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by flying scotsman123
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscene blending success
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Backscene blending success

Probably simpler just to upload them to a photo hosting site such as [url]imgbb.com[/url] then use the BB code link it provides.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Plausible WR Passenger Operations?
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Plausible WR Passenger Operations?

You could always work your branchline through the ages so to speak, at the beginning of an operating session start in 1930 or so and gradually introduce newer stock and withdraw older 'til you get to 1960ish. The 4 wheel coaches had been replaced by B sets by the mid '30s at the latest really, havin...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Cricut Maker Machine
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Cricut Maker Machine

I haven't any experience of a Cricut machine but I can definitely extol the virtues of buying a cutter plotter generally. I've got a Silhouette Portrait and it's been great, I wouldn't be able to do half the stuff I do without it, particularly scratch-building coaches.
by flying scotsman123
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Railway room safety
Replies: 14
Views: 477

Re: Railway room safety

Just on a few of those points: Smoke alarm - would solder fumes interfere with these? In our big railway workshop we spent absolutely ages trying to sort out a fire monitoring system that didn't get set off by fumes from our diesel shunter and it wasn't cheap, and took a lot of fettling by professio...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?
Replies: 20
Views: 491

Re: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?

Bufferstop wrote:
Buelligan wrote:
FS123, the rule on locking room keys was one of those that had an awful lot of exceptions, some less official than others.


Naturally!
by flying scotsman123
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?
Replies: 20
Views: 491

Re: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?

Hi again GaryB, Contact your local preserved railway and you will find they are usually very helpful to arrange a visit to one of their real , modelling size, signal boxes. and as many photos as you can take... Yes, but... Locking rooms tend to be a bit more difficult as by convention signalmen are...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gift ideas for railway modeller
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: Gift ideas for railway modeller

Bigmet wrote:You might want to test the idea first? I'll be happy to help, just PM and I'll reply with an address to send a model shop voucher to, and then report back on my satisfaction. (It may need more than one go of course...)


Do you write letters on behalf of Nigerian Princes as well Bigmet? :lol:
by flying scotsman123
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout - Staffordshire
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: New layout - Staffordshire

Well it's well out of era for my taste but should I hold out any hope of some nice North Staffordshire Railway architecture making an appearance at some point? :)
by flying scotsman123
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 960

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

Still nothing from the North Staffs Railway, then again, I suppose I'd be a bit annoyed if anything was manufactured as it would show up my scratch-built efforts!
by flying scotsman123
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 1667

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

... it's odd that there are no LBSCR liveries listed seeing as there are three LBSCR livered RTR loco's available at the moment (4 if you count the many second-hand E2's out there). Very early days though for this project, plenty of time for 'further developments'. What has been shown are sketches ...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 1667

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

Blimey, an impressive announcement, the sheer breadth is amazing! From my point of view £30 for a fully tooled 6-wheel chassis sounds tempting all by itself, Hopefully overall dimensions will be amenable to even more variation. It's a shame they didn't make it accurate for at least one company but I...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Modelling Competition Idea.
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Modelling Competition Idea.

To be honest it doesn't really appeal to me I'm afraid mountain. Being realistic the only modelling competitions that have really taken off on forum of recent years have been ones where there hasn't really been a theme to keep it as broad as possible. Otherwise we just don't get enough people taking...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Trap point, catch point, which?
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Trap point, catch point, which?

I always thought that one stopped trains from proceeding in the right direction i.e. in the event of a SPAD the mainline still wouldn't be blocked, and the other to prevent movements in the wrong direction i.e. in the event of a split train the rear half rolling backwards. Can't remember which was w...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR
Replies: 158
Views: 34117

Re: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR

Ooh very nice Matt! Just that fancy blue glass to add now... :wink:
by flying scotsman123
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Modelmaster Loco - Resin Bodies - NBR
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Modelmaster Loco - Resin Bodies - NBR

Bigmet wrote:The regular sport of finding the nearest RTR OO wheelbase. Happily a lot more choices now.


You'd think by now someone would have put some kind of list or database together. And NO I am not offering!

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