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by thomas the plank engine
Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bluebell railway - what's running
Replies: 11
Views: 778

Re: Bluebell railway - what's running

My day at the Bluebell and the rostered loco for the day was a bloody Br liveried GWR 56XX. Not well pleased at all

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Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: The Grockle Garden Railway
Replies: 88
Views: 26857

Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Nearly. Its got all its original parts, including the cab. Its just missing the boiler section from the front of the side tanks to the chimney. Its all M7 including the running gear. Rear bogie chnaged from 2 axles to 1 axle so from 0-4-4 to 0-4-2.

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: The Grockle Garden Railway
Replies: 88
Views: 26857

Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Family committtments and other normal hum drum daily issue's seem to have taken up most of this year so far. Having been only able to have one morning only attempting to run trains after the previous two years bad weather has ment that so far this year I have not been able to have a single decent ru...
by thomas the plank engine
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Original Thomas and friends characters...
Replies: 27
Views: 3530

Re: Original Thomas and friends characters...

Having now trawled through all that's been writtern so far and then trawling through all the original Thomas Series books, a couple of loco's have been completely overlooked. These being Pip and Emma, both class 43's HST's and in the blue/grey livery. So now you can run a complete HST comprising of;...
by thomas the plank engine
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 247 developments
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: 247 developments

Gary Wells owner of 247 Developments is a busy boy this time of year. I have still got items or order but I know eventially that they will turn up in the post.

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Tue May 21, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: car boot purchase
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: car boot purchase

They do turn up at car boots sales regularly my way but dealers get there early and snap them up pretty quickly.

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Fri May 10, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Coach reliability
Replies: 15
Views: 1344

Re: Coach reliability

All my Tri-ang 9" suburban non-corridor coaches have all had their original bogies and wheels replaced with Bachmann MK1 bogies that come complete with wheels and couplings. They now run like new stock and with a repaint, even look like new stock. Not bad for them considering that they were mad...
by thomas the plank engine
Tue May 07, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Car boot sales
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

Re: Car boot sales

Couple of years ago missed a bargain. A blue mushroom tray with over 20 coaches in it seller wanted £25 for the lot. Just didn't have the dosh to hand. Another bargain missed was unbox Hogwarts Express set, loco & tender plus 2 coaches for a £5, yes £5. All worked after so minor servicing. It ha...
by thomas the plank engine
Fri May 03, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rivarossi Big Boy Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: Rivarossi Big Boy Drive

One of them Big Boy repairs was mine. A new motor and 1 of the 2 gearbox's repaired and it now runs like new again.
Thanks Leader.

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: house move
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: house move

Check through the garden section on here, Some of the garden railways have been up and running for over 6 years and the track is left outside permanently. Also have a look at garden railway forums, and there are a couple that only feature 00 gauge garden railways.

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Surprisingly good/bad
Replies: 78
Views: 4968

Re: Surprisingly good/bad

Worst loco Dapol class 22. Bought new last year and nothing but trouble from the off. Spending more time getting sorted out than actually run to date. Now having a complete new circuit board built do to CRAP QC issued at source. So still not running yet Best Loco Tri-ang class 31 in Br experimental ...
by thomas the plank engine
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: When do you generally do your modelling and/or undertake an
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: When do you generally do your modelling and/or undertake

At anytime of day or evening. When the grandchildren are around its a good excuse to get the Thomas stock out for some fun running. My youngest grandson loves Gandad's Choo Choo's Ian I should really get the N gauge layout set up in the caravan, as its been sitting around in there for the last coup...
by thomas the plank engine
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: When do you generally do your modelling and/or undertake an
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: When do you generally do your modelling and/or undertake

At anytime of day or evening. When the grandchildren are around its a good excuse to get the Thomas stock out for some fun running. My youngest grandson loves Gandad's Choo Choo's

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Cash Convertors/Generator and the like
Replies: 22
Views: 4025

Cash Convertors/Generator and the like

Have a look at your local Cash Convertors and what ever they call themselves in your local area. You might be surprised at what comes in. I have seen some seriously good and normally exspensive Bachmann loco's and rolling stock up for grabs are very competitive prices and cheaper than what you will ...
by thomas the plank engine
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Custom name plates, anyone know where?
Replies: 19
Views: 1641

Re: Custom name plates, anyone know where?

Try Gary Wells of 247 Developments, mainly steam, or Shawplan, mainly diesels and the like

Ian

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