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Bulleidboy

Signature: Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

Bio: Have had an interest in trains since getting my first Hornby set in 1951. Train-spotted on the eastern region out of Kings X from 1958-1964. Then commuting into Waterloo from 1964-2009 - I became a Southern fan. I also have a passion for Ferrari road cars and Spitfire aircraft. Now retired, and appear to be a collector of locomotives, however over the last eighteen months the spare room (10x7) became available and now has and end-to-end layout around three sides of the room. It is based on a SR country terminus (WYKEHAM) - two main lines running into a fiddle yard and a branch line running station to station. All stock is BR/SR and the collection is increasing in size all the time!.

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bulleidboy

3248 posts

"Respect" - that's what's missing nowadays.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

3248 posts

Whilst I agree with everything said in the postings above, I would disagree with LC&DR that it was a dangerous time as a schoolboy in the late 1950s and early 1960s. As  I type this, the morning news is on, and it was reported that there has been a twenty five per cent increase on the number of attacks on teachers by pupils. In the 50s/60s if you event thought about raising your hand to a teacher it would end in being expelled or borstal. A clip round the ear was a regular thing, and again as has been said by others, it was my mother who dished out the punishment. My views are pretty draconian, but the problem nowadays is there is no deterent, as a teenager in some areas if you have spent six months inside, it must be top of your CV and underlined. I was at school in North London from 1951-1962, and all I would say is woe betide you if you stepped out of line - but  things were different then.

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bulleidboy

3248 posts

Hi Chris - Welcome to the Hornby Forum. You will find a number of us are on several forums, so the same names may crop up again and again.............

You could try getting hold of a copy of Cyril Freezers "60 Plans for small layouts" it would certainy give some variation over the Trackmat. BB 

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bulleidboy

3248 posts

@walkingthedog

Yes BB unless logged in. I wasn’t and couldn’t but logged in and can. Smile

Got it! Thanks

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bulleidboy

3248 posts

Eric - I am logged in to Railcam 24/7 - does that mean only I can see the link I posted? BB

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bulleidboy

3248 posts

No need to read your review Jj as I already have it. I thought it was very good. BB

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

3248 posts

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

3248 posts

Hi Crystal - slightly off topic, but the Hornby Elite is available from a number of reputable dealers for around £204.00.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

3248 posts

Hornby had already produced the LMS Black 5 - 5000 as a NRM model some years ago. Although not advertised as such, it was DCC Ready - it was that long ago - I have one.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

3248 posts

All well with me.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

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