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I think I had better introduce myself as I have allready posted a topic in the Prototype section. I live in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada , but was born and grew up in Hampshire. In my childhood I spent many hours , in the 1960's, on the then disused Meon Valley Railway in the Wickham area. All the tracks were still in place then. Three of us boys attempted to push an empty wagon along the rails in the goods yard of Wickham station. I think the brake must have been on because we couldn't move it very far. Really too bad the station building was demolished.
On a visit home this past May I walked the line from Wickham to Mislingford Goods Yard. My how it has got so overgrown with trees from how I knew it as a lad.
Anyhow I am in the process of building an OO layout, part of which will be Wickham Station to Mislingford Goods Yard.
The period I am modelling is the 1930's. I would love to hear from anybody familiar with the Meon Valley Railway, and All Southern Railway fans for that matter. Hope this is o.k. for an introduction. Cheers.
 

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QUOTE (mvrnut @ 29 Oct 2008, 21:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I think I had better introduce myself as I have allready posted a topic in the Prototype section. I live in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada , but was born and grew up in Hampshire. In my childhood I spent many hours , in the 1960's, on the then disused Meon Valley Railway in the Wickham area. All the tracks were still in place then. Three of us boys attempted to push an empty wagon along the rails in the goods yard of Wickham station. I think the brake must have been on because we couldn't move it very far. Really too bad the station building was demolished.
On a visit home this past May I walked the line from Wickham to Mislingford Goods Yard. My how it has got so overgrown with trees from how I knew it as a lad.
Anyhow I am in the process of building an OO layout, part of which will be Wickham Station to Mislingford Goods Yard.
The period I am modelling is the 1930's. I would love to hear from anybody familiar with the Meon Valley Railway, and All Southern Railway fans for that matter. Hope this is o.k. for an introduction. Cheers.

Welcome. You'll find this a great place to hang out. I'm a Southern fan myself, having spent my schoolboy years alongside the Waterloo Bournemouth main line. All during the 50's and 60's I lived In Winchester, and Eastleigh was a favourite weekend destination;) Like you I now live in the other side of the Atlantic, in the USA in my case.....

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Hi. Although i do not model the southern railway i would still like to say a big welcome to the forum to you and i think you will enjoy the forum very much.I have found everyone to be very friendly and helpful. Kind regards

Paul
 

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Hi & welcome to MRF - enjoy the hobby & the forum - any questions then please ask away.

We used to move the wagons around in our local goods yard, after we found out how to release the brakes !
 

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Welcome .I too am a Souhern fan .My father was a fireman on the Southern during the war and was very proud of the fact so its natural for me to model it .I am at present making a small branch line with a Southern flavour though it probably has more to with Southern on the loco sides than an actual protypical modelling .I havnt modelled the station yet so no green and cream Southern paint schemes yet .
 

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Hi and welcome from another Southern fan, although my efforts with Solsbury Hill will be far from prototypical and in N gauge I'll be running it with Southern/BR M7's and Q1's from Dapol, and no doubt at all there'll be a Terrier soon enough.
I'm always delighted to see people making something truer to the real world so will be watching


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Hi there and welcome to the wonderful world that is MRF.

A southern man at heart, although also sidetracked into Belgium (the other home of good beer) I am slowly getting together some stock for a BR(S) project.

Enjoy your visits.

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QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 31 Oct 2008, 11:44) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>We used to move the wagons around in our local goods yard, after we found out how to release the brakes !

I always knew you were a criminal at heart!!

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The welcome which you received convinced me to join too. I also model SR but with more than a hint of SDJR. We are fortunate that such great OO SR steam locos are being produced at present - just a pity they don't have sound!
 

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Thank you to everyone for the welcome.
zmil, yes, your' right, Sudbury is the home of nickel. My second choice for a layout was indeed Sudbury if I had gone for a North American layout. Sudbury is quite an important rail centre, with a station and a loco servicing depot, served by two railways, the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Huron Cenral Railway. Then Inco, the big nickel producer, has its own railway system too. We get a large variety of locos and trains , including P.W. trains.
But I am a true Southern man at heart, I actually got to go on the footplate of rebuilt MN. "Canadian Pacific" on the Mid Hants Railway this past May.
Thanks again to all.
 
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