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    • A long time since I put anything on here but here's a nice pic I took the other night of the Inverdovian Whisky Trail Tour waiting for the last stragglers to stumble their way out of the distillery tasting rooms.   Hopefully they'll all make it back to Glasgow in one piece (maybe some sore heads around thought).
    • I don't really tend to comment too much on other peoples work, we all know that it's a labour of love and I don't want to go around bursting bubbles.... but I hope you don't mind a little bit of constructive critique about something that's glaring at me. I love the concept of urban tramway modelling and I totally I get your idea of engineering works and possibly that's the back story behind the bare crossover slap bang in the middle of the layout - the focal point - but it really spoils the overall effect. I would imagine that if prototypical engineering works like that were being carried out on a public highway, especially somewhere as busy as HK, there wouldn't really be a massive perfectly angular void around what obviously looks like some bare pointwork. Surely the recesses would be closer to the track wouldn't they so as to keep interference with traffic to an absolute minimum? It would be simple enough to do in model form, just don't encroach on the workings of the points. It would still work and it would look so much better. More 'Exhibition Standard'.   Please don't get upset by my observations, it's just that I've done this kind of modelling for many years and I know how easy it is to get the right effect without too much effort... especially in 00, I usually work in N and believe me, that's a lot harder to do effectively.
    • Model Tram layouts don't have that much operating potential, but following my 'Eureka Moment' a few days ago on my 'All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里' where I decided that a service disruption adds operating interest (of sorts) so here is my 'modus operandi' Engineering works or a service disruption has resulted in trams being stopped short and reversed back into service on this microlayout. The front (westbound) tram shelter is empty and used for alighting passengers and the back (eastbound) tram shelter is overcrowded with passengers waiting to board the tram that has reversed. Works Car 400 starts and ends the sequence with arriving at the temporary crossover site and stabling then leaving after all the passengers cars have left. Safety Training Car 888 is static and is just an 'ornament' on the layout! Nor do I get backache operating it now!!! The accompanying photos explain all.... . All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里 The empty Arrivals Shelter. Car 45 arrives to disgorge its passengers before crossing back to the Departures Shelter. Car 56 at the Arrivals Shelter and Works Car 400 on the worksite. Car 84 loading up at the overcrowded Departures Shelter. Car 106 approaches the Departures Shelter. Static Safety Training Car 888.  
    • Thanks for sharing, the amount of stuff they must of had to ship over to Orkney to build the railways must of been amazing.   Thanks for sharing!
    • Apologies for the long title for this thread. I was challenged by someone who read my posts about the Bicester Military Railway and about MoD Kinston to look at the Nescliffe Camp.   I have started by looking at the feeder railway which was commandeered by the military and this has become a post in its own right. I will get round to the military areas in the next post in the series.   http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/18/the-shropshire-and-montgomeryshire-light-railway-and-the-nesscliffe-mod-training-area-and-depot-part-1
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