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by GeraldH
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ballasting/sound reduction
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Ballasting/sound reduction

I'm probably slightly unusual, but I ballast directly onto the baseboard with used tea leaves and a strong mix of wallpaper paste. I sometimes tone down the colour a bit with some powder paint. This mix is probably not quite as rigid as granite and PVA. The trains do make a bit of noise, but I quite...
by GeraldH
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 470
Views: 95729

Re: The BNR (another way)

The summer timetable means that the preserved steam locos get a bit more use. One of the three Mainline Collett Goods is seen passing through the cutting just outside Pewsley. CollettPax.JPG The BNR goods service is seen passing in front of the new tree cover at the junction. Freight is generally ha...
by GeraldH
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 470
Views: 95729

Re: The BNR (another way)

Love those Triang DMU's. It has been detailed and re-wheeled and is an excellent runner. It also has a certain charm as well as being robust and easy to service. A Limby 101, a re-wheeled Lima 121 with a Hornby body and a Hornby 110 are also allocated to the line running passenger services to Engla...
by GeraldH
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 470
Views: 95729

Re: The BNR (another way)

The summer timetable has commenced and DMU services to England through the tunnel have been strengthened to 3 cars. DMUEngland.JPG Meanwhile further improvements and landscaping have been taking place on the Pewsley extension and the push pull service is seen awaiting departure from Platform 1. Pews...
by GeraldH
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 470
Views: 95729

Re: The BNR (another way)

The gangers have been busy replacing the troublesome point at Pewsley. Points1.JPG Further comparison of the Hornby and Peco points have revealed that the curved check-rail begins slightly nearer the toe of the Peco point and this seems to be making a significant difference as no derailments have ta...
by GeraldH
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 136
Views: 160412

Re: BARGAINS!

Can dried powdered tea from tea bags be used for ground cover, or will it rot? Being organic if it gets damp it will be susceptible to mould. All my ballast is used dried tea leaves. Loose tea is best as the leaves from teabags seem a bit fine. This is fixed in place with a very strong mix of wallp...
by GeraldH
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: loco class??
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: loco class??

It's a Class 31
by GeraldH
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 214
Views: 16577

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Love the Consett Iron Ore wagons. Do you have the unloading bridge?
by GeraldH
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 470
Views: 95729

Re: The BNR (another way)

The new points on the Pewsley extension have proved rather troublesome. Partly due to the scarcity of Peco points, a Bachmann curved point and three Hornby standard points were installed. The latest Hornby curved points have worked well at the junction and the Bachmann ones at first glance appear id...
by GeraldH
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan '00' 05 problem solved after nearly 3 years
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Heljan '00' 05 problem solved after nearly 3 years

What a saga! It's shame that Heljan can't do a better job with the availability of spares, it has certainly deterred me from buying anything else from them.
by GeraldH
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Class 20`s
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Hornby Class 20`s

One appears to be "Railroad" and one "Railroad Plus". I believe that the only difference is a slightly more detailed paint job. From Hattons "These Railroad Plus models feature enhanced livery application over other Railroad releases."
by GeraldH
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 470
Views: 95729

Re: The BNR (another way)

The landscape architects recently took delivery of some trees and other foliage and have been taking the opportunity to improve the natural environment ready for the summer season. The main focus so far has been on the hill overlooking the junction. SeveralTreeHill.JPG Another tree has been located ...
by GeraldH
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 182
Views: 18644

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Excellent work. You've really made the most of the limited space and it's nice to see some of the good old kits and stock being used so creatively.
by GeraldH
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Airfix Prairie stops at the start of a lefthand bend
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Airfix Prairie stops at the start of a lefthand bend

The plastic slidebars can get bent inwards if someone has picked up the loco in that area. When the loco goes around a curve the inner front wheel behind the bars moves towards them which can cause the coupling rods to strike the bars. If you force it or run at speed, the plastic slidebars snap off....

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