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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2012, 06:09:37 pm »
Have a great show, Graham. Here's to smooth running :beers:

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #46 on: October 03, 2012, 07:13:59 pm »
Have a great show, Graham. Here's to smooth running :beers:
Many thanks  :thankyousign:

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2012, 08:29:35 pm »
Back home after another good show. A couple of issues cropped up but trains kept running and quite a few nice comments.

Bargain of the show had to be a Hornby 0-4-0. Brand new at only 5. Runs like a dream. Yes, I know it's OO but I've been given the task of building a layout for my Grandson in time for Christmas.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #48 on: October 08, 2012, 08:10:32 am »
Glad all went well, Graham :thumbsup:

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #49 on: October 27, 2012, 11:05:40 am »
Couldnt possibly get more pics up could you? I love this layout and love looking at the pics, a fideo maybe?
Visit my heritage Railway "moorside Valley Railway"

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=9280.0

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2012, 12:51:28 pm »
Sorry for the late reply - only just got back from Florida  :(

Southbridge is currently crated up as I have to build a small OO layout for my Grandson for Christmas but I'll have a look around my hard drive to see what I can find - once I've got over my jet lag.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #51 on: December 16, 2012, 08:19:47 pm »
Well I've finally managed to finish my Grandson's Christmas present so Southbridge is back up and running. Here's a couple of photos as requested.




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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #52 on: December 17, 2012, 10:08:57 am »
Very atmospheric and evocative, Graham :thumbsup:

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #53 on: December 17, 2012, 05:10:59 pm »
 :thumbsup: More reasonfor me to take up fishing... :envy:
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2013, 01:30:35 pm »
SOUTHBRIDGE ATTACKED BY HAMMER!

That got your attention.  ;)

I'm making changes to the hidden sidings. For some time now I've been concerned that guest operators have been struggling with the double slip arrangement that was needed to get trains off the branch to the down main and vice versa (Down Main being bi directional for this purpose). As a result the branch has only really been used for Auto train working.

So I've bitten the bullet and removed the branch line sidings. The branch line now has a dead end.

I now have to remove the incline and provide a flat surface for the new main line sidings. This will almost double the main line hidden siding capacity which will allow for a greater variety of trains to be run. An added complication is that, with the branch "dead end" coming under the hidden sidings, I have to arrange for a removable board in case the Auto Train meets with some disaster.

Happy days.



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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2013, 06:53:35 pm »
For those not following the TINGS thread, due to Stapleforth St Stephens having to withdraw, Southbridge will now be attending in it's place.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2013, 08:14:06 pm »
I shall look forward to finally seeing it in the flesh.  :claphappy:

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #57 on: August 02, 2013, 08:17:41 pm »
Wot he said :thumbsup:

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2013, 09:28:58 pm »
Hope it lives up to expectations  :worried:

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #59 on: August 31, 2013, 09:46:47 am »
One week to go to TINGS.
Let the wheel cleaning commence.

 

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