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  1. I didn't know all that about the Rocket model - thanks for the info. The Daisy model looks to be one of the better 101 to 121 conversions I've seen, but it's not amazing. The face just sits on the front waiting to fall off! -Peter
  2. I've noticed there are quite a few overpriced items on there. There's also another seller who's gone through and taken apart engines into their constituent parts, to then sell each bit for at least £15... -Peter
  3. Yet another over-priced engine? I think so... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OO-Gauge-Triang-Stephensons-Rocket-in-L-MR-Yellow/114746830691?hash=item1ab771af63%3Ag%3AgJUAAOSwywxgYzGC&LH_BIN=1 Triang Rocket - £295.00. I'm fairly sure the new Hornby one was less than that, and was a better representation of the engine? -Peter EDIT: And to continue the Thomas theme: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Daisy-the-Diesel-Railcar-Thomas-The-Tank-Engine-Custom-Built-Model-Triang-Hornby/363342753020?hash=item5498ea6cfc%3Ag%3AOJwAAOSwjSFgZjgU&LH_BIN=1 £160 for a Class
  4. Wow - I'm just going to quickly repaint an old Mainline brakevan I've got laying around and see what I can get for it. Judging by that price I'll make quite the profit! -Peter
  5. I've got a small number of Triang items, with their boxes: total price would probably be less than that £75 for the one engine. Madness! Goodness - no wonder the Fat Controller had so many steam engines if diesels were going for that price... -Peter
  6. I can only assume that someone's entered the postage wrong... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hornby-Triang-OO-Gauge-Royal-Mail-Parcel-Van-Wagon-Train-Set-R119-Working-Doors/144002056562?hash=item2187310172:g:Qg4AAOSwF8Zgbwwd Price: £7.99 Postage: £550! So it's being posted from the UK, to the UK... I'm not sure one of those coaches is worth "insuring", whatever that means, or £550 postage unless it's been filled with lead weights! -Peter EDIT: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Rare-R455-Tri-ang-Hornby-0-4-0-Industrial-Tank-Locomo
  7. I've designed the final trackplan for the railway centre - here it is: This trackplan is the final version as ballasting work has started on some of the sidings. It acts as its own shunting puzzle to a certain extent, although to shunt trains into and out of all of the sidings requires running trains onto the loops which form the backbone of the layout. The main point of interest in this design is the track running behind the row of terraced houses. I've made a history for this bit of track and I'll share it here. This row of houses faces the ro
  8. I've been making some progress on the layout in terms of trackplans and designs over the past few days. I wasn't happy with the way things were set out with the depot and the railway centre and so I've moved them about. Here's what I've done: Essentially I've just swapped the railway centre and the T&RSMD. This allows for a sizable mainline depot and a compact yet useful railway centre. This is what the railway centre looks like now: The railway centre has retained the Metcalfe goods shed and some of the other buildings, including the small Hornby signalbox, wa
  9. It is a decent model, especially for the price. Thanks -Peter
  10. Ah cool - sounds like a very interesting plan indeed. This is definitely a project to watch! You've got a fair bit done then. That lift idea sounds really interesting - I've heard people use them for continental layouts but never a UK model railway. -Peter
  11. I've seen a few videos of this layout and I've just spent a while reading through this thread, and my main thought is your layout is brilliant! Banbury is a station I've been to loads of times in recent years and your model of it is an excellent recreation. That Western looks to be a nice little model too. I hope to be able to see it on the layout at some point! -Peter
  12. Oxford is a station I've been to quite a bit and so I'm looking forward to seeing how this develops. Sounds as though you have plenty of space to design a sizeable layout in! -Peter
  13. I've been looking into making a couple of changes to my layout over the past couple of days, and I'm hoping people on here might be able to help. There are two main issues really: the main station ("Oldmoor Junction") and the depot. The former is a bit big and I'm not sure if the latter should move or not. Starting with Oldmoor Junction: The station currently has five platforms (two through platforms and three bays), which I think is probably a bit over-the-top for a station which is designed to be sort-of like Oxford in terms of service patterns and passenger figures. Ox
  14. I said I'd share photos of my Class 09 when it arrived; here it is! It came from eBay for just under £30 including postage, which is a decent price considering that some people are selling parts of engines for that. It's been repainted into BR Green at some point and it's a good paint job; it's been done with a spray thing to remove any brush strokes. When I'd been looking at the model online I forgot conversations on here about the models not having glazing as standard so didn't think to buy any glazing pieces, which was lucky as it came with glazing pre-fitted anyway!
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