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by cheshire lines
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Trouble at t' mill
Replies: 17
Views: 383

Re: Trouble at t' mill

I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand people like Hattons have others have provided models of items which perhaps don't have the breadth of appeal to be economic for the traditional manufacturers (eg. the ICI hopper wagons, which I purchased from them), but perhaps they were always going...
by cheshire lines
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Pictures.....
Replies: 102
Views: 9222

Re: Pictures.....

I have fond memories of 5000 being based at my local locoshed (8E Northwich) for a few days en-route to the Rocket 150 celebrations in May 1980. https://www.flickr.com/photos/156719969@N02/27071155078/in/album-72157692751034011/ Other locos there at the time were A4 Sir Nigel Gresley, Merchant Navy ...
by cheshire lines
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: El Paso Troubles
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: El Paso Troubles

My thoughts are with all affected.
I was working part time at a High School about 25 miles from Manchester when the Arena bombing took place. A few of our pupils were at the concert, but fortunately none were injured.
by cheshire lines
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: MRD Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: MRD Sale

cheshire lines wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:09 pm
Thanks for the heads up, I've just ordered a maroon Mk1 Full Brake.
Tempted by the J50 too. Wrong side of the Pennines for my layout really, but I may succumb!
Coach arrived yesterday.
by cheshire lines
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: MRD Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: MRD Sale

Thanks for the heads up, I've just ordered a maroon Mk1 Full Brake.
Tempted by the J50 too. Wrong side of the Pennines for my layout really, but I may succumb!
by cheshire lines
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Access to the loco shed
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Access to the loco shed

Just a suggestion, why not put the loco shed up in the top corner (to the left of where the spray bottle is)? That way the branch loco would be able to access it easily from the bay platform (which I assume the branch passenger train will use?) and keep it clear from the goods sidings. Also, it look...
by cheshire lines
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 205
Views: 18307

Re: Your latest acquisition

Bought a few more wagons while on holiday last week: https://i.postimg.cc/tsn2jKBX/20190701-115955-1.jpg from a market stall in Monmouth. It will join my existing rake of tank wagons. Also this triple pack of Oxford Rail ICI wagons, from a model shop in Hereford: https://i.postimg.cc/SJfmGP6x/201907...
by cheshire lines
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Back Drops: advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Back Drops: advice please

I used spray adhesive for mine (available from art shops).
You need to do it in a well ventilated area and take care not to get any kinks etc. as you can't really reposition it once you have laid it.
by cheshire lines
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: D-Day Dakota fly-past
Replies: 26
Views: 1221

Re: D-Day Dakota fly-past

There are some machines that just 'look right' and the Dakota is one of them. Amazing that there are still so many flying after all these years. When I was making the backscene for my layout I reduced a photo of a Dakota to a small size and stuck it onto the sky paper. Hardly noticeable at first gla...
by cheshire lines
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: N scale Pennsylvania layout
Replies: 21
Views: 1083

Re: N scale Pennsylvania layout

Looking good.
Is the river part of the backscene, or modelled separately?