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by sparkhill
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 621

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

I have my own wishlist which is I wish I had the money to buy what others wish for. :lol:
by sparkhill
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Songs about trains.
Replies: 45
Views: 994

Re: Songs about trains.

Probably the most famous of them all "The Wreck of the Old 97" by many artists in 1927 was the first Million selling record in American history.
by sparkhill
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Songs about trains.
Replies: 45
Views: 994

Re: Songs about trains.

Dozens of train songs available on Youtube by "Boxcar Willie", also the Singing Brakeman "Jimmy Rogers"
by sparkhill
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 17
Views: 765

Re: Vandal Update

Yes its wrong to destroy peoples property such acts need to be punished but one crime that annoys me the most is Paramedics trying to help people and getting attacked for doing so, IMO the best punishment for that is to take them out the back of a Police station and give them a flogging with the Cat...
by sparkhill
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How to replace horrible couplings?
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: How to replace horrible couplings?

Funny the way we are all different when it comes to couplings I find the old Hornby couplings are rather quaint and give little or no trouble, I guess someone had to put their hand up to support stuff from the old days besides I watch my trains moving not how they are connected, having said that I p...
by sparkhill
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scenic items on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Scenic items on ebay

Its always nice to find good eBay dealers over here in Oz we have a few stores that carry the same type of products.
by sparkhill
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Beware this shop/site may be closed.
Replies: 17
Views: 7390

Re: Beware this shop/site may be closed.

On the other side of the coin here in Brisbane we only had two shops on our side of the city that sold model trains one of which has recently dumped British OO gauge stock, we now have both shops selling mostly American trains, for my birthday my Son gave me a $100 gift voucher from a local hobby sh...
by sparkhill
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: chimney & attic
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: chimney & attic

Crikey that sounds dangerous and an awful way to weather locomotives and rolling stock, glad you got it fixed.
by sparkhill
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Sorry I mentioned bullets, at the time I made that reply I was sitting in hospital with my very sick Wife who is about to undergo a serious operation today, reading about the destruction done by those youths just hit a nerve, I like so many others have difficulty getting my head around to what they ...
by sparkhill
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Bullets only cost a few cents, ok ok im just kidding
by sparkhill
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lubrication
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Lubrication

I have a mate that swears by WD40, yes I know some say not to use it but this guy has been into model railways since he was 6 years old, he is now 63 and has been using WD40 since the 1960s not only does he lubricate his locos with the stuff he also cleans the track on his massive layout with WD40, ...
by sparkhill
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1282

Re: UK or Bust 2020

You could head straight for Birmingham the "Centre of the Universe" then take train trips North, East, South and West, maybe Wales and the nearby Counties, time it right a visit to the Warley Train Show might be a highlight to that part of the UK, some of the best Preserved Railways in the...
by sparkhill
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First Budget Model Railways Railexpo
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: First Budget Model Railways Railexpo

Halsted wrote:Very interesting and helpful video. Another video about the "Ten a Penny Junction" layout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT2UvZvZJNU


Thanks for the link Halsted proof that you don't need a flippin empire sized layout to enjoy this wonderful hobby.
by sparkhill
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Not sure if this hs been posted before but I found this video of the damage done to the model railways at the hall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBFc4grKqTE

Hard to believe that people could do so much damage they must have been filled with hate.
by sparkhill
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First Budget Model Railways Railexpo
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: First Budget Model Railways Railexpo

Great show and video proof that you don't have to have a second mortgage to enjoy this wonderful hobby, great layouts and best of all enthusiastic happy modellers, thanks for posting the video.

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