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Postby DCRfan » Tue May 20, 2014 9:13 am

Earlier discussion of wish for 1:35th Bedford 'O's well I've just found some for sale on Ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bedford-OSB-1-35-MK-Models-resin-F3013-/160637423350?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item2566bc8ef6#ht_22wt_662

I've never seen or heard of this company before. Anyone seen one?
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Postby Broadoak » Tue May 20, 2014 12:41 pm

Thanks for the information Paul.
I think the price is a bit off putting as I would only use the cab and bonnet.

I am being side-tracked at the moment, working on a small GWR shunting layout in OO scale. I like to ring the changes with my modelling interests.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue May 20, 2014 4:29 pm

They do quite a range. Prices are typical of military modelling, possibly a bit cheaper than some.
I had been tempted but just know someone will bring out a plastic kit as soon as I buy one.
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Postby DCRfan » Thu May 22, 2014 5:06 am

Broadoak wrote:Thanks for the information Paul.
I am being side-tracked at the moment, working on a small GWR shunting layout in OO scale. I like to ring the changes with my modelling interests.

Regards Peter M


:lol: :lol: Like me. I'm currently immerced in building a US O scale standard gauge shunting layout. One 89 foot auto rack car is nearly as long as previous Gn15 modules :P
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Postby Broadoak » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:59 am

Two Sister's Farm will be appearing at

Hemel Hempstead Model Railway Exhibition on Saturday 25th October

From 10:30am until 4:30pm

Leverstock Green Village Hall, Leverstock Green Road,

Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8QG,

Admission: Adults £4.00, accompanied children are free.
There is free parking around the Village Hall and refreshments are available.

Layouts

Butlers Gate Crossing
  Metropolitan/GW joint in mid 1930's Buckinghamshire     OO scale   
Cucknoe
   Summer in 1960's Northamptonshire      N scale
Drive A Train
  Children's have a go opportunity      OO scale
Kaprun
  Contemporary Austrian narrow gauge     HOe scale
Pentrefan
 GWR in 1920's mid-Wales      EM scale  
Rixworth Green
  Southern Railway in 1920's Surrey/Sussex     P4 scale
Ruhestand Weg
  Austrian Railways ca 1990/2000      HO/HOe scale    
Tower Pier 
 Working signal box operation in 1955 London     EM scale             
Two Sisters Farm
 Agricultural estate railway in 1950's Lincolnshire     1/32 scale

Always pleased to let anyone interested have a drive.
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Postby Broadoak » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:50 am

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I did the Hemel Hempsted show on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it, the weather was good with a steady flow of visitors all day. There was a selection of different layouts in various scale so there was something for everyone to enjoy.
I didn't take my camera but I took a few pictures of the layout on the Friday before the show while checking it all worked, before loading it in the car.

I noticed that like most exhibitions these days nearly all the exhibitors were men of more mature years.
Although I though the best layout at the show was built by two young men in their early twenties.
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Postby Nevadablue » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:03 pm

Thanks for the pics! I always enjoy your layout, there is always something going on, someone working on something different. :D
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Postby Broadoak » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:07 pm

Thanks Ken for your kind words, they are much appreciated. :D

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:46 am

Most of the photographs I posted on this thread originally no longer work, and as we have a new site I thought I would try to fill in the gaps.
Therefore I am trying to replace as many pictures as I can. Unfortunately a computer crash a couple of years ago meant I lost some of the original photographs, taken in the main by other people. I shall try though where ever possible to find a suitable image.

If the pictures don't make sense put it down to a senior moment on my part. :roll:

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Postby tebee » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:31 pm

The missing pictures are on imageshack - I think they have changed so that you can no longer use photos hosted there on other websites without paying, but if you log on to your account there, I think you can still view and download the photos yourself - so you may not have lost them!

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Postby Broadoak » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:28 pm

Thanks Tom,
I had lots of trouble with image shack so I want nothing to do with them, the problem being loging on.

The site I now use is much better and easier to use.

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Postby Nevadablue » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:01 pm

Peter, thanks for taking the time to restore the thread. I know that isn't fun. Thanks again for posting it. Every photo is a gold mine of hints and tips for someone like me. Makes me smile. :D And, you brought tractors to my modeling.
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Postby Broadoak » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:09 pm

Many thanks Ken I appreciate your kind words.

As for tractors, well in my mind no layout is complete without one or two. :)

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Chris18 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:06 pm

Wonderful layout ! I really like this very cute steam loco:

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Postby Broadoak » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:36 pm

Thanks Chris, the locomotive is a modified On30 Bachmann Porter. Which I have tried to make look a bit more British.
I took a few more pictures this morning of it at work in the yard.

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Postby Chris18 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:48 pm

Thanks for the photos.
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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:44 pm

The quad has always been popular with the public at exhibitions and it's a bit of a favourite of mine too. So one morning last week I set the layout up and had an operating session.
Now I have a decent camera taking pictures has become an enjoyable part of the session.

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A few pictures of the quad shuffling wagons around the yard late one afternoon.

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Postby Nevadablue » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:52 am

:mrgreen: That's me... green with envy. :D
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Postby Broadoak » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:05 pm

Aww shucks Ken, :oops: many thanks.

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:52 am

A further selection of photos taken while checking the layout over prior to an exhibition. They were taken in our conservatory which is ideal as it gives a bright all round light. With a small layout like this now that I have a decent camera taking pictures adds another dimension to modelling.

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Whilst checking the layout over I was ably assisted by one of the two sisters the layout is named after. This is Amy who quickly got bored and went to sleep on the black bin liner that covers the fiddle yard and under the layout cover itself.

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby MickT » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:45 am

Excellent new set of photos as always Peter. Looking forward to meeting up with Two Sisters again sometime in 2015!

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Postby Broadoak » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:52 pm

Thanks Mick, I may be doing the Northampton show, I have volunteered it depends how desperate they are.

I must admit a decent camera adds a new dimension to modelling, as you well know!

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:36 pm

An assortment of pictures of the Fordson railtruck working in the yard on different occasions. With its three forward speeds and one reverse gear it would be of limited use really. In our model world though we don't have to worry about practicalities like that. The driver is an ex Germam tank crew member who is relaxing and caught playing cards. I have modified the pose slightly.

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Postby Broadoak » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:31 am

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A view looking down the yard towards the engine shed, the GMC railtruck is just setting off for a day's work in the fields.

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The Opel receiving some attention while the GMC truck starts up in readiness for a days work.

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The Lister towing a small Sidelines four wheeled wagon. This model is not dissimilar to some of the wagons used on the Nocton estate railway.

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A contrast in fronts, three different shunters used to do the main line work. I say main line it was a track that went all round the fields and temporary track was laid into the fields at harvesting time.
On the Nocton Estate for instance on its 7800 acres there was almost 23 miles of single track. There was also track used for a large number of sidings and temporary track that brought the total to around 35 miles.
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