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by flying scotsman123
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Which model railway s/w to use.
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Which model railway s/w to use.

I've used JMRI hooked up to an old laptop before, works quite well as far as I've used it, just for loco throttles. Like you I wanted to be able to switch between different locos easier, the only limit to how many loco throttles you can have up at once is the size of your screen! You can also get JM...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 77
Views: 2902

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Hi Geoff, that really is a super little station, and despite it being a club layout it's certainly got your style stamped all over it! It may not be of any interest to you, but I did think of you and your Kadee problems when I read this in a recent layout article on a magazine; Uncoupling at the buf...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The internet and its effect on online sales
Replies: 26
Views: 510

Re: The internet and its effect on online sales

Now there's something the "high street" retailer can do to set themselves apart from the box shifters, install a test track along the counter and test each one before the customer's eyes. It used to be common practice, time for them to bring it back! Keep it in the box collectors can stil...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Technical Timewasting and Equipment Abuse still lives
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Technical Timewasting and Equipment Abuse still lives

What a magnificent creation, thanks for sharing! :lol:
by flying scotsman123
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another carriage question
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Another carriage question

Sounds about right, although sometimes a gangway can refer to the corridor connection at the ends of carriages. Plus, for carriages that don't have a corridor connection but do have internal corridors (so you can access loos and other compartments in the same coach, but not the rest of the train) yo...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another carriage question
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Another carriage question

Vestibules are the areas of the coach at each end and sometimes in the middle where the doors are on corridor coaches where there aren't any seats. With no corridor and doors going straight into compartments there are no vestibules. Vestibulelessness is my new favourite word. :)
by flying scotsman123
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which carriages do I need?
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Which carriages do I need?

BTW, what is the correct terminology to use to distininguish coaches which have a corridor connection on the ends from those that don't? Typically just "corridor" or "non-corridor", sometimes "gangwayed" and "non-gangwayed" instead, and suburban often implies...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop

Writing from the USA and sensitive to what I believe are the UK's unusually strict libel/slander laws. I have purchased quite often from one of your big mail-order model railway sellers (think of what you wear on your head) and have always been quite satisfied with quality and service. (The VAT exc...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 87
Views: 1757

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

Mountain wrote:Wow. Unless you told us we wouldn't have guessed. Are the Nellie con-rods going to be used? Very nice work.


Not sure yet, but probably not.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 87
Views: 1757

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

Do I win for "Most changed from original"?

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I promise you there's a Tri-ang Nellie in there somewhere! About half a chassis block and a motor... :D a 2-4-2 tank is planned from the same starting point.
by flying scotsman123
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A very short GWR bogie coach
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: A very short GWR bogie coach

Looks like it's coming on well, lucky find with the bogies.

Lysander wrote:Unfortunately I have not been able to find a non-copyright photo of the real thing to post here.


So I toddled off to find my GWR carriages book to have a look, and typically of the 200 diagrams illustrated, it's not in there! :roll:
by flying scotsman123
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Early BR coach colour(s)
Replies: 17
Views: 316

Re: Early BR coach colour(s)

IIRC, "blood and custard" was always BR crimson and BR cream, and I suspect it was reserved for corridor stock. That's correct. In 1949 crimson and cream was introduced for corridor stock and all over crimson (not the same as maroon) for non-corridor stock. The latter was lined for a shor...
by flying scotsman123
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station
Replies: 127
Views: 8779

Re: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station

Well thank you very much Josh! Yes the silhouette cutter us very similar to a vinyl cutter. It does have some features such as the ability to cut around printed designs using registration marks, but I don't really use that. It wasn't really designed for plasticard but it certainly does the job, and...
by flying scotsman123
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station
Replies: 127
Views: 8779

Re: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station

This entire threadis exceptionally impressive. Outstanding modelling skills! Im not really familiar with the silhouette cutter. I own a decent laser cutter and have had a lot of experience with a vinyl cutter, im assuming it works a bit like a vinyl cutter, incorporating a blade? Id like to learn m...
by flying scotsman123
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Where GWR locomotives stationed
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Where GWR locomotives stationed

I’ve not used that site before as I have a full set of Paul Bolger’s “BR Steam Motive Power Depots” and the WR volume (ISBN: 0 7110 1311 X) gives Oxford’s allocations as at August 1950, March 1959 and May 1965. Comparing the 2 sources shows that although they could both be wrong, they can’t both be...

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