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Re: Starlingford - new pics, pg 74!

Postby Black-Marlin » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:57 pm

Durseytu wrote:I'll have to look in to local fairs; I confess to being a bit of a railway newbie and have never actually been or know where they are! :oops:


Despite finding "Railway Modeller" the least engaging of the principal four modelling magazines (the others being British Railway Modelling, Model Rail and Hornby Magazine) it does contain an excellent 'Events' section at the back, which does keep one abreast of all manner of fun times...

And, it being yet another new page (my word how they're flying past these days), it's time for new pics again...

Gavin

The 28xx gets ready to depart with a BR van train
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Class 37 'British Steel Hunterston' takes an engineers' ballast train past preserved stock
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The Hughes 'Crab' leads a 5-coach rake (the third vehicle of which is the 12-wheel dining car) across the lough
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Natasha's kohlrabi is coming up a treat
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The O4 makes landfall amongst the gorse of the cliff tops
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Re: Starlingford - new pics, pg 74!

Postby Durseytu » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:23 pm

Black-Marlin wrote:And, it being yet another new page (my word how they're flying past these days), it's time for new pics again...


I believe that might have been largely down to me this time talking too much! :oops:

As always fantastic shots of the layout.

Cheers,

Stuart.
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Re: Starlingford - new pics, pg 74!

Postby bbc100p » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:29 pm

:shock: I didn't know how many loco's you have!!! :shock:
It back! And sorry about the rant but I do not know why they banned MOHAAPlayer!

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Re: Starlingford - new pics, pg 74!

Postby Stewart Gethin » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:22 am

Hey gavin, its me again ;) are those vegatables the noch ones? :)

You have got a very nice collection of stock and wagons :) where do you keep them all when they're not on the layout?

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Re: Starlingford - new pics, pg 74!

Postby Black-Marlin » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:53 am

bbc100p wrote::shock: I didn't know how many loco's you have!!! :shock:


Here is a complete loco list:

Southern
N15 'Excalibur' (Hornby)
T9 (Hornby)

Great Western
14xx (Hornby)
3031 'Lord of the Isles (Hornby) (vintage)
43xx (Bachmann)
49xx 'Albert Hall' (Hornby) (vintage)
61xx (Hornby)

LMS
Caledonian Pug (Hornby)
'Jinty' (Bachmann) (CMC Ltd. Ed.)
'Crab' (Bachmann)

LNER
A1 'Tornado' (Bachmann)
A3 'Flying Scotsman' (Hornby)
A3 'Humorist' (Hornby)
A4 'Mallard' (Bachmann)
A4 'Sir Nigel Gresley' (Hornby Dublo) (non-runner)
B12 (Hornby)
B17 'Doncaster Rovers' (Hornby)
D49 'Cheshire' (Hornby)
J72 (Mainline)
J83 (Hornby)
J94 (Hornby)
K3 (Bachmann)
N2 (Mainline)
O4 (Bachmann)
O6 (Hornby)
V2 (Bachmann)
V3 (Bachmann) (non-runner)
V3 (Bachmann)

British Railways (Early Crest)
2251 Collett Goods (Bachmann)
45xx (Bachmann)
57xx (Bachmann)
60xx 'King George V' (Hornby)

ex-L&Y Class 21 Pug (Hornby)
Fowler 4P (Hornby) (non-runner)
Princess Royal 'Lady Patricia' (Hornby)

B12 (Hornby)
J39 (Bachmann)

British Railways (Late Crest)
Battle of Britain 'Winston Churchill' (Hornby)
West Country 'Plymouth' (Hornby)

28xx (Hornby)
Class 35 Hymek (Hornby)
Class 47 'The Kingsman' (Hornby) (vintage)

Fowler 4F (Hornby)
Black 5 'The Glasgow Highlander' (Hornby)
Royal Scot 'Royal Inniskilling Fusilier' (Hornby)
Princess Coronation 'City of Nottingham' (Hornby) (non-runner)

Class 37 'Ben Cruachan' (Lima) (Ltd. Ed.)
Class 40 (Lima)

British Rail (Sectorisation)
Class 37 'Highland Region' (Lima)
Class 37 'The Northern Lights' (Lima)
Class 37 'British Steel Hunterston' (Vi Trains)
Class 91 Electra (Hornby)

Miscellaneous
GWR Class 101 (Hornby) (repainted promotional item)
GWR Class 2721 Metropolitan Railway (Hornby)
Dock Authority diesel shunter No.5 (Hornby Triang)

Stewart Gethin wrote:Hey gavin, its me again ;) are those vegatables the noch ones? :)

You have got a very nice collection of stock and wagons :) where do you keep them all when they're not on the layout?

Stew


All the vegetables (with the exception of the rhubarb, which is Noch) are by the appropriately-named Busch. The new fiddleyard can house quite a lot of the rolling stock, while the locomotives fit on what is essentially covered shelving beneath.

Some more veg for you:

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Regards,
Gavin

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Re: Starlingford - new pics, pg 74!

Postby Black-Marlin » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:51 pm

Durseytu wrote:
Black-Marlin wrote:And, it being yet another new page (my word how they're flying past these days), it's time for new pics again...


I believe that might have been largely down to me this time talking too much! :oops:

As always fantastic shots of the layout.

Cheers,

Stuart.


A fellow fan of Tornado, talking too much? Oh, I think not...

:D
Gavin

PS Given that you are a fan of the big green beastie, here's a pic you might like

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Re: Starlingford - new pics & stock list, pg 74!

Postby kennyGWSR » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:36 pm

can i see a photo of the 2721 in met livery please? :D
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Re: Starlingford - new pics & stock list, pg 74!

Postby Black-Marlin » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:49 pm

kennyGWSR wrote:can i see a photo of the 2721 in met livery please? :D


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Re: Starlingford - new pics & stock list, pg 74!

Postby Splop. » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:54 pm

Wow, that's had a hard life. :shock:

Looks awesome though. 8)

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Re: Starlingford - new pics, pg 74!

Postby Durseytu » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:11 pm

Black-Marlin wrote:Image


A wonderful photo or Tornado about to depart! It almost looks like I'm standing on a footbridge looking over the railings.

Cheers,

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Re: Starlingford - new pics & stock list, pg 74!

Postby trainsandco » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:29 pm

wow loving all your recent pics gav :D

and OMG!!! that is a lot of locos!!!

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Re: Starlingford - new pics & stock list, pg 74!

Postby 47593 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:04 am

thought i give myself a challenge and read the whole thread from start to finish. took 3 days. Been bored at work so managed to get through quite a few pages at work on my phone :D

nice layout indeed. i like the non protypically correct approach. yet high detail levels and quality work.
after messing about withs trains in the loft as a kid, i took up the hobby again in 05, started steam GWR pannier set then add the j39 when i 1st came out (always like 0-6-0 with tenders) but ended up in the era i grew up in the blue/grey and intercity red stripe diesel era of the 80's and 90's.
Ended up like you running alsorts from different eras.......didnt matter, was great.
anyhoo stopped in 07 after a house move, and only just started up again (but on a small portable scale.)
There been points through my journey on reading this thread that have saddened me as this current house (now up for sale) has a loft that could of accommodated a 11fx15f layout but i could face flooring the loft. (could have done something great) Regret it now especially how i sold everything stock wise (still have scenery over my folks)

But, overall the thread has inspired me which is good. This time to stick with it too!!

Ps, i always liked j39, collied good, 060 with tenders basically. However, if i buy a steam engine i will HAVE to be an LNER D49. It's surely time for hornby to release it again.

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Re: Starlingford - new pics & stock list, pg 74!

Postby bbc100p » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:49 am

(Put F word here) me!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o :o :o
It back! And sorry about the rant but I do not know why they banned MOHAAPlayer!

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Re: Starlingford - new pics & stock list, pg 74!

Postby Black-Marlin » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:03 am

47593 wrote:thought i give myself a challenge and read the whole thread from start to finish...


:shock:

47593 wrote:...took 3 days. Been bored at work so managed to get through quite a few pages at work on my phone :D


Ah, resourceful! I'm glad you like the layout. I must admit that it's the scenic bits of the job that I really like - a lovely loco will only look really good if its surroundings are up to scratch, so that's my primary focus. There's not a lot, realistically, that I can now do to 'improve' the newest RTR models - but I can do my best to make the layout itself come somewhere vaguely up to similar standards...

I'm flattered if this thread has inspired you: make sure you learn from my many mistakes!

And yes, the D49 is a beautiful engine. Far and away my favourite of the UKs 4-4-0s. I would really love to see a new version. As it is you can occasionally get the 1980s versions on Ebay for reasonable prices (though there is no room in the tender for a DCC chip if that is your wont) - mine was mint in box for ~£40.

Anyway, I hope to see a thread on here in due course featuring your new layout!

Regards,
Gavin

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Re: Starlingford - new pics & stock list, pg 74!

Postby Black-Marlin » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:07 am

bbc100p wrote:(Put F word here) me!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o :o :o


If the 'F word' isn't 'Flip' I shall be coming round to your house with a large bar of soap and I will physically scrub your mouth out.

Gavin


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