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  1. Eastbourne Airshow Streaming Live on you tube :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nQN5sHFgSk

    1. Bangor Lad

      Bangor Lad

      Thanks for that. Always enjoy the Arrows!

    2. Mallard60022


      Saw the Vulcan come 'home' this afternoon. Hope you enjoyed seeing that.


  2. it looks great to me I used to love catching views of the plant when I rode by on my bike or the train. coincidently my Grandad used to work there too, he used to bore the piston holes in the engines plus he did a few cosworth engines too
  3. Afternoon All So I'm sitting here at work armchair modelling (its a very very quiet day today) thinking about a new layout sometime this year, I've been looking into using underlay in my next layout simply due to the fact I can keep ballasting to a minimum and possibly finish a layout (1 out of 6 attempts finished). Unfortunately underlay can be pricey, but I've just had a laptop battery for a customer arrive and its wrapped in a sheet of foam about 7mm thick its already a dark grey colour, its in plentiful supply (IT shops) and would probably be happy to take some texture if you wanted t
  4. Happy new Year from the Manor! Next year I'm going all blue! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8V7srctsZg&feature=youtu.be

    1. Rhb Simon

      Rhb Simon

      Nice video. What is that Microsoft train sim ?

    2. witherbrow


      It's Train Simulator 2015 used to be known as Railworks - its all available through steam :)

  5. With the back wall finished I've moved on to the another building on the layout; the goods shed, which essential is a hybrid of Metcalfes double track engine shed and the goods shed: couldn't really avoid the recess/bad wall join so I bricked up the window and will use the excuse of it having been rebuilt because of bomb damage. I will probably get some scaffolding to cover it up too, all that's left to do is to put a unloading platform inside the building and fix the roof on. Now that this is done I need to build the small connection staircase for the factory building and get all
  6. won a repainted class 90 'spirit of Dagenham' last night on ebay - over the moon!

  7. Nothing much to report today, a work Christmas party took precedent this weekend! I have however finished the retaining wall the last piece is drying now, I'm hoping to get the platform area done next so that should be my next update Meanwhile heres a piccy!
  8. Thank You! Been away in London for the weekend but now I'm back I decided to do a bit more back scene: I know it doesn't look much but I've put the cap stones and actually stuck the walls to the baseboard. I've also put the wall for the single track fiddle yard in with its entrance to the layout, but this is drying at the moment. My next task is to finish off the wall, then I need to decide on the final place for the buildings, put down the platform area, and ballast the layout. Also whilst I was in London I decided to treat myself to a railroad shunter in Hamleys. Here's a p
  9. Making progress on the back wall tonight have found a suitable image for the hole by the warehouse, rather pleased with it as things go: I'm trying to come to a decision as to whether i put the whit card behind the wall in or out of sight. I realise taking the picture against a beige wall doesn't help but I'm swaying towards out of sight due to the viaduct kit being high enough already. Lastly i made another visit to train times in Easbourne,, I'm very glad to have this shop still with us and look forward to its continued growth
  10. Changed the name of the layout as it goes better with my simulator screen name, work on the retaining wall is nearly complete once that's done platform will go down! The ratio crane has gone to the breakers yard to be replaced with a hybrid of metcalfes goods shed and double track engine shed. once the walls up pictures will follow!
  11. Ok here's a resized picture You can see the overall shape of the layout, I'm currently in the process of building the retaining wall at present
  12. After a few years away doing the virtual side of the hobby I've decided to come back to the practical side and see if a can get a small shunting layout completed before April next year. Why April? Well my firstborn should be arriving in the latter half of that month so I can't think of a better motivator to things done The real kick up the Bum came from visiting Pecorama in September and the double purchase of a GWR pannier and Hornby magazine layout building magazine/book. So the layout, the track plan is near enough a copy of Gas Lane which I have found to be a great layout and got me
  13. Evening chaps Unfortunately i don't have the room for a circle of track so a rolling road is probably the way to go if i want to run locos in. I've been hunting around on ebay and found these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OO-HO-GAUGE-ROLLING-ROAD-SUITE-Hornby-Bachmann-ETC-NEW-O-GAUGE-AVAILABLE-NOW-/111492596607?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item19f57a037f anybody used these before? just looking for any comments before i splash some cash thanks in advance - Ash
  14. afternoon all I'm currently making a scenario on TS2015 and I just wanted to find out where the HST sets are stored in that area. To my knowledge I think its Bounds Green but I've also heard that its only the class 91 sets that stay there. Any info would be great. regards - Ash
  15. Was just looking at that thread, great bit of work thanks for the pictures Looking forward to them thank you
  16. Morning all A good few years ago model rail had a small article where the used a Dapol engine shed kit, cut it in half and made a china clay warehouse (i think) out of it. Does anybody have a picture of this available? or even a picture of your own conversion would be good too, I'm between the idea of going for a standard metcalfe small warehouse or doing my own conversion of the engine shed and a couple of other kits. an contribution is helpful Regards - Ash
  17. just bought the track (minus one r/h point) for my new layout :)

    1. steve22


      I did that once then never built the thing. Story of my life, I hope you do better than I do!

    2. witherbrow


      Lol me too! On both accounts


  18. Swt 159's are surprisingly comfy even if they are full of college students whingeing that ten hours work a week is hard

    1. St. Simon

      St. Simon

      The most comfortable train I've ever been on has been a SWT 158.

    2. GWR88


      I travel to work on one every so often and last week the heaters were on full blast and it was truely awful!!! However they're usually good units to ride

    3. DougN


      Gees I only complain if it is a 56hr week now.... Oh to be. A uni student again!

  19. What a superb day Pecorama is

    1. gwrrob


      The Beer Heights Railway is superb.

    2. devonseasider


      and it's only 10 minutes away from home!

  20. poor old eastbourne pier looks a sorry mess now

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