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by luckymucklebackit
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 408
Views: 46038

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Thanks guys, definitely not looking forward to it as it is done under a local so you are aware of what is going on, however once it is done I should have improved vision so the small modelling tasks will be easier.

Cheers Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Loft Layout Plans - Input appreciated
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Loft Layout Plans - Input appreciated

Hi Alex - Looks a fine plan, the only change I would make would be to move the two crossovers out of the station area to the straight section on the right of the layout, that would give better platform length and allow platform selection clear of the station area, you could also then extend the top ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 677
Views: 37480

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Looks good Jim, I really should look at these laser cut windows for any further buildings as I don't think I could be bothered making any more from scratch/

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 408
Views: 46038

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Thanks Jim, unfortunately when testing the circuit after putting in a third LED in the Water Tank Road I forgot the resistor and blew all three LEDs :oops: So I will need to re-install, no biggy as they were not embedded in the building. Will be limited in what I can do over the next couple of weeks...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Not enough horses (or women)?
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Not enough horses (or women)?

Great find Kentishman, this site http://www.crht1837.org/history/horsesstables would suggest that it is not Euston, but not far away at Camden Goods Depot, looks to have been an extensive system of tunnels - hence the nickname "The Camden Catacombs"

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Labeling Idea. (Important!)
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: Labeling Idea. (Important!)

A reasonable suggestion, but I would doubt that the manufacturing companies would agree on a common configuration. Is it really necessary - again I doubt that there is a great need for this, every new release is reviewed and dissected to death in the magazines and forums, anyone wanting info does no...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Goods shed operation
Replies: 15
Views: 275

Re: Goods shed operation

Quite a few depots would have had a winch installed at the bufferstops so that wagons could be moved without a loco being present, and don't forget that in the age of steam, there would always be at least a couple of Clydesdale or Shire horses around the depot that could pull the wagons around.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 677
Views: 37480

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

HI Jim - Glad the task of cutting the inspection pits is done for me, if you excuse the pun - that job is the pits :D . Best of luck with this latest project. Just now the site reminds me of those photos from 1968, with deserted loco depots waiting for the track to be ripped up.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 677
Views: 37480

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Nice weathering Jim, takes the gloss off the original.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 408
Views: 46038

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Thanks everyone, but first some sports news just in..and in the observation stakes it is Ex-Pat 1 - Timbersurf 0!! :D The ladder is indeed front right, with a hatchway above, I will do a hatch cover as a finishing touch. I take your point about the axles though Timbersurf - will remove the points Tr...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 408
Views: 46038

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Nearly there! Added some further detail to the water tank by adding a platform/walkway so that the ladder access now comes up the side of the building and through a hatch, the another ladder from the platform to the top of the tank. Platform base is chequerplate plasticard with some reinforcement an...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 677
Views: 37480

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Looks like a decent coach Jim, I built an Ian Kirk LNER buffet car a few years ago but it didn't turn out well and I sold it, I have a Gresley Twin Art set at occasionally sees some use. Unfortunately painting is not my strong point, I rarely get the finish right, it is usually too glossy for my lik...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons P and Barclay, two small locos
Replies: 39
Views: 1207

Re: Hattons P and Barclay, two small locos

One aspect of the model retail market that confounds me is the ability of the Warhammer/Games Workshop chain to maintain outlets in high rent areas of town and city Centres, locally they have shops in Union Street in Glasgow and in East Kilbride town centre. I had a look on-line to see how it is pos...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Real Life Use of Polystyrene Blocks for Scenery!
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Real Life Use of Polystyrene Blocks for Scenery!

https://www.theforthbridges.org/news/disused-tunnel-at-forth-road-bridge-made-safe/

Unlike modellers who usually use expanded polystyrene (EPS) blocks to create scenery around their tunnels :-)

Jim

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