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Postby Jon Randall » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:16 pm

Thanks all, the visitors loved it especially the little kids with their inquisitive fingers :wink: Their mothers did get :oops: and :evil: but to be fair no damage was done, in fact it often gets more damaged when I pack it to go to a show :roll:
As work is cancelled for tomorrow I was asked to go back again for the Family Fun Day :D

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Your a slave to your art Jon :wink:


Not as much as a slave to the Mrs, she was volunteering at the Middy today and running tomorrow's event so a no-show is a no-go :lol:

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At least it shouldnt take much to get it ready :lol:


It takes longer to find the box I carry it about in than to set it up :D
And then usually another minute to glue the guttering back on, it is rather fragile :roll:

The other layout was a Benelux model and they couldn't believe that it took two minutes to set up and then run non-stop for 7 hours with no worrying about changing points, setting up the stock, fixing electrical shorts etc :D

The only problem is working to a timetable :? :shock: :lol: :roll:
Sorry I meant something to keep you occupied so I took a lot of modelling tools and supplies and sat there making a Gn15 battery mine loco which I will post photos of shortly.
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:07 pm

Well according to feedback from the volunteers of the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway I'm please to say that Tetley Grange went down a storm over the two days. Comments included "See Mum, I can fit a layout in my bedroom" and "I like the way you have big and small layouts displayed". As the other layout was a 13' long HO layout people did look confused when I presumed they meant Tetley Grange was the big one :lol:
Plonking myself in the corner after stealing a table (well we Gnutters are resourceful) I left Tetley Grange running and started the proccess of turning a A4 piece of plasticard into lots of little bits.

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While it was set up I thought I'd get a few more photos of it's current state.

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Postby Jon Randall » Wed May 09, 2012 5:19 pm

Well I've finally managed to carry out a task I've wanted to do for nearly fours years now, no not finish Tetley Grange, I believe a layout is never finished :wink:

I purchased some office chairs from EMA model supplies.

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I put the legs in the spares box and gave the top section a quick spray-paint

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Attached them to the coach

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And with the passengers sited

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Perfect fit
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu May 10, 2012 9:48 am

Like the seats Jon, had wondered about getting some to fit into tender loco's and yours have shown they would be perfect.
They really do look the part on the coach.
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Postby Jon Randall » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:42 pm

One of the jobs I've been meaning to do for quite a while now is lighting.

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The inside light is an led strip and the bollard lights are 3mm leds.
The bollard itself is a milkshake drinking straw and a plasticard cap which was then painted black apart from the lens. The leds themselves are mounted low down to give a glow.
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:00 pm

Looking good :)

Where's the light switches and the cable entry to the shed? :wink:
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Postby Chris18 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:55 am

What an amazing and creative project! Well done!
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:32 pm

Ta all.

More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:
Where's the light switches and the cable entry to the shed? :wink:


Like the prototype the switches are in the light's housings and the cable is armoured, comes up through the floor into a consumer unit :cough: :wink:

Tomorrow Tetley Grange will be at the Model Railway and Engineering show and Miniature Railway Gala held at the East Anglian Railway Museum.

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