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  Topic: Model car repairs
giles b

Replies: 2
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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:51 pm   Subject: Model car repairs
Thanks for the link, Alastair.
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 267
Views: 94710

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:35 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Brake van F3 has been a bit camera shy so far.
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/brakef3.jpg

This is partly because photographs tend to show the front of the train, but also because I've never been quit ...
  Topic: Model car repairs
giles b

Replies: 2
Views: 37

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:38 am   Subject: Model car repairs
Found an interesting website while browsing for something completely different. If you use diecast toy cars (Matchbox, etc) as scenic items - and like to source them in junk boxes - you may like to in ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 306
Views: 89519

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:09 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
This looks promising, I think.
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00749.jpg
First job is to check the mechanism is OK, then a little work on the front footplate to create splashers and drop the footplate ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 306
Views: 89519

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:04 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
Alastair, Moxy, I have some bits and pieces of a Polly to try for a fit; my thought are that it is a rather tall body, which could usefully lose a bit of height if it could still fit over the Terri ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 306
Views: 89519

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:15 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
I came back from the recent Wycrail show with the motorised chassis from a Dapol "Terrier", in working order but in need of a clean up and oil around. This is going to be a long-term projec ...
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
giles b

Replies: 68
Views: 20281

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:01 am   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Nice idea, Bob. Will the siding next to the loco shed become the company's wagon repair shop - seeing you anticipate both goods and passenger vehicles using it? Now you've just got to find a new home ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 267
Views: 94710

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:17 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
A couple of footnotes to the Wycrail show.

The driver of the "Flying Lemon" is waiting for one of the pointsmen to come over and give him a hand turning the railcar.
http://photos.mtima ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 59
Views: 6014

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:53 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
An O gauge figure (probably 1:48 scale) on the tractor seat fits perfectly, giving a hint to the scale.

I should like the tractor to represent a Ford 9N, which was current at the end of the 1940s a ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 267
Views: 94710

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:58 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
A few more...............starting with the Sentinel doing a spot of early morning shunting.
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00734.jpg

"It's off to work we go" as the dock-workers morning s ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 59
Views: 6014

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:50 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
I've been on the look-out for a suitable road vehicle for Tallahatchie without much success as most of the available models are from the period 1910-20. Then I saw this at Wycrail yesterday; it turns ...
  Topic: Just 'cos I like it
giles b

Replies: 112
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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:48 am   Subject: Just 'cos I like it
One of my favourite layouts was at Wycrail. It was mobbed by the public all day and won one of the top three "Best in Show" votes. I was only able to get close enough to get these shots just ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 267
Views: 94710

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:32 am   Subject: Puerto Paseo
A day of mixed feelings at Wycrail yesterday: sadness at it being the last show for Puerto Paseo, tempered with the knowledge that it will become a home layout able to be extended. A new venue for me, ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 267
Views: 94710

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:07 am   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Rough ideas for converting the four Tri-ang stations. (Apologies for the quality; I obviously need to scan at a higher definition next time).

The San Juan design uses two station frontages, while ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 267
Views: 94710

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:17 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Here is the simplified plan that I hope will be the project for next year.

http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/plan2.jpg

The two original boards are at the bottom, with the fiddle yard re-laid as the Doc ...
 
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