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by Ex-Pat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Derby Friargate LNER Garage Layout
Replies: 173
Views: 12942

Re: Derby Friargate LNER Garage Layout

Really sad news - first Jim's Gateside & Northbridge, and now Friargate - is it catching? - where can I get counselling?!

Look forward however to the new layout.
by Ex-Pat
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 325
Views: 29109

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

Very nice looking.

Now I could almost be tempted by that one, as it was a Hawick loco during the period July 1928 to August 1955, but spent its time out-stationed at Kelso shunting the yard there.

Is that a good enough reason to get one I wonder?
by Ex-Pat
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 69
Views: 1488

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Although I went to Warley on the Sunday I didn't notice Rails overshadowing Hornby at all. I knew both they and Hattons would be there and planned to check out all three in any event. Perhaps I'm just an advertiser's nightmare in that I generally know what I want, go for it, and don't let advertisin...
by Ex-Pat
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 69
Views: 1488

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Gerrard, Catford, touched a chord when he mentioned Beattie's Southgate shop - my first faint stirrings of fascination began with looking in their window while waiting for the bus home from outings in Grovelands Park. Everlasting memories of getting my pride and joy Trix Twin "Britannia" ...
by Ex-Pat
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Kernow opening in Guildford
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Kernow opening in Guildford

An opening rather than a closure for a change! - Email today including: "Welcome to our very special newsletter March 9th 2019 A very big and joyous HELLO from all of us here at Kernow Model Rail Centre! The show team (Chris and Sam) are currently busy opening up our stand at the Basingstoke an...
by Ex-Pat
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 322
Views: 24291

Re: Lumsdonia

TimberSurf wrote:Resin? Noooooo.......

I played with Linka when in my teens.


I wondered if you'd notice that one!

Thanks for the very comprehensive reply - it'll take some working through - but at least I have already had experience of LInka back in the 80's.
by Ex-Pat
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 322
Views: 24291

Re: Lumsdonia

Only just caught up on this resin casting of brickwork - quite remarkable. What sort of a learning curve is involved, and how did you get into it?
by Ex-Pat
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Inside Central Station
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Inside Central Station

Unfortunately only available in the UK - those 6 miles to the border make such a difference!
by Ex-Pat
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 69
Views: 1488

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

luckymucklebackit wrote:I think the words "asset strippers" may have been used (subject to the usual caveats) :o


I didn't realise caveats were so colourful!
by Ex-Pat
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 400
Views: 40626

Re: Edgware GN,

Specsavers beckon I think!
by Ex-Pat
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 69
Views: 1488

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Does anybody know exactly what Pete (Sandwich not Leamington!) said that was bleeped out?!
by Ex-Pat
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 400
Views: 40626

Re: Edgware GN,

Blimey - as fascinating as ever - had to look the R1 up, and see they became extinct in February 1934.

What are the small white "pills" next to the tender frames?

Looking forward to the J6's as well - like the J36's you can't have too many of them!

Glad your wife is recovering ok.
by Ex-Pat
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))
Replies: 702
Views: 70644

Re: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))

Only just seen your post Jim, and am shattered by the news. Only just recovering from no Alloa at Model Rail Scotland, and now no G & N - but, as everyone else says - Mrs LM must be the priority, and I hope that things work out ok on all fronts.

I shall certainly miss your posts.
by Ex-Pat
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 968
Views: 77706

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

Thinking big rather than small! This is the wheel drop at Whitehead Northern Ireland - 5ft 3" gauge.

P1030714.JPG


Next, a signal gantry with more than 8 signal arms.
by Ex-Pat
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))
Replies: 702
Views: 70644

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

luckymucklebackit wrote: and if you stand on the toilet bowl you can just about see movements in and out of the station,

Jim


The mind boggles!

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