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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #420 on: May 08, 2018, 06:26:40 AM »
Are those the famous Milton Keynes Concrete cows?
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #421 on: May 08, 2018, 06:33:09 AM »
Are those the famous Milton Keynes Concrete cows?

Na ... MK ones are blue and pink!  :P

 :sorrysign: Oops! Seems I was thinking of 'gromits'! <https://www.gromitunleashed.org.uk/gromits>

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #422 on: May 08, 2018, 09:27:29 AM »
The scrap baseboard (approx 3ft by 2ft) project which you plan to build at the model club rather than at home, sounds very interesting, Martin.

A loco shed scene based on Truro but not a copy of the actual Truro shed is a good idea, ideal for photographing all your locos. I've quite a few photos. of the shed area. The shed lasted into diesel days and had, if I remember correctly, the first allocation of what became Class 08 diesel shunters which replaced the 94xx 0-6-0PTs.

A goods yard based on somewhere like Drump Road (Redruth) or perhaps Wadebridge would also be good. There are other suitable prototypes in Cornwall, have a look at John Vaughan's "Branchlines & Byways" for inspiration.

An end-to-end, working diorama, like Cant Cove was always planned to be rather than a roundy-roundy, is an excellent idea as it'll make an interesting change.

However, I agree that it's well worth taking the time to detail Tregonning, including the 'Little People' and creating little cameo scenes will further add to the layout's charm.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #423 on: May 08, 2018, 04:48:19 PM »
I laid (is that the correct word?) the last areas of static grass on Tregonning first thing this morning.
And, Iíve just completed one of my leat favourite tasks. Namely, vacuuming up (I dislike the term hoovering) the excess. Iím always afraid of either damaging something or sucking something important up the pipe!
Itís actually more difficult on a small layout where things are a bit more confined I think.
Anyway, all is well apart from one tiny section of fence which luckily I managed to retrieve from the bag of the cleaner.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #424 on: May 08, 2018, 04:57:51 PM »
I laid (is that the correct word?) the last areas of static grass on Tregonning first thing this morning.

Surely it 'planting'? So SWMBO tells me  :D

... all is well apart from one tiny section of fence which luckily I managed to retrieve from the bag of the cleaner.

Good catch sir! Any pics to share? [of the layout ... not of the vacum clearer.  ::)]

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #425 on: May 08, 2018, 08:01:09 PM »
I laid (is that the correct word?) the last areas of static grass on Tregonning first thing this morning.


Surely it 'planting'? So SWMBO tells me  :D

... all is well apart from one tiny section of fence which luckily I managed to retrieve from the bag of the cleaner.


Good catch sir! Any pics to share? [of the layout ... not of the vacum clearer.  ::)]

Cheers  :beers:

Thanks, planting it is then.

Just one picture, this is the corner that Iím currently working on fiddling about with. It does need a bit more doing but Iím at the ďmust let the glue dryĒ stage:

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #426 on: May 08, 2018, 08:13:21 PM »
I think laid has more to do with chickens and eggs.  :wave:
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #427 on: May 08, 2018, 08:37:51 PM »
Blimey, Martin, that corner looks fantastic.  The motor vehicles are jolly useful for setting the period.

I agree regarding activities with a vacuum cleaner (I do a lot of this; those of use who share a house with a cat, or cats, will know what I mean).  The verb 'hoover' is an example of the dangers of 'generocide', which is a very ugly word indeed.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #428 on: May 08, 2018, 08:54:37 PM »
Thanks for the photo., Martin. The corner looks excellent. The apple trees are very good, too. The static grass and scatter combinations look highly realistic and make me look forward to trying out static grass, too, next month.

I want to replace the 'PADSTOW' destination on one of my 'Southern National'  buses with 'PENMAYNE' and with 'WADEBRIDGE' on the other. One of my similar BR buses will have 'CANT COVE' and the others 'PENMAYNE' and with 'WADEBRIDGE'  with RAIL REPLACEMENT SERVICE underneath both, if I can get type that small printed!

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #429 on: May 08, 2018, 09:22:03 PM »
I think laid has more to do with chickens and eggs.  :wave:

Go on then, I'll say it - I thought laid meant something different.  :doh:
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #430 on: May 09, 2018, 07:58:07 PM »
Bit more work done today.
The Dairy Shop is now finalised as is the old run down scout hut to the left of the level crossing. And I notice that I need to fix that wonky crossing gate.
Looks like itís rubbish collection day in Tregonning and the pannier is heading the afternoon pickup goods.

And this is an overview of the town end looking along the main street.
I see that no one had tidied those oil drums yet!
This time itís the prarie tank shunting the small goods yard.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #431 on: May 09, 2018, 08:07:02 PM »
Very nice work indeed, Martin. Some general tidying up still required; there is a piece of pavement in the road and some loose grass flock. Otherwise excellent.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #432 on: May 09, 2018, 08:13:13 PM »
Very nice work indeed, Martin. Some general tidying up still required; there is a piece of pavement in the road and some loose grass flock. Otherwise excellent.
Thanks Chris.
Yes, lots still to do.
That piece of paving card marks the possible location of a pedestrian island in the road. Itís opposite the entrance to the park.
The card is just a marker sitting there whilst I decide about it.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #433 on: May 09, 2018, 08:17:53 PM »
That piece of paving card marks the possible location of a pedestrian island in the road. Itís opposite the entrance to the park.
They call them islands now, but in the 1950s/60s they were called pedestrian refuges/bollards
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #434 on: May 09, 2018, 08:52:29 PM »
Thanks, Martin. I had thought that that might be the reason for the pavement piece. I agree with Laurence. You'll need white pillars at either end, I think?

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