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by bulleidboy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Brewtown
Replies: 46
Views: 14443

Re: Brewtown

Just a few feet of pipe from B&Q. :lol:
by bulleidboy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Scott Hill
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Scott Hill

It's looking good - no need to rush it. BB
by bulleidboy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 386
Views: 46288

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

I've often been accused of being too tidy when it comes to modelling - well in fitting lights to buildings means I have to get under the boards, which meant moving a bookcase etc. At this moment I do not have room to move :cry: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50634607942_be95e843ec_k.jpg IMG_078...
by bulleidboy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 386
Views: 46288

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

The lighting in the department store is progressing well - the electricians are working overtime! I have just been lining the Manydown signal box roof with my wife's best Bacofoil - it's a great light blocker. It's amazing that a resin roof/wall etc., that is perhaps 3mm thick has a lovely "glow" wh...
by bulleidboy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Housing market mayhem
Replies: 30
Views: 567

Re: Housing market mayhem

Your right Puddles - I was born in North London (Muswell Hill) and we lived in a rented flat for a number of years before my parents bought their first house in Friern Barnet. I occasionally go onto Google Earth/Streetwise and look where I used to live and check out roads I knew well. As you say the...
by bulleidboy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Housing market mayhem
Replies: 30
Views: 567

Re: Housing market mayhem

By the mid-seventies house prices in the south were starting to rise at an incredible rate. I paid £6250 for a three bedroomed semi in 1971 and sold it in 1976 for double the price - paid £25K for the next house - and I'm still in it! :(
by bulleidboy
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 386
Views: 46288

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Hi Carl - no need to rush it. I quite enjoyed the ballasting. It has taken me six years to get to where I am, and still someway to go - and Wykeham is only a 10' x 7' - so not big. BB
by bulleidboy
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: bachmann cl 150 drawbars 36-062
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: bachmann cl 150 drawbars 36-062

You could try Bachmann 36-066 Class 101 Drawbars - I used these on my Class 205 as they were a little shorter than what came as standard, and gave a closer space between carriages - lots on ebay.
by bulleidboy
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 386
Views: 46288

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Brian - it's that one step that makes it just right - but then again it could be that one step too far! :lol: Barry
by bulleidboy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Housing market mayhem
Replies: 30
Views: 567

Re: Housing market mayhem

Hi Puddles - make sure the new house has a "model railway room" :lol: There are so many deals on new cars - my son has a new John Cooper Works Mini Cooper S - he just pays "x" a month and after five years he can hand it back and start again. If you didn't know you would assume he'd just spent a fort...