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 Posted: Sat Jan 26th, 2019 10:16 am
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You have had a rough few months now John get the op out of the way and im sure things will start to improve for you.



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Yesterday I managed to get into the shed.  I only spent about 15 minutes there and managed to start the other platform for Chelford, but I couldn't summon up any real enthusiasm for it, or, for that matter, anything else at the moment.  I am still recovering from the major operation I had and it is becoming very frustrating not being able to get around and do things, especially in the garden where so much needs to be done. I'm just hoping the appointment with the consultant tomorrow will be positive and release some of the "shackles" which are constraining me.



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Here's hoping. Best of luck to you.



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Chin up John, we are all rooting for you.

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I did mean that I am hoping for good news tomorrow, John.  I am really hoping that we will see some of your skills back here soon

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Well I still haven't managed to spend any time of note in the shed apart from starting to glue down the platform surface for Chelford Platform 1. I have been too busy in the garden (why is it weeds seem to grow faster than anything else?), spending time in France (for 4 weeks) and trying to sort out a problem with my right eye (which meant spending two days in Sheffield) before having the cataracts removed next month.

I have managed to purchase two more locos, though.  A Bachmann class 37 with sound and a Dapol class 22, both from Rails.  The class 37 sound is very good from what I have heard so far but have only managed to run it on my short test track in the garage.  The class 22 will get a sound decoder when I can get around to it, hopefully next month.

Many thanks to those who have offered supporting comments above.  I am just hoping that when the cataracts are sorted I will have reached the end of my medical issues for the time being. (But I am not holding my breath!)



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John, gardening tasks are keeping me away from doing modelling too.  In my case bindweed seems to have found a home, and that is painful to get rid of.  But glad a little bit has been done.  Hopefully successful treatment will have you back in the shed soon.  I am waiting for an operation date, but given my father fell and broke his thigh bone today and the ambulance took three and a half hours to get to him, I'm not expecting a date anytime soon.  If that's the emergency response time, what chance have I got for a relatively routine operation?

At least it will give me time to attack those weeds.

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You have my sympathy, Michael. Excessive delays in the NHS is one reason I went private for my recent medical issues. Not cheap but at least I got prompt attention, and from those who would have dealt with me in the NHS hospital!

Chin up - take the frustration out on the weeds!



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Looking back on the last year has been very depressing. I think I have been getting over the loss of my wife and then I have a very bad day where her loss hits me again.  However, I have managed to buy some more bits and pieces over recent weeks whilst on my travels to Lincoln, Yorkshire and Devon.


I have also managed to get into the shed for a couple of short periods, trying to dodge the never ending rain, and have managed to complete the ballasting of track through Chelford station. Next step is to find the Rusty Rails painter and rust paint to paint the rails, followed by adding the 3rd rails.


Sadly whilst I haven't been anywhere near the layout over the last year part of the top baseboard seems to be sagging in the middle near the engine shed.  I'm guessing this was because of the extreme heat we experienced during the summer months (the temperature in the greenhouse reached 54.3oC and that was with roof vents - the shed has none!). Not sure how I will rectify this but need to take a much closer look to see exactly what has happened.  On the outside of the shed the woodwork has begun to show the effects of high heat and never ending rain so when the rain does eventually stop I am having the side facing the sun stripped off and replaced with new timber.



Two of my tasks to do away from the railway are to fit decoders to (a) the Class 22 (for which I now have a sound decoder) and (b) a 2-BIL EMU which I bought whilst in Bridlington.  I am also going to fit some seated passengers into the 2-BIL.  Just need to find some time now around the shopping, cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing, gardening, and numerous other things which I now have to do.  I'm sure it will happen but not, perhaps, anytime soon!



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BromsMods wrote: Looking back on the last year has been very depressing. I think I have been getting over the loss of my wife and then I have a very bad day where her loss hits me again.  ........


........Just need to find some time now around the shopping, cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing, gardening, and numerous other things which I now have to do.  I'm sure it will happen but not, perhaps, anytime soon!


John, I still have bad days even though my wife died 19 years ago especially when I look at the photos on the wall . In fact it hit me yesterday when I was berating one of my adult  ( 42 years old) sons over the way he has been carrying on & I referred to how his mother would have reacted....

Yes the other activities, I threw myself into  but as I got involved with a couple or three  clubs etc & my circle of model rail friends expanded, some home duties took second place. Cooking & gardening are last on my list of such time wasters.

This hobby helps I believe.



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Many thanks Sol.  That is quite reassuring and it is good to know that I am not alone in grief. I just need to get into modelling mode (the railway kind you understand!).



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Good to see you still have your sense of humour John and hope to see more of your progress. Good luck.



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Well, I have at last managed to get a few things done, or at least started, on the layout.  I finally managed to track down the Rusty Rails painter tool and have finished "rusting" the rails through Chelford.  I have also drilled all of the holes ready for the third rails through platforms 1 and 2 of Chelford and started to put one of these rails in this afternoon - I tried a slightly different technique for gluing but I'm not too happy with the result so I think I will revert back to my previous practice of putting glue on the pins and then fitting them into the holes.

I have also had a go at starting to clean the track in a few places as 18 months without any real use has really covered the rails with a layer of grime.  I tried using Track Magic which I bought at the Canterbury show recently but can't say I was over impressed with the results.  Perhaps I haven't got the right technique.....  but I resorted back to the good old reliable Peco track rubber to get rid of the resistant sections.

Back to the family tree now........



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No sooner had I seen my new grand-daughter in March than we were in lockdown so I haven't seen that much of my son and his family over the last 3 months.  Nor anyone else, for that matter, except through Zoom.


I have managed to get into the shed for short periods of time - these have been restricted by the amount of time spent on gardening (yes, Sol, I still have to do it or else I will have a jungle to cope with!), backache caused by leaning so much over the layout and the heat we have been experiencing recently.  Yesterday the temperature was almost 40oC in the shed when I opened it up.


As far as modelling is concerned I have been working on Chelford station, adding lighting both to platforms and to waiting rooms in the island part of the station.  I have also just completed station concrete fencing alongside the main station building - what a mindblowing exercise that was, almost as bad as the third rail!  I still have to add internal lighting to the main station building but I think I will leave that for a couple of months now as it isn't that important.


The station buildings have been made up from the Bachmann art deco range of SR island and main station buildings. I have not been too impressed with the roof mouldings of the island platform components as they don't match properly between the models either in width or height.  However, I have done the best I can with superglue and clamps so hopefully I will be the only one who is disappointed with its appearance. The station looks much better with some furniture, lamp posts and people. I will ry to post some photos in the next few days.


The shed has now been completely repaired with the sunny side having new timber boards and removal of one of the windows, re-felting of the roof and a complete re-paint of the whole of the outside.  I can now progress further with constructing the Chelford panel, which will go on the wall where the window was removed from, once I have got some insulation and timber to fit across the window void.  I also need to complete the market garden area up against the end wall before I embark on the next major task - the remaining board on which the steam shed and turntable will be located.


I meant to add that a lot of my time during the last 3 months or so has been taken up establishing the UK distribution centre for Train Control Systems (TCS).  Their UK contact is now me!



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I meant to add that a lot of my time during the last 3 months or so has been taken up establishing the UK distribution centre for Train Control Systems (TCS).  Their UK contact is now me!


I guess it was a bit hard giving up the old business John then so you reached out to TCS ?
Most of my decoders are TCS with a couple of simpler Bachmann units.



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Congratulations, John, on your appointment as TCS distributor.

I wish you every success.

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Sol wrote: BromsMods wrote:


I meant to add that a lot of my time during the last 3 months or so has been taken up establishing the UK distribution centre for Train Control Systems (TCS).  Their UK contact is now me!


I guess it was a bit hard giving up the old business John then so you reached out to TCS ?
Most of my decoders are TCS with a couple of simpler Bachmann units.

Actually, Sol, it was the other way round. I was quite happy (in the circumstances) in retirement!

Many thanks for your best wishes Evan. Much appreciated.



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