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by luckymucklebackit
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Back drop mounting: advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Back drop mounting: advice please

To avoid wrinkles on my last layout, I first mounted the backscene paper onto good quality cartridge paper using a glue stick, the cartridge paper can then be stuck onto the wood using PVA without wrinkling.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri May 31, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1111
Views: 212661

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Bittern at Gateside

Image

More names?

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun May 26, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Preserving 'lost causes'?
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Preserving 'lost causes'?

Connecting rods and other pieces of a locomotive motion are not cast, they are drop forged in order to achieve the necessary strength. Not cheap, the motion for P2 new build "Prince of Wales" is costing £220,000 with Stephenson Engineering Ltd of Atherton, Manchester doing the work.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue May 14, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))
Replies: 707
Views: 73964

Re: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))

Well that is the move done and dusted, have to say that it went extremely smoothly! This was the scene on Thursday last with Allenshaw packed in the car for a move to a temporary storage location at my caravan https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47810600531_640ee3801e_c.jpg I have had a look in the ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue May 07, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Many Brake, or Brake Composites Should I Have ?
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: How Many Brake, or Brake Composites Should I Have ?

Hi Hornchurch - the question you have asked is one that I have seen many times before, and to be honest there is no definitive answer, the rule book says that there must be one and that it should preferably be towards the rear of the train, but as most formations of that era ran as fixed, what would...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu May 02, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 1285

Re: Dj models announcement

something along the lines of the old riddle....... [I] never said they stole my design. — Someone else said it. I [never] said they stole my design. — I didn't say it. I never [said] they stole my design. — I only implied it. I never said [they] stole my design. — I said someone did, not necessarily...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu May 02, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 1285

Re: Dj models announcement

I agree entirely with the ‘fall from grace’ Ian - I was surprised that the whole topic hadn’t been locked pages back - speaks volumes, but says a lot about the admin role, too. Tony Again this could be as a result of the current drift towards a paid membership and a move away from any allegiance wi...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu May 02, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 1285

Re: Dj models announcement

Just as an aside, I have stopped using the other place for anything other than prototype or "wheeltapper" entertainment, I just don't like the new format. I note that they have introduced a "gold" membership with payment of between £50 and £60 per annum with various add ons, I ha...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu May 02, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Weathering track ,what to use ,advice please ,,
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: Weathering track ,what to use ,advice please ,,

I have used a couple of variations of the methods described above. The best results I have had was the most tedious to apply and would only really work on smaller layouts. This method is to first give the rail sides a coat of red oxide primer and allowed to thoroughly dry, I don't worry about point ...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed May 01, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))
Replies: 707
Views: 73964

Re: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))

Thanks Josh - we are just getting the last of the legal stuff tied up and we are on schedule to move on the 10th of May, absolutely champing at the bit to be doing something again! No doubt Mrs Luckymucklebackit will have other priorities but the weekend after we move is the Troon Model Railway Exhi...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed May 01, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Signals
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Signals

Massive learning curve and I mean massive. What is a distance signal and a home signal, I think distance speaks for itself ish, but what is home and where do they go on a layout?. Thanks Ian The website I always turn to for all matters signalling is this one https://signalbox.org/ this is a massive...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lybster Station.
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: Lybster Station.

Hi Glencairn - the RailScot site has a photograph of the station at Lybster, the building is still in existence and acts as the golf clubhouse! https://www.railscot.co.uk/Wick_and_Lybster_Light_Railway/index.php The track plan looks right out of a Freezer Plan Book https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/si...

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