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by Ex-Pat
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 6x4ft GWR beginning layout
Replies: 18
Views: 403

Re: 6x4ft GWR beginning layout

An excellent start - I particularly like the 4th & 5th photos - you would hardly know it is Hornby set track.
by Ex-Pat
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 442
Views: 50561

Re: Edgware GN,

Thanks manna . It really does the job for me, and just oozes the age and decrepitness that one would expect of a secondary/minor route. Was the bottom photo's two-tone black the forerunner of BR's two-tone green I wonder?! Will your grass fire photo inspire anybody to model crop-burning - a feature ...
by Ex-Pat
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 442
Views: 50561

Re: Edgware GN,

The loco shed has caught my eye - you've kept it fairly well hidden - had to go back to page 15 for a previous snatch of it.

Any chance of less obscured close-up photos & details please?
by Ex-Pat
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 93
Views: 7790

Re: Wandle Park

Very convincing job with the ballasting & weathering.
by Ex-Pat
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby
Replies: 21
Views: 867

Re: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby

Wonder if the J36 sold well enough for further versions to be produced, perhaps a tender cab version (just to annoy Ex-Pat :D ), Thanks Jim! I'd much prefer a D30 but am slightly concerned that many retailers currently have J36's on offer at £99 (might be tempted by another at Warley on Saturday at...
by Ex-Pat
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 442
Views: 50561

Re: Edgware GN,

Another amazing "test-tube" loco - I know it can be dangerous to weather valve gear, but some oily steel (or whatever's on the coupling rods) paint on the connecting rod and valve gear would really be the icing on the cake?
by Ex-Pat
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 194
Views: 18168

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Firstly, welcome to the Forum Harlow1 . I've never used Plastazote, but always bought closed cell foam from model suppliers (who are getting harder to find as the years go on - some from C & L Finescale was my last purchase.) However, I have heard of it - nothing bad though - the important thing...
by Ex-Pat
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Signals around Maidenhead c1992
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Signals around Maidenhead c1992

For anything "signals" I would suggest you try :

https://www.s-r-s.org.uk/home.php
by Ex-Pat
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 754
Views: 86523

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

A nice looking plan Jim - pity about having to reduce the radii. I know you had to contend with the complications posed by loft height previously. This time you will have to cope with scrambling down under the boards - you don't mention a lift-up/out section. Will there be one? - I think you'll find...
by Ex-Pat
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Modelmaster Loco - Resin Bodies - NBR
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Modelmaster Loco - Resin Bodies - NBR

The regular sport of finding the nearest RTR OO wheelbase. Happily a lot more choices now. You'd think by now someone would have put some kind of list or database together. And NO I am not offering! Here is a summary of relevant Scottish 0-6-0 classes, plus the J15 (Hornby) and J39 (Bachmann) as po...
by Ex-Pat
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Modelmaster Loco - Resin Bodies - NBR
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Modelmaster Loco - Resin Bodies - NBR

Bigmet wrote:Are these 2mm or 4mm? .


Per the J37 Product Details it is designed to fit Hornby or scale chassis - I'd be interested to know who " ...by one of Britain's leading specialist model manufacturers. .." is.
by Ex-Pat
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths

I found "The Times - Exploring Britain's Lost Railways - A Nostalgic Journey along 50 Long-lost Railway Lines" (ISBN 978-0-00-797367-2) compulsive reading. Ordnance Survey maps together with descriptions of each route and copious photos are included. Personally I do like the Market Harbor...
by Ex-Pat
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting Off Lightly
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Getting Off Lightly

I remember only too vividly how the air became blue when the damage in the last photo in this link occurred.


viewtopic.php?f=22&t=50019&start=30#p617250
by Ex-Pat
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths

I found "The Times - Exploring Britain's Lost Railways - A Nostalgic Journey along 50 Long-lost Railway Lines" (ISBN 978-0-00-797367-2) compulsive reading. Ordnance Survey maps together with descriptions of each route and copious photos are included. Personally I do like the Market Harbor...
by Ex-Pat
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths

I found "The Times - Exploring Britain's Lost Railways - A Nostalgic Journey along 50 Long-lost Railway Lines" (ISBN 978-0-00-797367-2) compulsive reading. Ordnance Survey maps together with descriptions of each route and copious photos are included. Personally I do like the Market Harboro...

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