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Colin Bishop12/10/2021 19:50:37
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I think a lot of the WW1 military narrow gauge track ended up with UK narrow gauge railways. There are actually a lot of them around the UK such as Ravenglass, Ronmey, Hythe & Dymchurch and the Welsh lines. I'm not sure how many of these benefited from the WW1 surplus though but Mrs B and I have very much enjoyed our various trips on them around England.

There is a novel about the use of these narrow gauge lines in WW1 which is worth a read.

**LINK**

Colin

The Long Build12/10/2021 20:37:19
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What did you think of Rod Stewart,s layout ?.

I Still have the Zero 1, at the time being able to have 2 trains going in the opposite direction was fun..

Richard Simpson12/10/2021 22:22:00
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Posted by The Long Build on 12/10/2021 20:37:19:

What did you think of Rod Stewart,s layout ?.

I Still have the Zero 1, at the time being able to have 2 trains going in the opposite direction was fun..

I tend to think of Rod Stewart's in pretty much the same way as Pete Waterman's, they tend to lack in modelling skills and over compensate with money. They are both amazing layouts but close inspection reveals a lack of attention to detail and modelling skill. They tend to rely on sheer size to impress and, to be honest, I would far rather look at a layout that is only 4 foot long which contains beautiful modelling skills, creativity and innovative ideas than be bewildered by a 60 foot layout with gaps at the bottom of buildings.

Empire Parkstone12/10/2021 22:32:42
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Aye but he gave 10K to the club that was trashed by Vandals

Richard Simpson12/10/2021 22:43:16
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Agreed but the question was what do we think of Rod Stewart's layout.

Empire Parkstone13/10/2021 11:03:24
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By all means comment on the layout but the remark about people having money is no more relevant to your question than mine is.

Ray Wood 213/10/2021 11:25:29
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Hi All,

Railway modelling is really lucky to have these show business personality's involved with the hobby, which I think maybe the second largest hobby second only to Fishing which has the largest number of participants. I thought the Railway Modeller magazines coverage of Rod Stuarts and Jules Hollands layouts were excellent, Roger Daltrey and Pete Waterman are well known for their enthusiasm. So many titles of magazines is great, with PECO and Hornby being major players helps, with a new TV show about Hornby on Yesterday channel on Monday nights

Do we know anybody famous who plays with model boats ??

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 13/10/2021 11:26:25

Richard Simpson13/10/2021 13:06:48
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Posted by Empire Parkstone on 13/10/2021 11:03:24:

By all means comment on the layout but the remark about people having money is no more relevant to your question than mine is.

 

Yes it is, my comment had nothing to do with people having money. From my perspective Rod Stewart's layout is a display of money rather than a display of modelling skill so is particularly pertinent to my personal impression of it.

While there is no-one that would say that the donation to the Market Deeping Model Railway Club was not incredibly generous it would not seem to be relevant to Rod Stewart's own layout.

Edited By Richard Simpson on 13/10/2021 13:08:26

Empire Parkstone13/10/2021 19:16:21
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I would disagree but its not worth bothering about

Colin Bishop13/10/2021 19:32:38
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Leave it there please.

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