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  2. 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.
  3. UPDATE 21/08/2019: 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) Cheers
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  5. 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.
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  7. buz

    buz rail workshops

    Hi all 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. regards John
  8. 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. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/12/slovenia-railways-and-the-slovenia-railways-museum Don't miss out on the photographs from the museum in the appendix at the end of the linked post.
  9. This is probably my last post on the S&MLR. It covers the line and the military depots that it served from 1941 until it closure in the very early 1960s. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/12/the-shropshire-and-montgomeryshire-light-railway-and-the-nesscliffe-mod-training-area-and-depot-part-2
  10. All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里 00 Hong Kong Tramway street scene microlayout (www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com) A quiet day today and it is about time I tidied up the crossover on this microlayout. Before (18/06/19) and After (11/08/19) photos.
  11. All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里 OO scale Hong Kong Tramways Microlayout will be out at: Silverfox DCC Model Railway Club Exhibition, Oakgrove School, Venturer Gate, Milton Keynes MK10 9JQ www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com
  12. Colonel Stephens loved to experiment. Railmotors were a particular theme. He bought a series of Ford Railmotors for his different light railways. One set was purchased for the Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Light Railway. This post provides an introduction to these small vehicles: http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/02/ford-railmotors-on-colonel-stephens-lines-in-general-and-on-the-smlr
  13. I went on a quarry tour around Dove Holes today, which included a quick look at the loading sidings (no activity today due to the tunnel being flooded) and a ride in one of the huge dumpers.
  14. Chris

    Chris' workbench

    Thanks class 66. So, here's an update on the Sentinel. It's painted and I've lined both sides higher up. The yellow ends weren't as bad as I thought, using a cocktail stick to place the paint on worked well. Still lots to do and the above is just plonked in place. It's getting there, though.
  15. The 'nameplate' is very effective. Great work.
  16. Blimey! That's a large collection.
  17. Nice to get back on here,banks road stil going strong....

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  18. Heres were im at with my Bachmann 37s was upto 100, but sold 50 off since last year. money used to fit sound in these....
  19. New update heres my latest weathered rusted 37/4 this has been scratched and cut,filled in with three tone rust effects, lightly airbrushed over... then sealed....
  20. class66

    Chris' workbench

    Had nice catch up here Chris... great work as always...
  21. class66

    New layout

    Some very nice modelling here my frend....
  22. Been busy making my own road work or site barriers...
  23. Yer im on both here,rmweb and fb groups with Banks road. plus youtube channel... many thanks neill. Thanks Steve my good frend.... Few new updates for you chaps, not been on here in ages!! banks road stil going strong here and other modelling groups... thanks neil...
  24. Hi Elvis, Welcome to the forums and thanks for sharing! Phil
  25. 😉 My name si Elvis there i present my layout based from my collections of models dedicate locomotive of slovenian,croatian and another balkans state . Today the First video of cab ride tour on my layout 😎 https://youtu.be/00w8B0tS2Eg my new website with other photos from italy villa opicina- slovenja -croatia-the news photos from the station Rijeka http://www.trainpagesofluca.com/ BYE Elvis
  26. I've just done a Bucket List Item following my 65th Birthday last month - A Full Day Tram Driving Experience on the 3 miles long Seaton Tramway in Devon where I did 36 miles driving between 10.00 and 17.30!!! Car 16 -My tram for the day. Me, Inspector/Instructor Allan Mace and Car 16 A Very Happy Tram Driver!!! Me driving Car 16. Car 2 Works Car 02 Car 6 Car 10 Car 12 Seaton Tramway Terminus built 2018.
  27. Mental Block is still there!! So all of the above are now on eBay.
  28. Gazelle is known to have taken charge of two different coaches in its time on the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway. The first was a cut down version of a London Horse Tram. The second used the same chassis with a body from a Wolseley-Siddeley Railcar which Colonel Stephens first used on the Selsey Tramway. That Railcar was itself a signioficantly modifies rail-lorry based on a Wolseley-Siddeley chassis.... ..... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/07/27/gazelles-trailers
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