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by Ex-Pat
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting Off Lightly
Replies: 2
Views: 108

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.


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by Ex-Pat
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths
Replies: 8
Views: 162

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: 8
Views: 162

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...
by Ex-Pat
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Making coupling rods/valvegear
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: Making coupling rods/valvegear

That V2 is lovely, is it 0 gauge? Thanks for the compliment (you too bigmet ) - it's OO gauge - but I've never been totally happy with it and some year will strip it down and make a better job of the handrails etc., do a chimney conversion to the unique version carried by 60813 and turn it out in l...
by Ex-Pat
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Making coupling rods/valvegear
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: Making coupling rods/valvegear

Welcome to the Forum captainanorak . I have limited experience in scratchbuilding valve gear. It was all done way back in the late 1960’s or very early 1970’s. I built a Jamieson V2 and B1 but found I could not cope with their valve gear riveting system – so scratchbuild / modification was the only ...
by Ex-Pat
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 849
Views: 66213

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: 101

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: 43
Views: 1320

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: 46
Views: 1592

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
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Perth (Scotland!) Exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 78

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: 47338

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: 47338

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 - Mk4 not really feasable:-(
Replies: 736
Views: 79898

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
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Overall roofs on a through station?
Replies: 9
Views: 297

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.

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