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by Mike Bellamy
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/35th Scale Model RR?
Replies: 7
Views: 4635

There is a model of UK forces in Iraq which shows a desert scene full of military vehicles. The story is that the Brits helped the locals to rebuild their narrow gauge railway that they use to collect water from a well. The board is covered in sand and there is a simple circuit of OO/HO track and va...
by Mike Bellamy
Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bolt and Rivet heads?
Replies: 13
Views: 4840

Paul Martin from EDM Models might have what you want - have a look here http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/Details/NBW/nbw.html I'll be helping Paul with his trade stand at the Telford show on Sunday 14th July - details here http://www.ngtrains.com/telfordng.html Includes 2 Gn15 layouts and specialist tr...
by Mike Bellamy
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rivets, wood and coal
Replies: 7
Views: 3050

May I first of all mention that I help Paul Martin of EDM Models on his trade stand at exhibitions . . . . and he has some things that might help you. In the past some modellers have used Gradnt Lines plastic nuts, bolts and washers (available to members from 7mmNGA) but now there is an alternative....
by Mike Bellamy
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: need drawings for this boxcar (WDLR?)
Replies: 11
Views: 4522

rue_d_etropal wrote: Hopefully there will be loads of stuff produced for next years centenary.


Look out for Roy Link's new book - WDLR Album

http://rclpublications.co.uk/b09-wdlralbum.html

Mike
by Mike Bellamy
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: need drawings for this boxcar (WDLR?)
Replies: 11
Views: 4522

Assuming that's the ambulance van, then there's a drawing in Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railway Modelling Review Volume 8, Issue 60, Page 154

Information from the online NGIRMR index here
http://www.narrowgaugeandindustrial.com ... eystar.pdf

Mike
by Mike Bellamy
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Bachmann Wickham & Trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

Very interesting. A pity they don't mention a date. And more importantly - how much! Hattons have these advertised for £39 (and it appears to include a trailer so even better value - not seen any dates anwhere yet. All of their new products were only announced on Sunday and so I expect that it will...
by Mike Bellamy
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: The Mablethorpe Model Railway
Replies: 15
Views: 7277

Thanks Ian - were you aware of another Mablethorpe Model Railway - opened a few years ago in a disused building at the back of the funfair. Details here http://www.vintagecoach.com/monksbay/home.htm and a visitor's review http://sambrandist.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/mablethorpe-model-railway.html Mike
by Mike Bellamy
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Nurton Hall- O9
Replies: 14
Views: 6923

Thanks Si and Bob for the 'advert' Details for the Mickleover (Derby) get together can be found here
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=108290#108290

Mike
by Mike Bellamy
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Manual point control
Replies: 1
Views: 2116

They are available from Paul Martin at EDM Models:

http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/Track/track.htm#Blue

Paul does offers a mail order service.

Hope that helps.
by Mike Bellamy
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Couplings?
Replies: 6
Views: 2694

Another possibility would be the 'chopper' style couplings often used on narrow gauge railways. Now available from ZAMZOODLED and illustrated on their web site along with videos of working examples with automatic uncoupling. No connection with the company and so you can't blame me for the rather str...
by Mike Bellamy
Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: CA-Bedford van .. 1/25 (Gn15).
Replies: 81
Views: 32567

I'm another with memories of the CA as my father had one in the early 1960s - side windows and bench seats for us kids and still room for his plumbing tools at the back. Found another build report which also comments on the wrong shape windows and he also has a picture of the same maroon and grey or...
by Mike Bellamy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Stapleford Steam Event 19 - 20 June
Replies: 1
Views: 2349

I remember going here as a child in the late 1960's when it was open every day with a wild life park and miniature liners on the lake. The Gretton family sold the Hall but retained some of the land including the railway but as mentioned, the opening times are very restricted. The next event is at th...
by Mike Bellamy
Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Markeaton Light Railway- Derby
Replies: 5
Views: 4352

Unfortunately the steam loco Markeaton Lady suffered an expensive failure and was sold last year.
by Mike Bellamy
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Poppleton Nursery Railway.
Replies: 23
Views: 15177

Hi Steve Thanks for those links - they pre-date my membership here and of course I never thought to use the search facility :roll: . I didn't know anything about the place - we just pulled in on the way past to break our journey and I was surprised to find the railway. It's dissapointing that there ...
by Mike Bellamy
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Poppleton Nursery Railway.
Replies: 23
Views: 15177

Talking of garden railways reminds me of a visit to Wolds Way Lavender Farm (also in Yorkshire) where they have a 7 1/4 in line to deliver the lavender to the distillery where they extract oil. Some photos here http://www.woldswaylavender.co.uk/image ... seasonatW/

Mike
by Mike Bellamy
Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: 0-16.5 Inglenook
Replies: 30
Views: 49053

The Wrightlines range is now with ABS Models - contact details below but no web site (details copied from UK Model Shops)

ABS Models
39 Napier Road, Poole, Dorset , BH15 4LX
01202 672891
Catalogue: 5 x 1st class stamps

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