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by Ex-Pat
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 848
Views: 64488

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Jim, this year is all getting as bad as Beeching - all my favourites disappearing.

Thanks for the enjoyment it's given me and, more particularly, all the best for any future venture - you know you really want to!!
by Ex-Pat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Royal Train TV Programme
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Royal Train TV Programme

There's a one-off programme currently on catch-up, "Secrets of the Royal Trains". The worst mistake was calling it a "loco", it's a train you dunderheads. I recall it being referred to as "The world's most famous locomotive" at least twice - totally agree about the unr...
by Ex-Pat
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 839

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

The last two years, nothing to purchase. . For me it's much longer than that (apart from the tender body for my D49 conversion) with the D11/2 some years ago being my last Bachmann purchase. On the rolling stock side they have priced me out of the market. There again I have a fairly limited interes...
by Ex-Pat
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rowenwood
Replies: 39
Views: 1092

Re: Rowenwood

Firstly welcome to the Forum.

As you mention Birmingham Moor Street, did you consider incorporating its traverser, and which would dispense with the crossover between the platforms?

See first & third photos at: http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/bi ... ex21.shtml
by Ex-Pat
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - INTRO, PLANS, Baseboards & Expos
Replies: 26
Views: 799

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - INTRO, PLANS, Baseboards & Expos

I thought of suggesting the same thing, on the basis that not everybody looks regularly at the Photography section - in that respect I fall into that category and didn't come across your posts for some considerable time. I would imagine there would be much more feedback from posting elsewhere (possi...
by Ex-Pat
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Perth (Scotland!) Exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Perth (Scotland!) Exhibition

Saturday & Sunday 29th & 30th June 2019 - see :

http://smet.org.uk/show-pmrc
by Ex-Pat
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 433
Views: 46548

Re: Edgware GN,

Quite evocative - reminds me of photos of engines laid up during the General Strike - only the policemen are lacking!
by Ex-Pat
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 433
Views: 46548

Re: Edgware GN,

I quite agree!
by Ex-Pat
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!
Replies: 728
Views: 78145

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!

Sorry but I just cannot let this one fade away, I gave a lot of consideration to joining a club but after discussion with Mrs Luckymucklebackit she actually encouraged me to look at building something in the loft - I think the idea of lots of weekend exhibition attendance had something to do with i...
by Ex-Pat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Loco Fleet: Kits Reconstructions & Mods
Replies: 20
Views: 750

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Locomotive & MU improvements

More haste less speed!

I was looking at Bolger's SR Steam Locomotive Depots and in a hurry totally mis-read "U 2 - 6- 0" as U2! (I'm much more at home with 5 digit locos starting with 6.)

Looking forward to more.
by Ex-Pat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Loco Fleet: Kits Reconstructions & Mods
Replies: 20
Views: 750

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Locomotive & MU improvements

How do you define "cheating"? Perhaps It's what I term "research"?! The cylinder shape put both U1 and U2 into the frame and I opted for the latter as my limited info showed those 2 numbered locos to have been allocated to Basingstoke during your period and no U1's allocated ther...
by Ex-Pat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Loco Fleet: Kits Reconstructions & Mods
Replies: 20
Views: 750

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Locomotive & MU improvements

? U2 31611 or 31806 perhaps ?

(No research done on the other channel!)
by Ex-Pat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Overall roofs on a through station?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Overall roofs on a through station?

From memory and without checking, I'm reasonably certain that Peterborough North, Derby Midland and Leicester London Road had overall roofs at one time, and Rugby, Preston and Darlington also had one and maybe still do. Nottingham Victoria I'm pretty certain also had one.
by Ex-Pat
Tue May 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!
Replies: 728
Views: 78145

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

Good to hear that things went well and hope you get something sorted with Kyle MRC - but you'll just have to get something running somewhere in the house!

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