DonB, thank you very much! Man, you're going to enjoy the next stage of Starlingford's development...
Sarah, that's either an SSC or SPC: Spectrum Saloon Car or Spectrum Patrol Car, depending on which episode of Captain Scarlet you believe...
Wrex, always glad to meet another fan! As regards names for your layout, have you considered 'Sorghum', which is the name of one of the drilling rigs mentioned in 'The Scar'? 'Sorghum Junction' has a nice ring to it... And my N2 is also a Mainline model. It will, I am reliably informed, eventually run itself to bits (
), and thereafter I will probably replace it with the much better Hornby version. Most of the problems seem to be associated with the rough-running motor and the failure of the rear end of the chassis...
Stuart, thank you for your intervention.
Peter, thank you for your comments. The contrast they provide with certain other forum members goes to demonstrate (again) the truth in the old adage that says beauty is in the eye of the beholder...and you and Stewart are quite right: time for new pics!
B17 'Doncaster Rovers' crossing the suspension bridge:
The 28xx makes landfall:
Ben Cruachan departs Perdido Street with a van train as the 28xx arrives:
A J94 shunts a fish van on the quayside beneath the castle as 'Cheshire' passes overhead:
Black 5 'The Glasgow Highlander' is ready to leave at the head of a rake of Stanier stock:
And the O4 crosses the suspension bridge with an 18-wagon rake of 'Ocean' coal wagons, the castle dominating the background landscape:
Rocketman, I saw what you wrote originally. Others' assessment of it seems to be essentially accurate. It was not particularly constructive (though parts of it were basically coherent); and the kinds of parallels you were attempting to draw between PhD work and modelling were essentially untenable (to be perfectly clear, I do not consider you, in any regard, to be any kind of 'supervisor'). You have made the points you felt compelled to make; there is no need for you continually to reiterate them. You have had your say, and it has been roundly condemned. As far as I'm concerned, this discussion, and your participation therein, is now finished.
Everyone else, I hope normal service has now been resumed!