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Dava

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    East Midland returned from Eastern Canada
  • Interests
    Scottish railways, industrial, light & narrow gauge
    7mm scale gauge 0 & narrow gauge modelling.

    I' built an O gauge light railway loosely based on Derwent Valley Light Railway as first venture in standard gauge. See 'Coney Hill Light Railway' feed in 7mm+ forum. Have built Sentinel and Peckett locos. Also a 0n9 layout 'Irton Rd' based on the Ravenglass & Eskdale station, with Arthur Heywood locos & trains. My eyesight was better then!

    Tryed to get interested in Canadian railways, but they disapeared.

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  1. See this link to the Fairfield loco atBoness Scottish railway museum http://www.srpsmuseum.org.uk/10014.htm It explains why the Glasgow tramways were built to a narrower gauge so that SG railway wagons could run on them to the Clydeside shipyards. iPad & hand playing up this morning, forgive text errors. Steam pugs also ran on some sections. Dava
  2. The new one on the latest HST developments is quite interesting & brings story up to date.
  3. Today 11.12.20 was the last day of the East Midlands Railways class 43 PaxmanVP185 engined HST power cars. The ex LNER MTU engined ones continue in service and a number of VP185s continue in other uses, but the classic HST era rapidly draws to a close in everyday service. See Twitter for some evocative images and videos including the classic ‘howl’, now gone. Here is a photo by Andy H. Taken at Kettering this evening of the last down working. Dava
  4. The loco would be LNER D49 ‘The Quorn’ of course, you could try a steam-cleaned 6 wheel Palethorpes sausage van (both Hornby) or a lwb Fish Van, there is a blue one in the van rake.
  5. Look no further, other members of the group have posted on here too. We have 50+ members, doubled since the weekend. Esme Negre who shares my office & looks after the Facebook group is below. Dava
  6. The vegetarian option can be nicely catered for by traffic to & from the veggie sausage, pie, burger & mince factory at Quorn, GCR, recently established adjacent to the goods yard. The Quorn Wagon Group are preparing a special Sausage Van which can be hauled by a Class 101 DMU or pickup freight. You can even have a veggie sausage breakfast in the Griddle Car when dining services resume - hopefully soon!
  7. Thanks for posting, membership is growing well & all welcome.
  8. Happy to be part of this. Early users are saying it is a friendly forum. More information attached. Introducing the 7MM Scale Society.1-12-20.pdf
  9. Thanks, I bought some Atlas boxcars & reefers from ‘letten704’ which seems to be Anoraks Anonymous as they are just that, anonymous. They are ok but will need rewheeling as they have the old quite coarse plastic wheels. Which reverts to the lack of detail parts, Peartree lowfit wheels at £8 set will substitute,apparently. The Facebook North American modellers in UK group has been the most useful so far with a couple of the long-term layout projects on here and FB as inspirations. Dava
  10. Are there any UK stores (including online only) who supply North American 0scale (2 rail) inc detail parts? Trucks, Kadees, decals etc. Looking for supplies for my ultra-shortline project. Import from US is expensive & likely to get harder from 1.1.21. Dava
  11. How about the line on the left? Narrow gauge effect, result of heat expansion I think.
  12. Thanks Jason, There will be photos...building track like this? To be fair its probably not seen a loco in 40+ years.
  13. How long is Piedmont Blues, Daniel? Asking because I’m planning a shortline layout, well 3 metres is pretty short! Just over 10 40 foot boxcars. That’s the length of the 3 Lidl tables it will sit on, it could overlap a bit.
  14. Look forward to the B17 running on the GCR, better get the bridges built to give a nice long run.
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