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by Ex-Pat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench
Replies: 23
Views: 850

Re: Michaela’s workbench

Very impressive - would dominate any scene - is the light in that top "hut" an internal light or a reflection of other light?
by Ex-Pat
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tinwald is back!
Replies: 28
Views: 428

Re: Tinwald is back!

Welcome back Doc. (or even Prof.?) - fingers crossed for the future.

Can you share a track plan with us please?
by Ex-Pat
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 363
Views: 35939

Re: Edgware GN,

Excellent job as usual.

I see from the last 2 photos that the driving wheels have now been aligned - coupling rods imminent perhaps?
by Ex-Pat
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Where GWR locomotives stationed
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Where GWR locomotives stationed

Bolger claims " These lists are accurate in August 1950, March 1959 and May 1965 ". If you do a "Snapshot" for August 1950 on the website you only get 12 locos, as opposed to 54 in Bolger. - For me, no contest. I love Locoshed Books but it's such a pain going through them page by...
by Ex-Pat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Where GWR locomotives stationed
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Where GWR locomotives stationed

I’ve not used that site before as I have a full set of Paul Bolger’s “BR Steam Motive Power Depots” and the WR volume (ISBN: 0 7110 1311 X) gives Oxford’s allocations as at August 1950, March 1959 and May 1965. Comparing the 2 sources shows that although they could both be wrong, they can’t both be ...
by Ex-Pat
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 363
Views: 35939

Re: Edgware GN,

As ever, the first coat of paint really brings the loco to life - it's a major milestone that I always look forward to. Looks like entry into service is fairly imminent after the cylinders (I see from your LNER Forum post that these are already sourced) are fitted.
by Ex-Pat
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: All Change -- Well Not Quite!
Replies: 226
Views: 6083

Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

joshv8 wrote:Very clever. That photo showing the yard crane feels like it goes into the background forever. Youve definitely achieved a very masterful eye at creating depth.


Quite agree - out of interest how many inches is it from that piece of track to the crane and the backscene?
by Ex-Pat
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fading motor...
Replies: 17
Views: 208

Re: Fading motor...

I would hazard an initial guess at it being a connectional problem. Have you tried attaching the crocodile clip across the brush and insulation sleeve so that you are not reliant on manual contact (which can easily be broken without you realising it)? Presumably you had the problem with the motor in...
by Ex-Pat
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 576
Views: 59129

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Definitely "Ramshackle of the Year Award" for the decrepit corrugation - so subtly painted.
by Ex-Pat
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 304
Views: 124307

Re: BARGAINS!

Hattons "Sale of the Century" now on, https://www.hattons.co.uk/NewsDetail.aspx?id=375 some good bargains there, slightly tempted by a K1 at £69, but the rest of the savings are not spectacular. Jim When I bought a couple of "Minoru's" at £94 I thought it was good - but now they...
by Ex-Pat
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Long long time!
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Long long time!

8 years it's taken me to build this craftsman A5 loco, what's the betting somebody announces a ready to run one now! That's just what I thought way back in the 60's when I started scratch-building a J39 and A1 - they're still in a box somewhere, but I can't claim their lack of progress is down to B...
by Ex-Pat
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 76
Views: 6744

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Looks like Hatton's price for 65311 has gone up from £112 to £126! https://www.hattons.co.uk/j36?utm_campaign=Project+Update%3A+Hornby+J36+17%2F10%2F18+%28LHj79h%29&utm_medium=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJtaWtlcnVka2luQHlhaG9vLmNvLnVrIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiSkdRZVhoIn0%3D&utm_source=...
by Ex-Pat
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 39
Views: 1520

Re: Greater Loftchester

I'm with Timbersurf on the "photos please" request. It would be a shame to undo all the good track work - there is definitely something attractive about hand-built track. Have you considered "sinking" the lower level into the base board? - if you went down enough you could halve...
by Ex-Pat
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 39
Views: 1520

Re: Greater Loftchester

I'm with Timbersurf on the "photos please" request. It would be a shame to undo all the good track work - there is definitely something attractive about hand-built track. Have you considered "sinking" the lower level into the base board? - if you went down enough you could halve ...
by Ex-Pat
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 24
Views: 215

Re: Henley

Access denied in Ireland as well!

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