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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:05 am

Big Jim wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:31 pm
What a shed, I am deeply envious.

The 14th commandment.

Thou shalt not covet another's shed.
Jim... are you making these up?
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by steamer68 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:12 am

Fantastic shed in such nice surroundings the cottage and £1.50 bargain are brilliant. :thumbleft:
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by FWLR » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:32 am

Love your shed Julie :love10:, and those cottages are excellent, I keep asking Anne to look for bargains in charity shops, but no luck just yet... :thumbright:
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by invicta280 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:02 pm

Lovely shed. now you will be able to run trains, enjoy your modelling AND escape the worst of the Welsh weather.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by artfull dodger » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:43 pm

Love the progress and the little buildings Julie. Love the topic title as well. I was kind of thinking along the same name as my one live steamer is a Merlin Mayflower. I just haven't found a castle that can withstand being outdoors in the weather year round here in the states. My Mayflower is named Smaug after the fire breathing dragon in the Hobbit book. Mike the Aspie
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Just Julie » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:04 pm

Hi, It’s been a while since I have posted anything, but update on the shed is it is nearly finished. Insulation and boarding done. Today however I was well excited as I had a lovely surprise. Peter Butler called and he had made a hatch for the shed that would let the trains enter and exit, also a turntable. Thank you so much Peter, It was like Christmas again. :lol: .

Tried to post pics, but having problems. :(

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Just Julie » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:10 pm

Hi Mike, hope you manage to build your castle. I am going to try and build one in the summer hopefully. If we get one :lol:

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:42 pm

It's a pleasure to help Julie.... it shouldn't be long before trains are running at this rate.
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by bazzer42 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:26 pm

I use a tablet (badly as Tom will vouch) but I have downloaded an app called pixlr that allows me to resize for posting....even I could do it.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:16 pm

bazzer42 wrote:
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I use a tablet (badly as Tom will vouch) but I have downloaded an app called pixlr that allows me to resize for posting....even I could do it.
Well your model making makes up for it :mrgreen:

I have recommended previously in the help section to use an app called Snapseed.

This is available for both Android and iOS devices.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Just Julie » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:11 pm

Thanks for the information with the apps, I will look them up.

I have been pressing loads of buttons and changed settings so I will try to post some pics again. No not happening. saying file is too large even on 1 photo. :roll:
So strange tho, being as I posted all the other pics.

Hopefully by next week the track will be up in the shed. :D

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:58 pm

Hi Julie,

Please read the following regarding posting pictures:

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by invicta280 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:41 pm

I can sympathise with Julie on the subject of posting photos. Over the years I have posted a few pics on this and other fora but since Photobucket went all precious I have not found a file sharing site I'm happy with. I can't seem to just post a photo without providing a link to every photo I have posted on the site, and I cannot seem to post photos direct to a forum without the aid of a file sharing site.

I don't wish to invade Julie's thread with unrelated topics but it seemed an appropriate point to mention that it seems to be a common problem.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:36 pm

Julie is still trying to sort out her picture posting problem and has sent me the image to test her equipment. The image size shows as 84kb which should be nowhere near the Forum limit.
Here is the box unit attached to the side of her shed. It is gently angled to allow trains to exit from the front and has a lift-up flap with brush draught excluder strip at the bottom.....

The view from the inside shows the installation and possibly explains the purpose better than my words....

A shelf will be built to receive incoming trains after the wall has been insulated and lined.

I hope Julie will be able to post pictures soon to show progress.
shed 2.jpeg
shed 1.jpeg
Post edited as requested by Tom (see next page).... I hope this works now.
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Dwayne » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:42 pm

Not to go off topic but I simply resize my photos to 600x400 pixels (using Paint), then "add files" to the forum using the "attachments" tab below this dialogue section and placing them inline where needed. No need for off-site photo hosting. The caveat is that I also donate $$ annually to help keep the forum running. :)

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