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 Posted: Tue Jun 15th, 2010 03:47 pm
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This is aimed primarily at those guys who live in Corwall.

I really would like to know the GENERAL colour of soil in Cornwall. For instance when modellers model Devon soil it is invariably a red colour. The scientific method I envisaged is that some kind Cornish dweller (Cornishman? Kernoan? Cornwallian? Corn? - wot is it?)  would take a look out of their window and give it their best guess. Any help gratefully appreciated.:thumbs

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 Posted: Tue Jun 15th, 2010 05:15 pm
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differant shades of brown Les its not like parts of deveon that have reddish soil

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Yup, a fairly standard "earth" colour.

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oh so it`s just common muck then ???

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Here in Gods county the cornish soil is shades of brown.But as you get clouser to the north coast of our county it becomes a little more sandy colour.Hops that this helps piran

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A Cornish person is generally a Cornishman (or woman), sometimes a Cornubian.

The soil varies in shades of brown from a pale sandy shade to a richer deep brown.  My best suggestion is to use Google Maps to browse around from above.  There are pockets of almost white soil around the big china clay deposits.  Compare the soils from places such as Sennen, Hayle, Mullion, Trelill and Horningtops.  That should give those unfamiliar with the area enough search criteria.



 

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Haven't got a clue about the soil in Cornwall, I'll leave that to the locals, but for many years I thought that someone from that county was  "a Cornetto". :exclam:exclam :lol::lol::lol:

OK, OK, I know better now (since I listened to that Pavarotti tune adapted for selling ice cream) :mutley:mutley

 

Sung to the tune of "O sole mia" :- Just one cornetto, send him to me, I need some stewards to make the tea.

Yes, I know, I'm getting my coat as we speak. :pedal:pedal:pedal

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never mind Jeff,you can get tablets for it now a days.

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Gwent Rail wrote:
Sung to the tune of "O sole mia" :- Just one cornetto, send him to me, I need some stewards to make the tea.


That may be the show organiser's version but the words are different for layout owners:

Just one small loco, give it to me, to pull my goods train from A to B.  Diesel or dirty steam, just one small loco, is all I need.

Cheers
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owen69 wrote: oh so it`s just common muck then ???



A cracker Owen:mutley

Jeff - If they were known as Corns then a Cornetto would be a little one - one of the piskies I guess.:roll:

And oh dear we seem to have two versions of a show anthem - have you ever wished you hadn't started something.

So to all the normal folk who responded thank you for your help it is more than useful.:thumbs

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There's a second verse of course:

OO or P4, it matters not, my track is flexi so what the heck. My trainset is packed away, so time to go home, so far away.

Strangely enough only one member of the forum has volunteered to drive trains on my layout at the exhibition. Can't think why!

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Maybe if you were to offer them free earplugs Dave, it just might....

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Oh a challenge i think. I shall put pen to paper and come up with a song for us all to see when we have had a few :thumbs.

Watch this space. Now let me see, :hmm.

 

"Oh about 4 years ago a Forum was created by a guy called Bob, who lives in Spain,

He had a dream to bring us all together one fine day,

then that day started to become a reality,"

Verse

"Oh its of to Cornwall we go, off to Cornwall we go,

we shall see all the guys from YMR at long last,

are we there yet are we there yet"

Ok it needs some work but hey, they told OZZIE OSBOURNE the same an he is a multimillionaire now, so i got a good chance i reckon. :thumbs

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Phill, as a song writer you'd make a good care in the community worker :exclam :mutley:mutley

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Gwent Rail wrote: Phill, as a song writer you'd make a good care in the community worker :exclam :mutley:mutley

Oh so jealous that i have song writing talent :roll:

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:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll: Where's the emoticon for "shakes head in disbelief at the last statement" :question:question :mutley:mutley

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I think you will find the doctor has him on LSD(Acid ) at the moment and the hallucinating has begun:lol::lol::lol:

 

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henryparrot wrote: the hallucinating has begun:lol::lol::lol:

 

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What do you mean "begun"?:mutley

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Les wrote: henryparrot wrote: the hallucinating has begun:lol::lol::lol:

 

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What do you mean "begun"?:mutley

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:mutley:mutley:mutley:mutley:cool:

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