Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:34 pm

Right, I'm under no illusion that this is going to be anything other than a real slog.
I'm planning to replace pictures going back to 2011 which are scattered around various
hard drives from long defunct computers. I may not be able to find all and it will take
months.
I'm starting with the newest first and that includes a series from a friend that did not
have easily found identifying numbers. Just wish me luck, I shall need it !!

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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby railwayjim » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:13 pm

See you later in the year Geoff!!

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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:04 pm

This year Jim ?
Back to page 42 completed .......
One day later I'm back to page 36 ........ I would much prefer to be wagon making !!


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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:18 am

A second potential disaster has been removed.
This last weekend I've had my son crawl around my shed and replace the beginning to leak
felt roof with one of corrugated composite sheeting. I still have to finish some detail, but
CM should now sit in a more predictable environment ..... although still a shed !!

Back to and including page 28 has photos reinstated, Jim you're right about this one taking
time. I did a rough count and there are nearly 700 photographs still in my CM files. Not all
were used, but quite a high percentage, perhaps half ? Now the workbench is full repaired
this is the next priority.

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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby Dave » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:39 pm

CM lives on and the future looks rosy. Good news I say 8)

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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:23 pm

Uugghhh,

Something I'd forgotten !!
Back around page 21 I'd been using Imageshack for a while because PB were such a useless
set-up. The trouble was Imageshack then went subscription only, not at a blackmail rate like PB,
but why pay ? I now find I have about 10 pages where all it says is 'Image' and no photo code !!
This can still be completed as I have all bar the odd photo, but working out exactly what should
be where is going to be very slow.
I've decided now to start back at the beginning on page 1 in 2011 !!

For other re-builders .... I feel your pain !!

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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:41 pm

Perhaps I'm one of life's worriers, but I take pride in my layouts working well
at exhibitions. That is so long as there's no accidents during transit and set-up.

Well CM is out to the Weymouth Exhibition on 28th and 29th of October, time to
start worrying, NO, time to do some homework in the shed. Here cleaning tracks
and in so doing powering up each board via the latches that I use as board power
supply to the main bus. One point had a Peco polarity switch fallen off, a regular
problem and another had corrosion between the bus wire and latch. Tracks being
cleaned as I go ..... I'll sleep much better once I know it's all 100%.

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My timely warning to those who plan large layouts - SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL !!!!!

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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:17 pm

I quite fancy have a go at exhibitions (in the years to come when my standards improve), but I feel your pain at the maintenance aspect, one I need to be warey of, as I always think big!
Re photopit &*%$! I have not suffered and am lucky as a comparative latecomer (to this forum) that I can post direct to the forum, but potentially could also host on my webserver, but the one thing I have learnt a long while back, is to name pics by subject then by sub subject. That way I can search for them and can also find descriptively, wherever they lie (ties in with subject of thread). It also enables public searches and forum searches to find pics directly as well as by the textual write up.
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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby Dave » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:40 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Perhaps I'm one of life's worriers, but I take pride in my layouts working well at exhibitions.


Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance 8)

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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:02 pm

So Dad-1 does a lot of Peeing?



:o :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:22 pm

Dave's missed out the P in the middle, at least its in the version I leaned :o
But it would come out as **** thanks to the board's paranoid robot.
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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:25 am

Yes Bufferstop, the version I knew had pi ss in it as well.

Filters are so stupid !!

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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:14 am

That stupid that an old hand like me knows exactly how to defeat it, and anyone can do it. Just have to keep it to myself.
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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby m.levin » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:06 pm

Don't be a **** tell us

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Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Postby m.levin » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:07 pm

Yer it's got me


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