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by RailwayRobbo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 834
Views: 58826

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Hi Jim. Well better late than never. I managed to get to the local newsagent at the weekend and bought the last copy of Railway Modeller he had. Must say they did you proud with the 6 page spread and rightly so. Great pictures and text. I liked the way they captioned the pictures with the correct te...
by RailwayRobbo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 331
Views: 30465

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

Thanks for the comments guys. Although I am essentially a steam man I'm not adverse to the green diesels of the 60s with Brush Type4s and English Electric Type3s taking over the coal hauling duties locally after the withdrawal of steam. It's when everything went blue that I lost all interest in rail...
by RailwayRobbo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1349
Views: 187934

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Excellent pictures as usual Jim.
So much detail and atmosphere in them.

Pete (RailwayRobbo)
by RailwayRobbo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: New Venue for The Great Electric Train Show (Hornby)
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: New Venue for The Great Electric Train Show (Hornby)

Although I live just 20 minutes drive from the Arena MK I've never been. From the pictures on Google it looks like just one big hall. Seems it doubles up as a Basketball court and an ice rink for skating and the local Ice Hockey team, Milton Keynes Lightening. I went twice to the Motor Museum. Pete.
by RailwayRobbo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: New Venue for The Great Electric Train Show (Hornby)
Replies: 2
Views: 171

New Venue for The Great Electric Train Show (Hornby)

The new venue is ARENA MK which is part of the MK Dons football ground. Exhibition is on October 13/14th 2018. It says there is a free bus between the station and the venue throughout the day. Unfortunately it doesn't say which day or if it is both days. Also says 'priority parking' on at least one ...
by RailwayRobbo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 331
Views: 30465

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

The Clayton pulls it's train out of the yard then reverses back to pick up the brake van before taking it's load of coal back to the main line to be taken on to the power station. IMG_3398.JPG The USA Tank takes on water before slowly heading back to the colliery for it's next turn. IMG_3401.JPG
by RailwayRobbo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 331
Views: 30465

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

The USA Tank made a swift return from the weathering works and was sent straight up the branch to the colliery. Here it brings a train of 'fulls' down over the canal bridge on it's way to Petersdale yard. IMG_3367.JPG Having rounded the curve past the Loco Shed Yard the USA Tank pulls it's train int...
by RailwayRobbo
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 331
Views: 30465

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

Thanks Jim (both of you) and Mountain. Yes I'm pleased with the end results on the diesels. Just a hint of dirt to take the gloss off the pristine models to give a look of a working loco. I guess you could say there's 2 different styles of weathering. The work stained, run down look on the steam loc...
by RailwayRobbo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 331
Views: 30465

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

Went to Alexandra Palace on Sunday. Not a bad show but the usual feeling that the traders are more important than the layouts. I'll give one thing to the venue it is spacious with plenty of room down between the rows of layouts/traders. Sunday a relatively easy day to get round and see all the layou...
by RailwayRobbo
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 331
Views: 30465

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

I'm sure you'll be happy with the weathering by Grimy Times, they do a superb job Pete, I use them for all my loco weathering, this is one of the Jubilees I had done, well pleased. ps. nice line up of diesels you have, should look very nice once weathered, I fancy a metrovick myself :wink: jub.JPG ...
by RailwayRobbo
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 331
Views: 30465

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

The USA Tank is going down the branch to the weathering works this weekend (TMC are at Alexandra Palace). She'll be back in the kind of state befitting an NCB locomotive. I'll be picking up the 4 diesels I left with Grimey Times as well. First time I've had anything weathered by them so looking forw...
by RailwayRobbo
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 331
Views: 30465

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

Thanks for the comments and advice guys. Much appreciated as usual. The one thing my visit to Stafford did do was to get me thinking again about using the 2 baseboards I have for my 'running in' track and converting them into a small portable layout. There were a couple of nice Loco shed layouts at ...
by RailwayRobbo
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 331
Views: 30465

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

Hi guys. I got a little motivated last week to do some work on the layout but my plans didn't quite come to fruition. I'd got 5 lamps for the Loco Shed area and my first thoughts were go out of my comfort zone and wire them up and see if they work. So with the holes drilled etc. I went under the bas...
by RailwayRobbo
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 834
Views: 58826

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Another excellent piece of work Jim.
by RailwayRobbo
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 834
Views: 58826

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Parcels Depot is excellent Jim. We expect nothing less from your modelling. Really adds to the busy scene that is Millsend. Love the pile of coal in the corner. Presumably for the office fire. Looks like there's some nice big lumps in the pile.

Pete (RailwayRobbo)

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