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  Topic: Just 'cos I like it
giles b

Replies: 85
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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:28 pm   Subject: Just 'cos I like it
I visited Expometrique in 2004 and was impressed with these figures, made completely from paper.

Something's going on.............
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/ex1.jpg

We'd better have a look.
h ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 212
Views: 36971

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:38 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
Just had an opportunity to visit the area where the MSR is supposedly located, and drove up Corve Dale from Ludlow to Bridgnorth to see just how feasible a railway up the valley might have been. On th ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 218
Views: 57938

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:43 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Those conversions have been around a while, now. At least I hope they have, and it's not the same one that just isn't selling. As a conversion idea, it does solve the problem of the "one-sided&qu ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 218
Views: 57938

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:42 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
The dock loco cab rears will provide the windows front and rear of the new loco cab, if you leave the doors attached they will provide four side windows, just needs a new door for each side then.

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  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 212
Views: 36971

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:16 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
Two more pictures from a photo shoot yesterday - the results of which should be in print in a year's time!
A contrast in saddle tanks. Number 1 runs into Great Sutton with a train from Bridgnorth, m ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 218
Views: 57938

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:16 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
The answer to Erm... is this - an elderly Piko class 110 Bo-bo
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00059.jpg

The new body will come from these Dock Authority diesels
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00060 ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 218
Views: 57938

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:39 am   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Paint is drying on the new work on the coach ends. Meanwhile I thought to check the length of the rake - it does fit into platform 3 without fouling platform 2 at Puerto Paseo, and when shunted back i ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 218
Views: 57938

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:31 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
I did contemplate using some spare Hornby couplings, but as the long Kadees were in stock, and unlikely to be needed elsewhere, they were what got used. Looking at the prototype picture, then original ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 212
Views: 36971

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:12 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/salopstreetscan.jpg

Plan of the Mid-Shropshire terminus in the Upper Town at Bridgnorth (1853 - 1882). The short bay platform has end-loading and horse landing facilities ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 212
Views: 36971

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:57 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
I'm having problems uploading the new layout plan and will try again tomorrow.

Meanwhile - Clive - that suggestion would be good, but is hard to work where there is one route at end A and two route ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 212
Views: 36971

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:43 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
Having tried out the two plans, full size, with track pieces, this is the one that fits the space the best:

EDIT (later)
Sorry, but having tried about four times with different versions of the im ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 218
Views: 57938

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:48 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
This was the state of the coaches recently, now up on their bogies - the livery reminds me of the "lettuce & salad cream" of the former Southdown buses at Brighton, in my childhood.
ht ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 218
Views: 57938

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:21 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
The coaches are all painted and I thought they were all but finished.....but the ends still didn't look right. Then I was looking in an early copy fs Scale Rail International, and there was a photo by ...
  Topic: New Ulm, MN
giles b

Replies: 4
Views: 217

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:54 pm   Subject: New Ulm, MN
Nicely spacious track layout and a great back-scene! Certainly captures the wide open spaces of mid-America.
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 218
Views: 57938

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:22 am   Subject: Puerto Paseo
The new caboose is nearing completion. Just weathering, some handrails, ladders and couplings needed. I thought the earlier bobber was small; this one is even smaller!
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc0 ...
 
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