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by Chops
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello from West Wales.
Replies: 29
Views: 526

Re: Hello from West Wales.

Visited Wales back in 1975. Thought it was one of the most attractive places in the world, what with the meadows and valleys and streams. I suppose the Romans felt much the same way. :) Recall riding on some heritage narrow gauge steam line. That put me over the top. Just as I was ramping up for a U...
by Chops
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: PeterH's Great Central themed layout.
Replies: 128
Views: 26035

Re: PeterH's Great Central themed layout.

More, please. :)
by Chops
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bute street station
Replies: 21
Views: 1270

Re: Bute street station

Almost never see these point-to-point affairs in North America. Fascinating.
by Chops
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: First 00 Layout - Any Suggestions Welcome
Replies: 18
Views: 615

Re: First 00 Layout - Any Suggestions Welcome

... board having to fold up when Mother In Law comes to stay - Hi Nev, and thank you for the great idea of mounting a layout above a bed. My guest room (9'x10', maybe) is fully occupied by a queen-size bed - but I have/will have overnight guests here. I had not thought of making the guest room the ...
by Chops
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: First 00 Layout - Any Suggestions Welcome
Replies: 18
Views: 615

Re: First 00 Layout - Any Suggestions Welcome

Wow, in North America, such compact designs are but rarely examined. Great stuff.
by Chops
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: First big layout
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: First big layout

Well, as Mick said, “I know, it’s only rock and roll, but I like it...” Do show us some photos! :)
by Chops
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Black and White
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Black and White

Oooooh. :)
by Chops
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.
Replies: 172
Views: 20941

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Ambience is brilliantly captured.
by Chops
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My personal layout under endless (re)construction
Replies: 216
Views: 8316

Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

My first reaction was, “Holy Moley.” That remains my second and third, as well.
by Chops
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Simplification For Durability.
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Simplification For Durability.

I’m with you, Sparkhill. Separately fitted wind screen wipers and sprung buffers are much less interesting to me than if it works after two hours. Got a couple of expensively imported pieces with shattered and split gears collecting dust on the shelf. I really should just pitch them in the dust bin ...
by Chops
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Black and White
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Black and White

Seeing this, I do miss the soft textures of B & W. Outstanding work.
by Chops
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My layout..Progress at last
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: My layout..Progress at last

Less is more. JMO.

Make it look nice and consider bundling it off for display at train shows, whenever they come to the fore, again. Try shooting some video. These smart phones are better than most expensive cameras. Edit the video and add some interesting background music or sound effects.
by Chops
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Yet another struggling for inspiration thread!
Replies: 29
Views: 1500

Re: Yet another struggling for inspiration thread!

Well, I've oft remarked that I stand in amazement how my British Cousins do twice as much in half the space as my American brethren. Sounds like you got plenty (5 m) of length, and enough width (2.5) to get into trouble with. Modelers are recreating something nostalgic. Do trams or branch lines hold...
by Chops
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby to produce L&M 0-4-2 'Lion' in 00
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Hornby to produce L&M 0-4-2 'Lion' in 00

Delighted to hear of this. I have long wondered if there was a market for more early steam. I could not be happier with the Hornby Rocket set, and will be standing in line for this one. :)
by Chops
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My layout..Progress at last
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: My layout..Progress at last

Your layout is charming. I have long admired my British Cousins for doing twice as much in half the space as my North American brethren. This may not apply to you, but for myself I have long since discovered that the number of problems to tweak rises exponentially with each additional square foot. F...

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