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by William Medland
Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How much realism?
Replies: 40
Views: 4562

Re: How much realism?

Thanks for your valued comments Gentlemen,

So it would seem my "Duchess of Sutherland" will be seen thundering across the landscape between Oxford and Yarnton after all :wink:

Cheers, Bill.
by William Medland
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How much realism?
Replies: 40
Views: 4562

How much realism?

How much realism? I have decided to change the name on my layout station, mainly because besides my GWR locos, I have started collecting the LWS ones. With my layout based in Cornwall, I could not do this. (the LMS did not reach that far). With my interest in branch lines, I thought I had found the...
by William Medland
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Stupidity
Replies: 27
Views: 4066

Re: Hornby Stupidity

The GWR 0-4-0 locomotive is one of the few modern locos that will run comfortably on 1952 Standard grey track and at great speed.
by William Medland
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Greeting from Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: Greeting from Germany

Hi Dave,

RAF Laarbruch 1985-87 (I actually own one of the former Married Quarters, after the RAF left Germany they went on sale).
by William Medland
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Greeting from Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: Greeting from Germany

An Update: Recently I have sold all of my German stock on e-bay and invested the proceedings into my Tri-Ang Hornby layouts. I started 6 months ago with a branchline layout based on Wadebridge station, Cornwall, where the SR joined the GWR 1930s. My second layout, in the same room is based purely o...
by William Medland
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tri-ang Standard grey plastic track
Replies: 9
Views: 3085

Re: Tri-ang Standard grey plastic track

The Triang Standard grey track in use......... all rolling stock is 1950s, track shown is Standard (1952) and series 3 (1958).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qlA9uZ ... e=youtu.be

Cheers, Bill.
by William Medland
Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: My very first Locomotive
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

Re: My very first Locomotive

I mentioned:
Airfix GWR 14xx with Auto-coach


I have just realised that this model was not released until 1978,
so I owned it much later than stated. It would have been the "lonely"
GWR locomotive on an all German layout in the late 1980s.
by William Medland
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: My very first Locomotive
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

Re: My very first Locomotive

I was born only 30 yards from the main Coventry marshalling yards, behind my granparents you can clearly see a 12 ton van and two mineral wagons. The wagons would crash together around the clock and I could read the Jinty numbers from my bedroom window only four houses away. http://i410.photobucket....
by William Medland
Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: My very first Locomotive
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

Re: My very first Locomotive

Wow the Hornby Dublo 'Torbay Express' You must have had a rich uncle to get that. I was only allowed to have an un-lined Jinty until 1966, then I had a Princess Elizabeth as well (second-hand) We moved house in 1967 and the layout was sold by my parents. In 1970 I built my own layout, two Jintys and...
by William Medland
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: My very first Locomotive
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

My very first Locomotive

Hi Ladies and Gents,

Feel free to post your first loco here too....

Although this is a picture of me holding a tin-plate Mallard in 1958, I didnt get my first real layout until 1966 at the age of ten.


Image
by William Medland
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Controller Wattage
Replies: 15
Views: 3610

Re: Controller Wattage

It never fails to amaze me how battered some of these can be and still work. Hi Jim, As well as collecting Tri-ang and Hornby ( early years), I also collect all the publications and catalogues 1955-1996. In the "Tri-ang Hornby "Book of Trains" (about 1968) O.S. Nock writes: "All...
by William Medland
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Controller Wattage
Replies: 15
Views: 3610

Re: Controller Wattage

99.9% of the members on here are unlikely to still use any locos this old so these posts aren't relevant to them. They will use something off the shelf made last week. This is typical of the locos I have in use........... http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp186/Norkmann/08diesel.jpg
by William Medland
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Controller Wattage
Replies: 15
Views: 3610

Re: Controller Wattage

Any old controllers or any electrical equipment needs to be treated carefully and with respect. I have a lot of electrical goods long passed their use by date, a clock from 1940, 16mm film projector from 1935, radios from 1933 and a table lamp from 1936 etc etc. I am always carefull with switching o...
by William Medland
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Controller Wattage
Replies: 15
Views: 3610

Re: Controller Wattage

The plug on the controller is rubber, complete brass pins and "Made in England" on it.

I collect and repair old radios and film projectors as a secondary hobby and they still have round pin plugs,
so I searched out and installed bakalite round pined sockets in my hobby room.

Cheers, Bill.
by William Medland
Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Controller Wattage
Replies: 15
Views: 3610

Re: Controller Wattage

Thanks for your comments Gents, The reason why I purchased the old controller is because I want my 1950´s layout to be correct in every detail. Just the same as my 1970´s layout has an H&M controller from 1970 (purchased by myself at the age of 13 years old). In Germany the plugs are two pin (a ...

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