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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 29444 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #690 on: August 21, 2018, 08:16:01 PM »
Very nice, Martin. Thank you.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #691 on: August 21, 2018, 09:24:14 PM »
Very nice fiddling photos :)
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #692 on: August 21, 2018, 09:42:08 PM »
This is a very clever layout. Although many buildings are standard Metcalfe, the grey stone makes them sooooooo very suited to a Cornish scene. You have done a splendid job Martin. You have captured the quintessential atmosphere of an inland Cornish village so very well.

Do you have any particular association with Cornwall? (Just kidding).

I actually see the spirit of places like St. Day in this model.
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #693 on: August 21, 2018, 10:47:20 PM »
 :hellosign: Looking really excellent Martin, a superb case of model engineering unfortunatley I have to work this weekend  :'( & the kick in the teeth is I drive past the venue more than once on Sunday.
   Hope to see Tregonning soon, where are you exhibiting next Martin please ?
     regards Derek.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #694 on: August 22, 2018, 07:57:06 AM »
Looking excellent, hope all goes well at the exhibition.

Your fiddling 🎻 is done.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #695 on: August 22, 2018, 08:56:56 AM »
This is a very clever layout. Although many buildings are standard Metcalfe, the grey stone makes them sooooooo very suited to a Cornish scene. You have done a splendid job Martin. You have captured the quintessential atmosphere of an inland Cornish village so very well.

Do you have any particular association with Cornwall? (Just kidding).

I actually see the spirit of places like St. Day in this model.
St Day eh? Now thereís a thought for a future project.
At least I could stroll up there for some research.
On second thoughts though......maybe itís a no.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #696 on: August 22, 2018, 06:48:32 PM »
I have to travel up country tomorrow for 2 days so today I had to get Tregonning all packed up and ready for the show on Saturday as I wonít be home until late on Friday evening.
I couldnít resist these few additional photographs so please indulge me whilst I bore you all yet again.

First we have a Class 22 diesel hydraulic with its short freight casting its oily fumes over the countryside as it passes over the level crossing. Notice the very run down scout hut badly in need of a little tlc.
Perhaps the driver of the morris minor traveller is waiting patiently.....but then again, perhaps heís in a grumpy hurry.


The rear of the local goods shed. Tom, only two days into his new job as general yard assistant, has been given the task of tidying the pile of coal used for heating the yard office in the Winter.
The Scammel flatbed leaves the yard with a block of finished granite.


The school bus has just disgorged its passengers, all eager to be first at the local shop to buy their daily Lucky Bags or farthing chews. Mrs Dobbs will no doubt chastise them, as she does every day, for running, pushing and shouting.


Meanwhile at the station the usual 45xx prarie tank has just coupled up to its two coaches ready to depart in 15 minutes. The potential passengers on the seat are in no rush to board, preferring to enjoy the late afternoon sun whilst they can whilst Mr Williams seems completely absorbed by an article in the Western Morning News.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #697 on: August 22, 2018, 07:00:49 PM »
More great photos, surprise after surprise, this layout just keeps giving.   :thumbsup:

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« Reply #698 on: August 22, 2018, 07:01:16 PM »
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I had to get Tregonning all packed up and ready for the show on Saturday
Hope your doing things properly  and leaving the throwing   it in the  back of the van and chucking it on stage ,down to the road crew    gentle delivery and set up by the highly skilled equipment relocation engineers

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« Reply #699 on: August 22, 2018, 07:06:16 PM »
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I had to get Tregonning all packed up and ready for the show on Saturday
Hope your doing things properly  and leaving the throwing   it in the  back of the van and chucking it on stage ,down to the road crew    gentle delivery and set up by the highly skilled equipment relocation engineers
I am that highly unskilled equipment relocation engineer.
I have to shut the lid, carry the case downstairs (Mrs PP will kindly help with that), sling it in the car then when I arrive I plonk it on a table, put a loco on the track, plug in the controller and switch on.
Hayle is 20 mins drive away so Iíll allow myself 30minutes from leaving hone to having trains running  ;D
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« Reply #700 on: August 22, 2018, 07:24:34 PM »
Very many thanks for these wonderful photographs, Martin.

And for reminding me of 'Lucky Bags'; reading that made half a century dissolve in an instant!

Incidentally, a geographical question if you don't mind.  Where does 'up country' commence?

I hope that you have a good trip.

John
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« Reply #701 on: August 22, 2018, 07:31:20 PM »
Very many thanks for these wonderful photographs, Martin.

And for reminding me of 'Lucky Bags'; reading that made half a century dissolve in an instant!

Incidentally, a geographical question if you don't mind.  Where does 'up country' commence?

I hope that you have a good trip.

John
Thank you John.
I well remember Lucky Bags and, one of my personal favourites when I was a young lad.....sweet tobacco. Is that still available?
And, up-country commences immediately one crosses the Cornwall border into Devon.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2018, 07:37:34 PM by port perran »
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« Reply #702 on: August 22, 2018, 08:29:12 PM »
Aah, you're going foreign then. Have a good journey.
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
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« Reply #703 on: August 27, 2018, 09:14:36 AM »
So.......finally after four solid weeks of holiday breaks, three seperate rounds of visitors (including grand children), 2 trips up to Wiltshire to take elderly parents to hospital appointments and finally  2 very tiring days at the Hayle Model Railway Show, we finally have a couple of weeks to ourselves.
Yippee!   Itís a bit of a feet up day here in Cornwall.
Itís so nice to have visitors but this last month has all been a bit full on.
At the Hayle Show on Saturday and Sunday, I received many nice comments regarding Tregonning. Lots of people were astounded by what can be achieved in a small space. I do hope that I might have inspired a few others to have a go.
And of course, I must thank Kevin (Phoenix) for inspiring me.
Anyway, enough ramblings, whilst talking to lots of people over the last two days, I have formulated a new idea and a new project in mind.
I still plan, as revealed elsewhere, to rejuvenate and refresh Trepol Bay (including its fiddle yard) but I have another project in mind.
I just need to finalise the idea in my head before all is revealed.......
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #704 on: August 27, 2018, 09:28:42 AM »
Don't keep us in suspense, Martin.
With kind regards
Laurence
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