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by thomas the plank engine
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Thomas and Friends Queries
Replies: 15
Views: 1631

Re: Thomas and Friends Queries

Have you kept the faces you removed or have they all disappeared. Reason I ask is because I'm after some faces from the Thomas range. Not worried about duplicates but I need faces for the likes of my Donald & Douglas etc.

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: The Grockle Garden Railway
Replies: 88
Views: 27197

Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

GWR fans are now advised to look away. This is my own interpretation of Hornby's MURDOCK called 'MURDER'. I have used one of Swindon's so called finest loco's, their wording not mine, but thought it appropriate to use this loco. Not for Rivet Counters or Anoraks. YOU HAVE BEEN DULY WARNED http://ima...
by thomas the plank engine
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: The Grockle Garden Railway
Replies: 88
Views: 27197

Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/59/dsc01616x.jpg Double cabbed class 43 http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/40/dsc01622bm.jpg Started out as a Hornby class 25/1 and is now just awaiting numbers and name to be complete. ETHEL1. Need another Hornby class 25/1 body so that I can also do ETHEL3. http:/...
by thomas the plank engine
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: The Grockle Garden Railway
Replies: 88
Views: 27197

Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Due to the typical British weather during 2012 probably got about 12 hours of running outside on the GGR. However this hasn't stopped me from getting the paints out and i have been busy doing a few projects, mainly Thomas related. A few addition loco's have been refurbushed into Thomas characters al...
by thomas the plank engine
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cheap Locomotives
Replies: 13
Views: 1401

Re: Cheap Locomotives

Also try local car boots as well. They have been known to turn up some really good deals. I missed out on a Hogwarts Express complete set minus its box wtih a fault on the loco for a £5 note. Loco just needed a good service and it was a goodun. I know the guy who beat me to it, hence I know that he ...
by thomas the plank engine
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Replacing 80's Rolling Stock Plastic Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 1050

Re: Replacing 80's Rolling Stock Plastic Wheels

Use Bachmann wheels as opposed to Hornby metal wheels. Back to Back's tend to wander with Honrby ones

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone else a little bored with the model railway norm?
Replies: 166
Views: 12564

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

I certainly wouldn't want to be managing an exhibition. Considering what you have do do, the headaches of maybe a layout or trader pulling out at the last minute, and all the other agro that can happen, some people still have a good moan about what is there. Wish that the moaners would get off their...
by thomas the plank engine
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I was fiddling around with an old Duchess this evening.
Replies: 24
Views: 1492

Re: I was fiddling around with an old Duchess this evening.

Lysander wrote:Blimey, that would rattle her grate......!

Just how far can this one go I wonder, before... ?

Tony


Was that before the grease nipples were found to be hard to get to !!

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I was fiddling around with an old Duchess this evening.
Replies: 24
Views: 1492

Re: I was fiddling around with an old Duchess this evening.

A very basic and crude light fitting really only visible when run in the dark. I have 2 of these both with working lights. Have been thinking of getting the original lighting replaced with LED's so that they show better under normal lighting.

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Naughty Noch
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Naughty Noch

How much actual research do they do before creating the H0 models I wonder. And all put down on the company exspences :D :D

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: why the big deal about keeping boxes ??
Replies: 34
Views: 2023

Re: why the big deal about keeping boxes ??

Have used card between each coach when packed in a briefacse. The coaches didn't have boxs to start with so a little bit of protection whilst in transit stops unnecessary damage like scuffing and scratching of the paintwork.

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Collets Models, Exmouth
Replies: 7
Views: 1879

Re: Collets Models, Exmouth

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The man himself stood at the doorway of his shop

Me holding one of Leigh's new loco's Flying Scotsman in wartime livery
Image

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Exmouth Model railway on the sea front.
Replies: 13
Views: 3481

Re: Exmouth Model railway on the sea front.

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Collets Models of Exmouth. Leigh Collet, the owner of said shop standing in the doorway of his model railway shop. Well worth a visit if you are down in the area.

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: why the big deal about keeping boxes ??
Replies: 34
Views: 2023

Re: why the big deal about keeping boxes ??

Keep all my empty boxes stored in blue mushroom trays in the loft. When I have had to move my stock its nice to be able to pack them secure back into their respective boxes and know that they will travel safe and secure. Having moved at least twice it doesn't take much time to unpack them again, may...
by thomas the plank engine
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Conclusions after 6 months back in the hobby.
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Conclusions after 6 months back in the hobby.

PanzerJohn wrote:Soft drink! I like that one! :D


Don't encourage drinking and driving, because if you spill your drink it leavs a stain on the seat :D

Ian

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