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by Black-Marlin
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 299063

Re: Starlingford - The End of the Line

Probably better Peter from Germany than Werner from Austria - no one needs to know that the rule of the universe is chaos, hostility and murder...
by Black-Marlin
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 299063

Re: Starlingford - The End of the Line

carnehan wrote:Tsk tsk.

Epic fail. The answer is... you just build your new layout! :wink:

Paul


D'oh!

I shall reflect on my sins towards the church as I munch on my Battenburg and wave my flappy hands at my generic fruit-based device (still not funny).
by Black-Marlin
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 299063

Re: Starlingford - The End of the Line

P.P.S. "Blimey Charlie", Carnehan? Hello to Jason Isaacs? Haha. A fellow wittertainee. Gavin, how are you going to build your new layout? Paul The plan is to build it in modular sections, transport those sections into... let's call it an erecting shed, since railway terminology is appropr...
by Black-Marlin
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 299063

Re: Starlingford - The End of the Line

Was the name plucked from a humourous translation of Great (layout) by the sea ? Geoff T. Hi Geoff The fourth line of the Australian national anthem: "Our home is girt by sea". Girt is an old word meaning 'encircled' (as in a girdle), and this layout is going to have a long (albeit narrow...
by Black-Marlin
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 299063

Starlingford - The End

Well folks, it's happened at last. Starlingford is retired. I have given it to my dad, along with a number of trains for him to run on it, so from time to time the odd picture might appear, but I shall work on it no more. But this is not the end of my railway modelling! I have kept my rolling stock,...
by Black-Marlin
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: LMS inspection saloon
Replies: 21
Views: 4341

Re: LMS inspection saloon

Operational question: When these were being propelled (in steam days), would they have carried a lamp headcode and, if so, what was it?
by Black-Marlin
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Andrew's New Loft Layout
Replies: 365
Views: 45418

Re: Andrew's New Loft Layout

Not sure if I count as an oldie, but welcome back regardless!
by Black-Marlin
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 299063

The Full Queen of Scots, p134

NOT Another planning to start again !! Some of those wants are just what I'd like - 4 track main lines, room for freights on the slow line. I'd be happy to leave the coaches and top-link locomotives to you and Sarah. It is a SERIOUS problem what do you do when a layout's finished, or at least as fi...
by Black-Marlin
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 299063

Re: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133

So Glasgow's been and gone, and what have I been up to? First of all, I've been detailing absolutely everything it's in my power to detail! No locomotive near me is safe. Nor are any brake vans (adding tail lamps and, where feasible, guards) and, as of this weekend, coaches, as a whole selection of ...
by Black-Marlin
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating
Replies: 100
Views: 9074

Re: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating

Bigmet wrote:
I may eventually get to look at one...


I have a late-crest example on order from the Cutlers. I'll let you know what I make of it when it arrives.
by Black-Marlin
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Ivatt GNR C1 Atlantic
Replies: 9
Views: 1629

Re: Ivatt GNR C1 Atlantic

Mr Ivatt's masterwork looks even better with the new QoS type Pullmans from Hornby behind it... http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii283/Blackmarlin84/Queen%20of%20Scots%20Fiddleyard_zpsyjzcibzt.jpg At long last, I have almost completed the QoS train I've been assembling for the last year; the most...
by Black-Marlin
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 299063

Re: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133

For those of you wondering, incidentally, what Lion's rake is, it's comprised completely of maroon Hawksworths with one BR Mk1 Restaurant First, in the following configuration: BCK, FK, RFO, CK, SK, SK, SK, BSK, BG

Happiness!
by Black-Marlin
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 299063

Re: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133

Thanks all for your comments - I appreciate that Glasgow is well out of the way for many of you (ironically it's the closest big show to me...) And thanks, Mike, for your kind words of encouragement - updates to the layout are growing increasingly few and far between, as life in Scotland becomes inc...
by Black-Marlin
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 299063

Re: Starlingford - How to Detail a Steam Locomotive, p132

Sorry GAVIN.... Not to worry, Sarah! In other news, is anyone else going to Model Rail Scotland? I'll be there with the Aberdeen MRC crew. This year we won't be exhibiting a layout and will instead be doing demonstrations of various things. All model-related, of course; none of us will be demonstra...
by Black-Marlin
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 299063

Re: Starlingford - How to Detail a Steam Locomotive, p132

Hi Garry... Bibby line is re-built I take it? I am working on an "as built" MN using the chassis from a re-built one (modified) and need to stretch and modify a WC / BOB body to suit! Also the tender sides need building up.... Regards, Sarah Who's Garry? Yes, Susan, Bibby Line is rebuilt,...

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