Two Short Planks

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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:24 pm

Do I spot the signs of natural weathering Geoff? Otherwise known as dust, even Marylin looks a little work worn. My genuine Airfix half dismantled Drewry shunter has probably got the best part of 50yrs of domestic dust on the footplate and in various corners. Doesn't need weathering, any how I'd have to clean all that dust off first.
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:45 pm

Cor blimey Dad-1, I didn't even know this thread existed! Well worth posting just to bring to attention to Forum newbies like me!
Now I have bookmarked, I will have to go back to the beginning and read it properly.
The wagons are excellent, well worth showing off and the the picture quality/lighting is great too!
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:50 pm

Hi Bufferstop,

Marilyn has a little dust, but as she still gets some shunting almost every week,
it's just natural patination, or more accurately just handling muck !!

TimberSurf,

I have now tried to replace photographs, certainly back to page 14 with just a few
exceptions and fear the exceptions have been deleted from my system, which when
one thinks I'm trying to find images from 2009 is not that surprising.
This layout still gets used weekly, if not daily, although no new work being carried
out hence it having had no new postings for 3 years.

Geoff T.
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:35 pm

Too many changes of mind Dave ......
Was running this for an hour or two with a buddy from club on Thursday.
Even shunted those 5 x 16 ton minerals around today, almost always with
Marilyn working the yard. There is little logic in the attachment I have to
that little 06, It's more use to me than my 25 , or 37 sound locos !!

I'm having real trouble finding photos now as I took at high resolution and
reduced in size before putting on PB, giving names rather than keeping any
original 'frame' numbers and the old computer died many years ago !!

Page 12 has 13 photographs and I've only found 10 .... so far.

Geoff T.
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:31 pm

Time for bed ..... and after a trying time where the connection kept failing
I think I've managed to replace all bar a few photographs and about 3 videos.
I know where the videos are so could re-post via youtube.

I think the missing photographs are gone for good, the first two from Summer
2008 so I suppose I could be forgiven for loosing them. Not only am I on the 3rd
camera since then, but probably the 4th computer !!

Brought back memories and a few experiments !!

Geoff T.
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:51 pm

What to do with a shunting 'Test' of a new wagon, build details in the workbench thread West Bay Wagon Works.
Well it's being tested on Two Short Planks, so I thought I'd show how a well made layout can last for a VERY long time.
Once almost everyone on NRM knew of 'Marilyn' my Hornby 06 diesel loco back in the day.
She is still working and will no doubt outlast the real thing in BR service !!

https://youtu.be/MJ1L5LfFFic

Out of over 80 locos she's probably still my favourite loco - She just took some taming !!

Geoff T.
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:46 pm

A new member on NRM has been going on about HOW EXPENSIVE railway modelling is.
Yes it can be, but it doesn't have to be.
What bought can also last many years, as has Two Short Planks.

https://youtu.be/DfBs123DGuw

Cut the last bit off as I didn't close the camera down !! See I'm too old !!

Geoff T.
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:18 pm

I hadn't seen 2SP from that angle before, definitely worth watching..
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