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Wolseley
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Hello from Australia

Postby Wolseley » Sun May 22, 2016 11:09 am

Hello all. I have been interested in model railways on and off for quite some time now, although it's a long time since I had any sort of layout to run anything on so, for most of that tome, I have had static models that were capable of movement rather than a working model railway. Initially my interests were British outline OO, then Australian (NSWGR) outline HO and then I lost interest for ten years or more. Recently for some reason or other, my interest was rekindled, but took a rather different direction, when I purchased a Hornby Dublo Bristolian 3 rail set and followed that up with four more WR coaches, a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T and four tinplate goods wagons. I'm not sure where this is leading.....

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Re: Hello from Australia

Postby glencairn » Sun May 22, 2016 3:48 pm

Welcome on board Wolseley.
Hornby 3 rail eh! Should be interesting.

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Re: Hello from Australia

Postby Bufferstop » Sun May 22, 2016 4:52 pm

Hi Wolseley.
If you're going down the retro nostalgia route then HD is the most likely to have survived and still work. Look out for our ex-pat who went native in Germany (looks more genuine than the real Germans) he has both HD and Tri-ang tracks on which to run his revivals.
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PS grey cells a bit slow, think his name is William Medland.
PPS Found him http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=49656&p=609731#p609731
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Re: Hello from Australia

Postby GaryAM » Mon May 23, 2016 3:57 pm

Hiya Wolseley, and welcome mate:)

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Re: Hello from Australia

Postby Wolseley » Mon May 23, 2016 5:29 pm

Bufferstop wrote:HD is the most likely to have survived and still work.


That was one reason that I was attracted to it - that and the fact that, back in the early 1960s, I wanted to have a Hornby Dublo set but I my parents couldn't afford to buy me one. There was a shop in Sydney (if I recall correctly, it was a newsagent at the premises now occupied by Foot Locker - a retailer that specialises in sporting footwear) that had a display of Dublo train sets in a cabinet in the centre of their shop. I used to spend all my time when we were in that shop staring at the display.....

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Re: Hello from Australia

Postby Wolseley » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:22 am

Bt the way, I'm not Australian, although I have lived here for most of my life. I'm originally from Scotland.

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Re: Hello from Australia

Postby Hornchurch » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:31 pm

Wolseley wrote:Hello all. I have been interested in model railways on and off for quite some time now....

I'm not sure where this is leading.....
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Greetings Wols', from a fellow "newb" ~ Your latter quote has some resonance with me ~ (I'm just "cherry-picking" what I like, no set format !).


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Re: Hello from Australia

Postby Wolseley » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:14 pm

Last weekend we had our grandson staying over for a couple of days, so I set up an oval of track and two sidings on the dining room table and had the BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T going around alternately either with a short goods train or a suburban carriage. He's only 12 months old, but he seemed to enjoy it. It will be interesting to see what sort of response I get next time I bring it out.

And I've just added a Duchess of Montrose to the roster - a rather nice personal touch, as I lived in Montrose for 18 months or so in the 1970s, but I digress.....

I suppose I need some more coaches to go with the Duchess now - the ones I have are all Western Region and that wouldn't look right. Shall I get maroon or red and cream? I'm leaning towards the red and cream (the locomotive is green with the earlier BR insignia).


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