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 Posted: Thu Mar 25th, 2021 10:50 am
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I recently had a painful bout of 'Spenditis' and set to to find a nice ready-made hand pump of the sort commonly seen all over the place in the 1950s and a stone trough or cistern with which to pose it. Halfway through the attack I went into remission because

a.  I could find nothing to suit me 
b.  Growing pains in the back pocket area

Sites such as Harburns Hobbies, Langleys etc left me gasping for air so I resolved to make my own, using Fimo modelling clay for the stone trough, various bits of plastic from the scrap box and a redundant signal box fire bucket that I drilled out and scraped to a more acceptable rim thickness with a scalpel, replacing the over scale handle as I did so with jewellery wire.

This occupational therapy completely cured the nasty attack, I shall probably invest the savings in some S.L.W., now that interests rates are so low.



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That is impressive Doug.
Does it work though?
It's amazing what can be done with a bit of thought and loads of scrap bits.



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Nice therapy... Time well spent and money well.... ah.... repurposed :cheers



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Very nice Doug.   :thumbs

Much better to buy some more RLW with the savings .....



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Actually Doug could make a lot of them, sell them & purchase good quality RLW !

By the way, Bl@@dy good job...



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I nearly broke out in a cold sweat then !   Doug spending SLW tokens on ..on.. Stuff !!  :shock:

Nice looking bath tub there young Sir  :thumbs. Bit drafty though don't you think ??  :hmm

Cheers

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Draughty?  Nah, toughens yer up. Nice job there, I can just see meself in the bath having a scrub.



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MAD!! Mad, I tell you...

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Very nice. Looks very in keeping. 



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