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Postby Jon Randall » Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:57 pm

Thanks everybody for your kind comments.

The horticulturists came back and planted some Common Osiers last night.

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I'm trying to plant in blocks to give the impression of a man-made environment.

Need to tidy things up tonight as
a/ I can't find things :twisted:
b/ The mrs wants to get into the freezer :roll:
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Postby dr5euss » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:02 pm

That looks really good, Jon; what are the taller things?

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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:03 pm

Some sort of plant life. :wink:

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Postby dr5euss » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:05 pm

Ahhhhhhhhh, thanks Nick :| :wink:

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Postby Bob Taylor » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:08 pm

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Postby Jon Randall » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:08 pm

The taller things are the Common Osiers :!: :wink:
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Postby Jon Randall » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:09 pm

I suppose you're going to ask what the shorter things are next, are you :?: :wink:
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:42 pm

Jon Randall wrote:I suppose you're going to ask what the shorter things are next, are you :?: :wink:


Weeds?

Looks good Jon :D
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Postby Jon Randall » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:27 pm

Way back Steve Bennett wrote:

John's suggestion of cooked fish threw up another idea . The triangle at the front could house a smoker, for smoking the fish.

So I built it tonight.
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This was the first one at the lake before it had become commercial. Business must have been good because a new one has turned up from here




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Unfortunately the smoke stacks are too high to shut the lid of the suitcase so I'll have to mount them on a removeable subframe.
A veiw of both together.
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Postby dr5euss » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:59 pm

Fantastic Jon, I couldn't believe it was real until I saw the link. You'll have to take a copy of the picture to the show wiuth you 8)

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:01 pm

Great Jon, never thought you would take the suggestion seriously :) .
The first one is the kind of thing I was thinking of, but the deluxe one is sure to become a talking point. Now I know you are as nuts as me :lol:
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Postby Oztrainz » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:12 pm

:?: is the smoker going to smoke :?:
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:10 pm

Thanks George, Steve and Jon.
Yes I'm gnuts but gnot enough to make it smoke, yet.

Quandary time.
This is where the layout is now, (Carl says you have to have a gimmick, well I've got the kitchen sink) :twisted: I hear you cry Steve :lol:
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Now do a put up a corugated iron shed or not :?:
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A couple of close-up shots
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Postby dr5euss » Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:17 pm

I like the idea of having a building in that corner, I'm just thinking about the roofline though.

How about having an apex from the front, as you have it now, but change the roof over the two sidings to a lean to sloping down towards the back?

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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:17 pm

Brilliant Jon, the sink is a really nice touch and adds plenty of character to a layout already stuffed with it.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:03 am

Having a building in the front corner works well Jon. I think reducing the length of the extension on the left where the sink is, would give a better balance. Another possible would be to rotate the sink 90 degrees and have it under a canopy tacked on to a building over the track, not sure if that would still allow space for the smokers though. Just an idea.
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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:19 pm

Thanks for all your feedback. It was frustrating me as a building in that corner appealed to me but that one needed more space.
This is building mock-up Mk2
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This to me looks like a progression of buildng as the as the old smoker is now out of use and the new one has had to be relocated further away as it is too big to fit.

The plan is to wall in the back of the shed with a fairly large window to encourage people to look through. I'm not worried about hiding the new smoker as it is big enough to take care of itself.

Now the front left corner looks bare :roll:
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Postby Bob Taylor » Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:52 pm

Only because there's no rolling stock.

Looking very good.



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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:21 pm

Thanks Bob.
I've started on the rolling stock today but it's rained too much to spray-paint them. Hopefully tomorrow night :roll:
Must be finished in 6 nights, started to worry now a bit :twisted:
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Postby Glen A » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:25 pm

The layout takes on a different transformation with that building.
I think the 2nd one looks better, a bit less dominating.
Plus you don’t want to draw too much attention away from the great job you have done on the pond.
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Postby Jon Randall » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:05 pm

Cheers Bob and Glen.
Here's the final mock-up.
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Bulding will begin tonight.

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Oops gnearly forgot. I built and painted them last night. I'm sorry if the quality of the photos are poor by my monitor broke so I'm using a fuzzy CRT :(
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It does fill the area up a bit Bob.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:01 pm

The building does look better balanced that way around Jon. Still fairly dominant, but I guess any building on that size layout is going to. Looking forward to seeing how you finish it.

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:21 pm

Looking good Jon :D
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Postby Bob Taylor » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:15 pm

With some stock now it does seem more "balanced". Looking very good.



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Postby Jon Randall » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:46 pm

Thanks again.
This evening we got the hammers and nails out and knocked the framework together.
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Sorry about the lighting but I knew that I wouldn't have got around to photos before I started work on it tomorrow :roll:
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