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by luckymucklebackit
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

I have had a 3ft wide board in the past that I made for kiddies, and 1st radius does fit as long as you dont have it against a wall. Against a wall and one needs an extra inch or two. The old Hornby first radius trainsets used to say "Circle of track. Space required. 36" x 36""....
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

What is your maximum board size, if it is 3ft it doesn't fit. First rule of layout design is set your board size and make everything fit with decent clearance between the edge of the board and the track, second, try and follow prototype practise, the diamond crossing is unnecessary and should be avo...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 576
Views: 59198

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Thanks Jim and all, I still find doing the plasticard brickwork a bit if a hit and a miss, I used Jims idea to use the 7mm brick on the main building and the pointing comes up really well, but on the 00 plasticard the grooves are less pronounced and more difficult to get right, however I had some le...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Smoke ! (again)
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Smoke ! (again)

I would be careful if I were you, I have heard stories of these things blowing up if misused.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

I have now got a bit more space, around 12x3 feet. I have seen a plan i like in the December issue of Railway Modeller called Neverscreech. I have been trying to do this using Anyrail, but i not having any joy. Could some body have a go for me please using code 100 set track if possible, i need a l...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 576
Views: 59198

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Just one quick photo to illustrate what I said in the last post, this fuel tower is proving to be a real time consumer, lots of fiddly bits that need to be set aside to set before further work. The Ratio handrails are a point in case, nice when finished but a devil to put together. https://farm5.sta...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Accurascale to announce UK OO loco at Warley
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Accurascale to announce UK OO loco at Warley

They have released a teaser on Facebook, don't thing anyone will be able to make anything of this though. https://www.facebook.com/AccurascaleUK/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARBXhBXg9qVVwpx8SGIhP2m1ZLf2x_JzUAs7JJgaoXPgnllBqc828uA97uLTCGJ89XkcBKEOoO_9Vlky&hc_ref=ARRnzKMb1IQQLbH3c-muCh2xB5bR3G-72Cd4Sk7h_3...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Kernow-Dapol D600 Warship
Replies: 52
Views: 6252

Re: Kernow-Dapol D600 Warship

Hmmm, another of these lovely "built in Glasgow but didn't run here" models, could I justify one running "on test from Queens Park Works" :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 58
Views: 1376

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Hi Brammie - really like your bus garage, is that a Bristol Lodekka?? It reminds me of the Eastern Scottish buses that used to pass my old house in Airdrie, very similar green livery.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Legality or moral ethics
Replies: 29
Views: 364

Re: Legality or moral ethics

Referring to the third party here, not the store, not GWR: The modern atitude... If you get something worth less than it should be, kick up a mighty stink. Demand they sort it yesterday, tell the world how they have been wronged. If you get something worth more, it’s not your fault, keep it. Its's ...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I've had an idea...
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: I've had an idea...

Now there is a thought! Will we see an Alexa connected up to a fully automated DCC system in the future - "Alexa, move D5307 and train from platform 1 to the main line" :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 807
Views: 48116

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Think that boom may be overkill, I have trouble swinging cats in the basement, I will keep practising my technique. Thanks again, Jim. We had one member who had something similar, if not even more expensive. Gave great pictures of a great layout, shame about the bloke, bit big headed and a bit of a...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 304
Views: 124322

Re: BARGAINS!

This one from Lidl being advertised on the radio this morning, available form today. Hornby train set "The Urban Rambler", £49.99

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl.htm?articleId=17780

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1223
Views: 129540

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

I have purchased numerous items from this seller for many years and have him on my favourites list of eBay sellers. My point is that he knows better and well knows that the items are not Dapol based. Irrespective of starting price the seller is manipulating the item listing description to create gr...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Early BR coach colour(s)
Replies: 17
Views: 254

Re: Early BR coach colour(s)

Agreeing with Jim here, the last blood and custard coaches wnt around 1963, and even then they were rare. I think the very first BR blue and grey coaches were in late 1964, but 1965 is the safer date to adopt. As for the green coach in Scotland, several Bulleid coaches were sent up there still in g...

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