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Re: Coniston
« Reply #180 on: May 04, 2019, 02:23:18 PM »
"grockelling"  :confused1:

please, this is a family forum with very strict mods  :telloff:

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #181 on: May 04, 2019, 03:31:22 PM »
I used to visit the beatrix potter museum and in the old days travel on my rover ticket the settle and carlisle, anything from a 25, 31 ,40, 45, 47 could turn up. The postal van could pick up passengers for keswick.  or a trip via barrow from lancaster to workington. Heady days

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #182 on: May 04, 2019, 03:43:34 PM »
anything from a 25, 31 ,40, 45, 47 could turn up.

Wash your mouth out, Coniston was diseasel-free and so's my version of it  ;D

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #183 on: May 04, 2019, 03:49:29 PM »
I did mean a jinty, a 3f and a 4f chris. Look forward to the next instalment. .

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #184 on: May 04, 2019, 04:01:46 PM »
"grockelling"  :confused1:

please, this is a family forum with very strict mods  :telloff:

I know not what connotation you may give to the ancient art practised by the seasoned grockle, but throughout my happy life, this term, introduced to me on a family holiday to Cornwall before I was out of short trousers, has always had a simple meaning: grockel (or grockle) = a tourist from another part of the country; and hence grockelling means touring about, visiting the sites etc.

Okay, so some may use the term in a derogatory way towards those who invade their areas, but I shall continue unabashed and unashamed to be a grockel, go a-grockelling, and encourage others to grockel wherever they may go. :P
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Re: Coniston
« Reply #185 on: May 04, 2019, 04:05:46 PM »
many thanks for clearing this up !

never heard this term before, but then I have obviously led a sheltered life  :smiley-laughing:

never got my passport stamped by Cornish C&E, so that may explain my concerns.

happly grockelling  :bounce:
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Re: Coniston
« Reply #186 on: May 04, 2019, 04:09:03 PM »
 :beers:

My brother reminds me we were on holiday in our short trousers in Devon, not Cornwall, but itís origin matters not.

 :beers:
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Re: Coniston
« Reply #187 on: May 04, 2019, 04:24:21 PM »
I did mean a jinty, a 3f and a 4f chris.

Slip of the fingers, eh?
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Look forward to the next instalment. .

It's coming - I'm still kitbashing at present. The signals are done as far as I can for now so I've moved on to the footbridge, yet another challenge. It would have been anyway if I'd just made it as designed but, no, I've had to alter that too  :D

During the glue drying/setting spells I've also started on the station building, goods shed and train shed - just the initial work for now, so I can design/build the framework over which the final thing will be eventually built. I've got the ends sorted, now I'm researching the wall between platforms 2 & 3 so I can get the windows located correctly in the hope that I can find a suitable straight line for the framework longitudinal beam without it being visible through any windows.



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Re: Coniston
« Reply #188 on: May 04, 2019, 04:30:18 PM »
no was just interrupted by the noisy neighbour......
and yes.your layout is beautiful,chris. be lovely to hear how your doing with the buildings. having spoken to those who scratchbuild it takes time.

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #189 on: May 04, 2019, 06:05:02 PM »
no was just interrupted by the noisy neighbour......
and yes.your layout is beautiful,chris. be lovely to hear how your doing with the buildings. having spoken to those who scratchbuild it takes time.

The challenge at the moment is to make a credible representation of the train shed, working from only about half a dozen photos, of which the most detailed is this;
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Coniston-Lake-Railway-Station-Photo-Torver-Woodland-and-Foxfield-Line-7-/261526843911


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Re: Coniston
« Reply #190 on: May 04, 2019, 06:16:44 PM »
« Last Edit: May 04, 2019, 06:26:56 PM by crewearpley40 »

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #191 on: May 04, 2019, 06:35:48 PM »
No photo problems for your footbridge of course Chris  :no:  - just nip over the hills to Ravenglass to see the Coniston original. :)
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Re: Coniston
« Reply #192 on: May 04, 2019, 06:41:56 PM »
what a beautiful station, would spend hours admiring,walking round if it still existed.  if  helps i found these leads :

Cheers mate. I've already found them, however.

The problem is that most photos are taken from, for example, on a platform so are very oblique views of the building.
One that isn't so was in the book I first bought (and also on the web) and shows the station from on top of the church tower in Coniston village - near as dammit a perfect side-on view which, although lacking in detail and showing nothing below the canopy over platform 3 (because of the trees on the bank in front) does give me the rooflines and proportions for positioning the dormer windows, etc.;




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Re: Coniston
« Reply #194 on: May 04, 2019, 06:46:40 PM »
chris

good luck with this. be worth the end product

 

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