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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #150 on: May 03, 2019, 06:36:24 PM »
alec


its a learning curve we can all  share with each other.did enjoy reading your proect. just have to sort my own industrial scene out, and buythe materials im looking at. the platforms and  the backscene look well on your layout

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #151 on: May 03, 2019, 08:55:22 PM »
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“No, I didn’t, what happened?” I said.
“Well landlady Annie Walker was crowing about her newly opened beer garden” he replied.


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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #152 on: May 03, 2019, 09:48:12 PM »
Many thanks, Alec.

Super pictures, great modelling and very interesting context.

Just one particular pedantry.  As Annie Walker will be glad to tell you, I'm most certainly not a stout fellow.

Not at all!  It's Annie's finest, foaming ale for me.

Slainte!

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #153 on: May 10, 2019, 04:55:00 PM »
Buffer lights

Afternoon good fellows. Have you seen these? Gaugemaster buffer lights (part number GM58).



They work on DC and DCC. No wiring or soldering, they just clip in between the rails taking power from the track. They certainly work as an aid to stop bashing into the buffers at the end of the line.   I use Kato #6 points and although they are power routing I’ve not put a power feeder in at the end of the deviating routes, so only the powered lanes have a light on. I need all the help I can get to stop me constantly flicking the wrong switches!  :)



In the photo I’ve only clicked in two so far but they take literally seconds to fit.
Each unit is made up with two tiny leds. Under DC only one is lit, both when using DCC. The brightness is affected by your controller setting under DC but constant with DCC. A pack of 2 costs roughly a tenner.


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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #154 on: May 10, 2019, 08:50:58 PM »
Maybe much later than my transition era (unless anyone knows different) but a neat idea.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #155 on: May 11, 2019, 01:57:40 PM »
Maybe much later than my transition era (unless anyone knows different) but a neat idea.

Yes Mick.  Oil lamps were used back in those days and indeed well in to the 80's.  Not sure when the electric lights were introduced for buffer stops, but they did start to appear in the 80's (may be earlier in larger locations?) and gradually replaced the old oil lit lamps.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #156 on: May 13, 2019, 08:24:56 PM »
Sorely tempted

Well my dear fellows I am in need of your help.

As I've stated a few times in the past I'm an emu and dmu fan. My layout is all about passenger trains. I have not the slightest interest in all that old fashioned steam stuff. A few months ago I did buy a second hand 2-8-0 Austerity out of curiosity mostly. It kept me entertained for about a week, watching its little moving bits going round and round, but it went back in its box and a little later it was sold.

Some times I do lean over the fence at Poppingham village and watch the occasional Puffing Billy go by and while I don't mind looking at a bit of other people's nostalgia, its not really for me.

Until that is I saw this................................ :heart2:




I politely ask you all to submit well reasoned arguments of just why I don't need it.

Please  :confused1:


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« Reply #157 on: May 13, 2019, 08:43:13 PM »
tornado on a charter train ? or sell to fund the next DMU or EMU
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« Reply #158 on: May 13, 2019, 08:46:15 PM »



I politely ask you all to submit well reasoned arguments of just why I don't need it.


Because it's blue? >:D

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #159 on: May 13, 2019, 08:48:16 PM »
Sorely tempted



I politely ask you all to submit well reasoned arguments of just why I don't need it.

Er...... nope, can't think of a reason  :D

Have to admit my green Tornado is the first Farish steam loco since the 80s that made me think they're getting things right at last in British N.  Looks lovely, runs very well. Almost enough to tempt me back from the German stuff (but not quite  ;)  )
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« Reply #160 on: May 13, 2019, 08:51:36 PM »



I politely ask you all to submit well reasoned arguments of just why I don't need it.


Because it's blue? >:D


Um........the green ones are generally cheaper  :hmmm:


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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #161 on: May 13, 2019, 08:55:04 PM »

I politely ask you all to submit well reasoned arguments of just why I don't need it.

Er...... nope, can't think of a reason  :D

Have to admit my green Tornado is the first Farish steam loco since the 80s that made me think they're getting things right at last in British N.  Looks lovely, runs very well. Almost enough to tempt me back from the German stuff (but not quite  ;)  )
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Hmmm......I wonder what your green one would look like running around my layout?  :hmmm:

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #162 on: May 13, 2019, 09:00:56 PM »
Hmmm......I wonder what your green one would look like running around my layout?  :hmmm:

Can't right now, it's in Germany  :D

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« Reply #163 on: May 13, 2019, 09:20:50 PM »

I politely ask you all to submit well reasoned arguments of just why I don't need it.

Please  :confused1:


I regret that I can't*.  Too new for your layout's era, of course, but ROA!

Your layout is about running passenger trains and that is what she is for.

Have you seen her or travelled behind her?

* However, if you want one steam locomotive and one only (just the one!);  I'd recommend the Union Mills City of Truro.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #164 on: May 13, 2019, 09:22:28 PM »
Reading the above reasons as to why you do not need it, I have to say that my favourite is the one given by Mick, @Newportnobby  - that is a lovely shade of blue.  :thumbsup:
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