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by redline41190
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)
Replies: 128
Views: 6604

Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

That looks like a wonderful time! I can't even begin to imagine how much time you'd truly need to spend there to actually explore everything there is to offer. I may go later this year, but we shall see. I wouldn't say the layout needs to be totally portable, but one day it will need to be moved yes...
by redline41190
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)
Replies: 128
Views: 6604

Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

I met the Rev. W. Awdry but didn't chat with him as he was at a model train show and it was a section for the kiddies. I'm greatful for him as his little books inspired me back in the 1970's. https://youtu.be/O8nTquXf4sM How lucky! I wish I could have and perhaps had a great conversation of his ins...
by redline41190
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)
Replies: 128
Views: 6604

Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Oh yes two entirely different kinds of railway. Worth noting that Thomas & Friends got me into the Talyllyn from the books I read as a child. I do love the engines very much for not ever having met them in person! :lol: Been thinking.. One can never have too many Halls! I may reach out and buy a...
by redline41190
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)
Replies: 128
Views: 6604

Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Alas I have only ever visited there. I've spent a day in Cardiff and up in The Brecon Beacons park area. That was probably almost 10 years ago now! Absolutely beautiful. I didn't have any time to go over to the Talyllyn, or Ffestiniog. My favorite narrow gauge railways. When I go back I plan on doin...
by redline41190
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: painting steam engine wheel rims?
Replies: 2
Views: 452

painting steam engine wheel rims?

I've come to notice that Hornby steam engines have a shiny outer wheel that make it looks either very clean or toy like. Bachmann engines do not suffer from this, and I was curious if anyone had any tips on how to go about painting them? I'm not trying to remove connecting rods and all that. Is it p...
by redline41190
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)
Replies: 128
Views: 6604

Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Mountain wrote:Very good. The Hall reminds me of the Mainline Manor I used to have. Beautiful detail and it ran well.


We desperately need a new Manor Class. I would pay to have a new DCC ready version. My very first purchase from the U.K. Was a Bachmann Lechlade Manor. I adore that class.
by redline41190
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)
Replies: 128
Views: 6604

Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Okay, so I've decided to display all of my engines and some of the stock on a shelf for now, until I build the table. http://i.imgur.com/5yC3uS1.jpg http://i.imgur.com/90A3qHr.jpg Mainline railtour capable engines :wink: I will say I am thoroughly impressed with the Hornby Hall, I had a Bachmann Hal...
by redline41190
Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)
Replies: 128
Views: 6604

Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

It has arrived! Will post more when I finish playing with them lol. I'm extremely pleased with the Hall. I know that there are some who are not a fan of the clever design but, when its running on a layout... its hard to tell. Now what were we saying about the heritage lottery? :lol: http://i.imgur.c...
by redline41190
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)
Replies: 128
Views: 6604

Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Supposedly my order from Hattons will be here tomorrow... That excites me
by redline41190
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)
Replies: 128
Views: 6604

Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

The beauty of your Heritage Line is you can say 'members' have bought and restored locomotives. Invariably they would be tank locomotives, (unless there is the odd millionaire as a member :lol: ). Just remember it is your layout, you can run what you like. :D Enjoy the journey. Glencairn That was p...
by redline41190
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)
Replies: 128
Views: 6604

Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

I was thinking more tank engines would be a better idea. Especially without the facility to turn the engines, at least to the viewers eye on the layout.

As far as the 4MT goes, Hornby or Bachmann? I can't find a solid answer on which is better. Probably throw in a large prairie as well
by redline41190
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)
Replies: 128
Views: 6604

Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Great pick, excellent resources to work with! http://www.ross-on-wye.com/index.php?page=ross_540-The_Railway_in_Ross&pg=3 I saw that! I love the look of the area. Its got a great feel to it. Found a picture of how the trackage in the station area used to be as well http://www.ross-on-wye.com/im...
by redline41190
Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)
Replies: 128
Views: 6604

Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

As the Heritage Line is mainly GWR based, look up an old, closed GWR line in the area you like. A group of 'volunteers' have got together and opened a section of the line. That line would be its name. If you 'make sure' the line would be 'connected to the rail network' engines from other parts of t...
by redline41190
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What inspires the younger generation into the hobby?
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: What inspires the younger generation into the hobby?

End2end wrote:Just going on the thread title I would hazard a guess at Thomas The Tank Engine still, at least for the younger children.


Guilty. I still watch it. I certainly cite it as the spark that ignited my hobby. Though when I was young Thomas was still done with REAL trains :lol:
by redline41190
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)
Replies: 128
Views: 6604

Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Hahaha oh yes! I remember those. So as far as the Hall Class I'm getting goes... I've narrowed it down to two. 4924 Eydon Hall or 4975 Umberslade Hall, mostly because I like the names and they didn't survive into preservation. I'm also considering my fleet options. I already have 4 steam engines, I'...

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