Two Short Planks

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Dad-1
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Dec 27, 2021 2:18 pm

Marilyn, not quite at her best.

https://youtu.be/ls4ErcXQ6YU

Yesterday I placed an order for name plates "Marilyn" from Narrow Planet.
When they arrive I shall have to do a 'Special' that will almost coincide with
Marilyn's 14th birthday.
This thread can then drift back into obscurity again.

Geoff T.
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Dec 27, 2021 5:49 pm

I'll put this one to bed again for a few more years after showing it still lives and
works well, once cleaned.
These are the only still photos added on here since 2017.
I still recall being told that you couldn't get 6 tracks on a 12" wide board that would be
any good.

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A happy NEW YEAR to all.

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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:02 pm

Dad-1 wrote:These are the only still photos added on here since 2017.Geoff T

Worth it to see those cattle wagons with open doors showing the hay inside . . . :D

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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:42 pm

A touch with the past

https://youtu.be/3RqfeoBfHEU

12.1/2 years later

https://youtu.be/lSv8TaU7igQ

You can tell I was bored tonight !!

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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby joshv8 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:51 am

This is a nicely done layout, well detailed and the right level of busyness everywhere.
Do you find yourself not running the layout often anymore?

Cheers,
Josh

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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:08 pm

Hi Josh,

Too true, it doesn't get that much use now. I'm finding that sliding the loft ladder down and
climbing into the loft IS getting harder. Really only noticed it much over the last couple of
years, has to be expected as I'm 80 in May.
The other factor is loft's are cold in winter and unbearably hot in summer. The heat was less
of a deterrent, but this is where ones garage located layout is more amenable
This layout has tended to be where homeless stock is left. I have much tucked away in Stock
Boxes, like 22 of them, but ran out of storage when I inherited Derry's stuff and the collection
now exceeds 600. I have loads of manufacturers boxed stock to sell on and a vast amount of
old non-boxed stuff I want to dispose of after I've taken what I fancy. Obviously with no exhibitions
I've been unable to sell on - taking 14 boxed wagons, mostly Mainline to sell this weekend. At just
£6 each they should go.

Geoff T.
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby End2end » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:19 pm

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:Worth it to see those cattle wagons with open doors showing the hay inside . . . :D

Seconded!!
I've never seen that before on ANY layout. Excellent touch of detailing there Dad-1. :D
Thanks
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joshv8
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby joshv8 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:03 pm

Hi Geoff,
Easy for me to say at nearly 40, but Im of the opinion 80 is still young hahaha. But yes I appreciate it really becoming an effort to get up to the loft.
I was only saying to my wife recently after seeing some old photos, remember being around 5 or 6 years old and seeing your grandparents and thinking ' how could a person possibly be older than this, they look like the dinosaurs' and now realising they were mostly in their mid 50s haha.

Gee it sounds like you sure did inherit a lot of stock.
We missed out on our Brisbane model rail show to, I'm hoping it's back this May, I want to try and pick up some milk wagons for my upcoming dairy. Doesn't seem to be much for sale in our local stores. At a pinch I'll try ebay but some of the online stores hump you on postage from the UK. I have bought much from the UK with no issues but looking at milk wagons theyre wanting $40 for a wagon and $70 postage. I fear they've incorporated their lunch at the pub on the way to the post office into their costing.

Good luck on your sales and putting some cash in your pocket.

Cheers,
Josh

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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:25 pm

Funny thing about those loft ladders Geoff, mine seems to be stiffening up at about the same rate as yours :shock:
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Feb 02, 2022 8:21 pm

A long time ago I promised that I'd get nameplates 'MARILYN' for, well it's obvious,
my long standing BR Blue Class 06 which has been known a Marilyn almost from
me joining NRM.
She has been a real trouper with very feminine characteristics. She wiggles down
the track, can be a real Blue lady, High maintenance, as tough as nails and although
one of my cheapest locos is a real favourite.
Now as far as I can remember she's been around from before TSP was started, probably
14 this year.
Thanks to glencairn saying where he obtained name plates at Light Railway Stores I
present Marilyn !!

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I've even done an as yet unchecked video that may come on later.

If you've noticed one side is not square, a case of superglue grabbing before I was ready. I
say it adds to her character.

The video :-
https://youtu.be/-tBKVc6hoiY

Geoff T.
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby MrH » Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:10 pm

I find superglue debonder most useful when things glue together wrong.
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