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by GeraldH
Thu May 16, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 346
Views: 57255

Re: The BNR (another way)

Thank you Mountain. There has been a recent discussion in the "other place" about brake coaches to match the Hornby 4 wheelers. The BNR workshops have had a couple of goes at this and No 1 can be seen hauling the brake alongside one of the regular 4 wheelers. It has Ratio sides grafted int...
by GeraldH
Thu May 02, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 346
Views: 57255

Re: The BNR (another way)

The BNR recently purchased some second hand signals for their long planned extension. Unfortunately the stop, which prevents the upper quadrant arm from falling below horizontal, had been snapped off on one of them. Workshop staff drilled out the post where the stop had been and turned down a piece ...
by GeraldH
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Decisions made
Replies: 81
Views: 3169

Re: Decisions made

That's coming on nicely :) .
by GeraldH
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 346
Views: 57255

Re: The BNR (another way)

The BNR's workshop should go into scrap renovation with all these busted mainline locos, or they need a word with the management about their impulse buying!! The workshop team love a challenge it seems, but this should be the last Mainline arrival for a while. The line currently has 2 x J72s, 3 x C...
by GeraldH
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Fitting a Turntable?
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Fitting a Turntable?

Due to the change in gradient where the access track meets the turntable deck there is a slight vertical kink. This can be minimised by ensuring that the turntable is firmly attached to the baseboard and supporting the access tracks so that they don't sink when a loco is on them. On page 15 of my la...
by GeraldH
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 346
Views: 57255

Re: The BNR (another way)

The BNR have recently reorganised their workshops to improve productivity. This is just as well, as the loco department have got carried away again and procured an apparently mint, unused, Mainline 43XX. The loco department have been looking for a small tender loco, with an easily detachable tender ...
by GeraldH
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco

People have suggested T Cut on a cotton bud in the past, although it can leave a slightly shiny surface.
by GeraldH
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Beamish Museum
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: Beamish Museum

Great place. I've been a couple of times, well worth a visit.
by GeraldH
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station
Replies: 67
Views: 2815

Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Love the vegetation and the wildlife. Keep up the good work :) .
by GeraldH
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Do the increasing prices of model railways effect how much you spend?
Replies: 32
Views: 1020

Re: Do the increasing prices of model railways effect how much you spend?

The increasing cost, complexity and fragility of new models, along with my desire to recycle, reuse and reduce waste means that it is now very rare that I buy brand new rolling stock. I also enjoy fixing and restoring pre-used items :) . Some the the design practices on new models also put me off in...
by GeraldH
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 346
Views: 57255

Re: The BNR (another way)

The workshops have been quieter than usual this winter due to a hand injury to a key member of staff. The window frames of a recently re-wheeled short bogie coach have however been painted black, which greatly improves the appearance. Windows.JPG The line has a surplus of motive power, in part due t...
by GeraldH
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?
Replies: 19
Views: 1072

Re: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?

I have a few gooduns from Hattons in the last year or so. My last one, a Mainline 43XX, had mazak rot, but they sorted it out including return postage without any issue. I'd certainly recommend them, but study the photos in detail as the descriptions occasionally omit damage that is obvious in the p...
by GeraldH
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street
Replies: 89
Views: 3576

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Great work, you have created a very atmospheric layout. One can imagine being 76 times smaller and wandering around :) .
by GeraldH
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Any hints and tips when using flexi-track?
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: Any hints and tips when using flexi-track?

For significant and tight curves I tend to use Set-track. Now that there are four radii available, Set-track covers most eventualities. You can test it out using a model railway CAD program. When I do have to use flexi-track, I hold it in place and then mark where the cut is required with a fine tip...
by GeraldH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

Thanks for all the comments. I'm probably pushing my luck now, but is it possible to do similar for older Hornby DMU's? I have an immaculate (boxed) DMU set that also struggles over points, I was going to sell it but if it's possible to do this (including driven wheels) on it I'd certainly be inter...

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