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by Chops
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Layout number three
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Layout number three

Looking good. I always marvel at the preponderance of point-to-points in
the UK. Very rarely done in the US. To the automobile, however, I say "Nuts!"

(Then again, my un-garaged automobile looks like it has been rolled over
and used for dray service. The OO looks good, though).
by Chops
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 480

Re: UK or Bust 2020

I think by now you should be getting the impression that there is just too much to pack into one visit. Plan to come again and see the things you missed on this trip. I fear you are quite correct. One could spend 9 days in London, 9 days in just about any spot you could stick a pin into. I've got t...
by Chops
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 480

Re: UK or Bust 2020

A trove of information, thank you many times over. Below is a link to a Time Team Special regarding Stonehenge. Perhaps you've already seen it. I was rather bowled over by it, as I was of the traditional teachings regarding this astonishing site. By the end of the documentary I thought to myself tha...
by Chops
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 769
Views: 58220

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

The photo of the chimney is most evocative. I am having some trouble, upon close inspection, determining if it is a model of a graduated chimney, or a prototype reference photograph? There is such an intimate variation of colors, washes, moss, cracks, tints that I am inclined to believe this is a pr...
by Chops
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 480

Re: UK or Bust 2020

Always delightful how passionate the Brits are about their football. As a pupil at the Shiplake Grammar School in '66 I was introduced to football, and was regularly beaten to a pulp. Those tykes were quite competitive. Thank you for the most useful information. Certainly "travel fatigue" ...
by Chops
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: it Rained Today But I Managed To Take Some Pictures!
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: it Rained Today But I Managed To Take Some Pictures!

Haunting, lonely stretches under rain. Perfect for me! Cute chicks! Great photos all in all, thanks for posting.
by Chops
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 480

UK or Bust 2020

So, I've been wanting to get back to the UK for some time now, and now that things are getting a little more even, I've kicked off a Vacation Account, depositing what I hope is a fairly healthy $800/month through July 2020 to bankroll a proper tour of one of my favorite Nations. With luck, will be t...
by Chops
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 842
Views: 64292

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

The video certainly does justice, only thing that is missing is the scent of coal smoke. Beautifully shot, and as always
the bridge is a beautiful view.
by Chops
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 85
Views: 5615

Re: New layout

Supermassive. Great stuff.
by Chops
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang/Hornby Stephensons Rocket
Replies: 22
Views: 917

Re: Triang/Hornby Stephensons Rocket

It would appear I have 20 mm from chassis floor to interior roof top. I have been trying to find something on-line,
but am left uncertain. Can anyone recommend something of that length?
by Chops
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 44
Views: 2317

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Whilst a child in the UK, I remember playing in air raid shelters, now abandoned. Even though a young fellow, I got the idea. My admiration for all those who served Britain in her time of need is not less than profound. I am enjoying watching the progress. Most methodical.
by Chops
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: RAILWAY MANIA Ep.7 - 'Best Job in the World? (with Will Stratford)'
Replies: 17
Views: 777

Re: RAILWAY MANIA Ep.5 - 'Edward Thompson, Hero or Villain? (with Simon A.C. Martin)'

Thank you for this, I would never have located it on my own. Will enjoy hearing it as I catch up on some MR projects. That
commuter locomotive: what a beautiful piece of engineering and artwork.
by Chops
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: "Worst I've Ever Seen..."
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: "Worst I've Ever Seen..."

Most interesting observations, thank you for that. I stumbled upon the original Playcraft, Joeuf, and I traded up for it on an American Forum. It was in pretty ragged shape, lots of loose mechanical bits and a bit of body damage, but I was most pleased to have it as it brought back many happy memori...
by Chops
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Coals to New Castle, Henley in OO.
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Coals to New Castle, Henley in OO.

Thanks Josh V, I have a lot of fun with that video editing. I am not talented with computers, having been largely dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Google used to have a free video editing download, that was fairly block head proof, but they got rid of that, and I'm not sure what ...
by Chops
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 85
Views: 5615

Re: New layout

Great sound effects. Like the surveyor.

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