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by luckymucklebackit
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Kyle Model Railway Club
Replies: 5
Views: 57

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: 57

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: 57

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: 13
Views: 129

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: 13112

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...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point failure
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Point failure

Also - if you are using a diode matrix make sure the output from the CDU is the right way round, been there done that!
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: overly complicated point work in old photos
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: overly complicated point work in old photos

A good place to check out old track diagrams is here https://signalbox.org/diagrams.php some superb old diagrams

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: overly complicated point work in old photos
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: overly complicated point work in old photos

Can't quite work out the logic of that formation, but some complicated pointwork with duplicated routes was common to provide parallel routes through junctions, Glasgow Central is a good present day example of this.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Carstairs 2019 build - 1980s themed DCC layout in OO
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Carstairs 2019 build - 1980s themed DCC layout in OO

Son't forget to model the pub! A Summer Friday evening spotting at Carstairs was never complete without a quick pint or two before catching the Perth train home to Coatbridge! Will follow this with interest, I have quite a number of photographs of the station in this era and there are plenty more on...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 00 gauge semaphores, whats best?
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: 00 gauge semaphores, whats best?

Non-moving LEDs does sound much easier than semaphore signals. But doesn't it depend on the era you're modelling? Is there anywhere that tells us when colour light signals were introduced around the country? Michaela, is there a particular era you're modelling? Colour light signals have been around...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 00 gauge semaphores, whats best?
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: 00 gauge semaphores, whats best?

I have never managed to achieve working semaphores, All my semaphores were Ratio kits, I would think that a simple home or distant signal would be easy to get working, but once you start looking at bracket signals or heaven forbid gantries it becomes very complicated and I am not sure that the small...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 72
Views: 1700

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

If we were talking about a mass market product I would support Hornby's actions, it goes all the time, think of retailers undercutting the major brands with their "own brand" product, but in the limited and some may say shrinking market for model railway locomotives I find it crazy. It wou...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))
Replies: 702
Views: 70763

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

Well it has gone. finished off pulling up the track last night and the boards are covered in boxes and bags of buildings and accessories. We have had an offer for a cottage accepted subject to the sale of our own house so if anyone wants a three bedroom house in Eaglesham with boards in place to sta...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Today is the day
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Today is the day

Excellent! Great to see a young lad involved in the hobby, pity I couldn't prize my lad away from the Xbox screen :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: One Of My Favourite Books.
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: One Of My Favourite Books.

A favourite book? That is a hard question as all the books I have have all been bought for a reason. I have three books on 'Buckingham G C.' -- Rev Peter Denny. I love reading them time and again. I suppose if I had to choose one on modelling then 'Historical Railway Modelling -- David Jenkinson, w...

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