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200 years of railways 1825-2025 Confirmed for 2025, dates under discussion


Mjwomack

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As @Paul821 has pointed out, 2025 is the bicentenary of railways in a recognizable form. So what I'm proposing is build anything that has connected to railways in the last 200 years.

 

200 years rules out all the discussion about whether rutted roads constituted railways etc. After that the scope is pretty much unlimited.

 

Obvious trains and infrsactructure in any gauge- standard gauge, Iberian, narrow, anything.

For the adventurers WW1 60cm gauge which would be a lot of sctrabuilding but comparatively easy in 1/32 as it's not far off OO track. Equally estate railways.

 

Or railguns etc. Maglev systems even though they arguably don't run on rails. Monorail (Wuppertal anyone?)

 

I'll draw the line at V1 rocket launchers. Otherwise as broad as you like for scale, material etc. etc.

 

So, who wants to catch the train?

1. @Mjwomack

2. @psdavidson

3. @helios16v

4. @Paul821

5. @desert falcon

6. @boston1832

7. @Bobby No Mac

8. @Bengalensis

9. @theplasticsurgeon

10. @Beardybloke

11. @Bullbasket

12. @Trevor L

13. @Redstaff

14. @Robert Stuart

15. @Fatcawthorne

16. @Circloy

17. @Bonhoff

18. @JeroenS

19. @Tim R-T-C

20. @airfixpeter

21. @Jinxman

22. @TonyW

23. @Jb65rams

 

 

Yes, that is me standing in front of Union of South Africa (not that I'd be entering that)

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His eminence has made it so!
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12 hours ago, psdavidson said:

Waiting patiently for it to pull in to the station

 

/P

now on this platform and boarding, please have your tickets and railcards ready for inspection

10 hours ago, Robert Stuart said:

Setting down here, plenty of options to build, in various scales.

Picking up passengers from coast to coast, people get ready there's a train a comin'

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10 hours ago, helios16v said:

I'm in.  I was actually playing around with some of my Woodland Scenic materials today making a base for my P-43.  One of these days I'll have a train again.

We're here to support your reopening campaign 

1 hour ago, Paul821 said:

Obviously I'm in on this one. You cannot have too many wagons, plus there's a place in this GB for buildings associated with railways.

That's a relief😁

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10 minutes ago, desert falcon said:

“Mind the doors”, I’m in sir with some H0 scale of a kind 🚆 

Our local Railway Shop has had umpteen warnings from Facebook for offering HO for sale, and a bit of LGB. Oh the the innocent days of train travel!

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12 hours ago, Mjwomack said:

For the adventurers WW1 60cm gauge which would be a lot of sctrabuilding but comparatively easy in 1/32 as it's not far off OO track. Equally estate railways.

 

Well, not quite: https://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Narrow_Gauge__60cm__Railway.html It's not exactly plastic modelling, though. 

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3 minutes ago, boston1832 said:

 

Well, not quite: https://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Narrow_Gauge__60cm__Railway.html It's not exactly plastic modelling, though. 

got to say, I'm drawn by the idea of an estate railway, or one of the ex WW1 narrow gauge items that then went to the short-llived Lincolnshire potato railways, seems trench railways and potato fields had mud in common.

Or maybe this is the time to finally get me a BigBoy, or something from Trumpeter's German WW2 range.

Oh where's @Enzo the Magnificent when I need some wise advise🤷‍♀️

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1 minute ago, Bobby No Mac said:

A chuffing great idea, I'm in. 

🚂🚃 🚃 🚃 🚃 🚃 🚃 🚃 🚃 🚃

So, I've put you down for one loco and 9 carriages for a start- hope I understood the emoji aright.

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Just now, desert falcon said:

It’s H”zero” my friend 😉 

That is the truth, as in Gauge 1, Gauge 0, half 0, of course the British messed it up (it's what we do best) with oo, and then it was downhill all the way, N should really by 1/3 zero! But a third of a zero, along with half a zero is one for the mathematicians!

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34 minutes ago, boston1832 said:

 

Well, not quite: https://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Narrow_Gauge__60cm__Railway.html It's not exactly plastic modelling, though. 

Oh, there's no requirement for it to be in plastic- I'm kinda hoping for lots of white metal, P/E soldering, burnt fingers etc. etc.

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12 minutes ago, theplasticsurgeon said:

I've got this - date 1829.  I'm in.

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1829? I knew the Kitmaster original was old, but didn't realise quite how old:coat:.  I've think you['ve put down a clear marker if anyone wants to go earlier than that and get to 1825!

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9 minutes ago, Mjwomack said:

1829? I knew the Kitmaster original was old, but didn't realise quite how old:coat:.  I've think you['ve put down a clear marker if anyone wants to go earlier than that and get to 1825!

Well - I thought it was earlier, so I looked it up.  Rainhill Trials was 1829.

 

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With a lot of Victorian Welsh narrow gauge waiting to be built, I'm in!

 

Even if I've built everything in the stash by then, there's always room for more...

 

This bogie Guards & luggage van is the current project, now primed and awaiting completion of the batch for the paint shop:

 

Van 4 - 29 - Measuring Coupling Heights

 

And whatever gets built for the GB will either be more etched stuff like this or a scratch build.

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9 minutes ago, Beardybloke said:

Even if I've built everything in the stash by then, there's always room for more...

 

That's the spirit!

If you build them all to that high a standard, it's going to be a stunning layout for sure.

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Actually, this would be a novel GB for me. It would make a change from the dozens of tanks that I've built over the years. In another life (about 40 years ago), I used to build model railways, and I'm sure that buried somewhere in a box, in some dark and dusty corner, there is one of the old 7mm 3H kits of a (I think) BR van, so add me to the list please.

Have we reached 25 yet?

 

John.

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