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Offline Leon

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1110 on: September 11, 2018, 06:11:17 PM »
Dunno.... if Leon has his way, you could be running a four lash-up of Union Pacific's through Wrenton!   ;)

Bealman, that's the first misconception I can attribute to you! :) I have NO interest in American railways or rolling stock. I'm a romantic, at heart, and an Anglophile by choice. My love affair with steam locomotion was born from my first life in Scotland (1961-63) and my admiration for most things British from a nine-year residence (1969-78) in Edinburgh and West Lothian. Add to that my son's life in GWR country and you can be certain I'll never be running Union Pacifics through Wiltsbury, and wouldn't dream of defiling Roger's Wrenton! I've already forgiven the misconception! Understandable, since few can imagine an American being un-American, but in this instance I am.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1111 on: September 11, 2018, 09:27:05 PM »

Mallard was a member of the A4 class. There were 34 locos carrying BR numbers 60001 - 34. Many of them were named after birds though some were later renamed after people.

Not forgetting.......
60009 Union of South Africa
60010 Dominion of Canada
60011 Empire of India
60012 Commonwealth of Australia
60013 Dominion of New Zealand

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1112 on: September 14, 2018, 10:13:00 PM »
I'd hoped to have a couple of trees ready for photographing today but real world jobs took over. So a shot from the archive instead. Probably more interesting than trees...


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1113 on: September 16, 2018, 09:51:08 PM »
I've been browsing through some earlier photos again, and looking for tighter crops. They're often better than the whole image, I think, so how about this one...


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1114 on: September 17, 2018, 12:07:47 AM »
"What do we want?"

"TREES!!!!!"

"When do we want them?"

"ASAP!!!!!"

Seriously, it would be nice to see them on your wonderful layout. I'm reckoning they will look superb.  :thumbsup:
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1115 on: September 17, 2018, 11:57:12 AM »
"What do we want?"
"TREES!!!!!"

Not sure how many people prefer seeing trees to trains, Chris! I've been making the most of the fine Sussex coast weather to do some gardening and window cleaning so slow progress. However there are three trees in the nursery at the moment, at different stages of growth. The first one should be ready for the camera later today.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1116 on: September 17, 2018, 10:18:37 PM »
Here's the next tree:


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1117 on: September 17, 2018, 10:26:11 PM »
I like that one the best so far!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1118 on: September 18, 2018, 06:49:26 AM »
Looking very good 👍
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1119 on: September 18, 2018, 11:55:40 AM »
In my haste to post the last picture I forgot that @Leon asked how long it took to make an earlier tree. So I timed this one and the estimate I gave earlier proved to be fairly accurate. Wire twisting 2 hours, 10 minutes. Soldering 20 mins. Plastering 25 mins. Applying the stuffing material 35 minutes. A quick spray and some brush painting 10 mins. Adding foliage 20 mins. I'll probably do a little more tidying up with scissors and tweezers and give it a spray with Woodland Scenics Scenic Cement - say another 10 mins. So a bit over four hours in total.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1120 on: September 18, 2018, 12:08:30 PM »
Worth every minute, mate.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1121 on: September 18, 2018, 12:31:12 PM »
A really professional job - brilliant!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1122 on: September 18, 2018, 07:39:25 PM »
Wonderful!

Now hurry up with the forest  :D

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1123 on: September 18, 2018, 11:11:20 PM »
Now hurry up with the forest  :D

That might take a decade or two!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1124 on: September 20, 2018, 07:24:49 AM »
Excellent Roger,  :thankyousign:

Now, you wrote earlier about a business in tree making...

Letís say a minimum of £20 per hour, thatís £80, plus materials, plus profit, so we are talking around £100 per tree 🌳 ( and with no contribution to overheads).  :hmmm:

 

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