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  1. Bloody good model and excellent value for money, despite a few minor mistakes
  2. I tried this and failed miserably! Do you paint the lens or the aperture? And what paint did you use?
  3. I’ve just heard this very sad news through a friend. Unfortunately due to Covid, I never got to meet Geoff in person, even though he tried to get Oak Road to Trainwest 2020, 2021, and then finally 2022. My thoughts are with Geoff’s family at this difficult time and if 2022 does go ahead, I will be there to do him proud. Mike
  4. Apologies for the lack of any content on my thread but I’m now sat in the co-pilot’s seat with my Dad for his final approach and I’ll continue to do so until his plane lands silently on the runway. I’m very surprised to learn that the layout has been nominated in the layout of the year category again, which is extremely flattering considering it’s still unfinished. I will be back, but for now, I need to be elsewhere. Thanks for understanding.
  5. I’m very flattered that Oak Road has been nominated in the layout of the year category for the second time, especially as it’s still a huge work in progress. Thank you for the nomination.
  6. Somewhere within the recent Covid-19 chaos, this happened.... Its really weird seeing my layout in a magazine, and actually looking half decent!! 2020 has been an odd year to say the least, but for me, it’s been a real tough one. As some of you already know, my Father was diagnosed with Advanced Prostate Cancer in 2017, which was a complete shock, and a few months ago, we were informed that the treatment was no longer working. In light of this, myself and Nicky decided that we’d up sticks and move in to his house so that we can look after him. This is quite an upheaval, but one that’s a definite necessity, so the trains are currently being packed away and the garden railway is sadly no more. Oak Road is still at work, and will remain there for as long as needed, or until they need the office I’m currently being loaned. Toy trains, and real ones, have been a huge part of my life, and even more so over the last 10 years, but it’s time for them to take a back seat as I take care of more important issues. I’ll be back at some point, but for now, I want to spend time with my dad.
  7. Sorry for the complete lack of updates on both Oak Road and the outdoor layout known as Oak Garden, but unfortunately, everything has had to take a backseat due to my Father's health. The garden layout will cease to exist, probably from the end of this month, or possibly October if the weather stays nice, and Oak Road will stay firmly tucked up in the office downstairs at work for the foreseeable future. Richard from Hornby Magazine is coming down in two weeks time to do a feature on how Oak Road came about, why I count rivets and my association with Meningitis Now, but that'll be it. I've got a few videos to post up on YouTube of the garden railway at some point and I'll pop a link on here for anyone who'd like to see how far it got.
  8. Scott, can you just build something and leave it alone.....I'm struggling to keep up!
  9. Yep, another shout for Montana - they do some other colours too which are really useful for adding different shading to the weathering.
  10. Looking good Ian - I’ve posted you some ear defenders
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