffing coloured illustrations in the Peco 'Setrack' plan books.

Next step - the buildings.  I think that I'll start with the station.  But licensed premises will be nice as well...

Many thanks for looking and all best wishes.

Pip-pip.

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« Reply #1231 on: January 18, 2019, 04:53:41 PM »
Funny how cats seem to love ladders.  Our previous mog would barge builders etc. out of the way to get up the ladder and into our loft  :D   She'd then spend hours wandering around in the soffit spaces, getting covered in rockwool etc.  We never had any evidence of birds or rodents though, so she did a good job of checking everwhere.
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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #1232 on: January 18, 2019, 04:56:49 PM »
What a super photograph.
The layout looks absolutely marvellous from that angle and is a credit to your track laying skills.
Hopefully your lightbulb is now ok. The one at the top of our stairs requires a one legged balancing act perched at the too of a small step ladder to change it. Always a hair raising moment.
Anyway, enjoy your railway (or is it a train set).
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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #1233 on: January 18, 2019, 05:23:49 PM »
What a fine photograph! :thumbsup:

One of the best ‘light bulb moments’ on this Forum. :D
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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #1234 on: January 18, 2019, 05:30:48 PM »
That is a quite perfect tabletop railway.  I want to play with it.

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« Reply #1235 on: January 18, 2019, 06:51:23 PM »
An absolute corker of a photo John.

Can't wait to see a station building ensconced! It'll look bally marvellous old thing.  :thumbsup:


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« Reply #1236 on: January 18, 2019, 06:58:43 PM »
Is that Flossie bottom right?
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« Reply #1237 on: January 18, 2019, 07:06:58 PM »
Is that Flossie bottom right?
.. or is that Flossie bottom wrong ?  :D
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« Reply #1238 on: January 18, 2019, 08:39:50 PM »
What-ho Chums

Thank you for all these jolly decent comments which are hugely appreciated.  Any comments which have a whiff of PG Wodehouse about them are an absolute tonic.

The layout looks absolutely marvellous from that angle and is a credit to your track laying skills...
Regards
Martin

Many thanks, Martin.  That is a lovely and very kind compliment.  But Peco ought to get most of the credit.  'Setrack' is marvellous.  I have plenty of experience with flexitrack and have built lots of P4 track using the Brooke-Smith method, but 'Setrack' is fun and ever-reliable.

That is a quite perfect tabletop railway.  I want to play with it.
Richard

 :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[  I set out to build a sort of half-decent Table-Top Railway, Richard.  You are far too kind.  But, thank you anyway!  You are absolutely spot-on; it's for fun!

Yes, Flossie is beside the road leading to the level crossing.  She appears to be attempting to be like Cuneo's mouse and getting into the pictures.

Thanks again, chums, I am very grateful for your kindness in commenting on and 'rating' my eccentric thread.

Cheerie-B.

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« Reply #1239 on: January 18, 2019, 08:55:18 PM »
Wot they all said. You grabbed the moment (or least the step ladders), and the outcome is a great photograph. Very reminiscent of the catalogues and Meccano magazines of yesteryear.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1240 on: Yesterday at 06:33:44 AM »
She appears to be attempting to be like Cuneo's mouse and getting into the pictures.
Yes, I've got one of those on my new train picture.
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« Reply #1241 on: Yesterday at 09:32:36 PM »
Wot they all said. You grabbed the moment (or least the step ladders), and the outcome is a great photograph. Very reminiscent of the catalogues and Meccano magazines of yesteryear.  :thumbsup:
:beers: Thank you very much, George.
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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #1242 on: Today at 02:15:40 PM »
To quote the dearly departed Terry Wogan..  Mad as a box of Frogs!

But what a way to do N Gauge.   :laugh: :laugh:
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