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by Kentishman
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 145
Views: 10280

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

I greatly enjoyed the programme, it came over to me as very well made and entirely objective about the hobby. I thought that the way that the judges dealt with Gt Missenden team stretching the rules beyond the spirit of the competition was very fair and placed Gt Missenden back on a level playing fi...
by Kentishman
Sat May 05, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Flying Scotsman at Scarborough
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Flying Scotsman at Scarborough

Some excellent 'photo's there, thank you for sharing.
by Kentishman
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Not enough horses (or women)?
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Not enough horses (or women)?

Morning Jim, many thanks for your Camden Railways History Trust post - fascinating and something of which I was quite unaware. It emphasises the extent to which horses would have been seen around stations and goods yards, plus the stabling that would have been required. It also raises a point about ...
by Kentishman
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Not enough horses (or women)?
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Not enough horses (or women)?

Out of idle curiosity, I was looking at images of horses with a railway connection and stumbled upon this article which should be of interest to anyone modelling up to the 1950's. In the normal course of events, I don't think railway modellers would come across it: http://booksandmud.blogspot.co.uk/...
by Kentishman
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Labeling Idea. (Important!)
Replies: 14
Views: 823

Re: Labeling Idea. (Important!)

Hell, if the mainland Europeans have been able to do it for thirty years, now, why is it so hard for the Poms? Only thirty years? That's nothing, we took 170 years to change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. Perhaps as we leave the EU, we should consider reverting to the Julian calendar to...
by Kentishman
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Goods shed operation
Replies: 15
Views: 803

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 Kentishman
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: A universal miniature '00' roundy-roundy
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: A universal miniature '00' roundy-roundy

Evening Geoff, I've just come across your thread and the point you're making regards levels. You may be interested in this layout, I'm afraid that I didn't note its name, which won the 'best in show' at Erith in 2013. The idea behind the layout is that it showcases loco's that were all built in Brit...
by Kentishman
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Crossways Wagon Works - an experiment in 7mm
Replies: 25
Views: 2984

Re: Crossways Wagon Works - an experiment in 7mm

‘Time flies when you’re enjoying yourself’, well it certainly has. During the last year, work on the layout has been sporadic, but it has continued. The base has been extended by 4”, the track was completed and laid, a new traverser has been made, the wiring and isolating sections set up and a back ...
by Kentishman
Mon May 22, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hodsan End, OO shunting puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Re: Hodsan End, OO shunting puzzle

Thanks Bufferstop,
I shall consult the oracle of West Bay forthwith.
Cheers
KM
by Kentishman
Mon May 22, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hodsan End, OO shunting puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Re: Hodsan End, OO shunting puzzle

It’s been a while since my last posting here but I’ve been asked for an update, so thank you Shunter68 for your interest. I had a burst of enthusiasm during March and got on with painting the sleepers and tracksides. 2017-05-20 Hodsan End progress (2) (500x800).jpg The ‘light rust’ is a bit lurid bu...
by Kentishman
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Goods shed - how to model the track bed?
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Goods shed - how to model the track bed?

Many thanks for your responses, I certainly hadn't thought to look for images on the net (obvious once you mention it though). That's the thing with all you youngsters being so digitally aware! You've given me some good ideas, again thanks for taking the time.
KM
by Kentishman
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Goods shed - how to model the track bed?
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Goods shed - how to model the track bed?

Good afternoon All, after putting Hodsan End on one side, I've picked up from where I left off - ballasting the track. A query arises though, how was the track that ran through goods sheds laid? Was it on ballasted sleepers? Was it on sleepers packed with ash/cinders/clinker? Was it set in cobbles o...
by Kentishman
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Toggle switches
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Toggle switches

I am wiring up a few insul frog points on my layout. I want to control them singly (doubly on occasions) with toggle switches on a display board. I will be using a CDU between the switches and the points (DC Bus wired) . My question is: am I better to use on-off-on toggles or (on)-off-(on) ones? He...
by Kentishman
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Micro at the Little Layout show Werrington, P'boro 10th Sep
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Re: Micro at the Little Layout show Werrington, P'boro 10th

Hello Jim, many thanks for the photo's and track plan - it's a cracking little layout. I love the atmosphere that you've created and as for being a 'fraud' re your rolling stock, never! If you'd not said, I wouldn't have guessed. Surely, it doesn't matter what the original material was, it's the res...
by Kentishman
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cement Mixer Wagons
Replies: 11
Views: 1217

Re: Cement Mixer Wagons

When I saw your heading 'Cement Mixer Wagons', I thought that you were after one of these...

Switzerland May 2011 960 (800x572).jpg
Seen on the RhB, Switzerland 2011
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