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by flying scotsman123
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3380

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

piermaster wrote:Nothing has changed here on NRMF, still wandering well off topic and still doing character assassinations. What lives you lead!!


I don't really recognise that, perhaps that's only the case on threads where you're present?...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Requesting Help To Accurately Date WW.1 Era Carriages (G.E.R) Used As Homes
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Requesting Help To Accurately Date WW.1 Era Carriages (G.E.R) Used As Homes

Ah here we are, found them: http://www.cs.rhrp.org.uk/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=5833 http://www.cs.rhrp.org.uk/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=5834 It doesn't give a date, but a look on the same database for other identical carriages gives a date range of 1880-1890. There's absolutely scores of similar about,...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Requesting Help To Accurately Date WW.1 Era Carriages (G.E.R) Used As Homes
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Requesting Help To Accurately Date WW.1 Era Carriages (G.E.R) Used As Homes

Could we have a location please? Should be fairly easy to track down once that's known.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco code 75 track
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: Peco code 75 track

Code 75 flexitrack is more flexi due to the smaller rail cross section, makes it easier to manipulate, but you do need to be a little more careful in making sure everything is smooth with no wiggles or kinks as these more more easily introduced. As Geoff says the main advantage of using code 75 is e...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 371
Views: 138445

Re: BARGAINS!

Why cull a useful topic? I'm sure there are many users that have benefitted from this thread I think the suggestion was to remove the first few pages which are no longer relevant as is done from time to time. Black friday offers from 2016 aren't much use any more! Up to the mods if it's bothering t...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Slaters Embossed Plasticard
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: Slaters Embossed Plasticard

Yep, pretty much the go to option for embossed plasticard for cladding structures. Nice and thin so easy to work with, but make sure the existing structure is nice and rigid first, and it comes in big sheets too. I've never been particularly satisfied with their roofs though, I tend to use Wills pla...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A variety of N gauge line-side cranes
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: A variety of N gauge line-side cranes

Superb detail Tony, never have I looked so closely at such small cranes and never have I been more pleased I did so!
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?
Replies: 21
Views: 518

Re: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

I never quoted salaries so don't understand that reference?! It was TheDuke71000 that was plucking salaries out of thin air *ahem* quoting accurate figures in a magazine he once half read whilst waiting at the dentist... [color=#0040FF]And this despite the fact that the Civil Servants have discover...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?
Replies: 21
Views: 518

Re: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

It comes down to economic calculations, you have to calculate the diesel's drag in terms of loaded coaches and deduct them from the locos permitted maximum. My guestimate is 3-4 Mk1s. The loco's not at all interested in what the tail end weight is made from. It's the promoters break even point that...
by flying scotsman123
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: RAILWAY MANIA Ep.7 - 'Best Job in the World? (with Will Stratford)'
Replies: 17
Views: 794

Re: RAILWAY MANIA Ep.5 - 'Edward Thompson, Hero or Villain? (with Simon A.C. Martin)'

I haven't listened to the podcast but from what I've seen elsewhere, Simon doesn't set out to prove Thompson is a hero at all, merely that he has been unfairly judged and wasn't a villain. Give it a go, you might enjoy it! By the way, thank you both for commenting on the thread, it was awfully quie...
by flying scotsman123
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: RAILWAY MANIA Ep.7 - 'Best Job in the World? (with Will Stratford)'
Replies: 17
Views: 794

Re: RAILWAY MANIA Ep.5 - 'Edward Thompson, Hero or Villain? (with Simon A.C. Martin)'

I haven't listened to the podcast but from what I've seen elsewhere, Simon doesn't set out to prove Thompson is a hero at all, merely that he has been unfairly judged and wasn't a villain.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?
Replies: 21
Views: 518

Re: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

Steam locomotives have been running at 75mph on the mainline for the last 50 odd years, so I don't think lack of knowledge of wear and tear is an issue. As for "boxes on the back" yes it is often necessary, but not always. I had a trip behind Tornado over the Settle and Carlisle and back a...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: whats that for ?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: whats that for ?

I noticed another bit of the solution to light vehicles not activating track circuiting. It was at York in the bays where the nodding donkeys waited between trips back and forth to Leeds via Harrogate, a wiggly line of what looked like welding rod had been applied to the top surface of the rails, p...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: BBC news article
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: BBC news article

George Stein wrote:Just out of curiosity, just who (what country, etc.) is Phoenix Asset Management? British, Chinese, Multinational??? Might make a difference in a potential trade war world.


Seems to be British from a cursory Google.
by flying scotsman123
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sea Foam Trees
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: Sea Foam Trees

Many many years ago there was a thread on here following a few members who grew seafoam. I can't remember how they did it but I recall they got on relatively well and gt a decent yield, so good luck!

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