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  1. A backboard has been added. Next to create the building shape and place foam board with windows. Progress continues!
  2. A photo of 60009 ‘Union of South Africa’ as she passed through Toton.
  3. Will the Char 2C show up on this layout? Whilst on the subject, where did it go?
  4. Quality stuff! Plus the addition of FTs makes anything look better
  5. It certainly is rather awesome A layout built in a hotel is not something you see every day
  6. that 33 looks like a fresh off the production line loco compared to the other engines. it stands out quite a lot I presume it will be weathered just like them some day?
  7. During the Second World War, several Great Western Dean Goods locomotives were stored at the military base in Castle Rock as backup motive power just in case an air raid scored a hit on the loco sheds of the base. When BR came to claim Britain’s railway companies, all of the Deans went into service with the BR and most returned home to the west. A few of the Deans actually remained in Castle Rock until the railway was dismantled. It was thought that all of these locomotives were sent away from Castle Rock to be scrapped but it turns out, as the builders cleared the way for new housing, th
  8. I saw two BR large logo grey class 20s in charge of a freight train in Nottingham a few months ago. It looked like it had gotten stuck as I waited at the station for it to go by for about an hour. Instead a cleaner train pulled by two 66s went through instead. Anyway, superb photography of these locos here at Seven Mills. I thought one was of a full scale loco
  9. The time has come where I have realised that trying to model my first layout in O gauge without any modelling experience is probably a really bad idea, so I’ve decided to change plans and build an OO gauge layout which could also double as a filming set for the first pilot episode of ‘Bucket’ (a work in progress, as is the title) I have some previous experience in non-permanent Hornby train sets but none more than that, which is still more than my experience with O gauge. The O gauge layout the track will have to be wired to the board which would have to be done elsewhere, whereas th
  10. I haven’t been to the GCR since last year. It really is a wonderful place, kinda like a Jurassic Park but with locomotives I grew up nearer the Avon Valley Railway which is a nice little railway but nothing compared to the might that is the Great Central. The AVR is like a little train set, small but good, and the GCR is like a full 60ft exhibition layout in O, massive and spectacular! any chance you’ll have a video of the event too?
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