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  1. Hi Rich, Greenscene do ash ballast in three grades to suit 2 /4 and 7mm gauges and don't charge the earth for postage. http://www.green-scenes.co.uk/store?productlist-sort=score-desc&productlist-categories=&productlist-itemcount=20&productlist-search=ballast This is GS415 (4mm) which I am using for my new 7mm layout, I always use the next grade down from whatever scale I model in, so their 2mm G414 might be worth looking at for 4mm scale. Cheers, Geoff
  2. You can rest assured that there is still plenty of life left in Llangunllo yet Don, as for 7mm scale, I'm just dabbling and experimenting for now. Geoff
  3. Well that's praise indeed coming from a dyed in the wool Midland man, thank you. Perhaps its the fifties setting and the lack of chocolate and cream that won you over :-) Geoff
  4. Very true, that is why I do some actual modelling rather than just talk about it. Geoff
  5. Perhaps I should use more stuff straight out of a box then
  6. Damn, I knew I had forgotten something :-) On a more serious note here are a few spoilers of Llanbister Rd crossing and shed. Its early days as yet but the mock ups have proved that my ideas will work as intended. The shed has been modelled on the one at Tetbury minus the water tower. Measuring 1000 x 350mm short cassettes will be attached at each end to allow through running. Geoff
  7. Well thanks for that, here's another one for you Geoff
  8. Thanks Rich, thought you might get sick and tired of the same old stuff. You mean like this........ Had to be careful that damn tree trunk is made from twisted wire! The lamp post is actually vertical, I went back and checked after uploading the photo Geoff
  9. Thank you, as you know I am a huge fan of Ben Ashworth and Geoff Bannister so many of my model photos are based upon their work. Geoff
  10. Thanks to Steve, Dave, Rob for your kind words, and to everyone who ticked a like against my last post. Rob said that he never tired of seeing the layout, so we'll see if he stills feel the same after viewing the following photos:-) I'll now disappear before I bore everyone to death. Geoff
  11. " I think there is something of watching the trains, plus I love the bleak landscape. My friend Simon and I enjoyed operating the layout, there is a good number of trains coming through. I think the fact I’m going to be extending adds to that, but overall I feel I’m running a real railway". Far better to feel that you are running a railway than simply playing trains Tom. I find its very rewarding trying to capture the atmosphere of a certain place and time, I think you have discovered that as well. Geoff
  12. Cheers Tom, the old layout surfaces from the depths of the forum every now and again :-) Its good to see you actively modelling and posting more of Cym Prysor again. Its coming along superbly, and just goes to show how effective and satisfying small layouts can be. Best Wishes, Geoff
  13. Thanks for the plug Mr D. Over the past few weeks I've been putting the finishing touches to Llangunllo, whilst converting my old Class 121 Bubblecar into a Class 122, and planning my next two projects. If you thought Llangunllo was simple then you are in for a shock! In the meantime this is how Llangunllo looks today............ Both the signal box and cottage now have new slate roofs to bring them in line with the station building, once again I used York Modelmaking slates. Signal wire posts have also been installed but still need more toning down. Whilst the cottage was removed from the layout for work on its new roof I took this photo of the allotments huts, which were built and presented to me by Iain Robinson. One job that I had been dreading was adding the line side fencing, it took ages to clean up, and thin down the old Ratio mouldings. Well that more or less brings Llangunllo to a close, I still have a couple of small jobs to do and details to add, but I'm now focusing on Llanbister Road engine shed. Unlike Penhydd the layout isn't being dismantled but will live on, as I have no intention of building a replacement. The new projects that I mentioned being small diorama's that feature other scenes along the Lugg Valley line. Geoff
  14. Thank you John, the river bed was indeed created with PVA, followed by many coats of gloss yacht varnish. The Llangunllo blog it is back, albeit in a different form. https://luggvalleyrailway.wordpress.com/llangunllo/ Geoff
  15. Hi Chaps, After some gentle persuasion and arm twisting, the Penhydd and Llangunllo sagas are returning as a website https://luggvalleyrailway.wordpress.com/introduction/ Old and new content is currently being added, but for the time being comments are disabled. Best Wishes, Geoff
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