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    Anything narrow-gauge, light railway, industrial or backwater

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  1. I think that's the Nordstrandichsmoor Inselbahn from my knowledge
  2. What a great shop and two great owners. I'm pretty sure they still make and sell their kits, as their website is still up. Connoisseur Models, who is owned by Jim McGeown also was also once based in Anstey (although he and his family now live in Herefordshire) but whether he had anything to do with ACME, I have no clue.
  3. G gauge is a really complex topic because it has so many different scales. Obviously, the simplest way of describing G gauge is it can either represent standard gauge in Gauge 1 (1:32) or metre gauge in G scale Officially IIm gauge* (1:22.5). It gets more nuanced when you are modelling a particular type of track gauge. For 3 foot gauge, most UK modellers settle on a compromise of 16mm scale (1:19.05), which means they can use more readily-available building kits and figures. However- this means that the track gauge is too small (with the non-existent 2 feet 9 3/4 inch gauge on 4
  4. Hi Andy: In terms of underlay, I recommend cork sheet, cut to track width, then ballast over with a fine grade. If you wanted foam underlay then you're out of luck, as no-one sells it. For track, it depends on what kind of railway you are modelling, all the track is pretty easy to put down. Peco supplies two kinds of track: "main line" uniform track, uniform track used by common carrier railways (this type which includes a new-ish setrack starter set for just under £70), and "crazy track" used by backwater industrial railways and deteriorating common-carrier lines (*only
  5. That or they believe that to create a perfect world is a practicable and feasible mission; when in reality, it is never is.
  6. With all those standards I don't know why those RANDOM PERSONS don't just chuck all their stuff out and build their own scales if they get in such a tiz. They also seem to jump to conclusions really quickly. Oh well, that's the internet we live with. And yes, I agree with you on H0/OO. In my opinion it would have been better if RTR / RTP companies made their models to a more correct scale following the advent of smaller motors and more precise ways of manufacturing such models etc. But unfortunately we don't live in a perfect world...
  7. That looks like something I would see on Twitter.
  8. So, the one in New South Wales, not Auld South Wales.
  9. tgauge.com used to sell a rather crude class 08 "Gronk" for £45 (https://www.tgauge.com/product/432/t-gauge-class-08-shunter). I don't know whether it was motorised or not, but if it was; it seems that the provision for shunting uk-style was (at one time) sort of possible, although it was belligerently fiddly. Uwe Fenk of Germany constructed a detailed minuscule 0-4-0, something which is absolutely amazing (shown below). I cannot find the details for this specific loco, but from what I have found on his website: http://www.uwefenk.de/QTT.htm I'm pretty certain that this loco i
  10. Hello all! I'm a newcomer to the world of T gauge and I'm interested in building a future layout... My question is: are T gauge trains able to operate in an end-to-end fashion? From what I've seen of T gauge layouts, all of them are in a circular formation; is this in order to ease train operation or is it the only way that the track can be arranged for the trains to work? Please enlighten me Thanks, Alex
  11. I'm also doing a Cuckmere Valley line, except with a few differences, like it being built as a Colonel Stephens style light railway and beginning from Berwick station on the East Coastway line and ending with two forked ends at Friston Bottom and Cuckmere Haven, where in my alternate reality a seaside resort (by the name of Salthaven) was being constructed.
  12. The locos on Rowland Emett's miniature railway (Far Tottering and Oyster Creek Railway) included Nellie, but the other engines were called Neptune and Wild Goose.
  13. If you like the med, and narrow gauge, the Malta Railway is a definite must-build. It was metre gauge, so it could be built in H0m (OOn3), 5.5mm scale (16.5mm gauge) or G scale. The railway ran from the capital, Malta to the former capital of Mdina. The railway operated from 1883 up until 1931, when it lost passengers in competition to the buses, which had just started to appear on the islands. The line featured 10 engines, 0-6-0Ts, Adriatic and Prairie Tanks built by Manning Wardle, Beyer Peacock and Black Hawthorn
  14. Wow... I never knew about the Barry Slip, but are you sure that the Selsey Tramway was illegal? From my knowledge of the Tramways Act of 1870: the operation of a line would only be illegal if either the engines running on the line were not fitted with skirts and yet still continued to be driven along the roadside or the company failed to pay for the upkeep of the roads it was built across. Of course, the HM&ST ran trains on their own line, rather than along the roadsides and only even went over any roads at level crossings, which meant that they only needed to pay the council f
  15. The Southwold Railway Trust or the Halesworth to Southwold narrow gauge Railway Society might be interested in her...
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