We were lucky, we now have water to the village, but still no real rain. I suspect that is the same for most of us in the UK at the moment.
What I don’t have yet are some of the items needed to be able to trot on with the present mini tasks. But it’s getting there, that is the project and hopefully also the parcels of goodies.
The water tank and plumbing
So far I’ve sort of plumbed the tank with short pieces of copper wire and various beads painted appropriately.
I’ve made the tank platform which looks more like an upturned orange crate than anything else.
The two together but not pushed the ends of ‘piping’ into the walls yet. The extra upright pipe on the left back is the pressure release pipe from the hot water cylinder.
Over done the detail a bit, do you reckon? Most certainly made siting it in place a contortionist’s delight 😀
The rest of the space and where it is
Must be late autumn as someone seems to have stowed away some Christmas gifts along side last year’s paper chains.
Paint stains and storage tins along with discarded pieces of this and that. Needs one or two rolled up rugs, perhaps and the odd non-working lamp.
This is where it is in relation to the last attic hoard.
and where it is in relation to the rest of the main piece of house/cake.
Either the house inhabitants are big water users or the tank looks over-sized because we don’t usually view one at the same time as beds, chairs and other the other bits of life’s furniture and dressings.
As you can see, this storage space is at the top of one of the inner faces from where the slice has been removed. On the left we can just about make out the girl’s bedroom and the beginning of the entrance hallway below it.
Tomorrow, with luck, the water effect may arrive, then, once that’s set enough, the tank can finally be wrestled into place.
Done all the weed and grass planting on the path now, I think and have gone on to ponder the plumbing. Gutters will have wait till there is actually a roof but the whereabouts of the down pipes and other bits needs watching. At least one main one and a further piece of plumbing need to be attached to the wall towards the back of the yard without hampering the planned removable bit that covers the wiring.
Used museum wax to hold the kitchen sink pipe coming out and have managed to slide the removable cover in and out OK so far
Not yet bought the down pipes but am using drinking straws as a stand-in – here for the foul pipe.
The sink outfall reaches ground level, fortunately on the fixed bit of the path – the bit which holds the coal bunker which, in turn, sits over the lighting plugs and switches. Am pleased to say that I can still lift the bunker, and everything that sits on it, in and out between the cricket bat at its front and this pipe at the back.
Various bits of stray greenery planted and, for some unknown reason, the kids have decided to upturn a bucket on the fence post
I added the bucket as that fence post seemed to lead to nothing and nowhere and I felt that the bucket gave it a ‘full-stop’ as it were 🙂
View from bucket to front gate, down the length of the path
Our little friend there, nosing around the fencing, looks very small from here, but she’s a full step down from the back area level.
Night has fallen, but the faithful nosey-parker is still at her post
Small break needed here
Even before we start, I’ve got side tracked. I’ve been playing with the possibilities of a 1:12 dog and tea tray of food, (I should be painting tray darker etc).
Cute pet hazard warning
(As usual, click on first photo in each section to get the full story with side comments 😉)
Magnifier with alligator clip hands to deliver the tea and add to the ‘look’ of the piece.
The faithful friend
Who? Me? No…
Looks too tempting?
And whilst we’re taking a break
Having taken the side track I then wandered down a side branch and disappeared into the distance of memory.
Messy crochet warning
There came a day when I fancied doing something mini but ‘other’ and thought ‘what about a tray cloth’. Note to self: next time you fancy having a go crocheting with sewing cotton just because you used to 30+ years ago, don’t. Besides which once the mugs and plate are on top you’ll never see it. Which, when the finished item is viewed, is probably just as well. Should this, perhaps, be all old china and fairy cakes?
Standard sewing cotton and size larger hook than I started the first one with
Three tries later with bugle beads. There’s a radio program of Dylan Thomas in Germany running that got crocheted into this.
Something definitely not right there – should be tea cups and saucers?
Hmmm. Is this even going to be a cuppa (ie tea) for the break? Thinking hat going on. How’s about chocolate/cocoa? A radio news item stated that we oldies would benefit memory wise if we drank a mug of it each eve. (Is that instead of rubbing it in?) Well you have to start somewhere, (the drinking of) why not try it in 1/12th scale and see if it works? Hmm?
Remove chip butty and buy in cake on eBay. Two tiers of cake on a swirled cog
See through cake stand supports – from shirt collar packing material
Cogs for cocoa and cake and still view the cloth
Oh dear, cakes!
and chocolate – what’s a dog to do?
(Cheated and bought in cake rather than go through the fight of making the lovely but extremely fiddly things – really not my thing at any scale.)
And for the plumbing?
There were bits and pieces of this and that in need of completion to bring the ‘system’ up to scratch for ‘working order’, the output and the waste disposal as it were of this here fantasy mechanism.
That which goes down and around in the within the book comes out here
its waste products are processed along here
and proceed internally
and they drain out here, (hopefully the white will dry transparent)
Still working on and figures to add 🙂