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by cheshire lines
Tue May 26, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Bit of railway history in the garden
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Bit of railway history in the garden

Thanks Puddles, I thought there was still a bit of track there, but wasn't certain. I have been round the Castle Museum, but had forgotten about the model railway there. Seem to remember the guy who used to own the castle also invented some sort of electric lighting system too. We've also had holida...
by cheshire lines
Mon May 25, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Bit of railway history in the garden
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Bit of railway history in the garden

That certainly is a great view! I've had holidays in Bude quite a times over the years, but sadly the first time must have been a couple of years after the branch line was closed. As my parents didn't drive , getting there involved an overnight coach journey from Cheshire to Exeter, followed by a fe...
by cheshire lines
Mon May 18, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Extra Traffic for your Railway. Food for Thought
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Extra Traffic for your Railway. Food for Thought

As a boy in the mid 1960s I can remember travelling from Northwich a few stops up the line to Knutsford for the annual May Day celebrations. Although the normal passenger trains on the line were all operated by DMUs, the special train was steam hauled, which is why I remember it. Northwich still had...
by cheshire lines
Sat May 02, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Does this count as a model railway?
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: Does this count as a model railway?

GeoffAlan2 wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 11:20 am
He may regret his choice of scale when the Class 66 is delivered!
Or a full scale replica of Big Bertha (Lickey Incline banker)!
by cheshire lines
Sat May 02, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Road Haulage -- The Big Toys
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: Road Haulage -- The Big Toys

The ERF factory was only a few miles away from the Fodens factory in Sandbach, which I had a tour of when I was a Business Studies student back in the 1970s. Decades earlier they were well known for having Ladies football team.
by cheshire lines
Fri May 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Scratch modelling buildings in card.
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Scratch modelling buildings in card.

I started my making a few Metcalfe kits, as I found the instructions easy to follow and gives you an idea as to how to use strengthening pieces and tabs etc. to help keep the models square. After that I made a few basic huts etc. using pre-printed brick and roof sheets or downloadable ones from the ...
by cheshire lines
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Montgreenan
Replies: 97
Views: 14024

Re: Montgreenan

Looking good.
by cheshire lines
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 182
Views: 18571

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Hi Bulliedboy, they certainly look the part.

Can I ask which supplier the lights are from?
I too am converting my fiddle yard into a second scenic area ( set of exchange sidings between a double tracked mainline and a chemical plant system) and a few lights would fit the bill.
by cheshire lines
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: CURVED POINTS
Replies: 18
Views: 2108

Re: CURVED POINTS

I've got a crossover made from two Peco settrack curved points on Lostock Junction and haven't noticed any particular problems with derailments. I also have another crossovers made from settrack ST240 or ST241 points and they are more prone to derailments. If I had more space available I would defin...
by cheshire lines
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Lostock Exchange Sidings
Replies: 11
Views: 737

Re: Lostock Exchange Sidings

Thanks Hound Dog.