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Re: Clifton Wood the rebuild begins
« Reply #315 on: June 21, 2020, 01:41:17 PM »
I'm sorry to hear this, Craig. Your modelling skills will be missed, even though you may think otherwise.
What you have been doing, in particular on the road and yard vehicles, is outstanding.

Don't be gone too long, mate, I'm sure many of us are keen to see how the monster layout progresses quite apart from the culmination of the Clifton Wood rebuild.

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Re: Clifton Wood the rebuild begins
« Reply #316 on: June 21, 2020, 01:44:27 PM »
Craig,

I am sorry that you have come to this decision, in the short time I have been on the forum I have always respected your modelling skills.

Modelling is all about trial and error and building to our own capabilities and not someone elseís.

A model railway is in the main for the builders enjoyment, and you set your own standards, if they meet your standards then it is fine and you should stick with what you believe.

Hope you will be back sooner rather than later

Stay safe and well

Mike H  8)

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Re: Clifton Wood the rebuild begins
« Reply #317 on: June 21, 2020, 02:09:51 PM »
It was very much a shock to hear of your decision.  I hope you will be back soon and we will all miss your modelling skills aside from those concerned with the actual railway.  Good luck in all your attempts and we all await your return sometime in the future. :beers:
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Re: Clifton Wood the rebuild begins
« Reply #318 on: June 21, 2020, 03:49:16 PM »
That is a real shame Craig.
Your modelling skills will be badly missed so I do hope that you arenít missing for too long.
If my comments re the heather were a tipping point then I apologise profusely.

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Re: Clifton Wood the rebuild begins
« Reply #319 on: June 21, 2020, 04:36:38 PM »
I can only echo the above comments Craig. Some of your modelling skills are an inspiration and as for the 'adaptation' of your lorries ................. excellent stuff.  :thumbsup: Just put n gauge on the 'long finger' as they say here in Ireland.  :beers:
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Re: Clifton Wood the rebuild begins
« Reply #320 on: June 21, 2020, 05:36:13 PM »
Some of your modelling skills are an inspiration

think you got that wrong, Dannyboy,
I'd have said
"Your modelling skills are an inspiration"

ok won't mention the heather  >:D
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Re: Clifton Wood the rebuild begins
« Reply #321 on: June 21, 2020, 09:25:39 PM »
Hi Craig,

It will be a real shame if you leave the forum, as you know Iím new to this hobby and find your modelling skills very inspirational.
I really enjoy looking at your pictures to see what can be done, by taking something and completely changing it to suit the needs of a specific situation, like the artic skip wagons, the flashing light transit, the bucket loaders, logging wagons etc.
The vehicles are just a small part of it, the biomass shed and associated conveyors, spot lights, concrete base, network rail line side cabinet scenes, the woods with the fallen tree damaging the fence etc are all just brill.
Itís really disappointing to hear that you feel you need to leave because a few people are spoiling it for you, I do hope you reconsider, as Iím sure that as well as myself, are so many more people who will really miss you being around..

Cheers Derek 
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Re: Clifton Wood the rebuild begins
« Reply #322 on: June 21, 2020, 11:30:59 PM »
this is a real shame Craig, on another thread where the discussion was about excellence in different aspects i was only thinking if i could model like @exmouthcraig i would be very happy with myself.

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Re: Clifton Wood the rebuild begins
« Reply #323 on: June 21, 2020, 11:47:49 PM »
Just woken up to this on Monday morning. I hate Monday mornings!

I can only echo what has been said, and do hope you will reconsider. You have a large following here, and I'm right in there amongst them!

Take it easy, mate. All the very best, but bloody well get back here soon!  :beers:

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Re: Clifton Wood the rebuild begins
« Reply #324 on: June 22, 2020, 10:00:20 AM »
Well picking up the long list of notifications regarding this in my email box came as a bit of a shock.

Thanks everyone for your comments, like everyone it's hard to believe 1 person is interested in the projects your working on and it's been nice to read positive comments from everyone.

Martin, it most certainly does not have anything to do with the comments RE heather, if I couldnt take a critical comment then I shouldnt put anything up for the world to see, so definitely no need for an apology.

I have always invited criticism of my topics, I dont like people trying to be diplomatic about a subject, if it's wrong you should be able to call something out for being wrong, and theres been times that I did get it wrong and only with those comments can you create what you want to be creating. The thousands of eyes through the forum notice different bits and details and it's as much about making it interesting to the viewer as myself.

Workload has stepped up another gear at home as we try to work towards reopening, the usual glut of summer slog is upon us and still reliant of postal services have slowed the projects down, this along with probably spending far too much time on the forum getting frustrated by things have forced my hand and make the decision I have.

I will be back, winter gives me a better amount of time to spend slaving away on the layouts so come Christmas I'll probably be back, hopefully with Clifton as complete as I'll ever get it, it might tie up nicely with my rake of revolutioN Rfnoos (fingers crossed) and with a stroke of luck a good run of pictures will show it in its completed state.

Normally I need time away from something to find the desire to get back and crack on, with so much happening over the 2 layouts that's not the case but I do need the mental break from here, that will give me the desire to get back, catch up with everyones projects and hopefully showcase mine to "the best of MY abilities" we never know George BC&E might be complete  :D

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Stay safe everyone  :admiration:

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Re: Clifton Wood the rebuild begins
« Reply #325 on: June 22, 2020, 10:31:04 AM »
C'mon, Craig! I spent three hours in the hospital this morning for them to tell me there's nowt wrong with me ankle! The  ankle tells me otherwise...

There's always a bright side, mate.  :thumbsup:

The surgeon reckons he's finished with me....

Except I'd forgotten the real reason I went there... to get a lifetime disability sticker on me car!  ;D :beers:

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Re: Clifton Wood the rebuild begins
« Reply #326 on: June 22, 2020, 08:51:23 PM »
I'm very sorry that you are taking a break for a while, Craig.

I look forward to seeing you back here soon.

In the meantime, thank you so much for all your interesting posts and for so kindly helping me with a query I had.

With all good wishes.

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Re: Clifton Wood the rebuild begins
« Reply #327 on: June 22, 2020, 11:42:50 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
  Echoing the above comments Craig, very sorry not to see your inspirational work, hope you decide to come back soon  :beers:
  stay safe regards Derek.
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