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 Posted: Fri Mar 29th, 2013 02:09 pm
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twainmanbg wrote:
Hi there Granddad Gnome,
I remember your stuff,from when I used to be in the UK,for a while I produced vacform moulds for casting concrete tunnel mouths end eventually I did a modular viaduct system,but it never really made any real money for me so it went the way of all things,and I moved out here to Bulgaria after a long layup with a smashed ankle,now on my pension I live comfortably and would not like to have to go back to the UK.
I do miss LLanfair show though.
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Richard Feather.

Glad to hear you are settled into your retirement, just as I am now following heart problems. I had to close my mould and casting business as my son was well established in the computer industry and had no interest in concrete. Gnome Valley Railway is still alive, but with the weather we have had since Christmas I have not been outside,



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 Posted: Fri Mar 29th, 2013 02:40 pm
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a few photos of the extention I put up before the weather broke.










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photos of the scratch building I have been doing whilst the snow was here.












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started on a switch tower. Phots so far.


Mock up


cover with paper cut outs




Started on ply base




Ply complete




Plastic card fitted




Started on interior

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What a wonderful layout and structures! Please show us more...

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A few photos of my last running day of 2012
























































REgards and please enjoy       

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Peter, you get a well earned-



does the Mountain King live inside to work the turntable?

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Herb Kephart wrote:
Peter, you get a well earned-



does the Mountain King live inside to work the turntable?

Herb

Hi there Herb, The mountain King will eventually have his own kingdom further up the new extension in the corner of the garden looking down on his empire. I have it in mind that the turntable will be operated by gear wheels and chain operated from the area just to the right of the tunnel exit. As can be seen there is a triangular concrete area just right to place the operators panel and possible a chair.

Peter

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Just a few photos of this passed weekends work. As it was so nice on Saturday and Sunday my mate and I managed to do a bit more to the layout. As can you can see we have managed to get the top deck finally all covered, with of course, access to the lower tracks in the tunnel. This flap will be the home of Gnomezade Bottling Company, which will be a lift off item on its own base. You will all see we have made a start on the rerouting of the track to obtain the access to the extension, thus enlarging the continues run.

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The Kings Castle will be in the corner where the small dark green tree now stands

 



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Great stuff, I love the passenger car filled with teddybears! I'll have to show that to my wife, she collects them.



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