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by chris stockdale
Tue May 12, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.
Replies: 18
Views: 1438

Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Hi Ian,

Love the rusty corrugated iron.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sun May 10, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A film from my Gn15 layout "Walddestille"
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: A film from my Gn15 layout "Walddestille"

Hi Michael,

Great video, great layout.

I've taken the liberty of moving your thread's location as it's about a Gn15 model rather than a 15" prototype.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #1
Replies: 26
Views: 2269

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #1

Awesome!

I'm all too aware that lots of little bits wouldn't fit or work if I was to try the same sort of thing. I doff my cap to you.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 65
Views: 20860

Re: Crundells Estate

Hi Andy, Thanks for sharing/showing all that in one go. It’s scary how much space models can take up in boxes, your case idea works a treat. I’m a serial dabbler in 7/8ths and 1/12 scale mostly, with the consequent much larger volume per item. It also makes it much harder to conceal from SWMBO! Chee...
by chris stockdale
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.
Replies: 18
Views: 1438

Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Ian, guys, A possible Eureka moment. By good fortune I had bookmarked Andy's website. I've just signed up for the Wayback Machine and can now offer: https://web.archive.org/web/20070703150000/http://www.pd49.dial.pipex.com/pockets/railways/cuddle2.html It may not be much but the links between pages ...
by chris stockdale
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 83
Views: 43249

Re: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

The future (I hope!) I must update the track plan on the previous page as it lacks a siding that comes off the ‘main line’ in the garden towards the pond just before it goes into the paddock so that a complete train, or just a bit of rolling stock, can be held as other things come through. There’s a...
by chris stockdale
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 578
Views: 244016

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Just looked back to Page 1 as it were. December 2006. It’s been quite a journey. Very enjoyable to have been along for the ride.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.
Replies: 18
Views: 1438

Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Great to have you back Ian. I’m looking forward to the layout. It’s a shame that neither Andy nor Carl Arendt (I think it fascinated Carl as it’s a simple length of track, yet offers interesting working) are here to enjoy it with the rest of us.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stackpole
Replies: 40
Views: 7868

Re: Stackpole

Delightful.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Who remembers “A Tramway to Cuddle”?
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: Who remembers “A Tramway to Cuddle”?

Hi Ian,

I don’t think it ever got built. It was always Andy’s Eldorado, sought but never reached.

As you probably know it was written about here

https://www.carendt.com/micro-layout-de ... ght-lines/

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: new members
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: new members

There’s been an issue with the email to moderators/admin function for an age now that I think has defeated Tom’s (Tebee) ability to fix.

Unfortunately he had to switch off the joining process as we were being hit by hundreds of spam applications.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Good Wishes from a Resurected Lurker
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Good Wishes from a Resurected Lurker

Hi Simon, Welcome and congratulations on ‘uncloaking’. Lots of fun still to be had, but, as we are quiet these days in the Gnatterbox I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention there is a group on Facebook majoring in Gn15, G9 and any minimal gauge activity in and scale or gauge you care to mention. You...
by chris stockdale
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Self isolation virtual exhibition.
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: Self isolation virtual exhibition.

At the risk of pointing out the B. obvious we have a virtual exhibition in the section marked... ahem, Virtual Exhibition. Put together by the now sadly departed Gerry Bullock it has been decimated by Photobucket changing their business model and depriving us of zillions of photos. There are, howeve...
by chris stockdale
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stackpole
Replies: 40
Views: 7868

Re: Stackpole

Great stuff David. St. Petrox is a delight. We regularly visit Pembrokeshire and have walked around the Stackpole estate several times. Once we were lucky enough to see an otter there. It seems unimaginable now, but 20 odd years ago I was not that enamoured of Sir Arthurs locomotive designs. It was ...
by chris stockdale
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Estate Elongate
Replies: 30
Views: 9594

Re: Estate Elongate

Bill, I have the utmost admiration for yourself and all those who use track power. Your photos of lovely spaghetti show why. Back in the day, as a callow youth, my Triang-Hornby set was run through just the one set of leads to the track. I can’t really remember why I never took it further - probably...
by chris stockdale
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New Heywood books coming
Replies: 15
Views: 6861

Re: New Heywood books coming

Paul,

The publishers ship direct worldwide.

https://narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk/ ... wood-vol-1

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: It's time to pay our hosting bill again
Replies: 28
Views: 59681

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

David,

See the thread immediately above this in Blether.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: It's time to pay our hosting bill again - again
Replies: 12
Views: 23702

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again - again

Money sent Tom.

As long as you're OK to keep the dirty oily bits of the Gnatterbox going I'm happy to chip in.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 83
Views: 43249

Re: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

In the time that has drifted past while rail laying took a break the paddock has been reseeded as a wild flower meadow and the fence and gate between paddock and garden removed. The garden has also been redeveloped to have as many bee and insect friendly plants and shrubs as possible. So rather than...
by chris stockdale
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 83
Views: 43249

Re: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

Things are stirring once more on the track laying front. I hope to (finally) report that Phase 1, i.e. the track plan previously posted, will be complete by no later than the end of March. How’s that for sticking the Stockers neck out? On top of that the presses are whirring in an attempt to get up ...
by chris stockdale
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 83
Views: 43249

Re: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

‘Perchance it sleepeth’ Goodness, where did those four and a bit years since the last post go? If you have kept an eye on the link by my signature you’d know that my Minimal Facebook group has been keeping me occupied since early 2014. There are now some 2600 members. Coo! On top of that the Scamp l...
by chris stockdale
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Christmas at Cordale
Replies: 9
Views: 3742

Re: Christmas at Cordale

Hi Paul, The Stockers is often wrong, SWMBO is not slow to keep him informed when such situations arise... :D I have to admit to be a little disappointed, but I still have a suspicion that the good burghers of the village are not as ‘good’ as the latest scene depicts. (And a very nice scene it is to...
by chris stockdale
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New Heywood books coming
Replies: 15
Views: 6861

Re: New Heywood books coming

Steve,

Mind arrived today, a present from myself. When you get to look at yours I think you’re going to like it...

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New Heywood books coming
Replies: 15
Views: 6861

Re: New Heywood books coming

Got an email yesterday to say my book is on its way.

A group member elsewhere had his about twenty minutes ago. Oh, the suspense...

Cheers,

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