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by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge "Marty - We are going Back to the Future!"
Replies: 761
Views: 88994

Re: Gateside and Northbridge "Marty - We are going Back to the Future!"

Getting quite excited already! Perhaps my own "Year of Discontent" may shortly end. I see the plan shows a turntable, and the original plan had one too but I could never find any mention or photo of it. What plans do you have as to the type of turntable? Hi Ex Pat - The Gaetside turntable...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge "Marty - We are going Back to the Future!"
Replies: 761
Views: 88994

Re: Gateside and Northbridge "Marty - We are going Back to the Future!"

Ok I appreciate the re-launch has had more than it's share of false starts but at last I think I have a workable plan. The reason for the title is that back in the distant past the original Gateside and North bridge was built in a 12' by 8' loft in my first house. The general concept of that layout ...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point power problem
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Point power problem

A common problem with points is that the switch rails rely on good contact with the stock rail for continuity, are the faces clean and are the little tabs on the switch rail that should amke contact with the underside of the stock rail correctly bent and fully in contact. I always bridge these out a...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: N gauge London Midland Region 1960's DCC layout
Replies: 23
Views: 2148

Re: N gauge London Midland Region 1960's DCC layout

Awsome!! Shades of Rose Grove 1967.

jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Range announcements
Replies: 24
Views: 712

New Range announcements

QUite a few very nice surprises in the range, Thompson Pacifics, W1 etc The RMweb page actually is the best place to view the range at the moment, the sound of jaws dropping is perceptable https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/150159-hornby-2020-range-announcements/ Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Model Rail Scotland 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Model Rail Scotland 2020

Sorry Ex-Pat, need to go on the Friday, promise I won't hoover up all the bargains. (Very short shopping list this year) :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: UNion of South Africa Incident
Replies: 5
Views: 359

UNion of South Africa Incident

Amazed that nobody on the platfrom got hurt.

https://youtu.be/OUzgkAGZ3aI

:shock:

jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1047
Views: 107484

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

Amsterdam.jpg


NS class 186 Intercity Electric at Amsterdam Central.

Any more European locos before Brexit happens?
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge "Marty - We are going Back to the Future!"
Replies: 761
Views: 88994

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

So, after initially granting permission for a hut to be purchased and put in the garden, said permission has now been withdrawn on the basis that "it is too big", "we will lose the use of the patio" (that we never used anyway) or "it will make an already small garded too sma...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby
Replies: 29
Views: 1563

Re: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby

Speaking of the Clan, it is one of the most talked about locomotives in most Hornby Forums, almost reachin legendary status. Even though the actual metal tools was destroyed surely the CAD drawings for the tooling remain and new tooling could be created. Even putting about a rumour that they were go...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Modular DCC Inglenook
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: Modular DCC Inglenook

@Paul-H, dowels is a good idea. As it happens, I'm pretty sure I have some knocking around, left over from various items of furniture that have since been taken apart . If I understand correctly, the idea would be to drill holes in the sides of the board, and push a dowel into one end so that the b...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Plausible WR Passenger Operations?
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: Plausible WR Passenger Operations?

Rule 1 applies - It's your layout and if you want a visiting Gresley Pacific - so be it! :D Nothing in what you propose sounds far fetched, if you wanted to be more prototypical you could expand your collection and "time group" sets of locos and coaches and have running sessions set in var...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Best Track for Semi-permanent OO DCC layout
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Best Track for Semi-permanent OO DCC layout

My advice is to avoid anything that has to be frequently dismantled, any type of Settrack will work initially, but frequent assembly and dismantling will slacken off the rail joiners and you also have to think about a reliable power supply to the track, especially for DCC. Get a small board that wil...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Simple horseshoe layout
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Simple horseshoe layout

The terminus could be based on Fort William of Mallaig which are both simple Island platform termini with a siding, the halt would be just a platform beside the line (e.g. Loch Eil outward Bound). You might wand a fiddle yard off scene for the train to go

Jim

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