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by luckymucklebackit
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1054
Views: 103394

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
Replies: 754
Views: 86524

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So, after initially granting permission for a hut to be purchased and put in the garden, said permission has now been withdrawn on the basis that "it is too big", "we will lose the use of the patio" (that we never used anyway) or "it will make an already small garded too sma...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: 21
Views: 868

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: 9
Views: 542

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: 6
Views: 327

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: 181

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: 290

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
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby
Replies: 21
Views: 868

Re: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby

Wonder if the J36 sold well enough for further versions to be produced, perhaps a tender cab version (just to annoy Ex-Pat :D ), would also think they will be eagerly awaiting news of the new Trenitalia west coast Pendolino livery so that they can get a version out ASAP. Wonder if the Hattons decisi...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Railway room safety
Replies: 14
Views: 477

Re: Railway room safety

This was something that I was aware of when I had the layout in the loft as when I came to think about it, I had several flammable liquids, the layout was made of wood with cardboard buildings that would burn easily, and there were the usual sources of fire, such as soldering irons, relays with a ri...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1054
Views: 103394

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

The closure notice for the real Buchanan Street

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Any other official notices (posters or permenant signs)

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BACHMAN SPLIT CHASSIS
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: BACHMAN SPLIT CHASSIS

Are all the nylon bushes still intact, these commonly fracture and become dislodged, can be easily sorted with a bit of superglue.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Inverkeilor 1950 to the end of steam
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Inverkeilor 1950 to the end of steam

Hi - this large scale map shows the relative position of the signal posts as it was post war https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=18&lat=56.6313&lon=-2.5466&layers=170&right=BingHyb , unfortunately the up siding (can only see evidence on on ein the older map) would appe...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: MY NEXT POSSIBLE PROJECT (8' x 2' PORTABLE GOODS DEPOT LAYOUT)
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: MY NEXT POSSIBLE PROJECT (8' x 2' PORTABLE GOODS DEPOT LAYOUT)

Depends if you want to go for a prototype location or a freelance plan, for the freelance plan the "timesaver" concept gives plenty of operating potential (pencilled in as part of my future plans), the concept is described here, http://www.wymann.info/ShuntingPuzzles/sw-timesaver.html and ...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout - Staffordshire
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: New layout - Staffordshire

+1 for paper and pencils, however, beware the sketch that does not truly reflect track geometry, it is easy to think that more can be fitted in than in reality. It is worthwhile getting a good scale rule, set of compasses and protractor. Always overestimate track dimensions and underestimate your av...

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