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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: The wanderer returns...   The wanderer returns... EmptyTue May 31, 2011 7:40 pm

... hi all.

Well, after an absence of some 4 months, i am back... (don't tell me, no-one noticed! Cool )

It's been a long, hard winter without a doubt - the SCGR has sustained quite a bit of frost damage in that time. Not that such setbacks would ordinarily have worried a younger, fitter man I'm sure - this year though, I have suffered with some severe mobility problems in my shoulder - perhaps befitting a fifty-something - which have made repairs very difficult, if not actually impossible. It's been a bit tough too on the job front - after another 4 months 'between contracts' I have finally landed a 3-month contract at Basingstoke - not exactly local, but commutable - just.

To be honest the idea of being outside trying to get the line operational again - cutting back the encroaching vegetation, sorting all the electrical continuity problems - repairing all the frost damage - filled me with despondency. Add to that the fact that the Fotopic site went to the wall, taking with it most of my web-sites picture galleries, and I was about ready to chuck the whole lot in. So I retreated back to what i suppose i know best - making figures. Yes, i know, boooorring.... but i guess that's the beauty of a hobby like this, it can be so many things to so many people.Over the last few weeks i have also managed to move (most of) the picture galleries to PhotoBucket, hopefully that will give a bit more stability to the web-site.

Anyway, here i am - and i am delighted to see the old stalwarts still posting away merrily! I don't suppose i will be posting with anything like the regularity of before - simply because i won't be running trains for the foreseeable until my shoulder problem gets sorted, so not really that much to contribute - but i will try and get into the discussions a bit more.

Best wishes to all

Clive

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Clive

Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

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PostSubject: Re: The wanderer returns...   The wanderer returns... EmptyTue May 31, 2011 8:02 pm

I am so glad to have you back. I won't be the last to say that.
4 months has gone quickly but you were missed.

Nothing boring about figures. What's the latest then ?
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

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PostSubject: Re: The wanderer returns...   The wanderer returns... EmptyTue May 31, 2011 9:09 pm

4 months !!! Yes I had missed you too. Nice that you are back, be nice to have something other than bloody deisels to read about.

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Bearcastle

Bearcastle

Location : Brie

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PostSubject: Re: The wanderer returns...   The wanderer returns... EmptyTue May 31, 2011 9:16 pm

Yes, missed your wonderfull little hand made man, not saying a lot, just enjoying seeing them built
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: The wanderer returns...   The wanderer returns... EmptyTue May 31, 2011 9:59 pm

Great to see you back Clive, but sorry to hear of your health problems!
No trains? figures boring? No way. I've always said that an interesting railway layout is a series of scenes linked by a railway line, and after all there are only so many different angles you can take a picture from! Any new figures? I'd better start saving my pennies (or centimes!)

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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: The wanderer returns...   The wanderer returns... EmptyTue May 31, 2011 10:33 pm

Wow, thanks for the kind words, people!

I guess you could say i've been quite prolific in my figure production - I am currently on my twelfth since the one i last posted about on here! An interesting cross-section of characters (at least, I like to think so!) pictures of which I hope to share in the near future.

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Clive

Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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KleineDicke

KleineDicke

Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

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PostSubject: Re: The wanderer returns...   The wanderer returns... EmptyWed Jun 01, 2011 4:12 am

Glad you're back, Clive. Sorry to hear about your maladies and hope you're recovering. Good to hear you've landed a job, even if it is only temporary. Having a job to get up for and go to evey morning does wonders for one's psyche. I've been fortunate to have continuous employment at the same chemical plant - through 4 owners - for 32+ years.

I can't wait to see pix of your latest creations.

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of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

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PostSubject: Re: The wanderer returns...   The wanderer returns... EmptyWed Jun 01, 2011 8:18 am

Nice to see you back Clive and hope that your shoulder improves. I guess towards 60 is a watershed where you get to meet some very nice anaethetists, at least I have.

I find figures very interesting and just as much as some of the more complicated engineering exercises, which I don't always understand, so please keep posting as much as possible.

Thinking about it could you do me an anaethetist figure, I am sure she would be flattered.
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

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PostSubject: Re: The wanderer returns...   The wanderer returns... EmptyThu Jun 02, 2011 7:24 am

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[I have suffered with some severe mobility problems in my shoulder - perhaps befitting a fifty-something - which have made repairs very difficult, if not actually impossible. ]


Good to see you back in circulation on here Clive, just wait until your 65 +. so lets see some pictures.
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bruce

bruce

Location : Derbyshire, England

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PostSubject: Re: The wanderer returns...   The wanderer returns... EmptySat Jun 04, 2011 3:43 pm

Hi Clive, good to see you back... looking forward to seeing the new figures!

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GWhizz

GWhizz

Location : Charente, France

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PostSubject: Re: The wanderer returns...   The wanderer returns... EmptySun Jun 05, 2011 7:18 pm

NO! We noticed!

Great to have you back!

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