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#51 Etched Pixels

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 19:02

Still pondering .. Saturday unfortunately is the football (Wales v England) in Cardiff so the neanderthals will be out in force ruining it for the majority of football folk and the next London riot, sorry I mean protest seems to be scheduled for 11am so it's all going to be busy.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 19:05

Thats a very kind offer, I will be there Saturday all going well with the trains, I might just take pictures if thats ok. :rolleyes:


Of course B)

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 19:14

I be around on Happisburgh. I will proparly say hi to you beast if i see you hope you get down south ok.
Yours
Samuel Bennett
P.S Feel Free in saying hi

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 19:27

I be around on Happisburgh. I will proparly say hi to you beast if i see you hope you get down south ok.
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Samuel Bennett
P.S Feel Free in saying hi


Cheers, last time the van broke down ! (but we still made it) - so hopefully a simple journey this time.

#55 Scale7JB

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 21:19

I be around on Happisburgh. I will proparly say hi to you beast if i see you hope you get down south ok.
Yours
Samuel Bennett
P.S Feel Free in saying hi


Looking forward to seeing Happisburgh again, main event of the show I reckon, though such a shame that it will be the last outing being a big GE man.. Have you seen West Mersea that we are building in Scale7 ?

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 21:24

I seen some info about it. Happisburgh main part is going but the goods yard and I believe some parts of the factory are staying with the club.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 22:23

Here is the thread for West Mersea from the old forum...

http://www.rmweb.co....&t=6237&start=0


Will there be a new Happisburgh ?

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 22:28

There is talk of a new 0 gauge layout but check the MRC website when there is more to say on that.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 22:32

Which MRC would that be ?

Are the group not tempted by Scale7? We could make West Mersea modular Posted Image

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 22:35

The Model Railway Club
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and for a scale 7 layout not my place to suggest it but I do a few members who do scale 7 and quite a number that do 0 and small number that do many.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 22:40

Still pondering .. Saturday unfortunately is the football (Wales v England) in Cardiff so the Neanderthals will be out in force ruining it for the majority of football folk and the next London riot, sorry I mean protest seems to be scheduled for 11am so it's all going to be busy.


Indeed, the advice being generally issued is avoid Central London/Westminster/West End on Saturday completely. There is a legitimate Trade Union organised march to Hyde Park starting at 11 but unfortunately all the indications are that a large number of anarchists, nutters and loons are on the way with talk of occupying Trafalgar Square and apparently they want to burn down Oxford Street and high street banks or something.

The usual band of stop the war protesters are also apparently planning to make their mark and all Police leave has been cancelled, they are expecting serious trouble.

Ah well, we can stand on top of the hill at Alexander Palace and watch the plumes of smoke rise over central London over a pint I suppose... :lol:

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 22:40

TFL works;
central line
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March, no service between Marble Arch and West Ruislip/Ealing Broadway. Replacement buses operate.

Service A: Northolt - Greenford - Perivale - Hanger Lane - Park Royal - North Acton - Willesden Junction

Service B: West Ruislip - Ruislip Gardens - South Ruislip - Northolt - North Acton - Willesden Junction

Service C: Ealing Broadway - West Acton - North Acton - East Acton - White City - Shepherd's Bush

Circle line

Saturday 26 March, no service between Hammersmith and Edgware Road. A circular service will operate.

Sunday 27 March, no service on the entire line.


District line
Sunday 27 March, no service between Embankment and Upminster. Replacement buses operate.

Service A: Canning Town - Bromley-by-Bow - Bow Road - Mile End - Stepney Green - Whitechapel - Aldgate East - Aldgate - Liverpool Street.
Service B: Barking - East Ham- Upton Park - Stratford - Bow Road - Mile End.
Service C: Barking - Upney - Becontree - Dagenham Heathway - Dagenham East.
Service D: Barking - Dagenham East - Elm Park - Hornchurch - Upminster Bridge - Upminster.

Saturday 26 March, no service between Tower Hill and Upminster. Replacement buses operate.

Service A: Canning Town - Bromley-by-Bow - Bow Road - Mile End - Stepney Green - Whitechapel - Aldgate East - Aldgate - Tower Hill
Service B: Barking - East Ham- Upton Park - Stratford - Bow Road - Mile End
Service C: Barking - Upney - Becontree - Dagenham Heathway - Dagenham East
Service D: Barking - Dagenham East - Elm Park - Hornchurch - Upminster Bridge - Upminster


H'smith & City line
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March, no service between Liverpool Street and Barking. Trains will start/end at Aldgate. Replacement buses operate.

Service A: Canning Town - Bromley-by-Bow - Bow Road - Mile End - Stepney Green - Whitechapel - Aldgate East - Aldgate - Liverpool Street.

Service B: Barking - East Ham- Upton Park - Stratford - Bow Road - Mile End.



Metropolitan line
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March, no service between Moorgate and Aldgate.


Overground
HIGHBURY & ISLINGTON TO WEST CROYDON LINE Sunday 27 March, no service between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction. Valid tickets will be accepted on rail replacement buses.

Valid tickets will be accepted on replacement buses operating between Gospel Oak and Stratford calling at Hampstead Heath (for buses to/from Gunnersbury) - Gospel Oak (bus stops in Agincourt Road/Southampton Road) - Kentish Town West (bus stops in Malden Road) - Camden Road - Holloway Road Tube (in lieu of Caledonian Road & Barnsbury) - Highbury & Islington - Canonbury - Dalston Kingsland - Hackney Central - Homerton - Hackney Wick - Stratford

CLAPHAM JUNCTION TO WILLESDEN JUNCTION LINE Sunday 27 March, no service between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction. Use replacement buses and local bus services 220 between Shepherd's Bush Green and Willesden Junction and bus route 228 between Shepherd's Bush station and Willesden Junction. Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted.

Replacement buses operate as follows: Clapham Junction - Imperial Wharf - West Brompton - Kensington (Olympia) - Shepherd's Bush

RICHMOND TO STRATFORD LINE Sunday 27 March, no service between Richmond and Stratford. Use District line services and rail replacement buses.

Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on the replacement buses which will run in both directions as follows:

Gunnersbury - Acton Central (for South Acton) - Willesden Junction - Kensal Rise - Brondesbury Park - Brondesbury - West Hampstead - Finchley Road & Frognal (bus stops at Finchley Road Tube) - Hampstead Heath (change here for buses to/from Stratford) - Gospel Oak (bus stops at station)

Hampstead Heath (change here for buses to/from Gunnersbury) - Gospel Oak (bus stops in Agincourt Road/Southampton Road) - Kentish Town West (bus stops in Malden Road) - Camden Road - Holloway Road Tube (in lieu of Caledonian Road & Barnsbury) - Highbury & Islington - Canonbury - Dalston Kingsland - Hackney Central - Homerton - Hackney Wick - Stratford.

GOSPEL OAK TO BARKING LINE Sunday 27 March, no service between Gospel Oak and Barking. Replacement buses operate.

Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on the rail replacement buses which will run in both directions as follows:

Gospel Oak - Upper Holloway - Crouch Hill - Harringay Green Lanes - South Tottenham - Blackhorse Road - Walthamstow Queen's Road - Walthamstow Central - Leyton Midland Road - Leytonstone High Road - Wanstead Park - Woodgrange Park - Barking

From Monday 28 March until Monday 25 April trains at Clapham Junction station will serve platform 2 instead of platform 17 due to planned engineering work.

CLAPHAM JUNCTION TO WILLESDEN JUNCTION LINE Saturday 26 March, no service between Clapham Junction and Kensington (Olympia). Valid tickets will be accepted on replacement buses.

Bus service: Clapham Junction - Imperial Wharf - West Brompton - Kensington (Olympia) - Shepherd's Bush

source: TFL engineering works page


On Saturday there is the student protest and demo in central london

#63 Scale7JB

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 22:45

I hadn't noticed an L1 on the layout before...

Here's mine currently being built...

Smokeboxdoor3.jpg


JB.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 00:42

Are we having an rmweb member's meet at the show this Saturday/Sunday?

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 09:54

Meacham all packed up and ready to put in the van at lunchtime. Sitting next to the ends of Happisburgh and Apethorn junction I think we're going to look much smaller than usual.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 12:16

Just setting off to collect Tony and the German Railway Society stand then a gentle trundle through the Blackwall tunnel.....

By the by, I'm taking my PAT testing kit, if anyone needs their electrics checking ..

Bill

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 13:06

Looks like I'll be there all going well on Saturday :)

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 13:53

I will be there both days on the DEMU stand, pop by and say hello or join up if you are interested and not a member!

Cheers, Mike

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 14:44

I'm not quite completely out of the modelling loop yet.

Been reminded that I'm operating on Appledore this weekend. Say hi if you like, or come by, point, and laugh.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 15:39

Are we having an rmweb member's meet at the show this Saturday/Sunday?


I'm up for it on Saturday but they do seem to have died out lately!

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 16:08

Just setting off to collect Tony and the German Railway Society stand then a gentle trundle through the Blackwall tunnel.....

By the by, I'm taking my PAT testing kit, if anyone needs their electrics checking ..

Bill

Will no doubt have a natter when we see you tomorrow then Bill

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 20:20

The lights are all on across the park. I can imagine the frantic setting up, fault finding and swearing at the electric genie over there.

Looking forward to going to my first show. I'm hoping there'll be some nice second hand N stuff there and lots of tutorials on how to do, well, everything!

If there are any official or unofficial RM drinks on Saturday I'm all ears. See you there!

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 20:51

Pictures of today setting up see you at the weekend all who are going.
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#74 ColinW

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 21:35

The lights are all on across the park. I can imagine the frantic setting up, fault finding and swearing at the electric genie over there.

Looking forward to going to my first show. I'm hoping there'll be some nice second hand N stuff there and lots of tutorials on how to do, well, everything!

If there are any official or unofficial RM drinks on Saturday I'm all ears. See you there!

Don't know about a meet or drinks, but I should be wearing a Tonbridge MRC fleece (the only one) so say hi if you see me!

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 17:05

Just got back, exhausted. (Also wanted to get back across London before the loonies and the long arm of the law started kicking the crap out of each other!)

I got there a bit earlier than planned, about 8:30 and the queue outside was already there!! Are there people queueing to be the first to the Bachmann Scrum three days in advance like that chap in Oxford Street who was three days early for his IPad 2 last week? :lol:

Good selection of layouts, good selection of specialist traders, huge amount of money spent at Replica Railways stand, Bachmann returns bargains were nowhere near as cheaply priced as they have been but two 47/4's for £100 was not too bad and I managed to resist a petroleum 37/4 for £53. Bit too many of the overpriced second hand tat shifters though.

Cabinets of forthcoming attractions (MPV, Class 350 Desiro, EPB and Hornby's VEP et al) look very tasty indeed... :D

Catering was appalling, slow and pathetic as per usual. Notable at lunchtime that the vast majority of people sat in the cafe seating area were eating their own packed lunches!!

Overall, not bad, not bad at all.
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