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  1. Badges - if you want them:



    1. Huw Griffiths

      Huw Griffiths

      Many thanks - some people here might find these very useful.

  2. "Hello, Is this right room for an argument?"


    1. KDG


      I've told you once.

    2. BobM


      Sometimes, they say silence is the best way to win an argument. So on that basis I've already conceded defeat....!

    3. Hroth


      There's plenty of rooms full of of argument here, take your pick!


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  3. R.I.P. Joe Grundy

    Your "Farmer's Lung" will trouble you no more - if it ever did...


  4. Fine words butter no parsnips...

    1. RJS1977


      Here, Joe. What's he going on about? You can't get butter and parsnips are out of season...

    2. Hroth


      Aldi have loads of the damn things on special offer (45p/500g) at the moment, all the butter to clog your arteries too!



  5. I've just found some photos of my old model railway from 40 years ago! :-)

    I will post them here if I can find the right place.

    1. Mikkel


      Yes please. 

    2. Harlequin


      I have started a Layout Topic here: 



  6. This week, I ‘ar been mostly eatin’...




    (and I will be for the foreseeable future...)

  7. Nice startup screen on Windows 10 today.

  8. Brilliant programmme on BBC4 right now: "Chasing the Moon". Just contemporary footage and great background info.

    1. Ozexpatriate


      Yes it is very good. PBS in the US broadcast this last week.

  9. Oh, the snooker! The drama, the pathos, the emotion! This is what May bank holiday weekend is for!

    1. Hroth


      Trump seems to be doing well!


      (There's the kiss of death for HIS chances!)

  10. You know your craft knife is blunt when...

    1. St Enodoc

      St Enodoc

      ...it doesn't pierce your femoral artery if you drop it and catch it between your legs (ask Barry O of this parish).

    2. Ian J.

      Ian J.

      ...even the soft, warm butter resists.

    3. Harlequin


      (Difficult to choose an appropriate reaction to that, St Enodoc! Ouch!)

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  11. "All the Stations" are live now on the first day of their journey around Ireland.


    1. eastwestdivide
    2. woodenhead


      I rather like their content, it works for both a railway enthusiast and someone who happens to use the railways a lot and informs them on the trains they commute on.


      The chap once did a video where he was counting the steps in a new underground station entrance, and then they counted the length of the platform at Gloucester in steps too.


      Has his partner got to visit Stone Henge yet?

  12. RMWeb makes me want to punch the screen at the moment! Grrr....

  13. Ah well. It was nice while it lasted.

    1. bgman


      I hope you washed your hands afterwards ? :lol:

  14. Rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty

  15. Sorry Mods: I think I asked for a topic to be moved when it was already in the best place... I'm mortified! Lesson learned - I won't be doing that in the wee small hours again.

    1. AY Mod

      AY Mod

      OK; I've moved it back.

    2. Harlequin


      Thanks Andy.

      Actually I think I was right the first time but I won't ask you to move it again. Life's too short!

      Edit: That came out wrong. What I meant was, I don't want to pester you when you've got better things to do.


  16. Plan meticulously or throw it together and see what happens?

    1. mdvle


      Can depend on the type of person, but likely for most ideally a bit of both.  Plan, but be willing to change when laying things down don't look or feel right.


    2. Harlequin


      Yes, there are a spectrum of possible approaches.

      In an active current thread (mdvle knows which one) a member is being given the whole range of advice from measure accurately and plan on a computer, through pencil and paper, to building the boards first and only then think about what goes on them!

      I tend towards the planning end of the spectrum - and I recognise that one of my failings is that I plan a bit too much before actually doing anything.


    3. mdvle


      I guess to be a bit clearer, I think the issue is that there are some people who just have the ability to visualize in their mind a layout given an in place benchwork and just start laying track.  Most of us don't have that advantage so the time spend planning is a necessary part of the process if for no other reason than to reduce waste as we discover what we want doesn't fit.

      It also will depend on the size of the layout.  It is one thing to grab a 2'x6' piece of wood and play around with some track, another thing entirely when you are looking at the cost of wood and other materials for a 20'x30' space, where having a design to try and follow can help save money on materials.

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  17. Zer is a meurth in ma rhum

    1. Devo63


      Just doing the backstroke.

    2. Hroth


      I'll take a shot in the dark....

    3. Ian J.

      Ian J.

      I have a burm

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    1. BoD


      Now there's a challenge for the good Captain.

  18. Build it and they will come.

    1. Corbs



  19. Crikey! Fabergé on Bargain Hunt...

  20. Great to be back! It looks great and I can already see some good feature improvements. Thanks to Andy and team.

  21. "Varients"???

    1. Hroth


      As used by Harrison Ford in Witness.

    2. Londontram


      That's the one

    3. Harlequin


      One of the banner ads currently says, "5 Varients" of Terrier. Grrr...

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  22. has lost one of his shovels.

    1. Tim Hall

      Tim Hall

      Is your name Doug?


    2. Londontram


      At least with only one shovel you won't have to take your pick!

    3. Hroth


      Walk over the carpet in your bare feet - it'll soon show up!

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  23. Ooph! Lots of bubble and squeak tomorrow!

    1. bgman


      With smoked bacon mmmmm

    2. Danemouth
    3. Hroth


      My tum now....

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