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  1. Good stuff. Needs a link to this thread in the “other layouts” bit though! Monthly updates, ala https://www.emgauge70s.co.uk , an aspiration?!
  2. Interested in this thread and the parallel discussion about the V2 on the Wright writes thread, as it suggests 3D printing really is becoming something great. With regard to brittleness, I wonder if you saw the comments from Arun Sharma on the WW thread on Monday at 16.59 (last post on page 1877)? (Wish I could link it or quote it here, but not sure how!) They suggest that it would be better to use a 3D print as a master for a polyester resin casting as it would overcome the brittleness issue. It would also, presumably, reduce your time and effort input for producing individual 3D prints that I think you mentioned earlier in this thread. Perhaps there is some loss of detail or other disadvantage? I make these comments from the point of view of somebody reading both threads and with no knowledge of the specifics of these production methods, so apologies if I’ve missed something obvious or discussion that covers this. Anyway, more “power to your elbow” in your 3D adventures and investigations!
  3. Sorry, just noticed your comment when I looked at recent activity, which I hadn’t done before so rather just diving in. Rather than think football is “pointless and totally unnecessary” why not be a bit more open minded and accept that others have different interests and point of view? A narrow viewpoint is why some people think an interest in model railways or in real railways etc. is “odd”, a mindset that seems to be changing recently. Personally I support a football team and am a railway modeller so your view is essentially a criticism of one of my interests. I don’t “get” the desire for McDonald’s but accept that others obviously have a craving for them and therefore they have a place. Sorry to go off topic but your negative view of football, and therefore of those who are interested in it (more than one or two!), couldn’t pass without comment. What about a bit of live and let live?!
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    Impressive looking work. With regard to pop-up adverts, I don’t get those on my Ipad although there are ads onscreen. Also don’t get pop-up ads on PC, although I do have an adblocker on that. Hope you can find a way that the adverts are less annoying for you and that you can return to greater participation here.
  5. Depends which country they are in. Sorry for being off topic.
  6. Had never heard of them. A link for others who might not have either: http://www.lendonsmodelshop.co.uk Looks like it could be a good source for spares. I wonder if the likes of the 2-BIL power bogie is self contained, i.e. picks up from both rails? If so perhaps it might have potential for, say, industrial shunters in 4mm or locos in O16.5?
  7. Colour picture of the west end of Newton Stewart, including signalbox, on ebay at present: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363017280519?ul_noapp=true Hope of some interest. Have also posted this on the other Newton Stewart layout thread (I assume there are only two!)
  8. Colour picture of the west end of Newton Stewart, including signalbox, on ebay at present: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363017280519?ul_noapp=true Hope of some interest. Have also posted this on the other Newton Stewart layout thread (I assume there are only two!)
  9. Ah, sorry remember that one now. I just linked to the one that is in your message “footer”.
  10. I’m sure you were aware, but other mapping is also available. This is the 25inch from between 1892 and 1914, which shows the track layout in greater detail, including a connection immediately after the viaduct to a colliery off to the left of the picture: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17.755836797213863&lat=51.65170&lon=-3.65370&layers=168&b=8
  11. Interested me enough to try and find a map showing the railways, so found this one (use the slider to compare and contrast with either aerial photography, current OS mapping etc.): https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=16.381115879214708&lat=51.65259&lon=-3.65347&layers=193&b=8 Apologies for adding to thread drift.
  12. Dragging up an old thread, but this picture seemed worthwhile posting. Apologies if it has been linked to before! DB964008, and D5384, at Cricklewood on Sunday 23/09/62.
  13. Wonder if they should be the other way around, i.e. with the life buoy facing towards anyone approaching the dockside? As they are at present someone wanting to use one has to go around to the dockside to retrieve it, and is therefore maybe in some danger of falling in the water themselves, especially if they were rushing in an emergency. Yeah, I know you have painted the life buoys now!
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