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by Ex-Pat
Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside & Northbridge
Replies: 880
Views: 162553

Re: Gateside & Northbridge

Glad that Meccano works for you Jim, I could never get anything to work as a kid!
by Ex-Pat
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside & Northbridge
Replies: 880
Views: 162553

Re: Gateside & Northbridge

You can't beat a bit of levitation over a turntable well!
by Ex-Pat
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Perth 25th & 26th June 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Perth 25th & 26th June 2022

Details at: smet.org.uk/show-pmrc (sorry, no hyperlink!) The good news - I have my flights booked. The bad news - 2 days later the rail strikes are announced to include 25th June (although Scotrail discussions are optimistic of avoiding them). Even worse news - 2 days ago Ryanair Cabin Crew strike a...
by Ex-Pat
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside & Northbridge
Replies: 880
Views: 162553

Re: Gateside & Northbridge

Me too!
(But apparently I need a minimum of 10 characters for the message to be accepted!)
by Ex-Pat
Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: In praise of useful locomotives.
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: In praise of useful locomotives.

and thus I also saw the London Midland operation on WCML and MML. They didn't have much in the way of pacifics which was disappointing for a start, . The MML did of course inherit some Britannias and I recall a superb run from Derby (left late) to St. Pancras (arrived at least 5 early) behind 70042...
by Ex-Pat
Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Elan Valley Railway
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: The Elan Valley Railway

Thanks for your link to your detailed article. You just beat us to it, as we walked it in September 2021 (but only as far as the rock-fall). It was interesting that very few of the walkers (even the "locals") were unaware that they were on an old railway track let alone knowing the purpose...
by Ex-Pat
Sun Apr 17, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: SR 13t Open - Photo?
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: SR 13t Open - Photo?

by Ex-Pat
Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 352
Views: 56651

Re: Painting Shed Roof

Thanks Jim – looking forward to your start! And so, on to painting the roof. I have no colour photo of Hawick’s shed roof and could only go by this photo of a goods shed at Perth, and which brings out the individual corrugated sheeting strips very well, with renewals/repairs over the years being qui...
by Ex-Pat
Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 106
Views: 15515

Re: Painting the Shed Roof

Following on from the introduction in my layout thread at: https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=50019&p=701274#p701274 re-painting was considered necessary. IMG_2378.JPG IMG_2393.JPG IMG_2397.JPG IMG_2421.JPG IMG_2424 (2).JPG for the time being at least I am happ...
by Ex-Pat
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 352
Views: 56651

Re: Above shed rear door detail

A small update is now at: https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=51636&p=701201#p701201 Also I finally got round my problems in obtaining suitable diameter Evergreen rods in Ireland by using copper-cored wire, and am pleased it kept reasonably straight. Here it is ...
by Ex-Pat
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 106
Views: 15515

Re: Shed rear door detail

Belated thanks Dad-1.

The next step was a small detail.

Rear door bracket .jpg
this “bracket” above the shed rear door rather intrigued me – is it a de-commissioned lamp bracket, or what? Anyway it was a challenge!


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The head of this brass lace-making pin was...


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battered flat on a steel set-square and drilled through (probably one of the smallest holes I’ve ever drilled!)


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A cocktail stick cross-section provided the collar (albeit a bit on the large size).


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The final product


T.B.C.
by Ex-Pat
Wed Mar 16, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 1128
Views: 170553

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Expect PM within next 10 minutes.
by Ex-Pat
Fri Mar 11, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!
Replies: 311
Views: 14347

Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Nice to see some track down, and the weir/waterfall is superb - I can almost hear the water flowing over it.
by Ex-Pat
Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 1128
Views: 170553

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

It's the (now defunct) Activity Media "Right Track 7 - Buildings with Geoff Taylor" - Barcode 5 060118 950067.

You'll only be able to pick one up though the Internet (if you're lucky). Such a shame that that series was discontinued!

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