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by Lofty
Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:46 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Maes Glas Riverside - A shunting Puzzle
Replies: 36
Views: 1573

Re: Maes Glas Riverside - A shunting Puzzle

Phred wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:09 pm
Dad-1 wrote:
my Ruston DS48 "Gower Princess" arrived
Looking forward to seeing her working. 8)
A few laps of St Oval will help to get her settled.
by Lofty
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:20 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Lurker, but with a username
Replies: 13
Views: 898

Re: Lurker, but with a username

Welcome aboard Stefn
by Lofty
Thu Jan 11, 2024 4:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Warley National Exhibition
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Warley National Exhibition

Members of Warley Club have voted that it’s time to stop the show.
by Lofty
Sat Dec 30, 2023 7:23 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 93 first sighting?
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Class 93 first sighting?

The bend it's putting in the trailer's swan neck is 'impressive'; look at how far the front end of the trailer side frame is 'down' compared to the rear end. Sorry, but it isn’t bending, it’s designed to travel like that. If it was bent to that degree the tractor unit would be right down on its spr...
by Lofty
Sat Dec 30, 2023 2:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Chalkhill
Replies: 145
Views: 13452

Re: Chalkhill

That’s a great video Geoff. Good old fashioned engineering.
by Lofty
Fri Dec 29, 2023 7:48 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Speedlink: early 90's question
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Speedlink: early 90's question

Stokestation12 wrote: Fri Dec 29, 2023 6:22 pm Right....I think I've misremembered my hoppers!!

So this, isn't speedlink?
As far as I know HAA hoppers did appear in Speedlink livery, but as already stated they were dedicated to merry-go-round workings.
by Lofty
Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:03 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The North Circular - Austerity & Nostalgia.
Replies: 61
Views: 4826

Re: The North Circular - Austerity & Nostalgia.

Dad-1 wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 10:18 pm In a way I regret not keeping it very simple.
I know that feeling very well, if I just add…

At least on something this small you can turn it around and get easy access to all surfaces.
by Lofty
Sun Dec 03, 2023 5:26 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Lofty’s Workbench
Replies: 27
Views: 3984

Re: Lofty’s Workbench

Not seen you work foamboard for a long time. Yes it's been a wile Geoff. It will receive a touch up and some blending when the rest of the scenery around it is in place, but after a few passes with paint it looks presentable: 23-12-03-01.jpg 23-12-03-02.jpg 23-12-03-03.jpg 23-12-03-04.jpg 23-12-03-...
by Lofty
Sat Dec 02, 2023 7:12 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Lofty’s Workbench
Replies: 27
Views: 3984

Re: Lofty’s Workbench

Building Bridges.

I need a couple of bridges for my latest project.

An chunk of Fomex sheet scribed to represent stone blocks is now ready for a lick of paint:
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by Lofty
Sat Nov 18, 2023 10:34 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1457
Views: 225495

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

It’s years since I built a Metcalfe too, I had a viaduct in the loft but it didn’t handle the extremes in temperature very well. Your extra additions make a big difference.
by Lofty
Fri Nov 17, 2023 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 399
Views: 70682

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

glencairn wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 8:59 am Two different boats.
Having looked again I can see there are a few differences, but at first glance this morning through sleep deprived eyes I thought with one viewed from the port and the other starboard there was a slim chance that you had used a simple trick to increase the interest :oops:
by Lofty
Fri Nov 17, 2023 7:47 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 399
Views: 70682

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Is that two boats, or the same one painted different on the opposite sides?
by Lofty
Tue Nov 14, 2023 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 592
Views: 92077

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

glencairn wrote: Thu Nov 09, 2023 6:11 pm
Whatever, Rule 1 applies. :D
Absolutely 👍
by Lofty
Sun Nov 12, 2023 4:27 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Thankyou for Allowing Me Aboard This Train
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: Thankyou for Allowing Me Aboard This Train

It’s a small world Martin, we spent a few years a stone’s throw from Davenport station, a good day out was to catch a green DMU up to Disley and a walk around Lyme Park. Dave, it's an even smaller world. I remember watching good trains out of our upstairs window; that would have been 74 years ago!U...
by Lofty
Thu Nov 09, 2023 5:25 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Thankyou for Allowing Me Aboard This Train
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: Thankyou for Allowing Me Aboard This Train

Martin1946 wrote: Thu Nov 09, 2023 3:50 pm We were brought up with the Sounds and Sights of Steam, living 1/4 of a mile away from Heaton Mersey Sidings in Stockport.
It’s a small world Martin, we spent a few years a stone’s throw from Davenport station, a good day out was to catch a green DMU up to Disley and a walk around Lyme Park.