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PVilly
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Thank you for letting me join the forum. Model railways has been a life time hobby since I was given a Hornby Dublo 3-rail train set for Christmas when I was 10 years old back in 1963. I've only been able to start building a 'proper' layout in the last 10 years, albeit slowly and in fits and starts, but a recent prostate cancer operation has made me realise I need to get a move on!
I'm building an L-shaped fiddle yard to branch line terminus layout, loosely based on a fictitious town in the Evesham/Tewkesbury area in the late 40s/early 50s - LMS with a separate GWR branch. While recovering from my operation, I've been catching up on building some of the kits I've been stockpiling over years - very therapeutic, I should add!  ;-)  I stumbled across YMRC when googling for information about the Superquick Elizabethan cottage and found the article by Gordon Curtis in February 2018 really helpful - I can't believe my good fortune in finding it as I bought the pre 80s version many years ago and have only just got round to building it....and during the intervening years the assembly instructions and glazing strip had disappeared, which is why Gordon’s article was so helpful!

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Hello Phil and welcome to YMRC, where you can usually find answers and information, but always receive a cheery welcome from like minded modellers.

You're in my old stamping ground of Southampton and I remember seeing a fabulous Totton layout at the SMRC Eastleigh exhibition in January.

I sincerely hope your recovery continues and that you get plenty of railyway therapy to help you along the way.

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Bill

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Hello Phil and  :Welcome     Gordon has done a few of his builds on here using the superquick kits, you can find links to the others  HERE    settle in and have a good look round, and shout out if there is anything your not sure of, Some great guys on here who will jump in with help

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Hi Phil

GWR and LMS......excellent......a splendid combination :lol:

I hope you recovery progresses well.......a warm welcome from Canada.

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Welcome to the group Phil a friendly crowd here always willing to help and im sure you can also help when needed.

Superb 3rd piccy with a top class Coal wagon in the foreground.  :roll:


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Thanks John - wow, guess where we were in September! Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Vancouver - you'd need a very big layout to include one of those freight trains we passed......unbelievable!
Glad you like the LMS/GWR blend - I've got the Bob Essery book about the Barnt Green to Ashchurch via Redditch branch which is where I got the inspiration. Thanks

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Thanks Bill, yes I must confess I was assembling the Superquick Elizabethan cottage on a lap tray while watching Line of Duty on Sunday night!!!!! Greetings from Totton, I'm originally from Croydon but have lived in Southampton since 1989......and wouldn't go back!  :) Thanks for your kind words, the recovery is going well so far!

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Thanks Matt, yes I've done a separate post to Gordon as I'm very grateful for his original article - you couldn't make it up! I'm now working on the low-relief terraced cottages, I'll have a browse to see if he's done those!

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Hello Phil from a West London based Bob Essery fan.  I met him at a show a few years ago and he's one of the nicest guys you can hope to speak to - very humble.  I model BR(NE) Region but his books on Operation are a real must - written from a railwayman's point of view.

I often spend time on the IOW so on a good day can probably see Soton.

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Thanks Brian - my wife's maiden name is Webb so I had to buy that one didn't I......and Cheltenham is the right area!?!?!? I should add that her parents were from Truro and Perranporth was a popular childhood holiday destination!  ;-)

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Hi Phil,

A warm welcome to the club.

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:hi Phil.

Welcome from sunny Essex.


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PVilly wrote: Thanks Brian - my wife's maiden name is Webb so I had to buy that one didn't I......and Cheltenham is the right area!?!?!? I should add that her parents were from Truro and Perranporth was a popular childhood holiday destination!  ;-)I have a few of them myself Phill I wonder why :hmm

I came here as a child and thats why i moved here donkeys years ago.

Truro has probably changed a bit since your wife was there. Like most places lots of building.


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Hello Phil,

Welcome to the club.

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Welcome Phil, good to have you join us.  It's a very friendly place, full of members with patience and generosity - any help you need you will probably find it here, and any help you can give will be much appreciated.

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Thank you very much Phil, pleased to help – and a warm welcome to the club!

Your layout is looking good. I've not actually got round to building one yet, but I have put together a few buildings!

I hope your health continues to improve.

Very best wishes

Gordon

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Welcome to the club. And that's a fine layout you have there.

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:hiA hearty welcome to the club Phil from me down on the edge of the Solent.

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Phil,

Welcome to our online club from Chandlers Ford. We may have passed each other by at local exhibitions. In welcoming you here may I also invite you to pop along to Kemps Quay and pay us a visit at the Southampton Model Railway Society? You will be made very welcome.

https://southamptonmodelrailwaysociety.wordpress.com/

Good luck with all your modeling ventures.

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Welcome to the club from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

You will find it is a friendly group with lots of good advice.

Cheers
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Welcome to the club from sunny (ish) Spain Phil. A very friendly bunch of modellers on here and they have a lot of knowledge to share. Keep us updated on your layout.

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Hello Phil, belated welcome.  I know Croydon well.  Leaving it may well have been the best thing you have ever done!


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Hello from Luebeck, Germany,
Well my name is Ingo and I am from Continental Europe, specially the old Hansetown of Luebeck at the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany.
Yes, there are a few towns and villages north of the Elbe River between both Oceans and south of Denmark.
I am modelling the 3,5 mm Scale in H0/00 Standard Gauge and in Narrow Gauge of H0e/H0n30.
I have got some different model railway projects:

1.) H0 Standard Gauge - fictional US American RR based in Georgia and Tennessee in the year of 1928 during the Prohibition Era.

2.) H0 Standard Gauge - modular project without lot of rules, all Epoches and Eras are welcomed from the early beginning until up to now.

3.) H0e Narrow Gauge of 9 mm -
fictional colonial Railway at the former german Colony of New Guinea at the Bismarck Archipel, the prototype Railway had been planned but was never built.

4.) H0e Narrow Gauge of 9 mm - at the former German South-West Colony, the today northern Namibia.
My favourite Railway Lines are the State Railway DSWAE and the private OMEGtion of Lübeck  in the year of 1908.

5.) The northern German LBE (Luebeck <--> Buechen Railway) in the year of 1907/1908 before the new Union Station of Luebeck had been opened in August 1908.

I do interesting myself for Railway Administration rules, laws and standards in signalling of the first two Epoches I and II until 1937.

In the early 1990's I worked for the former DR --> Deutsche Reichsbahn established 1937 until End of January 1993. I worked there on a Railway Backshop at Halle/Saale as Transfer Table Driver.

For my model railway I am usingDthe cabel wired old Roco/Fleischmann DCC System. My Interlocking I prefer to do manually with Signal Levers aand Cords.

Regards,
Yours Ingo

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Hallo Ingo and a warm welcome from across the border in the Western Loire.

You seemk to keep yourself busy with many projects and we look forward to hearing and seeing more of your railways.

Schöne Grüße,


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:hi Ingo, welcome to the club.

Interesting projects your working on in HO and HOe, looking forward to hearing more.



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Hi Phil, Hope your health improves, and you enjoy life.  Layout looks good. It’s very absorbing and time just flies doesn’t it.  Welcome to a good club.Eric.


                 

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