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by Simon Hargraves
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Wot no Breasts
Replies: 15
Views: 3312

Strangely enough, the 162 year old station building in which I work has a similar thing going on....... The ticket office is at one end of the building and has no fireplace. Above on the first floor is the former station master's house, which has one in the gable end, above the ticket office. The fi...
by Simon Hargraves
Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Lancasters
Replies: 10
Views: 1819

Unfortunately the high winds and consequent (and understandable) non-flying meant they didn't make it to Eastbourne either......a shame as my beloved and I went over in the hope of seeing them; she doesn't get much time off work so I doubt she will see the two together now. When she lived in Daventr...
by Simon Hargraves
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Wishful thinking!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 924

That does seem an awful lot.....but on the other hand, if it's kosher and as rare as the guy makes out perhaps he'll get it.

I suppose an item like this is worth whatever somebody is prepared to pay for it.

Simon.
by Simon Hargraves
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Challengnes
Topic: Carendt.com Challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 5517

Hmmm.....I wondered whether it would be best to use the box "upside down" as it were; to be honest, I can't see how else you could make use of the lighting, assuming the layout has any sort of scenery. I suppose one other way would be to tip the box through 90 degrees and have the contents...
by Simon Hargraves
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bullers Quay
Replies: 197
Views: 34973

Looks like you have a pretty decent fleet of wagons there!
With the Kadees fitted and the variety you've got there will be plenty of scope for shunting........enjoy!
Simon.
by Simon Hargraves
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: About time I said hello....
Replies: 10
Views: 2853

I mentioned that I would have to design and build some wagons to go on the bargain chassis.......well on the same trip to Amberley I was able to view and photograph a variety of preserved industrial wagons; here are a few photos of examples I thought might form a basis for narrower gauge wagonry.......
by Simon Hargraves
Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: About time I said hello....
Replies: 10
Views: 2853

Broadoak wrote:Hi Simon,

I am sure we have met in another place sometime.

Welcome.

Peter M


Hi Peter,
I think it may have been in more than one place!
Thanks for the welcome,
Simon.
by Simon Hargraves
Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: About time I said hello....
Replies: 10
Views: 2853

Thanks for all your replies! Chris, I have also just joined the minimal gauge group on Facebook so hope to get some inspiration from there. Mick, I'm sitting on a train in Bexhill station as I type this! The baseboard is eight inches by four feet......although I could extend it I suppose! Even four ...
by Simon Hargraves
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: About time I said hello....
Replies: 10
Views: 2853

About time I said hello....

Having been registered on here for over 5 1/2 years, I suppose I had better belatedly introduce myself. I may have already done this.......although my post count shows only 3* I'm sure I have posted more times than that; has some stuff gone missing? If it has, it's probably gone the same way as most...
by Simon Hargraves
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Minimum Space Layout contest (?French?) : Anybody recall?
Replies: 3
Views: 1920

There was a challenge set for Expometrique in the late 1990s based on multiples of gauge. There were two formats: shelf and continuous run.....the multiples of gauge being chosen to result in a long, narrow and shorter, wider layout respectively. I built my 0-14 layout "South Bierley Sewage Wor...
by Simon Hargraves
Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Challengnes
Topic: Carendt.com Challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 5517

This was mentioned in an email from Carendt.com the other day. Looks interesting although I wonder what the power source is for the lighting? Something low voltage I'd have thought (USB perhaps?) as it's meant for children. I note that it's acceptable to build your own box......which I might be incl...
by Simon Hargraves
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Military Moving Target Tramways
Replies: 18
Views: 19441

Hi Paul, there was (maybe still is?) a very extensive target railway at Lydd in Kent, about 25 miles from where I live. Of 2' gauge, it went all over the extensive Lydd Ranges, which are on the massive shingle point of Dungeness. As well as for target practice, it was used for maintenance purposes a...

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