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by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Loft layout
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Loft layout

Hi Forfarian - missed your layout up to now, looks really great - looking forward to seeing your progress with the extension. are you basing your layout on any particular location or region?

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trying New Things.
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: Trying New Things.

Avoid all the causes of failure that others have discovered already, by some diligent investigation into the subject before commencing on a new thing. Y ou can also waste your life researching and never doing, or avoiding doing because you perceive insurmountable barriers that others have met. I th...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: Greater Loftchester

Have you set up an account on that site? Thankfully it is free to do this and it allows you to zoom in on the photographs, I used it for views of the bridge I have recently built a model based on which is in the east end of Glasgow.

It is an excellent resource.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 00 Points choice..?
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: 00 Points choice..?

I've mixed them often and use the point that fits best. I've even slightly bent longer points to get them to meet my required location. Not a good idea and certainly not good advice for a beginner, believe me I am speaking from painful experience, albeit many years ago, it dos not work well, you en...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 00 Points choice..?
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: 00 Points choice..?

I made this point (scuse pun) on another thread but it is worth repeating it here, avoid mixing set-track and streamline points in the same formation, all set-track points and crossings are at a turnout angle of 22.5 degrees, streamline points and large crossings are at a turnout angle of 12 degrees...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: 11 Aug 2018 it was Fifty Years Ago today
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: 11 Aug 2018 it was Fifty Years Ago today

...and meanwhile in Scotland, on the 11th of August, 44871 quietly marked the 50th Anniversary with a run from Fort William to Boness, complete with 1T51 home made headboard, some photos below (not mine), before setting off on a trip round Fife and off up to Tweedbank (over the line closed by the sa...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: Greater Loftchester

Great to see another big loft layout under development, best of luck with your project.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 476
Views: 51639

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Hi All - managed to complete tracklaying and assembling the point mechanisms last night, the track took a bit of fiddling as the normal configuration didn't quite fit. I had to trim a couple of sleeper lengths off the "Y" point to make it fit, still the prototype of yard I am modelling nev...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: MOD Kineton and its Railway History
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: MOD Kineton and its Railway History

From what i have read there was no fissionable material stored routinely at Kineton. The bunkers however did store nuclear tipped tank shells at one time. There was an on-line Ministry of Defence document that made reference to: "Kineton Station Standing Operating Procedure No73, Contingency Pl...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon

Thanks guys - must get round to this someday, I will put it no the to-do list (which is quite long) :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon

What size wheels did yo use? I have two of these but they sit in a siding as they have the original wheels and won't take the points.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 13
Views: 129

Re: Just saying hello

Hi Tim - Welcome to the forum

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What does the term rebuilt mean
Replies: 19
Views: 317

Re: What does the term rebuilt mean

...and some were done (allegedly) through sheer spite! Referring of course to Mr Thompsons rebuilds of some of Gresley's Pacifics and Mikados. The reasons for rebuilding were of course down to simplification of valve gear and improvements to make maintenance easier in a time of Austerity, but many e...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 808
Views: 56679

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

Wow - didn't know City of Truro was a Bo-Bo!! :lol:

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