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by DonB
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaps in track
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Gaps in track

Seeing flexible track laid in that manner makes me cringe - It really is very simple to slice off those rail chairs with a sharp knife.
by DonB
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR
Replies: 246
Views: 59616

Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Thanks Halstead.
I only have two 0-4-0 locomotives, a tiny wee Caledonian 0F and a strange-looking Lima USA type, which isn't really an 0-4-0...
Incidentally, the loco fleet has grown somewhat since that photo was taken in 2008; there are currently several more on preorder.
by DonB
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1149
Views: 221474

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Something (or should that be someone?!) black.
Sooty (a.k.a. the Security Furrman), guarding my stock of wire.

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Next:
Something orange.
by DonB
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Back to backs
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Back to backs

UrbanHermit - I once owned a Leyland Titan whose starter motor would stick with depressing regularity, and for no apparent reason.
There was a large mallet kept in the cab to deal with that situation when it arose...
by DonB
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1149
Views: 221474

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

BR Standard 8P 71000 "Duke of Gloucester".

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The next photo will have either another BR Standard, or a unique/ one-off locomotive.
by DonB
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Leicester Fosse (Central) Sishades new epic
Replies: 80
Views: 13366

Re: Leicester Fosse (Central) Sishades new epic

The Blue Pullman is a pretty awesome model in its own right, but with sound, it's something else...
"Train ****" indeed!
Thanks for the video, sishades.
by DonB
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 8x4 roundy round- Lemmington - minor update page 14
Replies: 213
Views: 10668

Re: 8x4 roundy round- Lemmington - update page 12

I've just spent a couple of happy hours reading through your thread (how I missed it, heaven only knows), and I can safely say, Josh, you are an extremely talented modeller. I was particularly impressed by your buildings; the viaduct is splendid, and as for those terraced shops - Wow! The scenic wor...
by DonB
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR
Replies: 246
Views: 59616

Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Thanks for the comment, Josh! My ideas are seldom referred to as "genius" - In fact, when I buy seemingly random items, my partner will ask, "What do you need those for?!" The sign boards themselves are made from 60 thou Plastikard, with a strip of 0.4 x 3.2 Evergreen Stripstyren...
by DonB
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR
Replies: 246
Views: 59616

Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted to this thread... Due to being extremely busy with work and custom model aircraft builds, there have not been many major developments on the layout, aside from the inevitable additions to the loco fleet. (The layout itself continues to serve as a...
by DonB
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1149
Views: 221474

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

On "The Last Main Line". A busy moment at Ruddington - P2 'C*ck o' the North' arrives at Platform 2 with a railtour as Class 23 D5905 departs with a local service. A rake of empty 16 tonners headed by a pair of Class 20s waits patiently in the Down loop. https://i.ibb.co/FwQcwvn/20180616-2...
by DonB
Sat May 25, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1149
Views: 221474

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Kestrel and Falcon.

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Staying with the "railway menagerie" (animal) theme...
by DonB
Thu May 23, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3376

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Just dropped in to the JustGiving page, and the latest total has passed £102,000.
by DonB
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?
Replies: 35
Views: 1143

Re: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?

"That" advert is utterly dreadful, but that's just my opinion. If it encourages more people into the hobby and away from their Xboxes, etc., then job done. I think this chap sums it up perfectly for me: Railway modelling to me means five things. 1/ It needs to look reasonably realistic. 2/...
by DonB
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1149
Views: 221474

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

4-aspect colour light signal, with home-built sequencer, based around an NE555 & 4017 counter IC.

The next photo will have more home-built automation, either electronic or mechanical.
by DonB
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 38
Views: 368

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

Blimey, 200 quid for a bottle of Klear and 300 sold?
By that standard, I have almost four grand's worth in my cupboard...

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