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  1. I particularly like the OBA... (if that's what it is known as!)
  2. I can help with this. I have a 50cm piece marked 'K&L' '18' which is the residue from when I dabbled with EM many years ago. You are welcome to it for the cost of the postage. Contact me off line to arrange.. cheers.. Hugh
  3. If there is any doubt, should you enquire, the copy I had was from the Cambridgeshire reserve collection held in St. Ives, near Huntingdon...
  4. So, I ended up buying the one on Ebay so I have the set complete now... All I have to do now is complete the build...
  5. As it happens, I was in need of this book recently and, enquiring at my local library, was surprised to find they had a copy in the reserve collection. Which means that it should also be available through an inter-library loan... hth...
  6. My apologies for re-posting something I have put in the wanted section, but that seems to be getting very few views and I wonder whether I would have a 'better' audience in this group.. To complete my ex-LSWR 4 1/2 set, I need to track down the last coach, a 4C6 6-lav Tri compo. I don't mind which Roxey version that might be on offer - the earliest without the punched windows, the second generation plastic kit or an etched brass. I have a number of Roxey kits of the same series to swap or 'sweeten' any trade - 4C1 Brake Third, 4C3 all Third and 4C4 all First. These are plastic kits
  7. To complete my ex-LSWR 4 1/2 set, I need to track down the last coach, a 4C6 6-lav Tri compo. I don't mind which Roxey version that might be on offer - the earliest without the punched windows, the second generation plastic kit or an etched brass. I have a number of Roxey kits of the same series to swap or 'sweeten' any trade - 4C1 Brake Third, 4C3 all Third and 4C4 all First. These are plastic kits. I also have some Kirk Maunsells unmade and could certainly spare a 2 carriage pack - 8890 Brake 3rd/Brake Composite (High Window). Can anyone help? Hugh
  8. Thanks @caradoc, as I mentioned earlier, my wife lives and works in the US, so I should be able to get them at her local Barnes & Noble. I shall be looking out for them with interest...
  9. This is true, of course. I have been thinking about the various comments made in this thread about various widths (the proposed length of 1200mm I think will be ok) and have been playing in Anyrail with a proposed track plan. At this moment in time, 800mm depth may work, but, I agree, it does need more prototyping before we fire the laser up...
  10. So, breaking news. My pal who is playing with the baseboard CAD has suggested that 3 x 1200x800mm would come out of one board with the support framework being cut out of another board. So given the discussion of board depth we touched on, that could be a perfect compromise bearing in mind width, weight and manouverability.. We are still working on possible cutting schemes, so not set in stone yet.. Hugh
  11. Yes, I have his book, "An approach to layout design in small spaces" and should re-read that in light of some of the aspects thrown up in this discussion. Although that book is now 30 years old, I am certain that the guiding priniciples are still valid, though some of the techniques may have moved on. If there are others of his books that people might like to suggest (I do rate him as both an author and modeller) I would be more that happy to hear them.. thanks...
  12. Funnily enough, my wife is American, and lives and works in the US, though she is here in the UK with me at the moment. We've just been looking at US magazine options and it seems there is Model Railroader magazine which she will try and snap up a few copies for me. Let's not get hung up on the differences between a US landscape and a British/European but I am interested to explore the techiniques that are used by American modellers. After all, every day is a school day, just as this thread has already proved to me as it has developed...
  13. Hmmm.. I shall have to build a 'light' railway then... But, indeed, another factor to take into account. And I thought the model making, the wiring, the scenery and all the other bits you actually see were going to be the tricky bits....
  14. That's a reasonable observation, and one I will keep in mind. Given my approach that the railway should sit in a landscape, I wouldn't expect there to be running lines more that 750mm from either the front or the back of the boards. It's a point well made about the height of the boards, though. Another thing to take into consideration as I develop the plan... thanks..
  15. This is proving to be such a thought provoking thread. From a 'concept' viewpoint, I am very strongly of the opinion that a railway should sit in a landscape and I'm already concerned, with the briefest dabbling with Anyrail, that 600mm deep baseboards are not going to give sufficient 'depth of field'. The baseboards I am making myself in conjunction with a pal, who is going to draw up the components in CAD and who also has access to a laser cutting facility. I'm already shifting my thoughts to having boards 1000mm deep which will need changes to the CAD and the most efficient cutting scheme
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