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mike

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Jealous, officially
 
Rhinochugger

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dunnyrail

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YES!!! I got one! A very rudimental kit by Apocopa of the Billard A80D 4. Where the 4 stands for a specific version which was slightly larger ( 1,2 meter) and 20 cm smaller than the regular A80D. So I’ve been told. This specific version was in use exclusively by the RTM in the Netherlands.

I knew Apocopa made these kits but i did not succeed getting in touch by Max, the owner, until a few weeks ago. I had a friend who speaks French fluently call him to get all the details and order the Billard.

And today it arrived! In a wooden custom made box, very well packaged.

Now it only needs a few bits here and there... ;-)

I am SO happy to have this kit!!!! Hope to start it soon, but i first have to finish the Backer & Rueb.









All the bits ‘n’ pieces

Very desirable Kit, go nicely with a Corpet of two. So similar to the French ones that it would match nicely.
 
Rhinochugger

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Next step is along the road into the village under the viaduct. In front of the wearhouse.







 
Rhinochugger

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I don't see another thread covering this line, so I thought I would share these snaps from my visit on Saturday. They normally run diesel railcars, but on summer Sats alternate between steam and vintage diesel specials. Their diesels are prototypes of popular LGB models. HQ is Gmund, right on the Czech border, which has a direct connection to Vienna, while Prague (from where I travelled) takes 3 - 3.5 hours. Gmund is a pleasant little town for an overnight stay. Do not on any account be tempted to stay on the Czech side in Ceske Velenice. If you are perhaps tempted by the thought of superior Czech beer then book into Ceske Budejovice, which is less than an hour onward by train from C. Velenice.

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Rhinochugger

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ic today is a scene from Coal Valley Mining, the indoor layout of the G Scale Society North West Region, at the West Midland's Group's annual exhibition, Solihull, 11.2.2017.

 
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I need to go and make the torsion rod bolts, and more track.

 
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Earlier this year took a ride on a Hastings Diesel from Tonbridge to Lowestoft where the unit was parked-up in the station for three hours or so:




My grand parents lived on the approach to Lowestoft Central (as it was known those days) and I spent many an hour watching the trains from the top bedroom window of the house second from the left:




Back in those days (late 50s/early 60s) there were allotments where the bushes now are. In those days you could see the front door of the house from the train!
 
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Morning world, I must be getting older... Getting excited about using oil. On my furniture...