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by Dad-1
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1109
Views: 93513

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

|It's only been a month, yet it seems to have dragged on rather. Well the end is in sight for this '0' gauge project. There are several small fiddly jobs with parts you would expect to be difficult in 4 mm scale models. These brake vans come with lamps suitable for the side mountings, made up from 2...
by Dad-1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Heritage Line Layout-adding another bit
Replies: 172
Views: 47935

Re: Heritage Line Layout-adding another bit

Hi John,

Poole did you say ? It's near, but not exactly on the doorstep.
Probably too far to meet up.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout
Replies: 54
Views: 2330

Re: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout

Glencairn, Are these what you mean when you say 'little people' ? https://i.ibb.co/brY301c/IMG-3655.jpg Where is Mum ? with a street light on it must be getting towards their bedtime ? But Mum, watching them move wagons about is fun ! They make an awful lot of noise. Or just generally ? There will b...
by Dad-1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout
Replies: 54
Views: 2330

Re: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout

Ha, Ha, Bufferstop, Old people - not like me, will have to wait for the crossing gates to open. There is a notice to go on the gates to say they are open between 12.00 & 14.00 Hrs and at random times through the day to let road traffic cross. Otherwise use the footway bridge. The gate keeper lov...
by Dad-1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout
Replies: 54
Views: 2330

Re: Green Frog Brewery - A Inglenook Shunting Layout

Almost 2 months since the last posting, in truth not a lot extra done. Partially because there was not that much left to sort out, but I had run out of ideas. Although looking a little odd the stairway up from the pedestrian tunnel is at last being added. The old country lane now with it's stone wal...
by Dad-1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scale confusion.
Replies: 20
Views: 278

Re: Scale confusion.

It's quite a beast !!
Now if I had the space .... a large Iron Ore quarry, O.K that's small
compared to the giant excavators that I used to see up at Corby area
in the 1960's, but would make a statement.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scale confusion.
Replies: 20
Views: 278

Re: Scale confusion.

I fear you may be forgetting just how big things are in even 4 mm scale. Ever though about trees ? 100 ft, not that big a tree it has to be said, but 400 mm ? Getting all scale right is not easy, and I suppose in line with our basic need to compress there is, dare I say it, a NEED to often have unde...
by Dad-1
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1109
Views: 93513

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Rather than flit from job to job I MUST get on and finish this 7 mm '0' brake van. now with wheels fitted in, buffers and 3 link couplings. I'm pushing my luck here as I didn't reduce the picture size on these few. https://i.ibb.co/2knH8nX/IMG-3640.jpg Under these there is a complex set of brake fit...
by Dad-1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Heritage Line Layout-adding another bit
Replies: 172
Views: 47935

Re: Heritage Line Layout-adding another bit

Love it Bufferstop,

Who needs complicated electronics - The railways ran on mechanical for over 100 years.
I still like moving scenery, no knobs, or protrusions to catch yourself on.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station
Replies: 144
Views: 14647

Re: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station

Can't see the last time I posted on this FS123,

Some brilliant work Alex, nothing much to else say'

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Building a scenery for a total newbies
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Building a scenery for a total newbies

This is rather like asking if there are animal in a zoo ? There are just so many options, high, low, short, long and different running options do tend to dictate some of those constraints. This is very difficult for someone to advise on, in all probability you don't even know yourself. Just as I've ...
by Dad-1
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1109
Views: 93513

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

More scraps of odds. In a large box of mostly scrap '00' track I found a broken wagon, but not any broken wagon, but one that suits my heavy freight biased running. A Mainline 45 ton GWR Crocodile 'H' - I had earlier found a large boiler that it turns out was part of this particular issue. https://i...
by Dad-1
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: where are the members ???????
Replies: 54
Views: 1157

Re: where are the members ???????

I wonder how many are not even on facebook ?
Certainly I don't have the time, or inclination.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is it ok to mix Era
Replies: 15
Views: 312

Re: Is it ok to mix Era

Some try to keep to even the correct traffic for a period they are modelling. Simply a matter of choice !! I run what I want, when I want, and mix GWR wagons from the 1920's with stock that wasn't manufactured until the late 1950's. As Glencairn says it's your railway so you set the rules - if there...
by Dad-1
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0

A master craftsman showing that old is not always rubbish.
I'm so guilty of not even thinking of trying these resurrections of old locos.

Geoff T.

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