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Did the Silverfox DCC MRC Exhibition in Milton Keynes on Saturday 17/08 and I had a great time there.
The night before the show: Layout set up, but the stock and controller remained boxed up in the car overnight.
Just before opening time: Works Car 400 and Safety Training Car 888 test the layout.
Car 56 at a very crowded departures shelter as a Toyota Crown Taxi passes by.
The Arrivals Shelter collapsed once again and now replaced by a Hong Kong Tram Stop. EFE KMB (Kowloon Motor Bus) behind.
Well in traditional fashion, I've been very quiet both on the forums and in the hobby. The good news I'm not far off starting designing and building my new loft layout which will sit in the roofspace above my house which I bought in September last year. Depending on the height I build it at, I could get as much as 18x14ft or there abouts. I'll see how things pan out.... In the meantime, I've been building up the stock for the layout and the new additions so far this year sit at:
43048 East Midlands Trains (Hornby) - TTS sound fitted but sound files are MTU which aren't correct for EMT
43055 East Midlands Trains (Hornby) - TTS sound fitted but sound files are MTU which aren't correct for EMT
43285 CrossCountry (Hornby) - To gain TTS sound from EMT powercars
43321 CrossCountry (Hornby) - To gain TTS sound from EMT powercars
143607 Arriva Trains Wales (RealTrack) - Legomanbiffo sound fitted, along with pro repaint into newer ATW livery. Requires transfers to be purchased and unit reassembled
153368 Great Western Railway (Hornby)
373005/06 Eurostar (Kato - N gauge) - One of them random 'because I want to' purchases during a sale at Hattons
6x East Midlands Mk3s (Hornby) - Full rake to be obtained. A TSO requires a repaint job on one side owing to previous owner's actions
3x Network Rail RHTT FEA-Fs (Hattons)
5x ScotRail Saltire Mk2Fs (Hornby)
What makes a good post? I am not exactly sure. Many of mine are somewhat self-indulgent. I see something I want to investigate and I write about it. ....There are older threads about Skelton Junction and surrounding lines on www.railforums.co.uk which I reference towards the end of this post.The reason I wanted to look at this was utterly self-indulgent.Long ago, .... long, long ago .... I lived in Broadheath. My home was less than a mile from Skelton Junction. Doing some investigation was as much about my roots as it was about railways. .... This short piece is the result:http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/15/skelton-junctionThe really significant piece of work was what prompted my interest in the first place - an article by Eddie Johnson in the November 2003 issue of Steam Days.
We all have that modeling project or two that went wrong.
This is one of mine a desert house for war-games that was made too small not a big disaster
But in terms of what it was supposed to be pretty major it's now a possible model railway building if I ever work out what on earth to do with it.
I kept on with the work because it was going OK and except for glue and paint it cost me nothing. walls and roof left over foam core board
A bit of polyfilla and some coffee stirrers and a bit of gyp-rock tape for window bars basicaly done
Now I just have to work out what to do with it as it really does have a middle eastern look to it.
I have just picked up a copy of Global Railway Review. The July 2019 issue. The feature article focusses on infrastructure in Slovenia. It can also be found on line (https://www.globalrailwayreview.com/article/85929/slovenia-rail-infrastructure-investments). Jo, my wife, and I travelled to Slovenia in 2006 and stayed in Bled. Reading the article in Global Railway Review brought back memories of that holiday.
The linked post highlights the changes in the Slovenian Railway System over the years and the Railway Museum.
Don't miss out on the photographs from the museum in the appendix at the end of the linked post.