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by Ex-Pat
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Signals around Maidenhead c1992
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Signals around Maidenhead c1992

For anything "signals" I would suggest you try :

https://www.s-r-s.org.uk/home.php
by Ex-Pat
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 749
Views: 82265

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

A nice looking plan Jim - pity about having to reduce the radii. I know you had to contend with the complications posed by loft height previously. This time you will have to cope with scrambling down under the boards - you don't mention a lift-up/out section. Will there be one? - I think you'll find...
by Ex-Pat
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Modelmaster Loco - Resin Bodies - NBR
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Modelmaster Loco - Resin Bodies - NBR

The regular sport of finding the nearest RTR OO wheelbase. Happily a lot more choices now. You'd think by now someone would have put some kind of list or database together. And NO I am not offering! Here is a summary of relevant Scottish 0-6-0 classes, plus the J15 (Hornby) and J39 (Bachmann) as po...
by Ex-Pat
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Modelmaster Loco - Resin Bodies - NBR
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Modelmaster Loco - Resin Bodies - NBR

Bigmet wrote:Are these 2mm or 4mm? .


Per the J37 Product Details it is designed to fit Hornby or scale chassis - I'd be interested to know who " ...by one of Britain's leading specialist model manufacturers. .." is.
by Ex-Pat
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths

I found "The Times - Exploring Britain's Lost Railways - A Nostalgic Journey along 50 Long-lost Railway Lines" (ISBN 978-0-00-797367-2) compulsive reading. Ordnance Survey maps together with descriptions of each route and copious photos are included. Personally I do like the Market Harbor...
by Ex-Pat
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting Off Lightly
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Getting Off Lightly

I remember only too vividly how the air became blue when the damage in the last photo in this link occurred.


viewtopic.php?f=22&t=50019&start=30#p617250
by Ex-Pat
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths

I found "The Times - Exploring Britain's Lost Railways - A Nostalgic Journey along 50 Long-lost Railway Lines" (ISBN 978-0-00-797367-2) compulsive reading. Ordnance Survey maps together with descriptions of each route and copious photos are included. Personally I do like the Market Harbor...
by Ex-Pat
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths

I found "The Times - Exploring Britain's Lost Railways - A Nostalgic Journey along 50 Long-lost Railway Lines" (ISBN 978-0-00-797367-2) compulsive reading. Ordnance Survey maps together with descriptions of each route and copious photos are included. Personally I do like the Market Harboro...
by Ex-Pat
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Making coupling rods/valvegear
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: Making coupling rods/valvegear

That V2 is lovely, is it 0 gauge? Thanks for the compliment (you too bigmet ) - it's OO gauge - but I've never been totally happy with it and some year will strip it down and make a better job of the handrails etc., do a chimney conversion to the unique version carried by 60813 and turn it out in l...
by Ex-Pat
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Making coupling rods/valvegear
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: Making coupling rods/valvegear

Welcome to the Forum captainanorak . I have limited experience in scratchbuilding valve gear. It was all done way back in the late 1960’s or very early 1970’s. I built a Jamieson V2 and B1 but found I could not cope with their valve gear riveting system – so scratchbuild / modification was the only ...
by Ex-Pat
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 849
Views: 67540

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Jim, this year is all getting as bad as Beeching - all my favourites disappearing.

Thanks for the enjoyment it's given me and, more particularly, all the best for any future venture - you know you really want to!!
by Ex-Pat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Royal Train TV Programme
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Royal Train TV Programme

There's a one-off programme currently on catch-up, "Secrets of the Royal Trains". The worst mistake was calling it a "loco", it's a train you dunderheads. I recall it being referred to as "The world's most famous locomotive" at least twice - totally agree about the unr...
by Ex-Pat
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 43
Views: 1626

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

The last two years, nothing to purchase. . For me it's much longer than that (apart from the tender body for my D49 conversion) with the D11/2 some years ago being my last Bachmann purchase. On the rolling stock side they have priced me out of the market. There again I have a fairly limited interes...
by Ex-Pat
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rowenwood
Replies: 48
Views: 1875

Re: Rowenwood

Firstly welcome to the Forum.

As you mention Birmingham Moor Street, did you consider incorporating its traverser, and which would dispense with the crossover between the platforms?

See first & third photos at: http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/bi ... ex21.shtml

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