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by ijopson
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Avalon Line website query
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Avalon Line website query

Thank you. I was looking for up to date information on suggested 09 items, in particular the Bure Valley locos I read about recently (unless I got it completely wrong).
by ijopson
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Avalon Line website query
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Avalon Line website query

I've tried looking for Howard Martin's Avalon Line website using the reference given ( http://www.theavalonline.com ) but get directed to some sort of food oriented site. My query is - have I got the wrong address or is the site not up and running? I will just have to go the old fashioned route and ...
by ijopson
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 59
Views: 4187

Re: Longstone 2

Thank you for sharing this. Look forward to developments.
by ijopson
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Thrubwell Hall
Replies: 31
Views: 9156

Re: Thrubwell Hall

When I get round to ordering nameplates for mine they will be Yan, Tan, Tethera, Lethera, number 5 (In deference to peoples sensibilities) etc, with numbers as required.
by ijopson
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Sleeper Depot Film
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Sleeper Depot Film

One of my old school mates has used facebook to put up a short British Pathe film of the old GNR/LNER sleeper depot at Hall Hills in Boston, Lincolnshire. It is very interesting to see the mixed standard and narrow gauge trackwork (some of it very complex), as well as the processes of production and...
by ijopson
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Wait a minute, when did I become ...
Replies: 15
Views: 1494

Re: Wait a minute, when did I become ...

Exactly. My wife tells me it's our 40th wedding anniversary this year, so why do I still feel (and, so she says, act) like a nineteen year old. Was it Einstein who said that time is relative?
by ijopson
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Guidance on specialist Narrow Gauge exhibition
Replies: 18
Views: 1758

Re: Guidance on specialist Narrow Gauge exhibition

Our little local group started small, by hiring the local church hall for the day, admittedly in the centre of a small market town, giving plenty of notice via club magazines and local papers, arranging for some of the members to bring their layouts (some already known on the exhibition circuit, som...
by ijopson
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Dragon Transport 1 : 13
Replies: 16
Views: 2797

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

In the book 'Nogmania' (re. Noggin the Nog), dragons are used to fire locomotives.
by ijopson
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Lair of the Supervillain, minions a plenty!
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

Re: The Lair of the Supervillain, minions a plenty!

Think of the marvellous Heath Robinson style machine you could develop.
by ijopson
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Doll House Show/Emett
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Doll House Show/Emett

For those who want to see the original item, it's on a blog at myrtlemanorminiature.blogspot.co.uk under the entry dated march 23rd 2014. An exhibition by Wanganui Miniature Club. A google shows a Nick Kaveney as a member of a local model engineering club, so perhaps an NZ member here might be able ...
by ijopson
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Doll House Show/Emett
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Doll House Show/Emett

Apologies to those who tried to see the picture earlier, but I misspelled the label originally.
by ijopson
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Doll House Show/Emett
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Doll House Show/Emett

I came across this picture in a doll house enthusiasts blog (I do have other interests) from a model show in New Zealand. I thought you may like to see it. Unfortunately I have no more information, and the writer didn't seem to know what it was
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by ijopson
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Grumstick and Dipplewick
Replies: 0
Views: 598

Grumstick and Dipplewick

Missed the Spalding exhibition last Saturday, when I was hoping to see the Grumstick and Dipplewick. Does anyone have an idea when this layout might be on view again? preferably in easy reach of East Anglia.
by ijopson
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: (F) Hubbards Hills -- APA
Replies: 19
Views: 9609

Thanks for the link Gerry, it looks very similar to the one on the Smallbrook list. I'm really looking for something like this -

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by ijopson
Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: (F) Hubbards Hills -- APA
Replies: 19
Views: 9609

OK. I've dug the box out from the pile of (useful one day) tat that covered it, and started thinking it back to life. Before I get stuck in, though, I need a (scale) six foot wrought iron garden gate. I may have to fabricate one, but does anyone know of a source for that type of thing?.
by ijopson
Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: (F) Hubbards Hills -- APA
Replies: 19
Views: 9609

Unfortunately the box has sat on a shelf in the shed, slowly accumulating detritus, for a while more. A 'proper' layout and a couple of model boats have had priority. I may get round to more work on it during the winter months when I can bring bits indoors to work on.
by ijopson
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ironing Board Layout
Replies: 26
Views: 5617

alternative to an ironing board is an old knitting machine table. I have one sitting in the shed that is 48inches x 15inches, though they seem to be more 12inch width ones around than that. I just can't decide what to do with it at the moment. Quite a few on e-bay.
by ijopson
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: (F) Hubbards Hills -- APA
Replies: 19
Views: 9609

I like that station shelter. Where did you come across the drawings. I have an extensive collection of volumes of "Woodworker" magazine, from the early 1930s to 50s, and some of them contain designs for garden sheds and shelters such as this. I missed out the underseat storage cupboards f...
by ijopson
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Latest on import duty and charges
Replies: 14
Views: 2700

When I used the local DHL depot to send some magazines out I opted for the size of box to fit the goods, but was told that, as they weighed xlbs they had to go in box size4, even though I then had to find a load of stuffing to fill half a box. Probably logical to some buearocrat. (and I know that's ...
by ijopson
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 442
Views: 213364

There are these, at www.bigchiefstudios.co.uk . Click on New Products. 1:6, but possibly a little expensive at £170 EACH!!.
by ijopson
Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 442
Views: 213364

Lots of 54mm kits on the market, one even has Holmes and Watson in a railway carriage (from Silver Blaze story), unfortunately I'm away from my references at the moment, and can't remember who does it. Sarum Soldiers do a couple of sets, including the Hound of the Baskervilles, while Tradition of Lo...
by ijopson
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: BSER (Snowflake Challenge)
Replies: 85
Views: 23211

a very nice finished article with splendid snow and ice effects. the spotters look suitably chilled.
by ijopson
Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) Dilligaf Quay. 7mm Narrow Gauge at the Welsh seaside
Replies: 11
Views: 7901

Do, please, let us see pictures, the whole idea is delightful and one I played with many times but got no further than a few drawings. The swing bridge idea was due to be on a corner. I also fancied the 'for all you know we could be Clapham junction' cartoon, as then the layout would need no name.
by ijopson
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Emettland on Movietone
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

Emettland on Movietone

I don't remember this being mentioned before, so here goes - I've just found a Movietone film of Emett's own model from the 1950s, it comes under the Movietone website, story number 72454, and is about 50 seconds long. I couldn't get a large picture on my screen so much of the detail passed me by. N...
by ijopson
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) Dilligaf Quay. 7mm Narrow Gauge at the Welsh seaside
Replies: 11
Views: 7901

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