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by Maz066
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Don't try this at home
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Don't try this at home

Casually doing some scenic repairs on the layout with my Peco grass applicator. To refill the unit, I held it between my legs, unscrewed the screen and begin to refill. Did not switch the unit off !!!!!! Don't know what happened but I copped a savage shock between my legs. Fair jumped off my stool. ...
by Maz066
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: Broad guage
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Broad guage

You're right that is an incredible layout. The quality of those locomotives and track and signal design is amazing. I love the steam powered traverser
link Mike Sharman
by Maz066
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: UK Visitor
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: UK Visitor

My daughter and her family live in Surrey. We try to get here each year. But Aus is a long way to anywhere. We spent time in the beautiful Cotswolds, Bath, Londons V&A museum. Favourite places, Debyshire dales, west country, lakes district. In fact I love most of the UK. Once you get used to the fac...
by Maz066
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: UK Visitor
Replies: 4
Views: 201

UK Visitor

My time as a visitor in the UK is coming to an end. Great visiting some of your model shops. So much better than on line which I am forced to do in Aus. Quite often you do not know what is out there unless you browse through the shelves and find all the little things you did not know existed. Model ...
by Maz066
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Statins
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: Statins

. Getting fitted for a hearing aid next week - ain't it grand getting old El-Oh-El :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Ah yes that is the final straw when you become a deaf old fart. I just had a Cochlea implant (12 months ago). Amazing how much they work, but great relief at night going to bed to pull off all the...
by Maz066
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: Broad guage
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Broad guage

This has probably been discussed before but I would like to set up a broad gauge GWR shunting layout. I fear though the RTR market would be too small for the investment needed to produce such a thing. Has anyone produced such a layout?
by Maz066
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: Dorking Exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 683

Dorking Exhibition

Well I am over visiting Blighty from Aus, just checking on the cricket and world cup. Looked up RM and saw there was an exhibition in Dorking reasonably close to where we are in Cobham. Once I got used to all your 2 lanes roads reduced to one because of rather erratic parking practices of British dr...
by Maz066
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ian Allan Modern Railways
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: Ian Allan Modern Railways

No Interest?
by Maz066
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ian Allan Modern Railways
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Ian Allan Modern Railways

Cleaning out the garage and came across 14 copies of Ian Allan's Modern Railway dated from Jan 1963 to June 1964 with some gaps, when Beeching was chair of the Board. Brilliant articles such as why BR experimented with Diesel Hydraulics in the WR, the controversy over the supposed 124 mph run by a K...
by Maz066
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: What every retailer should have
Replies: 2
Views: 391

What every retailer should have

Sighted in a toy/hobby shop in Goulburn NSW Australia, a sign on the counter
"$4.50 - A printed receipt with the price your wife thinks you paid"
Worth it!