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by Chops
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kilmaurs Junction
Replies: 13
Views: 243

Re: Kilmaurs Junction

Stunning. :)
by Chops
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello from jane
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Hello from jane

"Watch it - there are so many different aspects to the hobby, most slightly addictive. In my opinion it's a 3D art form that can either cost a fortune, or be done on the cheap." Dad 1 is quite right. As I live in the US, I have to practically sell a kidney to get this nice British stuff. I...
by Chops
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 144
Views: 7481

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

I am sitting on that dining coach, eating roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding, watching the British countryside glide past. Lovely photos. On second glance, I noticed the rusting lorry. As a child in Britain, such things were treasure. We spent hours "driving" an abandoned lorry through the f...
by Chops
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout
Replies: 63
Views: 3017

Re: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout

What is too clean, the children or the posts? Looks fabulous. Shunting layouts not done much in the USA, and this one looks amazing.
by Chops
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Exeter St Davids OO
Replies: 84
Views: 8042

Re: Exeter St Davids OO

Fabulous views of a modern range layout.
by Chops
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New Layout Plan - any advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: New Layout Plan - any advice?

To quote the great Mick, "I know, it's only Rock 'n' Roll..." This is a track plan that has a lot of opportunity for interesting operations, particularly with DCC, which is all the rage these days. There is an ability two trains at once, competing for the diamond territory, with a third id...
by Chops
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Stephenson Rocket
Replies: 34
Views: 1681

Re: New Stephenson Rocket

Terrific back story on the third class problems. I can only imagine some valiant lad flying over the side trying to snatch a lady’s hat coursing into the breeze. Dreadful outcome, that. Early American rails, as you might know, often consisted of cast iron straps nailed upon a sub rail of a softwood,...
by Chops
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Computer Aided Design, Micro Layouts Question
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Computer Aided Design, Micro Layouts Question

Thank you very much. These designs catch the idea very effectively. I have more to reply, but am somewhat
limited by the constraints of this tablet. More later.
by Chops
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 133
Views: 11580

See More of Britain: II

https://youtu.be/83couwfvApM

Service is expanding. Electrical rail service now available. See all the sites from the
comfort of your coach. See Britannia reveal her secrets...all for one low fare...
by Chops
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Layout in progress - Name undecided
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Layout in progress - Name undecided

Well done, looks like you are getting some satisfactory use out of it.
by Chops
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Installing my line side fencing...
Replies: 13
Views: 317

New Digs

Adding the last bit of fencing. I don't think it is necessary to map out every kilometre of fencing, but enough to suggest that it is there. A rather interesting look, enjoyable. I threw away these awkward lateral braces included by Hornby and affix the fences with clear Gorilla Glue and hold the fe...
by Chops
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Layout in progress - Name undecided
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Layout in progress - Name undecided

Some years ago I did own one, quite a challenging piece of equipment, that. As you know, it comes with an oven mitt. Gradually cracking the throttle, nothing happened, so a little more, nothing, little more, nothing, little more, and it shot away like a dart, straight through the curve and over the ...
by Chops
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Computer Aided Design, Micro Layouts Question
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Computer Aided Design, Micro Layouts Question

I checked out those links, Dale, very interesting. I model in both British OO, my all time favorite, and also a bit in North American HO. It is desired to shrink down my HO layout a bit, it takes up a lot of real estate, and the ability of UK modellers to convincingly utilize a small space is someth...
by Chops
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Layout in progress - Name undecided
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Layout in progress - Name undecided

You’re running live steam?
by Chops
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 315
Views: 25099

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

An abundance of humanity brings this remarkable layout to life. I must imitate your rain puddles- that is so neat.

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