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by luckymucklebackit
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 9900

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

The novices raised a giggle for me at the start, some of the bottles of chemicals they were shown using in their day job are those made by the company I work for, I use the reject bottles for paint, glue etc!! :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Signal box redundant levers
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Signal box redundant levers

Painted white and left in the frame. For the scenario that you are modelling, you should really have a brick relay room attached to the side of the old box.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Mk4 not really feasable:-(
Replies: 736
Views: 79619

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - Mk4 not really feasable:-(

The 8ft x 6ft shed is not a bad space for a layout, the last operational layout I built before G&N was "Carmuirs" a terminus-fiddleyard with continuous run in a room that was about 6'2" x 8'6", and that had a lot of operational interest and looking back I think I could have i...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Mk4 not really feasable:-(
Replies: 736
Views: 79619

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - Mk 4 not really feasable

After careful consideration, I have put all development work on complete hold. The issue is not how to build the layout in the loft, it is getting in and out of the blooming thing! While up taking some measurements at the weekend, I had a close call getting out of the loft and nearly sustained a nas...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: operating Ratio Semaphores
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: operating Ratio Semaphores

I think that it is perfectly feasable to motorise basic Ratio signals, you just need to ensure that the pivot holes are drilled out to allow the arm and couterweight to move freely. The problem will come if you attempt to motorise any bracket signals, as I have found the rocker arrangement is too fl...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 849
Views: 65905

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

OMG Ex Pat is right, it is the mid sixties all over again, curious that both of us were modelling that period too! So sorry to see Millsend go, it is such an atmospheric layout, I hope that you can find something to fill the void that will be left. Have to admit that I have done the square root of n...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3621

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

piermaster wrote:Nothing has changed here on NRMF, still wandering well off topic and still doing character assassinations. What lives you lead!!


Consider yourself lucky, if this had been RMweb instead of NRMF they would have been round to your house last night with the pointy hats and ole' fiery cross :D
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3621

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Peterm wrote:What are these 'referral orders they mention? Are they like probation?


Punishment to fit the crime? Compulsory supervised attendance at a local model railway club and make them build a layout, let them see how much time and work is needed to create something to exhibition standard.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Looking for Station Building Details
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Looking for Station Building Details

Best I can find on-line is an end view https://canmore.org.uk/collection/777561

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wheel cleaning
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Wheel cleaning

Got one, only use it if there is a bad build up of muck. Drawback is that is is next to useless to clean non-driving pickup wheels.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaps in track
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: Gaps in track

In fairness, the only photographs I have seen of this method are on partially completed layouts, i.e track laid and being tested, no scenic work done yet. Some folk prefer to do it this way then insert one or more sleepers (with the chairs sliced flush with the sleeper top) under the rails immediate...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Mk4 not really feasable:-(
Replies: 736
Views: 79619

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!

G'Day Gents Nice sized loft, but how high ?? manna Ah! there is the rub, the answer is - not very, approximately 4ft high, but I am used to scrambling about on my hands and knees in the old loft (thankfully without recourse to the Lotus position Timbersurf :D ) so I am not considering that as a sho...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Mk4 not really feasable:-(
Replies: 736
Views: 79619

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!

In the beginning the loft was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the rafters... Yet something is stirring!!!! IMG_20190705_185205.jpg Started to populate the loft with various boxes of materials etc. and get some flooring down, massive amount of work to do but Allenshaw was mo...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Mk4 not really feasable:-(
Replies: 736
Views: 79619

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - a Concept I can not let Die!!!!

Thanks everyone for the messages of support :) The garden is very small so putting in a hut of a suitable size is not possible, it needs to be the loft or not at all! Been playing about with a few doodles on paper and what seems the most obvious plan is to go back to basics with the Mk1 Gateside and...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 433
Views: 47189

Re: Edgware GN,

G'Day Gents Two updates in a week, he's either mad, busy or bored, probably the first :lol: . No the R1 has had a poor coat of paint, just because I wanted to see what it looked like !! Being a bit cold in Oz, barely made it to 10c today, I stayed in and had a go at the P1, it is now balanced/bluet...

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