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Greg and Pegi,
I am saddened to hear of the loss of your dear pets. I am sure they are in a better place now with their suffering at an end.

I hope you consider acquiring a new pet or two soon.
Mike



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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday 30MAR2021
« on: March 20, 2021, 08:25:16 AM »
I'm back! I have been without broadband for a month. Not a good thing in lockdown. I have a lot to do sorting out the new house. Sorting out the central heating was a nightmare. Apparently it works off Wifi. The boss had a 2-hour crash course on it and now we are sucking diesel. Slowly sorting out my stuff (12 estate car loads) - funny how we acquire modelling things. The downside is the wife now knows how much I have got :( . Back to unpacking. BTW Mark seems to be on a different time zone to me - I know he is usually 5 hours behind - but today he is 10 days ahead!
Mike ;)

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Scale Models "Dead Horse Bay" HO kit #230
« on: February 18, 2021, 01:13:34 PM »
Hey Mike:

Very well done.

Karl
Thanks very much for your support Karl.
Mike :)

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Scale Models "Dead Horse Bay" HO kit #230
« on: February 18, 2021, 01:12:57 PM »
Thanks very much Greg we are looking forward to a slower pace of life/
Mike ;)


Right.....with all the new layout you have to build and the new master bedroom remodel, it doesn't look like a slower pace to me.  ;D
Hi Greg,
Personally I will not be any slower. However Taunton, though it is the county town of Somerset, is actually population wise smaller than Maidenhead. Also Somerset has 19% the density of the population of Berkshire. Folk speak and think slower to my mind. Dreckly (directly) is the local speak for manyana. I plan to use one room for British layouts and the other for American. I will keep in touch when I eventually get there.
Mike ;)

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Scale Models "Dead Horse Bay" HO kit #230
« on: February 16, 2021, 06:01:35 PM »
Thanks very much Greg we are looking forward to a slower pace of life/
Mike ;)

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Scale Models "Dead Horse Bay" HO kit #230
« on: February 16, 2021, 08:46:53 AM »
Thanks very much Curt and George.
Mike :)

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Scale Models "Dead Horse Bay" HO kit #230
« on: February 15, 2021, 12:17:14 PM »
Final pictures until I create a diorama. We are moving house on Monday. Unfortunately the seller has just advised that he will not be ready in time. So we will need to move to our second home and wait it out. This means I will be off the radar a bit but as Arnie would say "I will be back!".
I have not glued down the tower yet as I need to transport this baby to Somerset in the boot (trunk) of my car. The tower is more than a little delicate...............
Thanks everybody for watching. I intend combining Dead Horse Bay, Execution Rocks, Oyster Hill, Bandit's Roost, Cundy Harbour and Seabiscuits into one diorama on my planned layout. I hope to post some pictures one day. I have only to complete Bandit's Roost as all the others are now built.
Mike

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Scale Models "Dead Horse Bay" HO kit #230
« on: February 15, 2021, 12:08:09 PM »
Looking good, Mike.

When I scratch build stairs I cut 4"x4" squares our of the end of the treads where the posts will go.  I then cut my posts longer to get fixing onto the side of the stringer.  this gives far better fixing and is more prototypical.  You can imagine you would want those posts to be pretty strong - so in this way you could add a couple of coach bolts attaching the post to the stringer.  Easy to model with nut-bolt-washer castings for added detail.

Cheers, Mark.
Thanks Mark. You are right it is not perfect. I'm afraid I was in a bit of rush to get this building done. Unfortunately it would take a bit more time to correct it right now as I am packing up everything for my move. The last few weeks have been very stressful with several last minute demands from my purchaser.
Mike

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Scale Models "Dead Horse Bay" HO kit #230
« on: February 15, 2021, 12:04:35 PM »
Mike,

Love the outside staircase, great job on it.

Tom  ;D
Thanks Tom it is not perfect as Mark points out. I was in a bit of a rush to get it done in time for the move.
Mike :)

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Scale Models "Dead Horse Bay" HO kit #230
« on: February 15, 2021, 12:03:32 PM »
Good looking progress on that structure, Mike.  That is an odd stair/platform arrangement with the covered shed in the middle, presumably an entrance to the second floor.  Quirky, but I like quirky. 

--Opa George
Yes it is quirky. What follows are the wrap up shots as I to clear my desk for the move. Thanks for your comments.
Mike :)

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Scale Models "Dead Horse Bay" HO kit #230
« on: February 15, 2021, 12:01:50 PM »
Great looking structure Mike.
Thanks Curt for following.
Mike :)

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: February 15, 2021, 04:14:53 AM »
Mark,
Stunning work. Thanks for all the tips I will use them when I come to build mine.Mike :)

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Scale Models "Dead Horse Bay" HO kit #230
« on: February 14, 2021, 01:20:25 PM »
Continuing.........two loading docks and a little ramp needed to be constructed.
Mike

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Scale Models "Dead Horse Bay" HO kit #230
« on: February 14, 2021, 01:18:42 PM »
Continung.............I completed the staircases at the front of the building. I broke the little metal ladder that connects the staircase on the Horvath roof with the lower deck. So I scratchbuilt a wooden one instead. I think it looks OK. The rest of the railings were slowly added. I found it best to leave the posts to set up overnight before adding the railings cut to fit.

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Scale Models "Dead Horse Bay" HO kit #230
« on: February 14, 2021, 01:13:21 PM »
Continuing................the coal bin has been completed. I used Campbell's corrugated suitably etched and weathered.

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