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by Dad-1
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 210
Views: 34291

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

I also have a dusty store of things past ....... We were quite good once !! Currently struggling for time and drive, but in between assembling a wooden storage shed I laid some grass. I shouldn't have done so as other foundation building not completed, but I wanted to see some greenery !! I was goin...
by Dad-1
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 210
Views: 34291

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Progress, Styrene infills just after lunch.

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Plastered late afternoon

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Now nothing until Monday.

Geoff T
by Dad-1
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 210
Views: 34291

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

A new diorama, too small and simple to include anywhere else. "The Old Farmhouse" I have a love of the English countryside and this really follows on from last years "Blue Gate Cottage". Having been rather pre-occupied with other things for several months I've had to force myself...
by Dad-1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 1232

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

Not a wise move. I can see this having a considerable effect of Bachmann sales through the limited availability. O.K just Hattons at present, but with that protective attitude anyone who wants to make or sell anything other than theirs must be at some risk. Remember that Bachmann will also ONLY sell...
by Dad-1
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1045
Views: 64466

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

No not yet Tony. I have however found my way back here after a few weeks when I didn't quite know where I was and what I was doing !! I've been tempted back by a bulk purchase of pirates gold, Well a deceased modellers stash of 17 assorted wagon kits for a bargain price that i couldn't refuse. Altho...
by Dad-1
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1364
Views: 197933

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Operator Comfort tops all !! Jim a sign of passing time !!!! More iconic work and I just love the fact that Base Toys lorries, Lima originals are modeled with great skill into something rather special. Proving skill and imagination are more important than deep pockets. Mind you nothing wrong with de...
by Dad-1
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco code 75 track
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Peco code 75 track

Gerald is right ....... Older stock, but what does that cover ? If you're running stock, locos and wagons from around the year 2000 code 75 should be fine. Anything earlier could cause problems. True it's not quite as robust as code 100, but tough enough for most uses. I've kept to code 100 and don'...
by Dad-1
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Thomas Visits Bride Bay
Replies: 203
Views: 21289

Re: Thomas Visits Bride Bay

Hi Tom, First thanks for the compliments. Whatever you do it's always full of compromises. You say about deeper section sides, but with that comes additional weight as well as increased storage requirements. Lighter sides can be made, but then not strong enough for secure leg fixing, which you'll ne...
by Dad-1
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Bridport & District MRC - Exhibition 27th July
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Bridport & District MRC - Exhibition 27th July

Tomorrow is our first set-up day. Another layout cancelled for health reasons. This is a worrying trend and getting worse as the average age of exhibitors is creeping up !! One attempts to arrange visiting layouts early to help with space planning and all that sort of thing, but we have now lost 3, ...
by Dad-1
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Bridport & District MRC - Exhibition 27th July
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Bridport & District MRC - Exhibition 27th July

One week to go !! If you're on holiday, or live near enough to South Dorset call in. It's a hight quality exhibition and still just £5 for adults and £1 for children up to 16. This little dear has been causing running problems. Now solved by a wheel-set change to Hornby as they have deeper flanges a...
by Dad-1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Thomas Visits Bride Bay
Replies: 203
Views: 21289

Re: Thomas Visits Bride Bay

MMMMmmmm Naughty, but bumped this up, was in danger of getting lost !
Now done 32 showings, the July exhibition will be No.33.
We get more fun from this per £ spent from this than anything else we've ever made.

Won't quite hit 40 outings by year end.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 730
Views: 80894

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

What a Nice Day !!

Had the last boards out today to clean tracks and check electrics.
Also replaced the Diesel tank that had fallen away from the council roads dept yard !!

Unashamedly bumped up the listings to easily tie in with my exhibition posting !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Bridport & District MRC - Exhibition 27th July
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Bridport & District MRC - Exhibition 27th July

July already !! Time to advertise the Bridport & District MRC Summer Exhibition. To be held at : Sir John Colfox Academy, Ridgeway, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3DT On Saturday 27th July, 10.00 to 16.00 Hrs. Entry : Adults £5; Children £1; Under 5's Free. I believe this is our 21st annual exhibition Th...
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scenic divider
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Scenic divider

I've always fancied a small circular layout with a 3 way divider giving 3 identical size and shape segments. Then make 3 identical landscapes with each dedicated to a different season. Then depending how you feel pick a season in which to play. Still an idea, perhaps one day ......... Although I do ...
by Dad-1
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Blueberry's micro layout
Replies: 29
Views: 821

Re: Blueberry's micro layout

Hi Blueberry, St Oval is a LOT larger than your starting size. For scenic development it's always worth thinking of putting the track on risers to take above base board level. That way you can add ditches to go under the railway. That is of course dependant on how you want to present the railway. Th...

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