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Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Post by FWLR » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:07 am

Nice. I think the embankment when its weathered will blend in so much, it will look even more real. The trestle is a brilliant addition to the embankment too.
I love the way that some of the boards are lifting with age.. Superb. The tracks look fantastic also, when the birds and everything else get their grip on them....Wow even better.

Think your taking over PB's mantle of Legend..Well not quite yet.. :lol: :lol: :lol:

You do seem to have a knack of having you're builds to look so very atmospheric Rik. :thumbright:
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Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Post by pandsrowe » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:58 am

This I think is one of your finer creations Rik and I still can't believe the speed with which you do it, if that was me I'd still be thinking about it.
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Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Post by ge_rik » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:14 am

gregh wrote: ↑
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Magnifique!
I love the tiny timber 'extension'. Adds to the rustic look. Someone made a mistake in measuring wagon lengths?
I just didn't fancy a big chunk of concrete extending into the cutting ..... It'll probably get kicked at some point so I may end up casting an extension :?

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Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Post by SimonWood » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:38 am

This looks fantastic and I hope, despite your careful ageing of it, that the trestle lasts a good long time, it adds a lot of character to an already fascinating scene!

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Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Post by ge_rik » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:01 am

Thanks for the kind comments folks. Just taken couple more photos before the weather takes a turn for the worst.
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Seems like the quarry is employing horse power for now - they might be persuaded to move into the 20th century eventually ... :?

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Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Post by philipy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:42 pm

Excellent Rik. Just as we've become accustomed to see from you, but lovely nontheless

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Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Post by FWLR » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:47 pm

Brilliant again Rik... :thumbright: :thumbright:

Just a little point if I may, (I really do hate pointing things out) would the wagons look like they have done some work with a little bit of sand stuck in them.... :!:
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Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Post by BorisSpencer » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:26 pm

Rik,
I take my hat off to your modelling creativity, but also to the skill of that horse having pushed those tippers backwards up that incline. ;)

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Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:09 pm

The little shunter looks great in that shot.

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Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Post by ge_rik » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:35 pm

BorisSpencer wrote: ↑
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Rik,
I take my hat off to your modelling creativity, but also to the skill of that horse having pushed those tippers backwards up that incline. ;)
Well spotted! I'm thinking of installing a capstan at the end of the siding ......

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Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Post by ge_rik » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:37 pm

tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
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The little shunter looks great in that shot.
Thanks Tom. That was my first ever scratch bash loco build - my take on what Fowler may have produced if they'd made a 3' gauge diesel. I figured diesels were easier than steam locos - basically two rectangular boxes. And then, of course, I complicated things by choosing a loco with a layshaft. Forgot the KISS principle.

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Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Post by ge_rik » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:40 pm

FWLR wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:47 pm
Brilliant again Rik... :thumbright: :thumbright:

Just a little point if I may, (I really do hate pointing things out) would the wagons look like they have done some work with a little bit of sand stuck in them.... :!:
Hi Rod
Do you mean the 32mm tipplers? I must get around to properly weathering them. Another job for the to-do list ..... ;)

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Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Post by FWLR » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:13 am

I do Rik. Sorry for being a flipping [Rivet Counter] I really hate pointing silly little things like that.

It doesn't make the build any less spectacular though Rik. :salute:

When this flipping rain stops for a few days, maybe I can get out and do some more work on our line, that's after this flipping cough goes also...... :(

The weather people have got their predictions all wrong for this month so far. :roll:
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