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giles b



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My fellow operator on Sunday, Chris Ford, took this picture of the layout, which he describes as Our Man in Havana meets Minories.


He always seemed to be at the controls when people came to talk about the models. Apparently one comment was "You can almost smell the dust and dog s***" - well, who wouldn't want to keep a layout with those accolades Laughing
I'd forgotten that there was a probable invitation for 2019, so it looks as if a final decision on Puerto Paseo's future can be left a bit longer.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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[b]Which part of the layout, does the aforesaid Mr Ford think looks like a component of a vacuum cleaner?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vacuum cleaners? Our Man in Havana/The Man in the White Suit - am I getting my film references mixed up?? Mr Ford is to be absolved of all blame in this respect; it was a member of the public who passed the second comment, while I was elsewhere at the show. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I won't speak of the film, but in the original Graham Green novel ("Our Man in Havana") sketches of what are supposed to be secret military installations are based on vacuum cleaner parts.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah! Thanks for that. I'd been concentrating on the possible Alec Guinness connections. Embarassed Perhaps a broken vacuum cleaner will have to be added to the pile of junk outside the forge.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giles,

Why not a Vacuum cleaning van?

The LT&S example still exists at Mangapps Farm. A spare triang small crane chassis would be very suitable.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=railway+vacuum+cleaning+van&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=f3-Cc0ZR8JNKzM%253A%252CMeoXl-mSGg7U4M%252C_&usg=__fTbJErvnTSDBgxZsd7k_esgHTJQ%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjesMXrrMnaAhUTPsAKHTFVD1UQ9QEIMTAE#imgrc=f3-Cc0ZR8JNKzM:[/url]

If you would like drawings I believe there are some in Midland Wagons Vol 2, by R Essery which I could scan and send to you by email
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or even a narrow gauge version of this...

https://goo.gl/images/i5pxo5
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I'm out of spare crane underframes I shouldn't think a model of one of these vans is likely, just now. What were they used for, and why did they need to be mobile? Station staff must have had dustpans and brooms, and as for carriage cleaning - it seems a bit OTT.
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