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  1. James, It is possible to couple anywhere as the force of the hooks pushes each away when they are pushed together. In practice though you will have uncoupled over a magnet so one hook is normally held down. One advantage is that it is possible to vertically lift a vehicle by hand from a train when in the fiddle yard for example. Also if you have long trains the couplings act like 3 links in that each vehicle picks up in turn when pulling away.
  2. Hi Mark, Not done much on the layout for some time now. Lost the modelling mojo for a while but have just picked up building the 1F kit again. I have plans to add a couple of small trees on the embankment at some point. Not thought about a video, maybe give it a go but my phone camera is not up to much. All the best.
  3. Thanks for posting this. I wasn't aware of their kits. I model in O Gauge and have had a look at their Ebay shop. Some potentially useful kits on there.
  4. I do like the angled window surrounds.
  5. John, You can download 0 Gauge templates direct from their website if needs be.
  6. Jeff, I have a cab if you want it, just PM me your address.
  7. Looks great, have fun playing (I mean operating) this!
  8. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing.
  9. Although it's too big for this layout I had to have a play with my 4F earlier. Built a few years ago now from a Connoisseur Models kit.
  10. I'd forgotten about this layout Marc and never did get to see it in the flesh. Hope you get around to building another one soon. All the best. Alan.
  11. If you can pick up some old Peco points with adjustable check rails you may be OK. I am not certain though.
  12. Nothing much layout wise. I have built another Parkside van and halfway through an old Mercian 1F loco kit at the moment.
  13. Wilne Lane Coal Yard - gassing won't get the wagon unloaded!
  14. Thanks Mark. Wagon photos are pics of my own models laminated.
  15. Thanks Paul. I do get inspiration from Gordon and Maggies superb modelling. Alan.
  16. I have made some cards to use as a shunting puzzle. A throw of a dice decides which siding the chosen wagon has to be shunted into. It can take some time to shunt the new wagons and remove the old ones especially with the short headshunts.
  17. Thanks Julian. The bricks, stone blocks and sacks are resin castings from Skytrex. Coal yard items are scratchbuilt.
  18. A few more pics, this time showing the Builders Merchants and lean to Printers next door and the coal yard.
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