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by bristolmidland
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol class 52 western.
Replies: 96
Views: 20196

Re: Dapol class 52 western.

Thanks to a nice man from Lord and Butler I actually laid hands on a prototype class 52 at the Sodbury and district show last Saturday. It had no motor in it but she looked and felt just right. A great model of this often badly modeled loco class. Can't wait for it to be released now as I have one o...
by bristolmidland
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sodbury and district model railway ex. 26/01/13
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Sodbury and district model railway ex. 26/01/13

Yesterday I attended this event and what a delight it was. Excellent layouts and a very friendly atmosphere which made me linger a lot longer than I normally do at these events. Gordon and Maggie Gravett after their TV appearance and I had a long chat to Gordon who demonstrated the art of grass layi...
by bristolmidland
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model Railway on TV tonight
Replies: 23
Views: 2651

Re: Model Railway on TV tonight

A good programme I thought which brought back a few memories for me. I too remember the Hornby box on Christmas day and the track on a board waiting downstairs. That model of the French meter system was fantastic as was Pete Watermans layout. I met him once and his enthusiasm knows no bounds. I thou...
by bristolmidland
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Settle and Carlisle
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Settle and Carlisle

I am going to the S and C in march with Mrs Midland for a weekend break in a cottage next to Helwith Bridge. Ulterior motive......well there are two steam specials that day including one by my favorite preserved loco, Scots Guardsman. Unfortunately they are running north to south on the S ans C whic...
by bristolmidland
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: "Winter warmer"
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: "Winter warmer"

I have now got a plan which I am going to call Somerset road TMD. It is 56" x 15" plus very small fiddle yard. Here is a quick view of the basic layout. I don't have a track planner as I have a mac and don't want to lay out money for something I will only use a couple of times. http://i117...
by bristolmidland
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: locomotion on bbc 2
Replies: 46
Views: 3983

Re: locomotion on bbc 2

I agree Poliss. That was a very good programme. My wife worked on" spitfire women" and one about the desert rats made a few years ago. She had to go to Stuttgart to attend an Africa Corps reunion which Rommels son attended.
by bristolmidland
Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: locomotion on bbc 2
Replies: 46
Views: 3983

Re: locomotion on bbc 2

I saw the Dan Snow programme last night too. I thought it was a typically modern piece of BBC output. Too much whizzing about in helicopters and showing Dan Snow behaving all macho. He is only there to entice the ladies to watch. What we all have to remember is that we have a genuine interest in our...
by bristolmidland
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: "Winter warmer"
Replies: 0
Views: 2085

"Winter warmer"

Sorry I should have posted this under my other post
by bristolmidland
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stockton Road TMD
Replies: 81
Views: 15326

Re: Stockton Road TMD

A man after my own heart. Great big plans regarding the loft, baseboards put up, track laid, make it up as you go along. And then.......winter came. I am now building a 7 x 2 plus a small fiddle yard which is being done in the back bedroom and leaned against the wall at night. I am really enjoying i...
by bristolmidland
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bath Queen Square - something stirring again !
Replies: 73
Views: 19429

Re: Bath Queen Square - my version

That operating system for point control is a work of art. James May would love it!

Regards Steve
by bristolmidland
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby prices.
Replies: 35
Views: 3681

Re: Hornby prices.

I agree to an extent Lysander but the one thing about continental manufacturers, especially the German ones, is the Quality which although expensive are far superior to ours quality wise. The ones I have seen are anyway with their mostly metal bodies. Mind you they should be for that price! regards ...
by bristolmidland
Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby prices.
Replies: 35
Views: 3681

Hornby prices.

Is it just me or are the latest releases from Hornby expensive? Nearly £160 for a DCC fitted loco or £10 less for a DCC ready model. I know the model shops will discount them but I for one can't afford prices like that. No wonder they have problems. I see on the same newsletter from my local shop th...
by bristolmidland
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Merchant Navy
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Merchant Navy

I found it on Gumtree. Sorry for the delay in posting.

regards Steve
by bristolmidland
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More ebay beauties
Replies: 222
Views: 38472

Re: More ebay beauties

Did you buy the whiskey on Ebay? :D
by bristolmidland
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: "Winter warmer"
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: "Winter warmer"

Hi Dave,

The table is already in situ so it won't be a problem.

regards Steve

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