Getting started in railway modelling

Discussion in 'Modelling, Simulations & Games' started by Josie, 24 Feb 2019.

  1. Peter Kelford

    Peter Kelford Member

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    All you need is a rolling road with some (very slightly) abrasive paper which (ideally) conducts electricity.
     
  2. J-Rod

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    The 00 gauge staff have baulked at that, saying that they'll have to consult with their union first. However, they did get their task finished so have earned the portaloo for the next job (as t'were)

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  3. Josie

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    Brilliant! My lad's got a little bag of figures painted in different colours, he's started picking out the ones in orange and putting them on bits of track he wants to 'fix'.
     
  4. J-Rod

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    good lad. It'll be done in no time :)
     
  5. Cowley

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    You think you’ve all got problems...
    I’ve had to organise an N gauge 1980s rail replacement bus service due to cuts in the Devon railway system in the late 1960s...
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    I got a magnifying glass out to see the passengers facial expressions, and they weren’t happy...
     
  6. J-Rod

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    a highly sensitive microphone would hear them muttering things like 'shambles' and 'ridiculous'
     
  7. J-Rod

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    So The Greasy Donkey Jacket Army In 00 Scale is out again. They earned their portaloos, so are going to crack on with this corner this weekend, safe in the knowledge they have somewhere to go to read The Sun and avoid work...

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    If they can be bothered, they'll get on with this too

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    @Joise - are you sure you want to proceed down this path? Once you light this flame, it's very hard to put out (and forces one to mix metaphors on a forum years later) and costs a fortune in cheap filler from The Range.
     
  8. Josie

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    Un/fortunately it's well lit already, mixed metaphors and all!
     
  9. GusB

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    I hope all your carriages are all fitted with retention tanks, or the OORMT is going to get rather upset ;)
     
  10. J-Rod

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    It's set somewhere between 1975 and 1990 (ish), so they're not too bothered about that yet. They're still sinking 5 pints in the messroom before going on shift
     

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