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    On the very edge of Europe - west Cornwall
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    LNWR - South Wales circa 1910, EM gauge.
    Longbridge Austin 7's (1923-34).

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  1. I use to borrow, continually, Beal's 'Modelling the Old Time Railways' from Winchester Library in the 1950's, in the end I bought it off them during a sale. I have three copies now.
  2. Oh, it's easy to be very anti-social on social media
  3. Back on topic (and Rly Company) On one of the S/H stands* at Warley NEC - on Sunday, around 2pm, there was stack (6) of Slaters D299 kits at £10 each (I think). I didn't buy any, even if I thought I could 'move them on', as I have a lot of half built kits already, attracting unfavourable comments from the rest of the household. They are out there Compound2632, just need to locate them. * It may have been 'Hobday', but I have a mind it was another stall.
  4. As Compound2632 points out, LNWR stock worked all over, the first two are Weymouth, The third photo is Cornwall, post grouping and not LNWR stock. The trains were long too - I suppose I should say 'consists' but ughh.
  5. Broad yellow 'ish stripe then a dark line down the middle. That's the way I do my LNWR carriage lining, copied from Philip Millard some 40+ years ago. I believe Jol uses the same method.
  6. Thank you, The transfers, if I remember correctly, were Woodhead's.
  7. Here's one I did 30+ years ago - Yes a made up livery. No, I don't think they had PO wagons, but I think the Company was in a listing of Private Sidings. The Company DID exist, certainly in late Victorian times, and I wanted something the RTR market might not produce (Uhmn, somebody seems to have stolen one of the couplings)
  8. I should add..... This is basically the same method of controlling which tie bar moves as I have on a couple of 3-way points.
  9. .... and as DavidCBroad indicates (I believe) you need to set up a sequence of moves. I've used David's drawing as a basis for the following diagrams. First, my two Barry slips are in a fiddle yard, and the 'kick back' turnout in the Barry slip is to enable me to have all the pointwork at one end of the fiddle yard on a 4 foot long board. There is more or less the same pointwork on another 4ft board at the other end of the fiddle yard. A is the origin of trains (my down line) travelling to the loop B - C. D is the kick-back / deadend siding (used to store a 'railmotor'). A sequence is thus train from 'A' travels to either 'B' or 'C' siding (loop) and for operational purposes I have decided that 'C ' is the loop line that will kick back into 'D'. I'm using 12v AC to control the point motors, there are 28 of them in the fiddle yard, and by using the AC there's just the 0v as a common 'Busbar' to one contact on the point motor, and one -15v / +15v wire from the control panel switches to the other contact Using the Fulgurex point motor, there are two sets of changover switches available, one is used for the crossing 'V', the other is now used to 'control' the other point motor. By simple experiment e.g. "Does it work?", it became clear the 0v is the one to 'control' which point motor works. 'Z' = 0v. The other contact on that changeover switch is not connected to anything. These three rough diagrams hopefully explain how each point motor can only be operated in set circumstances, I'm using common return for the track feeds. It's fun working on the underside of the baseboard, trying to get this right for the top
  10. 80+ miles away then A third of the way to Cardiff for me
  11. Cornwall ? I'm west of PZ, PM me if your near.
  12. John Miles (The tall one) will be on Ynysybwl ....... I won't be there, I'm running (aka organising) a BIG Charity event in west Cornwall. We have Rev. James on tap at the bar(s), so some sort of connection to Cardiff .
  13. I thought 'Pencader' was stuck up in somebody's attic....
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