New Member - Rod Morgan.

Discussion in 'New members' started by dmudriver, 15 September 2018.

  1. dmudriver

    dmudriver Member

    Good evening!! I had my registration approved a couple of days ago, so I thought I ought to introduce myself.

    My name is as above but my username will be explained shortly!! I model in O gauge, blue diesel late 1970s/early 80s. I've been building a layout based on an actual location since April 2012 (has it really been 6 years??!!) I'll start a thread in the layout Progress forum but, briefly, it's based on West Kirby on the Wirral - on the Merseyrail system. I've not laid a third rail so instead I'm using DMUs: I've added a DMU stabling point and, in addition. I operate some loco-hauled stock - all to add variety to what could otherwise be a pretty boring operation.

    Why DMUs - and the username? Well, I was a member of the DMU Group at the Llangollen Railway (now Llangollen Railcars Ltd) from about 1996 until I retired from driving in 2013 - having passed out as a driver in 2000. I also got very interested in signalling - not that I trained or operated as a signaller - and my layout reflects both of these interests.

    Here's 3 picture to give you a flavour of what the layout's like. It's finished operationally, but there's still a lot to do on the scenery side, although there has been some progress on that side since the pics were taken.

    P1050864 - Copy.JPG Pc1050895.JPG P1050886.JPG

    The layout is called, and the thread will be titled, West Kirby Town.

  2. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Rod,

    nice to see you on here. Will you manage our next Open Day on 14th October? long time no see!


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  3. dmudriver

    dmudriver Member

    Hi Mike.

    Nice to hear from you. As you say, long time no see!!

    I can't make the next Open Day unfortunately, but I've pencilled December 16th in my diary**. I'm looking forward to seeing how far you've got with New Brighton (apart from having a long run on the main circuit). I've seen the pics on your website - are they very recent ones?


    ** Subject to any changes to Everton's home fixtures around that time!!!!
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  4. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    As a fellow ‘Grand Ol’ Teamer’ with an interest in Wirral railways, Rob, it’s a very warm welcome from me.

    Will follow with interest.

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  5. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    Lovely layout, I look forward to more updates.
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  6. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Welcome - a nice selection of DMU's.

    Just looking for the mixed livery and carriage variant - if you built this no-one would believe it. One of my photos taken at Manchester Victoria circa 1982/3.

    Manchester Victoria 01.jpg
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  7. dmudriver

    dmudriver Member

    "if you built this no-one would believe it"

    Actually, Dave, I could recreate that unit - except my 108's got a headcode box.

    Once the layout's a bit straighter, I'll have a go. At the moment I'm doing some electrical work and fitting fence posts at the back of the station. Neither should take long.

    Watch this space!!