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by luckymucklebackit
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 312
Views: 38824

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Decided to do a bit with "the contraption" that will turn the locos at this shed, feel free to giggle at any time :D First step was to cut out the top layer of ply, this needs to be accurately cut so that it will turn and settle in both positions. Checked the squareness by drawing the diag...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Insulated Van Light Blue - TOO BLUE!
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Insulated Van Light Blue - TOO BLUE!

Here is a superb example of a weathered model van, (not one of mine)

Image

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Advice needed

This must have been a fault with the product, I would contact the vendor immediately and ask for a replacement. It happens with model locomotives as often as fridges, TVs and other appliances and the same rules apply - if it doesn't work, the onus is on the vendor to replace.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Building model railway books.
Replies: 16
Views: 159

Re: Building model railway books.

If the above thread teaches you one thing, it is that everyone has his (or her) own ideas of how to proceed with something, nobody is wrong, so read (or watch) everything before making your own mind up as to what you want, then get cracking! :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Building model railway books.
Replies: 16
Views: 159

Re: Building model railway books.

Some of the books from my library The Model Railway Design Manual: How to Plan and Build a Successful Layout by C.J. Freezer, a lot of people tend to think C.J. as unfashionable but he was my guru when I was growing up, had a huge influence in my layouts. Railway Modelling by Norman Simmons, a real ...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: best free software
Replies: 15
Views: 192

Re: best free software

I am a 'Back of an envelope' user :lol: Me too - paper, cardboard cutouts of points & pencil any time. Third that - but it depends what you are after, if you want to move towards a more prototypical track plan, then draw it out yourself. Some layouts are best not planned, but allowed to develop...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: street lamp placing
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: street lamp placing

According to the Highway Code, it is generally recognised that a ‘system’ of street lighting could be three or more lamps spaced not more than 183 metres (600 ft) apart. So on a 00 layout it will be 2.4 metres, but that would not scale very well especially on a small layout, So use the "not mor...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: photobucket?
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: photobucket?

The apps works on Android too!
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: photobucket?
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: photobucket?

So, I don't seem to be getting much info on this :) maybe someone can recommend what is the (free!) best alternative ? I cannot believe that folk are paying $400 a year now ? If you carry out a search you will find that this subject has been discussed at length in the recent past. If you are lookin...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR "blue" is it popular anymore
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: BR "blue" is it popular anymore

Modelling preferences can change. When GWR used to be popular back in the 1980's, every other layout seemed to be GWR in the mags and at exhibitions. Then it became a "Not another GWR layout" and B.R. blue suddenly became popular instead, as when GWR was popular, B.R. blue was not. B.R. s...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Noobie advice/help
Replies: 18
Views: 233

Re: Noobie advice/help

Welcome Andy - All I can say is the very best of luck getting the rest of the family to buy into your hobby, it is still fairly rare to see a whole family getting involved.

I saw this little gif recently, sums it up somehow :D

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Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1119
Views: 112496

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

Boxcar Willie wrote:Now this guy is having a laugh - "kit built" indeed!

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/HORNBY-KIT-BUIL ... xyc2pTcRu4


It's our old friend Gostude, expect nothing less :D

He never learns
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Westdale, West Lothian
Replies: 30
Views: 3956

Re: Westdale, West Lothian

Sorry to hear that you have to dismantle, moving house is the bane of every modeler with a fixed layout! :(

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Glassgow to Strandossan - 00 DCC
Replies: 14
Views: 270

Re: Glassgow to Strandossan - 00 DCC

You might also need one of these, this was the unloading wagon used at Glasgow Central

http://departmentals.com/photo/96453-2

Jim

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