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Colin_McLeod

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    Co. Kerry, Ireland.
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    I've enjoyed model railways since I got my Hornby Dublo 3 rail N2 with two wagons and a brake van for Christmash 1957. This developed into a 6' x 5' table layout in the living room. In the 1970's the loft was converted and I moved to 2 rail with a layout 19' x 10'.

    I joined the Ulster Model Railway Club in 1968 in Roseland Place, Belfast and remained a member until I moved to Cork in 1998.

    Myself and four friends set up Model Irish Railways in the early 1980s to supply 4mm kits, paints and transfers for NIR and Irish Rail prototypes.

    I have also worked in Northern Ireland Railways from 1976 to 1992 in the Secretariat and Operations Divisions.

    I have recently moved house so my layout is in storage. I am currently preparing a shed for the railway.

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  1. If putting down plywood, fix it securely rather than simply lay it on the concrete. I have done this in two sheds. First shed had a level concrete floor. In this shed I used rawl plugs to fix the ply to the concrete. I used 8ft x 4ft sheets of 18mm ply as the floor with a damp proof layer under the ply. I supported the ply floor with strips of ply. In my current shed the concrete floor is on a slope so I levelled the floor by making a level framework of 4x2s that I screwed the ply to.
  2. I laid a plywood floor on mine. Works a treat, and baseboard legs can be screwed to floor with brackets.
  3. It's only in recent times that Peco had a website at all. Prior to that I understand that they would not permit advertisers to include web or e mail addresses in their RM adverts.
  4. @cheesysmith that would help for the ultimate accuracy, but with a danger of overthinking the whole thing. Meanwhile, do I continue my project of improving my 24 Hornby wagons, or flog them to fund some new models?
  5. Needed the coal to power the rocket, and to keep warm during Lunar nights.
  6. That post does not actually confirm the HAA but an HAA is a possible interpretation.
  7. Have I missed the bit where Accurascale have confirmed that they will be making said HAA?
  8. There are currently 11 pre owned Hattons 66 on Hattons website, many described as " with glue marks"
  9. This seems like a normal rate of progress for Peco. They don't seem to be under the same pressure to deliver as more recent entrants to model manufacturing.
  10. How not to get on my Christmas card list. LOL PS it was a debit card, not a credit card refund.
  11. I was going to say "There's always one." but it appears that there are two!
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