Panzergruppe Tarraco scenery: the Panzodrom

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Re: Panzergruppe Tarraco scenery: the Panzodrom

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Whoa! What scale is the border collie?!

That is a beautiful arena you've constructed. I can only imagine the time and energy devoted to its maintenance, nevermind constructing all of those great landscape features. Seriously, how do you maintain it? Handmowers and grassclippers in the tight spots and then lots of cleanup? I can't imagine a gas mower and weedwhipper would be very welcome there. My back is aching just thinking about the down-on-hands-and-knees manicuring required!

Absolutely stellar!

Mike.
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Re: Panzergruppe Tarraco scenery: the Panzodrom

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hello guys
ColemanCollector wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 3:08 pm Whoa! What scale is the border collie?!

That is a beautiful arena you've constructed. I can only imagine the time and energy devoted to its maintenance, nevermind constructing all of those great landscape features. Seriously, how do you maintain it? Handmowers and grassclippers in the tight spots and then lots of cleanup? I can't imagine a gas mower and weedwhipper would be very welcome there. My back is aching just thinking about the down-on-hands-and-knees manicuring required!

Absolutely stellar!

Mike.
you are not wrong. The investment in time is immense, and much of the maintenance work is by hand.
Prune the trees so that they 'look like' scale trees, use a single-axle manual helical mower (as you point out, a two-axle gasoline or electric one is impossible to use, due to the undulations of the terrain), a mini hedge trimmer to trim around the trunks of the trees and do not damage them with the brush cutter (if the grass grows too much, the manual mower is useless and I have to use the brush cutter). I mean, you have to mow every week!

and to pull out unwanted weeds... brushcutter, and where it cannot be used, on your knees and by hand. And with osteoarthritis!
But I don't complain too much, I have a good time and I'm outdoors doing manual work and in a place where I feel good :thumbup:
jee wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 9:40 am Good you are back, and as usual great pictures. you have such a great place to play with the tanks
thanks mate :thumbup:
Kaczor wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 9:36 am You seem to have a very warm "winter" ;)
yep, unfortunately :crazy:
but the worst thing is the drought, it hasn't rained intensely for months, and next January water restrictions will begin
We draw water from a well, but the aquifer is very low, less and less water comes out, and since it does not rain, it is not refilled. I just hope it doesn't dry out, or all the work in creating the landscape and taking care of the plants will be lost, we have used trees and plant cover that need little water, but a minimum is essential.
HERMAN BIX wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 9:16 am And fantastic tee shirts too Mr Jussek.
Great to see you and the team back at it mate.
Jeez I still wish to go there & get on it for a few days & see how you all make the hobby tick.
I had the feeling that you were going to notice the new shirt! :haha: :clap:

thanks chaps!

best regards!
Jussek

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