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 Posted: Wed Feb 8th, 2012 09:19 am
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Well, after a good read through of this thread, my awe is now well and truly inspired. What a wonderful layout!

Your trials and tribulations with the traverser have set me to wondering if I can manage something more elaborate than my currently planned YPTT (Y Point and Two Tracks) fiddleyard.

Thanks so much for taking the time to keep us all informed of your progress.

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Thanks, Gra!

On the traverser front, the side to side idea is fine if you can run up to stops each side, three tracks fed by one point will work well. Otherwise, see elsewhere for my double sector plate!

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Today I are doing trees.............very badly. I wanted a cedar on the verge outside the mill entrance and some green 'things' on the bank before I put down the ground cover and the paths through it.

 

So, herewith some more piccies, just plain showing off, that's all. Jeff's Moira and Shelagh both have eagle eyes for modelling muck spread around the house and Marty is forever deep in the doo-doo for introducing me to polystyrene terrain building and 'Gloop' but nothing prepeared her for the distance that foliage, scatter and the dead bits of the heather twigs I've used can go.

You can't see it on a carpet, but if you get up in the night for a pee, the stuff on the carpet sticks to your bare feet as you get back into bed, somewhere where I've never even got polystyrene.........

Anyway........ here goes, some trees come to Bear's End oh, and some ivy has grown on the mill roof....

 




The pannier has an injector fault so the morning service is covered by the railcar piloted by Driver McIvor..

 




Aagh!...in direct contravention of the B.E.A.R.s [Bear's End Anti-pollution Regulations] the latest oil delivery to Raven Oils has been left over the mill-stream....

 



...and as the railcar returns to Choosey Barsted the yard crew compound the crime by adding the tar wagon to the rake!



Mr Zebone Washgate, the Station Master is soon on the scene and has the tar wagon moved to the short siding behind the P.W. Store, but too late, as the railcar returns for the third time carrying the Area Inspector, the offending tank wagons remain in situ. Inspector Luke Ought loses no time in admonishing Mr Washgate for (i) Contravention of B.E.A.Rs. (ii) Causing or permitting stock in excess of the permitted axle-loading to cross a restricted bridge or rest thereon.





Unlike the yard staff who will later face his wrath, Mr Washgate is not unduly worried. He knows Mr Ought's visit has little to do with G.W.R. business. As Mr Ought heads eastwards in the station taxi to the distant Valley Farm for an assignation with Mrs Desirae Dungmore, the farmer's wife, he doesn't know that the dairy maid, a certain Miss Goldie Topp, is Porter Pete's sister-in-law. Having been passed over for Head Porter largely as a result of Mr Ought's jealousy of Pete's racing pigeons, his every misdeed is scratched into a pat of butter and carried straight back to Mr Washgate.



 

Bear's End, a story of everyday country railway folk..........

 

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:mutley:mutley:mutleyGreat way to start a Sunday Doug........cant wait for the next episode or Peter's response at being mixed in with that cast of reprobates.

The shots are super. I particularly like the road bridge.......everything about it in fact.....the added detail on the structure, the taxi on its way to an assignation, the photo back drop that creates such a realistic sense of distance......luvverly:thumbs



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Brilliant Doug - an absolute inspiration!  Your 'cunning plan' for the road bridge has worked really well.  When that Pannier's injector is fixed I think when it leaves it will be taking the mess hut with it  :oops:

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12/10 for your trees, Doug.
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Kaiser wrote: Brilliant Doug - an absolute inspiration!  Your 'cunning plan' for the road bridge has worked really well.  When that Pannier's injector is fixed I think when it leaves it will be taking the mess hut with it  :oops:

Mal (late of Discerning out of Wedlock)


Thanks, chaps!

 

Drat, Mal you've spotted my deliberate error! In fact it should be where i t is in the other picture, at the end of the short siding, so that you can ordinarily see the steps up to the crew's entrance steps.

 

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Great story, Doug.  :lol:  The trees look good, too.  :thumbs



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Great photographs Doug. Great story, in fact great everything. Great.   ;-)  Did I mention that they were pretty good.



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Some brilliant shots Doug (in spite of the mess hut/Pannier relationship :roll:) and an excellent storyline. :thumbs

What a difference a bit of grenery makes, particularly in that fantastic final shot.

The real bee in the ointment of this whole episode of the "story of everyday railway folk" is of course, your railcar pilot !! 

What a pratt he must be.  A broken down Pannier, an overloaded bridge, the illegal parking of potentially polluting wagons over an eco-delicate mill stream, the sheer panic of Mr Washgate given the expected visit by the Inspector at the very moment his normally tidy and well organised world seems to be falling apart and what does your bl##dy railcar pilot do ?

Does he  "work to rule" and thereby delay his unit by a few minutes or does he even think of parking it under the bridge so no-one can see the mayhem in the yard ?   No, the idiot arrives bang on time with the b#oody inspector !!  What a pr#ck .........!!!  I can see his days of employment at Bear's End are numbered.
Is his character based on anyone in particular ? :roll::roll::cheers



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Great story, great photos, great layout!

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Hello Doug have just got up to date with your layout thread and must say this is some of the best modeling that I have ever seen up there with best .

I hope to one day to maybe get somewhere near the standard that you have achieved or maybe even half as good with a bit of luck.

Also maybe we aught to change the old saying that this is the dogs whatsits to this is the Dooferdogs whatsits because this is soooooo good

thanks for sharing this

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Again, thank you for your encouragement. Shelagh says 'Keep it up', it keeps him quiet for hours........'

 

Anyway, here's a little project. Those who need to get a life will remember that Bear's End Mill was damaged in the 1883 Launceton earthquake, hence the reason for the brick supporting buttress on the south wall and the removal of the walkway leading from the road to the old kitchen door, see below....





 

well, the same 'quake caused the collapse of the Yew Tree lime kilns on the opposite side of the road. Recent heavy rain has washed down more of the loosened soil, and a small avalanche has revealed one of the old trollies used to load the kilns. I wonder how long before someone starts thinking of the price of scrap metal and takes it away, together with the remaining rail track on the hillside above?

 

 

...the early morning sun lights up the twisted remains of the 16" gauge track....






and later in the day, the old trolly is just visible amongst the fallen debris. Porter Pete will have his eye on it no doubt, a nice little earner, but how to move it?  Hhm....another day in the life of country railway people.

 



 

Trolly made from soldered baked-bean can, press studs, then bent a bit wiv' pliers





...track from slivers of mount card for sleepers and a minute strip of Cornoflako-Packeto for rails.



 

I did enjoy doing that!

 

Poop poop

 

Doug



 

 


 



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Another winner in the Flakey Packet Championship, Doug.
Keep the stories coming - your characters are coming alive!



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Inspirational ( as always ) Doug

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Excellent modelling and pics Doug, very atmospheric;-)

 

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Having skimmed through this, I think I'll find a different pastime! What amazing buildings and settings. Just perfect.



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:oops::oops::oops:

 

Thank you for all your kind remarks, I now have to order my flat-hats at a tent-makers.......... :lol:

 

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