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by Chops
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 119
Views: 8937

See More of Britain!

by Chops
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Mallard help, please.
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Into the bin.

The more I tried to quarter the axles, the worse it got. Going to have to retire her. If you want it at cost of postage, LMK.
by Chops
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 464
Views: 54796

Re: Edgware GN,

From my aspect, what would be Britain without those orderly hedge rows? They create excellent leading lines, as have you have done, and my next project will to get some scrubbers and remove my haggard bushes.

Ahem, is that perchance a crocodile on that serene bit of river?
by Chops
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Generic double track layout with no name....yet
Replies: 27
Views: 2182

Re: Generic double track layout with no name....yet

I enjoyed the Flicker Gallery, I take it that is your work? The concept of a present day preserved railway is terrific. I like to go between Edwardian era to 1967, and then do preservationist themes as well. The timelessness of some British landscape allows an easy transition. So much so that I enjo...
by Chops
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Underhill
Replies: 35
Views: 3193

Re: Underhill

Metcalfes look splendid.congrats on Ballantine up your switches, without misadventure.
by Chops
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Railways of Iran
Replies: 16
Views: 265

Re: The Railways of Iran

Brilliant adventure. Indeed, how did ferries get to the inland Lake Van?
by Chops
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Triang Rocket Rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Mallard Update

Buy cheap, buy twice as my mum used to say. So I got a deal on the Mallard, and as old as she was, she ran superbly and reliably. Then she went on the shelf for the winter, and when I brought her out, the drivers were very stiff. Most peculiar. Well, I spent the better part of two hours gingerly tak...
by Chops
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Railways of Iran
Replies: 16
Views: 265

Re: The Railways of Iran

Truly unimaginable numbers.
by Chops
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Railways of Iran
Replies: 16
Views: 265

Re: The Railways of Iran

I was rather curious that trains via Iran is how the USSR was largely resupplied during WWII. Much owing to British sacrifice and courage in North Africa. How the USSR had survived the invasion, at all, was always a mystery to me.
by Chops
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Triang Rocket Rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Triang Rocket Rebuild

Lots of fine tuning. Extra weight over the dummy axle to avoid the coach from popping wheelies, or if one prefers, rearing like a stallion, with its tail afire. That, and extensions soldered on with an old soldering iron, to increase collection from the dummy axle. Only burned me self but once, ladd...
by Chops
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scenery
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Scenery

Cameos, quite excellent. Used a sat nav for the first time this evening. It indicated I was in the middle of a pasture. Delightful. I was in the Army when GPS first came out. Never dreamed it’d be so commonplace. Then again, it was years before I achieved a flip phone. I just picked up this tablet b...
by Chops
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Mallard help, please.
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Mallard help, please.

OO Hornby Mallard, probably 1980's vintage, tender drive, free wheeling locomotive. Ran fine for many hours, then started to fail to move. Long story short, narrowed the culprit down to free wheeling locomotive, which was now stiff and drivers locking intermittently. Tender fine, tracktion tires loo...
by Chops
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Westward Ho!
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Westward Ho!

A most interesting railway line, of which I knew nothing about whatever. It must’ve been a pleasure to have ridden.

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