The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

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The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby ian holmes » Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:31 am

I’m coming back to Gn15 for a while, with a new layout and a new blog. I always have a blog for a layout.
Please check out the blog for the Cuddle Shale Oil Tramway layout. https://atributetocuddle.blogspot.com/2 ... uddle.html

I’ll answer all your questions here.

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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby chris stockdale » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:17 am

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.

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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby ian holmes » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:18 pm

The baseboard is now built and I offer a few thoughts on layout design. https://atributetocuddle.blogspot.com/2 ... dwork.html

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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby ian holmes » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:05 am

I have been mocking up the layout to see if it works
https://flic.kr/p/2iQaeKM

The smaller building (boiler house) needs to be shorter than the main building. Other than that everything seems to be headed in the right direction.
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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby ian holmes » Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:23 pm

Blog post number three and I start to discover the fascinating history and geology of the Cuddle area, and I start to get an idea how interesting it must have been for Andy https://atributetocuddle.blogspot.com/2 ... untry.html

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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby ian holmes » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:26 am

Another day, another blog post. This time I share some sketchbook pages as I start to piece together the visual appearance https://atributetocuddle.blogspot.com/2 ... ook-1.html
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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby ian holmes » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:26 am

Another day, another blog post. This time I share some sketchbook pages as I start to piece together the visual appearance https://atributetocuddle.blogspot.com/2 ... ook-1.html
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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby PeterH » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:10 am

I’m enjoying seeing this take shape. I always liked the conceit of the left end of Andy’s plan - a boat on such a small layout, hidden by a bit of a hill and a bridge as well. I like layouts with hidden parts, and this has two others. Though sometimes nice ideas don’t translate well into reality.
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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby ian holmes » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:10 pm

PeterH wrote:I’m enjoying seeing this take shape. I always liked the conceit of the left end of Andy’s plan - a boat on such a small layout, hidden by a bit of a hill and a bridge as well. I like layouts with hidden parts, and this has two others. Though sometimes nice ideas don’t translate well into reality.


Thanks Peter. I wish Andy's original website was still available then we could refer directly to his writings and no just rely on our memory :D

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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby chris stockdale » Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:36 am

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/20070703150 ... ddle2.html

It may not be much but the links between pages in the site work so we can see more of Andy, bless him, and his thoughts and ideas about Cuddle and other things.

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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby ian holmes » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:59 am

Just wonderful Chris.
That really brought back the memories of the early days, yet it’s also like discovering something for the first time.
Hopefully my vision can remain true to Andy’s concept but have its own identity.

As an aside, Clavell’s tower as mentioned on that page of the site. Did not fall into the sea, but was rescued, restored by the Landmark Trust and is now a holiday home. The wife saw it and wants to stay there sometime.

Thanks for finding this again.

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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby PeterH » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:07 am

Thanks Chris, it’s great to see Andy’s website again
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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby ian holmes » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:02 am

The first of my weekly blog reports for those of you not getting up to the minute reports from Facebook https://atributetocuddle.blogspot.com/2 ... uddle.html
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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby ian holmes » Tue May 05, 2020 1:20 am

I really felt like it had been a quiet week down at the Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway this week. Perhaps I was wrong. https://atributetocuddle.blogspot.com/2 ... uddle.html
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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby ian holmes » Tue May 12, 2020 12:07 am

This weeks blog report from the Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway layout https://atributetocuddle.blogspot.com/2 ... urned.html
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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby chris stockdale » Tue May 12, 2020 7:02 am

Hi Ian,

Love the rusty corrugated iron.

Cheers,

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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby ian holmes » Wed May 13, 2020 11:59 am

chris stockdale wrote:Hi Ian,

Love the rusty corrugated iron.

Cheers,


Thanks Chris. It took me. A while to find the downloadable textures on the internet. But it definitely looks the part.
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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby ian holmes » Mon May 18, 2020 2:00 am

This weeks Cuddle layout progress report is up now. https://atributetocuddle.blogspot.com/2 ... y-tin.html
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Re: The Cuddle Shale Oil Company Tramway.

Postby ian holmes » Mon May 25, 2020 3:27 pm

A blog report on a week of relative inactivity at Cuddle https://atributetocuddle.blogspot.com/2 ... s-own.html
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