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by luckymucklebackit
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lybster Station.
Replies: 10
Views: 76

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...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Beamish Museum
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Beamish Museum

Never managed to visit it, but I have been in the area on business, stayed at the Beamish Mary Inn, it was a fabulous place, great food and lovely room.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Please Help with Points Problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Please Help with Points Problem.

As a rule of thumb, I always make the rail closest to me the controlled feeds via isolation switches and the rail furthest form me common return, that way your switches are all fed from one output from your controller/transformer and the common wires all go to the other

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: McLaren Models Falkirk
Replies: 2
Views: 61

McLaren Models Falkirk

Heard this morning via another forum. McLarens Models on Grahams Road, Falkirk, are closing down their shop and moving to online only. The shop has the "To Let" signs up, but it was still open yesterday. Don't know the exact closing date and no sure if this will affect the monthly swapmeet...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?
Replies: 34
Views: 705

Re: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?

For my future layouts, should I ever get the opportunity to build one - FUN!!! I think many of us, and I have been guilty of this in the past, become too immersed in the project, trying to do something that we cannot realistically achieve, trying to impress our peers with our skills and creations bu...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Very simple question,
Replies: 21
Views: 374

Re: Very simple question,

No but sniff it enough and it will make you go bananas



Oooops - too late
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Very simple question,
Replies: 21
Views: 374

Re: Very simple question,

I use UHU, cheap at £1 a tube out of the pound shops, it gets tacky and grips much quicker than PVA. Only thing to watch is that it does tend to string but if you are careful this can be controlled.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Another day when the timetable goes awry.
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: Another day when the timetable goes awry.

Toy Story IIX "Thomas vs The Hulk" or "The Azumas Assemble" :D
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: How to vacuum?
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: How to vacuum?

Push a cloth into the hoovers nozzle leaving some of the cloth over hanging. It can be secured with an elastic band. Once done, remove the cloth and you'll find all your loose scatter has collected in the cloth rather than sucked into the canister. Hope it helps. Thanks End2end Replace cloth with s...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Fishacre Railway, a oo layout
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Fishacre Railway, a oo layout

Lovely space there, looks like a great modelling room. One comment to add about the plan, you have included a good few curved points, these are known to be troublesome, I would advise seeing if you can avoid using them, that said they cause most issues when running steam locomotives, if you are runn...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Kyle Model Railway Club
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Kyle Model Railway Club

4472 wrote:Have you tried ringing the railway station


Although the club has it's clubrooms in the old station building it is not part of the station anymore.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Kyle Model Railway Club
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Kyle Model Railway Club

Yes that is all they have on the "contact us" page. Would have thought they would have had a contact email!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Kyle Model Railway Club
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Kyle Model Railway Club

Is there anyone on the forum that is on the committee or a member of Kyle model railway club based in Irvine, Scotland or has a contact within the club, would like to speak to them please. I have been on the website but unfortunately under "contact us" there are no email addresses or telep...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R1233 The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 757

Re: Hornby R1233 The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set 2019

My first thought is - yes why don't we all spend our hard earned cash to provide free advertising for a global soft drink company who's product is know to contribute to weight and dental problems :lol:

No thanks!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Derby Friargate LNER Garage Layout
Replies: 173
Views: 13421

Re: Derby Friargate LNER Garage Layout

Really sad news - first Jim's Gateside & Northbridge, and now Friargate - is it catching? - where can I get counselling?! Look forward however to the new layout. Agree with Ex Pat - seems like many of us are moving away from the "magnum opus" to something more manageable, best of luck...

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