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Old 04-05-2018, 10:11 PM   #1
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Hi, I’m David, 75 years old and I have just inherited my late younger brother’s model railway collection, after he passed away in January. He only started collecting it together towards the end of last year so he hadn’t got around to building a layout. Is mainly Hornby oo gauge, all brand new, and there’s plenty of locos, rolling stock, track and buildings, but very little scenery. I was originally asked if I would dispose of it but couldn’t bring myself to let it go after the trouble he went to collecting it all together so I decided to keep it all and am now building a small layout in his memory. He was fond of Yorkshire so I’ve decided to give it a ‘yorkshire dales’ look and am hoping to get some scenery tips from you more experienced modellers. I’ve had a station plate made called ‘Philsdale’ in his memory and I’m going to carry on where he left off.
I’m sure some of you chaps will be able to give me some good pointers on where to obtain scenery for my layout.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:30 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum David. Sorry about your brother, but he would be proud of what you are doing. They're are a friendly helpful bunch on here and although I'm not that experienced I know someone will be along shortly to give you the advice you seek.
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Sorry to hear about your brother.
What sort of locos do you have?
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Well, they’re all steam, which I’m happy with, Flying Scotsman, Tornado, Duchess of Atholl, Mallard, West Countrry Class ‘Exeter’, Caerphilly Castle, Adams Radial, and a GWR shunting engine. We both loved the old steam days as our dad worked on the railways and used to take us to work with him. I think I know what my brother had in mind. I know the locos are a bit of a mixture but they’ll be fine I think
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Thank you Mr Bones
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Very nice. An interesting project.
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Sorry to hear about your brother.

This sounds like an excellent thing to do in his memory.

I hope to see updates in the future.
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Old 05-05-2018, 06:22 AM   #8
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Hi David - welcome to the forum. I am sure your ideas on what to do with your late Brother's collection will be a fitting tribute to him. Let us know how we can help. R-
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Hello David and welcome. Sorry to hear of your brother. I know what it's like as I have lost three brothers myself. I am of similar age but will be 76 in June. I do recall a clockwork Hornby about 1949'ish but there after went towards heavy vehicles.
I read every post here as I know so little about railways and have learned a lot.
I hope to see your model develop .
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Old 05-05-2018, 09:10 AM   #10
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I cannot think of a better reason for wanting to build a layout. Having such a strong driving force will help you when the enthusiasm wanders.

You certainly have a mixture of stock there but some of the northern areas did see a mix of eastern and western stock. My own city of Lincoln had at least two main stations each run by different groups. At the end of the day I tend to avoid the purist restrictions and simply build what I like whether it is technically correct or not.
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