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by flying scotsman123
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: when will she return???
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: when will she return???

Thanks for the info on the old girl,I just wonder if its worth while contacting where she is and enquiring.It surely will not be left in a corner to rust away It certainly won't be being forgotten about, but if you can get any information out of Carnforth then good luck to you, they're notorious fo...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

Unlike this site topics veer off topic within 3 comments usually - so I'll not rejoin - especially as one 'moderator' offered to come up north and "sort me out" - I said fine, but felt I should mention that I was ex-Forces and rejected by the Para's because ~I was too tall and big - funni...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

Currently unable to find my Blog, but it asks for titles and I've always make them up to suit each posting and can't actually remember any. It'll take time to settle and be fully updated so really just living with it as is. Geoff T. Can't you just look in your profile for blog posts? That's what I ...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

I found it a bit overwhelming at first, as normally when I access forums the first thing I go to is "New Content". It wasn't easy to see how to do this with RMWeb at first, but I've now cracked it. If you're on a PC full screen then "activity" appears in a bar at the top. Hover ...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: when will she return???
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: when will she return???

Still in pieces at Carnforth as far as I know, and Carnforth being what it is I doubt we'll know anything more until she's spotted on a test run.
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Catalogue Announcement
Replies: 26
Views: 782

Re: 2019 Catalogue Announcement

alex3410 wrote:I was debating something similar to be honest, maybe finding another loco that’s similar but cheaper and repainting it in a similar livery - it’s the shade of blue that makes it.

Just have to add it to a very long to do list :lol:


Absolutely - to both the blue and the to do list!
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Catalogue Announcement
Replies: 26
Views: 782

Re: 2019 Catalogue Announcement

I I was equally disappointed with the price point of the CL lined blue from rails - it looks like a lovely little loco and when first announced I was really looking forward to it but can’t justify the price. I really like that loco too, indeed I travelled 275 miles to go and see the real one! Quite...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Catalogue Announcement
Replies: 26
Views: 782

Re: 2019 Catalogue Announcement

It would be very optimistic to hope that the fully lined C class would return on sale at £69 or whatever it was when it regularly fetches £300+ on eBay regardless of pressures from Kader!
by flying scotsman123
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How were semaphore signal posts fixed?
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: How were semaphore signal posts fixed?

Locally we have lower quadrant GWR (Or B.R. Western Region replacement) signals on the mainline and they seem to be fixed by a bracket into a concrete base if I remember correctly. I will look if I am out and about and close enough on my travels. That is certainly how it is done in modern times (I'...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Varnish finish To vinyls
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Varnish finish To vinyls

Just buy a spray can and do it outside on a nice still day, no need for airbrushes, compressors, fancy booths, rotating plates or anything. Plonk your carriage on a board or something, spray one side, turn round and spray the other, take back inside and leave to dry. If you're feeling really lazy or...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Which model railway s/w to use.
Replies: 8
Views: 288

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: 86
Views: 3711

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: 673

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: 1020

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: 256

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...

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