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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #120 on: August 10, 2018, 09:06:37 pm »
Hello again Chris;

the tram is missing its bell; we were opposite BH Enterprises at Southwold, and I jokingly asked Bob Tidsbury if he had just a bell-to which he replied 'of course', and promptly sold me one; he and Ray were quite pleased with the result of the tram model. When I get around to fitting the bell, Stuart can take a closer photo.....incidently, as a GER enthusiast, I think the tram kit is a cross breed of the 6 wheel J70 and the 4 wheeled Y6. In keeping with that, mine runs on a Farish 4 wheeled DMU motor bogie, but is numbered into the J70 series, as they were longer lived than the Y6s! The livery in BR days was black all over on the J70s, as per my model, but I think the Y6s body was brown/wood, as per 'Toby'.

I did do a thread on building the ferry vans;

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=35312.msg413062#msg413062

If you PM me, I'll try and answer any ponts you would like me to clarify.

Paul Cheffus has also built some exquisite Belgian vans, with photos on the Forum.

HTH

martyn






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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #121 on: August 11, 2018, 04:40:36 pm »
Many thanks, Martyn. That is very helpful.

Maybe the NGS can be persuaded to commission an RTR BR Ferry Van (VIX) and offer its chassis, separately, too?

I did not know about Paul Cheffus's Belgian vans.

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #122 on: October 03, 2018, 07:11:32 pm »
Hello;

just a reminder that James St will be at the Farnham show on October 13+14 October 2018.

The next show will be Broadstairs (Kent) on 17/18 November.

We look forward to meeting new and old friends, and bearing in mind some of the comments on another thread, you are welcome to talk to us (Please do!) and take photos.

We so far have five booking for 2019, and are now taking bookings and enquiries into 2020 and 2021!

Martyn

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #123 on: October 03, 2018, 11:55:33 pm »
hopefully going to make Broadstairs.

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #124 on: October 04, 2018, 07:34:37 am »
Nice to see you again, Graham! Are you the most dedicated viewer :O) ?

Martyn

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #125 on: October 04, 2018, 07:54:39 am »
Just so happens I will be back in the UK in Nov, and always look for exhibitions to attend. This time I have 2 weekends free, 17/18 and 24/25 so will come down to Broadstairs on the first weekend and then my first visit to Warley on the 2nd weekend.
Graham

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #126 on: October 13, 2018, 08:44:53 pm »
I say this layout at Farnham today. What a fantastic  layout, only had two hours at the show and kept going back to watch the trains go bye.
I could have spent hours trying to take it all in. what an impressive display platform to showcase N gauge.
Highly recommend a viewing if you get the chance.
Thanks guys

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #127 on: October 13, 2018, 10:24:24 pm »
Quite agree. Well worth the journey from Bedford, especially as Melton Mowbray was there as well.

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #128 on: October 16, 2018, 12:38:30 pm »
Hello again;

That was Farnham exhibition been and gone.....May I say a very big 'Thank you' to the Farnham club and its members for looking after the exhibitors so well, throughout the weekend  :thankyousign:

Hopefully, Stuart will have some photos to upload soon.

It was very nice to meet and talk with so many visitors, even though Dave, Stuart and I (the three of us who post on here) are in the middle operating well and talking over the layout is not always easy! It was also good to see Chris/Weave who helped with setting up on Friday.


Thanks for the compliments above; we had many positive comments from visitors, and it was nice to know we appear to be getting it 'right' for them. I can guarantee that every time you see the layout, it will not be the same as last time; Steve is still working on additional scenery and electrics, and we NEVER have the same stock and locos out at each exhibition, or at least the same combinations of stock and locos-about 1/2 to 1/3 of our total remains unused, but a different total each time.

Next exhibition is Broadstairs in November, then, I think Cheltenham in March 2019. we did have enquiries for further bookings-we'll let you know as and when they are confirmed.

Martyn


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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #129 on: October 21, 2018, 08:32:17 pm »
Evening all

 As promised a few photos from last weekends show at Farnham.






















Sorry about the spot lights!!!!

 These two are my personal favourites and also appear on the website.





Next photo update after Broadstairs in three weeks.

Regards Stuart

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #130 on: October 21, 2018, 09:15:06 pm »
Hi Stuart,

Thanks for the pics. As I said to Martyn in a PM it was great to meet you all the other Friday and sorry I couldn't come on the Sunday to see it running and help load up.

Saying that I was ing useless trying to help set it up but it was a great insight into how it's done.

Thank you again and hope to see you all and the layout running another day.

Cheers Chris (weave)  :beers:

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #131 on: October 21, 2018, 10:14:08 pm »
Thank you weave for making the effort to come help us on the Friday evening, it was a pleasure to meet you, setting up is still very much a learning curve, Steve is the expert as he built it, everyone else only really sees James St at the exhibitions for assembly and disassembly. As you know we are at broadstairs next month if you are in the area, come by and have a look at it running. As I've said many times the photos do not do the layout justice,  it is just too big to photograph.

Regards Stuart

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Re: James St-exhibition layout
« Reply #132 on: November 12, 2018, 01:12:04 pm »
James Street will be at the Broadstairs show this weekend, so any Forum members coming song please feel free to introduce yourselves!

There have been some more changes to the layout (they never stop!) so come along and see us if you can!

Dave

 

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