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  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 298
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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:38 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
Some more pictures from Croydon, starting with a look along the layout - presumably someone was flying overhead in a balloon Smile
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00714.jpg

Loco no. 4 is shunting som ...
  Topic: Croydon MRS exhibition
giles b

Replies: 2
Views: 272

PostForum: Events   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:54 am   Subject: Croydon MRS exhibition
Sunday's pictures from Croydon, starting with a well-known Brighton landmark dating back to 1883 - Volk's Electric Railway, modelled in 009. This was a hard one to photograph, being some fifteen feet ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 298
Views: 84633

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:57 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
The first day at Croydon went quite well, but threw up some areas needing slight adjustment - notable one or two items of stock with couplers set too high. As one of these was a loco, No. 3 (ex-Shells ...
  Topic: Croydon MRS exhibition
giles b

Replies: 2
Views: 272

PostForum: Events   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:38 pm   Subject: Croydon MRS exhibition
First day of the Croydon show, which had a couple of the other local clubs exhibiting. First off, in O gauge, was the Wimbledon MRC with Palmerston Road. Normally in their club room there's only room ...
  Topic: Just for fans of a certain long running BBC sci-fi series
giles b

Replies: 4
Views: 228

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:42 am   Subject: Just for fans of a certain long running BBC sci-fi series
Super diorama Ian. Very Happy

Me too! I particularly like the look and proportions of the old depot.

Question is, did the cake taste good? Laughing
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 53
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:34 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
After a bit of a wobble I've decided to go ahead and finish Tallahatchie, so a little more work has been done on the freight cars, including a new baby gondola, made from a Hornby coal wagon body moun ...
  Topic: Small Switching Layout For Sale
giles b

Replies: 1
Views: 136

PostForum: Bring and Buy   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:54 am   Subject: Small Switching Layout For Sale
On reflection, having looked at the calendar and noted my likely modelling time in the New Year, I've decided to complete Tallahatchie and show it at the Wealden Group's show next March, rather than t ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 298
Views: 84633

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:45 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
Just back from Sainsbury's where I had a sneaky peek at the new Railway Modeller which includes an article on Great Sutton, with some excellent pictures by Steve Flint.

Meanwhile, its replacement ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 298
Views: 84633

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:17 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
Didn't know that, Clive. Many thanks; I'll bear it in mind.
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 298
Views: 84633

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:41 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that

Yes, there was a real West Midland Railway - for a couple of years, at least.

Not was, is. Laughing

https://www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk/

Yes, sorry, my head was buried in the history books. ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 298
Views: 84633

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:06 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
Had some spare time so have been busy on some of the small outstanding jobs. I thought a couple of wagons still needed brakes - turned out there were eleven of them! Nine have now been fitted, and som ...
  Topic: Small Switching Layout For Sale
giles b

Replies: 1
Views: 136

PostForum: Bring and Buy   Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:10 pm   Subject: Small Switching Layout For Sale
I have decided not to continue with my 1/55th scale project, so have decided to sell it in its unfinished state, for the price of the ingredients.

As it stands it could be used for HO or 1/55th sc ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 298
Views: 84633

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:38 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
During the rebuilding of wagons for my last two projects I've had to re-wheel several goods wagons. Trouble is, the new wheels often have longer axle ends than the original wheel-sets. A lot of poking ...
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
giles b

Replies: 63
Views: 18942

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:30 pm   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
The FCPyF is preparing for an influx of tourists looking for steam trains.

Two oil burners, 42 and 117, (and diesel 67) at Cuarto de Pulgada.

Enlightened and proactive management! If passenger n ...
  Topic: Croydon MRS exhibition
giles b

Replies: 2
Views: 272

PostForum: Events   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:25 pm   Subject: Croydon MRS exhibition
The Croydon show is coming soon.

Saturday 13th/ Sunday 14th October 2018
Warlingham School, Tithepit Shaw Lane, Warlingham CR6 9YB

Saturday 1000 - 1700; Sunday 1000 - 1600

Salop Street will ...
 
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