A Quiet Sunday

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by ge_rik » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:28 pm

Great photos as ever, Grant. Good to see you back, I was beginning to wonder when you might emerge from hibernation :lol:

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by philipy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:31 pm

Wish my line looked as good as that at the end of winter, it rarely looks that good at the end of summer! Good to have you back again, I did think you'd been quiet of late.

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by FWLR » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:36 pm

Great to hear from you again Grant….Always love your line. :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by IanC » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:17 pm

Good to see your updates and posts again. Your railway is always inspirational.
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Soar Valley Light » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:39 pm

Great pictures Grant. It's nice to have new views of your line to admire. :thumbright:

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Lonsdaler » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:15 am

Lovely to see more images of your line Grant. As always you have captured the 'real' nature of outdoor railway modelling, and you have such amazing light - I'm sure we rarely get light of that quality :scratch:
One quick 'technical' question - what diameter dowel did you use for your telegraph poles? (I realise you have tapered them somewhat) The mass produced ones seem to have poles about 6mm in diameter, which is far too small scale wise. Given that telegraph poles in the UK are about 1 foot diameter, that suggests a dowel of about 16mm, but they look rather too chunky when I was considering installing some. Yours, however, look right. Any insight would be appreciated.
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by LNR » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:29 am

Hi Phil,
I used 1/2 inch diam. dowel about 12 inches out of the ground. Didn't worry about planing flats on some during the tapering either, as some real ones seem to be almost octagonal in cross section.
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by invicta280 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:44 pm

Superb atmosphere on your line. Captures rural narrow gauge to perfection. Reminds me of pendopilot's line that used to feature on this forum. I think he went over to the dark side.

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Lonsdaler » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:45 am

LNR wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:29 am
Hi Phil,
I used 1/2 inch diam. dowel about 12 inches out of the ground. Didn't worry about planing flats on some during the tapering either, as some real ones seem to be almost octagonal in cross section.
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Great stuff Grant. Thanks. :thumbup:
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Andrew » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:54 pm

Yes, really helpful re the telegraph poles,thanks. Good advice re the Bachmann poles too, but they don't seem to be available any more, and since there's probably only room for 6 poles at most on the appropriate parts of my line I'll probably build the lot from scratch. I might make a couple of spares to go on a flat wagon...

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