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The great weeping willow challenge/ Le grand défi du saule pleurier

One of the great things about model-making is that it makes you look hard at how things really are. And then hopefully exercise your ingenuity over how to reproduce them. It’s a shame that it is generally seen as a … Continue reading

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Some small additions De petites additions.

I’ve been busy with a number of smaller tasks on Sulle, shown in the accompanying pictures. The back scene is now complete (I had left the very last section while I figured out how to merge the foreground and background … Continue reading

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The overall roof in place/ La marquise en place

The station overall roof is more or less complete – other than some discrete weathering… La marquise est fini, sauf un peu de patinage…

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Good progress/ Du progrès excellent

Further progress in the last couple of days. The intermediate roof beams are now in place and the frame is virtually complete. Today’s job has been the production of the feet of the support pillars, soldered and filed up from … Continue reading

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The overall roof – good progress. La marquise – beaucoup de progrès.

Work has continued on the frame work the overall roof. In fact it has been quicker than I expected. The main trusses are all done and soldered in place with the first longitudinals. The more that is added, the stronger … Continue reading

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Empty vessels….are world class.

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We in Britain are regularly regaled with the claim that every next new thing is going to be ‘world class’. Methinks the country doth protest too much: anywhere that needs to bang on like this with…

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A change is as good as a rest/ un changement vaut un repos

One of the great things about model making is the wide range of challenges it presents. I am not very skilled at soldering – but there was no alternative for producing the girder framework for the overall roof. So here … Continue reading

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Sulle on film: Sulle sur vidéo

  After a few days of electrical works, I am pleased to say that Sulle is back in something like working order. To celebrate, I have yielded to demands emanating from across the Channel for some video footage. There is … Continue reading

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Sulle, September 2018

I’ve taken the plunge and dismantled the layout – in order to do some electrical work underneath. This meant separating baseboards that hadn’t been split since I did the scenic work. Luckily, everything went without major damage being done. This … Continue reading

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Le buffet de la gare

I’ve just completed the latest building for Sulle: the station buffet. Based, as per the main building on the one at Guéret near Limoges. A delight to make, especially as it did not take anything like the 18 months of … Continue reading

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