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Author Topic: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)  (Read 3522 times)

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #105 on: February 11, 2020, 12:14:42 PM »
Hi Stu ( @mk1gtstu )

Wow, that takes courage to model such a prototype.  When I think of the cost of all the track under the "mud" that would scare me!

Fantastic modelling.

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #106 on: February 14, 2020, 08:23:18 PM »
Hi all, there will be a bit of a delay posting photos of the progress on here for a bit, as my laptop has gone up the creek & I've possibly lost some of the photos of the progress I had stored on it too  :'(  I have limited internet access at the moment but hopefully be back to normal soon. In the meantime I will carry on with my layout build & hopefully will be posting more updates soon.

Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #107 on: February 14, 2020, 08:26:20 PM »
I hope normal service can be resumed soon and the pics are not irretrievably lost, Stu.

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #108 on: February 14, 2020, 08:31:10 PM »
Hopefully Mick, I do occasionally store some of my photos onto an external hard drive just in case things like this happen. Unfortunately quite a few photos I had on the laptop hadn't been transferred over as yet before disaster struck which is typical.....hopefully some normality will be back soon, just hope the photos are not lost for good.... :(

Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #109 on: February 14, 2020, 08:34:59 PM »
Stu. Could you not save some on your phone ? Just a thought. We all look forward to your next series of snaps. Chris

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #110 on: February 14, 2020, 08:59:14 PM »
Hi there

Not sure if you are aware, but there is something called google photos - free to use which allows you to back up photos. Not quite sure how much storage you get, but I have a hunch itís unlimited. I donít use it personally as I have an auto backup anyway, but when I got our new phones, the salesperson told me about it seems to be quite good..

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #111 on: February 14, 2020, 09:03:20 PM »
Stu. Could you not save some on your phone ? Just a thought. We all look forward to your next series of snaps. Chris

I download my photos off either my small camera or my DSLR cameras SD card onto the laptop & then resize them so I can put them onto the forum. I tend not to use the phone so much for photos as I find the quality is not as good.

Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #112 on: February 14, 2020, 09:04:46 PM »
Hi there

Not sure if you are aware, but there is something called google photos - free to use which allows you to back up photos. Not quite sure how much storage you get, but I have a hunch itís unlimited. I donít use it personally as I have an auto backup anyway, but when I got our new phones, the salesperson told me about it seems to be quite good..

Cheers Derek

Thank you, It's not something I have used but it's something I'll have to look into I think.

Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #113 on: February 17, 2020, 09:51:33 PM »
Hi all, a little update on the laptop issue. I took the laptop to Currys for repair, and it was as I had feared, the hard drive had failed. Good news is they have replaced the hard drive & I have the laptop back. Bad news is they told me they couldn't retrieve any of my photos or documents off the hard drive. Whether it is still possible to retrieve them off there or not (maybe its too time consuming for them to do?) by a computer expert I don't know but they gave me back the original hard drive so at some point I will look into it.

So for now there will be a gap in the progress photos due to the lost ones.

Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #114 on: February 17, 2020, 09:55:05 PM »
On the plus side I have been making good progress on the layout build, I will post some photos soon, luckily I had some photos on the camera still that I hadn't uploaded onto the laptop before it failed.

I will update the thread as soon as I can with some new photos.

Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #115 on: February 18, 2020, 09:04:54 AM »
Bad news about the hard drive, Stu :(
The one in my laptop disintegrated but I took it to an 'expert' one man band sorta chap and he managed to salvage quite a lot from it so it's worth looking into.

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #116 on: February 19, 2020, 03:05:17 PM »
Hi all, a few photos of the colliery building & structures I've been scratchbuilding for the layout.
Normal service sort of resumed  ;D
This collection of buildings, tanks etc fixed on a piece of strong card base reinforced with some wooden strips to stop it bending. This I've made to be removable to have access to the hidden mainline behind for track cleaning & derailments etc






This building I've also scratchbuilt & again is also removable for track access underneath it. The tunnel is permanently fixed but is only a short length so should be ok for track cleaning.


My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #117 on: February 19, 2020, 03:07:32 PM »
Here is a view behind the fixed colliery buildings with access to the mainline



My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #118 on: February 19, 2020, 03:13:15 PM »
I had a slight disaster with the backscene, I accidentally touched the backscene with a paintbrush loaded with some brown paint which left a splodge which I couldn't remove  :doh: (No photo of this as this was one of the photos lost)

On the plus side I managed to carefully cut out a bit of spare backsenewith some trees on I had & glue it over the top to disguise it as best I could, It's turned out a lot better than I'd hoped, the extra bit of hillside gives it more of a 3D effect I think.  ;D
Photo of the result


My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #119 on: February 19, 2020, 03:24:47 PM »
Looking good stu. How did you construct those cylindrical tanks please ? Enforcing them was all good idea. I used old desk chair parts. I found in a skip  the bits under the seat painted to look grubby with a couple of strong cardboard loo rolls on my ditton layout

 

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