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  1. More mucking about with New Walmington Pier

    I'll do my best John, but it's not easy whilst exhibiting!!! Cheers, Dave
  2. More mucking about with New Walmington Pier

    New Walmington Pier will be at the Bishop's Stortford Railway Society Exhibition on Saturday 18th August at Birchwood High School, Parsonage Lane, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5BD. www.newwalmingtonpier.com
  3. Priestfield Depot

    Something from BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-china-45036293/hong-kong-artist-photographs-city-s-tram-system
  4. All Cars Stop Here

    All Cars Stop Here - OO scale Hong Kong influenced micro-layout. has now grown up enough to cease to be a workbench item as it is nowbeginning to look like a tram layout! Works Car 400 sitting by the incomplete yet operational emergency crossover. Hobby Scenes road cones protect the work site and Caboose Industries 208S Switch Throws provide point operation (I used to model HO American). Bachman HKT Car 56 and Corgi Citybus Volvo Olympian at the west end of the micro. All Cars Stop Here - 05/08/18.
  5. Priestfield Depot

    The photo is Hong Kong Tramways Whitty Street Depot which i will be visiting next January whilst on a cruise from Shanghai to Singapore.
  6. Priestfield Depot

    They say 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery'!
  7. All Cars Stop Here

    The ballasting was a disaster so out it came and the crossover sits in a 'concrete pit' awaiting final surfacing. Busch road surfacing was added to the infill between tracks and to the bus stand area. Some pavement has been added and yesterday (22/7) test running commenced - a bit erratic at first but HK Works Car 400 gradually improved as running progressed.
  8. Terminus, All Change!

    Change of heart! I had plans on scrapping my 'Terminus - All Change!!!' OO tram micro-layout at the end of the year, but not any more. Instead it'll continue with British only trams and the proper Hong Kong cars move to 'All Cars Stop Here' which is my HK tram micro-layout currently under construction. The only work needed to fully anglicize this layout is to replace the Hong Kong bus shelter with something more 'British' .
  9. All Cars Stop Here

    Another day in the cool garage doing a bit more on my OO scale Hong Kong Tramways influenced microlayout. All four Bachmann Scenecraft modern office blocks arrived. Track edging complete and ground throws added to the newly-installed crossover. Mocked up with the three working trams in place. All three will most probably stay on the board demonstrating the short-working emergency reversing process both ways. Close up of the newly commissioned crossover with rails painted in reddish pink to represent mill scale as seen on new track and Caboose Industries 218S ground throws with Peco adaptors. The switch gaps have been stuffed with paper to keep the contact surfaces clean during painting and prior to ballasting. Looking down on 'All Cars Stop Here'
  10. More mucking about with New Walmington Pier

    737 is available as a limited production resin kit.
  11. All Cars Stop Here

    With a bit of modification they could be stackable, other than the corner revolving door entrances,plus at £30-35 each it would get very expensive and like my aborted multi-storey garage attempt, the buildings would be heavier than the layout!!
  12. All Cars Stop Here

    Spent an hour or so planning the backscene and I like the Bachmann Scenecraft low-relief modern office block. With two already and two more ordered, supplemented with the Corgi Kowloon Motor Bus Olympian, I think I've got a typical modern city backscene on the way.
  13. All Cars Stop Here

    My garage is one of the coolest places in the house so I spent the afternoon of 30/06 infilling the tracks of my new microlayout 'All Cars Stop Here' which is Hong Kong influenced and centres around cars being reversed using an emergency crossover, After which I tested it for running and wheel clearances. Whilst testing I realised that I only have space for one works car storage and two cars to be turned in both directions, never mind it should make interesting operating at an exhibition. See the YouTube video 'HongKong Tramways - Swinging the trolley pole Pt 3https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7wVeMhUKFAEach photo captioned. Works Car 400 stabled on the new crossover works site whilst 106 is by the westbound shelter and 56 is beyond. 106 sits by the eastbound shelter, 400 sits on the work site, 56 is by the westbound shelter and a KMB bus is ready to depart. 106 is at the eastbound shelter as 400 sits on the worksite in front of Bachmann Scalescene modern offices. 56 moves on as 106 arrives at the westbound shelter and the KMB bus leaves
  14. More mucking about with New Walmington Pier

    Had a terrific weekend in Blackpool last week (23 & 24/6) with New Walmington Pier at 'Totally Models' which is an exhibition of model trams and tram layouts organised jointly by Blackpool Transport Services and Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours. Here's some photos of a few layouts and the real trams we rode! Trawler Tram 737 used for our 'Fish & Chips' tram supper on 22/06/18. New Walmington Pier. New Walmington Pier California Dreamland - HO scale. Aberdeen Trams on The Tram Stop - OO scale. 1934 built Balloon Car 717 recently restored to original livery ready to leave Rigby Road Depot for an exhibitors evening ride to Fleetwood and back on 23/06/18
  15. All Cars Stop Here

    Started infilling between tracks on 18/06but will leave crossover exposed to represent newly-installed trackwork asI hate infilling points!!