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by Big Jim
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

I am looking forward to seeing this. I am not a fan of multiplex cinemas, I prefer our localish flea-pit but I may make an exception.
by Big Jim
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Garden railways mojo
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Garden railways mojo

I find that my enthusiasm comes and goes depending in what else is going on in my life.

A good days playing with trains in good company normally re-kindles enthusiasm.
by Big Jim
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Atlantic - rare find
Replies: 14
Views: 388

Re: Roundhouse Atlantic - rare find

Lovely looking loco.
I was very tempted by one a few years ago but I was able to resist.

Wasn't Thorfinn the Earl of Shetland?
by Big Jim
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: O gauge clockwork track
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: O gauge clockwork track

Yes tinplate track will rust if left outside. Although not as quickly as you might think. Untreated you will have several years worth of use and tinplate track is very cheap to buy. You could just use it and expect to replace every few years. A coat of hammerite sprayed on will prolong things as wil...
by Big Jim
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 116
Views: 17202

Re: eBay madness

If I was to be charitable I would say they were Ill informed and unrealistic about the nature of auctions and disappointed at the outcome. Possibly there was a serious need for a large cash injection, hence the reluctance to go through with the sale. On the other hand they may have just been a Wally.
by Big Jim
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 116
Views: 17202

Re: eBay madness

I was tempted, but it was a few hundred miles away and a would not have put it past them to give it a good belt or stuff a load of swarf in the workings.
by Big Jim
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight
Replies: 37
Views: 522

Re: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight

:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

All hail Tom.


Sorry, have I missed something?
by Big Jim
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 116
Views: 17202

Re: eBay madness

On the other hand. Some bargains do turn up. I have just acquired a normally expensive item that was listed incorrectly for a very modest sum. The sellers were most annoyed but at least they did dispatch it without too much arguing. I won a myford 7 lathe a few years ago that was complete with an aw...
by Big Jim
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 116
Views: 17202

Re: eBay madness

FWLR wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:57 am


But at 600mm long it makes mine at just under 1200mm the bargain of the year for me at £20………….And I maybe basis…..I think mine is better………. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Size isn't everything you know.
by Big Jim
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight
Replies: 37
Views: 522

Re: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight

Glad to see I am not a lone voice crying in the wilderness.
by Big Jim
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight
Replies: 37
Views: 522

Re: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight

Perhaps my personal level of grumpyness has reached biblical proportions, I managed the first fifteen minutes before scuttling off to the study to carry on with a book.
by Big Jim
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight
Replies: 37
Views: 522

Re: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight

Got to be better than
Strictly-factor-got talent-brother or what ever bilge passes for entertainment these days.
Lord Reith must be spinning in his grave.

Harruph :cussing: :cussing: :cussing:
by Big Jim
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Diesel locomotive future
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Diesel locomotive future

I would not like to speculate on anything to do with heritage railways that far ahead :D
by Big Jim
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1859
Views: 226679

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

I look forward to seeing how this turns out.