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    At the moment I'm really into the LMS scene, especially pre WW2, ex LNWR and MR. I also have D&E interests, having grown up with BR blue traction. I do a lot of reading on narrow gauge, industrial and light railways, and have long visited lost lines as part of the hobby. All round railway nut really.

    My modelling is mainly OO, but I dabble with 009, 5.5mm, and Gn15. A few years ago, after a long lull in railway modelling, I started experimenting by creating a small 'plank' layout called Spencer Park, which began life as a 1970s BR stabling point, and has since morphed into something NCB based set 'somewhere in the Midlands' (http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/49742-spencer-park-from-1970s-br-to-1970s-ncb-somewhere-in-the-midlands/). At the same time, I was occupied, on and off, with a long-term loft layout project called Westburnham (http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/50227-westburnham-1970s-80s-1930s-40s-combo-loft-layout/), but a house move has given me the opportunity to rethink things.

    I have a much better loft space now than before, 21 feet by 8, with proper stairs access, so planning is under way--I've been eyeing up Golborne on the WCML, which I reckon is just about doable in the space I have. It includes a colliery too, so that will satisfy my industrial interests as well as LMS (see https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=16&lat=53.4818&lon=-2.5973&layers=168&b=1) that'd take up one long side of the loft. For the other long side I'm thinking of something more branch-line like, perhaps basing a section of the layout on Tredegar, around late 1940s and early 1950s, as the former LMS lines in South Wales begin to see ex-GWR stock. I'm being drawn to early post-Nationalisation WR!

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  1. Thurwick no more reminded me of this classic Scottish lyric Good luck with the new build. Cheers, Keith
  2. The 2019 NDMRS Exhibition will be held on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April at Bangor Grammar School Gransha Road Bangor Co. Down BT19 7QU Layouts and traders etc listed here: https://www.ndmrs.co.uk/exhibition.html This exhibition is a highlight of the year for me as it's local! Cheers, Keith
  3. tractionman

    The Engine Shed

    looks a little less bright blue here in this Hatton's vid, good to see progress. cheers, Keith
  4. tractionman

    The Engine Shed

    Thanks, good to see the Peckett B2, that NCB blue does look very, well, blue! all the best, Keith
  5. Indeed, at the risk of being vilified again (see above!), here is a handy list: OO Gauge Robinson Class O4 6184 LNER Black 31-003A Buy now - £74.50 RRP: £129.95 Robinson Class O4 63762 BR Black Early Emblem Weathered 31-004A Buy now - £79.50 RRP: £139.95 BR Standard Class 4MT #75035 BR Lined Black Late Crest - Weathered 31-119 Buy now - £99.50 RRP: £164.95 L&YR 2-4-2 Tank 50705 BR Lined Black Early Emblem Locomotive 31-169 Buy now - £69.50 RRP: £114.95 Class 416 2EPB 2 Car EMU 5771 BR Green (No warning panel) 31-379 Buy now - £124.50 RRP: £219.95 Midland Class 1F Open Cab BR Black (British Railways) No.41803 31-434 Buy now - £59.50 RRP: £99.95 Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2 Tank #41291 BR Lined Black Late Crest (DCC On Board) 31-441DC Buy now - £99.50 RRP: £154.95 C Class Southern Railway Black 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive No.1294 31-461A Buy now - £74.50 RRP: £124.95 C Class BR Black Early Emblem 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive No.31227 31-462A Buy now - £74.50 RRP: £124.95 Class G2A LMS Black 0-8-0 Steam Locomotive No.9376 31-480 Buy now - £74.50 RRP: £124.95 Class G2A BR Black Early Emblem Weathered 0-8-0 Steam Locomotive No.49106 31-481 Buy now - £79.50 RRP: £134.95 Class V3 Tank #67646 BR Lined Black Late Crest Cranked Pipes 31-614 Buy now - £74.50 RRP: £129.95 Class V3 Tank #67690 BR Lined Black Early Emblem Straight Pipes 31-615 Buy now - £74.50 RRP: £129.95 Class 3F LMS Black 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive w/Deeley Tender No.3520 31-627B Buy now - £69.50 RRP: £119.95 Class 47 576 'King's Lynn' Network SouthEast NSE Diesel Locomotive 31-654 Buy now - £104.50 RRP: £159.50 LMS Stanier Mogul Class #2965 LMS Lined Black 31-690 Buy now - £99.50 RRP: £159.95 GWR 3700 Class 3708 'Killarney' Great Western Green 31-728 Buy now - £89.50 RRP: £144.95 Class 4F Midland Railways Black 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive #3848 31-883 Buy now - £69.50 RRP: £119.95 Bachmann Midland Class 4F BR Black Late Crest 0-6-0 Steam Loco 44044 Weathered Edition 31-884 Buy now - £79.50 RRP: £129.95 Class 43 Warship 'Powerful' BR Blue Diesel Locomotive D836 32-067A Buy now - £89.50 RRP: £159.95 Class 43 Warship 'Rapid' BR Maroon Full Yellow Ends Diesel Locomotive D838 32-068 Buy now - £89.50 RRP: £159.95 Class 43 Warship 'Roebuck' BR Green Diesel Locomotive D841 32-069 Buy now - £89.50 RRP: £159.50 Class 08 631 'Eagle' Network South East Diesel Shunter Locomotive 32-109 Buy now - £74.50 RRP: £124.95 LMS Crab BR Lined Black Early Emblem 2-6-0 Steam Locomotive No.42765 32-176 Buy now - £84.50 RRP: £144.95 LMS Crab LMS Lined Black Welded tender 2-6-0 Steam Locomotive No.13174 32-178A Buy now - £84.50 RRP: £144.95 WD Austerity 'Major-General Mc Mullen' LMR Blue 2-8-0 Locomotive 32-250A Buy now - £109.50 RRP: £169.95 Class K3 LNER Lined Black 2-6-0 Steam Locomotive 1304 32-279A Buy now - £84.50 RRP: £139.95 Class K3 BR Lined Black Early Emblem 2-6-0 Steam Locomotive No.61862 32-281 Buy now - £79.50 RRP: £139.95 Class 101 BR Refurbished White & Blue 2 Car DMU (with Passengers!) 32-289 Buy now - £124.50 RRP: £229.95 BR Standard Class 4MT Tank 80092 BR Black Early Emblem 2-6-4 Tank Locomotive 32-359A Buy now - £84.50 RRP: £139.95 LNER Class A1 BR (exLNER) Apple Green "British Railways" Loco No.60117 with riveted tender 32-560 Buy now - £104.50 RRP: £199.95 Ivatt Class 4MT LMS Black 2-6-0 Steam Locomotive 3000 32-575A Buy now - £79.50 RRP: £139.95 Ivatt Class 4MT BR Black (Weathered) 2-6-0 Steam Locomotive No.43014 32-580A Buy now - £87.50 RRP: £144.95 Class 47 714 Anglia Railways Livery Diesel Locomotive DCC Sound Fitted *Limited Edition* 32-817SDDS Buy now - £209.50 RRP: £244.95 BR Standard Class 9F BR Black Late Crest (Large Tender) Locomotive 92211 32-860 Buy now - £134.50 RRP: £189.95 Wickham Type 27 Trolley Car BR Engineers Yellow 32-992 Buy now - £44.50 RRP: £89.95
  6. Looks terrific. I'm just a DC person, what would happen if I ran it on my layout, would it work!? Or would I need to do something? Cheers, Keith
  7. Fantastic, great to see these, a major positive step forward. Cheers, Keith
  8. And on Friday the table included blue and green liveried Bachmann warships for just £70. Cheers, Keith
  9. What an excellent find, great to see the details on the trackwork and buildings, including the engine shed, thanks for posting this. Cheers, Keith
  10. Fantastic vols, containing pre- and post-Nationalisation pictures. cheers, Keith
  11. Most bizarre, I thought the point of this thread is to let folks know of bargains, I'll not bother next time!
  12. Just had this email from Rails listing reductions: Price Reductions Selected products with new lower prices! Hornby OO R3627 BR Blue (Early) Class A3 'Flying Scotsman' 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive No.60103 RRP: £179.99 NOW ONLY: £149.50 Hornby OO R3642 'Duchess of Montrose' BR Green Princess Coronation Class 4-6-2 Locomotive No.46232 RRP: £189.99 NOW ONLY: £159.50 Hornby OO R3681 'City of Edinburgh' LMS Black Princess Coronation Class 4-6-2 Locomotive No.6241 RRP: £204.99 NOW ONLY: £149.50 Hornby OO R3682 'Duchess of Gloucester' Princess Coronation Class 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive No.46225 RRP: £204.99 NOW ONLY: £149.50 Hornby OO R3668 Class J83 LNER Green 0-6-0 Tank Locomotive No.8472 RRP: £44.99 NOW ONLY: £37.50 Hornby OO R3657 Class 60 070 'John Loundon McAdam' Loadhaul Diesel Locomotive RRP: £179.99 NOW ONLY: £149.50 Bachmann OO 32-392 Class 37 688 "Kingmoor TMD" DRS Compass Diesel Locomotive RRP: £159.99 NOW ONLY: £129.50 Heljan OO 3526 Class 35 Hymek BR Green (As Built) D7015 Locomotive RRP: £129.95 NOW ONLY: £104.50 Heljan OO 3527 Class 35 Hymek BR Green (Small Yellow Warning Panels) D7088 Locomotive RRP: £129.95 NOW ONLY: £104.50 Heljan OO 3528 Class 35 Hymek BR Early Blue (SYP) D7004 Locomotive RRP: £129.95 NOW ONLY: £104.50 Heljan OO 3529 Class 35 Hymek BR Standard Blue (All Yellow Ends) 7001 Locomotive Weathered RRP: £129.95 NOW ONLY: £104.50 Heljan OO 3530 Class 35 Hymek 'Williton' BR Dutch Grey/Yellow Locomotive RRP: £129.95 NOW ONLY: £104.50 Bachmann OO9 391-026 Baldwin Class 10-12-D 590 Welsh Highland Black Locomotive RRP: £144.95 NOW ONLY: £109.50 Bachmann OO9 391-028 Baldwin Class 10-12-D 'Hummy' Ashover Light Railway Black Locomotive (Weathered) RRP: £154.95 NOW ONLY: £119.50 Hornby OO R4816A SR Maunsell Kitchen/Dining First Class Coach No.7865 RRP: £47.99 NOW ONLY: £39.50 Hornby OO R6848 EWS OTA Timber Wagon (Tapered Stanchions) No.200763 RRP: £27.99 NOW ONLY: £22.50 Hornby OO R6853 BR Railfreight HEA Hopper Wagon No.361188 RRP: £24.99 NOW ONLY: £19.50 cheers, Keith
  13. Definitely concur with the recommendation for Tony's Trains, see https://www.bmrail.co.uk/ for more inf. As an erstwhile Coventrian though, I am sad to see our last model railway shop in the city has disappeared--the end of an era... cheers, Keith
  14. hi Kevin, The 6-inch OS oversimplifies trackwork compared to the 25", there is an article about this in 'Sheetlines', the magazine of the Charles Close Society if it's of interest, the CCS is worth joining for a modest £15 sub, there're meetings and quite a bit of members' interest in the OS and railways on maps. cheers, Keith PS--isn't the NLS site brilliant!!
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