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by Chops
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley's Big Expansion
Replies: 32
Views: 1844

Working Out the Bugs in Ye Olde Henley

This new EZ track works fabulously. Most of the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7rLoydI5kI&t=6s
by Chops
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley's Big Expansion
Replies: 32
Views: 1844

Re: Henley's Big Expansion

Yes, the Ladbroke Disaster, terrible tragedy.
by Chops
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Rapido OO 4-2-2 Stirling
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Rapido OO 4-2-2 Stirling

Had to pay up for this one, Out of production. One thing: it doesn't run. Instead, it regally glides, side rods symmetrically swimming, across the British landscape whilst surveying her realm. The level of detail is matched by its extraordinary mechanism. This is not a locomotive, it is an event. IM...
by Chops
Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley's Big Expansion
Replies: 32
Views: 1844

Dean Goods and a Terrier

The Oxford Rails Dean Goods and the Horby Terrier perform flawlessly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt5IH8LdAMU
by Chops
Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Canford Quay
Replies: 49
Views: 3394

Re: Canford Quay

Those pallets add much ambience. Splendid work, if I may say. What is that circular thing? It speaks "ancient antiquity," from what I see.
by Chops
Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley's Big Expansion
Replies: 32
Views: 1844

Re: Henley's Big Expansion

Thank you, Bufferstop, I have two semaphores that I sprinkled around, not knowing what to do with them. As for stopping in time, it keeps me quite alert, as I have advanced to some of the better, more expensive models that will not tolerate a beating. Two trains can take some minutes to traverse the...
by Chops
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley's Big Expansion
Replies: 32
Views: 1844

Re: Henley's Big Expansion

The diminutive Hornby Peckett runs like a jewel, and the older, more vintage Hornby High Wheeler set is fairly reliable throughout it all. Care has to be taken to not collide at crossings. Slowly, things are taking shape.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmWw_n5LJLg
by Chops
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus

IMG_20220620_000617.jpg IMG_20220620_000624.jpg Putting in some of the terminal tracks. It is discovered that the use of this EZ Track has the effect of forcing one to keep it simple. The overall complexity has, by necessity, be reduced to allow the rigid track components can fit. This a good omen ...
by Chops
Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Model railway inside Campervan: Opinions and ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Model railway inside Campervan: Opinions and ideas

In the USA, space can be at a premium in a congested city, but beyond there one often has a bit more flexibility. As an outsider looking in, it has been an education to watch some Englishmen fit the most extraordinary track plans into the smallest of spaces or unusual locations. I do not ever recall...
by Chops
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hornby Adams Radial Problems.
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: Hornby Adams Radial Problems.

I've been drooling over the Oxford Radial for a time now, and have greatly enjoyed their Dean Goods. That 50:1 gear ratio is a strong selling point. I like things on the slow side; not blasting around like slot cars. Purchasing anything out of the UK is always a throw of the dice, as if it is a dud,...
by Chops
Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1415
Views: 362234

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

That was too easy! I might have purchased one from you a while back? It is Lima, I think, and still provides reliable and timely service; lovely set.
by Chops
Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Enjoying my Class 37
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Enjoying my Class 37

:) nice! 8 characters more.
by Chops
Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hornby Adams Radial Problems.
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: Hornby Adams Radial Problems.

[i]That[i] would explain a lot! If that would fix it, I might be in the market for one.
by Chops
Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus

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