Time to build a railway...but where?

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:34 pm

The building is now screeded with the usual quick drying cement and SBR mix ready for a spray coat to prepare the exposed plastic areas for painting......
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First coat of paint has now been applied, more to follow.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:35 pm

Job done.....
looking back I see I started this build on Friday January 19th and posted the first images and description on Sat. 20th..... I can't imagine why it took me so long, but at last, it's finished!
The three are permanently fixed together and stretch 92cm., that's nearly as long as the kitchen table so my joint occupation here is now less welcome than in previous weeks.
Time to move it to my shed ready for installation......
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Perhaps just one more smaller build before I vacate?
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by LNR » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:52 pm

Superb paint job Peter. I do like the subtle discolouration of the accountants building round the lower walls and else where. The pink pub certainly fits right in.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by philipy » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:40 am

Peter Butler wrote:
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Perhaps just one more smaller build before I vacate?
With a row like that ( and they do look fabulous together) I would have thought a path/alley/snicket/ginnel/Welsh equivalent, at the ends to give rear access would be appropriate, especially with a pub in the middle?

Just thought, I know you've said about doing a church, but you really do also need a small village school and playground. :lol:

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by LNR » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:52 am

philipy wrote:
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I would have thought a path/alley/snicket/ginnel/Welsh equivalent,
Gee! had me reaching for the dictionary there Philip. Always learning something on this forum.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:07 am

They certainly look fine and dandy in a row together. Amazing how quickly you turned these around. Maybe you should volunteer to lead the government's house-building initiative...... :lol:

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by philipy » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:38 am

LNR wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:52 am
philipy wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:40 am
I would have thought a path/alley/snicket/ginnel/Welsh equivalent,
Gee! had me reaching for the dictionary there Philip. Always learning something on this forum.
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So whats the Aussie equivalent then, Grant? :D

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:15 am

philipy wrote:
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..... you really do also need a small village school and playground.
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A village school sounds like a great idea Philip, not too big or too tall. A small playground attached would possibly fill an awkward shape between buildings etc? Unsure about the Church at the moment, until I lay out the existing structures it is difficult to say how much space might be available. Churches can take up quite a lot of room.
The rear access issue is also something I have to think about when they are on site and not before. I have already planned to have walls and fencing dividing the buildings but they can't be made and fitted until I have decided whether to have a single 'Main Street' running through the village or to have them in parallel rows radiating from the central Market Hall. Time the Planners were called together I think, they have had it far too easy up to now!
I am beginning to think I might have raised the bar and expectations are running out of control..... however, not a reason to give up now, always strive for more.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by LNR » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:47 am

philipy wrote:
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So whats the Aussie equivalent then, Grant? :D
They were often referred to as "Nightman's lanes" as that was their original purpose in built up areas.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by LNR » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:53 am

Peter Butler wrote:
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Time the Planners were called together I think,
Peter, I do hope the local newspaper will dispatch a reporter to the planners meetings to keep us all informed.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:02 pm

LNR wrote:
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Peter, I do hope the local newspaper will dispatch a reporter to the planners meetings to keep us all informed.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:55 pm

Looks like Megan Jones is carrying a torch for you, Peter. I do hope her intentions are honorable
. :shock: :oops: ;)

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Post by LNR » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:56 pm

As long as no one takes Umbrage, perhaps Mr. Butler is heading for a Knighthood.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:03 pm

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by LNR » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:06 am

Glad to see the towns fathers are getting on with the job.
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PS I think there's a case of Nepotism by the Jones family. :lol:

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