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Forum: Railway Modelling 23rd December 2015, 21:35
Replies: 41
Views: 22,108
Posted By Toddington Ted
Well, everything salvageable has been salvaged...

Well, everything salvageable has been salvaged and the fibreboards have been removed (with a hammer!) as I will re-cover the panel frames with thin plywood when I rebuild the layout after we have...
Forum: Railway Modelling 17th December 2015, 10:57
Replies: 41
Views: 22,108
Posted By Toddington Ted
Andoversford Junction - Notice of Closure Oh...

Andoversford Junction - Notice of Closure

Oh dear, it would seem that history is repeating itself, albeit in model form, as I am now in the process of closing Andoversford Junction and removing...
Forum: Railway Modelling 12th December 2015, 20:47
Replies: 5
Views: 3,452
Posted By Toddington Ted
As a fellow enthusiast and a member of the GWSR,...

As a fellow enthusiast and a member of the GWSR, I'm very thankful for what Mr Teague has done. He has clearly been busy. I'm sure that the layout will be well looked after, but:
Am I alone in...
Forum: Railway Modelling 29th July 2015, 11:17
Replies: 41
Views: 22,108
Posted By Toddington Ted
A Tale of a "B Set." I expect most modellers...

A Tale of a "B Set."

I expect most modellers of the GWR in 00 gauge will have an example of a 2 coach B-Set running on their layout and mine is no exception. The most popular is probably the...
Forum: Railway Modelling 5th May 2015, 10:03
Replies: 31
Views: 12,222
Posted By Toddington Ted
I'm not a great fan of N gauge usually...

I'm not a great fan of N gauge usually Swisstrains but your layout is absolutely brilliant in my view!

DSY011 - You have my condolences and I'm now retired to assist looking after my wife who is...
Forum: Railway Modelling 23rd April 2015, 17:40
Replies: 13
Views: 4,958
Posted By Toddington Ted
Some fantastic detail there. I particularly like...

Some fantastic detail there. I particularly like the way you have done the ballasting with bits of weed and other vegetation. The GCR pattern station buildings look great too as do the little...
Forum: Railway Modelling 10th March 2015, 16:10
Replies: 41
Views: 22,108
Posted By Toddington Ted
I could not resist this little old Ks GWR...

I could not resist this little old Ks GWR 6-wheeler at auction the other week. It is a very heavy white metal kit with very few parts - basically 2 sides with chassis moulded in one piece, 2 ends...
Forum: Railway Modelling 10th March 2015, 15:56
Replies: 3
Views: 3,136
Posted By Toddington Ted
Well, I'm grateful for your review, even though...

Well, I'm grateful for your review, even though it clearly shows that this is just a Railroad Hall in smarter packaging. It certainly seemed to run very well and the finish looked OK to me from what...
Forum: Railway Modelling 13th February 2015, 19:58
Replies: 3
Views: 2,739
Posted By Toddington Ted
I guess you have heard all about George Bennie's...

I guess you have heard all about George Bennie's Railplane in the 1930s?

The idea was that passengers would travel in the overhead fast monorail system whilst much slower goods trains would...
Forum: Railway Modelling 20th November 2014, 20:08
Replies: 8
Views: 7,540
Posted By Toddington Ted
An excellent model and a superb example of...

An excellent model and a superb example of finishing a model locomotive in an everyday but not too "weathered" scheme. Something I could not hope to emulate. Fantastic!
Forum: Railway Modelling 14th November 2014, 23:33
Replies: 32
Views: 10,940
Posted By Toddington Ted
In my opinion, time spent on the Unknown Warrior...

In my opinion, time spent on the Unknown Warrior LMS Patriot Project is time very well spent - and that's from a part owner of a GWR locomotive!
Forum: Railway Modelling 20th October 2014, 20:07
Replies: 41
Views: 22,108
Posted By Toddington Ted
Andoversford - The Edwardian Years

Its been a while but I have been doing some model railway stuff this year.

Having amassed sufficient locos and rolling stock as well as changing some buildings and vehicles to suit, I have managed...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 5th February 2014, 11:53
Replies: 18
Views: 5,544
Posted By Toddington Ted
No problem - divert trains via Okehampton to Bere...

No problem - divert trains via Okehampton to Bere Alston. Oh dear, that bits been closed for years hasn't it? An essential project for Network Rail, and I use the word essential deliberately as...
Forum: Railway Modelling 28th January 2014, 19:53
Replies: 7
Views: 2,750
Posted By Toddington Ted
An interesting (albeit of concern to modellers)...

An interesting (albeit of concern to modellers) article in the business section of the Times Newspaper on Saturday 25th Jan regarding Hornby and its current financial and supply chain situation. ...
Forum: Railway Modelling 8th September 2013, 21:37
Replies: 41
Views: 22,108
Posted By Toddington Ted
Thanks folks; I have to admit that my current...

Thanks folks; I have to admit that my current layout location (in a loft subject to rapid temperature and humidity changes) is far from ideal but I also intend to move location sooner rather than...
Forum: Railway Modelling 5th September 2013, 21:06
Replies: 41
Views: 22,108
Posted By Toddington Ted
I have now added a farmhouse scene to my M&SWJR...

I have now added a farmhouse scene to my M&SWJR countryside part of the Andoversford layout. I was tempted to put a small station or halt here but I feel that its too easy to clutter a layout and a...
Forum: Railway Modelling 2nd April 2013, 11:56
Replies: 41
Views: 22,108
Posted By Toddington Ted
Andoversford Junction - into the BR era. The...

Andoversford Junction - into the BR era.
The real Andoversford Junction closed to passengers in October 1962 and the track was removed in 1964. It is now a housing estate but the pine trees still...
Forum: Railway Modelling 12th March 2013, 21:53
Replies: 10
Views: 5,558
Posted By Toddington Ted
For me, the 64xx Pannier is the only one I'd...

For me, the 64xx Pannier is the only one I'd really go for, having a GWR-themed layout. However, the little Midland half-cab may be too good to miss as well!
Forum: Railway Modelling 3rd February 2013, 12:44
Replies: 41
Views: 22,108
Posted By Toddington Ted
A King at Andoversford! Many years ago I...

A King at Andoversford!

Many years ago I bought a Lima King George V and, because the project to rescue 6023, King Edward II, was in the news at the time (the loco had recently been rescued from...
Forum: Railway Modelling 1st January 2013, 18:03
Replies: 5
Views: 2,474
Posted By Toddington Ted
Well, that would be nice if Hornby did so but the...

Well, that would be nice if Hornby did so but the publicity alone will no doubt help! 2807 will shortly be having a rest while the GWSR closes for the Winter but we are looking forward to 2013 and...
Forum: Railway Modelling 31st December 2012, 08:45
Replies: 5
Views: 2,474
Posted By Toddington Ted
Yes, some good releases by Hornby, GWR 2807...

Yes, some good releases by Hornby, GWR 2807 especially of course! However, several of the 2012 releases are still not here yet - for example I'm anxiously awaiting the GWR 2-8-0T, having only seen...
Forum: Railway Modelling 22nd December 2012, 14:14
Replies: 41
Views: 22,108
Posted By Toddington Ted
Just a few more shots showing the Andoversford...

Just a few more shots showing the Andoversford extension completed in 2012,firstly with the plasterwork landscaping done and then with gaugemaster grass matting before detailing started. I have also...
Forum: Railway Modelling 22nd December 2012, 13:56
Replies: 41
Views: 22,108
Posted By Toddington Ted
After quite a period of inaction, I decided to...

After quite a period of inaction, I decided to try and improve my Andoversford 00 gauge layout, especially as I was concious that I had never wired it up properly (just enough to test the track...
Forum: Railway Modelling 27th January 2012, 10:41
Replies: 8
Views: 1,801
Posted By Toddington Ted
Hornby-Mixed Fortunes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16754809
According to BBC Business, Hornby has not had a good trading period up to Christmas 2011 although the Olympics 2012 items have helped the Company.
The...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 15th January 2012, 08:22
Replies: 3
Views: 3,416
Posted By Toddington Ted
Perhaps the local BBC reporters have mixed it up...

Perhaps the local BBC reporters have mixed it up with HS2!
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