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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2009 03:14 pm
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I ventured to the show on Saturday 21 March and saw many beautifully crafted layouts, but one in particular layout, well it took my breath away.

The layout in question measured 30ft x 15ft and went by the name of "Gresley Beat" the layout I was told took 12 years to build and the final  result is astonishing!

At one stage of the show I saw a loco hauling 77 wagons and after 45 minutes of enthrawlment I never saw 1 de-railment! 

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It is well woth "googleing" it to see this magnificent set up.

 



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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2009 03:41 pm
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I have seen that layout featured in a few magazines it is very impressive.

To be fair is anybody wanted to make a smaller version im sure with a bit of time and modelling skill one could do something similar to fit in sizes available.

Its the same as most things Cost/space available/time you have for modelling available.

But with that gresley beat the level of modelling is very high far beyond my present capabilities.

cheers Brian

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As the man I was talking to said "you can do anything if you take your time",I wonder if my wife will understand that I will be buisy for the next 12 years!

By the way have you got an Afrian Grey?

I have, and fortunately "Martha" is a female so she has adopted me as her soul mate:chicken 



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Yes i have an African grey that is where my username comes from

as he is called Henry he is 12 year old now obviously as he is male he prefers the wife to me but he is a friendly chap he actually mimics my voice when he is talking

and has a good selection of words and sayings plus picks up on other noises that he mimics.

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Martha is 20 months old now and is gaining quite a vocabulary but at the moment is surpassed by Murphy who holidays with us when his owner goes abroard.
Murphy lives next to the M1 motorway and imitates police cars, fire engines and sounds more like the telephone than the telephone!



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Henry does telephones plus he will do an entire telephone conversation.

He will start with the ring ring ring tone. Then he answers it and will say varoius things.

One common one is "Hi Jack how ya doing are you keeping well i will pop round soon and I will get that sorted bye then"

Now Jack has been dead for at least 5 years but he still sometimes uses his name.

Plus he does other conversations aswell answering the phone often finishing in Okey dokey

Funny things he says  are Hey Bignose now that can be really funny when he is out in the front garden and people walk past and he shouts Hey Bignose they look round and wonder who has said that they all end up laughing when they realise its Henry.

He does lots of things like luvverly Jubbly  no worries  and does nusery rymme stuff like humpty dumpty

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When we first had Martha she sat on my shoulder and unbeknown to me had a mishap on my shirt back.
I later anounced that I was off to the "Fox and Crown" for a pint. On arrival I was informed of my "little present" by several patrons of the said establishment.
When I got home I told my wife of my embaresment, at which point she told me she had seen the said accident occur but didn't want to worry me before I went out!
Who needs friends?
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