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gecon30/11/2021 16:24:33
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I've been waiting for you Ashley wink,

Just happened to be underground hot springs at the edge of the track. thumbs up


gecon07/12/2021 13:57:51
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A class 78 (BR78) tank loco and two passenger coaches from the same era, have arrived on the layout. The price of these little gems makes me bit nervous. The cost/cm of a loco20211207_132934.jpg is probably similar to constructing dual carriageway in the suburbs! This is deffinately the end of this railway extravaganza for a good while. So it's back to soldering wires and plugs in the depths of the Colin Archer.

Maybe the deck plate will be on by Xmas so the planking can start.


Ray Wood 212/12/2021 09:40:06
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Hi All,

For the railway enthusiasts, January issue of Railway Modeller magazine has a free photographic back scene similar to this one that I just paid £7.99, what a bargain

George, your steamer looks a treat, you could put this scene behind your rm backscene.jpgChristmas tree ?

I don't think Mytime Media will mind this plug as they don't have a model railway title

Regards Ray

gecon12/12/2021 12:22:19
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Very nice background Ray! Train ditto! Funny you should mention this right now! Together with the steam loco I recieved a ....yes ...background. It's Faller 180518 and not unlike yours. (but ca. £23) 20211212_115803.jpg

Don't have space for a backgroung on the Xmas layout due to the sittingroom window going almost down to the floor! Do have some natural distant background though. Planning to set up a layout in the store room when the Colin Archer is launched. The new background will go on the wall of course.

Present 'background'... below



ashley needham12/12/2021 16:58:09
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I am very jealous of that setup George. If I had that, there would be cats walking all over it, presents being dumped on it..slippers...the lad booting it as he slopped by...


gecon12/12/2021 22:58:23
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I'm so lucky to be living the simple, quiet pensioners life, with none of the above mentioned perils lurking about. Even the wife thinks that this year's Xmas train spree enhances the tree.smiley

Luckily, I have not been required to show the receipts for all the recent incomming postal goods.secret. I hardly dare to glance at them myself.


Ray Wood 213/12/2021 09:18:09
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Hi George,

Looking at the view from your window, you don't need a back scene We better not venture into how much our hobbies have cost this would be dangerous territory !!

Regards Ray

Richard Simpson13/12/2021 13:21:05
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My wife keeps track of our spending and once told me how much I had spent on the model railway. I was absolutely astounded!

She also told me how much we had spent on our two Yorkies in the ten years we have had them, which was even more eye watering so I threatened not to buy them Christmas presents this year. Humbug!!

gecon04/01/2022 19:32:54
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20220103_124236.jpgThis is closure for the Xmas layout. The tree has been ejected - probably by volcanic activity from Ashleys vision for the future. There has appeared a wopping great crack in the ground - probably by.. " " " " " etc etc. and the buildings have gone too!.

Starting to solder some wires on the Colin Archer -sooner rather than later, as they say.20220103_185203.jpg

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