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O9 La'al Ratty layout (first few locos are being made by TMB

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:16 pm
by River Esk
I'm back to working in O9 (SHOCKER -_-). I sent the pics of the first stuff I want the people at TMB Custom Models to make and I'm hoping to get some more stuff ordered from and of course the people, vehicles, wagon loads, and track (Bachmann N Scale EZ Track) are going to be bought from y local hobby shop. Don't think I won't know what I'm doing this time (I ACTUALLY do know what I'm doing this time) :).

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:29 am
by MrPlantpot
This all sounds far too exciting; I'm glad that I'm already sitting down :D

Is there any chance that you could explan the name "La'al Ratty" please, I'm having trouble working it out :?


Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:32 am
by River Esk
It's what the people who live in the Lake District of Cumbria, England call the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (that's what Rough-Shunter used in part of his title for his layout topic, same layout different track though).

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:34 am
by rough-shunter
La'al, in the Cumbrian dialect means Little or small and ratty is the Nickname that the locals gave the railway.

You have an interesting project ahead i will make on suggestion and that is research the railways history first and come to understand the topography and local industry that made the railway come into being as the three foot gauge line it started out as

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:01 am
by River Esk
Yeo, knew he'd show up sooner or later :).

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:21 am
by rough-shunter
Edward Thomas wrote:Yeo, knew he'd show up sooner or later :).

Would you care to explain what you mean by that statement.

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:25 am
by River Esk
I happen to have the username River Mite on the MRW forum :).

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:04 am
by rough-shunter
I know it used to be northern rock on a number of other forums too however we have digressed and I'm still none the wiser as to what makes you say that

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:27 am
by MrPlantpot
Thankyou for the explanation..... and the furthuer confusion. I have certainly heard of the railway.... I look forward to some pictures :D

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:59 pm
by River Esk
In other words I knew he'd pop up into this topic sooner on later. Friendly teasing is all :).

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:33 am
by rough-shunter
I look forward to seeing what you turn up with . the R&ER is a wonderful railway and i am sure you will see through your research, Good luck ! and keep us informed of your progress and We love photographs too!
I just hope you have Lots of space to model the railway!

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:49 am
by River Esk
Thanks and it will be on a baseboard and I also asked the people at TMB Custom Models to build the fictional Railway Series locomotive based off of River Mite (Mike the Arlesdale Goods Engine :D).

Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:30 pm
by River Esk
I'm back. Update time, I'm holding back the day of when I'll get it cause of the new Pokemon games but I'll let you know about the stuff as soon as possible.

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:23 pm
by River Esk
I just sent in the info to a site called Model Trains By Design.

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:27 pm
by River Esk
Just emailed the guy from Shapeways to make River Mite for me again. Also anyone know what the best coach bogies are for the MG Model Modern Style Open, Semi-Open, Closed, & Wheel Chair Accessible Coaches?