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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #360 on: September 11, 2017, 07:59:57 pm »
Thanks for those pictures.
Excellent.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #361 on: September 12, 2017, 09:25:49 am »
Not to mention the help given by the operating team of Filton TMD (Adam) to the Little Ashton TMD at TINGS. Very much appreciated by all at the depot and the retail outlet next door (NGS Display stand) which had a great number of very welcome and enthusiastic customers.
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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #362 on: September 12, 2017, 09:48:57 am »
Not to mention the help given by the operating team of Filton TMD (Adam) to the Little Ashton TMD at TINGS. Very much appreciated by all at the depot and the retail outlet next door (NGS Display stand) which had a great number of very welcome and enthusiastic customers.
 :thankyousign:

More than welcome sir, a truely great way to spend a weekend. One day I really would love to do it with something I have built!

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LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #363 on: October 07, 2017, 03:32:11 pm »
Good afternoon

Previously mentioned mysterious goings on at the TMD continued today, with some further turning blue of the air earlier this morning.

Just after lunch the doors where thrown open and a northern visitor emerged into the afternoon sun, complete with new shiny depot plaque.

My march through the fleet, upgrading names, plaques and arrows with etched versions continues with 47 306 “The Sapper”.

The first picture shows my preferred tools, the most important being Delux Materials “Glue and Glaze”. The is a very forgiving glue in that it bites but does allow for lots of adjustment before setting solid. Any over-spill can easily be removed by use of a cocktail stick.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/c9k8g36o452jxrm/Photo%2007-10-2017%2C%2013%2025%2016.jpg?dl=0

On this model, Farish kindly printed a version of the Tinsley rose, which is perfectly covered by the Fox etches.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/93bxyg51zywdv4r/Photo%2007-10-2017%2C%2013%2039%2016.jpg?dl=0

Finally we see the shiny new cab side of “The Sapper” outside the TMD

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dq15ulwero2l3nq/Photo%2007-10-2017%2C%2014%2001%2005.jpg?dl=0

I am told by the shift manager that any further blue language should be restricted only to occasions when something has gone wrong....so earplugs in then!

Skyline2uk






LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #364 on: October 07, 2017, 03:44:17 pm »
Thank you for the update. Excellent work.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #365 on: October 07, 2017, 11:44:29 pm »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:  Many thanks for the update, very nice  :thumbsup:
    regards Derek.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #366 on: December 03, 2017, 04:45:15 pm »
Hello everybody and welcome to a bumper update by means of a summary of recent modelling activities.

The big news is of course the new stock which has arrived in Filton via Birmingham International. Class premier 56, Romanian built 56001 is seen here on shed having had its name plates polished.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/aoz0dmjbi9gdwce/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2018%2018.jpg?dl=0

I do like these 56's, but I hope the lights last a bit longer than its coal sector classmate! Still, having had a light oil it ran very well on test at the NGS stand at Warley. Full running it will be completed after the Filton track is cleaned.

Next up is the big boost the the area's NSE fleet:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mdznoepvi90jk4m/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2048%2013.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3hr8es3m6iswy8q/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2041%2057.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9awrq8j9ok4oukv/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2042%2023.jpg?dl=0

This is a lovely set, I feel I really should have got one sooner. That said, according to the certificate in the box, this is the 11th one so its clearly been sat in a warehouse / on a shelf for a while.

I like the little extra's that come with the set (although I really don't have any use for the signal box as yet).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jno3y4kj5ijshry/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2038%2006.jpg?dl=0

Another fantastic find for me at Warley was, like the above Capital Connection set, also 30th anniversary related.

As will have become quite obvious to those who have read this thread, I am a huge fan of the triple grey "Sector" liveries. This year marks 30 years since it was unveiled to the public by BR, and I found this poster (part of a set released back in 1989) for sale on a fantastic display stand at Warley:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x80bwjybmzpbnh3/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2028%2055.jpg?dl=0

And it was only £1!

Just need a suitable frame now, and then choose a piece of man cave wall to display it.

Also on display in the man cave (safely at the back of my workbench) is my beloved 92022:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ntq5rbb6hbq2dan/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2011%2059.jpg?dl=0

And now an apology.....from this point on we stray away from N gauge.... :o :goggleeyes: :help:

As some will know, I was lucky enough to enjoy a fantastic honeymoon on The Rocky Mountaineer with Mrs Skyline. We returned with many amazing memories, photos and souvenirs, including this rather nice HO model of the train's GP40 locomotives:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z96g7k5o3ltoelu/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2045%2026.jpg?dl=0

This display case (from Ten Commandments, as is the N gauge version) was sourced at Warley at Mrs Skyline's request so it can spend the month of May (our wedding month) sitting on our mantelpiece.  For 10 months it will stay in the man cave, and during December.....

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f4rk8bvis1xlvsm/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2047%2032.jpg?dl=0

A joint household project to create my first winter diorama including lights, snow, a small pond and as the years go by (so is the plan) an increasingly random assortment of Christmas related items! Still got a lot more work to do on this (not least add the perspex).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wn8vxoei8xonx6d/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2047%2037.jpg?dl=0

Oh, and the lamp seemingly out in the middle of nowhere? Well it does work and eventually going to be our nod to the classic "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe".....

Skyline2uk
« Last Edit: December 03, 2017, 09:06:36 pm by Skyline2uk, Reason: Fact correction »
LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #367 on: December 03, 2017, 09:53:51 pm »
 :hellosign: Thanks for posting,   :greatpicturessign:
     regards Derek.

 

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