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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #240 on: March 30, 2020, 08:41:38 PM »
Been working from home this past week,

take the opportunity between working to, well, play trains.

First up, Union Mills ex LNWR G2 dragging about 80-90% of my freight stock




I've also been tinkering and have finally made my LMS push pull unit that I planned to start on four years ago!



Unfortunately I made the error of taking detail from a model, all conversions starting with the same coach I've started with have had the guards duckets removed and a window in place,

On looking at the end windows to get those right, I noticed that most had the guard duckets intact or had no ducket and no window!

never mind, it's probably got a fair few rivets in the wrong place too  :smiley-laughing:

I am wondering if I can fit a camera inside though...


I am after one thing to finish it off that I can't seem to source online, an old guitar string, or an off-cut from fitting new strings, a E, A or D should do it - anyone got an old string kicking around, or just fitted some strings by any chance?  :D

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #241 on: April 02, 2020, 10:11:03 AM »
Just a quick note to celebrate that I've got DG couplings working on my recent NEM fitted coaching stock!  :bounce:

Just got to be able to reliably build the b :censored:ers now!

more details once it's a robust solution - basically involves cutting the tail of the DG coupling to fit through the NEM pocket and gently wedging it in with a bit of plasticard.

Sorry, not much of an update, just some exciting (3 years in the making) slight progress!

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #242 on: April 02, 2020, 09:16:52 PM »
 :hellosign:
  Keep on trucking, all progress is good
   stay safe regards Derek
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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #243 on: April 06, 2020, 02:50:15 PM »
Progress is slow,

but it's progress...



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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #244 on: April 14, 2020, 08:13:52 PM »
Don't you just love it when you find a simpler way of doing something, after you've already started doing it?



Anyone else struggling to get images to show linked?

https://tinyurl.com/uy8agaj

This is the section North of where I had previously been working and I'm considering re-doing the previous bit at some point.

I have, however just before the easter weekend I discovered that the boards are not flat, this is because, for the past year or two the layout has been in the loft the wrong way round so the bracing for the legs is in the way of the storage under it. Multiple light knocks must have affected it and now I need to pull everything out, adjust it and put it all back in again. I've been putting this off for the past couple of days and may continue to do so tonight! :D
« Last Edit: April 14, 2020, 08:18:42 PM by Black Sheep »

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #245 on: April 15, 2020, 07:56:50 AM »
Hi David

Although the picture frame is empty, there is a hyperlink that is the same as the one shown below it. Could you put the pic in your gallery and use the BB Code?
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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #246 on: April 27, 2020, 09:20:56 AM »
I'm still putting off the leveling up of the baseboards!

However, a small amount of progress, board sections have now been cut for the raised sections, can I get any track laid before lockdown ends and I have to go back to work?



There may not be a huge amount of progress for a couple of days as I've got bikes to fix, lessons to teach and I've just had an overly polite e-mail from Scouting UK reminding me that my safety & safeguarding training is overdue!  :-[

I'm also about to place an order for rolling stock kits from the N gauge society as I want to ensure the longest item of rolling stock, Kit 15, LMS Trestrol Bogie Well Wagon

Being a long kit I want to ensure it's not going to hit anything round corners!

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #247 on: Yesterday at 07:21:56 PM »
I don't usually post much about life outside the layout room, although I have once or twice,

I successfully put off levelling the layout up for long enough that it still hasn't happened, nothing's happened on the layout for the past month as, at the very end of May my mum went into hospital and I went across to be with my dad to help him cope with the fact he couldn't visit, we thought she'd be home within a week or so, unfortunately she never left hospital and I stayed to plan the funeral and while my brother sorted out some care / support for my dad (he has Alzheimers) finally getting home to my family last week.

I've not written anything sooner as I try not to say too much about things outside the railway room, but I'm hoping it'll help me move forwards with various things.

I currently have little motivation or interest in any of my hobbies, although I expect that'll change with time. I've always planned to name businesses on the layout after family members and given both my Gran and my mum's enjoyment of baking I think it's fitting that the bakers shop will be named after them.

I don't know if there's much more to get done until September as my in-laws will be invading (they live in Mallorca) in August as usual so most time will be spent with Black Lamb hiking and hopefully biking while Black Ewe is working and also clearing the spare room (through which the layout room is accessed) as I've annexed it  :D

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #248 on: Yesterday at 07:34:31 PM »
Very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.  One day, your interest in your layout will return.  Because it's just a hobby, done for pleasure, I think it is best not to try to force your interest.  It'll return when it's ready.

Take care and all good wishes.

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #249 on: Yesterday at 07:38:03 PM »
Very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.  One day, your interest in your layout will return.  Because it's just a hobby, done for pleasure, I think it is best not to try to force your interest.  It'll return when it's ready.

Take care an all good wishes.
Seconded! :(
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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #250 on: Yesterday at 08:16:07 PM »
So very sorry to read of your loss.
Take care and take things easy. Your interest in your various hobbies will return all in good time.

Stay safe

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #251 on: Yesterday at 09:25:03 PM »
That is always sad news, but seems even worse at this time. My condolences David. As the others have said, when the time is right, your interest in your hobbies will come back.
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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #252 on: Yesterday at 09:36:21 PM »
Even though you are an undercover operative in our county, please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. Look after your family - the railway will wait until circumstances and mood allows.

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #253 on: Today at 12:50:18 AM »
 :hellosign:
    very sorry to hear of your loss David, my heartfelt condolences to you & your family.
     stay safe regards Derek.
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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #254 on: Today at 01:23:56 AM »
Take it easy mate.  :thumbsup:

I'm sure we'll be getting news of the layout in future.
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