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by luckymucklebackit
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1270
Views: 152872

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

luckymucklebackit wrote:Inadvertently funny post of the year! :D


Corrected!
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Crisis point
Replies: 15
Views: 174

Re: Crisis point

I am having to build an extension to the layout to hold he additional steam locomotives that I have bought over the last couple of years as the layout is getting clogged up. Hay Ho! :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: General Advice About Scratchbuilding.
Replies: 17
Views: 176

Re: General Advice About Scratchbuilding.

While we are on the subject - here is a potential project for the ultra modern image modeller, get your scalpels out and carve up that old DVT! http://www.artemisip.com/artemis-set-test-alternative-traction-system/ The class 19 project is led by a company named Artemis Intelligent Power, who are und...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: General Advice About Scratchbuilding.
Replies: 17
Views: 176

Re: General Advice About Scratchbuilding.

My advice is "have a go", modelling card is cheap, plastic strip and sheets is only slightly more expensive. I started out with Superquick kits, then found Scalescenes on-line kits which can be bashed very easily. These kits give you the general principle of how to construct a building. St...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1270
Views: 152872

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Inadvertently fully post of the year! :D
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: First radius curves anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: First radius curves anyone?

Morpeth is 340 metres radius, which would be around 14.6ft Radius in 00! Converting backwards, a 24" radius curve, considered a reasonable radius in 00 works out at 46.4m radius

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Diesel Flying Scotsman
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: Diesel Flying Scotsman

Baby Deltics worked local trains in and around Kings Cross and sometimes out towards Cambridge. I dont think they were ever let loose on class one passenger workings mainly due to their low power output of 1100hp. Expresses in the late 60s on the ECML were almost exclusively in the hands of the big...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 447
Views: 26624

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Thanks Paul; This just fills an alcove at the back at a higher level than the main line, it is supposed to connect to the network to the right, going to imaginary sidings just past the level crossing and passing under the vari girder bridge (well .... in my mind anyway). I hadn't intended to power ...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 243
Views: 25784

Re: Edgware GN,

Terrific job on the Sentinel, first class workmanship, layout is coming on a treat too.

JIm
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: First radius curves anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: First radius curves anyone?

And those are SHORT coaches. Important with minimum curves. The more modern image the layout, the more this crops up as an issue? At 4.00+, a look at some "what do I do here?" sleepering from a model railway layout. Chis .. and if you look at a close up of the coaches (example https://upl...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: First radius curves anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: First radius curves anyone?

According to Wikipedia the minimum curve radius on the Chicago "L" is 90 feet, which scales down in 00 to 14.17" (360mm) so it is actually slightly sharper than 1st radius which is 14.6" (371mm) :D

But it does show you how sharp a curve 1st radius looks like in real life!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Old Railway posters
Replies: 26
Views: 357

Re: Old Railway posters

I have this sheet, all sized to 00 if anyone wants a copy PM me

Posters.JPG


Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Old Railway posters
Replies: 26
Views: 357

Re: Old Railway posters

Can you imagine putting that poster for Whitley Bay up today, don't know who would be first to complain, the PC brigade for the depiction of a glamorous model on the beach or the Trades Description boys for depicting Whitley Bay as a desirable sunny summer destination :D
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New Layout, needs naming
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: New Layout, needs naming

Looking good - how about "Royston Vasey" for a name, opportunity for little cameos based on the TV series.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Old Railway posters
Replies: 26
Views: 357

Re: Old Railway posters

I visited a local antiques place in the Lanark Valley (one of those places with lots of individual stalls under one roof) and there was one stall with a couple of framed ones - absolutely eye watering prices! One was this poster of Stafford https://www.mediastorehouse.com/p/625/london-midland-electr...

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