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by Dad-1
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Gresley 2-6-2-T connecting rod problem
Replies: 8
Views: 54

Re: Bachmann Gresley 2-6-2-T connecting rod problem

A split chassis loco.
The de-railing was probably as the fault began
perhaps imitated by rocking over the crossing.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0

Interesting !! I don't want anything ......... But have been looking at doing something from the North Yorkshire & Cleveland railway route from Picton to Battersby, where I have a picture of J27's working. Trenholme Bar station in mind ....... Why ? Geoff T, is Geoff Trenholme, so why wouldn't I...
by Dad-1
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Beaminster, Dorset. 12th Jan 2019 Exhibition
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Beaminster, Dorset. 12th Jan 2019 Exhibition

Hi and thanks Dave, Farmer Topp's pond is a 'throw away' piece. It cost me nothing except time, all the component parts were in those spares/stock boxes. The de-mounted van body was that free RM goodie, sand, grass, matchsticks, nylon thread, and even the Aqua Magic was here just waiting for an excu...
by Dad-1
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Beaminster, Dorset. 12th Jan 2019 Exhibition
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Beaminster, Dorset. 12th Jan 2019 Exhibition

One last call - Oh still in a rush, have to load the car safely to set up tonight. This is the part built for the exhibition, to have more grass laid during the show. It also has some bare plastic showing my plasticard 5 bar gate construction. https://i.ibb.co/9WYK3dL/IMG-2913.jpg This all has to be...
by Dad-1
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 85
Views: 1825

Re: arboretum valley

Hi Jaz,

Bloody brilliant ........ Love the fungus and moss.
I really do admire that skill.
Would you like to retire to the Dorset Coast ? Oh how we
could do with someone with a skill set like that in our
club !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 85
Views: 1825

Re: arboretum valley

Hi Jaz,

I like it - Good reference material, a keen eye, and determination to 'crack'
any problems, then practice & practice until happy.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 85
Views: 1825

Re: arboretum valley

Lots of good observation, and you deserve a load of brownie points for deciding to experiment so much with water. Water can be so difficult to achieve a natural look to match what's in your minds eye. Do you make some of your own trees ? I think you must because you've some super examples. It would ...
by Dad-1
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Association of Wessex MRC's Exhibition 5 & 6th January
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Association of Wessex MRC's Exhibition 5 & 6th January

Hi Hymirl, We had a good weekend as well, lots of happy faces and no breakdowns One disadvantage of running a layout is that I have to rely on others as to the overall quality of the exhibition. Initially I was a little concerned that being hidden away on the second floor we might not be found, but ...
by Dad-1
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Association of Wessex MRC's Exhibition 5 & 6th January
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Association of Wessex MRC's Exhibition 5 & 6th January

Hi Hymirl & Lysander, Yes I'll be there on both days. I'll probably leave the shunting layout to other club members while I look after the Thomas layout, I'm given to understand I'm more patient with our little drivers !! Oh yes it is the Cheese & Grain, in the central car park of Frome, abo...
by Dad-1
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Association of Wessex MRC's Exhibition 5 & 6th January
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Association of Wessex MRC's Exhibition 5 & 6th January

I should have put this in ages ago. This coming weekend it's the second "Frome" exhibition by the Association of Wessex Model Railway Clubs. I shall be there with Both HS-II shunting for visitors to drive, and "Thomas and Friends Visit Bride Bay" another layout for punterrs to dr...
by Dad-1
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 86
Views: 3539

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Hi Joshv8, As you say it'll be very variable. As good as the skills of the modeller who makes them and the quality of the actual kit they start with. Take these Ratio 4 wheel coaches : They come with no dividing partitions, or seating. These need to be made and built in by the modeller. The kit moul...
by Dad-1
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 86
Views: 3539

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Thanks Hymirl, Well this layout is destined to be back to our club rooms next week. In theory still much to do and I'm still deciding IF these Ratio coaches will be given, or perhaps loaned as and when I finish them. The brake configuration is somewhat different to that in this picture, although the...
by Dad-1
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: EM ? - Does anyone on here work to EM standards
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: EM ? - Does anyone on here work to EM standards

Hi Jim, No I'd not seen that before. When I was in the Milton Keynes club they tried to persuade me to try EM. They had loads of coaches and probably had an 'eye' on some of my wagons ! Now I feel I'm up for a new challenge. While not the finest model I bought a Hornby J94 on Saturday, partially bec...
by Dad-1
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 85
Views: 1825

Re: arboretum valley

Hi Jaz, Nearly all my windows glazing frames are from various micro-strip, although the outer is usually cut from sheet. I noted the beach huts as I made up 5 from plasticard for this layout. https://image.ibb.co/mBN8QQ/IMG-0938.jpg Water from varnish ....... the good old stand-by and this layout ge...
by Dad-1
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: EM ? - Does anyone on here work to EM standards
Replies: 4
Views: 183

EM ? - Does anyone on here work to EM standards

My interest has ebbed somewhat, I always need a new stimulus and having built wagons, coaches, locomotives, dioramas, layouts, all in '00' I feel I need a new challenge. My current thinking is to build a diorama/shunting layout to EM standards and make all the required trackwork myself. Why EM ? whe...

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