Newbie Brian Tovey

Discussion in 'New members' started by Brian T, 23 July 2018.

  1. Brian T

    Brian T Member

    Grettings from Birmingham, West Mids.

    First off,thanks for the membership approval and hopefully it`s not too long before i post something of interest to the fourm!.

    I am by nature a British O gauge modeler and i also have dabblings in American proto 48 as well,though i do have a tendancey to flirt from one thing to another so i have`nt really get much done todate.But having said that i do think that i`ve settled on the Forest of Dean for my Britsh O inspiration,and have already started to build and collect rolling stock for a small freelanced layout based in the forest.

    I`ve also been (and still are) thining out my American O so i can concerntrate on building some modern day lease fleet switchers and rolling stock in proto 48 scale,but this is going to be a slow process as the British is the main aim at the moment.

    Anyhow i think that`s enough to bore people with for the time being,so....
    Cheers,
    Brian.

    Oh yea,do i need to disclose i`m a RM web defector (Tove), well a partial one for now anyways...! ;)
     
  2. JasonD

    JasonD Western Thunderer

    Hi Brian
    Welcome, you'll find P48 alive and well here. And a bit of Ow5. Now, 'lease fleet switchers' can cover quite a few prototypes, got some favourites? I suppose Winchester in October's a bit far away? Anyway plenty of P48 rolling stock wheels to hand when you've got that first loco ready!
    Jason
     
  3. victorianman

    victorianman Member

    Hello,Brian.
    If you are interested in P48, I wonder whether you've considered Scaleseven for your British stuff, especially as you are Birmingham-based and therefore near to the S7 people and S7 layouts at the Warley club, so no problems finding somewhere to run your stuck.
    Just a thought,
    Best Wishes,
    Victorianman
     
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  4. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Forest of Dean? Interesting.

    Circa 1960s? Hmmm, panniers and 16T minerals.

    You are lucky, Ian Pope (@Ian Pope) is a member of WT and working on Speech Ho. Rd. in 7mm and same period.
     
  5. Ian G

    Ian G Western Thunderer

    welcome to the mad house

    Ian G
     
  6. Brian T

    Brian T Member

    Thanks for the welcome guy`s,hopfully all the fine modeling on here will spur me on to get some done myself....

    Jason,

    The P48 content and ow5 US modeling in general has brought here,as there`s some really interesting stuff bening done.
    As for Winchester,i do plan on going down with Peter Bowen,and hopfully picking up a centerbeam kit or two off Mike Calvert,provided he still has some.
    Suppose i should really contact him first though!.
    I too have a nice stash of p48 wheel set`s for loco`s and stock,so i`m ok there thanks.


    Victorianman,

    I had looked at S7 for my British O,but as i run stuff on a friend`s layout and Warley is a bit of a jaunt from my side of Brum,it`s more logical to stay as is.
    But thanks for the suggestion.


    Dogstar,

    Indeed 16 tonners and Panniers,what could be nicer.....perhaps a D63xx on a short mixed to Coleford?.
    I had originally only intened to model the forest diesel`s, (already have an 08 to turn into D3991) but i`ve recently caved in and brought a sound equiped minerva 57xx to model as 8749,with perhaps another to follow (later version) to follow..!
    Unfortunately i don`t have the space to model a specific location in the forset,so mine will on be a freelanced shunty type layout,but i`ll keep my eye out for Mr Pope`s layout though.

    Ian G,

    'mad house'?
    that`s funny, i`ve only noticed sensible comment`s being posted on this ere forum.......:rolleyes:


    Thanks again guy`s,

    Brian.
     
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  7. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Brian,

    welcome to WT, looking forward to seeing the Forest layout evolve - we like lots and lots of photos with our posts - seeing is believing:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    regards

    Mike
     
  8. Brian T

    Brian T Member

    Hi Mike and thanks.

    I`m currently finishing up wiring track and the point motors to some Colbalt s levers,but hope to have it finished in the next week or two.
    So when that`s done,i`ll start a thread; with 'lots' of pictures.
    Cheers,
    Brian.
     
  9. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Welcome to WT Brian,:thumbs:
     
  10. ceejaydee

    ceejaydee Western Thunderer

    Welcome to WT Brian ;)
     
  11. Brian T

    Brian T Member

    Thanks,
    Rob & Christopher D.

    Cheers,
    Brian.