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by NedFlanders
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 19224

Ratings? - when/where do they come out?

Hi all,

Seeing as last year the series performed well enough to be renewed and extended I am interested to find to how its getting on this year thus far relative to how it was doing last year.

How do TV ratings get published etc?

Ned.
by NedFlanders
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting Off Lightly
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Getting Off Lightly

Wellllllll, As a youngster, not sure what age exactly but it was probably before primary school age, I wombled under a 6X4 Marklin layout that my father had bought and proceeded to cut most of the wires with a nailclippers! As I'm still here - I suggest I got off lightly! :shock: That said, when I w...
by NedFlanders
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 19224

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

We all enjoyed it again this week. One of the minor criticisms of the first week in our house was that there didn't seem to be much "Railway" involved, to which I suggested that depending on the theme and teams, that content would ebb and flow. Sure enough this week much more railway was a...
by NedFlanders
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: RECTORY ROAD
Replies: 40
Views: 4512

Re: RECTORY ROAD

Wow! That's impressive.

The trackwork, the scenery, the track detectors..... I take my hat off to you.

Ned.
by NedFlanders
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Maybe Sometime!
Replies: 829
Views: 118092

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - Mk4 not really feasable:-(

Now there's a clever idea!
Josh


Seconded!
by NedFlanders
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 19224

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Watching it with the family, everyone enjoying it so far.

Final day just starting in episode 1.......
by NedFlanders
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12080

Some cardboard mock-ups, starting the powerbase and small jobs

Not much to report over the last two weeks, still tipping away at the list After getting the inclines in, I laid cork down on the trackbed. The cork I have is some self adhesive floor tiles, which was all that was in stock nearby when I started laying track. As I was in the horrors of the glue on th...
by NedFlanders
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: The Lartique Monorail - Listowel, Co Kerry.
Replies: 1
Views: 653

The Lartique Monorail - Listowel, Co Kerry.

One of the few preserved (recreated, if I'm honest) railways near me - The Lartique Monorail ran from Listowel to Ballybunion in Co. Kerry and had what can easily be described as a fairly unique approach to both rolling stock and permanent way. The drawbridge road crossings in particular reminded me...
by NedFlanders
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ned's Shed
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Castle/Folly suggestions

Thanks for your suggestions.

the Domestic Authorities reviewed them and picked the Scalescenes one.

I've also bought the Box File layout from them to also practice with - that should be entertaining.....

https://scalescenes.com/product/ly01-industrial-boxfile-layout/

Cheerio,

Ned.
by NedFlanders
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ned's Shed
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Ned's Shed

The authorities have deemed that a Castle is required for the layout.... the fact that the track hasn't been laid yet doesn't come into it apparently. Anyhowdy, a spot of browsing for a castle/folly showed up the Scalescenes castle - https://scalescenes.com/product/t020-castlefolly/ - which I think ...
by NedFlanders
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12080

Wiring, Inclines and a job that should have been done ages ago

Slow and steady fettling is the order of the day. Over a couple of evenings, when I had 20 minutes to spare, I got out the soldering iron and worked my way though the remaining main loop lines in the tunnels. not much to see for my work from here; https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48570616702_2751...
by NedFlanders
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: MORA LA NOVA RAILWAY CENTRE & MUSEUM SPAIN
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Re: MORA LA NOVA RAILWAY CENTRE & MUSEUM SPAIN

Excellent photos and narrative.

Thanks for sharing.

Ned.
by NedFlanders
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: 00/H0 15'x11' Simple orbital shelf layout
Replies: 11
Views: 1794

Re: 00/H0 15'x11' Simple orbital shelf layout

Hi there, I've not had much experience but I do have quite a few 2nd radius curves on my in build layout - during testing it was invariably at points or at bad joints in the track ( big gaps, slightly twisted) etc. where any derailments occurred. Once identified and sorted nothing had an issue with ...
by NedFlanders
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12080

2 steps forward......

Its definitively a case of slow but steady now, after getting the use of the playroom back by virtue of finally cutting all the joint connections I have been able to work away on the multitude of jobs that need to be done. however there seems to be an element of swans here as I have been working awa...
by NedFlanders
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cannings Cross
Replies: 55
Views: 6021

Re: Cannings Cross

Well done Lamby. It's all looking very good.

I've just had a most enjoyable time catching up with your progress. I love how that overall roof is looking and the greenery on the platform.

Need.

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