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by Dugie Diesel
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Teddy bears picnic, or not, class 14 woes
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Teddy bears picnic, or not, class 14 woes

Last year i bought myself an Heljan class 14 and its a lovely model but ive spent as much time fixing it i have running it :( First off i fitted washers to the axles to stop it waddling down the track, snapped the steps off, refixed them, snapped them off again, lol. Then out of the blue it stopped ...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Little Stanton, N gauge layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2727

Re: Little Stanton, N gauge layout

Its been a long time since i updated this thread again, i carried on by getting the ballasting done which ive been putting off for months. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/921/4abo5r.jpg That should be the last time my points work then :? Then i did some work on the goods yard, i used pai...
by Dugie Diesel
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dragging wires
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Dragging wires

Usually the wires are secured inside the loco body with insulation tape, can you take the body off and see if they have come loose and tighten them up a bit, obviously you will need to leave enough slack for the tender to turn. Also make sure the wires aren't trapped when refitting the body, they ca...
by Dugie Diesel
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I've seen those houses before.
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Re: I've seen those houses before.

If you ever watch "Homes under the hammer" on BBC they have the Superquick ones in the intro :)
by Dugie Diesel
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Little Stanton, N gauge layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2727

Re: Little Stanton, N gauge layout

Well, much to my embarrassment its been a very long time since ive updated this thread, sadly being a full time carer has really restricted my time to pursue leisure activities. I have more time now so progress can continue :) So i added some grass to the field using a grass sheet with hanging baske...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Little Stanton, N gauge layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2727

Re: Little Stanton, N gauge layout

Thanks all, Im enjoying myself more now im on the scenery part but i have a large collection of 00 so i think that will be my main interest, however i wont discount N in the future thats for sure. Your layout looks good too Whynot :) I had the Metcalfe kits already built for my original stalled layo...
by Dugie Diesel
Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Little Stanton, N gauge layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2727

Little Stanton, N gauge layout

Normally i model in 00 but a couple of years ago i treated myself to the N gauge colliery set by Farish to see how i got on with the smaller scale, the space benefits being obvious. I quickly made a baseboard up and got the track laid but soon after i lost interest thanks to a very boring trackplan ...
by Dugie Diesel
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Redgate - My First Layout
Replies: 33
Views: 4720

Re: Redgate - My First Layout

Looking good :)
by Dugie Diesel
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Build The Millennium Falcon Magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 1732

Re: Build The Millennium Falcon Magazine

Sounds like a bargain to me seeing as tho its being described as a 1:1 scale model, you would need some space for that!! However i think they mean its a 1:1 scale film prop :lol:
by Dugie Diesel
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Traction tyres - pointless??
Replies: 20
Views: 2867

Re: Traction tyres - pointless??

I think its most of the older models that have traction tyres now, most modern models rely on the weight and the motor being in the loco rather than the tender so there is more grip. I have a Lima 108 that had traction tyres and i ran that without the tyres for ages with no real problems but the gri...
by Dugie Diesel
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Faulty controller?
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Faulty controller?

Hi all, i recently bought myself the Hornby Gloucester city pullman set, more for the loco and the carriages really however the track and controller will come in handy. Im not sure if the controller is working right tho, it makes the loco's very noisy and i have to turn the power over halfway before...
by Dugie Diesel
Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Small Line Motive Power
Replies: 31
Views: 2497

Re: Small Line Motive Power

There are the BR shunters as you mentioned, how about the Hornby Sentinal, that comes in a few different liverys and would be good for a repaint if you wanted to. There is always the Hornby pug for steam but i think they are an older model now. I have an 0-6-0 Pannier tank and it runs very well inde...
by Dugie Diesel
Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

glencairn wrote:Nice clear picture of Mansfield shed (scroll down to 4th picture) http://www.ourmansfieldandarea.org.uk/p ... 4p36p.aspx

Glencairn


Thanks for that :)
by Dugie Diesel
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

Thanks for the answers all, i was thinking i could kit bash a couple of Metcalfe engine sheds side by side and that pic of Mansfield MPD looks like it would be a good start, im not too fussed about complete accuracy to any specific place but id like to put a bit more thought in as my previous layout...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

Hi all, at the moment im thinking about a new layout, its going to be based on a fictional preserved line on the Notts and Derbys border the main focus of which will be a large engine shed to display my collection of steam and diesel loco's and DMU's. I quite like the idea of scratch building or kit...

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