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  Topic: Teamsterz
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:50 am   Subject: Teamsterz
Cornflake packet card, or even paper, cladding could be used for "plywood" instead of coffee stirrer "planks" if you're not wanting the additional bulk. I'm going to use paper side ...
  Topic: Teamsterz
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 2
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:31 pm   Subject: Teamsterz
Yeah, I know, plurals have an s at the end, not a z, but it's a trade name.

http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/teamsterz-train.jpg

Giles converted some of these coaches a while ago ...
  Topic: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:27 pm   Subject: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
If the notice was installed by the local authority they would probably use a standard road sign like the one shown in this image...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/40910684@N04/33976292342
  Topic: Pick and mix micro layouts.
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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:04 pm   Subject: Pick and mix micro layouts.
You could easily imagine the Daily Wail headline... "Foreign power invades Yorkshire!"

http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/fcpyf-1-at-muston.jpg

FCPyF #1 is visiting for t ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:16 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Some of the smaller Bachmann On30 offerings could easily pass for 3' gauge in 1:55 scale rather than the manufacturer's intended 2'6" in 1:48.
http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/8 ...
  Topic: Spares and repairs
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:28 am   Subject: Spares and repairs

http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/tpo.jpg

Not a lot going for it...

You could shorten the body and mount it on a three axle chassis or even further curtail it as a four wheeled mail/baggage car on a ...
  Topic: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 178
Views: 59081

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 8:47 pm   Subject: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
Maybe a sign saying "Trains Cross Here" would be more in keeping with troublesome trucks. Laughing
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 7:08 am   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
I'd be the first to admit that the photos in my recent posts have been less than perfect. This is due to the use of a cheap camera but I've found an old mobile phone at home and it takes much better p ...
  Topic: Project 2019
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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:37 pm   Subject: Project 2019
Many years ago, on holiday in Cornwall, pre-sprogs, I said to my (now ex) wife that Trethis, Trethat and Trethingy would make good names for a GW branch line's stations. I did go so far as buying a Co ...
  Topic: Pick and mix micro layouts.
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:36 am   Subject: Pick and mix micro layouts.
Castle Hill Quarry was, in real life, a small stone quarry on the hill going by the same name high above the town where I grew up. It did actually have a very short NG tramway, only about 100 yds long ...
  Topic: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 178
Views: 59081

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:45 am   Subject: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
I only ever witnessed the harbour branch in use once. It was a class 33 coupled push/pull with an EMU style four car trailer set, so just straight in and out at the terminal end. I think the third rai ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:03 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Or even a narrow gauge version of this...

https://goo.gl/images/i5pxo5
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:15 am   Subject: Puerto Paseo
The Norte train looks pretty neat in LNER tourist colours... With apple green motive power too! Did a certain Mr Gresley used to holiday in the Puerto Paseo area? Laughing

Which reminds me, I have t ...
  Topic: The Crawley Show
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 6
Views: 737

PostForum: Events   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:01 am   Subject: The Crawley Show
I followed that APA layout for a while on another forum during its construction. Cool
  Topic: The Crawley Show
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Events   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:04 pm   Subject: The Crawley Show
...and a signal box - the latter much slimmed to fit between the tracks and to make the roof overhang the walls in US-style.
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00416.jpg

Quite an amazing transformation ...
 
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