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by jackshepherd
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: All line rover trip
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Re: All line rover trip

Hi Jack. I used to do the All Line Railrover many years ago. The likes of The Waverley Route was still open. :D I really enjoyed it. Whether it 'would be up your street' or not I do not know, but I used to turn up at the station at around 9.00am and catch the first long distance train out. See a li...
by jackshepherd
Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: All line rover trip
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

All line rover trip

Hi everyone, this is something that ive read about people doing and would love to do it myself, get a all line rover ticket and travel the uk, well cetain parts of it, but I would like some helps as to where to go and what hotels you would recommend to stay at, i'd be travelling on my own, and i'd l...
by jackshepherd
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: I must stop spending!
Replies: 148
Views: 161528

Re: I must stop spending!

Well my money seems to be flying away from me, knowing there was a Hawkins Bazzar in Chelmsford, Essex, I went along post Christmas shopping with the family, and knowing about the Hornby sale thanks to this forum, I had a look what they had left, no railroad Scotsman, which is no surprise... so in t...
by jackshepherd
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What inspires the younger generation into the hobby?
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: What inspires the younger generation into the hobby?

Well for me its thanks to my granddad, he got me my first train set when I was 6, and with him and my gran taking me on a railtour a few months before (it was 5029 'NUNNEY CASTLE' from London Paddington to Worcester) I was hooked on train, mostly steam. But what gets me into the hobby of model railw...
by jackshepherd
Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: I must stop spending!
Replies: 148
Views: 161528

Re: I must stop spending!

Well being it Christmas I thought i'd have a random browse on the money spending Ebay, and looked up Hornby locos on auction ending soonest to see if anything cheap and interesting was finishing soon, and 5 minutes later I am the new owner of a "1979 Hornby Railways L.B.S.C Class E2 N.o 100&quo...
by jackshepherd
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: I must stop spending!
Replies: 148
Views: 161528

Re: I must stop spending!

Well today I visited John Dutfields with a selection of old stock that I wanted to trade in for something else, was told my stock was worth £100 :shock: I was shocked, and was like a bloke in a model shop, I didn't know what to get, something old or something new, big or small, I couldn't choose, b...
by jackshepherd
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: I must stop spending!
Replies: 148
Views: 161528

Re: I must stop spending!

Well today I visited John Dutfields with a selection of old stock that I wanted to trade in for something else, was told my stock was worth £100 :shock: I was shocked, and was like a bloke in a model shop, I didn't know what to get, something old or something new, big or small, I couldn't choose, bu...
by jackshepherd
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Baseboard Builders Help
Replies: 16
Views: 2375

Re: Baseboard Builders Help

Hello and welcome, Jack. my layout would go in my room, In which case I suggest you would almost certainly be better off looking at a shelf layout around the room, or part of it, than trying to wrestle with yet another Devil's Tablecloth. Lots of variations are possible. For example two permanent b...
by jackshepherd
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Baseboard Builders Help
Replies: 16
Views: 2375

Re: Baseboard Builders Help

Hi guys, thanks for the advice, I layout wouldn't be in the loft because that's full of storage stuff, my layout would go in my room, and I am thinking of buying the baseboard from model railway solutions, so would they send the board as a kit then?
by jackshepherd
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Baseboard Builders Help
Replies: 16
Views: 2375

Baseboard Builders Help

Hi Everyone, been a while since ive been on here, not a lot has changed, been so busy working, end to end layout in loft now, got a pile of locos and coaches waiting to be run, so need some advice, for the new year I want to have a roundy roundy layout so I can "play" trains again, but as ...
by jackshepherd
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Didcot Railway Centre Track Plan
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: Didcot Railway Centre Track Plan

There are 3 aerial photo's from 1928 that may be of interest: http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw024646?search=Didcot&ref=0 http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw024648?search=Didcot&ref=2 http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw024652?search=Didcot&ref=6 Thanks for t...
by jackshepherd
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Didcot Railway Centre Track Plan
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: Didcot Railway Centre Track Plan

Hi Jack, Have you considered making a layout based on a shed alone? There have been a few layouts done like this but not many and the space you have available would be ideal plus a bit so a fiddle yard or sector plate could be included. Just as idea to consider. Jim thanks for the idea jim, I would...
by jackshepherd
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Didcot Railway Centre Track Plan
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: Didcot Railway Centre Track Plan

sorry about this late reply, but im thinking of creating a layout with didcot in mind, as I have a variety of pre 1948 gwr locomotives and don't have much space, so would you think a 8ft x 2ft board be long enough for a running line long enough for 1 tender loco and 2 coaches, a small carriage shed,...
by jackshepherd
Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Shelf layout help
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: Shelf layout help

thanks for the help :)
by jackshepherd
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Shelf layout help
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: Shelf layout help

it will be about 4 ft height.

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