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  Topic: Pick and mix micro layouts.
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:38 pm   Subject: Pick and mix micro layouts.
http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/phoenix-2.jpg

I cleared the debris off my 1:12 scale micro this morning, it had become a dumping ground for all sorts of bits and pieces. It's my da ...
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 49
Views: 14962

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:15 am   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
It's coming home... Not the World Cup, come on, we all knew we were going to get knocked out sooner or later!

http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/coming-home-moonlit.jpg

What's comi ...
  Topic: Birthday Train
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 3
Views: 130

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:08 am   Subject: Birthday Train
Laughing Laughing Laughing

I think a lot of us, certainly the older end of the membership anyway, started our toy train careers with tinplate. I used to have a garter blue "Mallard" which, with ...
  Topic: How much is it worth?
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 4
Views: 140

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:31 pm   Subject: How much is it worth?
As a serial layout builder in the past I have sold a few layouts, given some away, dismantled a lot to reuse the parts and scrapped more than a couple. Putting a price on your time is what makes a rea ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 29
Views: 1348

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:11 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
Taking both options for the backscene together, town that side of the water, railway this side? Simple. The railway was intending to span the river, aiming for somewhere well beyond, but realised too ...
  Topic: Teamsterz
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 2
Views: 177

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
Views: 177

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

Replies: 181
Views: 60700

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.
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 596
Views: 214583

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

Replies: 29
Views: 1348

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
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 23
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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: 181
Views: 60700

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
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 49
Views: 14962

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
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 5
Views: 497

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

Replies: 596
Views: 214583

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 ...
 
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