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Turin 60

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  1. I got to know Bob when I got started in O gauge some years and it was always a pleasure to bump into Bob and hear about his latest project, particularly when his interest moved onto the Light Railways of Colonel Stephens. I will miss seeing him around, cheer Bob. John Bruce.
  2. Hi guys, the track is provisionally taken but will contact you if it falls through. Bucoops, not sure of the make of this track, certainly some I have previously restored was by W&H, I don't recogise the style of the chairs. Regards John Bruce.
  3. I was recently given a large quantity of coarse scale O gauge 3 rail track, that is wooden sleepers, white metal chairs and brass or steel rail, I have more than enough already to complete and add too my own garden line so I thought I'd offer the balance on here and in "another place". There are 24 straights (approx 36" each) 12 curves (8 x 20" & 4 x 30" each) 2 r/h points 1 crossover 1 incomplete l/h point. The downside is that this will have to be collectio
  4. Glyn Valley Engine perchance? John.
  5. You mean the Cotswolds aren't real? John.
  6. Top marks for recycling! John Bruce.
  7. A Greater Tweedale eh, sounds very good. Don't worry about the rest of the modelling world,continue to plough your own unique furrow we love it . John Bruce.
  8. Hello Jack, I was wondering myself about the use of something other than the standard 3 link couplings on my little O gauge layout and was half wondering if a 7mm version of Iain Rices "imprecise Jackson" coupling would work. Yes you would still need to un-couple manually but coupling would be automatic. John.
  9. Thanks for the information with regard the watercress which was my main focus as where my Light Railway is set there was quite a traffic seasonally in cress. Thanks again John Bruce.
  10. At a risk of diverting or hi-jacking this thread i'm curious about how such "soft" produce such as strawberries and watercress were moved, both were shipped in large amounts from Southern England. I'm going to guess at the use of some sort of wooden boxes perhaps, over to the forum. John Bruce.
  11. Thank you all, Tim V it was indeed Gibson, problem solved. Thanks again John.
  12. A long time ago I bought some turned spacing washers, 1/8" bore if I recall, now I would like to buy some more but I can't remember who I got them from. I've checked Wizard & Co and it appears not to be them. Can anyone out there offer any suggestions please. John.
  13. Got to say despite the light problems that sky looks really threatening in the picture. John.
  14. At this distance in time as has been said any guesses on price would be just that, however I suspect that no "scale" 009 locomotive will be seen below three figures such is the price of todays quality. John Bruce. Former 009 Society TLO.
  15. Thanks for sharing Tweedale with us, I look forward to reading more at some point in the future. John Bruce.
  16. Looking at photographs of square (and circular) industrial chimneys I notice most have metal banding (steel?) around them, would this have been done from new to strengthen the chimney, or later in the chimneys life to overcome some apparent weakness? Your thoughts would be most welcome. John Bruce.
  17. Just caught up with this sad news, I never met Jack but like many I have enjoyed his layouts and plans greatly, indeed I too have lifted the "Box Street" plan for my US layout "New Sarum". My condolences to his family and friends. John Bruce.
  18. Bought some red primer from my local Halfords, the assistant said she wasn't aware of the paint no longer being stocked and on checking their central ware house currently they have about a thousand cans in stock, so perhaps don't panic........yet. John.
  19. As threatened below should be some photo's of O gauge wagons I've been working on, or perhaps salvaging might be a better description, oh one small thing please don't expect anything truely fine scale or accurate to the nearest thou or so! A few years back I bought from a certain well known internet auction site a job lot of built O gauge wagons, now I knew from the photographs that they weren't that good and lets just say I was not disappointed! They were stashed away as "someday" projects, now that some day has arrived I have made a start. The first one tackled was a very sh
  20. Be careful, some Stephen Poole wheels had Aluminium tyres! Regards John Bruce.
  21. Hi Mark, re the missing ply for the f/y, I have used a material called "Foamex", it is used by sign makers and is a fairly rigid PVC but in sheet form in various thicknesses. I bought mine from an E-bay seller although you might be able to scrounge some from a sign makers. It is stable, doesn't distort and apparently does not suffer from exposure to sunlight and the material is quite popular with the garden railway fraternity, also it can be glued with the glue used for plumbing. Hope this helps. John Bruce.
  22. I haven't put anything on my blog for a long time so let's start again with a quick catch up. In the intervening time we have moved back into Andover, in the process lost a bedroom (the railway room), a bathroom and a garage (it's called "downsizing".....don't do it!). I now have in the garden a 3m x 3m cabin insulated and with electrics which must serve as both railway room and workshop (you should see how much "stuff" I've had to get rid of ), however there are the startings of 3 la
  23. You've got a superb finish on the body print, did you need to put a huge amount of work into it? John.
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