What happened at your workbench today?

justme igor

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It's a strange fact, that building cathedrals took so long, an apprentice starting at the foundation level would probably expect his grandchildren to be retired before it was completed
A "normal" church was quickly build in 40 years, a cathedral could be up to 140 years of construction.
Dont forget the had not the tools we have right now.
A average bricklayer does a 1000 stones at a day in 8 hours, but everything need to be prepared and no old fashion stuff or carving/cutting.

What about digging out canals....complete army of city people where digging for decades, incl woman and children, minimum age was 5!
Yes you could earn a lifetime income, if everything went all right...or go begging for a dry peace of loaf

The big church in Hoorn in the Netherlands toke 55 years to complete.
Just some facts/history lesson :cool:

Dont forget the church fence, graveyard, outside house and confession building outside the church for the poor people.

With best regards Igor
 
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A "normal" church was quickly build in 40 years, a cathedral could be up to 140 years of construction.
Dont forget the had not the tools we have right now.
A average bricklayer does a 1000 stones at a day in 8 hours, but everything need to be prepared and no old fashion stuff or carving/cutting.

What about digging out canals....complete army of city people where digging for decades, incl woman and children, minimum age was 5!
Yes you could earn a lifetime income, if everything went all right...or go begging for a dry peace of loaf

The big church in Hoorn in the Netherlands toke 55 years to complete.
Just some facts/history lesson :cool:

Dont forget the church fence, graveyard, outside house and confession building outside the church for the poor people.

With best regards Igor
Another snippet, how many people are buried in an average church graveyard?
 
Rhinochugger

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Another snippet, how many people are buried in an average church graveyard?
Is there such a thing as an average church graveyard?
 
David1226

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If a graveyard is described as only average, why are people dying to get into them.

David
 
korm kormsen

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Another snippet, how many people are buried in an average church graveyard?
that is calculable.
number of inhabitants divided by average age gives the number of annual burials. multiplied by age of settlement. (theoretically. in practice most graves are "recycled" more or less every 100 years)
in our time a village of 300 would have about 3 to 4 burials each year (in time of pandemics slightly less, as it seems ;-)
a village of the same size in the 1800s would have had about 6 to 7 yearly.
 
justme igor

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In the Netherlands it depends on the size of the village or city and for how long you paid and if you where important.
In our village we have a church that holds graves from 1400, the familial members where just put on top of them "stacking".
In the graveyards also depends on how long you pay for.
In most dutch graveyards after your time is up, they would indeed recycle the place.
Inside the church you bought your place,it is yours.

Remember i am talking about my own country.

Most very old village graveyards holds 500 graves for a small village(100-500 inhabitants), big village a ~1500.
Some city's hold graveyards upto 15.000 graves.
In Poland there are graveyards upto 500.000 graves.

In my opinion the best ones for in a scenery are the small village graveyards with some family graves( small houses on the graveyard)

Those family houses have a different story....
The family pays upfront for a spot, if the last one is dead, and the next 100 years nothing will happen,then it is recycled...or they bought it...

Best
 
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In the Netherlands it depends on the size of the village or city and for how long you paid and if you where important.
In our village we have a church that holds graves from 1400, the familial members where just put on top of them "stacking".
In the graveyards also depends on how long you pay for.
In most dutch graveyards after your time is up, they would indeed recycle the place.
Inside the church you bought your place,it is yours.

Remember i am talking about my own country.

Most very old village graveyards holds 500 graves for a small village(100-500 inhabitants), big village a ~1500.
Some city's hold graveyards upto 15.000 graves.
In Poland there are graveyards upto 500.000 graves.

In my opinion the best ones for in a scenery are the small village graveyards with some family graves( small houses on the graveyard)

Those family houses have a different story....
The family pays upfront for a spot, if the last one is dead, and the next 100 years nothing will happen,then it is recycled...or they bought it...

Best
Exactly Igor, the graves you see in top are a very small percentage of the actual burials that are there. Nowadays people say the graveyard is full, but in past times, they just kept burying people on top of existing body's.
 
trammayo

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It seems there is no "final resting place"!
 
Rhinochugger

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2 Corinthians ch 4 v18 & ch 5 v 1

'So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.'
 
PhilP

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..on the frailty of man?
OR
.. on staring into the abyss. - Sinkhole? :think:

Talking of which..
Is it growing?
Is it big enough to sink a sink? A bath? The whole bathroom?

I sink we shud be tolled? :blush:
 
JimmyB

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Maybe its me, but none of this is "at your workbench" or even close to it, unless they are planning to build a graveyard, enough drift and back on subject please.
 
Rhinochugger

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..on the frailty of man?
OR
.. on staring into the abyss. - Sinkhole? :think:

Talking of which..
Is it growing?
Is it big enough to sink a sink? A bath? The whole bathroom?

I sink we shud be tolled? :blush:
It's raining outside :mask::mask::mask::mask: - I'll update in today's thread later, Ron
 
Rhinochugger

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Sadly it isn't trains - other things are taking priority - it's a dead loss :oops::oops::oops:

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Fezwig

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For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed,
"For now is the winter of our discount tents"
Back to workbenches,

Now decals done and just a bit of paint/vanish to do
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And a before and after shot,
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The next 3 coaches will be made in to the 8 window version using the of cuts of the 3 6 window versions done.