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by luckymucklebackit
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Model Rail Scotland 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Model Rail Scotland 2020

Unfortunately Coronavirus has put paid to the 2021 exhibition, the SEC will still be supporting the NHS with the temporary emergency hospital being kept in case of the possibility of a second wave and also to provide a facility for catch up on other services that had been put on hold for the durati...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 110
Views: 156532

Re: BARGAINS!

Prefer Black Five Day to Black Friday! :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RMWeb forum joining???
Replies: 34
Views: 413

Re: RMWeb forum joining???

Personally - I am a member of both and not ashamed to say so, however I use this forum and RMweb for different things. All my layout updates are on here and I tend to follow other peoples projects with more interest, I only update on there very occasionally as the "layout" thread tends to ...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Push -Pull operations
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: Push -Pull operations

As I understand the rules, any passenger train can be propelled through a trailing crossover provided the points are fitted with facing point locks. I have been on a train following that procedure a couple of times where the line has been blocked for engineering or as a result of a derailment. A pas...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 53
Views: 6263

Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Lovely little model Ex-Pat, really adds the finishing touch to the building. On the prototype, was there a chain or other retaining device to prevent over enthusiastic manoeuvring of the tub resulting in it ending up in the tender of the locomotive?

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Uncoupling
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Uncoupling

This was an idea I developed for my Inglenook, 100% homemade https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=33932&start=465#p654477

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1202
Views: 115309

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Well Geoff it seems wagon kit building is contagious as well. With us back in near lockdown I have ordered six Dapol kits to keep me occupied through the long winter evenings, 3 x 20T tank wagons with different brandings, 1 mineral wagon, 1 x cattle wagon and 1 x Meat Van. Construction will begin af...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My personal layout under endless (re)construction
Replies: 119
Views: 1248

Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Some seriously good modelling going on there, couldn't help thinking that the style of buildings your are creating bore a lot of similarity with the buildings graphically created for in the computer game "Uncharted 4" (the wife plays it all the time)

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!
Replies: 820
Views: 113542

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Thanks all - there have been a recent series of videos on you Tube that has really got my creative juices flowing around the old Glasgow Central Low Level Line and its associated routes. Here is the link to the series of videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP8Ze5Sgr6_F3nEBADWfvg There is also t...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 271
Views: 29563

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

I would definitely go for black drab for the downpipes, chances are they would have been cast iron and would have corroded readily, with the paint peeling off to reveal a dark brown/black corroded surface that would have been at the bottom of the list for maintenance. A bit of brown rust weathering ...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!
Replies: 820
Views: 113542

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Stainsacre wrote:
so hopefully by Xmas


Which Christmas :lol: :lol: :lol:


I would like to think that it will be this Xmas, you might just have laid down the gauntlet to me :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!
Replies: 820
Views: 113542

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Plan update. The slow progress in getting things done has not been entirely wasteful as I have been continually poring over the track diagram and making some tweaks and firming up other part of the layout. trackplan.jpg The main changes have been away from the area under construction, and are as fol...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 353
Views: 31648

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

That is a very effective use of backscenes Gencairn - like it!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 271
Views: 29563

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Really looking the business now Ex-Pat, fantastic work, looking forward to seeing it in position.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!
Replies: 820
Views: 113542

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Greetings All! So I have moved slowly forward with the eastern throat of Northbridge, all points are now in position with the slots cut out to locate the motors. If I was to start completely from scratch I would use the underboard PL-9 Turnout Motor Mounting Plates and extended pins, but this is the...

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