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Author Topic: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge  (Read 76584 times)

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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #1725 on: July 15, 2019, 03:42:44 PM »

But do tell - what is the secret of the almost pristine cutting mat? I find mine exert a mysterious force causing any nearby paint or solvent to contribute to the colourful redecoration of the said mat.

And did you know that plastic cement will lift the white markings on the mat?   :doh: (Off topic I know).
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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #1726 on: July 15, 2019, 03:44:35 PM »
John does on the kitchen table, which leaves the cutting mat pristine.  ;)
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« Reply #1727 on: July 15, 2019, 03:47:56 PM »
 :laughabovepost:. Never thought of doing that! Guess who is buying a new A3 cutting mat at the weekend!.  :doh:
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« Reply #1728 on: July 15, 2019, 04:49:31 PM »
But do tell - what is the secret of the almost pristine cutting mat? I find mine exert a mysterious force causing any nearby paint or solvent to contribute to the colourful redecoration of the said mat.

Thank you.  The secret? It's Top Secret!

But seeing as Poppy and I are amongst friends; here's the reverse of the mat:



Not quite so nice!  I keep the side with the markings on as a 'good' side and use the other side for all the unseemly cutting, hacking and gouging that, I'm embarrassed to admit, goes on during my feeble attempts at modelling.

John and Poppy - the cat who sat on the mat.
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The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1920s to the 1950s.

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« Reply #1729 on: July 15, 2019, 06:07:48 PM »
Iím not even going to show a picture of my cutting mat.
Itís covered in paint and glue!
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« Reply #1730 on: July 16, 2019, 07:19:26 AM »
Good looking model and well painted (so far  ;)) John. Not looking super scary at all  :thumbsup:

I realise that Poppy is really the main overseer and organiser, but maybe, just to be sure that all continues to proceed spiffingly, Flossie should be brought in?

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« Reply #1731 on: July 16, 2019, 12:34:10 PM »
Iím not even going to show a picture of my cutting mat.
Itís covered in paint and glue!

one of mine has a 5mm drill hole through it, and a 2.5mm almost through it along with various paint splodges.

I've got about six cutting mats around the house including an A2 size acquired at various times during a decade of training as an automotive stylist (never finished) and graphic designer so that's my excuse.

I also have an A4 one at work.

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« Reply #1732 on: July 20, 2019, 10:04:21 AM »
Welcome Home!

Hello Chums

A very happy homecoming on the Table-Top Railway today!  During the Great War, the railway had lent some 'Dean Goods' locomotives to the War Department.  After giving excellent service they were all, apart from two, returned in 1919.  Or so it is believed.  However, No. 181 appears to have returned from serving her country a little later and is seen leaving Gateshead Cutting, on the approach to Poppingham, on her return to 'Civvy Street'.



No. 181 is a 'Dean Goods' 0-6-0 and is a recent release from Union Mills.  She was placed on the layout this morning and she runs beautifully.

Many thanks for looking.

All best wishes.

John


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« Reply #1733 on: July 20, 2019, 10:06:36 AM »
A smashing locomotive John and I see that Flossie seems to be suitably impressed.
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« Reply #1734 on: July 20, 2019, 10:08:23 AM »
Yeah, looks like she's going to run after it!

Great picture.  :beers:
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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #1735 on: July 20, 2019, 10:22:32 AM »
Glad to see the Church making an early appearance on the layout!

Cheers  :beers:

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« Reply #1736 on: July 20, 2019, 12:53:57 PM »
Many thanks for the photo., John.

I'm sure that the GWR, in general, and the shedmaster, driver and fireman who had to see her go across the Channel to serve were delighted to have her back after some dedicated detective work, no doubt, by an Army pal of Lord Poppingham. Maybe the padre who returned to be the local vicar of the splendid church?

Going forward about 30 years, her classmate 2538 (89A), the last 'Dean Goods' in BR service has been reported entering the Oswestry locomotive repair shop for some repairs and the collection of spare parts prior to despatch to Swindon Works for a full overhaul and repaint into her final BR Black Early Crest condition. After that, No. 2538 will work a one-way sold-out enthusiasts' special of BR Crimson & Cream Collett and Hawksworth design coaches to her new home at Bodmin (General) GWS depot. However, whilst it is known that No. 2538 certainly carried red-backed numberplates there is some head-scratching as to whether to preserve her in what some consider a rather gaudy livery variant. Nevertheless, it is confidently forecast that she will be ready for Christmas specials.

The GWS gratefully acknowledge the very considerable help of their friends in Poppleton in securing BR's last 'Dean Goods' for preservation by Lord Trevelver for the GWS.
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« Reply #1737 on: July 20, 2019, 04:58:43 PM »
Thank you very much, chums, for these lovely comments and 'thank yous'.


Glad to see the Church making an early appearance on the layout!
Cheers  :beers:

Sorry Guv; it was an accident.  I forgot to remove it from the baseboard before I took the photograph and then was too bone idle to re-take the photograph!

Although the medieval stonemasons made faster progress with the 1:1 scale version, I'm hoping that 1:148 things will move on soon.  I have been busy painting the doors and windows prior to sticking them in place.  And the roof is ready - four coats of paint before I was remotely happy with it.

Best wishes and toodle-pip.

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« Reply #1738 on: July 21, 2019, 11:24:46 AM »
It's a great shame that Union Mills don't have a website  :(
Anybody know if they do a Dean Goods in early BR livery please?

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« Reply #1739 on: July 21, 2019, 12:07:07 PM »
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