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by DonB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Barry Scrapyard Early 70s
Replies: 6
Views: 667

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: 1456

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: 23
Views: 505

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: 356

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: 1253
Views: 264246

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: 1253
Views: 264246

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: 1253
Views: 264246

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: 1253
Views: 264246

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: 65
Views: 4046

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...
by DonB
Wed May 27, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 65
Views: 4046

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

Not model railway-related:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283670772123

Worth £2-£3 at most.
Why do people think that Dinky = mega bucks? Laughable.

(There is a MIB version elsewhere on eB*y for £25, which is what I paid for mine a few years ago.)
by DonB
Mon May 11, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR
Replies: 247
Views: 65612

Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

I never thought I'd be posting a message like this... While looking at a photo sharing page (Pinterest), I saw some of my layout photos from this very thread on there. I shall not identify the person who posted them, but if that person is reading this: Although I find it quite flattering that someon...
by DonB
Mon May 04, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What? No mention of the Hornby class 66 "Captain Tom Moore ".
Replies: 14
Views: 558

Re: What? No mention of the Hornby class 66 "Captain Tom Moore ".

Look out for the MGBs selling them on a well-known auction site towards the end of the year.
Coming to a ThiefBay listing near you...
by DonB
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: co-co derailing
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: co-co derailing

Is your Class 60 a Lima one? I had a similar problem a while back with one of mine (strangely, my other 60s were OK); turns out there was a very pronounced moulding 'gate' and seam on each end of the bogie that was interfering with bogie swing. A little treatment with a modelling knife, file, and P1...
by DonB
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Songs about trains.
Replies: 45
Views: 2222

Re: Songs about trains.

Whist watching an 80s Top of the Pops earlier, I was (unfortunately) reminded of:

Ridin' On A Train - The Pasadenas
by DonB
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout
Replies: 874
Views: 185244

Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

mikem64 wrote:...Will have to get some close up shots so everyone can enjoy them.


Please do, Mike.
If there's one thing I love more than trains, it's buses.

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