The Sheep Chronicles.

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by NHY 581, 20 August 2018.

  1. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Your trademark, well-subdued tones much in evidence, Rob. Nice.

    Coming along a treat.

    I think you meant to say that the ‘wonky-whistle’ was character ;)

    I’d like to add some character to my recently acquired Duke - a severely dented dome to be precise - but I just can’t muster the courage to harm it at present. Perhaps the purchase of a suitable replacement part to practice on might be the eventual solution.....


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  2. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Mutton acquited itself quite admirably at the Midland Small Layout Showcase last Saturday.
    A very enjoyable show with most of the day spent answering various questions from visitors and other exhibitors alike.

    The Radials behaved themselves in general though 30583 (early crest) received a stiff talking to at one point.

    A slight issue arose (literally ) when a point in the fiddle yard developed a slight bow. I'm putting this down to a revised support system which allowed a slight sag at one end. This in turn caused a spot of tension at the base board joint.

    The net result was a spot of slip as the Hornby Radials do not cope well with changes in gradient.

    I have revised the support system, adding some cushioning at the joint between the two timbers.

    The 'L ' brackets which hold the fiddle yards on have no capacity for vertical movement so this is next to be addressed.

    Mutton is next out and about in August so I have a bit of time to resolve this particular issue. 20190605_233121-02.jpeg 20190605_233222-01.jpeg
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  3. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    A few more views of Mutton's 700 guesting on Bleat Wharf. 20190602_091757-01-01-02-01.jpeg 20190604_023304.png 20190602_091919-01-01-03.jpeg
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  4. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    A most cordial image.
  5. MartinWales

    MartinWales Western Thunderer

    Indeed CK! Some well observed weathering on those wagons too.....
  6. Joe1980

    Joe1980 Member

    Where is that lovely trespassers sign from?
  7. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Morning Joe.

    They are from the Roger Smith range, L&SWR signs. Etched in Nickel Silver, they are quite tricky to paint but they look very nice once done.

    Once primed and painted, they are weathered with powders before being planted.

    Rob. 20190619_210000.png
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  8. Alex W

    Alex W Member

    I do like the signs. Shame no one appears to do any GER ones:(
  9. Andy P

    Andy P Member

    Hi Rob, I've finally succumbed and signed up, and I must say, your pics stunning mate.
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  10. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Welcome aboard Andy.

    Good to see you here and thanks for the kind words.

    Here's a little something to be going on with.

    Rob. 20190622_191009-01.jpeg

  11. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Morning all.

    A feeling a little grainy this morning.

    Rob. 20190622_162745-01-03-02-02.jpeg
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  12. Andy P

    Andy P Member

    Propper moody sky there young Rob, superb weathering on the minerals too.
  13. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    20190623_213341-01-01.jpeg Thanks Andy.

    The latest then from Norman Lockhart. Bleat Wharf. June 1959.