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Ray Wood 211/11/2021 11:05:59
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locos nov 21.jpgHi George,

Railway modelling really suits this time of year I find, staying in the warm and running a few trains is great. Had you thought about a branch line off your circuit to a small station ?

Here is a small selection of my locomotives collection,piper & 109 nov 21.jpg 4mm scale 00 on my garage/workshop line, been building a Piper Cherokee for a change while I wait for some sails to arrive from Frank at Nylet for my Silhouette cruiser.

Kind Regards Ray

gecon12/11/2021 12:22:15
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20211112_120607.jpg20211112_120538.jpgHi Ray,

flew the Cherokee 140 for about 200hrs at the Oxford Ait Training School ca.1972! Brings back fond memories of when I was young and keen!

My layout will only be 'permitted' for the festive season! Luckily though, we usually put up the tree on 01. Dec. so I have from 28th.11 to about 06th jan. smiley

Yes indeed, branch line and small station planned. At very the end of the branch line there will be a small timber yard.

Will try to post proof here....


Edited By gecon on 12/11/2021 12:26:08

Richard Simpson12/11/2021 13:07:08
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What a brilliant idea and it keeps the tree looking good for the whole time. We just put presents around ours so it looks a little sparse after Christmas day.

gecon12/11/2021 15:48:04
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It's debateable in this engine shed whether or not I'll be adding anything to the look of the tree, presents or no presentsgift. Never-the-less, the usual array of photographic evidence will be displayed here in due course. There's still a lot of detail to be added before the 1st sunday in Advent.


gecon13/11/2021 16:40:04
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20211113_165628.jpgTimber yard at the end of the siding. Closed at night so not illuminated! took me all day today (10.00 -17.00) to drill all the holes for the LEDs. Some had to be repositioned as the available cable didn't reach between the previously drilled holes! Leaking light will be remedied with black tape, paint etc. More shovelled snow will be produced during next week I expect. The bright blob of red-orange light at right centre will be a faux bonfire.

George 20211113_165528.jpg

Edited By gecon on 13/11/2021 16:40:56

Richard Simpson13/11/2021 22:21:06
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I think the freshly ploughed snow at the side of the tracks looks really effective.

gecon18/11/2021 08:55:25
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Snow man between the two large bonfires getting worried about doing a disappearing act in the heat. I should probably dare to add snow between the sleepers but the track is to be used on a Springtime project starting in about feb/march and I don't want the hassel of fiddly snow-clearing. The Xmas tree will go into the slightly off-centre hole in 9 day's time and most of the layout will be covered I suspect. Someone in the flat says that'll be just fine. George20211118_084312.jpg20211118_084716.jpg

James Hill 518/11/2021 16:14:19
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Having had a long interest in railway modelling it was good to see some pictures of other people`s modelling., My first encounter with the hobby was in the late 1940`s when I saw a family friends tinplate ( probably O gauge ) layout on their drive outside. The noise when it ran was something I always remember.

There are some nice pictures on here. I thought the bonfires on the snow scene very effective.I have to agree that that is a great winter scene.

Like Richard, I`ve done a bit of weathering as well on some of my locos, but not all of them yet.

I have a layout based loosely on Camden shed (1B ) but it`s a fair way from completion. A couple of pictures of locos. The blue Duchess is 90% scratchbuilt in Nicklel Silver and brass. The streamline Duchess is a much modified Eames kit and is now works grey. The O gauge tender is part of a DJH Black Five kit.

Now I know there are others with a railway interest I `ll keep looking



Ray Wood 218/11/2021 16:33:27
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993 photos

img_20190913_173941.jpgHi Jim,

Very handsome engines, I never really tried scratch building 4mm or 7mm scale but maybe in the future !! this was my first 3 1/2" gauge Tich to the LBSC design 55 years old now, perhaps needs a refurbishment now

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 18/11/2021 16:37:29

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 18/11/2021 16:40:46

James Hill 518/11/2021 17:11:09
188 forum posts
127 photos

Hi Ray,

My dad started to build a 5" gauge GWR 0 6 0 tank called Speedy if I remember correctly' He got as far as a rolling chassis but then moved house and had to sell it as he had nowhere to be able to carry on with it. A great shame , as it would have been a nice model

I don`t know about you , but there`s something about working with metal.. Is Tich a runner?


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