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by luckymucklebackit
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!
Replies: 811
Views: 107027

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Thanks for your supportive comments guys - I am sure this is just a hurdle that once crossed I will take a leap forward. I am much more organised than I was when I started the last project (except for frequently not being able to find things), and as have learned a lot of lessons I am hoping this wi...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!
Replies: 811
Views: 107027

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

So on Monday night i rolled out wallpaper and drew out the Northbridge East Plan full size on the back, with the help of some points and a crossing, also marked the position of the holes for the point motors, all looks spot on as I expected on the small scale sketch. I have however almost got to the...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1348
Views: 279156

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

@Lancastrian, actually I cannot now see any of your photos in my (Chrome) browser - I think it's because they are hosted on a non-secure site - (i.e. http not https). Maybe one of the mods (@Bufferstop) can advise? Weirdly if I open this site in Edge (the new version, which is Chrome under the hood...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Train derailment near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire (Scotland)
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Train derailment near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire (Scotland)

There must be dozens of threads regarding this tragic incident and in the majority of cases the threads have been locked as we have no business coming up with unsupported theory's, it is the job of the RAIB to thoroughly investigate and make a comprehensive report based on all the evidence.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Slightly
Replies: 1095
Views: 152015

Re: Slightly

Ah! the joy of the car boot find, we used to have a local monthly indoor car boot here in Troon but COVID has put paid to that, I found a few pugs but nothing main line. Locos are looking like great finds.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!
Replies: 811
Views: 107027

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Yes Guys, I think I can see the faintest chink of light at the end of the tunnel! Ex-Pat - yes it is the general idea to get each panel and the tracks they control fully wired and tested before moving on and yes as I knew the lifting section was going to bridge a join on the curve I took the precaut...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1182
Views: 137964

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

SRPS Railtour with 5407 at Kilmarnock, water and coal stop 4th January 1991

5407atkilmarnock1.jpg



Next - Diesel Loco Nameplate
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!
Replies: 811
Views: 107027

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Hi All = Tonight's progress report, still slow but steady The bridge piece has now been fitted and is working OK 20200914_193038 (1024x768).jpg 20200914_193815 (1024x768).jpg 20200914_193013 (1024x768).jpg The edge of the curved track is a bit near the edge, think I might put in some timber one scen...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1182
Views: 137964

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

August 2010 050.jpg


Frys Five Boys at Bo'ness.

Next more station accessories (your choice)
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 79
Views: 5451

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Seen it all now! I track these on Ebay. They were down to £300 new at one point, now no longer made, second hand regularly go for £600-800, thought they may get to £1,000, but this takes the biscuit at €2,000! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZL009-HELJAN-89001-train-Ho-Terminal-a-conteneurs-Containerter...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby
Replies: 25
Views: 1771

Re: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby

Why on earth Hornby (and Bachmann) don't match the boxshifters prices and cut out the middle man altogether I don't know. For example, the new A2/2 and A2/3 Pacifics are available to preorder on the Hornby website at £189.99, delivery is £4.98 so total cost £194.97. On the Hattons website the price...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Airfix\Dapol Turntable
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Airfix\Dapol Turntable

Yes it is quite easy, unfortunately I don't have any photographs of how I did it on my last layout it was something like this. I drilled four holes in the centre pivot piece, just outside the circular raised section, I then fed copper wire (mains cross section) up through two of the holes, round the...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: where are the members ???????
Replies: 66
Views: 2169

Re: where are the members ???????

Yesterday I was cleaning all the track. No one wants to hear about that chore. :lol: Thanks End2end Cue 10 posts on the best way to clean track, two posts with unorthodox methods of cleaning track, another 10 posts on why it should never be done that way, five posts to dispute that (becoming increa...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby
Replies: 25
Views: 1771

Re: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby

Why on earth Hornby (and Bachmann) don't match the boxshifters prices and cut out the middle man altogether I don't know. For example, the new A2/2 and A2/3 Pacifics are available to preorder on the Hornby website at £189.99, delivery is £4.98 so total cost £194.97. On the Hattons website the price ...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Headshunt length
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Headshunt length

Possibly the shortest headshunt I have ever seen was at Partick Central Stanton in Glasgow, follow the links for pictures and maps https://www.railscot.co.uk/img/13/371/ https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19&lat=55.86862&lon=-4.30275&layers=170&b=1 I think I have worked out how th...

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