I was once asked for ID at a "trendy bar" when I was 26 and when I said "Is driving licence ok" I produced it - and it was one of the old pre-photo licences. The bouncer's response was "Well if you've got one of those you must definitely be old enough!".
Having said that my photo of the beer after 3 would look like this:-
As I don't drink these days.
That bouncer clearly has a sense of humour and I love the edited picture! Contrary to what some may think I don't actually drink that much; I enjoy good drink on occasion, but not the drunken part afterwards. I have a lot of respect for those who choose not to drink, your liver will certainly be a lot better for it!
Still as an old friend used to say... there are three main vices in this world: drink, drugs, and smoking... well one out of three isn't bad!
rocketman wrote:As I have said before, I love your general layout (and I am copying parts).
I would like, however to take issue with you about your new platforms.
The way you have gone about making them is correct (nice to see it still in use)
but, if you have a look at the previous page, at the coach overhang on the curve, you will be furious with yourself sometime in the future (I say this from experience) that you ever imagined that the distance on that bend from the middle of the coach to the platform was ever acceptable or that anyone could hop or even Olympic long jump that distance (it gives Mind The Gap real meaning)
all power to your elbow.
The layout generally is really good
The main issue I have is I want to be able to accommodate 4 coach Mk1 rakes within the complete confines of a station platform. I can't do that unless I either A) Completely destroy the layout in it's entirety and build a new baseboard (where I can either have longer straights, or use streamline track), or B) have the station platforms curve round the bend. Now because I’m not about to completely destroy the baseboard and start again as made out in point A, I have to live with the fact that I can achieve no gentler bends than the current baseboard allows for. I am not angry about this, nor will I get angry about this since I know I can't do anything better than this until such time comes that I move house and have the room for a bigger layout.
In fact I consider this a far better improvement than the previous cheap plastic station, the issues of clearance having already been discussed. I'm sure that you will agree that this type of design fits in to its surroundings a lot better regardless of how big the gap is that the passengers have to mind. I have worked out the clearances so closely to the platform that the carriages in the closest instance are 1mm from the platform edges.
And please do satisfy our curiosity; you do keep referring to your layout (and past layouts) but so far haven't shown us any pictures.