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andyram last won the day on August 6 2018

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    I have varied interests. I enjoy playing sports and regularly play five a side football at weekends. This helps to lessen the effect of the real ale I also enjoy drinking. Hobgoblin is my beer of choice although I quite like Castle Rock ales and some from the Black Isle Brewery in Inverness after tasting them whilst on honeymoon.
    I enjoy computer games, regularly playing the latest Call of Duty or PES games.
    As far as railways are concerned I have a interest in preserved steam, regularly visiting lines in the local area. I am an occasional volunteer on the Great Central Railway where I previously worked at Quorn and Woodhouse station. I now volunteer as a TTI.
    I am currently in the early stages of planning and building my new layout, Skaleby Quay and have started a small shunting layout as a Christmas project.

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  1. I have just found this thread. Love the quality of modelling and the way you have depicted some of the scenes from the books.
  2. I had a brief, socially distanced catch up with Pete today and he allowed me into the club room to view Kings Moreton. The layout has been laid out on the floor for the time being whilst the new support system is being built. This is already well underway. Overall - the main four track section and associated yards are all in decent condition aside from some small scenic elements which will need repairing. The lift up section, with canal bridge and buildings and the subsequent corner all appear in decent condition. The two track station likewise. The station building is missing from here and th
  3. I did check the shop and have only L/H ones anyway. Seems to be a shortage of R/H versions at the moment!
  4. I have tested the new Thomas models and have been very impressed. Although they do not feature a front coupling, the fittings are present for attaching a coupling to.
  5. I have just found this thread. Really enjoyed reading through it. I love models of the preservation era and this really captures it. I look forward to further updates and videos.
  6. Another interesting looking project. I look forward to seeing progress. R/H set track points seem to be like hen’s teeth at the moment. Have you found one? I can check shop stock tomorrow but think I have only got L/H ones in stock.
  7. I have just stumbled across this thread. This is a lovely looking layout. The light effects are great. I look forward to seeing more.
  8. 43 DAYS TO GO There is little progress to report today. I have been laid low by the side effects from the vaccine. However I have taken the opportunity to try out the Hornby Skaledale platform pieces. These match the ones I used on Skaleby West and so would suit the "location". They look ok in the position too although there will need to be some building up of the rear section to allow the station building to be placed where I want it to go. That will be no issue, I can use the balsa wood, or polystyrene for that as I did on Skaleby West. Unfortunately, I have found ou
  9. I can confirm that Kings Morton has arrived in Matlock Bath and has been unloaded into the club room. I may get to catch up with Pete (the new owner) on Monday whilst at the shop for a click and collect. I can also confirm the vaccine side effects have kicked in and I am off to bed early.
  10. Just caught up the latest video @Andrew P. A thoroughly enjoyable accompaniment to the cup of tea whilst recovering from the side effects of the vaccine.
  11. 44 DAYS TO GO And in a blink of an eye a couple of days disappeared with no progress made. The track has held firm after the glue treatment on Wednesday. There is just a small section of the loco storage siding which has lifted and will need more glue. That will be dealt with in due course. Today it was time for track weathering. I decided to test out one the Woodland Scenics track weathering pens, which I have in the shop, as a method of weathering the sleepers. I used the "Weathered Tie" version. This was tested on spare track until I was confident with its use. Then
  12. A friend of mine had the same. My wife, Sarah, was laid up in bed from early evening to the following mid-day with side effects etc. Different people react in different ways so hopefully I will get away with minor side effects.
  13. That is great news. I await to hear from Pete that he has arrived safely arrived at the new location. I have promised to meet Pete at the club room at some point to look over the layout and discuss a plan. That may be Monday once I know this morning's Covid jab has not produced any side effects.
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