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by Chops
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan OO Class 25
Replies: 0
Views: 1

Heljan OO Class 25

So, I paid up for a new Heljan Class 25. I figured you get what you pay for. A beautiful piece, quiet and smooth running, patting myself on the back, and it shuddered to a standstill making crackling sounds, as one would expect with a split gear after less than an hour. I recall it was about 150 BPS...
by Chops
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons
Replies: 161
Views: 35525

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Gads. Post has to be more than 10 characters. Double Gads. :o
by Chops
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout
Replies: 79
Views: 5641

Re: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout

A gem of a layout. Small switching layouts such as this are not seen in North America. I believe that
Heljan pair ended up in the Worst Ten Locomotives of Sam’s Model Train Review. I’ve determined never
again to purchase a locomotive until I’ve seen Sam’s Review first. He spares no criticism.
by Chops
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley: Moving Goods and Brits
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Henley: Moving Goods and Brits

It was a lot of fun to do this vid. Great to revisit Ian Drury, as well. The sack car is an Electrotren piece, advertised as fertilizer sacks. To myself, they look more like onion sacks, so take your pick. North Americans tend to see Europe through a small lens, so running Spanish equipment in the B...
by Chops
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley: Moving Goods and Brits
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Henley: Moving Goods and Brits

https://youtu.be/WD0Mui9Xkuc

Nothing like Ian Drury to get one's yah-yah's out. A brilliant artist, may he rest in peace. Salt mines, in Numidia, Northern Africa, were
a place where Romans sent convicts to hard labor. A little pun on work.
by Chops
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ca Plane Por Moi
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Ca Plane Por Moi

Britain's history is nothing if not breath taking. So many options available now, some of the cardstock ones are remarkable. I was shooting for a Norman sort of look, this was as close as I could get, at the time. Hornby has some real beauties. Of course, Henley-on-the-Thames has nothing to do with ...
by Chops
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ca Plane Por Moi
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Ca Plane Por Moi

https://youtu.be/ys-QM2fVliI

New events in Henley reflecting a certain mood across the pond.
by Chops
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Merry Christmas

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by Chops
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: I LOVE This. Would Make A Lovely Model!
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: I LOVE This. Would Make A Lovely Model!

I fancy if anyone could scratch build it, it would be you, Mountain. This popped up, I'd not seen it before...I did enjoy the posting, thank you. For a few minutes I mentally put myself on that pleasant ride.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4Z7s8Vvy1k
by Chops
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Colonel Stephens of Light Railway Fame and Tonbridge, Kent
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Colonel Stephens of Light Railway Fame and Tonbridge, Kent

Nice view of part of the world I don’t get to see much. Now I know where I can get “Triang” tattooed on my bicep. :)
by Chops
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Beaglington-On-Sea 00 gauge in 6ft by 4ft
Replies: 182
Views: 14944

Re: Beaglington-On-Sea 00 gauge in 6ft by 4ft

Enjoying the views. Miss sunshine? Come to El Paso. So much of the ruddy stuff I’m half blinded. The sea mists envelope Beagleton beautifully. Must book a passage there. Escape from the unending sun.
by Chops
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby Third Class Carriages
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Hornby Third Class Carriages

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Took a while, between international shipping and the bug, but well worth the wait. Splendid additions to Hornby's Rocket Set.
by Chops
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: What am I looking at here?
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: What am I looking at here?

Rule #1 withstanding, thank you very much for the interesting information, both. Very helpful. As mentioned, nobody in El Paso has a clue
what they are looking at, so all good in that department! :D
by Chops
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: What am I looking at here?
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: What am I looking at here?

Interesting, sort of like a forerunner for Amazon. About when did these things get about? '50s? '20's? One of the side benefits is that no one in North America has a clue what I am running. Allows for all manner of mischief. If nothing else, I do like them.
by Chops
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: What am I looking at here?
Replies: 7
Views: 251

What am I looking at here?

IMG_20201213_140950.jpg IMG_20201213_141002.jpg IMG_20201213_141009.jpg I got these from a stateside seller not because I had a gaping hole in my collection, but rather I fancied they would be easily towed by my lovely, but feeble and old, Triang Electra. That, and I wouldn't get keelhauled for shi...

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