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  1. Finally lost the plot. With huge regret, all threads cut. ;)

  2. Your work is coming on so wonderfully well, a tribute to your determination. Happy Christmas to both of you, and a Healthy, Prosperous New Year. Tony.
  3. Wow! freebs you gotta post that on the realistic thingy. Something to think about. Scalescene do some very good brick-papers. I'm busy mounting them on card, matt varnishing, and scribing. Varnished again it can be touch painted and weathered... Very photographic. I'll not publish till done.. (2016) Tony PS. Works wonders on the arthritis!
  4. J-J-J-Jaz... Ax K-K-Kal w-why my p-p-p-p-p-p- PC w-won't do Qu-qu-qu- quotes jus' n-now. Sorry. Boring. couldn't resist. (blush smilie) Anyone? Haven't been able to do *reply-quotes* for a few days?.... Tony.
  5. Hi Neil, My PC is not doing *replies* just now, so this is for 171. Even small modern locos can be fine on dead-frogs. I've a Bachmann 03 that positively crawls over them on *DC. Interestingly, because it has a bright cab-light, it's a good current tester. All the Best - Tony. *It stalls on DCC though.
  6. Somehow I can't link to replies this evening. So this post is in reply to 1488:- Talking of Artist's Licence - and you certainly deserve that given your all round artistry - during WWII is there any chance that an army camp was established nearby? Then you could be really busy - big locos an' all! Just a thought. Regards, Tony.
  7. Don't know what the hell is going on but RMweb refuses to link my post to the object of desire. Sooooooooooooooo This post is about the excellent freebs signal-box... Ah... Now my Edit/paste won't paste what I spent ages writing. Sooooooooooooooo First class piece of work, freebs! (memo to self: you don't have time to stick you nose in where it's not necessary ) Regards to All, Tony. (I think... ) QED: "I don 't think, there for I am not"
  8. If you want a real pain-in-the-bum detail, Jaz - dozens of TV aerials... (Great for catching your cardie on! )
  9. Hi Al, As an ever present lurker, congrats on your 100,000! Regards, Tony.
  10. - A damn sight superior to my contribution! In case I don't get back - All the Best to you, Julian, MD and family. And thanks for such a humorous year! Tony.
  11. Morning, David. Trust you are well. Not too wonderful, myself, but elderly physical trifles are just to be born, I guess. You seem to keep similar hours to me - up at 5.30 and checking for posts; although to get even a little bit of modelling done my browsing is limited, sadly. The concrete is looking good, as is the grunge beneath. It must be good modelling the contemporary scene, and having the prototype to hand. Interestingly, I've become more into (green) diesels of late. I recently put diesels on everything: 25 on down goods-loop, DMU on down-slow, a 40 on down-fast, a Deltic on up-fast, and a 37 on a lengthy-ish van-train on the up-slow. I watched them grumble around my oval for a while and felt wonderfully tranquil. I realised that the controlled explosions - complete with massive exhaust - that are steam-locos, suddenly, running silently, they were less satisfactory... Odd. Regards, Tony. I didn't realise, you posted after 7.00 - lazy bones! Later Edit: It occurred to me that my list might sound boastful. It's not. It's just four loops of track and beggar-all else, although there just might be a tiny piece of scenic structure in the New Year. (wishful thinking)
  12. At last! - The ultimate in ignore-ance has cured my sycophancy! :)

    1. Jaz



  13. Hi Jaz, Forgive my flying visit, but I'm concerned over the head-pain episode. Way back in the seventies I was struck by a similar event. Very severe pain, so much so that my brother took me to our GP - out of hours. In those days it was quite common for GPs to run their practices from their homes, in this case a very nice Edwardian Mansion. My brother had the brass neck to ring the doorbell and the doctor took us in with no complaint. I must have impressed him because he gave me a very strange, brown, knobbly-pill. It was quite a high dose of morphine and I was OK very quickly. Migraine was mentioned - although he thought it a bit severe even for that - and I was told to come back if there was a repeat. The important thing is, though, it came out of the blue then disappeared from whence it came - never to be repeated! So there you go. A while back all my railway stuff nearly ended up on ebay. At the time my RA hands were like red-boxing-gloves, unable to lift a cup of tea, plus the bladder thing I told you about had me climbing the wall. But things settled to a degree. The RA seems episodic and the other thing is under continued investigation. The thing is, I looked at my room full of naked track and came to a decision. I chose an area about a third of the oval, between two bridges, and decided that only that area would be developed scenically for just now. Furthermore, that I break it up into a list of modular pieces, each one of which had to be complete before moving on: - I've the very bad habit of half finishing things! And each module - being urban- consisted mainly of buildings, each of which had to be completely finished, too. All common sense, but there you go. One thing that has suffered, though, is my RMweb browsing. I love doing it, but realised I was spending a very long time involved with that, hence my current, very impolite, scanning of threads. It's not the same and I miss the involvement, but time is against me and achieving some demonstrable completion is crucial for my self-esteem if nothing else! lol The Christmas comp seems great fun, and not surprising coming from your good self. However you've put everyone rather quickly in the shade by conjuring up a whole town-scene already! It will be interesting to see how everything - and everyone - shows up from now on. Regards to you and everyone. Tony.
  14. Modelling not moping. VERY slow and hardly jaw-dropping, but... :)

    1. New Haven Neil

      New Haven Neil

      Support always here if you need, in a Geordie accent.

    2. Brass0four


      0000000thanks, Neil.










      Thanks, Neil. Geordie advice is always supreme!



    3. Brass0four


      Something went wrong there??? Must have brushed the touch-pad - limp wrist typing!


  15. Thnak you,everyone, who responded to my last status. Truly heartwarming...

    1. Jaz


      Best of luck

    2. Mallard60022


      Good lock BO4. PM me sometime if you need to talk.


    3. NXEA!


      Best wishes to you and your other half Brass

  16. Taking a break from RMweb. Not just her Ladyship's ongoing MS isuues, but my own, too, which is a bit of a worry...

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    2. New Haven Neil

      New Haven Neil

      Thinking of you both. Whyaye man.

    3. Adams442T


      Best of luck to you both

    4. Sasquatch


      Chin up privet Tonkin lad.

  17. I'm on an RMweb break due to domestic trauma - LOL (who's laughing )but, scanning e-mails I'm delighted I caught this one. INCREDEIBLE stuff at INCREDIBLE prices! Check it out, people. I'm looking at the windows just now* Tony aka tonkin aka "that Jap bas####" etc. *modelling in me freakin' head, naturally!...
  18. I was kind of pleased to see him win after all his personal/team-mate drama. Just as well it wasn't wet given all those bad cambers! Tonkin.
  19. Nice! Something I want to try myself. The lighting is much improved and the view of the station-building and the excellent awning, is very good. Tonkin aka Tony.
  20. Cheers, Jaz - Al, I've now read Andy Y's piece, so fair enough. Time will tell. I suppose my discomfort is related to a development of supporting "camps." But I'm just over-sensitive as usual. LOL
  21. You know, thinking afterwards, I'm not sure if I like this. Fair enough - give RMweb folk a say in The Mag - but I don't like being +forced to make choices, particularly when there are a couple of layouts you admire equally, but are very different in content. I can guess yours, Jaz, and my alternative would be the same. I don't like picking sides in this arena... Will the seconder be in Novembers??? We don't know... *troubled smilie* +I know we aren't "forced", but...
  22. Jaz being so religious, I call it The Pristine Chapel... (BTW: Jaz you ARE religious, which is all about Spirit, Love, Creativity and Compassion. All the rest are just labels... IMHO)
  23. The T/K's spot on! Thank you so much. You know, having an important piece of oneself on AV, images that'll be wondered over and questioned about by new folk for years to come, it really is an honour... Tonkin.
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