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    Corr-ish

    Hi Chris If your just having a bit of a play with OO9. This would be a good one requires only one point (make it a properly wired live frog) one maybe two lengths of flex track Bachmann Skarloey and upgrade kit from Narrow Planet I could not find a reference for the Corris coach but I am sure some one made a kit for one, could be interesting to run the coach with a four wheel open wagon with the mail Corris did once have a Royal mail contract Way back when it was a full running railway and used a steel ?? four wheeled wagon for the mail. A download of the plan for Corris station is available from the Corris railway on line shop the cost is one pound sixty seven pence. OO9 Locos and rolling stock can be pricey but on a small layout like this where what is needed is such a small quantity should not be an issue. I Personally think keep it straightish and perhaps do a series of interconnected small modules with a Welsh theme something like this?? its worth a read if you can get to it. http://ngrm-online.com/forums/index.php?/topic/13113-waldbahn-eusserthal-updates-and-news-from-my-forestry-layout-in-009/ There are some nice video's of small narrow gauge layouts on YouTube You could even have a look at Minitrains Track and see if you can fit a loop in that space but it will be tight and Minitrains field railway track is not compatible with Peco track the rails are 002" different in size not sure which way. http://www.minitrains.eu/sources/Gleisplanung-10-2016.pdf No the church is not Corris, its a dead ringer for somewhere else I forget where but it is a model of a particular church it would look good though. regards John
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    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
  3. Hi rogerfarnsworth I would argue "N is a scale for very big scenery and long trains in a reasonable space But also a scale for the younger modellers as you get older things start to go eye sight being one of them. As you reach the senior years OO and O scale become better options. I some times wonder if TT had it taken better than it did, would it have been the happy medium scale easy to work with but still small enough to get a reasonably large layout in a sensible space. regards John
  4. Hi Franco Internal factory railways can get quite big even if not in the chosen gauge I am sure some one used to manufacture a kit for the steam loco at least. regards John
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    new year new project

    Works for me the hills are supposed to be background hills. Was caught a bit off guard with it being "N" scale bamboo I expected it to be a bit shorter than it is. The main thing is to hide the sudden and abrupt way the hills stick up at the back so far that part seems to be working. Just hope I have left enough room for a decent tree on the left hand side of the arch apparently there should be one or so I am told. regards John
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    new year new project

    Hi all Well the first stand of "N" scale bamboo is done. Doesn't look anything like the picture on the box but it will have to do. Its taller than the background hill as I feared and I still have one more cut down base to do regards John
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    Benson Arkansas

    Hi Broadoak This one is not my cup of tea but I appreciate good modeling when I see it and I see it How did you do the road and hard stand area regards John
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    new year new project

    Hi all And now the short one in place. It stands out which is what I wanted and should be less obvious when the rest are glued in. ignore the bare one that's just sitting there so I can gauge the effect of the short one. regards John
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    new year new project

    Hi all Well the bamboo is slowly moving at about 25% snail pace I am not really sure about the lighter green for the short sapling if that's the right word for bamboo. But then again it's all about different colors and textures the real world isn't monotone green. The short bit will be used in an awkward part hole where the base was cut. regards John
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    Willin Ford

    Hi Broadoak I always use Peco track even when its set track nothing I have come across beats it as far as commercially made track goes. The exception that proves the rule is the Japanese micro layout How big is this one and do you have a drawn plan for it. Narrow obviously being a shelf. regards John
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    Two Sister's Farm

    Hi Broadoak Now you just have to do a small extension so we can see just how you get such good results . Wake the bloke on the wagon if he has time to sleep he has time to tidy up all the junk. So the mechanics can see what they have to play with to make the new thingamabob the railway or the farm needs regards John
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    Two Sister's Farm

    Hi Broadoak It is surprising how many people really think you need a small aircraft hanger to build a decent model railway so valid point. Did not spot any farm cats on the layout pictures Me My OO layout is 4'6" square the 1/80 Japanese narrow gauge one is somewhere around 40cm X50cm and uses not much more track than came in the 1960's Jouef/Eggerbahn train sets which is where the track for that one came from. I do have a frame for a much larger narrow gauge layout done but have been distracted by other modeling projects. Just make sure the natural law of model railways doesn't start to exert its self to much. That states that a model railway will expand to fit all of the available space and more if it can find it regards John
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    Two Sister's Farm

    Hi Broadoak Certainly a very interesting and well detailed model. After seeing a video on you tube of real versions of your motive power, just one question where is the Dodgy Brothers passenger coach for the trucks to haul? Any expansion plans for this one? The porter and tippers look OK to me. regards John
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    new year new project

    Hi all Well yet again very little to report. Have tried to settle down and get the bamboo done but it's such a boring job it has not got to the put it on layout stage. the line has however gained its first passenger!!?? The picture is a bit washed out due to the need for the flash and a bright light to see into the shelter. The station name for what it is worth is written in Japanese characters above the English translation and would be visible to any passengers on the train. regards John
  15. Hi Peter welcome would love to see pictures of your layouts regards John
  16. Hi Tim Sorry to see you go I was enjoying reading about Beaminster Road good luck with the retirement. regards John
  17. Hi piermaster Do you by any chance remember the part No of the point lecers? regards John
  18. Hi piermaster Looks good. regards John
  19. Hi Dave Ah! the old I'll have a (insert favorite beverage here) and the free modeling material as well trick regards John
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    new year new project

    Hi Franco I know Panda's are Chinese The idea is if I hide one in the bamboo, then nothing else that doesn't belong on the layout will show up because the thing that doesn't belong is already there Well that's the mad cap theory at any rate. regards John
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    My friend Debbie

    Hi Dave I meant mixing the two of them together in the land of stupid, not as individual totally separated activities. I was unsure if you still had the occasional drink ie in numbers that annually could be counted on one hand. I probably should not but I have one only drink on my Birthday and one only at Christmas and I can tell you while I could legally drive, it would be extremely unwise give the effect that the alcohol now has on me Because to all intents and purposes I don't drink any more for the very same reason. If I had any more than that I think my doctor would go completely nut-so on me. Look after your self. regards John
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    My friend Debbie

    Hi Dave It is never a fun time I wish I could take away the pain but I can't. I can tell you it will get easier with time, canceling the March events is a good idea it will give you a bit of a chance to settle down a bit. The event in May with New Walmington Pier will be very hard on you being the first without her, but after that little tiny bit by little tiny bit it will get easier to deal with. If you feel the need to unload for what its worth you can send me an unload Email, don't do anything stupid like drinking and driving. Take care of your self. regards John
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    new year new project

    Hi all Well I have found a new way to torture myself "N" scale bamboo. This is today's effort so at this rate it will take ten days to finish the rest of the stand of bamboo. Even in "N" its quite tall at 1/80 it would tower over the back ground mountains even the "N" scale might do that. regards John
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    buz rail workshops

    Hi all I finally got the walls to stick together not sure why they would not stick. The roof is now on and glass in. There was no ridge tile molded on the roof so a Peco one was almost split down the middle (The roof angle is different) and glued on the roof. Just needs the final paper details now and a base made regards John