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by captrees
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: 'Good Moaning'
Replies: 15
Views: 95

Re: 'Good Moaning'

Brilliant stuff. Inspirational.

(Memo to self... Ditch some of those horrible trees and make some more realistic ones....)
by captrees
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The East Westmorland Railway
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: The East Westmorland Railway

May I suggest purchasing a book titled 'Historical Railway Modelling' by David Jenkinson. (No affiliation). Although the book can cover anywhere in the UK one is drawn deeply into LMS territory; especially East Westmoreland (now part of Cumbria). An invaluable book (imho). Glencairn At last this ha...
by captrees
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dawn of a New Age: Henley 1828
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Dawn of a New Age: Henley 1828

Looking carefully at the details of that era... Castles and archeology are fine. Clothing too. Then the blue phone box? Alexander Graham Bell didn't invent the telephone until 1876. But wait.... its the Tardis! Then all is well. Dr Who must have been catching the double decker bus.

Good work Chops.
by captrees
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: The Big Three is now the Big Four
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: The Big Three

Is there a collective noun for a group of Staniers? A pride? A plethora?
by captrees
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Why do you do it?
Replies: 16
Views: 824

Re: Why do you do it?

What attracts everyone to model railways as a hobby? It was an itch I needed to scratch fifty years later, when time allowed. I remember the absolute delight in discovering electric trains as a kid. When I asked for a trainset for Christmas, I got a clockwork one. I never forgave my parents for thi...
by captrees
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Types of Traffic on Your Layout.
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Types of Traffic on Your Layout.

I wonder what book that was, Glencairn? I have purchased "Historical Railway Modelling" by David Jenkinson on your recommendation, and it is currently on the slow boat to Aus from the UK, I assume. Someone gave me a Hornby "John Delaney" of (Horton-in-Ribblesdale, West Yorkshire)...
by captrees
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Lake District, Norfolk or Cornwall; which is easier?
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Lake District, Norfolk or Cornwall; which is easier?

My layout is on the fringe of the Lake District, and the original plan was to do Oxenholme to Bowness and Oxenholme to Lakeside via the Arnside viaduct. Windermere and the odd steamer would be in the middle. However this is not a loop, and I agonised how to incorporate hills, viaducts and tunnels to...
by captrees
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 172
Views: 10385

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Its a lovely layout, Glencairn. Quite inspirational.
by captrees
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The East Westmorland Railway
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: The East Westmorland Railway

We may as well bring this up to where we are today, because I don't have many other pics of the build-in-progress. Here's a view looking, um, north from Oxenholme. It's a fine summers day. The grey skies looming are the photographer's fault for not having enough light on the matter. https://i.postim...
by captrees
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: What was your first model train?
Replies: 33
Views: 2057

Re: What was your first model train?

Mine was a Hornby clockwork, tinplate, green, with a carriage, a wagon and can't remember what else. I got it for Christmas, late '50s. (year, not my age :roll: ) My friend Anthony, or his father had a huge electric layout in his attic. I can remember the jealousy, and the absolute disappointment th...
by captrees
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The East Westmorland Railway
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: The East Westmorland Railway

I have been reading other people's Build Threads and see some cats have been introduced. So I thought I'd better introduce Charley, in his capacity as Chief Railway Dog. Charley has a brother, Henry, but Charley has made it clear to Henry that he is Chief Railway Dog, and Henry is not welcome in the...
by captrees
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The East Westmorland Railway
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: The East Westmorland Railway

Once the track had reached 2 tables, there was evolution and confusion. Had I taken on more than I could cope with? Every curve was a learning curve. I wanted a gradient up which trains could climb pulling long loads, sometimes double headers, or with a banker pushing. This was Shap Fell country. Co...
by captrees
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The East Westmorland Railway
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: The East Westmorland Railway

An interesting track plan. I found the controller you have a bit frustrating to use. I prefer a Gaugemaster DC controller or something along those lines. I bought a second (used) little Hornby controller so that I could run two trains, and very soon after ordered a Gaugemaster! Vast improvement not...
by captrees
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The East Westmorland Railway
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: The East Westmorland Railway

It's all about illusion, isn't it? Initially I was very slap dash with this, particularly the back drop/s. Everything could be improved on at a later date. Or not. I was never going to recreate Oxenholme with any accuracy, so it was just about the feeling, or illusion, of being there. You can't cram...
by captrees
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The East Westmorland Railway
Replies: 13
Views: 729

The East Westmorland Railway

It has been a slow two and a half years in the making, but the studio in my garden has now morphed into my railway room. There’s a lot of room in what had just been used as storage, and the tables have been built around stored trunks and boxes. Early ideas have been documented in a couple of previou...

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