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by flying scotsman123
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 320
Views: 37110

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

Random stonework is always difficult, the random sheets are never the same random as what you want! Anyway, I'm sure you'll make it look just right.
by flying scotsman123
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station
Replies: 168
Views: 21111

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

It has a lot of lateral movement, and also in theory vertical, although in fact it only has about 0.5mm of that as otherwise it fouls on the body. At the moment it keeps falling off when I push it along the rails, and I'm not sure where to start. Any ideas please? I'm guessing some sort of spring a...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station
Replies: 168
Views: 21111

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

I still haven't lined out the other side, but my B class now has wheels! https://i.ibb.co/c6CFQXx/B-class-rolling.jpg First time I've had to source chassis bits from scratch, so thought I'd do a bit of a run-down on what exactly it is you need to buy, because if you're not familiar with it, it can b...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: WHAT IF?
Replies: 23
Views: 520

Re: WHAT IF?

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by flying scotsman123
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: WHAT IF?
Replies: 23
Views: 520

Re: WHAT IF?

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by flying scotsman123
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: My paint is too thin?
Replies: 21
Views: 367

Re: My paint is too thin?

Check that there's not a thick sludge at the bottom, but yes, I strongly suspect you do have weathering paints which are intended to be wishy washy. Sorry :|
by flying scotsman123
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: WHAT IF?
Replies: 23
Views: 520

Re: WHAT IF?

I haven't been looking at exhibition listings lately but I did see at the Lavender Line last weekend they have an opening date of April 2021. I can't remember the exact date they had posted outside though. Thanks End2end Yep, many heritage railways are looking at re-opening after the 12th April res...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: WHAT IF?
Replies: 23
Views: 520

Re: WHAT IF?

The big events require organisation many many months in advance, so it probably depends how optimistic those big event organisers were some months ago about when restrictions would ease. I could certainly see the return of a few local village hall sized model railway exhibitions by the Autumn as lon...
by flying scotsman123
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dimensions of British locomotives
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Dimensions of british locomotives

The side panel on the Wikipedia article for each class of rolling stock is usually good for that sort of thing, ... For me the advantage of a single table or page is that one can sort it and then answer the question "What locomotives (etc.) have wheel bases under twenty feet?" or "wh...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dimensions of British locomotives
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Dimensions of british locomotives

The side panel on the Wikipedia article for each class of rolling stock is usually good for that sort of thing, it contains most of the principal dimensions, that's usually the quickest way I've found. Then just scale the dimensions down. Virtually all UK locomotives from 1920ish onward have their o...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby to produce L&M 0-4-2 'Lion' in 00
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Hornby to produce L&M 0-4-2 'Lion' in 00

Normally reliable sources suggest that Hornby got wind of a competitor looking at Lion, and so brought forward a planned 2022 range introduction. Ah! https://www.facebook.com/RapidoTrainsUK/posts/212096203993577 Rapido Trains are excited to announce we have signed the world-wide exclusive rights to...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station
Replies: 168
Views: 21111

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

The underframe for that break van turned out to be a bit of a pig, mostly done now but not my neatest work when viewed from below, soldering like pigeon droppings comes to mind! just handrails left to do now though, but no photo this time as from normal viewing angles it looks largely the same. I've...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scalescenes Kits...
Replies: 15
Views: 488

Re: Scalescenes Kits...

I've never used scalescenes so can't comment much, but libraries used to be good for that sort of thing. I presume probably not right now in the current climate but there is light at the end of the tunnel on that front so depends how impatient you are! Does a friend have a printer who could print th...
by flying scotsman123
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: What's an adequate height for an over \ under pass in OO scale?
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: What's an adequate height for an over \ under pass in OO scale?

What's the optimum distance from top of the lower set of rails to top of the higher, crossing rails? (Or is that not the way toapproach it?) Not quite, you really want distance from top of the lower set of rails to the bottom of the bridge deck of the upper line, as the thickness of the bridge deck...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BRM layout videos
Replies: 4
Views: 332

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.

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