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  1. Hello Tony, I'm quite new here but am certainly enjoying your build, it is very ambitious! Do I have this right, your layout is basically modular so you can set it up each time you operate? Given your climate down under, sounds like a good idea to me! Keep up the good work, Cheers, John.
  2. Hi there, I have a small Bosch drill/driver that has a lithium ion battery, must be nearly 15 years old now and is still excellent BUT recently, my brother in law helped me redo my bathroom ceiling and he was using a pair of Screwfix drill/drivers, they seemed very impressive to me! This was it: https://www.screwfix.com/p/mac-allister-msdd18-li-2-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-cordless-drill-driver/873fx I can't vouch for the longevity of this as I can for the Bosch, I see the modern equivalent of mine is now about £65 - WITHOUT battery! Similar again for a battery but as I always say, you ge
  3. Hello Stephen, I can see you've put some real hard work in there, it looks great. There's nothing like seeing the trains going round in natural daylight, is there? Cheers, John. PS I was like you - joined years ago then forgot about it!
  4. Hi Marcus, That's a great start! I love the weathered Lima Warship, looks really authentic. Cheers, John
  5. Hi Mick, A great thread, thanks. I've been using a pair of the Trix wheel cleaners clipped together for quite a few years now, I find them excellent. However they are only good for driven wheels! For non-driven wheels, I have used an American tool called a Bachrus "Wheel Doctor" - expensive! Not that great to be honest, it's okay but not that easy to use, not that effective. A much cheaper and simpler solution sounds to have been described here: http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/p/171971/1888899.aspx#1888899 Post number: 3 by "Allegheny 2-6-6-6" - quote: " I've never seen that parti
  6. Lovely looking locos!
  7. Hi Thomas, Please excuse all the "likes" - I have been reading through your whole thread from the beginning! I have to say that it is all completely fascinating and I really admire what you have done. Did you have a vision for how everything would be from the beginning? I recall that you have simplified some aspects earlier this year (sorry about what happened with the rocket and the "cat?"). I had just about worked out what I wanted in a layout when I came across this website so everything is up in the air again with me. My wife and I are soon moving from England to Greece so an out
  8. Hello Thomas, I followed your link in 'Stummis' and was surprised to see that I am a member on here already! I am very impressed with your plans and especially with your extra long points. I too, like high speed trains, along with my friend James who has one of the CR400s from China also! I don't have these yet, just the usual ICE 1, 2, 3, T, TGV, Acela etc - all in H0 scale. I was planning a large layout with an LGV but now I might have to consider going outdoors - as soon as I am settled in my new house. Cheers, John.
  9. Hello All, I just happened upon this forum by chance earlier today and thought "00"? "in the garden"? That sounds interesting, what a good idea! So, a quick look around and here I am! Some of you may have heard of me before as I am on quite a few forums, all "indoor" based jobs though. I have many times contemplated an outdoor line but always in the larger scales. I do like to chop and change my interests and it gets stupidly expensive to do that in the big scales, which is why I had settled on 16.5mm gauge track. I run a mix of 4 and 3.5mm scales as I like trains from all over the w
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