Ianvolvo46

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  1. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi all as the team have been foo... ? .... sil... ? ... kind enough to invite me to be a mod I owe it to offer some background information. Where to start... well I was born/brung up within 1 mile of the Quorn & Woodhouse Great Central station and spent many hours scuffing my knees hanging over the bridge parapet to have my face grubbed up by smoke cinders and steam.

    Coming from lowly farming stock train sets were beyond my parents budget so I used to visit my cousin who originally had a Tri-ang Princess Elizabeth set prior to a big Hornby layout.

    Move on 60 years Army/Marriage/Kids etc (the usual story) and in 2014 I attended a model rail exhibition with my current wife and mentioned my desire to own a train set 'so get one' was the reply 'but do it right'.

    A Tri-ang collection and 1 'learning curve' later brought me to a forum from whence I came here and am currently building a 260cm x 25cm 'Plonk' St Michael (nee San Miguel) in OO gauge running via a Gaugemastet dc controller as that's ample electrickery for me ... oi you at the back wake up!... finally as I moved to Spain I had to bring everything I needed with me; Tim Horn baseboards, Lcut buildings, Airfix rolling stock and Airfix/Mainline motive power.

    There that's it...? ... the goat..?... well more of that later.

    Ian
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Sounds like the perfect upbringing ....... At least .... Familiar. I got a train set but it never went much beyond what came with it. A class 47 and eventually if I remember right ....... Duchess of Sutherland. Don't know what happened to that. :scratchchin:

    Welcome to the team Ian.

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  3. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Cheers Toto

    Aptly enough I've now got a few Tri-ang train sets 1 x express set, 1 x flying Scotsmen set, 2 x Lord of the Isle sets, a Freightmaster set and 1 x Steeple cab and 1 x EM2 with about 40ft of track and a large roof terrace... mmm y'know what I might just set it up and take some photos, they were crude and the track and wheels will need cleaning but a bit of nostalgia and real 'playing with trains' eh

    Ian :scratchchin:
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Ahhhhh

    My first train set was a Triang freight set, 08 plus two bogie bolsters, one with two 20ft frieghtliner Containers on the other with 3 commer vans, very patriotic in red, white and blue. With an oval of super 4 track.

    Next up was a Triang Hornby Night mail set, Class 37, Mk2 brake, Mk1 sleeper and a working mail coach.

    40 years later, and I'm playing with trains again :thumbup:, and enjoying it - apart from when having to build buildings.

    Welcome to the mods Ian, its not as bad as it seems - until tom hands out home work.

    Paul
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Paul with Triang the detail's missing but the nostalgic play value huge... talking of Toto ......

    Ian
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Again Ian great to have you Aboard as a mod

    Sounds like you are living the Dream at the moment Following the Sun having seen your work area in one of your posts:thumbs:
    And as a late starter you certainly have the eye for the layout scenic's :worship:
    We just have to lookout for the Goat munching it's way through post's :giggle:

    O here he is now
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    [​IMG]The Spanish chapter of Platform 'Juan' mrc is now officially open for tinto and buisiness ... callers welcome
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Ahhhh ...... Very in vogue. ....... Our Spanish division.:avatar:

    :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    Toto
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    viva la tinto
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    He's a real bobby dazzler. :avatar:
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    ianvolvo46 wrote:
    Unable to see the image.

    Pete.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't know whats happened there Pete could someone confirm it's posted
    Ian
     
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    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    There is a pic of you (ian) leaning over St Michael (San Miguel) and the Townstreet plank in the 7th post of this thread. :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Cheers Gary ... nothing about the swanky shirt n film star looks then ... ah well that's what you get with a Samsung ...

    Ian
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    A touch of the Lee Marvins about you there Ian. ....... There again I'm using a very old I Pad so it could be his hoss.:avatar:
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Not sure if this the cause of Pete's issue, but as you have attached the photo rather upload to the gallery, anyone who's either not a member or not logged in will not see the image.

    Paul
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Cheers Paul I thought of the 'logging in issue but I'll upload and redo the post

    Ian :thumbup:
     
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    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    ianvolvo46 wrote:
    Oh, sorry Ian, you do mean this picture , don't you...??

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    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    The other 5/8ths just muttered 'I wish' ....?

    Ian :avatar::avatar:
     

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