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  1. I found a large amount of railway books in an animal shelter charity shop on Didcot Broadway recently too, worth popping in if anyone's in the area.
  2. This might sound like a strange request but does anyone have a OO scale modern style minbus they could measure for me please? Something like the EFE Mercedes minibus or similar shape. https://www.hattons.co.uk/15813/efe_24903_mercedes_minibus_b_with_low_roofbox_metrobus_minimetro_/stockdetail.aspx Many thanks in advance.
  3. I have a couple of 1:10 scale radio control 4x4s which like the real thing are a constant work in progress. There are competitions held for them but I prefer to just take them for a casual drive with friends who also build them.
  4. The 1:10 scale radio control car scene are quite into scale garages and accessories so a 1:10 scale garage/garden shed/garden would be do-able using parts sold for those folks. A google search brings up plenty of photos showing what's possible although just like model railways the examples can range from rather toy-like to very realistic.
  5. I think I've found another one, currently being converted for "glamping" on a campsite and with a few extra windows added it seems?
  6. Great photo. I love the smoke from the signal box and the snowy landscape.
  7. The band "55 Deltic" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koWU8iCSnEQ&list=OLAK5uy_nfxu0fZ2Ma4RmqElF32Cilbr4dXVGGi48
  8. I remember a great article in an old Model Railroader where someone used real rusty metal that fell out the wheelarch of his Pontiac as scrap metal loads. Any steel cans could be chopped up and left to rust for a while to produce the same effect and I believe there are a few tricks to accelerate the rusting process if needs be. The ridged sides of some food cans could work as scrap corrugated sheets and I've seen aluminium foil screwed up and pressed into cubes to make scale bales of crushed metal. It seems model scrapyards and their traffic are ideal for metal recycling, just like the purpose of the prototype!
  9. I remember seeing a layout set on the Woodhead Line at an exhibition when I was a youngster which gave off a bleak vibe. The layout was mostly a dark grimy cutting with Class 76s under the wires, I seem to remember some comedian had placed a vulture on the catenary for visitors to spot!
  10. I'd thought of the Scalescenes one but it seems the modeller I'm talking to is unable to make international payments (He's in Brazil). I might look into gifting him the kit as long as it doesn't go against Scalesenes terms.
  11. Hi all, I'm trying to help out a new modeller on a budget and am hoping I can point him towards plate girder bridge sides in OO/HO that he can print off and glue to the wooden sides of a bridge he is building to give a more realistic appearance. Does anyone know of something like this that he may be able to use? Thanks
  12. A plan to add more housing and a small supermarket to my village in Oxfordshire (which hasn't yet gone ahead) got me thinking about where a railway could go to serve both the new supermarket (for deliveries), existing industries and provide passenger services for a growing population in a village which currently has no public transport. The resulting branch line could make an interesting model with a few "what ifs". It would leave a nearby mainline, follow alongside an existing cycle route and stream (crossing both via a bridge and level crossing), then do some street running to reach a passenger halt where supermarket deliveries could be unloaded beofre continuing to some small industries at the other end of the village. The Cholsey and Wallingford railway had an American Alco S2 switcher stored there for a while before it was sadly scrapped. If modelled in HO we could imagine this loco was saved for use on the new branch line and could power a mixed service consisting of a passenger coach and wagons.
  13. Cut it into OO chassis width strips and sell some on ebay!
  14. Good job there. I have a couple of the tanker wagons which I'd bought second hand and had been repainted in matt black. I've never been sure what to do with them.
  15. I've only just discovered this thread. I lived in Moulsford for a while and now work in Wallingford so have been reading this thread with interest.
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