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by boxbrownie
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: From planning to building....
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: From planning to building....

I need to start making plans for separating the boards if and when I ever need to, therefore a track supply to each board/track will be made and then final position for the track layout before fixing down permanently, not sure if I am going to use the very tiny Trix track screws or maybe just run so...
by boxbrownie
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: From planning to building....
Replies: 3
Views: 208

From planning to building....

Well the present “situation” has prompted me into action, if I am going to be stuck at home for a few months it gives me more of an excuse to get the layout going, collected all the track I need, Viessmann point motors, odd and ends, bits and pieces and some more. Track layed to test the theoretical...
by boxbrownie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?
Replies: 22
Views: 1335

Re: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?

I am going to upgrade my old APT with one of these conversions, would equally apply to the HST (and many more).

https://www.strathpefferjunction.com/pr ... sion-kits/
by boxbrownie
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Spares from Gaugemaster
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Heljan Spares from Gaugemaster

I suppose it's a cup half full job, let's be thankful that a retailer was prepared to take it on. Thankful....maybe.....but you notice now all the parts are separate not on the sprue, Howes sold the complete sprue of parts now Gauge,aster are selling the parts off the sprue.....the cynic in me says...
by boxbrownie
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.
Replies: 26
Views: 1802

Re: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.

Bigmet wrote:Can you power it from the exercise bike? :wink:


Yes, when the kids want it running they had better peddle bloody hard :D
by boxbrownie
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons store closure
Replies: 23
Views: 1214

Re: Hattons store closure

Best make it 70+ hrs if it is plastic covered, less if paper or cardboard, just to be sure. Good advice but don’t forget also most if not all cardboard boxes are sealed with plastic tape of some sort, this being non absorbent falls into the same category as a hard surface at 72 hour (present guidel...
by boxbrownie
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.
Replies: 26
Views: 1802

Re: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.

And yes that is Thomas........I added sound and music to him and my Grandchildren love it :D
by boxbrownie
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.
Replies: 26
Views: 1802

Re: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.

Well the present “situation” has prompted me into action, if I am going to be stuck at home for a few months it gives me more of an excuse to get the layout going, collected all the track I need, Viessmann point motors, odd and ends, bits and pieces and some more. Track layed to test the theoretical...
by boxbrownie
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: gaugemaster track cleaner wagon
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: gaugemaster track cleaner wagon

OK...it’s those magnetic couplings, saw them quite a while ago and didn’t realise they were called Hunt couplings.

Shame I thought some amazing new auto/delayed couplings had made an appearance.
by boxbrownie
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: gaugemaster track cleaner wagon
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: gaugemaster track cleaner wagon

Looks so much better, nice job......what is this “Hunt coupling” you speak of?
by boxbrownie
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 101
Views: 10206

Re: New layout

That really is very, very good.......you could show that at any exhibition easily.
by boxbrownie
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vernier Caliper Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: Vernier Caliper Gauge

It’s for model railway building not Apollo rocket stuff, for that price buy it and try it or just wait for an Aldi or Lidl one to come along, I replaced a VERY expensive gauge with a Lidl version and it’s been fine for years.
by boxbrownie
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Did You Start In Model Railways.
Replies: 32
Views: 1963

Re: How Did You Start In Model Railways.

My Uncle who started on LNER as engine cleaner (three weeks later it became BR) and retired as Top Link driver at the +.........when I visited he would get his Triang set out and I’d play for ages, I remember the Mail coach pick up and drop off being fascinating (luckily I didn’t became a Postman :l...
by boxbrownie
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Catalogue Errors
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Hornby 2019 Catalogue Errors

Mike Parkes wrote:
ttreba wrote:It seems the product codes for the GWR and SR 3 Wheel
:!:



Bit wobbly :lol:
by boxbrownie
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Decisions made
Replies: 81
Views: 6025

Re: Decisions made

luckymucklebackit wrote:Obscenely tidy! But very, very nice. I assume there is some form of compression on the horizontal axis of that photo, as last months railway modeller is a very odd shape!

jim


Reckon so, quite a wide angle lens corrected for distortion post processing most likely.

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