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A Nod To Brent - a friendly thread, filled with frivolity, cream teas and pasties. Longing for the happy days in the South Hams 1947.


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4 minutes ago, Mallard60022 said:

 

 

Thank you for your comprehensive reply comrade Duck, it deserves at least two of these.

 

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and has helped me in my recovery from one of the sh1tt1est days at work I have ever encountered  X

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5 minutes ago, Tim Dubya said:

 

Thank you for your comprehensive reply comrade Duck, it deserves at least two of these.

 

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and has helped me in my recovery from one of the sh1tt1est days at work I have ever encountered  X

Having had that shitte#t day then there will only be sunlit uplands in the future, especially after Brandy...and Cider and maybe two Pasties?

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4 minutes ago, Mallard60022 said:

Having had that shitte#t day then there will only be sunlit uplands in the future, especially after Brandy...and Cider and maybe two Pasties?

 

A sly gin in me pint at least ;)

 

 

 

Sorry Rob for the blubbing on your thread but you should have seen it coming after you flogged me that Gaugemaster WS all them years ago... it's finally about to get some use :locomotive:

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50 minutes ago, Mallard60022 said:

CBA to  do almost all Coaches as the Gangway Connectors cover the NEMs fitted to almost all Coaches and even the older huge things on the Baccy earlier Bulleids.

However, the Devil's, rhyme with c##t, magnets are good for lighter, kit built Wagons and Vans such as my Blubber of Walruses and Shoal of Tunny and Ling, (ex Chivers) shown here, below. They have to be weighted though to prevent 'drag off' on curves so long rakes would be a waste of time. I am just experimenting with them as they are so easy to couple/uncouple for chucking on/whipping off the layout.

I might do a couple of coaches that need dumping off a 'Set' at SJ for going off down the Branch. That means no ugly NEM sticking out the back of the Set and front and rear of the Coaches for dumping. The Train involved is highly likely to be a 'fixed Set' of which I have decided to have several. (Ar$£, I have just noticed the NEMthing at the front of the N.....pah!)

 

The Concrete Wagons, (Cambrian) 20211018_135857.jpg.b7fdca2d50682539f21bfe191827c9ed.jpgfront bottom left, have also now had them fitted.

The Van actually has 3 Links and they are in use here; think it might be a Ratio, but I inherited it.

The 'Concrete' is one of these:1172006631_20200716_132356-1-1(1).jpg.25c165102a9fa358bdfb8c61fa41eba1.jpg

Sort of like this actual example:

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The Brake van is an old Hornby jobby that was converted to a Track Cleaner using a small kit (Dave Franks?)

 

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Please excuse the 'non gender specific' land track area' in the front of the second pic, as I couldn't trim it any further on my Phone or PC when downloaded.

 

To help folk recover I have included this:

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It now is 7311 (Modelmaster Plates...V.G.) and has Lamps appropriate for hauling the Devonian on diversion, Dec 1960. It needs covering in filth as we must have a filthy Mogul must we not ANTBers? I like the Engine, despite the Weird Chimney. Cap'n K will go bonkers seeing this.

 

All good fun, but pure procrastination. 

P

 

I thought the 'Concrete' was based on a Loriot W?

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5 hours ago, Mallard60022 said:

CBA to  do almost all Coaches as the Gangway Connectors cover the NEMs fitted to almost all Coaches and even the older huge things on the Baccy earlier Bulleids.

However, the Devil's, rhyme with c##t, magnets are good for lighter, kit built Wagons and Vans such as my Blubber of Walruses and Shoal of Tunny and Ling, (ex Chivers) shown here, below. They have to be weighted though to prevent 'drag off' on curves so long rakes would be a waste of time. I am just experimenting with them as they are so easy to couple/uncouple for chucking on/whipping off the layout.

I might do a couple of coaches that need dumping off a 'Set' at SJ for going off down the Branch. That means no ugly NEM sticking out the back of the Set and front and rear of the Coaches for dumping. The Train involved is highly likely to be a 'fixed Set' of which I have decided to have several. (Ar$£, I have just noticed the NEMthing at the front of the N.....pah!)

 

The Concrete Wagons, (Cambrian) 20211018_135857.jpg.b7fdca2d50682539f21bfe191827c9ed.jpgfront bottom left, have also now had them fitted.

The Van actually has 3 Links and they are in use here; think it might be a Ratio, but I inherited it.

The 'Concrete' is one of these:1172006631_20200716_132356-1-1(1).jpg.25c165102a9fa358bdfb8c61fa41eba1.jpg

Sort of like this actual example:

p931642308-3.jpg.05ba555412e0bfe6d7e6ef478c83fb0c.jpg

 

 

The Brake van is an old Hornby jobby that was converted to a Track Cleaner using a small kit (Dave Franks?)

 

20211018_140548.jpg.cfacac29d356d964da12f0126efb9680.jpg

Please excuse the 'non gender specific' land track area' in the front of the second pic, as I couldn't trim it any further on my Phone or PC when downloaded.

 

To help folk recover I have included this:

20210115_123003.jpg.3ae8ec7c1d8a2ab4e8e451b97a5a38a9.jpg

It now is 7311 (Modelmaster Plates...V.G.) and has Lamps appropriate for hauling the Devonian on diversion, Dec 1960. It needs covering in filth as we must have a filthy Mogul must we not ANTBers? I like the Engine, despite the Weird Chimney. Cap'n K will go bonkers seeing this.

 

All good fun, but pure procrastination. 

P

The lamps are certainly not overscale...

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Pleased to see your 18000 is working well Rob, as is mine. There's been a lot of grumbling on another thread but we won't talk about that here. It's an ugly beast though isn't it - and I still think it looks like Sarah Siddons. I have my Warships of various kinds, D63s and a Whizzo. All work very well but for the sheer satisfaction of watching something move, you can't beat a steam engine.

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2 hours ago, gwrrob said:

Having never owned a Heljan model till recently I seem to have acquired a couple in the last fortnight....

 

Railcar No. 22 would never have been seen in South Devon and nice as it is , will probably be sold on in the near future.

 

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Hi Robin

 

As always, super photos.

 

If you sell the Heljan Railcar on you are stronger willed than I ! The furthest North they got was Stourport in the Midlands** but it really is a fine model…..lots of fun to operate so, not for the first time, Rule 1 has been invoked at Granby.

 

** Actually thats not quite true …..apparently, during the war, two of the railcars were loaned to the LNER and operated in the Newcastle area!

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