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    Gosport, Hampshire
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    Principally Southern Railway mid-1930s, West of England, Banrstaple area ... so also GWR. And because of common user, almost any railway's wagon that might have found its way to Devon.

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  1. Hi - search on Acc+Ess Protocab - they have practical RC already ... and there's is always DelTang - regards, David
  2. Thanks to everyone who has posted here ... I need to assimilate all this plus the latest guidance and get something to our committee. Regards David
  3. Alison at Bartsharp is very helpful. I've been asking her questions for 8 months, and always get full answers. Have just bought compressor and spray booth from her - good customer service is worth its weight in gold.
  4. It would be very easy to create an informative post AND get in their advertising bits - in fact, it would be so much more effective from their point of view. Very poor marketing strategy.
  5. Unfortunately, links to on-line magazines are very volatile - not only does the link not work, but Phil's article doesn't seem to exist anymore. Unless someone knows where it is?
  6. I can't remember Sam's theory on economics ... have to read the books again - but which one? Do remember Sgt Colon's "million to one chance that comes off nine times out of ten"
  7. Geraint ... it was great to see you at Portsmouth yesterday - thank you for coming so far for a single-day event. Obbekaer is a stunning layout. Regards, David
  8. A quick note to let you know about changes to our traders, and some parking information. Unfortunately, London Road Models, Masterpiece Falcon Figures, and Frome Model Centre have had to pull out at the last minute for unavoidable personal reasons - we look forward to seeing them back in 2020. We've been able to secure one extra trader ... Dingo Server Mounts - see the Trader page for more details. Parking will be more difficult this year as the school is part way through some major building works. There's more information on our website Exhibition page, and we've produced a handout to help people park this year - a copy is attached to this post. We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday - we have a cracking show this year! Parking handout dated hi-contrast-gs-hires.pdf
  9. I expect everyone thought I'd forgotten about my posts here on RMweb ... I'm sorry there's been such a large gap! I've actually built most of the boards for the station area, now. I have two more for the end of the goods yard, and then it will be the exit from Barnstaple Junction east and west. I will post some photos later. After months of dithering (which isn't really like me), I've finally decided to go to 00 finescale. The decision largely comes down to these factors: I don't currently have the skills to re-wheel locos and re-build con rods and valve gear (which would be required for all the 'N' class locos I might be able to acquire those skills, but it would take time The cost of re-wheeling the locos and all the stock is considerable I'm short of both time and money! At the beginning of this year, I built two turnouts using Exactoscale components and ply sleepers ... and the second one looks quite good. Then I plunged in (much to the horror of my Club friends) and built the crossover section at the country end of the layout. This consists of five diamonds, all at different angles, and lots of check rails. I've tested it with a wagon or two, and it does need a little fettling. What it really needs is a loco to go over it. I'm about to buy my first set of RC gear from Protocab so I can convert a loco and test my work. This will be one of their existing units so I can get it this week. Protocab have recently announced a production run of their new series controller, the 0241. This is what I've been waiting for, as my layout will need the facilities the 0241 has, which are not in the first controller. This production run will happen next spring, but only if they get enough pre-orders. I will ultimately need three of the 0241 controllers, so I've placed my order for three units ... I need the production run to go ahead, so I've committed. They will be at Warley this year ... unfortunately I won't be able to go and speak to them. If anyone who reads this thread is thinking about buying the new 0241 controller, I urge you to place a pre-order (to get to the target) ... the price will go up next year too. Details of the 0241 and the associated batteries and chips can be found in a PDF which is on their Shop page for the 0241 - this is the link: 0241 Starter Set I'll be back.
  10. Oops. Thanks for pointing that out ... it was about 5am when I was adding it! - Regards, David
  11. Each November, the South Hants Model Railway Club hosts the annual Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition. Please note: The SHMRC portsmouth Exhibition is NOT connected to the Victory Club Exhibition (4th/5th April 2020). Our venue is the Admiral Lord Nelson School on Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, between 10:30 and 16:30. Not only is this the longest running model railway show in the area, but it is rapidly gaining a national reputation as an exhibition that shows the very best of this fascinating hobby. Each exhibition has a carefully chosen selection of top-class model railway layouts and demonstrators. We are supported each year by a loyal band of traders and ‘gauge’ societies. Full details of layouts, traders, demonstrators and societies, plus details of how to get there, can be found on the Club's website - https://www.shmrc.org.uk/exhibition/ PLEASE NOTE: The Admiral Lord Nelson School is being enlarged, and pedestrian access and parking arrangements will be different this year. Please refer to the club website where information will be added and updated as we get closer to the exhibition. Layouts Allt Y Graban Road - (4mm scale) Arun Quay - (7mm scale) Clifton & Lowther - (2mm scale) Cornwallis Yard - (4mm scale Faringdon - (4mm scale) Kitedale - (4mm scale) Navigation Road - (4mm scale) Normandy Junction MPD - (7mm scale) Obbekaer - (3.5mm scale) Sandford & Banwell - (4mm scale) Wickwar - (2mm scale) Widley and St George (4mm scale) - One for our younger visitors - come and drive trains pulled by Thomas, Percy, Gordon and more of their friends Traders Booklaw Publications C & L Finescale Coastal DCC Frome Model Centre London Road Models London Road Models Model Railway Developments Penbits RumneyModels Squires Model & Craft Tools The Model Shop Portsmouth Tim Horn Baseboards Plus our Members’ Sales Stand Full details of layouts, traders, demonstrators and Societies can be found on our website using the links below: Layouts - https://www.shmrc.org.uk/exhibition/2019-exhibition-layouts/ Traders - https://www.shmrc.org.uk/exhibition/exhibition-traders/ Demonstrators & Societies - https://www.shmrc.org.uk/exhibition/exhibition-demonstrators-societies/
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    Each November, the South Hants Model Railway Club hosts the annual Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition. Please note: The SHMRC portsmouth Exhibition is NOT connected to the Victory Club Exhibition (4th/5th April 2020). Our venue is the Admiral Lord Nelson School on Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, between 10:30 and 16:30. Not only is this the longest running model railway show in the area, but it is rapidly gaining a national reputation as an exhibition that shows the very best of this fascinating hobby. Each exhibition has a carefully chosen selection of top-class model railway layouts and demonstrators. We are supported each year by a loyal band of traders and ‘gauge’ societies. Full details of layouts, traders, demonstrators and societies, plus details of how to get there, can be found on the Club's website - https://www.shmrc.org.uk/exhibition/
  13. 10th September 2019 South Hants Area Group meeting. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 10th September from 7.30pm at the South Hants Model Railway Club clubrooms, Fort Widley, Portsdown Hill Road, Portsmouth PO6 3LS The Meon Valley Railway Dennis Tillman will be talking about a line that has always been local to him, The Meon Valley Line. Dennis will be happy to discuss any aspect of this line, his book “The Meon Valley Railway Revisited” or other LSWR Railway matters. Please see attached poster Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available at the meeting. At the end of the evening members are invited to join the Portsmouth lads at a local pub just down the road before they go home. The meeting is open to all, whatever scale and standards you work in. For directions to Clubroom please refer to the SHMRC website – https://www.shmrc.org.uk or for more information call Ray Hodson 07710 591511 PS. Postcode is quite close to fort's entrance, or use this in sat nav: N 50.853505, W 1.065627 South Hants Area Group Tue 10th September 2019.pdf
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    10th September 2019 South Hants Area Group meeting. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 10th September from 7.30pm at the South Hants Model Railway Club clubrooms, Fort Widley, Portsdown Hill Road, Portsmouth PO6 3LS The Meon Valley Railway Dennis Tillman will be talking about a line that has always been local to him, The Meon Valley Line. Dennis will be happy to discuss any aspect of this line, his book “The Meon Valley Railway Revisited” or other LSWR Railway matters. Please see attached poster Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available at the meeting. At the end of the evening members are invited to join the Portsmouth lads at a local pub just down the road before they go home. The meeting is open to all, whatever scale and standards you work in. For directions to Clubroom please refer to the SHMRC website – https://www.shmrc.org.uk or for more information call Ray Hodson 07710 591511 PS. Postcode is quite close to fort's entrance, or use this in sat nav: N 50.853505, W 1.065627 South Hants Area Group Tue 10th September 2019.pdf
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