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  1. The cruise was Shanghai - Nagasaki - Busan - Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh City - Bangkok - Singapore. My railway and tramway visits were at Nagasaki, Hong Kong and Singapore. Nagasaki Traditional Nagasaki Tram Hong Kong Hong Kong Trams 34 and 72 at Western Market, once these trams turn the corner, 34 will head east to Shau Kei Wan and 72 will head west to Kennedy Town. Tram 77 passing Wan Chai Pawnbrokers, now a restaurant and bars. Tram 136 about to cross Pedder Street in the up-market part of the city. Happy Valley Racecourse Terminus. Singapore I'm not stranger to this island republic, having been here 17 times in almost 30 years! Singapore Mass Rapid Transit - a 30 years old Kawasaki built train in original livery on the North South Line. Withdrawal and scrapping of all 396 cars of this stock is between 2020 and 2023 as new stock replaces them over the same period. Bombardier C801A Automated People Movers being introduced on the 10 years old Bukit Panjang LRT replacing the Adtranz CX100 cars. Bombardier C801 and Adtranz CX100 units at work near Bukit Panjang. SMRT Siemans C651 unit recently refurbished leaving the sound screens near Choa Chu Kang. SMRT celebrated Chinese New Year 2019 - Year of the Pig!
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    All Cars Stop Here

    All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里 4mm scale OO Hong Kong Tramways influenced microlayout I was in Hong Kong on 11th January as part of my Shanghai - Singapore cruise and had an amazing time riding the 4-wheel double-deck trams. Been back home for a week and now adding finishing touches to this layout with an end-scene of the Y junction at Sheung Wan. Attached photos of actual HK trams and my layout are captioned. Hong Kong Trams 34 & 72 at Western Market, both cars are about to diverge - 34 will head east to Shau Kei Wan and 72 will head west to Kennedy Town. Tram 121 passing McDonalds in Des Voeux Road Central. Tram 136 in the really up-market end of town passing the redundant track at Pedder Street. All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里 Bachmann HK Car 45 and my Works Car 400 conversion on All Cars Stop Here with the Sheun Wan endscene. Westbound Tram Shelter with Sheun Wan Junction endscene beyond.
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    End of my 2018 Exhibition Year

    In 2018 I was booked to appear at 10 exhibitions, but due to 'The Beast from the East' earlier in the year I had to drop out of the March & District MRC show in March. The remaining nine I did were: February, Stafford Railway Circle with 'Terminus - All Change!!!' April, Luton Model Railway Club and Hope Methodist Church Rushden with 'Terminus - All Change!!!' June. Trains at Trinity Biggleswade, and Totally Models Blackpool with 'New Walmington Pier' July, Robert Barclay Academy Hoddesdon with 'Terminus - All Change!!!' last public appearance before being sold in October. August, Bishop's Stortford Railway Society with 'New Walmington Pier' October, Colchester & District Model Railway Club with 'New Walmington Pier' November, Kempston & District Model Railway Club with 'New Walmington Pier' Back in action from next April with 'New Walmington Pier' and 'All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里' Here's a few photos of New Walmington Pier taken from my side of the layout and a public view all at Kempston.
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    All Cars Stop Here

    This layout has a modern office backscene but needs a Hong Kong endscene to give the layout its oriental character. Having googled free-issue stock photos I've come up with one that with slight adjustment will fit the bill.
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    My layout websites

    Just updated both of my layout websites with home location - currently Stowmarket, Suffolk but likely to be Southampton from sometime in 2020. www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com and www.newwalmingtonpier.com
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    Terminus, All Change!

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    Terminus, All Change!

    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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    All Cars Stop Here

    All Cars Stop Here - OO scale Hong Kong themed microlayout nearing completion.Recently hoovered the rail gaps in the paved areas (Auhagen track inserts are a bit tight) followed by some more playing trams - photos are of HK Works Car 400, HKT 45 , 56, and 106 in action and Track Contractor figures added. Works Car 400 stabled on the newly-commissioned crossover. HKT Car 56 passing 400 on the crossover. HKT 45 at the westbound tram stop. HKT 106 just entering the layout on the eastbound track. Citybus Volvo Olympian 521 (HA 9804) in the bus bay adjacent to the westbound tram stop. Now almost ready for its first exhibition!!
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    All Cars Stop Here

    'All Cars Stop Here' made its first public viewing at my local Tramway & Light Railway Society Group meeting at Ipswich Transport Museum along with Peter Boyt's 'Crickey - It's a shed (He forgot the shed!) and Phil Carver' magnetically connected N scale trolleybuses and trams. The real star of the day was the latest restoration of the museum's Cambridge Horse Tram 7. All Cars Stop Here 所有的车都停在这里Hong Kong themed microlayout. Illuminated Faller Carousel on Peter Boyt's 'Crickey it's a shed' Phil Carver's magnetically connected N scale trolleybuses and trams. Cambridge Horse Tram 7 with its first upper deck seat in place - this tram last ran in 1914.
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    All Cars Stop Here

    New set of photos taken 19/08: All Cars Stop Here - All Three Feet of it! Bachmann HKT 45 in the earlier JCDecaux advertising wrap. Bachmann HKT 56 in Hong Kong Tramways centennial wrap on the emergency crossover. Bachmann HKT 106 in the current JCDecaux advertising wrap about to reverse over the emergency crossover. My own conversion of HKT Works Car 400 negotiating the emergency crossover. Corgi Citybus Volvo Olympian in the bus bay. Just to add streetlamps, around 100 figures, and Chinese banners, but they can wait until my return from Hong Kong in January. Enjoy!!!
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    More mucking about with New Walmington Pier

    I'll do my best John, but it's not easy whilst exhibiting!!! Cheers, Dave
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    More mucking about with New Walmington Pier

    New Walmington Pier will be at the Bishop's Stortford Railway Society Exhibition on Saturday 18th August at Birchwood High School, Parsonage Lane, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5BD. www.newwalmingtonpier.com
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    Priestfield Depot

    Something from BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-china-45036293/hong-kong-artist-photographs-city-s-tram-system
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    All Cars Stop Here

    All Cars Stop Here - OO scale Hong Kong influenced micro-layout. has now grown up enough to cease to be a workbench item as it is now beginning to look like a tram layout! Works Car 400 sitting by the incomplete yet operational emergency crossover. Hobby Scenes road cones protect the work site and Caboose Industries 208S Switch Throws provide point operation (I used to model HO American). Bachman HKT Car 56 and Corgi Citybus Volvo Olympian at the west end of the micro. All Cars Stop Here - 05/08/18.
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    Priestfield Depot

    The photo is Hong Kong Tramways Whitty Street Depot which i will be visiting next January whilst on a cruise from Shanghai to Singapore.