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by torikoos
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout

A little bit more progress. I've now got some power to the new trackage and just playing around with spacing and depot placement, none of this is set in stone as yet. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/741/32373190035_2b514507b2_c.jpg New Yard by Koos , on Flickr As you can see there is still a lot to ti...
by torikoos
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge SIG
Topic: Narrow Gauge and Shoreline Gazette
Replies: 0
Views: 480

Narrow Gauge and Shoreline Gazette

Bob Brown, editor of the Gazette for over 40 years, said "Irene and I are now in our mid-80s and are concerned about the magazine's future. We are both healthy, and still want to produce the Gazette. We also owe magazines to a lot of subscribers, and we want to see the Gazette continue, so WRP was t...
by torikoos
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming
Topic: Winchester Annual American and Continental O Gauge
Replies: 0
Views: 439

Winchester Annual American and Continental O Gauge

Winchester Annual American and Continental O Gauge Exhibition Saturday 14th October 2017 10am to 4pm This exhibition will be held again in 2017 on Saturday October 14th at the usual venue, Kings School, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5PN. Doors open 10.00am. Close at 4.00pm. There are currently 10 lay...
by torikoos
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming
Topic: NMRA Wintermeet 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: NMRA Wintermeet 2017 UPDATE

From Robin Swan: We look forward to seeing you all Saturday. Opening times for attendees is 10AM Traders and exhibitors can get in from 8AM The hall booking has been checked and paid for. There is an update to the timetables of the bus linking Benson with Oxford and Reading. These are the times from...
by torikoos
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Share your videos
Replies: 7
Views: 2064

Re: Share your videos

Thanks Mike,

another few useful ones indeed, highlighting operations aspects of the hobby. Good for the frontpage video too.

Koos
by torikoos
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Southern Pacific GP9R
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Southern Pacific GP9R

Here's SP 3784 on the layout, after I added the final details (wind deflectors, armrests, and replacement of the antenna by a hair instead of the original brass wire) and applied some weathering. More weathering to follow still.. https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/680/32020300442_8528e9ec53_c.jpg Switchi...
by torikoos
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Southern Pacific GP9R
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Southern Pacific GP9R

Thanks Dean, no limits on the entries Dean, so post away if you have more :-) The painting was done largely with airbrush. Primer was applied straight out of the rattle can, as was the clear coat, prior to decals to give a smooth surface to apply them too. The handrails were done by brush painting. ...
by torikoos
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Southern Pacific GP9R
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Southern Pacific GP9R

I recently completed a small kitbashing / detailing project over the Christmas period. This project distracted me from the Winter Challenge, of working on my layout, but hope now that I finished this one, to continue on that shortly. More track needs to be ordered before I can do so however, anyhow,...
by torikoos
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Share your videos
Replies: 7
Views: 2064

Re: Share your videos

Thanks Neil.

I'll certainly make use of these. Those TVNAM video's are good to show one of the hobby's aspect, getting together with others and enjoy model railroading/ operating etc etc.

Koos
by torikoos
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout

Here is the humble start of the project. Working from right to left, I've installed the first two turnouts. I have left the original foam boards in place. I am using small pieces of 5mm plyboard inserted under the turnouts to which (Tortoise) motors are fitted, which have been recessed in cutouts in...
by torikoos
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming
Topic: NMRA Wintermeet 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 615

NMRA Wintermeet 2017

NMRA British Region Winter Meet Benson Village Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson, Oxfordshire, OX10 6LZ.- Saturday 14th Jan. 2017. Dealers and those setting up layouts will have access from 08:00 and the meet will run from 10:00 until 16:00. we intend to have Bacon Butties will be available from 9:00am...
by torikoos
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming
Topic: NMRA Spring Meet April 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 469

NMRA Spring Meet April 2017

COME TO CREWE FOR A GREAT DAY OUT Make a diary note for ALL FOOLS DAY! Calder Northern Group will host the NMRA Spring Meet on April 1st 2017 at Crewe Heritage Centre, off Vernon Way, Crewe CW1 2DB The meet will be open to NMRA members and also to the general public as the Heritage Centre is open fo...
by torikoos
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Association Volunteer
Topic: Requirements
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: Requirements

Hi Peter,

good points and questions that the AP chair can raise with national. The rules were partly written in a pre-internet time. A lot of work is now done based on forums/ websites and other 'electronic' media in support of the NMRA and the hobby in general.

Keith Web is your man.

Koos
by torikoos
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout

I have several projects going on, but by doing that the layout that I'm hoping to construct is being neglected. Last year, I tore up part of the layout because I wasn't happy with it's operational qualities and it had some reliability issues too. Then on top of that, circumstances surrounding my job...
by torikoos
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Model Railroad Author
Topic: Requirements
Replies: 0
Views: 642

Requirements

Author Although the category title is Model Railroad Author, it may just as well be Model Railroad Media Specialist. All fields may be used to earn points. To qualify for this certificate, you must: 1. Prepare and submit material on any of the following subjects: Model Railroading. Prototype Railroa...