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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 29346 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #585 on: July 03, 2018, 05:34:41 PM »
Thanks John.
The AA box was purchased some time back already painted and with the newer logo. Indeed, I think the box should ideally have more black paint to be correct for my chosen period (plus the old logo of course). I shall attend to that in due course.
And, Iíll see what I can do about ďbreakingĒ the gun.
Thank you for your enlightening input.
Martin
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #586 on: July 04, 2018, 09:49:10 AM »
I think the AA phone box will look much better in gloss black with gloss yellow trim (newly repainted ready for the summer) and correct AA logos and look forward to seeing it, in due course. (The new-look square AA logo was launched in 1966.)

By the early 1960s, no more traditional AA boxes were being built. In their heyday, there were almost 1,000.

The first 4-wheeled vehicles used by AA patrols were Land Rovers, deployed in London in 1949. These were extremely useful and soon employed in other parts of the country, especially in rough terrain such as the Scottish Highlands. I think an AA Landrover would also be very appropriate for North and West Cornwall. In 1961, Mini vans started to replace motorcycles.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #587 on: July 04, 2018, 12:26:11 PM »
Hi Martin,

Sankey Scenics have AA signs on their "Pub Signs" set

http://www.sankeyscenics.co.uk/2mm-n-british-railways-page-3/4588088761

I have already used mine on the pub for Windmill Hill, otherwise I would have sent them to you.

All best Wishes
Kevin

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #588 on: July 04, 2018, 12:55:08 PM »
Hi Martin,

Sankey Scenics have AA signs on their "Pub Signs" set

http://www.sankeyscenics.co.uk/2mm-n-british-railways-page-3/4588088761

I have already used mine on the pub for Windmill Hill, otherwise I would have sent them to you.

All best Wishes
Kevin

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There are some excellent signs, there, Keith. I think I will order some bespoke ATLANTIC COAST EXPRESS, PENMAYNE and TREPOL BAY coach destination boards in BR SR Green.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #589 on: July 04, 2018, 07:52:31 PM »
Thanks for that Kevin. Iíll have a go at downloading an old style AA box sign from the internet first to see how that looks.
Maybe the whole AA box just looks wrong - Iíll think about it - no need to rush the decision. As you say, maybe a couple of bikes with the cyclists having a rest sitting on the fence might be better. Hmmmmm.
Iíve been adding ďclutterĒ and little folk to the goods yard this evening. Itís going ok but sometimes I lack a little inspiration. I think thatís the time to walk away for the day and have a fresh look tomorrow.
So.....thatís just what Iíve done.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #590 on: July 05, 2018, 06:41:57 AM »
Nice addition of the AA box, look forward to seeing you tweak & improve it.  The Perthshire contingent had a delightful tour of the creamery, their host leading a jovial & inuendo strewn affair, one of the PRPS was heard to say (in a very complimentary way) that it was like a living in the song "Gather in the Mushrooms"!

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #591 on: July 05, 2018, 09:43:08 AM »
I would keep the AA box, Martin, but would repaint it gloss black. If you have some lining tape, cheaply available on eBay, the gloss yellow lining on the edges will not be difficult, then add downloaded correct AA logos. I would move it downhill near the road junction but inset so that it does not block road user's sightlines.

A pair of cyclists pausing for breath half-way up the hill could replace the AA box in its present location.

I agree that 'breaking' the hunter's shotgun is an excellent idea but you'll need a magnifying glass, tweezers and a tiny dab of super glue. I'd do the work over a shoebox lid to ensure that the tiny piece does not get lost!


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #593 on: July 05, 2018, 10:22:21 AM »
No doubt the gifting of some bottles of finest "Tullibardine" single-malt whisky to the Creamery management went down well and the donation of more bottles to the landlord of the nearby pub (who placed them under the counter) where lunch was served to the guests and their hosts, after the creamery visit, encouraged some lively community singing! Fortunately, for all, the local bobby had been called elsewhere to investigate the disappearance of a prize boar from a leading pig farm where the animals roam free.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #594 on: July 05, 2018, 01:32:23 PM »
Sounds like a fabulous afternoon  :D

Although not a leading pig farm, the pigs at Windmill Hill (Bacon Buttie, and Apple Sauce) roam free



Do you think I need to get in extra security  ???

All best wishes
kevin

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #595 on: July 05, 2018, 02:34:18 PM »
Well, regarding security....

the fallen apples won't be a problem.
But... the pumpkins, are they literally pig-food or should they end up in some pumpkin pie?
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #596 on: July 05, 2018, 03:55:27 PM »
Chris, Are you setting up a stoty line with the local bobby and reference to prize pigs ?
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #597 on: July 05, 2018, 06:33:59 PM »
Iíve added these two characters on the pavement today.

George Appleton has just left the pub after his daily lunchtime session and, as is usual, is a little unsteady on his feet. Luckily the hedge outside number 4 acts as a useful support.
Mrs Ennis is full of village gossip and is determined to share it all with George who would much rather get home for his afternoon nap.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #598 on: July 06, 2018, 11:04:00 AM »
Chris, Are you setting up a stoty line with the local bobby and reference to prize pigs ?

Yes, well spotted, Martin. 8-) It's been far too long since you began one of your stories about local characters. (I plan to finish one of my previous stories, soon, and add a very short one about Enka Lou-Lou, Susan, and the "Chelsea Girls" and the "Fruities" as a lead-in to the big summer festival in the grounds of Trevelver Castle!)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #599 on: July 06, 2018, 11:04:33 AM »
Iíve added these two characters on the pavement today.

George Appleton has just left the pub after his daily lunchtime session and, as is usual, is a little unsteady on his feet. Luckily the hedge outside number 4 acts as a useful support.
Mrs Ennis is full of village gossip and is determined to share it all with George who would much rather get home for his afternoon nap.


Excellent, Martin.

 

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