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  1. Good to see you're on RMWeb, Bas. Looking forward to run trains on your BMB-module. Leen.
  2. I mean Bachmann should include a replacement wheelset in the box. You shouldn't need to have the hassle to find one yourself. Leen.
  3. What about an extra wheelset without tyres? Leen.
  4. .....And this weekend we were indeed in Utrecht at the huge Collectors Fair (5 halls) at the Jaarbeurs, the Dutch version of NEC and the same venue as Eurospoor. It is a completely different experience from model railway shows like Eurospoor or Ontraxs, where you only find model railways and model railways enthusiasts. Here there's a much different audience and to us it is actually quite a special experience. We were surrounded by hobbyists, by trucks, boats and planes and were the only model railway layout in sight. OK, a bit further on there was an N-gauge layout. Next to us a model airplane
  5. Sorry to read this, but it's probably the best decision. Leen.
  6. Are you sure the room is only 10 ft wide? Looking at the double doors I'd say it looks more like 13 or 14 ft. Leen.
  7. On Saturday 23rd March the BMB participated in the exhibition "Carmeliet op Stoom" in Schoonhoven, near Gouda. This show has been organized for the 11th time by true hobbyists in the field of steam, who also participate themselves. Three of our members have been living in or near Schoonhoven for years. Although this modelmakers show is not as well-known a model railway event as Eurospoor in Utrecht, we were offered the generous space of a theatre stage on which we were able to allocate a layout that was almost as large as the one at Eurospoor 2017. From the beginning, we have taken into accoun
  8. Saturday 23rd March the BMB participated in the exhibition "Carmeliet op Stoom" in Schoonhoven, near Gouda. This show has been organized for the 11th time by true hobbyists in the field of steam, who also participate themselves. Three of our members have been living in or near Schoonhoven for years. Although this modelmakers show is not as well-known a model railway event as Eurospoor in Utrecht, we were offered the generous space of a theatre stage on which we were able to allocate a layout that was almost as large as the one at Eurospoor 2017. From the beginning, we have taken into account h
  9. Thanks for your warning. Organising modular events is not always plain sailing. Now that it looks like Brexit will not be effective on 19th May, we may still be able to bring our modules without bureaucracy involved. OK, we have a different problem now, but I can now at least reveal our progress. This winter I made 6 curved 25 cm (10 in) wide modules of 30 degrees each with double track and a radius of just over a meter (40 in +). The outside diameter of the modules in a 180 degrees curve is approx. 2m 30 (7ft 7in). In the curve the centres of the tracks are 58mm apart, but at
  10. Thanks for your advice, it may be helpful. Mostly we leave the UK with more instead of less. But what about the French customs? Leen.
  11. We have made some progress but are awaiting the Brexit decisions of next week which will decide if we can bring our modules free of customs interference or not. Leen.
  12. After October the BMB didn't cease to exist, no, there were even two more running meets to report. Firstly we were invited to Dordrecht on the occasion of the Open Day of the local Model Railway Club on Saturday 17th November. This time it was no sports hall but we had to fit our layout in the available space. We chose to use only 4 of our scenic modules plus the fiddle yard instead of 6 modules. Friday we were able to install most of our layout and Saturday we were running our trains all day long. Next time we will visually hide the backs of our modules with a windscr
  13. We are still on schedule to join the party on May 19th. The coming months we will be working on our two single track modules. One is 1m20 long (+/- 4 ft) and the other 90 cm (+/- 3 ft) We could also bring two 90 degrees double track curves with a radius of just over 3 ft if desired. Leen.
  14. Message from Locomotion received just now. Now there's light at the end of the tunnel. Leen.
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