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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #180 on: August 23, 2019, 05:44:41 PM »
Nice loco!  :thumbsup:

Good to see progress on the track too.  :beers:

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« Reply #181 on: August 23, 2019, 11:03:06 PM »
 :hellosign:
  Thanks Keith, hopefully have something to show soon
     regards Derek  :beers:
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« Reply #182 on: August 26, 2019, 10:38:01 PM »
 http://youtu.be/YyFcrWOv9og
  :hellosign: hopefully above is the first video of GS4 Locomotive with 16 Morning Daylight coaches on the latest double track in the shed
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« Reply #183 on: August 26, 2019, 10:54:20 PM »
 :hellosign: ha ha that worked ok.
    First apologies for slow to upload, Bank holiday weekend was very busy as the sun nearly shone for a few hours, & now from another angle
http://youtu.be/DDDRF-h5Z4A
    thanks for looking regards Derek.
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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #184 on: September 03, 2019, 12:39:32 AM »
 :hellosign:  & Good Day to everybody,
      Had some serious shed & thinking time last couple of days. After a trip to B&Q came home with 5mm Extruded polystyrene sheets, not expensive, they may prove to be too flexible- we will see although doubling up would be easy. Please remember these sheets are to be placed on shelving & this will be a raised section on the layout, supported by Celotex or similar. Ok a short video to show my thinking
http://youtu.be/4tvfTPeYNnc
 To the left just out of shot will be a right hand crossover for branch trains to join the main line East. The two main lines run straight ahead with platforms both sides for 10 coach trains.
  The first Left hand turn out is for the branch line to West Porthsea Quay with a short goods/ run-around loop to the left, the top Left hand sidings are for the shunters. Note only 1 Peco platform piece, but lots more to follow.
   Now because I love to watch my trains go by
http://youtu.be/Ypg0-vq9Yrw
    A little bit of imagination & you see Hymec D7043 heading East to Exeter, passing Sulzer D5379 heading West with "The Star of the West" train ferry service via Le Regulen through to southern France.
  Much Much more to follow I hope very soon, all comments & suggestions very welcome.
       regards Derek.   
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« Reply #185 on: September 03, 2019, 01:31:23 AM »
Unitrack? Yay!

Scenery needs an upgrade, though. Just sayin!

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« Reply #186 on: September 03, 2019, 11:42:34 PM »
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  Thanks for noticing Pete  :D
        regards Derek
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« Reply #187 on: September 07, 2019, 08:19:18 AM »
Excellent stuff, Derek.

Thank you for these films.  It is indeed a pleasure to watch your trains go by.

Very neat tracklaying as well.

Best wishes.

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« Reply #188 on: September 07, 2019, 09:36:38 PM »
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  Thanks John, yes I am definitely in to train watching
       regards Derek.
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« Reply #189 on: November 01, 2019, 10:09:33 PM »
 :hellosign: & Good Evening,
On a recent visit to see youngest son currently living in Cardiff, just 5 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Station is the model shop "Antics" tucked down an arcade. The small but interesting "N" gauge selection has been lightened by firstly Drewery shunter Class 04.


  Could find very little history of the 1-1, although built in 1959 D2283 ended it's working life in 1969 in Ashford Kent. The model however will earn it's keep on the West Porthsea Quay & branch.
     Now for something completely different but would definitely be seen around West Cornwall in the 60s.


This Burlingham Seagull bodied Leyland Tiger Cub was one of 13 delivered in the Fifties to Wallace Arnold Tours, whom although based in Leeds had a outstation in Torquay Devon.
 Last one is bit of a impulse purchase,


Class 121 railcar originally 55032 was allocated to Cardiff Canton in 1960, after transferring to Tyseley in 1986 returned out of retirement in 2006 to work the Bay lines. The Dapol model is a lovely runner & will be seen on the lower level of the layout.
   Sorry nothing happening with scenery at the moment, but as they say watch this space. Many thanks for looking
      regards Derek.
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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #190 on: November 01, 2019, 10:22:02 PM »
Wallace Arnold - like Southdown - visited far and afield on their coach excursions
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« Reply #191 on: November 01, 2019, 10:36:24 PM »
Wallace Arnold - like Southdown - visited far and afield on their coach excursions

Thank you GC 4946 I many happy memories including my first ever trip to Cornwall on the"South West Clipper" many moons ago.
      regards Derek.
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« Reply #192 on: November 02, 2019, 08:14:18 AM »
Thank you for these super close-up photographs of your latest acquisitions, Derek.

The motor coach looks particularly fine; a late flowering of the 'streamlined moderne' style.

Best wishes.

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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #193 on: November 02, 2019, 08:20:09 AM »
Thank you for those photographs Derek.
I particularly like the little 04 shunters - plucky little beasts.
And that motor coach looks to be the bees knees.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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« Reply #194 on: November 02, 2019, 12:14:35 PM »
 :hellosign:
 Many thanks John & Martin, the Burlingham Seagull was one of the revolutionary new full fronted coaches that modernized the industry.
 I am also expecting plucky pulling power from the 04 & from the running in session, looking good so far.
       regards Derek.
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