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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Peter-S » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:52 pm

andyd wrote:
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:sorry: Peter only just saw this.

Great set up you have there and the model planes too,
No worries Andy :)

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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Peter-S » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:55 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
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That's an amazing layout. Is that in your attic, Peter?
Thanks Andrew. Yes in the attic. The advantage of having an older house with less cross beams than modern stuff coupled with having been here a long time giving me the chance to build it gradually. I'm thinking it could get a bit of use over the next three weeks or so!
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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Caprifan Rob » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:54 am

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Very impressive Peter, takes some dedication that :applaud:

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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Peter-S » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:26 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:
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Very impressive Peter, takes some dedication that :applaud:
Thanks Rob :D
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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:38 am

Peter actully employs a team of 2000 '00' gauge navvies, in 00 gauge temporary camps. Those tiny workers did all the hard work. His wife actually grafts hardest, making 6000 00-gauge meals a day: 2000 1:76.2-scale full English breakfasts in the morning, two tiny cheese and pickle sandwiches at noon, each half a millimetre in circumference, followed by a hearty microscopic dinner of beef and ale stew.

All Peter does is provide their pay, two shillings and sixpence a week. But as this is actual size, the hapless workmen have to work all through the night getting the huge coins to the 00-gauge bank. And he has the manager turn them away, as he has done every morning for five years. Terribly cruel really.
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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by mjcapri » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:54 pm

Peter-S wrote:
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andyd wrote:
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removing the chimney in the attic :roll:
To make room for something worthwhile? ;)

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So thats the famous model railway Peter.... ;)

Very impressive, needs some diesels and/or a conductor rail though! 8-)

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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:17 pm

Just had this email and thought of you peter .

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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Peter-S » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:55 pm

mjcapri wrote:
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So thats the famous model railway Peter.... ;)

Very impressive, needs some diesels and/or a conductor rail though! 8-)
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Just above the signal box in this pic you might spot a yellow front end. This is actually a diesel. There are two others on the layout but they are out numbered 7:1 by 'proper' engines :lol:
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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:57 pm

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To make room for something worthwhile? ;)

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Wow Peter. This is proper amazing mate. :applaud:

But due to the coronavirus business are you running them on a restricted service at the moment Peter..... :shock:.... :sorry:... :lol:
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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by mjcapri » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:39 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
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Just had this email and thought of you peter .

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Is the bird in the pink top ‘working’ do we think? It’s the way she’s stood.... ;) :? :lol:

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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Admin » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:35 am

mjcapri wrote:
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Is the bird in the pink top ‘working’ do we think? It’s the way she’s stood.... ;) :? :lol:
We'll bow to your better knowledge Mark :lol:

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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Admin » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:38 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:57 pm

Wow Peter. This is proper amazing mate. :applaud:

But due to the coronavirus business are you running them on a restricted service at the moment Peter..... :shock:.... :sorry:... :lol:
Cheers Nick

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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by pbar » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:46 am

I like your setup a lot Peter, looks brilliant. I have an interest in these and all things model too. Used to have a good layout, some years ago now and not to the level/detail which you have achieved, but still, I loved it. Good times, have often thought that if the time comes that I can't/won't do the classic car thing anymore that I may return to it.

The first car and transport show of the year for me is usually in April, an annual local event which is in conjunction with a model railway exhibition, that's a great little show, classic cars and model railways, Heaven!

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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Peter-S » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:52 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
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Just had this email and thought of you peter .

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Hornby have a display area/shop about a mile from me but I've never been. The wife was saying a while back that we could go this week as we had booked a week off. Nice thought while it lasted :lol:
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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by ESSEXV6ESSEX » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:42 pm

If you are into models, this popped up on my YouTube capri recommendations the other day. Remember those well. Very creative and good skills.

https://youtu.be/Jqxa2BuKN4A

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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:53 pm

Just had a thought I wonder if Doctor Brooklands has been called up to join the fight ? :lol:
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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:28 am

First any update on the plane Peter ?
Also Spotted these , not something I would have thought of ......

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Nick informed me that the blowup doll is called Nicola :lol: and before you email me Noel they are £75 each the masks I don’t know :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Peter-S » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:00 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
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First any update on the plane Peter ?
Coming along slowly Jason. Has some paint on it but, remember, I do have a railway to run as well :D
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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Jasonmarie » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:01 am

Sounds like your having fun hope you saw the fly over for captain Tom on bbc1 this morning :beer:
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Re: The Chinese coronavirus

Post by Jasonmarie » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:20 pm

Just seen this on sky news

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