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by Pennine MC
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby

mahoganydog wrote:...
1924 stock LMS panelled coaches (Bachmann do some horribly inaccurate versions)


I thought the old Mainline Period 1 stock was quite good?
by Pennine MC
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Taking apart a Mainline wagon??
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Taking apart a Mainline wagon??

IIRC the body is held on solely by those four pips that are just inboard of the recesses for the wheels. You need to push on them with a screwdriver of similar (I think they spring inwards) until the body frees itself. No great problem if they break, it can be glued back on
by Pennine MC
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 1190

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

Bigmet wrote:.

Now, there was also an LNWR Precedent 2-4-0 shown among their illustrations of train formations. Wait and see.


Indeed, it would be without precedent.
by Pennine MC
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Real Banana Vans?
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Real Banana Vans?

Always railway owned, to the very best of my knowledge (the Wrenn model is in any case based on a BR design c.1958)
by Pennine MC
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 1190

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

I've had experience of six wheelers that run OK, with and without being Cleminson. And I really wouldn't judge all RTR 6 wheelers by the standards of the unfortunate Hornby magazine example - which, I should point out, was made by Dapol, not the mag; do you need to guess who was involved in its des...
by Pennine MC
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 1190

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

I notice that the blurb says six wheelers will have a sliding centre axle Oh god no, this didn't work on the Stove made by Hornby Magazine! All these "things" do is derail all the time. ... The only way a six wheel chassis can be done is with a Cleminson type underframe. I've had experien...
by Pennine MC
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 1190

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

I notice that the blurb says six wheelers will have a sliding centre axle to accommodate tighter curves and it will be easily removable. So they are obviously thinking about the possible problems. As Bigmet says, six wheelers are not easy to make to run right. If they can achieve that, they might s...
by Pennine MC
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: Vandal Update

Killing someone or drug peddling still causes much more "hang em high" reactions than this sort of crime. In the wider population, sure, and that's entirely expected. But not within the cocooned environments of model railway forums and Facebook groups, where (for some it appears) the hobb...
by Pennine MC
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: Vandal Update

I think you may have missed my point here. I am not implying that any poster on here values property over life. I am commenting more generally about societal attitudes towards notorious events like the trashing of the show, and particularly how the populist end of the tabloid media - and particular...
by Pennine MC
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby McVities
Replies: 5
Views: 370

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: 263

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: 6
Views: 414

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: 371

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: 90
Views: 4240

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: 90
Views: 4240

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...

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