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 Posted: Mon May 3rd, 2021 11:48 pm
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When life imitates Life-Like ...

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llbridge Subdivision.
A pair of SD75M’s lead Eastbound H-EVEROO102A pops out of tunnel.



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 Posted: Tue May 4th, 2021 12:11 am
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The most toy-like prototype tunnel ever?

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 Posted: Tue May 4th, 2021 12:15 am
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Sometimes the real thing doesn't look right,
and would make a bad model.

I think this is one of those times.

.................Peter.





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Spotted on the British Rail R.576 Carpet Subdivision in 2015 ...  :P

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Last spotted on the Mysterious Moose Mountain ?


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I guess having driven through it a few times on the road,
I never got to step back to see what it looked like from a distance.

Up close it doesn't seem odd as there's a LOT of rock above those tunnels.
But from that distance, yeah, it does look awfully toy-like.




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" Last spotted on the Mysterious Moose Mountain ? "


Hi Peter  :wave:


I'm afraid there are loading-gauge issues with it, in 1:35n2 !  :mex:

But I can dream !!  :bg:


& before that ... There was the INCREDIBLY RARE ... R.176  :old dude:


17/- Shillings ! ... I Sspplluutttteerreedd ... $$$  :shocked:

... reaching for the old newspapers, wallpaper-paste & powder paint !  :f:  :dt: 



R.176  17/-  'Tri-ang Railways' 5th Edition 1959 (slightly crumpled !)  :P


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Si.

Arrr, memories are a great thing,
the fact that I can remember that far back, is even a greater feat.

I was a proud owner of the R576 and it looked great on my small layout 8 X 4,
with the Tri-ang station platform and shelter.

It's amazing how us modellers start out with basic mass produced products available,
and transgress into what we are doing today, we never stop learning.


Some time ago at a model train exhibition there was a layout using old Tri-ang models,
from the track, power feeds, the rolling stock, to the buildings and tunnels.

On todays standards, it was old hat, but I enjoyed seeing what I once thought was fantastic,
and it brought back so many memories.

One thing I noticed, was the amount of interest shown by young people to the exhibition,
our hopefully future modellers.


I have been watching with great interest,
to what you have been doing to the Tri-ang rolling stock over the years.

You have made great improvements to the rolling capabilities,
and re-using the shells, to achieve a better looking result for todays standards.


We never stop learning, and I think most of us, even us matured (older) modellers,
are willing to learn new techniques and better ideas.

That is one of the great features of this hobby,
it's always improving, and people are willing to share ideas.

:2t:  :2t:

.......Peter 




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