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More railways.. (model railway)

Discussion in 'transport' started by Mumbles274, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    but models this time...

    This section seems the best place for this. I've been scratch building a bridge this weekend of a rather mundane stretch of railway, neither bleak nor superb [unless you love southern railway concrete]

    Wondered if anyone was interested in having a look, and if anyone else is a secret model train geek??

    here's my model
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    and the real thing, the Newington Road Bridge at Ramsgate Station, and the one that lots of the shots of Ramsgate are taken from
    [​IMG]

    More here:
    http://www.mumbles274.co.uk/

    Mumbles
    [Coming out of the closet!!!]
     
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  2. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    Impressive. :cool: :)

    When I make my money (i.e. never) I'm going to have a large room devoted to a huge, landscaped model railway layout that ... well, in reality I'm unlikely ever to have the time, the money, the patience or the skill to construct. :oops:
     
  3. Pie 1

    Pie 1 The fuck did I do?

    Another secret fan here :D
    Still got all the suff from childhood in the loft. Very carefully stored as my old man was well into it as well & there's about 18 odd loco's up there in original boxes as well as a load of rolling stock including a BR Class 55, an original Intercity 125,
    a Swiss one of these
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    and a beautiful SNCF one like this
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  4. Pie 1

    Pie 1 The fuck did I do?

    There's a model railway shop just down the road from me (actually there are 3 within walking distance - they take it very seriously here in Switzerland:D), and when we moved here I found my self having a good nose & I was quite gobsmcaked at how expensive the things are having never been into it in adulthood.
     
  5. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baŠĻČned: All

    Lego do railways. I like trains and I love Lego. The gauge is very wide though (about 5cm) so a layout takes up a lot of space. But one day... One day...
     
  6. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    N gauge outing here. One day I will have a layout again.
     
  7. Pie 1

    Pie 1 The fuck did I do?

    I've always fancied a bit of Z gauge someday.
     
  8. jusali

    jusali Happy daze.....

    Looks like you've been having a ball, Mumbles, that garage looks ACE! :cool:
     
  9. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    he he. ta. yes lots of fun. i ws in a dusty cold attic before and am so glad i made the move
     
  10. Pie 1

    Pie 1 The fuck did I do?

    Just had a proper nose through your site Mumbles, you nutter :D

    Love the repainting of the Bachman Class 24 & the muddy Land Rover scene is seriously :cool:
     
  11. ajdown

    ajdown Posting in this thread

    No secret here :)

    I wonder if anyone's caught on to T scale - 1:450. Japanese, of course, but its a fascinating concept especially for those that claim they don't have the space. Here's one carriage from one of the four car sets they do.
    [​IMG]

    Incidently, T scale works out at O gauge in 1:12 dolls house scale so if there is anyone here into dolls house modelling, you can have a working layout in its loft.
     
  12. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    remember kids, fireworks are not cool, funny or a good way to power trains :D


    that T scale it pretty barking in itself. I've seen some good reviews of it, surprisingly it doesn't derail easily. I notice that pic is from carl Arendt website, I got a layout featured on there, which is like fame to me!!
    the winter snow one:
    http://www.carendt.com/scrapbook/page71a/index.html :cool:

    Mumbles
     
  13. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Hi
    I thought I'd dredge this thread up to show something I've been tinkering with the last few days

    [​IMG]

    Macro shots show all little flaws
     
  14. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    Does the interlocking work? :p
     
  15. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    of course :p
     
  16. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    I hope all the red levers are "off" before the distant signal (yellow) - is pulled off.

    And the route has been set , and locked .....

    Well done indeed...:D
     
  17. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Nice :)

    I'm currently trying to work out a trackplan for the layout I'm going to build. Will be OO, set in the late 1950s, Midland region :)


    I'll try and post some pics up of the P4 layout my dad is currently building, it's rather impressive...
     
  18. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    have you got any of those little suicide figures, bridge-jumpers or platform-divers, for that real touch of verisimilitude?
     
  19. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I might have a passing interest.
    Just a very passing interest, you understand. :hmm:
     
  20. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    Remember not to engage in any heavy petting.

    You wouldn't want to disqualify yourself from your most teuchterish squeaky clean poster nominations thread.
     
  21. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Is his name Jim?
     
  22. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    No, and he's not building New St :D
     
  23. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    LOL, you know the one i mean then
     
  24. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Mumbles - not geeky enough mate

    You've got a Brush (class 47) EE Class 40 and what looks like an early BR build Type 2 Bo-Bo on yer Southern Electric layout, NONE of those Locos would ever have been stationed on any of those routes!!!


    Another one out of the closet with a "typical" moan as well!!!!:D:D
     
  25. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    may i refer you to the first page of the website :D

    and in the time honoured tradition of there is a prototype for everything:
    http://davidburrin.fotopic.net/p21717500.html

    granted the class 25 is very out of place, however, i have a rather lovely bachmann 4 CEP for xmas so that will be correct :p
     
  26. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    haha!!!

    Ace!!;)
     
  27. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    If I were to be building a model representing that area in that era, I think I'd be tempted to go for Folkestone Harbour.
     
  28. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    I gotta have ambitions though huh?

    Seriously though, I would like to make the harbour my self one day but for a home roundy roundy layout it's not the best due to the huge length that would be required for the pier

    Also maybe a earlier period would be more intersteing
    check out this aerial shot from 1938

    http://bbhilda.topcities.com/Folkestone/images/HarbourAerial1938VeryLarge_890x623.jpg


    hmm, ww2 era, war department locos, boats, soldiers, tanks, bomb damage :D
     
  29. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Ho Ho Ho

    More model rail updates for the interested, be nice to see anyone else's forays too ;)

    [​IMG]

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    and this is an old layout I built and have now sold but it now comes with a message

    [​IMG]
     
  30. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    Now if I'm to out myself properly on this thread I'd like to build Gipsy Hill in the time of the LBSCR overhead electric trains in N gauge.
     
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