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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #615 on: November 29, 2018, 06:23:01 PM »
Well Iím sort of back in business again. A lot of outside work done and a lot more to do, held up by the untypical weather weíve had for the past few weeks. After so much manual work by evening Iím exhausted. We eat at 8pm and by the time weíve eaten and Iíve washed up Iím good for nothing.
My wife has had a carpel tunnel op which has made her a bit of a one armed bandit. Sheís disabled so the op has given me more work to do.
Iíve been fighting a loosing battle with rats in the roof of the train shed. Iíve had snowstorms of polystyrene on the layout to clean up, not much fun. I have possibly solved the problem, I found a hole in a hidden part of a wall and have blocked it off. No rats for a week so fingers crossed. Now Iíve found the roof is leaking in heavy rain. Roof repainting time.
Iíve made a start in tidying things up ready to start again and the mojo is returning. In tidying up Iíve found a load of On30 stuff and some track so possibly a micro layout could be in the making as well. Time will tell.
Thatís all for now, progress reports will be posted as and when.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #616 on: November 29, 2018, 06:56:25 PM »
Hi Brian,

Glad to have you back and that the mojo is returning.

Looking forward to further posts.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #617 on: November 29, 2018, 08:49:44 PM »
Hi Brian,

Glad to have you back and that the mojo is returning.

Looking forward to further posts.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Seconded! I hope all will be well and there will be some Christmas Specials!

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #618 on: November 29, 2018, 09:34:15 PM »
Looking forward to some updates Brian. Hope that things improve for Mrs Mito. Also hope that the train shed stands up to the multiple attacks!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #619 on: November 30, 2018, 07:19:03 PM »
 :hellosign: Fingers crossed here for you & the shed Brian, look forward to more updates when you can
    regards Derek.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #620 on: November 30, 2018, 07:20:55 PM »
Good to see you back Brian.
Hopefully Mrs Mito will soon be on the mend and also that you overcome your various shed problems.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #621 on: December 06, 2018, 06:17:28 PM »
Thanks for the comments and thank yous.
Some photos to prove the layout still exists!



A busy moment at Withy Jct. The local is entering wrong line as earlier today there was a derailment that has left the line out of use until the engineers pass it as OK. It's known locally as the "Shopping Stopper". Reduced price tickets are being offered to encourage people to catch the train to shop in Bristol or Bath. This is the morning stopper from Templecombe to Bath via Durscombe.


Meanwhile Brome Manor is waiting patiently for the off to continue to Frome from Bristol.
In the background a large Prairie is shunting the dairy collecting a couple of tankers to add to the London milk train later.


A close up of the Christmas tree and passengers sitting around it complaining about the lack of a waiting room. Difficult to see but behind the middle bench there's someone on the ground, no doubt celebrating Christmas early.


Some wagons waiting to be transported back to the South West.


This is the Mk1 version of a photo flood to try and improve the quality of the photos. It's a LED lamp, cold light, of 18W. Supposedly this equates to a 180W incandescent lamp. I need to put a moveable shade to direct the light better and glue some aluminum foil as a reflector. 
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #622 on: December 06, 2018, 06:22:52 PM »
Looking good Brian.
At first glance in that last photo I thought someone was on a saline drip  :D
Seriously though, itís all shipshape. Love the Christmas tree.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #623 on: December 06, 2018, 06:28:42 PM »
It wouldn't take much to convert it to an alcohol drip. :beers:
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #624 on: December 06, 2018, 07:17:42 PM »
Great pictures, Brian.

Thank you very much.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #625 on: December 07, 2018, 07:42:01 AM »
Many thanks for these excellent photos., Brian. It's very good to see the trains running and the great progress with the scenery which is looking very realistic. The Christmas tree is a very nice feature. Good to see some passengers on the platform.

There has been much pre-Christmas activity at Cant Cove, too. However, Cant Cove's official photographer is waiting to get his films developed and printed of the trains. These include a variety of special, goods, parcels, and passenger trains, local, regional and long-distance, including some to / from the northwest and northeast routed via the S&D. [I'm still very busy until just before Christmas but plan to go to the post office, today.]

 

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