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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: 31
Views: 673

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: 31
Views: 673

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: 220

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: 213

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: 32623

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: 296

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!
by flying scotsman123
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Making basic land scape ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Making basic land scape ideas

Plaster impregnated bandage (like the stuff they use for casts for broken arms) is what I use, that can be used over chicken wire, polystyrene, or anything else you want to use as a basic former. Sometimes called modroc, but generally if it's just called plaster bandage it'll be cheaper. It comes in...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sleeper grime spray paint
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Sleeper grime spray paint

Hi ,,,I've been thinking about spraying the tracks with the sleeper grime spray to tone down the shiny sleepers ,now model match sleeper grime is £15.50"on eBay / £7.50 plus post from halfords ,I think a bit expensive so what about ordinary Matt black spray ,would that give the same result or ...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 126
Views: 13080

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

I do think this is the best 3D printing I've come across, you can't see any print lines at all - and then I remember it's N gauge to boot!
by flying scotsman123
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ideas on second hand coach stock
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: Ideas on second hand coach stock

I was thinking about 3 coaches as a start. Had in mind a Pullman (maybe a dining coach), LMS maroon and a Southern green. I think I need one to be a brake but would it matter having more than one brake. Didn't want any blue !! I'm not really sure what you want from us here. We can tell you that it'...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Can someone help me with realtime trains?
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Can someone help me with realtime trains?

Probably the most useful thing to check is the TOC (Train Operating Company). In the advanced search page you can select a TOC. In the results they only come up as 2 letter codes; I looked up LE, which is Greater Anglia trains. They don't run steam specials, so those can all be discounted immediatel...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3947

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: 186

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: 186

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: 10
Views: 558

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...

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