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by DonB
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 80
Views: 6149

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Not on eB*y, but spotted by my partner today in an "antique" shop in Bakewell.

40 quid?
This guy makes Gostude look cheap...
by DonB
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Outdated, but still usable ?
Replies: 14
Views: 388

Re: Outdated, but still usable ?

I have quite a few of these in my wagon fleet. Yes, they aren't the most accurate models, or the most free-rolling, but I kinda like 'em, and, despite their faults, they do look good in a train. Some of mine have been fitted with Maygib bearings and pinpoint axles (not by myself, I might add). They ...
by DonB
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1363
Views: 287732

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Lancastrian, all your images display for me perfectly.
by DonB
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Motor Vehicles & Bicycles ETC.
Replies: 19
Views: 2058

Re: Motor Vehicles and Bicycles etc.

...model bicycles which tend to look nothing like bicycles you see today. Model bicycles are some of the worst offenders as I have seen crank arms no where near the bottom bracket and while I can sympathise with the wheels, at least get the frames and style of bicycle right with forks that look lik...
by DonB
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1363
Views: 287732

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

The only weathered item I have, lightly or otherwise...
A Lima GUV.

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The next photo will have something ready for scrap, or being scrapped.
by DonB
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Purist
Replies: 27
Views: 1251

Re: The Purist

That is why I have modelled a "what if" - It is unlikely I'll ever get some rivet counter saying "Loco xxxx never ran on the GCR..." Only silly comments like "the points in your fiddle yard are too sharp," or "your building that you built from actual drawings looks...
by DonB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Barry Scrapyard Early 70s
Replies: 7
Views: 1233

Re: Barry Scrapyard Early 70s

Great photos. The first locomotive is definitely 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' - She was instantly recognisable, not least because of her missing cylinders and motion on both sides, plus she was the only BR Standard Pacific in the yard. The unidentified 'Crab' is almost certainly 42859. I took a simila...
by DonB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: What was your first model train?
Replies: 33
Views: 2057

Re: What was your first model train?

I had the Hornby clockwork set similar to the one mentioned by Ken Shabby a few posts back; it would have been either a Christmas or 3rd birthday present, c.1973. My first electric train set was a Hymek and 3 Mk.2 coaches for my 4th birthday (or Christmas - My birthday falls just after Christmas). I...
by DonB
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Purist
Replies: 27
Views: 1251

Re: The Purist

I was taken to task by a member of this very forum for the type of points I had used; this person said that the radius looked too sharp. The points in question were in my fiddle yard . The same individual then went on to question the dimensional accuracy of one of my scratchbuilt buildings, which we...
by DonB
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is it ok to mix Era
Replies: 15
Views: 659

Re: Is it ok to mix Era

I can't really add much else to what has already been said, but you could say that you run on the IBISI-RAIL principle (I Built It So I'll Run Anything I Like). Much like my layout, which is modelled as a what-if preserved railway. I do try and avoid obvious errors though, such as running vacuum-onl...
by DonB
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1363
Views: 287732

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

It's actually a fiddle yard, but never mind...
Flashback to my 2008 open day:

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by DonB
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1363
Views: 287732

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

U is for Unique.

71000 'Duke of Gloucester'

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by DonB
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1363
Views: 287732

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

S is for siding.

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by DonB
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1363
Views: 287732

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

L for Lion.

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by DonB
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 80
Views: 6149

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

I have the parts to restore that bus, but pay £20 for the privilege? Nah. I'll pass.
Having checked my MIB version, I see that it is the slightly less-common variant with yellow seats...

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