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by Pennine MC
Wed May 15, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Glue 'n' Glaze
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Glue 'n' Glaze

Presuming it's one of those PVA type substances, I've used a similar one the name of which escapes me. OKish if you have no alternative or in an area that's not highly visible, but can be milky/cloudy compared to actual glazing
by Pennine MC
Thu May 02, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 918

Re: Dj models announcement

But isn’t that the problem of RMWeb? There is a really unpleasant pack mentality which, once it’s got its teeth into someone, just cannot let go. In all of those now 428+ postings, how many genuinely - that’s honestly, really, completely - know what they are talking about? There’s just too much lik...
by Pennine MC
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Wagon Number Sequences?
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Wagon Number Sequences?

All good answers, not really any right or wrong. But the bottom line is that the guys responsible for numbering on small railways were just people, like you and I. If you're methodical, as I am, draw up a system that appeals to that side of your nature. If you're not, do something more random. Could...
by Pennine MC
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Class21/29
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Re: Class21/29

Supposedly Dapol are aware of the issues with the EP and will be altering them. However the front looks so bad I can't imagine the front tooling can be rectified, I think they will have to make a new one. Now seen photos of the all green sample displayed at Ally Pally 2019: and I have to admit surp...
by Pennine MC
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Choosing a brake van
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Choosing a brake van

This one is on a Neville Hill job over the Pennines in October '63 - with Class A and B tanks. Normally it would be a double-ended BR Brake or an LMS double-ender - so whilst this is unusual - there is a prototype for everything..! Interesting photo Pete, thanks. Whilst I'd always caveat that 'offi...
by Pennine MC
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Choosing a brake van
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Choosing a brake van

On the North West Area - GWR Toads common around Chester and Wirral and goods trains to Manchester via Chester... Careful about the dates though, as the question related to 60s and 70s: the GW design single ended brake vans were restricted to WR only quite early in BR's existence as a result of pro...
by Pennine MC
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 752

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

..., I find that the overall governance of the place has mellowed somewhat. Probably depends where you look; IMO it's as charmless as ever. I read the first page of the thread about the changes and one poor bloke who said the brightness was hurting his eyes and could there be anything put in place ...
by Pennine MC
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Too much weathering
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Too much weathering

Agree with the others - pictures, and an idea what the weathering is applied with, would be a help...
by Pennine MC
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2397

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

D605Eagle wrote:Some oddities there. Mk2Fs? Surely most people who wanted them have bought the definitive Bachmann model?


Price, Jim. Hornby's are 35 notes RRP, I believe. OK the Bachy ones are pretty highly specced, but not everybody wants that
by Pennine MC
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Quick questions about Ratio re-wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Quick questions about Ratio re-wheels

Using Bachmann or Hornby wheelsets should not be a problem 6C. They might be slightly oversized for your vehicle but unless you are an absolute purist, it shouldn't worry you. As long as they don't foul on the bottom of the floor/body; it's not just the slight oversize inherent in RTR wheels, the f...
by Pennine MC
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DIESEL CLASS 20 HEADLIGHT CODES
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: DIESEL CLASS 20 HEADLIGHT CODES

In addition to above - don't think the EE Class 1/Class 20 - ran in multiple until @1968-70. They did; all the smaller Pilot Scheme types routinely ran in multiple (quite sensible really, to try out their designed capability). What had happened by 1968 is that their intended work was evaporating, h...
by Pennine MC
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Oxford to Bletchley ER Loco's?
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Oxford to Bletchley ER Loco's?

Pretty sure I've seen a pic of a K3 at Oxford and B1s, well they got everywhere :D I wouldn't rule out a B17 but I'd think a J15 unlikely over that distance
by Pennine MC
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 17' 6" Wagons with 10' WB
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: 17' 6" Wagons with 10' WB

... and BR replicated this long obsolescent format in its 16 ton all steel mineral, only very late in the day refitting some of them to 10' wb, long after PO coal traffic was finished. . There weren't any *refitted* to 10ft wheelbase; what you may be thinking of are the 394 *rebodied* wagons of 197...
by Pennine MC
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 17' 6" Wagons with 10' WB
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: 17' 6" Wagons with 10' WB

... and BR replicated this long obsolescent format in its 16 ton all steel mineral, only very late in the day refitting some of them to 10' wb, long after PO coal traffic was finished. . There weren't any *refitted* to 10ft wheelbase; what you may be thinking of are the 394 *rebodied* wagons of 197...
by Pennine MC
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Derby Sulzer type 2, class 25/3 for OO
Replies: 21
Views: 1034

Re: Derby Sulzer type 2, class 25/3 for OO

The answer to your second question is no. There were no class 20, 37 or 40 sub classes when they were built. Not sure about the 45s mind you. Rhetorical question Jim. I know there weren't, it was designed to make folk think about all this 24/1 malarkey :wink: [ 25/0s had flush fitting doors amongst...

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