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by GeraldH
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Changing old Triang wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Changing old Triang wheels

I'm still using the old matchstick trick, there's a bit more detail on my layout thread.

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by GeraldH
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dust
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Dust

I use one of these to flick the dust off locos, rolling stock and fragile scenery. It's softer than a paintbrush and very effective. https://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Makeup-Tools/Superdrug-Face-Blusher-Makeup-Brush/p/736080 I then remove all loose items from the baseboard (people, vehicles etc.) an...
by GeraldH
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 170
Views: 11569

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Love the train of 4 wheelers. Hopefully Hornby will produce a matching brake coach one day.
by GeraldH
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 356
Views: 64846

Re: The BNR (another way)

Seismologists have detected earth tremors and it is anticipated that parts of the BNR's line between the existing stations will see significant damage. Plans are therefore being drawn up to rebuild parts of the line with slightly shallower gradients and to serve an additional settlement at Pewsley. ...
by GeraldH
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 356
Views: 64846

Re: The BNR (another way)

pete12345 wrote:The imported German loco (no. 8?) is looking very smart in BNR blue!


Thank you :) . It was a rather complex project, which took much longer than anticipated. The original chassis was not the greatest design and so a Bill/Ben one had to be transplanted in.
by GeraldH
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Motive power for track cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Motive power for track cleaning

The Heljan BO-BO mechanisms have huge pulling power. My Class 23 and 33's will pull pretty much anything. At the moment Hattons have BR Parcels units going cheap (£54) which are reputedly very good pullers. You can also buy a new Heljan Class 26/27 chassis on Ebay for £36 which would do the trick, b...
by GeraldH
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A very different model railway cab ride
Replies: 4
Views: 308

A very different model railway cab ride

I just came across this cab ride video which might cause indigestion, but it does look like they're having fun :) .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHF_w-FMD-U

In case the link doesn't work it's called "Hornby 00 Model Railway with Train Camera".
by GeraldH
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths

Theres also a good website which has olds maps with all the old lines on, and you can superimpose a modern satellite image over it to see where it ran. I've got quite good at spotting the routes on google maps now. This might be the website, the link below shows part of the Tarka Trail through Barn...
by GeraldH
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths

Very interesting. The Cinder Track can be ridden on a folding bike, as well as a mountain bike and is being upgraded.

You might find the Railway Ramblers site of interest, which shows all the latest developments.

http://www.railwayramblers.org.uk/
by GeraldH
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cheap Flock
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Cheap Flock

I use used tea leaves for ballast, it can also be used for ground cover. The leaves from teabags are finer than loose tea. A wash of paint can change the colour a bit if required. Ash from the fire or BBQ looks good around the loco depot.
by GeraldH
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How to replace horrible couplings?
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Re: How to replace horrible couplings?

You can also sell on the original couplings to reduce the net cost: some people with sharp curves like them :) .
by GeraldH
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Overlapping sleepers
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Overlapping sleepers

I normally try to move the sleepers on the plain/flexi track so that they interlace. If necessary cut the webbing under the track, so that you can slightly alter the spacing. The sleepers could be cut with a razor saw.
by GeraldH
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Linka
Replies: 113
Views: 6824

Re: Linka

The one mould that always seems to be out of stock, or discontinued[?] is the critical one S1 with 5 plain stone walls, as well as a half and quarter height one :( . Fortunately I have two of them now, but buildings look a bit weird consisting only of windows :) .
by GeraldH
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 356
Views: 64846

Re: The BNR (another way)

Heavy Bank Holiday traffic and slippery rails caused by oil deposited on the track from recently serviced locos, meant that double heading was called for. BNR No's 2 & 8 work very well together and can take 6 coaches up the steep gradient on the mainline without slipping. The only other steam op...

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