Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Sorry Marc will not be going to Bristol. Hope you have a good time meet up again some time.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Marc

I'll see you at Bristol I'm helping with a friends layout

best

Chris

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a quick note to say,

I'll be at the Bristol O gauge show this coming Sunday (25th Jan)

With Poynton Sneer

 

Possibly the layouts last show,

I really need to finish an article on the layout, and have no further plans for it after that....

 

Cheers all

please come along & say hello, and have a chat :)

 

EDIT: I couldn't see the show listed on the rmweb callendar

So don't forget, it's this Sunday.....

Hi Marc,

 

Great to see you Posting here. 

 

I hope to get to Bristol, its been a busy and strange January, yet I hope to hop/hobble along :)

 

Can you give us a heads up on when/where your article will be published?

 

Thanks, kindest,

 

CME

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Marc,

 

Went to Bristol Show, for the first time today, Poynton Sneer was, for me, 'Best in Show',

 

I had been concerned that my layout would be a bit too simple, with only three points, but having come back to watch yours time after time, I needn't worry, I was totally transfixed by just a couple of wagons and a loco moving around, it would be a great shame not to see it out and about again, but I'm really pleased I saw it today.

 

Thanks for the inspiration, it's a beautiful little layout.

 

Peter

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Marc,

 

Went to Bristol Show, for the first time today, Poynton Sneer was, for me, 'Best in Show',

 

I had been concerned that my layout would be a bit too simple, with only three points, but having come back to watch yours time after time, I needn't worry, I was totally transfixed by just a couple of wagons and a loco moving around, it would be a great shame not to see it out and about again, but I'm really pleased I saw it today.

 

Thanks for the inspiration, it's a beautiful little layout.

 

Peter

Thanks for the kind words Peter,

 

Three points is way too many for a layout, surely? lol

 

To my way of thinking, modelling can be as much about the land and structures around the railway

as it is about the track and rolling stock

 

With Poynton, operation is rather simple

But it was built to demonstrate that you can have fun, shunting a handful of wagons,

and it should keep you entertained for an hour or so....

 

At shows, you would end up getting fed up of it after 2 days

but again, it was really built to demonstrate what can be done in a small space

and that it can be fun for a few hours

 

However, for a home layout - it all depends on what you want to achieve

For those short on modelling time, space, and playing-trains-time

Something small and simple is fine. But you may want more operational interest

if you have hours to spend playing trains....

 

A difficult balance to achieve sometimes

Thankfully, yesterday I had pals Barry Ten, Wenlock and Rouse2037 to take over, so I could have a wander and some lunch.....

 

You can do a lot with 3 points, and design in more operational interest

I think a wagon cassette at the opposite end to the fiddle yard can add lots of potential - more than you might 1st think....

 

Anyhow, keep us posted re your progress

Nice to see you at the show :)

 

Marc

 

PS. The article will be in Rail Express Modeller

It would have been completed sooner, had we seen the emergence of the Dapol 80

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the kind words Peter,

 

Three points is way too many for a layout, surely? lol

 

To my way of thinking, modelling can be as much about the land and structures around the railway

as it is about the track and rolling stock

 

With Poynton, operation is rather simple

But it was built to demonstrate that you can have fun, shunting a handful of wagons,

and it should keep you entertained for an hour or so....

 

At shows, you would end up getting fed up of it after 2 days

but again, it was really built to demonstrate what can be done in a small space

and that it can be fun for a few hours

 

However, for a home layout - it all depends on what you want to achieve

For those short on modelling time, space, and playing-trains-time

Something small and simple is fine. But you may want more operational interest

if you have hours to spend playing trains....

 

A difficult balance to achieve sometimes

Thankfully, yesterday I had pals Barry Ten, Wenlock and Rouse2037 to take over, so I could have a wander and some lunch.....

 

You can do a lot with 3 points, and design in more operational interest

I think a wagon cassette at the opposite end to the fiddle yard can add lots of potential - more than you might 1st think....

 

Anyhow, keep us posted re your progress

Nice to see you at the show :)

 

Marc

 

PS. The article will be in Rail Express Modeller

It would have been completed sooner, had we seen the emergence of the Dapol 80

Hi Marc,

 

It was great to catch up again for a chat, Poynton-Sneer looked, as always, fantastic and worked a treat (it captivated my mate and he likes roundy roundy layouts w/o sound). :imsohappy:

 

Take care mate, hope to see you again soon. :yes:

 

ATVB

 

CME :)

 

PS. Weve all been waiting for the Dapol 08! :derisive:  :derisive:

Edited by CME and Bottlewasher

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Marc,

 

Sorry I didn't actually make it in the end something cropped up over the weekend. Sounds like you had a good time though.

 

Alan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi

Has this layout appeared in Rail Express yet? not a reader but would like to see some more images of this layout.

Came to this layout late but its quite inspirational-well done.

Marc -Imagine what you could do with those Peco 40" radius points? -when they appear

regards

Paul

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Has this layout appeared in Rail Express yet? not a reader but would like to see some more images of this layout.

 

 

It has appeared in print, but I can't recall where or when.

.

I'm in contact with Marc and could ask him if you'd like ?

.

Brian R

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It has appeared in print, but I can't recall where or when.

.

I'm in contact with Marc and could ask him if you'd like ?

.

Brian R

Hi Chaps,

 

BRM - that's how I purchased my layout from Marc.

 

ATVB

 

CME

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.