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  1. This weekend (20 & 21/06/2020) should've been Totally Models 2020, the annual tram model exhibition held at Blackpool Tramways Rigby Road Depot, I was supposed to bring 'New Walmington Pier' and when lockdown started in March I worked flat out to complete 'All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車' this being the replacement of a damaged and now scrapped layout of the same name. For 'Virtual Totally Models 2020' I attach a few photos of both layouts as my contribution. . New Walmington Pier - All 3ft of it! Close-up of Shapeways/Westdale Models Southend Pier / Volks Railway Brighton 'Toastrack' Car Freight Tram/Works Car modified from unknown Japanese model All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車 - General view of microlayout. All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車 - View along the full length of his Hong Kong street scene All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車 - Where the idea came from at Macau Ferry Terminal tram stop.
  2. Sometimes we get it wrong and what seemed like a nice idea doesn't work out. I added the 'Alternative' HKT Tram Stop to one end of the layout and although it looked good from above, it was 'lost' at table height. Here's one last look at my 'idea' before I replaced the road signage with plain road surface and removed the tram stop sign.
  3. Early Southend livery - Two coats of BR green for the body and two coats of BR grey for the roof but I can't glue the roof on until the figures arrive and glued into place.
  4. Back on Track!!!! This weekend's job is painting my second Southend Pier Toastrack Car from grey primer to dark green with a cream roof. Toastrack model in grey primer Toastrack Car 8 returned to Southend after service on Volk's Railway Brighton. It didn't stay on public display for long due to vandalism. The same car on display at Chelmsford City Museum following restoration by Alan Keef Engineering.
  5. That is BRILLIANT!!! Take a Bow, Mark!
  6. Good Idea Mark! Mine is also 400mm long and lives in my office desk at home!
  7. How about this Mark? I found this 1890s photo of Southend Pier and enhanced it. It shows the first three-car train on a single track. The Pavillion was burnt down in 1959 and I remember seeing the fire from my bedroom.
  8. Good Idea Mark. 900mm long? That's longer than yours or my layouts!!!
  9. Thanks Mark, This is what the 3D print looks like when arrived from Luxembourg:
  10. My 80M Remote Control Hong Kong Tram was successfully tested on my 'All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車' layout, although it only runs at one speed and in one direction, it passed!!!
  11. Little Lockdown Job no.? New Walmington Pier 009 Edwardian Seaside Pier Tramway microlayout www.walmingtonpier.webs.com Made a start on another Shapeways/Westgate Models Southend Pier 'Toastrack' Car.
  12. Hi Mark, It's around £53 + postage = approx £65 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/80M-Hong-Kong-Tram-Remote-Control-Tram-NEW-TINY-Scale-1-76/324129779969?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225114%26meid%3Ded77634f2d8f43818e383cca043814a6%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dlo%26sd%3D324129779969%26itm%3D324129779969%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Afe7aa5da-a449-11ea-be02-8249dd96cd0a|parentrq%3A71a971ea1720a4e865a49c1cfff6ba78|iid%3A1 Cheaper than a used Bachmann HK tram!!!
  13. My 80M Remote Control Hong Kong Tram set arrived today and it provides some fun!! A plus side is that the tram's track gauge is standard OO/HO 16.5mm gauge and I've even tested it on my test bench.
  14. Signs on the layout: Bus Stop, Tram Shelter, Request Tram Stop, Office Rentals, and replica old tram stop sign in front of layout.