Does anyone recognise this...

Derek

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UK, Midlands
Hello all

This is a real long shot, but I'm trying to find a layout 'somewhere' on the internet; I thought it was RMW, but I can't find it.

Most of the description is fairly generic- a warehouse (hops?) set in the Fens, Anglia, UK. I think it was set as a GE joint railway with ??? though it was a fictitious 'based upon' type layout. I think it was built to EM, using hand built turnouts and flexi for straight sections.

This was really something to see- it was art as much as engineering and one of the best I've ever seen.

However, after page 3 or thereabouts, the builder announced that he had un-ceremoniously destroyed it as he was moving location (from deepest Africa) and couldn't arrange transport; he comically noted that he gave the baseboards to one of his staff who used it to repair a hole in his house roof.

That last point is probably the most memorable. On the off chance that anyone recognises it...

TIA
Derek
 
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Daifly

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I have a vague recollection of someone (Richard White?) in Botswana who was posting in the early 2000s but the RMWeb and even the Templot archives don’t go back that far so you may be unlucky in tracking down that thread.
Dave
 
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Derek

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I have a vague recollection of someone (Richard White?) in Botswana who was posting in the early 2000s but the RMWeb and even the Templot archives don’t go back that far so you may be unlucky in tracking down that thread.
Dave
Thanks Dave

This was from 2012-2016, I think. But Botswana sounds about right. I will try searching the name. Appreciate the suggestion.
Derek
 
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Sandbach, Cheshire
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Builder of Finescale Signals in 2mm scale to 7mm scale, Trackwork, Turnouts and Layouts.
I don't think it will have been Richard White, he is stilll in Botswana and I know that his interest is Scottish (Highland Railway, hence my interest in interlaced pointwork) EM Gauge, still actively modelling about to embark on an extension/replacement of Inversnaid, which he built 30 years or so ago I believe.
 
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