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  2. One last one for today. I know what this is but haven't got close up to it yet On my list for tomorrow if the weather is O.K Kev
  3. These are not in Chronolgical order and it was only on our third visit we started to look for these Now that is what I call archeology! So, Hawker Hurricane dispersal points are arranged around the perimeter along with their associated buildings. High summer is not the best time to photograph these as the vegitation is too lush but they are still here Mid winter we are going to get these again Flight office for the disperal point A convenient Stanton Shelter within easy running distance
  4. The area covered by the first two pillboxes wouild make a good area for an amphibious landing So just 50 yards from the FW 22 was this variant pattern one. this has been altered over the years So these two are quite distinguishable from the satellite views but the next one I knew about but could not work out what it looked like This is an FC Type Pillbox, usually known as a mushroom type. It has a 360 degree arc of fire with the 'lid' supported on a central brick built pier. Just behind it was this
  5. I've split Cark off from my Surviving Fortifications thread as it is a truly impressive relic of the Second World war. We initially went to get the two WW" pillboxes guarding the shoreline and were totally unaware of the rest of infrastrucure set out on the airfiled itself. this will be a long thread! So. Some background Cark airfield lies on a flat tongue of land immediately north of Morecambe Bay and is flanked by marshes on its south west and south east sides. It was constructed early in 1941 and the site was laid out to support fighter operations in the north w
  6. disturbman

    Modellbau Messe Wien 2021

    That’s the last Sunday before we move to the terrible and dreaded winter time.
  7. JR East

    How did you improve your rolling stock?

    Continuing to improve my Saphir Odoriko, after having added an train driver ... I've improved the pantograph look with real adhesive copper strips. I've spent about 1 hour to stick them all, and despite it seems it doesn't look great (pictures are as they are, shot with my cellphone), it's really a nice improvement. I would like to do a "How-to" but I'm missing one additional hand for the camera. What I like with this adhesive copper strips, is the capability to unst
  8. cteno4

    Modellbau Messe Wien 2021

    Tibor, that’s a bummer but understandable. virtual event sounds good. I’ll try to watch some. CEST looks to be 6hrs ahead of EST so 4p-12a for us east coast us. We did a train show a few weeks ago (first of train shows post covid) and sadly masks were only strongly suggested and i would say less than 25% were wearing them and 50% or more probably fit into some at risk category and with the usual politics overheard at this show I would guess many unvaccinated. It was in the big fairgrounds cow barns (very large warehouses), but few air blowers going (reason seemed to be the
  9. I'm continuing to do a little bit here and there on the layout, not really finishing any parts of it. I haven't been doing much about the actual railway side of things in a very long while, partly because I didn't want to fix track in place before I was really sure that I had it were I want to have it. Anyway, I figured it was about time to get started with some ballasting. To me, ballasting starts with sifting through material I have found outside. This produces one pile of stuff too big to be of any use at this point, one pile of regular ballast and one
  10. The Birmingham train spotter

    N Gauge japanese starter

    Thanks everyone for the info,tomorrow I'm going to place my order for my Japanese n gauge products at my local model shop
  11. railsquid

    N Gauge japanese starter

    Beware that they seem to end up with some right junk as well, like this old Tomix EF81 missing various bits (in particular they seem to have a regular supply of various Bo-Bo-Bo locos missing the middle Bo, which will be hard to replace). Also it's often not clear whether the box, if still available, contains the various add-on parts, in particular number plates. BTW the Tomix locos in the 2xxx catalogue number series, of which they have a few knocking about, are usually older models and a new version direct from Japan would be much better value for money.
  12. TimWay4

    N Gauge japanese starter

    I can recommend importing from Japan to the UK, I usually use Hobbysearch, everything has arrived quickly and well packed, though I tend to pay for EMS and it arrives shortly after the relase date, though if TrainTrax has it I do just tend to use them for the reasoning of it's quicker and fractionally less faff to get it from them IF they have what I want in stock. You can also occasionally find the odd bit of Japanese N gauge through Hattons pre-owned section though obviously it depends on what they get in as to what they have and despite the limited interest in Japanese trains i
  13. JR East

    My photo and videos 1970s~2000s

    The Exp. "Izumo" at Tokyo Station in 1976 is particularly well shot. Nice color, great sky, fine grained details ... Prima !
  14. Kanpai Keith

    Inspiration needed for a small industrial shunting layout.

    I’ve seen this and think it would work well, but I’ve not a clue how to create a realistic scene out of it.
  15. Looking for some ideas for a small realistic (doesn’t have to be prototypical) 1000x400mm (I do have some wriggle room) shunting/industrial layout preferably with a wharf or dock. N scale preferably using Tomix track. Any examples about. thanks
  16. Modellbahn JP

    My photo and videos 1970s~2000s

    JNR EF65-500 Electric Locomotive Collection Final(Exp. "Izumo" and "Seto") Exp. "Izumo" at Tokyo Station in 1976 Exp. "Seto" at Totsuka in 1979
  17. An unusual find - what appears to be a professional kit build by a now defunct shop ("麻布ホビー" / Azabu Hobby). "Azabu Hobby Original" Minobu Line by Rail Squid, on Flickr Old-skool growly Greenmax mechanism, but excellent paint job and working directional lighting. Interestingly the price label on the box says "¥55000" (a bit more than I paid for it 😄 ).
  18. Szepessy

    Modellbau Messe Wien 2021

    Hello, The Modellbaumesse Wien will definitly not happen in 2021. They postponed it to spring or autumn 2022. Never the less IG nippoN will hold it´s own event. It will be an online "Messe" at my place in Vienna, Austria. There is a space where I can present at least my straight modules. During the event the German start up company Trainsetter will present their products. And it is planned that German IG nippoN member Patrick will show some of his work. I want to present the latest models from 2020 and 2021, and give some insights to my IG nippoN and other modules.
  19. katoftw

    N Gauge japanese starter

    Get it from Japan. Cheaper and quicker.
  20. cteno4

    N Gauge japanese starter

    Why not import directly from japan? That’s the problem with most of the world, not enough interest to warrant much importing by local dealers and when they do it can be at pretty high markups. Great to get as much as possible oval if reasonably priced, but outside that there are many options for importing yourself directly from japan. jeff
  21. The Birmingham train spotter

    N Gauge japanese starter

    Japanese n gauge isn't as popular in the UK unfortunately and I discussed this with my local model train shop owner,he says he can get Japanese n gauge products but I'm the only one he knows who's asked for it before
  22. The Birmingham train spotter

    N Gauge japanese starter

    No I actually ment the DE10
  23. railsquid

    Takahachikawa

    I should add that apart from de-plastic-ising the playground equipment, I will try and cut some of it down a bit, because per my measurements some of it would be terrifyingly high for N-scale children.
  24. railsquid

    N Gauge japanese starter

    At the risk of sounding pedantic, the Chūō-Sōbu connects Chiba and Tokyo, and is the local service for both the Chūō and Sōbu Lines (I live within walking distance of the Tokyo terminus). If it's any help, most of the units running on it at the moment are former Yamanote Line E231-500 series; there are a few E231-0 sets left. Do you mean "EH10"? (The diesel equivalent is the DD50, though harder to find).
  25. railsquid

    N Gauge japanese starter

    The yen has weakened across the board in the past few weeks, also against sterling (though not to the pre-June 2016 levels), and I suspect it will stay that way for a while. Wether that will be reflected in importer prices is another question. TrainTrax does come highly recommended, though for dubious reasons they block access to their website from Asia (which has alway prevented me from providing people with useful links; their loss...).
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