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Yup. That looks good.
I wouldn't like to have to push a buggy along that pavement past the bank


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So often scenery starts with an expanse of grass, decorated with some shrubs, with some trees, or industrial arched wall, topped with terraced houses, with some industrial units. Very good they, so often are, too. But here we have every building different and set for it's own purpose, just as those Devon towns were developed over hundreds of years. It could be Bideford, Barnstaple, Totnes, Crediton {Kirton}, Okehampton, Minehead {I know Zummerzet, but uz b'in saame plaaze!}, Topsham {very much so} and so many more. Everywhere something different and so many opportunities for added activities tied into the various places in view. It's a very refreshing and interesting subject with something new wherever you look... can't be bad.

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Discussion Starter · #185 ·
Not being doing much over the winter but now I have been solving the lighting in the narrow gauge room, so our new kitchen has some under unit strip lighting so I purchased something of the same idea, 5 metres long and it has solved the issue, I now have light and am motivated to finish the Porlock layout. In other ways I have done little else and I boxed up one of the Heljan OO9's to send away for repairs but Heljan have no one to send it too!

The other one is the same but I jusrt keep running it so I'll put the boxed one and run it again.

Anyway it is going OK and I have run some trais. needed some track cleaning as well.

Finally I'll get around to some new photos later
 

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Discussion Starter · #187 ·
again the back left corner



meanwhile I am determined - well a bit anyway to complete the loco shed, sort of



and a busy seagulls eye view - doubtless looking for a red car to poop on

 

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The lighting works really well


The engine shed is coming along nicely.

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Discussion Starter · #190 ·
Thanks for the comments so I'll throw in a couple of images

Bachmann Baldwin tows an L&B coach by Peco, good runners both


Roco deisel with a van train heading for Porlock Weir
 

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I like those shots.

I keep thinking you've a lot of ballasting in your future


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Discussion Starter · #193 ·
In the pic above you see the Roco diesel shunter towing a few vans, anyway it has recently disgraced itself and locked up, jammed solid, not had the top off to inspect same anyway MMD would not approve so perhaps it will be dumped at the back of the shed.

Meanwhile I had hoped by now the L&B Baldwin 2-4-2tank would have appeared but not so
Perhaps the double Fairlie - er not yet
Or the small 0-4-0t from Bachmann - keep your patience
or in fact any of the expected OO9 locos

With the Manning Wardle Heljans having some fragility I'll be obliged to take another Bachmann Baldwin but at least (so far) they have been good
 

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Discussion Starter · #197 ·
spotted today on ebay is a resin model of Woody Bay station sold by railreality for £29.50 they also make a model of Bratton Fleming at £24.95, sort of part finished in white resin made to part assembled when painted, may have a go with one just not sure about painting it though
 

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So just to confirm I have purchased an Earl of Merioneth for £199 so looking forward to receiving this and trying it out, supposedly it can cope with 12 inch curves which as the tightest that the Heljans can manage, there are a few on my layout that are a bit tight but they can manage the other locos can cope with 9 inch curves so hopefully no adjustment required.
 

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OK so at last I have got back to the Porlock area and the Lynton and Minehead Railway, research shows that just of the royute of the railway there was an iron mine that closed in 1880's but reopened in 1904 so that would be good for the railway traffic, as further along the coast in the Brendon Hills there was an extensive iron mine so I always thought it likely there must be some thing here as why call Minehead well Minehead.

I never finished the loco shed but now the concrete floor is down and I am trying to complete the track with embedding where necessary.

In the meantime there will be a lot of trees to plant many doubtlessly from lapland and I am working on the forestry unit and on top of that there is some more stock including the double Fairlee to get working and a lot of logs have appeared.

So things are progressing at last. Photos to follow.
 
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