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 Posted: Sat Jun 6th, 2009 10:09 pm
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Yes, Brian.  Approved.  That will look great overhanging the passing trains.  :thumbs



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What a fantastic backdrop!  The huge scale of it will look great with the trains passing in front.

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 Posted: Sun Jun 7th, 2009 03:32 pm
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i will think of a cockermammy story to cover this
Que?

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Yup.....I concur with Chris T. That backdrop is going to be quite spectacular.Great job,Brian!

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 Posted: Sun Jun 7th, 2009 04:01 pm
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Les ive probably spelt cockermammy wrong perhaps it should be cockermamemy

Anyway especially for you here is the tall story.

When in the late 19th century when the narrow gauge line was being built they blasted the rock face to clear for the line when they got to this section they blasted it but this sticking out section stayed so at the time they thought there was a reason for it staying so they left it and laid the track beneath it.

For many many years the narrow gauge locos ran under it as all the miners beleived if they paid the nockers everyday they will keep them safe and they always have.

Now when it was decided to open the tourist passenger service to increase revanue

concerns were raised about the overhanging rock the biggest concerns were the tourists would not be paying the nockers so it was decided at that point that the rock needed extra support as you see it today just to keep the tourists safe if the nockers got unhappy



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 Posted: Sun Jun 7th, 2009 04:06 pm
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Serves me right for asking I suppose.

Do you ever watch Thomas the Tank Engine on the telly Brian? There was a similar story once (I was watching with my youngest grandson by the way).

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Sounds entirely plausible to me Brian.  Just remember you will now have to leave an offering to the knockers whenever you run a train by...

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and that is how they got the CORN in cornwall...

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Les wrote: Serves me right for asking I suppose.

Do you ever watch Thomas the Tank Engine on the telly Brian? There was a similar story once (I was watching with my youngest grandson by the way).

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Thats what you say :pathead

Brian i love the over hang and hillside you have done, great job and as others have said with trains running alongside it will look spectacular.

What you could do is charge yourself so much evry time a train is run under the over hang for the knockers, when you get so much go and buy something for them, like another Loco, sure they like that, :thumbs

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Owen wrote;
and that is how they got the CORN in cornwall
I get the impression they are working on the "wall" bit as well Owen - right along the Devon border.:It's a no no

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No need, the Tamar was doing a fantastic job.

Until someone built a bridge...

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Until someone built a bridge...

that was for the missioneries, at least they tried poor souls!!!

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henryparrot wrote: This one shows the overhanging rock i will think of a cockermammy story to cover this



It is obviously a protected habitat for the greater crested barking newt, and thus had to be left undisturbed. :mrgreen:

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Yes Ian you are correct the greater crested barking newt has been frequenting the mine area since early days and the overhang gives them extra shade in the summer.

Also the seriously spotted toad is local to the area they have nearly as many spots as i have on my tounge:lol::lol: (well thats what my mother used to tell me anyway)

cheers Brian

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A bit more work to the mountain Hill backdrop.

In the first piccy i have added some base colour to the hillside i have used a green base colour i used some forest green colour the stuff you paint your fences and sheds with applied easily and is cheap as chips. I now need to decide on actual coverings in this case i think basket liner is to long so i need to think about that a bit i really need shorter haired grass there will be a few gorse bushes on the hillside and i am undecided whether to have trees at the top.



In the next 2 photos shows that i have used plaster bandage cloth to form the hilly parts over the top of the rockwork i used this here as i did not want to get pva all over my rockwork. i only use 1 layer of this.





The next 2 photos show the plaster clothed areas after i have brushed on a pastey mix of standard plaster adhesive this covers the bandage well and blends it plus makes it very strong and of course is cheap to buy.





as usual all comments welcome good or bad and any suggestions are always looked at if anyone sees something that they believe is a balls up or could be improved please say

cheers Brian

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In typical builder fashion, you have got the effect you were after and done a good job with the plaster. It's what I would expect from someone who is used to working with such mixes.

Unfortunately that also explains the bloody mess you have created all around the area you were working on. :mutley:mutley:mutley

Why is it that you builder types are incapable of starting off by covering the surrounding track and other areas on which you want no plaster finish. ;-);-);-)

You will certainly get this type of job done far quicker and more proficiently than me, but I bet I'll be able to clean up a lot quicker than you :exclam:exclam:exclam  :mutley:mutley:pedal:pedal

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That plaster adhesive looks very handy. Looks like you're doing a fine job of it.
for what it's worth, I suspect I wouldn't have any trees on the top of the hill. I like the gorse idea though.

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Yes you are correct i dont cover things and steam in and im the same with the clothes i wear i have wrecked loads of clothes as it dont give it a second thought.

I think what happens is you get in a mindset a job needs doing so you just concentrate on it all around becomes oblivios so thats how the extra mess occurs but in defense of that system the speed i am able to do things far outweighs the time to clean up debris.

Of course many cant work that way but we are all differant

cheers brian

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Looking good,HP!!! If it were me,I'd have a row of hedging,broken up by the odd bit of fencing,(to stop your little people falling over)and the odd sapling to break up the skyline.
   Those stone cliffs really look the business.Hope your baseboards don't sag...(ooer Missus!!):roll::roll::roll:

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Cheers,John.B.

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