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by Black-Marlin
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Loftfordshire, is there life in this yet?!
Replies: 58
Views: 5567

Re: Loftfordshire

I don't know if it's just an effect of the angle at which the photo was taken, but the clearance between the point blade and the inner rail looks awfully tight - do the flanges of your loco wheels pass through it? Without shorting the track? I'm thinking in particular of the big driving wheels of ex...
by Black-Marlin
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 317286

Re: Starlingford - Wandering Weathered Westerns, pg 131

I have sneakily been home, and I return with pictures! But first - Too small to a picture to appreciate, but all power to your elbow on making stock. Geoff T. - here is more of a close-up for you: http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii283/Blackmarlin84/Restaurant%20Triplet%20Set_zpsek3tx9uy.jpg And n...
by Black-Marlin
Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: G2A
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: G2A

At long last, it has arrived! LMS black with cab back, it looks awfully good, and I look forward to running it with a long rake of loaded 4 & 5-plank PO wagons :D
by Black-Marlin
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Ivatt Atlantic
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Re: Ivatt Atlantic

I have one and it's fantastic :D http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii283/Blackmarlin84/Model%20Rail/Pullman%20Operating%20Sequence%2023_zpssiegkbik.jpg http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii283/Blackmarlin84/Model%20Rail/C1%20Atlantic%20Servicing_zpsgvfgptc9.jpg http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii...
by Black-Marlin
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 317286

Re: Starlingford - Wandering Weathered Westerns, pg 131

Gavin, Perhaps you should stay away from exhibitions for the sake of your bank balance ! There are always online Liverpudlians to fear. Well done on losing that weight, not easy and dare I say even more difficult to keep off. A electricity generating treadmill to provide power for Starlingford, and...
by Black-Marlin
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 317286

Re: Starlingford - Wandering Weathered Westerns, pg 131

Well it's been a while, hasn't it? I'm afraid I have no new pics of Starlingford for you - I haven't been home since Christmas, so I've had nothing to photograph - but there are still stories to relate... I have been modelling! I have been modelling not as the Slimming Controller of Starlingford (I ...
by Black-Marlin
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby K type Pullman coaches
Replies: 18
Views: 2487

Re: Hornby K type Pullman coaches

The irony in Hornby making these cars is that the standard power was of course a C1 atlantic, until quite late in the thirties as the A4s and V2s entered service in numbers, making plentiful six coupled wide firebox power available. I managed to pick up the set of 5 cars in Glasgow for £150, ostens...
by Black-Marlin
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby's J50
Replies: 36
Views: 5629

Re: Hornby's J50

David's immediate reaction was that it was now only the SR that lacked a modern standard model of an 0-6-0T. He's quite right. There's choice in top of the range 0-6-0T for both GW and LMS, but for SR only the very dated and inaccurate Terrier. (I now feel Hornby might have done better to 'bale' on...
by Black-Marlin
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 317286

Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Some wandering weathered westerns for you... http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii283/Blackmarlin84/IMG_3048_zpsayd7tcyw.jpg http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii283/Blackmarlin84/IMG_3043_zpsxvs2vrji.jpg http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii283/Blackmarlin84/IMG_3030_zpsjld5ni9t.jpg http://i267.pho...
by Black-Marlin
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 317286

Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Photo posting appears to be working again! So here is that picture in which the water turned out 'just right':

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by Black-Marlin
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Lion
Replies: 126
Views: 19090

Re: Heljan Lion

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by Black-Marlin
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 317286

Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

I occasionally take pictures that highlight things I hadn't been aware of when I took them. Below is one such example. I had not realised, until I came to look at it later, that I had accidentally taken a photo of the most realistic water I've seen on Starlingford. Check out the illusion of depth be...
by Black-Marlin
Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout
Replies: 610
Views: 48087

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

My Class 40 got chipped and enjoyed a run out and looks great. I just need to decide on what rake of carriages or wagons it's going to haul - any suggestions will be gratefully received. Is the Class 40 in BR Green? If so, oh boy, there are some fantastic options for you. Because they were built to...
by Black-Marlin
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 317286

Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Maybe it's something Quatermass found in that pit of his... Maybe....that was Martians, a bit like giant grasshoppers! :o Found during construction of a London Underground line extension at Hobbs Lane Station..... ;) Yes, I recently watch the Hammer Horror film version, which was surprisingly good,...
by Black-Marlin
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 317286

Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

sarah wrote:
Black-Marlin wrote:Even more worryingly - dead giant moth!!!


Sounds like something out of Doctor Who! :o

Remember the Giant Maggotts? One must have hatched?


Maybe it's something Quatermass found in that pit of his...

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