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by senorsenales
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone else a little bored with the model railway norm?
Replies: 166
Views: 17531

Re: Anyone else a little bored with the model railway norm?

I was at the narrow gauge show at Sparsholt on Saturday organised by Wessex Narrow Gauge South branch of the OO9 Society. Nothing 'normal' there, and a jolly good show it was too, I was almost converted. Lots you can do in the narrow gauge and industrial field that defy all the normal rules of the s...
by senorsenales
Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Why is Steam so popular?
Replies: 10
Views: 1276

Re: Why is Steam so popular?

Born ten years before brit-in-bama I remember the time on the WCML when it was 100% steam, in fact I remember cycling sixteen miles over to Bedford to see D2 and D1 (in that order) when they were introduced. Steam was everyday, the diesels were new and a number to cross off in my book. But the thing...
by senorsenales
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Flying Scotsman: Famous engine back on tracks
Replies: 40
Views: 4248

Re: Flying Scotsman: Famous engine back on tracks

Agreed, I don't know the area where it showed them trespassing on a four track line but wherever it was passing trains would be at one hell of a lick, even on the slow(er) lines. The Rule Book is quite clear on the subject that where trespassers are on the line and there is apparent danger to themse...
by senorsenales
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: New Railway Film Collection
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: New Railway Film Collection

Yes, thank you very much, I think I will have some of that !
by senorsenales
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How far away is the station?
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: How far away is the station?

On the old, now closed route from Newbury to Winchester, Burghclere Station was 2 miles from Highclere Castle, and the next Station, Highclere, was in Burghclere village.

The Guard and station staff used to shout it out "Burghclere for Highclere" and "Highclere for Burghclere"
by senorsenales
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Please READ the post.
Replies: 24
Views: 3156

Re: Please READ the post.

It applies in real life steve70. I have just run our club show and was being asked questions by people who had the answers in the bit of paper they were holding. Too much effort to read it, or trying to read something into something that wasn't there is the first place. You get over it, I have had n...
by senorsenales
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: LIDL's this week
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

Re: LIDL's this week

You are right, but as most of my tools have two uses, what they were designed for, and what I actually use them for, it doesn't make a lot of difference. Those Parkside Tools are ok, the soldering iron is certainly ok, I use it along with another cheaper one I got off Amazon, and as I am not any sor...
by senorsenales
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Newbury Club Show Saturday 13th February 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 402

Newbury Club Show Saturday 13th February 2016

Newbury Club Show Saturday 13th February 1000 - 1630. Admission Adults = £5, concessions = £4.50, Children = £2.50, damily (2+2) = £10 16 visiting layouts, ten traders. plus hearty catering for the inner modelling man. Mannin Middle Isle of Man in A Circular Layout Broadford Australian in HO But Mod...
by senorsenales
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: LIDL's this week
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

LIDL's this week

On offer this week at LIDL's Parkside soldering station - £6.99 I bought one of these when they were £16.99 (boo) a few years ago. No complaints from me. Spare screw in ends from an address in the West Midlands. Variable heat and solder included. Cutting Disc Set - 5 packs of 5 discs of various size...
by senorsenales
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 2564

Re: Vehicles

I came across this site today while browsing a ten year old modelling mag. http://ayrey.co.uk/ They are still in existence, wholesale but have a list of shops who stock their products, All sizes and scales from the very expensive collectors type to the cheaper end. The Schuco range is quite good in ...
by senorsenales
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Station track plans
Replies: 11
Views: 1712

Re: Station track plans

You might try this http://www.s-r-s.org.uk/index.php .
It is the Signalling Record Society site.
They have an extensive collection of signal box diagrams and proves to be a good base for browsing things signalling.
by senorsenales
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: networkrail eat you heart out
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: networkrail eat you heart out

My TOC MD was the man who said that about the snow. A reporters gift, taken completely out of context, he still wakes in a cold sweat I should think. An excellent railwayman caught off guard like so many others who are made to look silly. Now retired he is a leading light in the railway orphans char...
by senorsenales
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Beaminster Exhibition - Sat 16/1
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Beaminster Exhibition - Sat 16/1

Looking after it single handed meant although I took my camera I never had the chance to use it !! Not confined to small shows. I am running our club show for the third year running, never really see the layouts I invited a year previous and have to rely on photos taken when I booked them ! The day...
by senorsenales
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Steam on the main line
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Steam on the main line

I am open to correction here but aren't many of the WCRC Drivers retired or working on an open contract with no fixed work. Most of the Drivers I have seen have been pretty elderly. As for their organisation when I was signalling at Oxford one of their specials was approaching to terminate until it ...
by senorsenales
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Marvel comics giveaways - steel rule
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Marvel comics giveaways - steel rule

My wife spotted this in Tescos yesterday. Issue 1 of Marvel Experts drawing mag. Giveaways are a steel rule worth far more than 99p (in plastic case), a soft pencil, a fineliner pen and a putty eraser. If you really want to you can also learn how to draw Spider-Man in seven steps. I got two, always ...

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