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    My Paris Metro models include locomatives and...

    My Paris Metro models include locomatives and passenger coaches (search for Sprague), stations, track, tunnels, signs, nameboards, etc - a whole host of things (search for Metro but this will bring...
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    Yes, Varn, me again! Some of my earliest models...

    Yes, Varn, me again! Some of my earliest models were fairly crude representation of the Classic Sprague-Thomson rolling stock of the Paris Metro, rather like "litho" models without modern refinements...
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    I made some about eleven years ago : Way Gauge UK...

    I made some about eleven years ago : Way Gauge UK 2T, Way Gauge UK 3T, Way Gauge UK Island - the first two to UK 3.5m spacing, the third to accommodate an island platform (one of mine) between...
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    I totally agree, especially as I have always...

    I totally agree, especially as I have always permitted/encouraged modification of anthing I have created.

    Ray
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    Yes, probably HO on a 3 metre by 1 metre board. ...

    Yes, probably HO on a 3 metre by 1 metre board.

    Ray
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    There some good ones named "1960 ..." Ray

    There some good ones named "1960 ..."
    Ray
  7. it's a bit more than that, William. Traditionally...

    it's a bit more than that, William. Traditionally it consists of the large stomach bag of a sheep; the pluck including the heart, liver and lights; suet; coarse oatmeal; onions; cayenne, salt and...
  8. As far as I know, Malc, the answer is No as the...

    As far as I know, Malc, the answer is No as the wild Haggis appears to be extinct and only copies are available, industrially made and with plastic skins. It is, however, possible to have a hunt for...
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    Not so. Railways in the UK are always named as...

    Not so. Railways in the UK are always named as such. "The road" is a term applied to a length of track, eg. "The train has a clear road" and can proceed.

    Ray
  10. When I was at Junior School (ages 7 -11) in...

    When I was at Junior School (ages 7 -11) in 1938-42, we celebrated Empire Day, which later on became Commonwealth Day but has since been quietly forgotten! A special School Assembly was held, members...
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    Thank you, Javier, this plan well illustrates the...

    Thank you, Javier, this plan well illustrates the comments i made a few moments before it was published. If this is intended for 00 or HO scale, the 19" track radius would represent about 38 metres...
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    I would never try to replicate a CJF layout plan...

    I would never try to replicate a CJF layout plan in Trainz to the exact size suggested, and have always used them for ideas, such as a typical layout for a terminus.

    The plans were never drawn at...
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    There are clearly some really useful websites for...

    There are clearly some really useful websites for modellers of the Amercan scene. For those more interested in UK railways, there are of course the plan books pulished over many years by Cyril...
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    Am I right in thinking that these are called...

    Am I right in thinking that these are called "chips" in the US and elsewhere?

    Ray
  15. Excellent. (Pas besoin de traduction!) J'aime...

    Excellent. (Pas besoin de traduction!) J'aime bien bien ces petits reseaux.

    Ray
  16. Thread: Pork Pies?

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    I have never made one but there's a recipe at:- ...

    I have never made one but there's a recipe at:-

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    Ray
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    Teddytoot

    I was saddened to read a few minutes ago in the N3V Newsletter of the passing of Teddytoot (John Maton) who was a regular contributor to this forum, I an sure that all who know his work will join me...
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    For those who do not know, Beef Wellington is...

    For those who do not know, Beef Wellington is beef steak baked in a puff pastry crust.

    Continuing the theme of local foods, I must mention Norfolk Dumplings - which is also a nickname for us...
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    Thanks, Annie, that looks like a very good...

    Thanks, Annie, that looks like a very good compromise without having to make an actual wall with a hole - which could only be used in a very specific place. And very acceptable in a simulated mode...
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    Well, the "Melton Mowbray" name applied to a pork...

    Well, the "Melton Mowbray" name applied to a pork pie is limited to those produced in a limited area so it has protected status - although those not carrying that description can be made elsewhere. I...
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    Many thanks for that, Annie. Ray

    Many thanks for that, Annie.

    Ray
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    That sounds interesting - it's one that I've been...

    That sounds interesting - it's one that I've been puzzling over.

    Ray
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    This was so typical of layouts in earlier days....

    This was so typical of layouts in earlier days. One good example was the Gainsborough MRC layout which had several mainline stations within touching distance in one room - it probably still does....
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    This is certainly looking good. I don't think...

    This is certainly looking good. I don't think it's reallypossible to build a plan exactly to scale in Trinz - there is the need for more space before a turnout, otherwise it is "locked", and then the...
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    A very typical layout of the period - and other...

    A very typical layout of the period - and other memories of the past with Ernest F Carter and Percival Marshall - and a book for three shillings!

    My clockwork loco had to be stopped by hand and...
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