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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:54 am
by m.levin
I've been stalking for the last few years and now I have exposed myself!
I would like to make up some great story about how I have been working on world peace for the last 5 years, but it's more to do with a mental brake down and starting to get back to my old self (with slight changes)
Just so you know Geoff your topic was the first for my reappearance/exposure.

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:37 pm
by Dad-1
Hi Martin,

Sorry to be slow on catching up with your comment here.
A PM on the way ......

Geoff T.

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 3:40 pm
by Dad-1
Hi Dave,

Ahhh, been away until today (Mon) came back home as the
rains started down here on the south coast.
Perhaps though I should have put this link in, which was
used in the Bachmann thread discussion on the Webb Coal Tank.

https://youtu.be/iV9tpBJEWJw

St Oval gets a lot more freight than passenger services. Soon
to test the last 3 Dapol 16 ton mineral wagon kits. One still
needing it's couplings fitted, a job for this evening.

Geoff T.

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 4:20 pm
by Bufferstop
The Coal Tank doing what it was designed for. I bet you watched it go round quite a few more times :D
I have two memories connected to them, my maternal great grandfather's photograph of him standing proudly in front of one in his drivers uniform overalls, just issued to him in 1924, both he and the tanks by then working for the LMS I'd have loved to find that photo again, but where it went is a mystery.
The other was my Gran's next door neighbour, a wiry little Glaswegian, who brought home the dome cover from one being taken for scrap, I must have been just over 5 so that makes it around '49/'50. The dome was a feature in his back garden for at least the next ten years. What did he use it for,- to force his rhubarb of course :!:

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:21 pm
by Beynac
Well done. That's what I call a real freight train !

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:34 pm
by Dad-1
My Threads have been decimated by the Photobucket fiasco and I'm still coming to terms
with another image hosting set-up. Sorry to bore with pictures that almost certainly were
in the original thread, but now well out of context.

Here we have St.Oval station with what was the new platform lights.

Image

Slightly larger images than I'd like, I used to do 800 wide, but these are bigger and as yet I
don't know how to re-size.

Geoff T.

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:38 pm
by Dad-1
MY photographs replaced up to and including page 3 ...... Not a bad place to hang around !
As yet I have to sort out failed PB images in other contributors postings.

Even I've found it quite informative ......

Geoff T.

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:56 pm
by Lysander
yes, good to see it back again.

Tony

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:21 am
by Dad-1
Many thanks to you Dave & Lysander,

It's something of grind finding such old files that are scattered over several
external drives and two computers. Your support makes me all the more
determined to press on.
In fact only pages 11 - 14 need rebuilding now. Plus loading 3 videos into
Youtube to replace those left on PB.

There are so many links to replace .... On my signature layout of Thomas
at Silver Fox Island 17 pictures on the first page !!

Geoff T.

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:45 pm
by Dad-1
A video of my 4 latest kit/repaint wagons and 3 coaches. As it's running on St Oval that's where I've loaded it,
rather than in the workbench thread.
One day I must try to do more work on this much used oval.

https://youtu.be/Ll1ZZWvCYHc

Geoff T.

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:53 pm
by Beynac
Great video. Thanks.

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:21 pm
by End2end
Great stuff. :)
And thanks for the video....."theres no speed cameras in those days" gave me a little chuckle. :lol:
Also a great "down the street" shot near the end.
Thanks
End2end

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:54 pm
by Dad-1
Dave,

Just keep doing what you do so well ....... New ideas, new materials
all put together with a nice dollop of grime. What ? Even snow !!
More memorable cameos than you may think.

Geoff T.

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:07 pm
by Bufferstop
Started re reading the thread tonight, got up to the end of you photo recovery. Still as good as ever.

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:24 am
by Si_Donal
Hello Dad-1,

As part of my resurgent interest in real Railway Modelling instead of dreaming about it, I looked at your layout on Youtube. It's incredible what can be acheived in such a small space. I found St Oval by searching for the minimum radius for a Hornby 42xx and was pleased that you managed an R1. I managed to get a Bachmann 56xx on a hidden 12 inch Radius curve on my old layout with no issues. I haven't tested my 42xx yet but I will need it to acheive Radius 1 also. I may be in touch for advice!