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by piermaster
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The MSLR in OO scale
Replies: 435
Views: 68491

Re: The MSLR in OO scale

Hi John, Been very busy throughout December being tour guide to relatives from Singapore who came over to experience a British Winter (Don't ask)! Managed get a couple of photos on the Middy for you: http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb303/piermaster/Middy/BarCoach278271212_zps75d24b7b-1_zps9dcf001...
by piermaster
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Breakdown Trains
Replies: 18
Views: 7156

Re: Breakdown Trains

An 08 hauling a twin jib track laying crane and ex-LMS support coach:

http://www.railphotoarchive.org/rpc_zoo ... 4020257000

This was in 1982.
by piermaster
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How do you guys come up with the name for your layouts?
Replies: 33
Views: 2284

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

New Walmington Pier was originally Walmington Pier Tramway and its name came about when the en un-named layout was required for an exhibition in 2001. The conversation between exhibition manager (EM) and myself went something like this: EM "What are you going to call this layout?" Me "...
by piermaster
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Now getting really hacked off !
Replies: 22
Views: 2237

Re: Now getting really hacked off !

Silly question:

Why does NRMF restrict itself to 800 maximum width? I don't have this problem on other forums.
by piermaster
Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Essellty - a micro-layout
Replies: 59
Views: 12336

Re: Essellty - a micro-layout

Not much happening at the moment, I'm busy entertaining wife's family from Singapore who are over here 8 Dec - 1 Jan experiencing a British Winter (Don't ask!!) Done the sightseeing around Suffolk (Lavenham, Sudbury, Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds); Cambs (Ely, Cambridge); Paris; and London. Will get m...
by piermaster
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Essellty - a micro-layout
Replies: 59
Views: 12336

Re: Essellty - a micro-layout

New kid on the block:

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Heljan W&M Railbus bought at Epping Show on 10/11/12 for a steal at £95!!
by piermaster
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vitrains
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

Re: Vitrains

I have a Vi-trains Class 47 currently on sale on eBay, they are lovely locos but very prone to dropping brake pipes, couplings, jumper leads, etc on to the track. Beautifully detailed locos but a bit too delicate for exhibition running.
by piermaster
Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Some tram questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2871

Re: Some tram questions

I know it's over 10 months since the last posting here, but yesterday I was at the East Anglian Transport Museum at Carlton Colville, near Lowestoft and took these photos of how their tram line terminates: At the Chapel Road end: http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb303/piermaster/EATM/LondonHR21858...
by piermaster
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Essellty - a micro-layout
Replies: 59
Views: 12336

Re: Essellty - a micro-layout

Hi Richey, you weren't being serious?
by piermaster
Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Essellty - a micro-layout
Replies: 59
Views: 12336

Re: Essellty - a micro-layout

Please do not run Thomas on it :shock: The attraction of the layout is the wonderful build quality and the originality of the idea. I would never run Thomas or his 'friends' on anything I own - I can't stand the bloody things!!!! Even as a kid I hated the original books!!! Essellty is different, it...
by piermaster
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The MSLR in OO scale
Replies: 435
Views: 68491

Re: The MSLR in OO scale

Hi John,

Here is the Middy's own MOY wagon:

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Cheers,

Dave
by piermaster
Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Essellty - a micro-layout
Replies: 59
Views: 12336

Re: Essellty - a micro-layout

A new arrival made its debut on Essellty at Bishop's Stortford exhibition on 8/9/12: http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb303/piermaster/Essellty/67070912.jpg The Bachmann Motor Luggage Van S68001 - chipped and bought on eBay for under £65!!!! The represents Preservation - the fifth theme to Essellt...
by piermaster
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: DRS 66 & Blue Circle Cement at Aberdeen
Replies: 8
Views: 2434

Re: DRS 66 & Blue Circle Cement at Aberdeen

Hi Shaun, I left Aberdeen in the early 60s as a wee bairn to get dragged up in Southend-on-Sea, then moved to Romford, Chelmsford and now in Stowmarket, Suffolk. I return to Scotland each year to get rejocked and to Aberdeen to see the dwindling numbers of family every two years. Here's my Aberdeen:...
by piermaster
Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: DRS 66 & Blue Circle Cement at Aberdeen
Replies: 8
Views: 2434

Re: DRS 66 & Blue Circle Cement at Aberdeen

Interesting photos Shaun, My grandparents lived in Torry - the posh bit once known on bus blinds as 'Garden City' and before the 'back to front' houses were built between Balnagask Road and Tullos Industrial Estate in the late 1960s, I used to do my train watching in that area and remember the Blue ...
by piermaster
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The MSLR in OO scale
Replies: 435
Views: 68491

Re: The MSLR in OO scale

Two more photos from the Middy: http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb303/piermaster/Middy/EndoftheLine240812.jpg End of the line 24/08/12. http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb303/piermaster/Middy/LaxfieldStation250812.jpg The real Middy terminus - Laxfield station 60 years after closure - 25/08/12....

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