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 Posted: Thu Jul 1st, 2021 05:19 am
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Hi Giles  :wave:


All lookin' in good order ... Shipshape & Bristol !  ;)


With your boat at 900mm long ...

.... your 'modules' ? look to be around 3' wide x 4' long (ish) ?  ???


I can't wait to see what you have in store for the N.G. bridge across the water.  :)


I'm also curious, as to why the 'modules' are in a 'boomerang' form ? ...  L:

... Aussie influence perhaps ?  :P


:doh::java:


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 Posted: Thu Jul 1st, 2021 06:47 am
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Hi Si.

Yes - 4' x 3'

I've gone for that odd shape,
because I really don't want a straight line of trackwork end to end - it needs curves!

I'm still in two minds about the bridge - whether to have a stone bridge or cast iron.

Much depends on what the water is doing underneath.
It will more be valley and stream as opposed to remotely navigable, I think.

The harbour will be a pool, ending at the bridge,
but of course at high tide the area above will flood anyway........




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Hi Giles  :wave:


Cast iron, is somehow what I was dreaming about ...

... maybe even along the top of a weir ?  ???


Maybe you could have the end of a canal AND a harbour.  L:


By the way, I haven't got a clue about these kinda things ...

... other than Boomerangs of course ! :P


My Father was keen on sailing & canal boating.  :old dude:

(before 'the brats' wrecked his nautical weekends !) ...  :f:



I remember a very curious (possibly even famous ?) harbour in Sussex ...

... called 'Bosham', where water kinda comes into the village, at high tide ?  L:


Not many Smugglers around there, that I could suspect anyway ...  [toast]

... I think Bosham was in a Len Deighton novel as a spy hideout !  :shades:


Ssshhh ... Don't tell a soul !  :cool:


:java::moose:


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My wife in our little dinghy in Bosham waiting for me to get her an ice-cream!







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I have 6 out of 14 completed, and the rest nearly so.

As models, they are quite crude,
but they perhaps capture the character I was after.

As expected, they are quite large,
much larger than the V-skips I used on 'The End Of The Line'.

They all work, and should be reasonably reliable.












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Hi Giles

Those side-dumpers look suitably "industrial". :2t: 


Please keep the photos coming as you finish up the rest of them.

That's going to be an impressive train when you are done.




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Ten now!





Also the coaching stock for the layout,
will be these three conversions of Bachmann tram cars.

I bought two from a friend, that he converted for his layout 'Brookford',
and I bought a new tramcar some years ago and decided to do something with it.

I have removed the glazing from the clerestories,
and printed vents and fitted them instead, and also repainted.

I have also removed all the Tram extras - such as controllers, gates etc.







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For Giles,

You've got the colour scheme right.  :2t:





Sydney Tramways Car 29 towing steam tram 1A back into the shed,
at the end of 1A's 100th birthday outing, at the Loftus Tramway Museum in 2017.

Car 29 was built in 1898.
All Sydney tramways were standard gauge.


And the fully enclosed Car 290 :

https://www.sydneytramwaymuseum.com.au/tramway/images/C290.jpg


For additional narrow-gauge inspiration - ex-Sydney Car 95 :

https://ilrms.com.au/rail/car-95/

Was originally on 4 wheels, but now runs on 2' gauge bogies.  :bg:




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Good Heavens.... I didn't know that.... !

Thank you for that John - how very interesting !




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Hi Giles  :wave:


Your photo of Bosham harbour, is an inspiration for sure !  :thumb:


I guess you can't take credit for the photography though ...  L:
... if you're next to the van, buying the ice creams ?
Then I thought, wait a minute, this is Giles we're talking about !  :brill:
He's probably got a radio-controlled model boat, with camera on it !!

There are some very tell tale ripples in the Bosham harbour water ...
... better get back FAST ! ... They could be from a surfacing U-Boat !  :shocked:





An absolutely timeless image ... Well, almost ...
... the only thing that's changed since I was there, are the Minis !





:java: :cool:


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