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by luckymucklebackit
Wed May 05, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 329
Views: 38779

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

Great progress Ex Pat, and high quality modelling as usual. Looking forward to seeing the finished shed.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Two different motors in one loco!
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: Two different motors in one loco!

Weren't the Trix locos built to a slightly odd scale around 3.75mm/ft? Certainly in around 1969 I had five Triang-Hornby Mark 1 coaches and two Trix Mark 1s and the difference in height was very noticeable, the Trix coaches looked to be about 5mm lower at roof height (possibly more - its a long tim...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Two different motors in one loco!
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: Two different motors in one loco!

Perhaps my memory is playing tricks on me, but I am sure that Trix also marketed their Westerns as being available with two motors,

JIm
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Maybe Sometime!
Replies: 832
Views: 126117

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - Maybe Sometime!

Quick status update! We have had an offer for a flat back in Eaglesham accepted and the cottage went live on the market this morning, so hopefully a buyer will be along soon and we can get this move over with. A condition of the move is that a second bedroom will officially be "the railway room...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Railway signals
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Railway signals

For any enquiries about signalling I always direct folk to here https://signalbox.org/ . Run by a professional signalman and full ove anything you want to know about theory and practise. There are drawings of actual locations, many in the Highlands that you could use as a basis for your layout. Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Coach identification help please
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Coach identification help please

I bought 3 and put them straight into the roster, some profiteers bought loads of them for £3 a pop and flogged them successfully on Ebay for a lot more.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1305
Views: 174740

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

Y - LNER Y9 at Bo'ness

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Jim

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by luckymucklebackit
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Container usage
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Container usage

November 1965

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Super 4 insulated rail joiners
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Super 4 insulated rail joiners

Triang produced a R497 SUPER 4 ISOLATING TRACK instead of selling insulating fishplates, this had the benefit of being switchable. There is one on Ebay currently complete with the switch https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIANG-HORNBY-R-497-ISOLATING-TRACK-LEVER-SWITCH-IN-V-G-C-AND-WORKING-ORDER/2338607431...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: How to Spot the Loch Ness Monster
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: How to Spot the Loch Ness Monster

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by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: How to Spot the Loch Ness Monster
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: How to Spot the Loch Ness Monster

In these days when everyone has a reasonable quality camera in their phone, visibility of the Loch from the A82 has been improved due to tree felling during road realignment and (when COVID-19 restrictions are not in place) there are considerably more tourists in the area why are there not many more...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Early Lima OO product mouldings becoming fragile?
Replies: 21
Views: 828

Re: Early Lima OO product mouldings becoming fragile?

What I have noticed about my old Lima Mark 1a is that the bodies are discolouring, changing from black to a greyish colour. Nothing that some Matt black wont sort though. Jim The greying effect is normally caused by exposure to sunlight. I bought a Lima bogie tanker which had sat in the shop window...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Early Lima OO product mouldings becoming fragile?
Replies: 21
Views: 828

Re: Early Lima OO product mouldings becoming fragile?

What I have noticed about my old Lima Mark 1a is that the bodies are discolouring, changing from black to a greyish colour. Nothing that some Matt black wont sort though.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: carbon Black
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: carbon Black

Not only is it produced by burning fossil fuels, but to maximise output it has to be air starved combustion! Even the production was a filthy process. Don't think "well it's a good job the place has been pulled down" it just means that it's now being produced somewhere in the world where ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: carbon Black
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: carbon Black

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_black tells you about the stuff, note the paragraphs regarding health. It is not a by product and it is manufactured to closely monitored specifications, as any deviation to particle sizes can seriously affect the compounding and processing of the rubber. Jim

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