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Posted by Sandhole , 16 May 2018 - - - - - - · 86 views

Afternoon from sunny Manchester,
I don't know wether this is a case of Granny and sucking eggs, but I felt I had to post this.
One of the purposes of this superb beast which we all are part of is the free exchange of information. However, there is a fount of information available at most preserved railways. It lives in sheds, dark rooms, coaches a...


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Kernow.

Posted by Sandhole , 13 April 2018 - - - - - - · 96 views

Anybody wants an SR powerdrive, Kernow are doing Hornby SR units for £89.
One unit will power a 4COR both pulling and pushing up my incline.
With mods, you can fit this drive to a Phoenix 4COR. I am endeavouring to see wether you can do the same to MTK stuff.
Chris.


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ICI Hoppers.

Posted by Sandhole , 14 February 2018 - - - - - - · 381 views

Got in from a shift on the airport to find the first three of my Peak Forest hoppers had arrived.
Well Hell!!! To use a Pembrokeshire expression!!
Georgeous. See the slightly blurred photos.
They look spot on and they run superbly through the whole gamut of Peco points, both code100 and code75. Small radius up to single and double slips.
My fiddle yard an...


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CSP.

Posted by Sandhole , 03 November 2017 - - - - - - · 204 views

I feel I must post my experience using CSP kits.
They have had a certain amount of aggro on this forum.
In September I ordered a 200HP Sentinel kit.
I then waited for it to arrive. I waited and waited......
Now, if I took notice of certain people on this site, I would have thrown my toys out of my pram and had a hissy fit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Instead I did som...


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DC Models.

Posted by Sandhole , 22 May 2017 - - - - - - · 144 views

I was at the Lancashire and Yorkshire DCC event at Boyle St on Sunday.
I took the opportunity, whilst buying books, to have a chat with Charlie of DC Models, about the plastic kit range.
As I expected, after the fire, he is not making any plans to reintroduce the range. What he did say was that he would look at what stock he had left and sell them as bod...


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PDK Models.

Posted by Sandhole , 14 May 2017 - - - - - - · 237 views

I must say something about PDK Models.
I recently ordered two kits off PDK. I got an email back from them telling me when the delivery date was.
When the kits arrived, I was amazed by the packing. Each kit was in a plastic container which, dropping a concrete block on them, would protect the brass parts perfectly!!
Thank you to PDK, not only were the ki...


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EM Society Scale North Exhibition.

Posted by Sandhole , 16 July 2015 - - - - - - · 163 views

For those who are interested here is some bus information for people going to the EM Society exhibition in September.
If you are coming to Manchester by rail go to Piccadilly Gardens bus staition and get the Stagecoach 255. This will get you 600m away from the Partington venue.
For more detailed information go to the Transport for Manchester websi...


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EM Society Scale North Exhibition.

Posted by Sandhole , 16 July 2015 - - - - - - · 115 views

For those who are interested here is some bus information for people going to the EM Society exhibition in September.
If you are coming to Manchester by rail go to Piccadilly Gardens bus staition and get the Stagecoach 255. This will get you 600m away from the Partington venue.
For more detailed information go to the Transport for Manchester websi...


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Disjointed Stuff.

Posted by Sandhole , 04 March 2015 - - - - - - · 234 views

I have finally enclosed an image of the Dave Geen Midland coach sides. This may not have worked properly. I apologise but I'm afraid I'm a complete and utter burke at computer stuff. I will get better! I'll have to if I want to put modelling shots on this epistle!!!
Has anybody come across the Kernow newsletter this month?
They are slashing the pr...


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Geen Coaches

Posted by Sandhole , 23 December 2014 - - - - - - · 227 views

I must write to praise David Geen's Midland Railway coach conversion kit.
In the box you get sides and ends for six Midland elliptical roof coaches. The rest is like building a Comet conversion kit. The Mainline or Bachman period one LMS coaches are the donor vehicles. You can, if you prefer, build the complete coach, using Comet, 247 or your own scratch...


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Scaleforum Urmston.

Posted by Sandhole , 19 September 2014 - - - - - - · 269 views

I did my usual visit to the scale exhibition at Urmston last weekend. Most enjoyable.
I was very impressed with the progress made on Liverpool Lime Street. Like a number of people, I had heard the comments, 'Dosen't work. Boring ' etc, etc!! The layout has always been a thing of beauty! It reminds me of visits to 'The Pool' in the 60's and 70's. I had...





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