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  1. roddy

    Camdale layout

    You like a project Tony. Have a go at drawing this one up. Newcastle Central. Newcastle upon Tyne. 🤣
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    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    Lovely Mick. I think the last time I went between London and Edinburgh on a night train, it was steam hauled. That viaduct is certainly weathering well too.
  3. May I wish every one of you a very happy Christmas and good health and fortune in the New Year.
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    My cobbled together layout

    Snow? This is today. 8 December. Unbelievable.
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    Adding a motor to a die cast tram

    I'm sure that you know this chap. He does motorised bogies, so probably has one where you won't see the motor in the finished article. I have no connection other than being a satisfied customer. http://www.kwtrams.co.uk
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    Bird Photographs

    Don't forget Buzzards, Kites, and Ospreys.
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    Bird Photographs

    Well done Mick. Isn't it a priviledge! Looks like my one which was identified as a Sparrowhawk because of the yellow eyes. Looks a lot plumper than my one too.
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    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    That works too Thomas. It will gain a natural colour anyway. Forget about the door. It is still only a shed!
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    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    I doubt it Mick. You will always find dust. I have always varnished Tongue and Groove timbers. I worked in Wales and have used up miles and miles of the stuff there. Ceilings such as your shed, and walls, in rooms up to 100ft long and 30ft wide. Always varnished. But as with everything else, it's your shed, your choice. Natural wood does give a nice warm glow. If you want bright, then paint.
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    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    White ceiling and varnished walls, or just varnish the lot.
  11. roddy

    Maximilianshafen

    Huricanes in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as Anti Cyclones because they go the opposite way round to the Cyclones in the Southern Hemisphere.
  12. roddy

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    Two leds are also the same as a switch that is on/off/on. The switch toggle also indicates the direction of the setting.
  13. roddy

    Iain's occasional drivel, moans & groans

    Do you use Facebook? If so, this group https://www.facebook.com/groups/railwaymodellers.comsbuysell/?fref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARBDcga6NFSVR5rW0rf30pLbM42Xf8aFjTH6ZS6JgTloL0o1T2lkQZw8aLzKAjNFQw3KM8lvhf8Nk5dLNxeCIR-hUDjf2r6ir7AARDvZ-GDhKx_2GXwFAC4el70rvAxgaVJJxAIIRViTA8RrKRAZ3jTUCa4uCFOfR_YIRs2Q5g92UC4BKydfd5e4lxLaj-RV5l7gfRku_N5JwuNyKC5y3VPfqsT9Flt8vxZTCHM&__tn__=C-R sometimes has O gauge bits for sale. Only yesterday, a meat van and plank wagon. £16 for the pair. Not yet sold as far as I know.
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    Bird Photographs

    Nice photos Mick. I must try to upload a photo taken the other day. I was in my armchair and something flashed by my shoulder and there was a crash at the front window. An unexpected visitor had come at high speed through the open back door, not realising that the view in front was in fact glass. I then found myself holding a stunned Sparrowhawk. My wife couldn't even get the lens cap off my camera, so the resulting photo is not as good as it should be. I am priviledged to have seen it fly off at the speed of sound when I let it go. Sorry that I am such a scruff.
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    Maximilianshafen

    https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/native-trees/yew/
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    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    Looks great Mick. Hope you haven't forgotten all of those lovely weathered mineral wagons too. I bet they will look fantastic crossing the girder bridge.
  17. roddy

    Maximilianshafen

    A ring of copper wire glued to the top of the chimney and painted will give you a lip.
  18. roddy

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    WOW! That last picture is impressive.
  19. roddy

    Camdale layout

    When I was a small boy in the early 1950s (I was 70 last weekend) my favourite books were Sammy the Shunter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sammy_the_Shunter I wonder why Thomas the Tank became so popular when Sammy just disappeared?
  20. Instead of a slide switch that needs some effort to move, why not use a mini microswitch that only needs some sort of wiper to activate. It's still on or off after all.
  21. roddy

    Mick's Drivel

    I have always really struggled to stop smoking. Help from Doctors, or Pharmacists, or anything else, and within a couple of hours I would be bad tempered and headachey. 55 years I have been a smoker, and just over a month ago, with no previous thought, I stubbed out a cigarette and thought to myself, "Why do I do this?" Haven't had a cig in that time. Haven't had the cravings or the mood changes or anything at all. I wonder why the difference. I also have close to £200 in an old wallet, that would have gone to the local tobacconist.
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    viewing forum photos issue

    It's definitely photobucket. It really has spoiled a lot of long threads on forus. From being a free site, they suddenly asked for quite a large subscription. They had become very slow and difficult to use, so when asking for money, everybody left them. Of course, if you don't subscribe, your pics are gone.
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    viewing forum photos issue

    Photobucket have changed the way that they operate, and many forums now suffer from the loss of pictures hosted there. Damned nuisance!
  24. roddy

    Night Ferry

    Thanks Jimbob. The night service would have been well past my bedtime I'm afraid. Interesting stuff. Have you seen this? http://www.eastbank.org.uk/ferry.htm
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    Night Ferry

    I can remember the Golden Arrow during the day when I was a kid. Spam can loco and Pullman carriages. I can remember the French wagons lit in the carriage sidings at Victoria during my commuting days. They don't seem much different to our Pullmans apart from the livery.
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