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2ManySpams last won the day on January 27 2018

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    Locked down like everyone else. Working on Pencarrow.
  • Interests
    The North Cornwall Railway - particularly late 50s and early 60s. 72A Exmouth Junction (I'm not even admitting it got a WR shed code). Strange Bulleid stuff, N calss, T9s, Beattie Well Tanks and lots of other Southern locos. Also finding myself strangely drawn to D63xx, D1000 and D7000 classes too - surely this can't be right? Mildly amused by GWR interlopers used on the NCR and B&W lines.

    Oh, Bulleid and Maunsell coaches too - 3 Set Ls, 2 Set Ps, loose BCKs and the ACE. Nice departmental stock in black with Meldon markings. Places of particular interest include: Wadebridge shed, Padstow Station, Molesworth Crossing, Bodmin North, Boscarne Jct, Helland Bridge and Wenford Bridge.

    To provide more of a challenge, my modelling direction has recently wandered to working in 7mm / 0 Gauge. The layout is called Pencarrow and, rather unsurprisingly, is inspired by the parts of Bodmin North I can fit in the railway room. Track is being built from C&L components to 31.5 0-MF standards. The boards are now built and buildings mocked up. Stock-wise, having tackled a few Slaters and Parkside kits, I've moved on to having a go at brass kits from WEP and Connoisseur. Having been let down by Dapol producing a RTR Beattie Well Tank and unable to find a good kit alternative, I decided to have a go at building an Agenoria GWR 1366 dock tank kit. Great challenge.

    Having decided in May 2018 that I was spending way too long on railway forums, and being increasingly depressed by the posting behaviours of an increasing vocal minority, I've stopped posting publicly. I'm still checking out a few favorite threads and talking privately to folk via PM. More importantly Pencarrow continues to progress well out of the spotlight.

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  1. Hi Alex. If you were to use cork I think I'd be tempted to run some coarse sandpaper over the shelf top first. Mind you, the IKEA shelves in the house that have been used for shelves (sorry Rob), seem to have all sorts stuck to them.
  2. Erm yes and no. Yes, he's definitely selling stock. No, hasn't set foot in the train room for many months due to other projects underway. Must give him a kick...
  3. I was in two minds whether they should be mentioned but...
  4. Yo Stubzie If you are basing your line somewhere in the Padstow area then, depending upon period, then the following locos could be useful: T9, N, O2, 45xx, Ivatt 2MT, Std 3 tank, Std 4 tank, 8750 pannier, class 121&122, class 22, Beatty Well Tank, 1366. I wouldn't worry too much about tender first running between your imaginary location and Padstow / Wadebridge as a proper loco like a Spam could be put on for the onward journey with extra coaches. It was very rare for tender first running from Wadebridge to Exeter due to gradients and the exposed route. Tender firs
  5. We have a long history of tool abuse. Or, to put it another way, maximising use of available tools.
  6. Cesspit for the visitors' garden "Stubby". Thinking ahead you see, visitors not allowed in the house yet.
  7. Right, having done the instructed thinking, I'm going to settle on Flat front, 3 windows. Having reached that landmark decision I'm off into the garden to dig a big hole.
  8. Something called a model railway show Mike. Nope, me neither.
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