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Terminus, All Change!

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Another Tram for 'Terminus - All Change!!!'

Bachmann Hong Kong Tram 45 was a nicotine-infested car without a trolley pole and a pet hair covered motor! It was intended for parts and its roof-mounted resistor went on the roof of my HK Works Car 400.

After 6 months in the garage the body doesn't smell anymore, a Hadfields shortened Blackpool trolley pole added and another Bachmann HK chassis replaces the pet hair covered original and here is the revitalised Hong Kong Car 45 on test and becomes the 6th HK based car on my layout.

 

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Now to add crew and passengers.

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After a week of New Year festivities and an annual conference I spent the afternoon quietly and slowly populating my Hong Kong Tram 45. She's all ready to join the 'Terminus - All Change!!! fleet and will make her public debut on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th February at the Stafford Railway Circle Exhibition at Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD.

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These trams do look rather inviting, Dave. I can see how they'd become addictive - although you're not in Jack's league with him and his 153's yet!

Excellent work.

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Thanks Chris,

I don't intend to be in Jack's league, I'm just happy in my own comfort zone! February 2019 will see the completion of my Hong Kong influenced tram layout 'All Cars Stop Here'. Meanwhile I carry on exhibiting 'Terminus - All Change!!!'.

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14 hours ago, piermaster said:

I don't intend to be in Jack's league, 

I think we can all agree with that one ;-)

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Got a busy time ahead until the Stafford Railway Circle Exhibition on 3rd and 4th February at the Staffordshire Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD. So I tested all my 'Terminus - All Change!!! Fleet today and my top performers are six trams and a bus!

HK 45 120118.jpgHong Kong 56 270217.jpgBirkenhead 69 010417.jpgBirkenhead 70 090417.jpgHong Kong 106 280517.jpgHK 400 090917.jpgKGK 505.jpg

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One hour in a freezing cold garage adding gutters and downpipes to 'Terminus - All Change!!!' One week before its first show of the year at Stafford Showground. I must be nuts!!!

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On 1/12/2018 at 8:39 PM, piermaster said:

Got a busy time ahead until the Stafford Railway Circle Exhibition on 3rd and 4th February at the Staffordshire Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD. So I tested all my 'Terminus - All Change!!! Fleet today and my top performers are six trams and a bus!

HK 45 120118.jpgHong Kong 56 270217.jpgBirkenhead 69 010417.jpgBirkenhead 70 090417.jpgHong Kong 106 280517.jpgHK 400 090917.jpgKGK 505.jpg

Another unashamed plug to join me, 9 other micro layouts, 34 other layouts and 46 traders at the Stafford Railway Circle Exhibition, Stafford Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD on Saturday 3rd Feb 10-5 and Sunday 4th Feb 10-4.30. Admission is £9 for adults, £1 for children. See you there!!!

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Thanks Chris,

It was a tiring weekend but thoroughly enjoyable! All six trams and the bus worked the entire weekend faultlessly. I bought a decent trolleybus and sold my disgusting liveried Teesside Municipal Transport Trolleybus off the layout!!

I just can't scrap this layout so it looks like my proposed Hong Kong layout will be my third one!

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Day One.

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Day 2

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Day 3

Terminus - All Change!!! has a break until 14 April at Luton exhibition.

Now to check over New Walmington Pier for the March exhibition in March.

 

 

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On 2/7/2018 at 6:48 PM, piermaster said:

I just can't scrap this layout so it looks like my proposed Hong Kong layout will be my third one!

Hi Dave

Variety is the spice of life.

Since you seem to be into the tiny layouts at least finding the storage space should not be a problem:D

Looks like your going to need an other storage shelf on the wall.

regards John

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A British tram arrives at my 'Terminus - All Change!!!' 
Newest arrival is a 00/H0 scale Thompson-Houston 1890s Leeds Car obtained off eBay for £23! It looks like a Halling model, but the box is unmarked as it was for a UK commission and most of the stock ended up at Hattons. Mine didn't come from there.

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Out and about again at two exhibitions over three weekends!

14th April: Luton Model Railway Club, Stopsley High School, St Thomas’ Road, Luton LU2 7UX 10:30 - 5:00.  Admission £6 Adults, £3 Children, £15 Family.

28th April: Hope Methodist Church. Rushden Academy, Hayway, Rushden NN10 6AG 10:00 - 4:00. Admission £6 Adults, £5 Concessions, £2 Children, £12 Family.

Stafford 020218 3.jpgLeeds 80 160318.jpgKGK 505 HYM 768 030218 (1280x956).jpg

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I'll admit to being a bit of a technophobe when it comes to exploring my mobile phone's full potential, here's my first attempt at videoing and it is my Hong Kong Works Car 400 in action a few months ago on my 00 scale 'Terminus - All Change!!!' micro-layout:

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Just a brazen unashamed plug to say that my next exhibition appearance will be with Terminus - All Change!! at the Luton Model Railway Club Exhibition at Stopsley High School, St Thomas’ Road, Luton LU2 7UX on Saturday 14 April.

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The Wirral Tram Breeding Programme has been very successful!!

 

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Just a brazen unashamed plug to say that my 'Terminus - All Change!! ' will be at the Rushden Model Railway Exhibition at Rushden Academy, Hayway, Rushden NN10 6AG on Saturday 28 April.

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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'

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New All British End 040218.jpg

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Planning to move from Suffolk to Hampshire next year, so Terminus - All Change will be up for sale with the trams and road vehicles being sold separately. 

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