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by skyblue
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Luckymucklebackit's 2015 Forum Competition Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 3269

Re: Luckymucklebackit's 2015 Forum Competition Thread

luckymucklebackit wrote:In reflection it is not quite competition standard


It most certainly is competition standard!

Sorry to hear of your mother's illness.
by skyblue
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: MattMay05 - October - December competition
Replies: 67
Views: 12447

Re: MattMay05 - October - December competition

This is coming along very nicely. The lining on the tender frames is particularly impressive.
by skyblue
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What is the value in buying rolling stock kits?
Replies: 37
Views: 4354

Re: What is the value in buying rolling stock kits?

No Parkside Dundas come with everything except paint and transfers. Dapol always include transfers, and Ratio generally do.
by skyblue
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What is the value in buying rolling stock kits?
Replies: 37
Views: 4354

Re: What is the value in buying rolling stock kits?

Dapol are generally a bit cheaper and are more widely available. In my opinion the Ratio kits are generally better moulded, detailed and the range of prototypes is greater. Don't discount Parkside Dundas, they are no harder to build than Dapol or Ratio and the range is far more extensive than either...
by skyblue
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tixeter Junction - UPDATE
Replies: 212
Views: 36047

Re: Tixeter Junction - UPDATE

Thanks Fratton71D. I do like that one a lot - it was my profile picture until fairly recently.
by skyblue
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tixeter Junction - UPDATE
Replies: 212
Views: 36047

Re: Tixeter Junction - UPDATE

Thanks THE CHIEF. It took a while to find six photos I felt showcased the layout well.
by skyblue
Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 388
Views: 54142

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

This layout is coming along really nicely. The row of cottages look superb, they really look like they sit naturally in the landscape. I look forward to your future updates.
by skyblue
Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.
Replies: 1855
Views: 271358

Re: Railway Quiz

Correct Ex-Pat - that didn't last long did it?

Over to you.
by skyblue
Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.
Replies: 1855
Views: 271358

Re: Railway Quiz

What class of locomotive links the following names of famous literary works?

Pilgrim's Progress
Auld Lang Syne
Far from the Madding Crowd
by skyblue
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.
Replies: 1855
Views: 271358

Re: Railway Quiz

Thanks Glencairn. I will post a question a little later this morning hopefully.
by skyblue
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tixeter Junction - UPDATE
Replies: 212
Views: 36047

Re: Tixeter Junction

For my 2000th post on NRM I thought I would re-post some of my favourite pictures of this layout from over the years: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1WDkJ_4d_Cw/UrwomNFIKNI/AAAAAAAAAE4/cQ7YMg6iFj8/s912-Ic42/IMG_1526.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JKAvfLCyDFY/UsWQ9L2c99I/AAAAAAAAAGM/4VgWi...
by skyblue
Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.
Replies: 1855
Views: 271358

Re: Railway Quiz

'Rowley' Station, Beamish? As already mentioned by Jim.
by skyblue
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: ParkeNd's Autumn Competition attempt - Railway Cottages
Replies: 105
Views: 11130

Re: ParkeNd's Autumn Competition attempt - Railway Cottages

I really don't think you should compare your buildings to mass produced items - after all yours are meticulous replicas of real buildings in an area you know well, and as such they will mean more to you than any resin casting ever could.
by skyblue
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: ParkeNd's Autumn Competition attempt - Railway Cottages
Replies: 105
Views: 11130

Re: ParkeNd's Autumn Competition attempt - Railway Cottages

ParkeNd wrote:You certainly couldn't afford to sell the completed article for £30 though.


I don't know about that...

A quick Ebay search reveals that the a cottage from the Hornby Liddle End range is currently for sale (BIN) for £44.50 - the quality of your model is probably comparable, if not better.
by skyblue
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: ParkeNd's Autumn Competition attempt - Railway Cottages
Replies: 105
Views: 11130

Re: ParkeNd's Autumn Competition attempt - Railway Cottages

An unusual way of summarising the build - but at least it emphasizes all the hard work that's gone into it. Well done on a fantastic build.

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