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by Richard Lee
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Re: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!

Thanks for telling me about your Rapido Sterling Single, Bigmet. I am not that fond of coreless motors, but my layout can deal with them with care.
by Richard Lee
Thu May 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 98
Views: 5178

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Interesting to hear of your experiences with Marcway. I used Marcway points and SMP flexi-track (sold by Marcway) for my main layout, and am not surprised that even someone more skilled and experienced than me isn't 100% happy with it. I also re-did the smaller layout with Peco Code 75 points and of...
by Richard Lee
Fri May 03, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 1542

Re: Dj models announcement

I bought a Dapol/DJM/Kernow O2 when it came out. Not my favourite loco. I don't know enough to know whether Adrian Swain's criticisms of the model are valid, but I don't think the paint job is as nice as those on my Hornby and Bachmann locos. I don't like the coreless motor, the smoke-box door held ...
by Richard Lee
Thu May 02, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 1542

Re: Dj models announcement

Haven't some of the models he produces had versions produced earlier by other manufacturers? What about kit manufacturers that have been about for years? Maybe Hornby or Rails of Sheffield can use the same logic to sue the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway for making Terriers in 1870 onward? ...
by Richard Lee
Thu May 02, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Weathering track ,what to use ,advice please ,,
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Weathering track ,what to use ,advice please ,,

I used rust-coloured matt enamel Humbrol paint. Where I ran out of enamel and it wasn't convenient to get more enamel I used brown acrylic paint. It was a lot easier to use the enamel for this job, and gave a better result in my opinion, despite needing to use white spirit/turps substitute to clean ...
by Richard Lee
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 52
Views: 1314

Re: Getting started

Regarding the Dapol 6-wheel tank wagons, I believe that there is something wrong with the wheels that they supply on these wagons. I bought one once a few years ago and found that it wouldn't run through 30" radius curves out of the box. I changed the 2 outside pairs of wheels and it runs okay ...
by Richard Lee
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Steel rail
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Steel rail

Some of the poshest track around is available with steel rail. C&L give that as an option. Never used it myself, but some people seem to be extremely happy with it, and some people find it doesn't work out for them. DCC Concepts do flexi-track that uses stainless steel rails. Again, no experienc...
by Richard Lee
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2613

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

They have a new Terrier in mainland (Maunsell) SR green. The only trouble is that it is the same number as when they did one in that livery previously... :(
by Richard Lee
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Best Scales and Gauges for Budget Modellers...
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Best Scales and Gauges for Budget Modellers...

When I started with model railways, I had a quick look and a think. Although coaches in N gauge seemed significantly cheaper than OO, there wasn't a huge difference in price of locomotives and wagons. I got the feeling that with N I would probably choose to run longer trains. I got the impression th...
by Richard Lee
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann LBSCR H2 Atlantic release
Replies: 17
Views: 1508

Re: Bachmann LBSCR B2 Atlantic release

The biggest problem with modelling the LB&SCR is carriages, in my opinion. If you are happy making etched brass kits, then there are some available. However, if you haven't got the necessary skills, you are a bit limited. I don't see the Brighton Atlantics pulling 4 wheeled coaches, as in adapte...
by Richard Lee
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Re: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!

Thanks to kiwitram for the information about the E2s. Much as I expected.

Thanks as well to Bigmet. I will look forward to hearing about your Stirling Single.
by Richard Lee
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Re: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!

Sounds interesting for my 1930s SR branch line. I have an old Hornby E2 that I don't feel any great affection for; I would be happy to replace it for goods working when running in Central Division mode. It is green, and I strongly suspect that it would have been black in SR days. The chassis is a re...
by Richard Lee
Tue May 22, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are Model Shows Worth Visiting?
Replies: 47
Views: 1720

Re: Are Model Shows Worth Visiting?

Whenever I visit the relatives in the UK about once a year, I try and get a visit to a show in. This helps me get little things like paints and so on without having to worry about international postage. It also gives me a chance to see layouts that I may have become aware of from Internet forums. La...
by Richard Lee
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Goods shed operation
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: Goods shed operation

This is a mistake that I made on my larger layout... Steam locomotives were not supposed to go through goods sheds, I understand. Goods sheds (like other buildings of the period) would have a lot of timber used for the roof (underneath the slates or tiles visible from outside). Steam locos tend to e...
by Richard Lee
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Best budget couplers for OO gauge
Replies: 40
Views: 1780

Re: Best budget couplers for OO gauge

Must admit that I thought that the big tension lock couplings supplied on older models such as the Hornby Terrier were intended for first radius curves, and that the miniature tension locks were associated with the period where first radius curves became uncommon, and many models were introduced as ...

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