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    Beer, fags, birds, bikes, ooops sorry that was twenty years ago,currently Leeds trams, all things Great Central,1980s 2 stroke bikes, sampling the products of Bradfords' numerous asian eateries and the goings on at M16 ORA.

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  1. Facebook....2 groups Tramway Modelling and Model Tramways.
  2. Ok, my 2p worth, there are a good few layouts out there, most won't feature on here as the most active tram modelling online resources are on FB. Personally whilst I built a reasonably successful tram layout , I don't consider my myself as purely a tram modeller.... hence my presence here. Regarding the Festival of model tramways, that is a whole different game. The festival was a privately run show, it wasn't a TLRS show, I became somewhat disenchanted at exhibiting there after doing quite a few....no expenses were paid and to a London show would cost me at least 2-3
  3. That's Bob Wardle's Chesfield tramways.....Show would have been at Bob Heathcote's central methodist church in middle of Sheffield, Bob (H) was minister there and also founder/memb sec/chairman etc of Model Bus Federation, so ran a smallish show there.
  4. Here's anther 'old layout' I was involved with a little bit. County End built by a friend of mine, I helped with the track a bit, originally set in Oldham, now the property of the Yorks area MBF, shown here with a couple of 'Yorks area' vehicles!
  5. Built by Andy Ross....some info here...
  6. Glasgow was 4 ft 7 3/4 to allow std gauge wagons to run on their flanges in the groove. Huddersfield also adopted the same gauge with a view to moving coal.
  7. If you want a Birmingham car, then the old 1/72 Keil Kraft kit might be an option, normally go for under a tenner on ebay whilst not 4mm, not far off, easily motorised too. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=keil+kraft+tram&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&LH_Sold=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=15&_stpos=HD74AR&_sargn=-1%26saslc%3D1&_salic=3&_sop=12&_dmd=1&_ipg=200&LH_Complete=1&_fosrp=1
  8. Oh, and by the way, the Corgi traditional trams are nearer S scale than 4mm.
  9. Leeds..... Leeds Fireclay Company at Wortley had a couple of horse and cable worked narrow gauge lines that crossed over Leeds City Transport electric tram lines, think 3ft 6in gauge. I think there was also an agreement for LCT to transport coal and clay to Wortley using tippler cars of which they had a few... Flatbed tram fitted with two v tipplers.
  10. Bachmann, UK outline traditional Preston type balcony and enclosed trams, looked heavily like the Corgi S scale diecasts, pity they never made them, the number of livery variations available would have been staggering.
  11. Yep they did, but many were put off by a few issues and also again, we have the available at your local shop question. How many Hymeks have been turned out?...As I say just musing.
  12. Idle musings based on no information whatsoever...... I wonder what the deal is re the Olivias/Heljan EM1/76 is? That with pantographs that look like pantographs rather than a 'coat hanger ariel' incorporated into the EFE Rail brand would work for me (yeah I'm aware of other issues). I'm not going to mention the EM2 though.....
  13. I'd guess it'd be something else he would blame on a Chinese factory.......
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