Lazy Grange Bay 3...a new start

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Now the package is not the best..a plastic bag .and of the 2 I bought ..1 has lost 2 of the little cones on the branches that the green leaves push onto . But. .if the price is right..the leaves may fit schleich trees?
 

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A small update, the snows have gone, its stopped raining so I can try the track . Quick clean with the trackcleaner loco..and we are off.. 20230130_114443.jpg20230130_114430.jpg20230130_112740.jpg20230130_112652.jpg20230130_093052.jpg20230130_093040.jpg
 
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Cold,damp , and the weather's not good either
Working on the rear yards 20230201_104210.jpg20230201_134917.jpg20230201_134954.jpg20230201_143320.jpg
 
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Nice outside khazi Mr D ! :)
 
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I get the khazi, but being a southerner, what's the other bits attached to the wall?
 
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It's a coal shuttle...working too...20230202_123747.jpg20230202_123739.jpg20230202_130929.jpg20230202_150605.jpg
 

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Must admit never seen a coal hole like that
 

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Must admit never seen a coal hole like that
Presumably it was easier to build than a a coal hole into a cellar, as was more normal in London
 
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Must admit never seen a coal hole like that
Not sure I would call that posh, when I started doing something with the back garden of the previous house I found a flat area my wife said had the coal cubby in times gone by, I think the posh homes had cellars and homeowners didn't need to go outside to get a bucket of coal.
 
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Not sure I would call that posh, when I started doing something with the back garden of the previous house I found a flat area my wife said had the coal cubby in times gone by, I think the posh homes had cellars and homeowners didn't need to go outside to get a bucket of coal.
Ah yes, my Nan lived in a not too posh area of Wakefield and had a cellar for the coal with a metal topped coal hole In the pavement. However not all homes had or even could have cellars, hence outside coal bins.
 
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As a kid, I loved to visit my paternal grandmother in South Philadelphia. Her house was heated by a coal furnace in the cellar. The coal delivery was made by a truck that had compartments in the dump portion. Quarter ton, half ton or full ton could be dumped down the chute, through a window and into the coal bin, which was nothing more than a wood partition built in the front of the cellar.

When I come down in the morning and raise the thermostat, I often think of her. No thermostat, cleaning ashes from the furnace, then shoveling new coal in. Carrying the ashes up the stairs, through the house to the street, to be collected.....
 
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I did wonder.

The house where I was born, that my parents rented, had a cellar, as did many, with coal chutes at ground level under the front windows. So you went down stairs to the cellar to fill up the coal scuttle, and it was b****y cold :mask:
My next door neighbour had the same, whereas our house and the other neighbour had a "lean-to" in the yard for coal.
 
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As a young lad living in Leeds, our house had a coal delivery hatch on the side, that went into the coal hole under the stairs.

However, by then, we were cooking on (later natural) gas, and the coal hole was used as a store cupboard....
 
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Coal holes as I rember them..I can't find the image I want,,but you can unlock the hatch to let the coalman pour in the coal..with out leaving back gate open...he would tally up end of week on payday
 

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Yup, we had that facility in one house in Newport, but in another house it was slightly less high-tech - they just tipped the coal through a manhole in the pavement, straight into the cellar. Rather dusty in there for an hour or so after...
 
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Weather was slightly dryer ...and that let me get a coat of gray prima on..and start painting the brickwork
Also got to test things 20230205_111526.jpg20230205_111538.jpg20230206_125544.jpg20230206_133055.jpg20230206_133026.jpg20230206_133537.jpg20230206_133446.jpg20230206_133230.jpg
 
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Hi Mike


Looking good love the progress since I last saw your railway Mike.
Buildings are looking amazing:)

Regards

Mark
 
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