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Everything posted by lakeview770

  1. Calne is somewhere Ive always I have fancied modelling, after I was given the excellent book by G Tanner
  2. It was right next to the line and I believe the buildings are still there but no longer a school.
  3. My school playground looked up to Ferrybridge Station
  4. Also check out the Middleton press book Branch Lines Of West London by Mitchell and Smith Andy
  5. Bill Bryson’s book “Made in America” is a great read on how the English language evolved in the USA. as for Arizona I preferred the climat there to where I lived in Florida any day. Andy
  6. I'm loving it I spent 12 years in FL initially for a year in DeFuniak Springs then been a photographer I was working the beach so we moved to Santa Rosa/ Miramar Beach. The rail scene has changed quite a lot but the modelling scene is amazing. I came over back in February with a view to buying a house but got stuck here. The weather is very different but im enjoying it, I remember Christmas in FL I think it was 2015 we sat outside in shorts and T Shirts it was so hot and I dont miss that at all. Having to work for a living lol has come as a shock I had got so used to living on the beach and had become 1 step up from a beach bum. Andy
  7. I’ve heard about the guy in Baker I think I was over Baghdad way with a friend and ff I remember correctly we’d were talking to an old boy at a museum/model railroad layout in Milton.
  8. I was allowed the use of my fathers 2 trainsets at holiday times only.They were both Triang Rovex sets one was a Black Princess Victoria set with some MK1 coaches and the other was a green EE Type 3 with pullman coaches set. Sadly both were stolen years ago. Been searching the internet to replace them since moving back to the UK recently.. Andy
  9. Martino Just moved back from the USA this year from Santa Rosa Beach after many many years in NW Florida. Were looking at Ideas for both an indoor and garden railway.
  10. Try the books by RA Cooke GWR track diagrams they’re detailed and show revision dates etc
  11. Hi can anyone recommend anywhere that I can get a loco repaired. Sadly I sent away a new Hornby GW 288 to be chipped and weathered to a place in the USA and it came back to me because the guy couldn’t do it. when I got it back it more resembled another Hornby product an Airfix kit. Andy
  12. and thanks for the link to the SRS as soon as they re open Ill be getting the Pryer books
  13. do they still use that tag line in their commercials? they used that when I lived in the UK
  14. Ordered the publications you all mentioned except the book by prior as I cant seem to find a copy online so if you knowof any oood bookshops that may have it please let me know.
  15. thank you very much for those replies and advise. Andy
  16. Thanks guys Ill order Vol2, the east end towards taunton is not important as the routeIm working on is from Norton Fitzwarren to Barnstaple Victoria. Andy
  17. Hi all, I am trying to locate a track diagram of Norton Fitzwarren during GWR days for a TS2020 project I'm working on. I have a copy of the great book Historical survey of selected GWR track diagrams by RH Clark (Vol 1), sadly this doesn't contain a diagram however there are 3 more books in the series and I was hoping someone could tell me if any of the other books had a diagram in. I cant afford to randomly buy the books and have shipped to the USA on the off chance it will contain the diagram many thanks Andy
  18. Dominion, Ive used them twice and was impressed with their service. Sometime when I needed a lot of items I can order from the UK but my supplier here in Florida is great. One of the few things we have here that I think is better than back home is not the actual postal service itself, but the services offered. We have flat rate boxes (tubes and triangle too) which are free and you pay a flat rate if theres 1 piece of flextrack or a whole box which is why I try and source items here in North America. So hopefully MRI will carry the range if not hopefully Britannia also in Canada will. I doubt my supplier here in Florida will have any call for UK type track. Andy
  19. One from Autumn 1998 not long before these old ladies were retired
  20. I hope the build quality will be the same, as there code 75 range is getting harder to source I know of only 2 dealers who carry a decent range. For me its better than the offerings from Atlas and Shinohara and its ideal track in our sun-room.
  21. Since Katrina Amtrak has been suspended across the Panhandle, but earlier this year a test train toured the line as part of a feasibility study
  22. Thanks again, it was the correct issue and article.
  23. Hi I'm looking for an engine shed that can survive the heat and humidity of a Florida summer. I was building a 4 road engine shed and really like the Scalescenes kit I had built but after 4 months in the sunroom it didn't look too good I originally wanted the Bachmann 4 road shed but its no longer available so are there any others out there that are similar either 2 or 4 road. Andy
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