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    Coronavirus

    We have had one death in this area and 12 people admitted to the local hospital according to the local newspaper. We also have lots of local shops and several large supermarkets close by but there all selling out of food, toilet roll and cleaning products. My wife went to Asda yesterday at 6am for a few bits for us and my elderly parents the cues were beyond belief! My wife waited patiently as they allowed elderly and disabled in first however people were shouting and swearing at staff while this happened. She only purchased a few items we needed but certain people ran into the store buying as much as they could and were fighting over items absolutely disgraceful! But what makes me so angry is there now buying my special dietary food I’m gluten intolerant leaving little or no food for me selfish and greedy morons. I am like Roddy teetotal and don’t eat out and not hugely into socialising much, So I’m more than happy to be and home with my family as people recently have show there true colours self self. one last thing a lot of model railway items are manufactured in China and I was recently on EBay and noticed prices are soaring 😭 Rant over Deano
  2. Amazing Job there Mick, looks great .
  3. Yes Mick I have been watching videos on You tube and herring advice , I like to do jobs my self then you get the satisfaction from knowing you did it yourself Deano
  4. Thanks for the reply’s , I’m lucky enough to already have a shed with power and lighting and my new shed/summer house will be next to it so I could run a cable from that. yes I do agree some shed look like cheap fence panels screwed together with a cheap roof on very cheap and nasty . I feel confident I can assemble one I’m very DIY competent. Summer houses let lots of natural light in but at twice the price and a shed would be more secure but before I get to carried away I have asked the wife lol cheers Deano
  5. Thank you both for the reply’s, Yes Mick I have 2 gates to my garden that are locked with heavy duty locks and 6 cctv cameras covering all of my property. I agree it will need to be insulated and I like the idea of a carpet also, I will look into polystyrene insulation later today I agree Roddy some sheds I have looked at are very poorly made I struggle to see how they are even water tight, I would love to build my own but with the price of wood it would just blow the budget. thank you everyone Deano
  6. Good Afternoon everyone, I was wondering if anyone on here has a layout in a Garden shed or summer house? The reason I’m asking is I’m fed up I can’t run my trains as often as I would like because of the cold awful weather we get here in the uk. So I was thinking of buying a new shed or summerhouse so I could insulate it and maybe put an electric heater in there. My bungalow is to small for a layout and my loft is too small and a pain to get in and out of. I know security could be an issue so I would never leave any Trains or rolling stock in there over night and I have a good CCTV system. Direct sunlight could also bleach colours of buildings etc and Temperature variations are something I have thought about also and obviously it would be a much smaller layout. Any thoughts welcome Dean
  7. Good luck with the new project.
  8. Hi Steve, I use a small amount of copper grease when sliding the fishplate on to the flexitrack to help prevent oxidation of the joint. Not something you have to do and there maybe people who disagree with this but something I like to do. regards Deano
  9. Good Morning Everyone, Today my Ruston R3707 was delivered as you know I have been wanting one since they were announced by Hornby. They have been a huge success Hornby and many other shops sold out I was lucky enough to find one in Hattons. I have taken a photo of it next to my Flying Scotsman so you can see how small they are. Sadly I can’t take a video as my layout is not up and running as it’s have a winter refurb but I made a short test track up in my living room and it’s working well very pleased with my purchase. Deano
  10. Thank you Mick, I hope Santa thinks I have been good and left a train or 2 lol. I was looking yesterday and Hornby have released a budget railroad Mallard and under £100 very tempted in the future. Merry Christmas
  11. Good Morning Mick, Quick question did you paint or treat your old plywood base? The reason I’m asking is I’m thinking of adding a new plywood base to mine and I’m wondering if to paint it or treat it. Deano
  12. Good Morning Mick, I found tracksettas brilliant for making perfect curves but the straight tracksetta piece are useless. I clamped a long straight edge to my baseboard then pushed the flexi track against it, then used pins or screws to secure. I found also pushing the track to hard ageist the straight edge caused kinks. Getting perfect straight lined track is difficult . You could also try drawing perfect straight lines then use that as your guide. As you say though the real thing is far from perfectly straight as long as it does not effect the running of your model trains and you can live with it try not to worry.
  13. Thanks Mick, I do like my profile picture hopefully I can buy one from Hattons when there released I have started my a few winter repairs on my outdoor layout as the temperatures have been reasonable the last few days looking forward to running trains again in spring time.
  14. Great video and very impressive rolling stock collection.
  15. Good luck with the move Tony, The start of a new chapter all the best. Deano
  16. Good Morning I have always used pins to secure my track to the base, But recently I watched a YouTube video and the guy used track screws. Firstly he drilled a hole with a pin vice then used a micro screw to secure the track. I was wondering you else uses track screws? Deano
  17. Hi Mick, I struggle with soldering dropper wires to the track so I now use pre wired fishplates much neater and easier for me.
  18. I have lived in Derby all my life and I have never seen so much rain, I can’t believe how much flooding there has been, I was very lucky but many people in Derby had there homes and businesses badly damaged. My layout is in the carport however to get to my carport I need to go through my garden which is like a mud bath and it’s freezing cold out there .I wish I had the space inside for a decent size layout or even better a train room, I must say I miss running my trains. Sorry rant over Deano
  19. I have never ballast my layout I have used roofing felt, I would imagine you can’t move the track once the ballast has fully set. I used tracksetta tools and long straight edges. Deano
  20. I don’t worry about themes or scale it’s important to enjoy your hobby and trains I run my flying Scotsman with my class 66 and sometimes I run my Thomas tank engine collection lol.
  21. Very impressive collection of A4s there Mick.
  22. Great work Tony, Amazing to see your layout coming together and your determination to build your dream layout.
  23. I am in favour of giving more publicity to this great hobby but I always feel that people look down on us as eccentric train spotters who wear anoraks lol. Sometimes you do see good ideas on the show and it’s always great to see a model train out on track and working rather than being in a display case. However I feel it gives beginners false ideas that a layout can be built in a few days. I don’t publicly announce that I love steam trains and that I have a running layout but I’m not ashamed but I always feel that they look down on you. I have met someone amazing people in this hobby and made some great friends and enjoyed many hours building layouts and running trains.
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