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Forum: General Modelling Today, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Chops
Among other achievements, "Captain Dick," as he...

Among other achievements, "Captain Dick," as he was known, once allegedly dangled an unfortunate constable by his feet, over a well, until he agreed to rescind the warrant he had been suffered to...
Forum: Members layouts Today, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By Chops
Are You Stuck in the Horse & Buggy Age?

The year is 1927. Time to step up to the new Millenium!

https://youtu.be/hHv8_gSpbyA
Forum: Members layouts Today, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By Chops
Yes, the treads are a tad wider than the newer...

Yes, the treads are a tad wider than the newer ones, and the coaches are slightly shorter, which is perfect. They derailed not once. The Blood and Custard coach is a perfect match for the three...
Forum: General Modelling Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 173
Posted By Chops
Bears a little resemblance for George...

Bears a little resemblance for George Stephenson's miner's lamp, which put him on the map as a man of supreme bravery, and talent. Does anyone have a picture of one to post?

Stephenson, having an...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Chops
A closer view of the textured spray paint can be...

A closer view of the textured spray paint can be seen in "Member's Layouts" under "Henley".
Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By Chops
Nessie Rail Tours

With a stunning rake of older Hornby coaches from Mountain Goat, a brilliant Hornby 4-4-0 from Bunker Barge, and some perfect bits from Catford Ken did I immensely enjoy shooting this video.
...
Forum: OO Scale Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By Chops
Is it my eyes, or...

are the flanges on these vintage Hornby pieces a bit wider than the modern
plastic ones? If they are, as I think, they track superbly. I ran a six coach
string of these fine old beauties through...
Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 04:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,493
Posted By Chops
If I may say...

Sproston might appear to be a world class bit of modeling. Short of that, it rolls my socks down. It raises the bar to the point I badly want to copy bits of it.
Forum: General Modelling Yesterday, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 173
Posted By Chops
I am loving this!

Bravo! I am not the only Mad Hatter who loves this Scotch Legend! I do hope you will pay a visit to "Member's Layouts", "Henley," in a continuation of the Nessie Theme. I must say, your rendition of...
Forum: For Sale Yesterday, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Posted By Chops
Hornby Coaches Rec'd Today

Mod edit. Picture removed as it shows the personal details of two of our members.
See forum rule 9

from Wales, here in the little West Town of El Paso, Texas. THANK YOU Mountain Goat, who...
Forum: General Chat 16-09-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By Chops
Clever apes. Must be behind the Flat Earth...

Clever apes. Must be behind the Flat Earth Society, as well. But I do find the Theory of Relativity quite breath taking: time, as we think of it neither exists or not. Speed cannot exceed that of...
Forum: General Chat 16-09-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By Chops
Chariots of the Dogs

I was about twelve when that book, and the movie shortly thereafter, came out. Quite exciting, that and the Loch Ness Monster.

The problem with aliens and UFO's is purely mathematical. It takes...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 16-09-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 226
Posted By Chops
As I am not familiar with this early Hornby, it...

As I am not familiar with this early Hornby, it would be terribly nice to see some photos of it and how you set it up for the grand kids. As mentioned afore, perhaps a little cleaning and lubrication...
Forum: General Chat 16-09-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By Chops
And the plot grows thicker: most recent discovery...

And the plot grows thicker: most recent discovery is a real bombshell- a drawn cross hatch upon a 2 cm flake of rock, found in a depth, and among carbon deposits, dated to 70,000 years ago, making it...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 14-09-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 226
Posted By Chops
That sounds most interesting, though I'm a bit...

That sounds most interesting, though I'm a bit sorry the old stuff didn't work so well.
Sounds like a fascinating endeavor; I hope to see more.
Forum: General Chat 14-09-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By Chops
You gave me a good laugh, there, BB. I shared the...

You gave me a good laugh, there, BB. I shared the joke with my sister...oops... Good show, MG! Currently I am reading "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humanity." The title sounds as though it might be a...
Forum: For Sale 14-09-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Chops
Wow, what a beauty. I'm holding out for a "Baby...

Wow, what a beauty. I'm holding out for a "Baby Deltic," myself.

What are your plans for an O layout? Will it be AC or DC? Era?

BTW, sent you a PM for your O scale fund...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 14-09-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By Chops
What is a "creep motor?" Sorry to be dense, but...

What is a "creep motor?" Sorry to be dense, but you sound like you know you know your
away around a circuit board, whilst I am more suited to simple projects.

I have received some really good...
Forum: General Chat 14-09-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By Chops
My DNA ancestry came in!

It's official, 67% of my DNA hails from the UK, much of it in and around the Outer Hebrides, and to my surprise, Ireland. Much of the other DNA came from Northern Europe, wherever the heck that is! I...
Forum: Scenery 13-09-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Chops
Most educational, thanks! While all...

Most educational, thanks!

While all responses have been most helpful, BB pointed out the "Ocam's Razor" of the solution, simply extending the platform under and out. So simple, I couldn't see it...
Forum: Scenery 12-09-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Chops
Advice, please.

I was able to hash together some platforms so the passengers will no longer
be required to levitate vertically to enter the coaches. Stairs, yes, will be
needed.

My questions are these:

I...
Forum: Members layouts 12-09-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By Chops
Passengers will please refrain from jumping into the air.

Using left over paper stock from Modelrailwayscenery.com, I was able to cobble some station platforms so the passengers will no longer have to leap vertically
to embark on the coaches. I suppose I...
Forum: Members layouts 11-09-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By Chops
A Steam Preservation Festival

One of the (many, many) things the UK has done supremely well, is Steam Preservation. We have a bit of it in the U.S., and some of it quite good, but it is a Homeric journey to get to any of it, for...
Forum: OO Scale 11-09-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 435
Posted By Chops
Well that is amazing, of course I will gladly pay...

Well that is amazing, of course I will gladly pay you fairly for it. I just sent you the 4 quid, you asked for, and was about to make a bid on a Class 22 Heljan chassis, by itself, on eBay, which I'd...
Forum: For Sale 11-09-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Chops
I remember when those came out. As I recall,...

I remember when those came out. As I recall, Hornby was rather ahead of the game.
For a while, I had a Hornby live steamer. I imagine the throttle was of a Zero One
type.

Trouble began as I...
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