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by thomas the plank engine
Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:10 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.

Seeing what the local council of Exmouth is doing at present, selling off parts of the historic buildings at Exmouth and redeveloping the sea front, there are rumours abound that the Model Railway on the sea front at Exmouth could be under the chop. As yet this is unconfirmed but the new owners are ...
by thomas the plank engine
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How do you guys come up with the name for your layouts?
Replies: 33
Views: 1805

Re: How do you guys come up with the name for your layouts?

The Grockle Garden Railway. 'Grockle' is west country slank for a holiday maker and as a friend of mine from London is always bringing his stock down to run on my 00 gauge garden layout it was his idea to call it 'The Grockle Garden Railway'. Still got to find a name for the N gauge layout however. ...
by thomas the plank engine
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Your experience with buying used locos?
Replies: 51
Views: 3559

Re: Your experience with buying used locos?

Had more problems with NEW than secondhand loco's. A good service and possibly a re-spray/paint is normally all that is required. Sometimes just bought for spares.
I will never ever buy NEW again.

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: It's my railway I run what I want
Replies: 86
Views: 5375

Re: It's my railway I run what I want

The title says it all, and that what it's all about.. So what if it don't match. Running prototypical is all very nice and pleasing but its even nicer to run whatever as its pleasing to the eye' or just whats available to hand at the time. The same goes for liveries, sometimes its nice to mix and ma...
by thomas the plank engine
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Toby Crumbles (Mazak/Zamak Rot?)
Replies: 34
Views: 5243

Re: Hornby Toby Crumbles (Mazak/Zamak Rot?)

thomas the plank engine wrote:Might be throwing a spanner into the works but my Hornby Toby has an Airfix 0-6-0 chassis and running gear.

Ian


I dropped a bollock. Its a Hornby chassis, humble apologies :oops:

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: So where do you shop and why?
Replies: 48
Views: 2968

Re: So where do you shop and why?

Don't buy online myself. Ebay occassionally via a third party. use the following model shops on a regular basis; Paignton Model Shop, Paignton. Expressway Models, Buckfastleigh. Collets Models, Exmouth. The Model Shop, Exeter. Bekra R/C, Newton Abbot. Toy Fair held at Newton Abbot Race Course. Car B...
by thomas the plank engine
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Chris Tarrant Railway Programme
Replies: 24
Views: 1646

Re: Chris Tarrant Railway Programme

Was interesting to watch and at least our trains run to some sort of time table. Maintenance was an interesting issue dealt with in the very basic of ways. Health & Safety would have a bloody FIT. :lol:

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Toy Fairs etc - avoid duffs
Replies: 22
Views: 2184

Re: Toy Fairs etc - avoid duffs

Must be nice to be buying stuff that's so common! I'm lucky if even one stall has some stuff I'm interested in!! :lol: I'm after a few bits that are not so common and they price them as such as well, but as I'm not prepared to pay their silly prices I don't even bother to try and haggle either now....
by thomas the plank engine
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Toy Fairs etc - avoid duffs
Replies: 22
Views: 2184

Re: Toy Fairs etc - avoid duffs

If they won't let you test with the battery move along to the next stall. Second that statement. Most stall holders are prepared to haggle but don't make it too obvious that you really want it, because then they don't give so readily. It also pays to have a look around first as more than one stall ...
by thomas the plank engine
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What's on your xmas list?
Replies: 56
Views: 2214

Re: What's on your xmas list?

Complete set of the original 26 books of Thomas the Tank Engine by The Rev W Awdry. Should keep Gandad, as my grandson Leon call me, happy for a few weeks and I read them all to my grandson Leon.

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What's on your xmas list?
Replies: 56
Views: 2214

Re: What's on your xmas list?

Concentrating on the grandkids this year. Grandson Leon is into his CHOO CHOO'S so its loads of Biro track and rolling stock for him. .....do you mean Brio? I wasn't aware Biros were a thing outside of pens. I'm getting a Hornby Edward (managed to snag the last one off Hattons) and a J94 in Norman ...
by thomas the plank engine
Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Toby Crumbles (Mazak/Zamak Rot?)
Replies: 34
Views: 5243

Re: Hornby Toby Crumbles (Mazak/Zamak Rot?)

Might be throwing a spanner into the works but my Hornby Toby has an Airfix 0-6-0 chassis and running gear.

Ian
by thomas the plank engine
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What's on your xmas list?
Replies: 56
Views: 2214

Re: What's on your xmas list?

Concentrating on the grandkids this year. Grandson Leon is into his CHOO CHOO'S so its loads of Biro track and rolling stock for him. Granddaughter is having girly stuff, leaving that to SWMBO to get. Toy Fair comming up 9 December so will get my christmas pressie's there and give them to respective...
by thomas the plank engine
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Is there anyone who still uses Hornby's short Mk 3 coaches?
Replies: 13
Views: 1672

Re: Is there anyone who still uses Hornby's short Mk 3 coach

eagle50043 wrote:I have a 7-coach Intercity rake for my HST, and i simply painted over 1 window to make the TGS ste.


Have been wondering how to do my TGS and this is the answer, cheers for the info

Ian

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