The Sheep Chronicles.

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

  1. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    The question is............can one fit a usable terminus into a 120cm x 40cm space.....

    Yes, one can......
  2. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I'm intrigued.
  3. 76043

    76043 Western Thunderer

    Depends what you mean by usable. For me the minimum usable terminus is Cyril Freezer's Minories, to paraphrase, it's got (colour) lights, coaches, action!

  4. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    I think if you accept the limitations imposed, then this will be a very rewarding build.

    Single coach trains, short goods, small locos and carefully chosen buildings..

    I have a plan....

    Here's a taster.....or 3

    Rob. 20190720_115704-01-01.jpeg 20190720_120317-02.jpeg 20190720_132818-01-01.jpeg
  5. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    Persephone wants to play too!
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  6. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Morning all.

    A second diminutive canine has been acquired for the Lambston branch.

    These little chaps are quite jolly in their own little way and scamper about the place.

    I think the key to Lambston is keeping things small and proportionate. This is also the challenge it presents in order to avoid a somewhat contrived look.

    Game on I say....

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  7. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Diminutive canine - Pug?
  8. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

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    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

  10. Rob R

    Rob R Western Thunderer

    I was going to ask if you found a copy of the W&U book but I suspect the recent influx of Rooters probably renders the question redundant.
    The Abbey Road and Barton Bendish is about the smallest terminus I have found that works, 5' 6" by 15" in 7mm.
  11. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer


    Forgot them was dogs.
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  12. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Hi Rob.

    Nope, I didn't but if a copy comes up I will get it and add to the library.

    And you are correct. The Terrier situation arises from the ashes.

    As I have said I think a workable terminus is possible in 4ft without it looking too much like a cliché.

  13. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    'Ello, 'ello, 'ello what's all this then...?


  14. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Can I just point out that myself and Grahame were not separated at birth.....
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  15. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    I'm saying nothing...
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  16. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Are you unwell?

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  17. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    20190720_132418-01.jpeg 20190725_212426-01-01.jpeg 20190720_132920-02.jpeg Evening all.

    A few more Terrieresque photographs.

    Thinking ahead to Taunton Rail - ex, I may well run part of Sunday utilising Terriers on Mutton instead of the usual Radials.

    I think it would be quite jolly.

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  18. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    The works Forecat is unimpressed. 20190716_174711-01-01.jpeg
  19. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Evening all.

    Not a great deal going on at present though I 'm hoping to start on Lambston quite soon.

    To minimise cost, Lambston will use the same fiddle yard and fascia as Bleat Wharf so I think the build will be fairly quick.

    I shall of course update on a regular basis.

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  20. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Finished for April I trust.