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by Pennine MC
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby McVities
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Hornby McVities

Oooh, I've got one of those! I'm curious though, were there any real-life versions of this? Nope, not in either appearance or livery. The body is vaguely suggestive of the VAA/VBA/VCA/VDA series of BR air braked vans of the late '60s and '70s, but why it was made to not fit the chassis is anybody's...
by Pennine MC
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan tooling a new OO class 47
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Heljan tooling a new OO class 47

Hopefully with Ben Jones now installed as their UK representative, they will this time accept that their v1 was overwidth and had various other deficiencies - notably around the bogies - and make a knock out model of the new effort. Given that he seems to think the quite dreadful 25 is acceptable, ...
by Pennine MC
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 tanks used?
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 tanks used?

I'd be interested if anyone can provide specific confirmation as to their use, as I didn't know that OOC had had them. There were some at other WR sheds in the '60s though, certainly Leamington had the now preserved 80072 and it does seem to have been regarded as a Prairie equivalent. As far as I kn...
by Pennine MC
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Overall roofs on a through station?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Overall roofs on a through station?

The North Eastern used overall rooves or train sheds on secondary stations; off the top of my head, Beverley, Filey and Pickering all in existence, although the latter is a rebuild
by Pennine MC
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 66
Views: 2513

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

The mother of one of the boys said 'He's already been punished, I've confiscated his phone and X Box and he's been grounded'. As if that makes it all ok. Of course it doesn't make it OK, but I find the general air of sanctimony here a little distasteful. Is everyone who's commented here a perfect p...
by Pennine MC
Thu May 30, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 66
Views: 2513

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

The mother of one of the boys said 'He's already been punished, I've confiscated his phone and X Box and he's been grounded'. As if that makes it all ok. Of course it doesn't make it OK, but I find the general air of sanctimony here a little distasteful. Is everyone who's commented here a perfect p...
by Pennine MC
Wed May 15, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Glue 'n' Glaze
Replies: 6
Views: 171

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: 40
Views: 1555

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: 345

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: 1042

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: 716

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: 716

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: 931

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: 444

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: 2618

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

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