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by IanAlan
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway
Replies: 367
Views: 104042

Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

My internet connection died while I was writing my last post, so I lost some of the editing I had done. I had typed that I had postponed putting in the new straight line while I was enjoying sending the Class 73 and the long wagons around the island platform. I was also going to direct your attentio...
by IanAlan
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway
Replies: 367
Views: 104042

Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

Hi Chops, Once again I must thank you for your kind remarks. It's nice to receive such a compliment. For the record, the base board is approximately 4' 8'' by 6' 1'' (or 140cm X 185cm if you prefer metric), hardly big but not small either. There are actually four main lines (all 'oval') as can be se...
by IanAlan
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway
Replies: 367
Views: 104042

Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

Hi Glencairn, It's nice that you spotted the Liverpool FC names. I'm racking my brains as to how to get a few more in, especially those from the Champions League winning team of 2019 (it seems so long ago). The Railroad car transporter might get a new corporate name, 'Fabinho'. Like yourself Glencai...
by IanAlan
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway
Replies: 367
Views: 104042

Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

For any England Football Club fans who feel a little down in the dumps, like myself, here are some photos to try to ease us back to post-Euro normality. Aerial View of Shankly https://i.postimg.cc/HjPgRbd9/20210624-155822-LI.jpg Another Busy Day at Shankly https://i.postimg.cc/QBsG1bJh/20210630-1155...
by IanAlan
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 598
Views: 130100

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

I'm not old enough to remember the 1960s as such, but a chap once told me that when he was a young man about town in the 60s, coffee bars that sold frothy coffee were popular and they were referred to as 'espresso bars'. Many years later circa 1990, he was in an Italian restaurant and ordered an esp...
by IanAlan
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway
Replies: 367
Views: 104042

Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

Thank you BB and Brian for your kind words. Regarding that last picture, BB, I was in two minds about uploading it. I like it very much, but I wondered if it might be a bit too artistic for many viewers. It does show off some of the metal rails that I had to bend into shape to create the safety fenc...
by IanAlan
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway
Replies: 367
Views: 104042

Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

I'm glad that you like it MG, and many thanks for the feedback. It's nice to have an audience and not feel as if I'm uploading to a vacuum. And here's a few more busy scenes. IFF https://i.postimg.cc/Z0CvymrR/20210623-111820.jpg Old Two-face https://i.postimg.cc/ns3MCSrB/20210623-112057-LI-2.jpg Put...
by IanAlan
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway
Replies: 367
Views: 104042

Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

I thought that I would give you some details about my new locomotive and rolling stock (aka early birthday presents). The Class 73 is a Hornby Railroad Plus model. As I said in a previous post, my only criticism is that it's a bit noisy. The last photo in today's post shows why I'm pleased with it. ...
by IanAlan
Sun Jul 04, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway
Replies: 367
Views: 104042

Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

Hi Chops, thanks once more for your kind words. Regarding getting a lot of stuff onto a small British layout, I can't comment on other British modellers, but for me it's partly that I'm not inhibited my the real world. If I want it on, I squeeze it in. As I've never worked on the railways, I'm a lit...
by IanAlan
Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway
Replies: 367
Views: 104042

Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

As well as changing the scenic features to make the layout more rural, you may have noticed in the last two posts that I've acquired a new Class 73 locomotive and four wagons. They are birthday presents and shouldn't be on the layout as my birthday isn't until next month. I was just checking that th...