Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews

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Postby Artizen » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:06 am

Isn't it wonderful to see all this really sincere discussion about what started out as a model gate? Wonderful - I am watching from the sidelines.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:30 am

Artizen wrote:Isn't it wonderful to see all this really sincere discussion about what started out as a model gate? Wonderful - I am watching from the sidelines.


The discussion Ian, is not relevant as far as this gate is concerned. :wink:
Now I happens to know that an Ebenezer (no not Scrooge) Shufflebotham made this gate as he has many hundreds in his time as a carpenter in Haltwhistle for the Fell Farmers thereabouts.
Now Shuffle's as he's known locally, on account of his distinctive gait. :lol: [yes gait Gnot Gate] claim to fame is that he's never had a failure of this gate type in the 50 years he's been making them.
OK, if you talk to the farmers thereabouts they'll all have a tale to tell about a broken hinge or a rotten bar however Shuffle soon comes round and puts it to rights. Hence his claim, furthermore he's still using the same spade to dig the posts supports since the day he started, of course, it's had 20 new handles and a tad more new blades but still the same spade. :twisted: :roll:
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Postby AndyA » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:07 am

Gerry Bullock wrote:Now I happens to know that an Ebenezer (no not Scrooge) Shufflebotham made this gate as he has many hundreds in his time as a carpenter in Haltwhistle for the Fell Farmers thereabouts.
Now Shuffle's as he's known locally, on account of his distinctive gait. :lol: [yes gait Gnot Gate] claim to fame is that he's never had a failure of this gate type in the 50 years he's been making them.

OK, if you talk to the farmers thereabouts they'll all have a tale to tell about a broken hinge or a rotten bar however Shuffle soon comes round and puts it to rights. Hence his claim, furthermore he's still using the same spade to dig the posts supports since the day he started, of course, it's had 20 new handles and a tad more new blades but still the same spade. :twisted: :roll:


Sorry for a blatant hijack, but Gerry set me this one as homework.

Shuffle's lad, known locally for some reason as Gooner, was standing at the bar of Ye Olde Gnatterbox, already halfway down his first Legwarmer of the evening. There was a faint odour of horse-manure about him.

"Fine pint Mike" he said to the barman.

"You all finished up at the Greenhouses, then?"

"Yep, and I've put the cart away and mucked out Muffin. Shuffle went home ages ago. I mean fine, he's paying me extra, but..."

"Bad day?" asked Mike, sensing a story that might sell a few more Legwarmers, which the landlord had grossly over-ordered.

"Well, it's like this. We'd just got the thing up - beautiful, it was..."

"Yes, Shuffle never cuts corners. Another?"

"Don't mind if I do, can you put it on the slate? Well, anyway, as I said, we'd just got the thing up, and I was just getting Muffin ready to take the cart away, when out comes the lady - you know her, all airs and graces, we're tradesmen, not craftsmen, that kind of thing."

"I've seen her, but not to talk to, don't even know her name, she never comes in here."

"Well, she wouldn't would she? You don't serve Pinot Grigio, whatever that is. Well anyway, she looks at it and she sez 'it's the wrong way round.' Well, you know Shuffle."

"Only too well, I remember that night..."

"How could I ever forget. Well anyway, in the end out comes the owner to ask what the problem is."

"He's okay, came in here a few times a while ago, then I saw him with a black eye, said he'd walked into a door or something. Haven't seen him in here since."

"Prolly not. Well, Shuffle tells him the gate's just right. And he sez 'if she want's it the other way round, just do it. And she went in and he handed Shuffle some more money and Shuffle just shrugged and sez 'more work for us fixing it later'. I thought he'd explode, so it must have been quite a lot of money. Gi's another - want one yourself, Mike?"

"Right gentlemanly of you: churlish to refuse."

"But anyway, if you think it takes a lot of effort for just two people to put the damn thing up, just think about getting it down again without ruining it. Took us half the afternoon, and by the time we'd finished, well, I think old Shuffle must have been on a promise or something, way he legged it. Still and all, I've enough to settle me slate out of it. Right, those slipped down well. Take these two over to the darts?"

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:39 am

Superb Andy, I Gnew you'd come up trumps.
Still Gnot convinced though that Shuffle will change that gate. :lol:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:41 am

Hilarious Andy, brings back so many memories of evenings spent in the little village pub. I dont remember anybody called Shuffle, but the mental picture your and Gerry's posts created, could fit several of the old characters :D

Oh and there is nothing wrong with hanging the gate the wrong :?: way, it is quite common practice. It allows the gate to drop, which means you have to lift it to move it. Often used that way as livestock are not able to lift it :lol:
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Postby richard andrews » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:52 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: Old shuffle, he's bin back :o :o and fixed another bar to the backside :lol: of the gate ,the right way up!
Then he went off, mumbling to himself That'all teach Her to say MY gates wrong way round!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks lads :) :) :)

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:01 pm

richard andrews wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: Old shuffle, he's bin back :o :o and fixed another bar to the backside :lol: of the gate ,the right way up!
Then he went off, mumbling to himself That'all teach Her to say MY gates wrong way round!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks lads :) :) :)

Regards Richard


Looks like "Her" upat House 'as bin trumped by Shuffle.
She thought he'd Gneed to take gate down to remove strut an' refix it.
:lol: Shuffle knew a quick fix was to add another strut.
Shuffle an' Gooner made it looked like it took all afternoon, didn't want "Her" to think she'd been shortchanged did they. :wink:
Did you hear about the bother they 'ad whilst building the Greenhouse. :twisted:
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Postby richard andrews » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:56 pm

Go on Gerry, tell me :lol: :lol: Her indoors never breathed a word, :oops: :oops:
But the lads did let slip that old shuffles was cussing about them dam FEmales
And wood & glass & where doors should go!! :lol: :lol:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:21 pm

richard andrews wrote:Go on Gerry, tell me :lol: :lol: Her indoors never breathed a word, :oops: :oops:
But the lads did let slip that old Shuffles was cussing about them dam Females
And wood & glass & where doors should go!! :lol: :lol:

Regards Richard


Gnot sure I have the details however talk is that down at Ye Olde Gnatterbox Andrew the Publican (aka AndyA) possibly heard tell of 'em dark days :!: :wink:
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Postby Narrow gauge Nutter » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:22 pm

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And I thought I was the nutter :?
I wish I had never mentioned it....... :oops:

Although, your imagination, and the conversations, are very entertaining :D

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Postby Cross Kitter » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:56 pm

I did hear that Old Shuffle was heard to mutter later on "Never known a night like it, and 'baint looking forward to the journey home n'ither!"

He didn't have his usual rough scrumpy either, after her up at t'manor suggested a wine. He mistook it for she was havin' a moan or that she was a bit teasy or mezzed. Well all hell broke loose then and 'He who has to Obey' gained another right shinner. Fair put Old Shuffle off his 'Old Peculiar' and so he was actually seen in the Lounge bar sipping a Pino Colada :!: Put all the other drinkers off. But just before he keeled over he was heard to say "I'll give her strained pineapple juice" - we think that the Pino Colada must have been spiked, although it didn't have an umbrella on top. :roll:
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Postby MichaelPG » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:29 am

Narrow gauge Nutter wrote:Looking at the first 2 pics, shouldn't the brace on the gate go the other way?


Not if you want to follow 15" gauge prototypes it shouldn't. The firm that built the frame ledge and brace doors for the Perrygrove carriage shed braced them the wrong way round. And one of our goat pens has a gate like that.

However if you are going to model doors and gates with the bracing wrong you need to let them drop a bit - like our carriage shed doors before we rebuilt them, and the unrebuilt goat pen gate.

Love the cats in the model - here's one of ours:-
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:47 am

MichaelPG wrote:Image


Monorail Cat!! :D :D

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Postby MichaelPG » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:33 pm

It's an 0-2-2-0 which we use for track inspection. It hates dogspikes. It loves fishplates. I could go on.... but I wont.

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Postby Artizen » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:40 pm

But can it jump from rail to rail like Danny McGaskill!!!!
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Postby Uncle Tel » Sun May 13, 2012 1:27 pm

[quote="Artizen"]But can it jump from rail to rail like Danny McGaskill!!!![/quote]Hi Richard Good to see you at Sutton Coldfield when at last you watched play trains with my Gn15 layout Ecclestone Manor

Many thanks for your support and pestering into me building the layout now working on a plan for a new one Chebstone Cider Company.

Looks like I will be exhibiting Ecclestone Manor at Warley in 2013

Like the pictures of the new layout

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Postby Moronguhl » Mon May 14, 2012 9:24 am

MichaelPG wrote:It's an 0-2-2-0 which we use for track inspection. It hates dogspikes. It loves fishplates. I could go on.... but I wont.


Groan! Had to be done though.
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Thu May 17, 2012 7:46 am

MichaelPG wrote:It's an 0-2-2-0 which we use for track inspection. It hates dogspikes. It loves fishplates. I could go on.... but I wont.

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Thu May 17, 2012 6:10 pm

Willow Creek Traction wrote:Image


Great photo Forrest :D

I know that look :wink:
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu May 17, 2012 11:16 pm

Forrest and other GN15 gnatterers

Not technically railway orientated, but ther's something about ginger cats.

This view shows a miniature red haired mountain lion relaxing after a day of, well, er, umm.............relaxing.

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Forrest, could they be related ?

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Postby richard andrews » Fri May 25, 2012 7:00 pm

Hi chaps, GREENHOUSE SIDINGS will be having its first outing at the
Shildon Loco Museum, on June 9th & 10th.
Maybe I will see some of you there ??
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Postby Uncle Tel » Fri May 25, 2012 9:43 pm

Have great weekend sorry will not be able to make it

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Postby richard andrews » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:59 pm

Greenhouse Sidings, had its first showing this weekend, it ran very well & I recieved some very nice comments from the public. :oops: :oops:

Thank you all.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:38 pm

richard andrews wrote:Greenhouse Sidings, had its first showing this weekend, it ran very well & I recieved some very nice comments from the public. :oops: :oops:


Thats good to hear, looking forward to seeing it next february, if not before.
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Postby Mike Lee » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:16 am

Saw Greenhouse Sidings in the flesh at Shildon at the weekend :D :D :D excellant little layout :D :D :D best in show for me :D :D :D
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