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by Ex-Pat
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 72
Views: 2259

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Thanks glencairn - your fleet of Westerns appears at odds with what I know of your "stamping grounds".

What is it that draws you to them?
by Ex-Pat
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 72
Views: 2259

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

That's because they didn't know what metres meant in those days, they couldn't see any gas or electricity meters, but thought they'd just risk it.

Do you have an up to date loco stocklist please?
by Ex-Pat
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 346
Views: 36061

Re: Lumsdonia

That stained glass is rather novel, and very impressive.
by Ex-Pat
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 464
Views: 54727

Re: Edgware GN,

I always find curved platforms very eye-pleasing, and the first photo is particularly so.

Looking forward to seeing the platform finished under the bridge.
by Ex-Pat
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 197
Views: 19999

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

Not posted for almost a year as the demise/disappearance of several of my favourite layouts resulted in total lack of motivation for continuing Hawick. However with more time available now (wonder why?!) I have taken the plunge and resurrected progress on the coaling stage construction. The photo sh...
by Ex-Pat
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: London Festival of Modelling
Replies: 0
Views: 44

London Festival of Modelling

Not too surprisingly just had an email from Hattons saying this event at Alexandra Palace this coming weekend has been postponed until further notice.
by Ex-Pat
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hi from Surrey, UK
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: Hi from Surrey, UK

[quote="Jules" I’m an Aussie, currently living in England. ...[/quote] Shouldn't you be posting on an Aussie forum as an ex-pat? Joking apart, you will discover that we have several members living in Oz, but you may be the first (?) doing it the other way round. Welcome to the Forum Jules....
by Ex-Pat
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The ideal hobby
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: The ideal hobby

Bigmet wrote:Once the Panickistas have realised that there's no fun to be had from toilet paper, .



What's toilet paper? - haven't seen any for a couple of weeks now!

And, yes Jim - I've actually cut my first bit of Plastikard for almost a year!
by Ex-Pat
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann V2
Replies: 12
Views: 1611

Re: Bachmann V2

Now you've mentioned it, here are 2 shots of it on display at Model Rail Scotland the other week. Unfortunately the glass display cabinet and lighting posed problems in getting decent shots!

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by Ex-Pat
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Standard class 2 78xxx
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Standard class 2 78xxx

There are more (and better!) views of it at : https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/news/the-engine-shed/british-railways-standard-2mt-2-6-0-update-on-new-liveries?utm_campaign=2610846_Hornby%20-%20The%20Engine%20Shed%20-%20Week%2048%202019%2F2020&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Hornby%20PLC&_%24ja=t...
by Ex-Pat
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Oaks Junction. Something slightly different, Maybe ?
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Oaks Junction. Something slightly different, Maybe ?

Welcome Peter - faultless planning, but do be prepared to compromise no matter how much it might hurt! I found that SCARM didn't like me (I couldn't even get the baseboard outline to come up) so I am a firm believer in paper/pencil and cardboard track templates - but each to their own of course. Loo...
by Ex-Pat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Model Rail Scotland 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Model Rail Scotland 2020

Very much agree about Hornsey Broadway - it's a masterpiece of multi-level planning, as borne out by the first shot below - I never imagined a diesel layout would capture my attention for so long - hope it's at Warley in November (they'd probably have to enforce crowd control measures!). P1090436.JP...
by Ex-Pat
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Standard class 2 78xxx
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Standard class 2 78xxx

Hornby had this pre-decorated sample on display at Model Rail Scotland this weekend.

Although an information card behind the loco stated availability is January 2021 I managed to ascertain that they are in fact hoping for an April or May delivery this year.


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by Ex-Pat
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clarence Dock, Leeds
Replies: 18
Views: 557

Re: Clarence Dock, Leeds

I've always hankered after a dock railway scene and enjoy seeing such layouts at exhibitions - there's so much scope for all manner of things being included. Will be following with interest.
by Ex-Pat
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 464
Views: 54727

Re: Edgware GN,

It really looks at home with both the 4-wheeler and the suburbans.

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