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Re: Tyseley
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 02:24:01 PM »
For most of forty years I collected a lot of HO and OO railway models.  This was in two categories.  Initially I collected French Hornby , Fleishmann and a couple of other European manufacturers products.  I built a small HO layout based on SNCF (French railways) Northern region 1.  This allowed the use of models representing electric, diesel and steam outline locomotives. 
I have always lived close to the former GWR railway and decided that I would build a GWR branch line based principally on Cornwall - to allow a clay line - and Devon - for milk tankers.
As my family grew so the model railway took a back seat and the GWR layout was never built.  The SNCF had to be dismantled.


Eventually and as I was, for thirty years always on emergency call out and had no intention of using my lost areas. I looked at what I had collected over the years and decided to sell it all.  I sold it and bought a rather expensive Windows XP computer, with good monitor and specialist printer.
The use of the computer saw me discovering garden railways.  Therein lay the answer to my railway hobby interest.  Fourteen years ago I set out to build an outdoor garden railway (railroad as it is called).  It took  over two months and some hard work but did give me bodily exercise which is so essential, especially as you get older.
The railroad is based on a line which links SE West Virginia to SW Massachusetts running through the Shenadoah Valley.  One of the great American river banks it (theoretically of course),  it follows if the North Fork of The Potomac River.  All the rolling stock and locos are American, principally 1:29 scale , but I do have a little 'old time' stock which is 1:22.5 and 1:24 scale.


Incidentally, for modelling purposes, 1:29 is three times HO (1.87) scale so plans are easily converted.  I don't run in wet weather but do providing there is not any biting winds.  Snow is rare here.  A bonus has been that in the years of large scale modelling I have come to know far more about the United Sates and Canada and of course made new friends over there as well.
best wishes,  Alan

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Re: Tyseley
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 02:43:16 PM »
   some thing on the same lines has this
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2017, 03:43:54 PM »
best wishes,  Alan

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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 04:58:41 PM »
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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2017, 07:44:49 PM »
Mac I also collected Ho trains. I had quite a few but sold them. They were all German and unlike Hornby and the rest they were all made of metal and had far better detail. 
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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 10:07:56 PM »
countrylad It was 1990 when I was at Tyseley so I'm afraid I wouldn't have known them.
Apologies townie, when you said started your career I thought it was when you left school.

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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2017, 07:15:02 PM »
Two things that will always stay in my mind about Tyseley is trying to catch a look at the engines in the yard as passing and Tyseley Station itself. Late 50's early 60's going on the Bakelite kids Christmas outing. Usually to town to the Panto or Circus. I particularly remember we would be given a small paper bag with a packet of Spangles, Fruit Pastels and a small bar of chocolate.


The excitement of the kids as the train pulled in  :D

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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2017, 07:28:31 PM »
I remember using the working mans club on the Warwick rd at Tyseley at lunch time when I worked at the Serck.    :P
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« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2017, 07:34:26 PM »

I remember using the working mans club on the Warwick rd at Tyseley at lunch time when I worked at the Serck.    :P


What year was that Fred?
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« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2017, 09:44:57 PM »
I remember using the working mans club on the Warwick rd at Tyseley at lunch time when I worked at the Serck.    :P
It was around there that J R Frances set up shop as plumbers merchants in the 70's. He had a Roller with Reg, JRF 1 and a few other JRF's.

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« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2017, 04:14:18 PM »
townie,
It would have been around 1966 to 1968.


Just by there there was a car auction on a Saturday. I never buoght a car from there but we would go and see how much the different cars sold for.
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