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  Topic: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
giles b

Replies: 158
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:48 pm   Subject: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
Here is the work done to date on the oil barge. Ingredients: Bulstrode, an old Tri-ang wagon tank, some scraps of Dapol signal box and some Tri-ang caboose ladder for the side windows. Still a bit rou ...
  Topic: Modelling Prussian railways in H0
giles b

Replies: 1
Views: 8

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:24 pm   Subject: Modelling Prussian railways in H0
Hi John,

Good to see a new thread being started; they're few and far between these days. Hope to see more of your vintage German stock, and also that rather nice layout in the future. Interesting t ...
  Topic: PMs going nowhere
giles b

Replies: 2
Views: 43

PostForum: Website Updates   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:30 am   Subject: PMs going nowhere
Thank you, Colin, That was an unexpected reason, but makes sense as one knows when a message has been delivered.

Giles
  Topic: PMs going nowhere
giles b

Replies: 2
Views: 43

PostForum: Website Updates   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:49 am   Subject: PMs going nowhere
Recently any PMs I've sent are going to my outbox, and sticking there. Is there something I can do to move them on?

Giles
  Topic: Rails Through Majorca
giles b

Replies: 0
Views: 32

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:10 pm   Subject: Rails Through Majorca
I have put some copies of my book on eBay at a price of 16.00 including inland postage in the UK. This is the hardback version originally published by Plateway Press, who made a very nice job of it. ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 197
Views: 53005

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:05 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
The coach conversion has turned out to be more complicated than expected - several internal bulkheads, some with windows, plus seating. Rather a lot of waiting for glue and paint to dry as the shell n ...
  Topic: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
giles b

Replies: 158
Views: 33993

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:15 am   Subject: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
Owing to unforeseen circumstances, I've had to cancel my show obligations for much of the year. I'm hoping that Shellsea may get out again at the end of October, and will post confirmation later, if ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 197
Views: 53005

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:54 am   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Here's a catch up of the preliminary work on the new coaches. First is the donor chassis - a Tri-ang caboose. I have another of these and a short boxcar, which has the same pattern of bogies. As with ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 197
Views: 53005

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:58 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Thanks for the input.

Bob - I did think of that but, I don't know, does it look a bit like suburban stock; I want these to look like main line coaches. Moxy - I have thought of a balcony ended v ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 197
Views: 53005

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:12 am   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Remember these?
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/fcncoaches.jpg

I bought several a couple of years ago with the thought of making some modern passenger stock for the FC Norte. Only trouble is the coach ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 197
Views: 53005

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:57 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
The history of the railway at Puerto Paseo, and indeed across the rest of the island of Isla Blanca is now available on the Wealden Railway Group's webpage, locared at
http://wealden.weebly.com/puert ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 202
Views: 31599

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:11 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
After a dew days spent back at the workbench, a majority of wagons running on Great Sutton now have brake-gear, thanks to some etched brake equipment available from NBR 4mm Developments. I've only use ...
  Topic: Just 'cos I like it
giles b

Replies: 81
Views: 21290

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:25 pm   Subject: Just 'cos I like it
Back to matters prototypical............

Here's a shot of Windsor & Eton Central a bit before I knew it in the 1950s - probably some time between the wars, at a guess. The signal bracket is of ...
  Topic: Ste Emilie Retrospective
giles b

Replies: 3
Views: 203

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:21 pm   Subject: Ste Emilie Retrospective
Some more of David Thomas's pictures (copyright reserved)
starting with the goods shed. I wanted a small prototype, and found this one at Douchy on a closed "secondaire" near St Quentin
h ...
  Topic: Ste Emilie Retrospective
giles b

Replies: 3
Views: 203

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:52 am   Subject: Ste Emilie Retrospective
Many thanks, Julian, for those kind words. I still miss Ste Emilie, but after ten years of exhibitions it was getting a bit loose in the joints and really needed a total re-think - easier to scrap and ...
 
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