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Building Yeovil Pen Mill in EM.

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Dear Andrew, i could not find a way to send you a private message, but my question could be inappropriate?
I hope i dont offend you to ask it here out in the open, if so ask Martin do delete everything and or send me a pm.
Or if Martin find this inappropriate delete it please.

How are you and your three kids doing?
My offer still stands to get a small holiday here in the Netherlands, some small escape.

With best regards and wishing you all the best Igor K
 
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Hi Igor,

Sorry, there is no private message system on here.

Instead, you can contact another member privately by email if they have provided their email address for the purpose.

Click on Andrew's name on the left of his posts to go to his Profile. Then click on the About tab to see his email address.

Please post again here to let me know when you have done so. I will then remove your kind message, which is currently showing on the public forum.

cheers,

Martin.
 
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Dear Andrew, i could not find a way to send you a private message, but my question could be inappropriate?
I hope i dont offend you to ask it here out in the open, if so ask Martin do delete everything and or send me a pm.
Or if Martin find this inappropriate delete it please.

How are you and your three kids doing?
My offer still stands to get a small holiday here in the Netherlands, some small escape.

With best regards and wishing you all the best Igor K
Hello Igor
I'm overwhelmed by your offer and by your trusting generosity. You, therefore, don't offend me in the slightest, quite the opposite infact, to offer a complete stranger a place to stay is both courageous and very generous, and I thank you for this very much indeed, perhaps more than you might imagine.
To answer your question, were are broadly speaking ok, but I'm not pretending it's an easy transition from being a married man to being a widower, because it isn't, as I'm sure you can imagine! As I am still gainfully employed despite my age, I'd find it difficult to get away easily at the moment, partly at any rate, because this is one of our busiest times of year. I'm not however dismissing the idea and perhaps we might continue this conversation at some point via email as it doesn't seem directly relevant to building model trackwork!!
My email is andrew at artoflivingcookshop dot co dot uk

Thank you again
Andrew
 
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Hi Igor,

Sorry, there is no private message system on here.

Instead, you can contact another member privately by email if they have provided their email address for the purpose.

Click on Andrew's name on the left of his posts to go to his Profile. Then click on the About tab to see his email address.

Please post again here to let me know when you have done so. I will then remove your kind message, which is currently showing on the public forum.

cheers,

Martin.
Hello Martin
Thank you for your thoughtful reply. If Igor wants it removed then please do so and I find that understandable. Dont however remove from my point of view, as I have been deeply touched by his thoughtfulness and because (and I know its just one man who's made me this offer) I think it shows how very caring a community we have here on the Templot Forum. Something that we can all be deeply proud of.
Kind regards
Andrew
 
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Hayfield

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Andrew

Good to see you posting and I think we are all thinking of you and your family, in one way having something to distract you helps adjust to what will be the new normality, it will never be the same but with after loosing both parents its only the good memories that survive

This weekend I tried the seafood trailer in a local pub car park, and bought some fresh cockles. Every night when on holiday with my parents at Margate we stopped at the seafood stall and bought a plate of cockles or whelks

Some time ago I bought some closed cell foam sheet from C&L (I dont know if they still sell it as what they sell now is describes as rubberised cork https://www.clfinescale.co.uk/onlin...ED-CORK-SHEET-1-M-X-0-5-M-X-3-0-MM-p129151279

If you buy some use either latex or some other rubberised adhesive, for sticking the cork to the baseboard, track to the foam and the ballast. I use Copydex as an impact glue for fixing the foam to the baseboard, neat to fix the track to the foam (weigh the track down) then dilute 50/50 with water to fix the ballast in place as you would with PVA. Dont use PVA as it locks everything up !!!

I have also tried one of the new polymer glues with excellent results https://www.multifixbury.com/290ml-...IM9xYCCP97DRdcw9GoLx0DBp16cIgWEIaAr71EALw_wcB For both laying the foam to the baseboard and track to the foam, like Latex/Copydex it dries with a bit of flexibility

Keep well and if you are at the Alley Paly show I will be on the C&L stand pop over and say hello
 
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Efoam is where I got some from, it comes in various thickness and they can supply with self-adhesive backing (I found that very useful and a great time saver). As far as I can tell the EFP30 is the same as that sold by C&L and others (I was told that they used to get it from Norman Solomons but that was more than one owner into the past). Efoam also sell Plastazote, though I doubt the extra expense is justified for our needs.
 
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Hello Igor
I'm overwhelmed by your offer and by your trusting generosity. You, therefore, don't offend me in the slightest, quite the opposite infact, to offer a complete stranger a place to stay is both courageous and very generous, and I thank you for this very much indeed, perhaps more than you might imagine.
To answer your question, were are broadly speaking ok, but I'm not pretending it's an easy transition from being a married man to being a widower, because it isn't, as I'm sure you can imagine! As I am still gainfully employed despite my age, I'd find it difficult to get away easily at the moment, partly at any rate, because this is one of our busiest times of year. I'm not however dismissing the idea and perhaps we might continue this conversation at some point via email as it doesn't seem directly relevant to building model trackwork!!
My email is andrew@artoflivingcokshop.co.uk

Thank you again
Andrew
I think that should read ****cookshop***
Regards
Tony.

EDIT. That might be one way to defeat the spammers, but I see Andrew has now altered his original post to correct the unfortunate typo.
 
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I think that should read ****cookshop***
Regards
Tony.

EDIT. That might be one way to defeat the spammers, but I see Andrew has now altered his original post to correct the unfortunate typo.
Hello Tony
Well observed!! But no twas not me who corrected it.... Maybe our glorious leader sneaked in before anyone saw it....!
Kind regards
Andrew
 
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Andrew

Good to see you posting and I think we are all thinking of you and your family, in one way having something to distract you helps adjust to what will be the new normality, it will never be the same but with after loosing both parents its only the good memories that survive

This weekend I tried the seafood trailer in a local pub car park, and bought some fresh cockles. Every night when on holiday with my parents at Margate we stopped at the seafood stall and bought a plate of cockles or whelks

Some time ago I bought some closed cell foam sheet from C&L (I dont know if they still sell it as what they sell now is describes as rubberised cork https://www.clfinescale.co.uk/onlin...ED-CORK-SHEET-1-M-X-0-5-M-X-3-0-MM-p129151279

If you buy some use either latex or some other rubberised adhesive, for sticking the cork to the baseboard, track to the foam and the ballast. I use Copydex as an impact glue for fixing the foam to the baseboard, neat to fix the track to the foam (weigh the track down) then dilute 50/50 with water to fix the ballast in place as you would with PVA. Dont use PVA as it locks everything up !!!

I have also tried one of the new polymer glues with excellent results https://www.multifixbury.com/290ml-...IM9xYCCP97DRdcw9GoLx0DBp16cIgWEIaAr71EALw_wcB For both laying the foam to the baseboard and track to the foam, like Latex/Copydex it dries with a bit of flexibility

Keep well and if you are at the Alley Paly show I will be on the C&L stand pop over and say hello
Hello John
Thank you for your thoughtful words. Yes, the familiar can bring back strong emotions!
I've never been to the Alley Pally show and I'm still not got back to doing any modeling either as yet, but I'm sure I'll get there. When's the show?
Andrew
 
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And the oddest things hit you - or at least me .... Suddenly coming across a big valentines display in the supermarket - even though my late wife hated all that, and I knew its coming up.

Sorting through photographs is another ... I've been meaning to put them all in an album for ages: the good, bad and the ugly and I'm happily sorting through a load of indifferent views of a holiday years ago in Guernsey and wham! there's a photo in the middle of them of my wife in Barcelona looking like she's really enjoying herself. I'm hoping over time I'll look at these photos will happy memories - but I'm not at that stage yet.

Its a slow old process I'm afraid

All the best, and look after yourself

Richard
 
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Hayfield

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Andrew

Great to hear from you, the show is the 19th and 20th of March, Warner's now sponsor and promote the Model Railways clubs annual show and in my opinion taken it to a new level. The big layouts and most of the larger traders are in the main hall, the small hall seems to house the more specialist traders and has loads of demonstrators as well as layouts, To me it seems a very relaxed show and always something interesting to see. The demonstration stands are my favourites as I love seeing things being made, plus they seem to have a large early style layout (tinplate of Hornby Dublo 3 rail)

It just has a friendly atmosphere and some mouth watering layouts, if you do come do come and say hello as I will be helping Phil out on the C&L stand

Sundays are quieter and if driving much easier on the nerves, free parking and courtesy busses from the car parks. If you don't go through central London and have a modern car there is no congestion charging. Many come by train if you don't fancy driving in North London

As I said good to see you posting
 
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Efoam is where I got some from, it comes in various thickness and they can supply with self-adhesive backing (I found that very useful and a great time saver). As far as I can tell the EFP30 is the same as that sold by C&L and others (I was told that they used to get it from Norman Solomons but that was more than one owner into the past). Efoam also sell Plastazote, though I doubt the extra expense is justified for our needs.
Hello Stephen
I like the idea of it being self adhesive. A good time saver and presumably stays put where you want it to stay.
Kind regards
Andrew
 
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And the oddest things hit you - or at least me .... Suddenly coming across a big valentines display in the supermarket - even though my late wife hated all that, and I knew its coming up.

Sorting through photographs is another ... I've been meaning to put them all in an album for ages: the good, bad and the ugly and I'm happily sorting through a load of indifferent views of a holiday years ago in Guernsey and wham! there's a photo in the middle of them of my wife in Barcelona looking like she's really enjoying herself. I'm hoping over time I'll look at these photos will happy memories - but I'm not at that stage yet.

Its a slow old process I'm afraid

All the best, and look after yourself

Richard
Hello Richard
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings with me / us. Family photos are also pretty hard for me at the moment as well. I got out a stack of them just after she died in August and actually really enjoyed looking at them. But now I'm almost afraid to look at them because of my reaction to them, of the awful sadness and longing that they bring up. 6 months on its really hitting home now that I'll never see her again, which sounds odd after that length of time. But that's how it is for me. We are all different in the way we react death I think. What is helpful, I find, though is talking about it.....very healing if uncomfortable at times.
Thanks again
Andrew
 
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Andrew

Great to hear from you, the show is the 19th and 20th of March, Warner's now sponsor and promote the Model Railways clubs annual show and in my opinion taken it to a new level. The big layouts and most of the larger traders are in the main hall, the small hall seems to house the more specialist traders and has loads of demonstrators as well as layouts, To me it seems a very relaxed show and always something interesting to see. The demonstration stands are my favourites as I love seeing things being made, plus they seem to have a large early style layout (tinplate of Hornby Dublo 3 rail)

It just has a friendly atmosphere and some mouth watering layouts, if you do come do come and say hello as I will be helping Phil out on the C&L stand

Sundays are quieter and if driving much easier on the nerves, free parking and courtesy busses from the car parks. If you don't go through central London and have a modern car there is no congestion charging. Many come by train if you don't fancy driving in North London

As I said good to see you posting
Thanks again John, and youre doing a good selling job on the show as well!
Andrew
 
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Hayfield

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Andrew

I expect you have missed the news that C&L have now new EM track bases, they have thicker 1.6mm thick sleepers and come in either 3 bolt S1 chairs or 2 bolt GWR chairs. They have keys in the chairs and come in 60' panels with 12" sleepers at both ends. This track base matches the new EMGS and Finetrack turnouts

The older thinner track base will also still be available
 
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Hi Andrew,

What you've posted so far looks fantastic indeed! I'll follow this thread with great interest.

This thread was pointed out to me elsewhere with a suggestion to ask you, since I'm also planning my own representation of Pen Mill: have there been any drawings of the station building, tower, and goods shed ever published? I can't swim well enough to just hop over to Yeovil with a tape measure...
 
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Hi Andrew,

What you've posted so far looks fantastic indeed! I'll follow this topic with great interest.

This topic was pointed out to me elsewhere with a suggestion to ask you, since I'm also planning my own representation of Pen Mill: have there been any drawings of the station building, tower, and goods shed ever published? I can't swim well enough to just hop over to Yeovil with a tape measure...
Hello Xen
I'm very sorry to be a little late in answering your question. And all the more since my answer is not what you want to hear. No I've not seen any drawings published. I've relied on two or three books to give me most of the information I have on the subject of Pen Mill. I've not made any progress on the layout in the last year and a half or so unfortunately and find myself a little out of touch. If you want me to look them out, I'm very happy to do so. Just let me know and I shall pay my shed a visit!

Apologies again. for the rather long delay.
Kind regards
Andrew
 
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Hello Xen
I'm very sorry to be a little late in answering your question. And all the more since my answer is not what you want to hear. No I've not seen any drawings published. I've relied on two or three books to give me most of the information I have on the subject of Pen Mill. I've not made any progress on the layout in the last year and a half or so unfortunately and find myself a little out of touch. If you want me to look them out, I'm very happy to do so. Just let me know and I shall pay my shed a visit!

Apologies again. for the rather long delay.
Kind regards
Andrew
Hi Andrew,

No need to apologise, life can be busy. Thank you for the offer, I'd be very interested... if you could tell me the titles of the books, perhaps I can track them down for my own library. I have two from Middleton Press focussing on Yeovil and the area which are a good start for me, but one can never have too much in the way of references!
 
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Hayfield

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Hello Xen
I'm very sorry to be a little late in answering your question. And all the more since my answer is not what you want to hear. No I've not seen any drawings published. I've relied on two or three books to give me most of the information I have on the subject of Pen Mill. I've not made any progress on the layout in the last year and a half or so unfortunately and find myself a little out of touch. If you want me to look them out, I'm very happy to do so. Just let me know and I shall pay my shed a visit!

Apologies again. for the rather long delay.
Kind regards
Andrew

Andrew

So good to see you replying even if its to report no progress. Good to know that you still are keeping up with Templot Club
 
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