Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

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Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby Cobby » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:06 am

Hello,

Whilst I am not as experienced as most, I feel I do have sufficient ability to achieve what follows; I would like to share this knowledge and method to all who may find it useful. I would like to point out that I did not invent this; I am simply following in others footsteps.

I am certain that the majority of you will agree that this is an essential component for any modeller - young or old.

Please follow the steps below carefully, it may seem simple to start with but accidents can happen!

Step 1:

Locate a kettle, Most households’ have one - It can usually be found in the kitchen area.

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Step 2:

Take kettle to nearest convenient H2O dispenser and fill accordingly.

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Step 3:

Locate and initiate hand operated activation switch, You can do this with either your left or right hand depending on your personal preference.

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Step 4:

Whilst you are waiting for the kettle to achieve its maximum potential, Prepare the following components...

1 x Beverage Receptacle
1 x Multipurpose uni-directional lightweight concave stirring utensil

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Step 5:

Take a tea bag, round or traditional depending on your preference, and loosely locate it at the base of the beverage receptacle.

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Step 6:

By now your kettle should have achieved it maximum potential and is ready for dispersal. Take the kettle and at an approximate angle of 45 degrees transfer sufficient H2o into the beverage receptacle.

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Step 7:

Next you will need some extract of cow, you can use Blue, Green or Red - Depends on what colour cows you have available to you. Add the amount that suits you and stir gently in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise motion with the
Multipurpose uni-directional lightweight concave stirring utensil

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Step 8:

Using your Multipurpose uni-directional lightweight concave stirring utensil, locate the tea bag and remove excess H2o from it by applying pressure to the Multipurpose uni-directional lightweight concave stirring utensil whilst against the inner side of the beverage receptacle. Remove and discard when complete.

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Step 9:

You now have several optional customisations, For those of you with a sweet-tooth you may add a quantity of sugar or if you prefer some extract of bee this is also acceptable. For those of you who are being more carful but would still like additional flavour - we suggest fake sugar, whilst these do resemble extract of mouse - they are not actually that bad.

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Step 10:

Finally, using the Multipurpose uni-directional lightweight concave stirring utensil for the last time, stir gently in either direction and remove. Your creation is now complete and ready for consumption.

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But don't stop there!
There are any number of ways to accessorise with your new creation,
Here is an example of my personal favourite...

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I hope you have found this both educational and inspirational, I would love to hear from anyone who wish's to share the experiences.

Warmest regards,

Paul
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Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby Mighty » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:47 am

:D

*round of applause*

An indispensible article - a must read!
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Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby Sprintex » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:30 pm

I have one criticism if I may?

Your 'Beverage Receptacle' is way too small for the task. Much better to use economies of scale as shown on the left in the following picture:-

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Seen next to a standard 1/2 pint mug - only this one holds a pint and a quarter of lovely tea!!! 8)


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Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby Cobby » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:54 pm

Excellent choice sir, Maximise your time managment by carrying more at once. Well played that man!

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Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby m.levin » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:42 am

I can't do it! I have been sat here for 5mins trying to think of a witty comment and failed.
so it leaves me with
Nice one I love it.

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Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby pete12345 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:52 am

I have that simpsons' mug! :D You seem to find the answer to 'whatever is stopping this thing working this time' once you've made yourself this handy gadget..
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Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby mumbles » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:30 am

Now I know where I go wrong

go to kitchen ... check
kettle on ...check
etc etc
go to fridge for milk...check
then it goes wrong...
i get one of these out instead
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no-alcohol shandy :wink:

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Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby Cobby » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:44 am

Ah yes - The modellers unfailing ablity to "Not follow instructions" and do it there own way

INGENIUS!!! :)

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Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby pete12345 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:41 pm

They both have their uses- the second one is good for designing the layout, the first one is good for solving problems when the layout doesn't work :lol:
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Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:35 pm

I thought I would add a different version of this for the Continental modeller.

First find some wood. (here's some I made earlier)
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This will need to be collected and transported to the kitchen area
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While you have your hat and gloves on best fill the kettle
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However snow like this is best avoided
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Back indoors add wood to stove and light
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Place kettle on stove and wait
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When boiling it will look like this
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Add coffee to desired taste
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Care must be taken not to break the handle off like I just did :oops:
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Leave to brew according to taste
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While brewing add sugar
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And Milk
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Pour through a strainer
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Enjoy
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Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby Cobby » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:44 pm

LOL - Outstanding, Variety is wonderfull!

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Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby Sprintex » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:54 pm

COFFEE ????? :shock:

Philistine!! :lol:


Didn't take you long to 'get into bed' with those Europeans then :P


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Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby Cobby » Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:01 pm

Sprintex wrote:COFFEE ????? :shock:

Philistine!! :lol:


Didn't take you long to 'get into bed' with those Europeans then :P


Paul



I see nothing wrong with getting into bed with Europeans, Unless their French obviously.

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Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:10 pm

Cobby wrote:
Sprintex wrote:COFFEE ????? :shock:

Philistine!! :lol:


Didn't take you long to 'get into bed' with those Europeans then :P


Paul



I see nothing wrong with getting into bed with Europeans, Unless their French obviously.


I've not completely succumbed to the dark side of the EU, I do still fill my suitcase with this:-
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Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

Postby edwardholmes91 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:50 pm

Wow, lol, great article, I to am lost for comments! I have to say I do admire the ingenuity of the second suggestion! But there is one problem... how do you like the stove! :wink:

... oh no... make that two problems... I don't like either tea or coffee! :cry: I adore the smell of coffee though?


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