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by flying scotsman123
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BRM layout videos
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: BRM layout videos

Just thought I'd give this a bump as plenty more has been added over the last month, including some more of my personal favourites, Stoke Courtenay, Hope-Under-Dinmore, Sidmouth and Kirtley Bridge. No connection other than as a subscriber.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Coach identification help please
Replies: 10
Views: 84

Re: Coach identification help please

CasperGriswoldBacon wrote:Hmmm. Interesting. That name rings a bell too when I was searching on-line although it doesn't look kit built.. Thanks very much. I shall investigate further


The coach itself wasn't a kit, the "kit" in this case was an entire model railway, the coach being just one component.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Coach identification help please
Replies: 10
Views: 84

Re: Coach identification help please

That looks like the Hachette coach to me, from a "build your own model railway" magazine series a few years ago. Relatively low detail, with the underframe being a particular shocker, but dirt cheap, as I recall only £3 or £4 from the newsagents for the single copy of the magazine which in...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Which side for the driver?
Replies: 9
Views: 53

Re: Which side for the driver?

The cab controls are more or less symmetrical to allow the driver to drive from either side depending on where the shunter on the ground is.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Loco or coach first on incline?
Replies: 6
Views: 50

Re: Loco or coach first on incline?

Not as far as I know between autocoach and loco, although my gut reaction would be loco first. Typically uphill you might favour the loco travelling with the bunker end in front irrespective of what order the loco and carriage go up in to avoid risk of exposing the firebox crown though.
by flying scotsman123
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I Was Thinking.....
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: I Was Thinking.....

Emettman (sadly now probably formerly) a member of this parish experimented with that, have a look here.
by flying scotsman123
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What’s the best starter pack to get
Replies: 15
Views: 166

Re: What’s the best starter pack to get

That’s really helpful. I’m wanting to build a proper set. Probably starting 6x4, but with options to expand. I will have a look at gauge master and probably come back for some more advice. I had been swaying towards the Flying Scotsman set from Hornby, but felt something was just holding me back. H...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What’s the best starter pack to get
Replies: 15
Views: 166

Re: What’s the best starter pack to get

I'll be first off the blocks then, with, once again, the stock phrase "it depends"! Both on personal preference, and what you actually want to be included in your starter pack, which in turn depends on what you want to do with the hobby, which is a pretty big question, and one that might b...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Future Competition
Replies: 22
Views: 1988

Re: Future Competition

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by flying scotsman123
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Updating coach interiors?
Replies: 7
Views: 1435

Re: Updating coach interiors? - Airfix Autocoach

End2end wrote:Also does anyone have any pictures of internal details like seat / floor colours on the prototype? Not the blue BR version.


There's some useful internal photos of the one at Didcot here Which is more or less the type the Airfix model claims to represent.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Silly Question, but
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Silly Question, but

Not a lot usually! curved rail ends, maybe a sleeper or two or some other similar huge lump of wood, unlikely to be full bufferstops. Certainly plenty of pictures of locos going through shed walls, although after a very cursory search I can't find any at the moment!
by flying scotsman123
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brand new to this
Replies: 14
Views: 265

Re: Brand new to this

Hi, welcome to the forum! It really depends what you want to do. Set up a couple of basic loops with a siding or two? Probably not worth the expense. More complex layout, a shunting plank where you might want to control different locos on on the same section, go digital. Budget also comes into it, t...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 356
Views: 59878

Re: East Cheltwell

Nice job, those moulds have certainly put in a shift or two for Ratio! They look right at home at East Cheltwell, especially with the upgraded grass.
by flying scotsman123
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 307
Views: 34515

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Really nice work, I was going to go out to my shed today but decided the cost of electricity to keep me warm would be prohibitive, so well braved! I went and fired up my cutter instead, nice and warm in the modelling room.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BRM layout videos
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: BRM layout videos

Very much so Dave, especially with lockdown I've practically turned nocturnal now! :lol:

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