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by Richard Lee
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 3F or 4F?
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: 3F or 4F?

The Bachmann 3F tender 0-6-0 that I ordered from Kernow is an attractive model, and runs very well. It made a bit of a racket when I started running it in (wheels pounding on un-ballasted second radius oval glued to a chipboard base), but it got quieter quickly. Once running in was complete, and I t...
by Richard Lee
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 1307

Re: We need to talk about costs

If this forum had a way to upvote comments then I would upvote the one that Michaelaface made. I have ordered a Bachmann 3F from Kernow for £63.99. Card kits for buildings are relatively cheap, fun to make, can look really good, and can easily be adapted, altered or bashed to blazes to suit. Once yo...
by Richard Lee
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 3F or 4F?
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: 3F or 4F?

My Hornby 700 class runs very well, very quietly and smoothly. It is one of my 3 favourites of what I have now. I use DC, usually a Gaugemaster Combi with a HF1 "electronic track cleaner". I use it for goods, when running my layout in ST modes, whether western sector (former LSWR) or middl...
by Richard Lee
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann, no new OO announcements for 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 798

Re: Bachmann, no new OO announcements for 2020

I noticed their SECR Dark Lake Birdcage Stock coaches, or rather their recommended retail price (£84.95 per coach). I am glad that I bought my rake (lined Maunsell green SR) before, when a few tenners less per coach. At the time, I thought that the price I paid (probably between £50 and £55 per coac...
by Richard Lee
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Intending to try 'EM'
Replies: 20
Views: 753

Re: Intending to try 'EM'

Concerning track, the Peco made stuff from the EM society might well be the best option, but if you are looking for others, Marcway do ready-made copper-clad points for EM as well as OO. They also do SMP flexitrack in EM. I presume that their EM points are of similar lengths to the OO ones. Their OO...
by Richard Lee
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vehicle Scale
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Vehicle Scale

You could also look at the Langley range of white metal kits if you are prepared to kit-build. These are mostly from the 1040s to 1960s. Methinks that I detect a small typo. Must admit that most of the stuff that I have seen on their website is 19th or 20th century. I don't remember anything on it ...
by Richard Lee
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Range announcements
Replies: 24
Views: 766

Re: New Range announcements

I have been stupid and pre-ordered a train pack from Hattons that won't fit either the time or geographical setting of my layout. :shock: In fact, I think that the railway company might have become part of the LNWR. I won't even be able to complain it the locomotive goes like a Rocket! :twisted:
by Richard Lee
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Range announcements
Replies: 24
Views: 766

Re: New Range announcements

I like the look of the Rocket train pack, and feel a tiny bit tempted. What I did notice is that they will be doing an app and electronics to allow people to control DC layouts via smartphones or tablets. (Not for me - I have neither smartphone nor tablet). From what they say, the app includes sound...
by Richard Lee
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Terrier - Remove Cab?
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: New Terrier - Remove Cab?

Thanks for the replies. The job is done. :D I didn't need to amputate any feet or hands, although the fireman's shovel broke (not a problem, as you can't see the lack of the missing bit). I agree that small locos with enclosed cabs don't need crew that have suffered from the wargaming malady of &quo...
by Richard Lee
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Enjoyable You tube channels disappears
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Re: Enjoyable You tube channels disappears

I understand that there has been a lot of malarkey going on at YouTube recently. If I ever make any videos for any reason, I think that I would upload them to BitChute instead.
by Richard Lee
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bored With Your Model Railway?
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Bored With Your Model Railway?

Sometimes changing the scenery a bit can improve how you feel about your layout. I extended the terraced housing at the junction station last time, and it made me feel a lot happier about that end of the layout. This year I intend to redo the branch line terminus (which is a Superquick station). I h...
by Richard Lee
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Terrier - Remove Cab?
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: New Terrier - Remove Cab?

Thanks for your reply, Bigmet. Tweezers and toothpicks to manoeuver the crew it is, then. One thing that I noticed is that Langlely Miniatures crew seem to just about fit in, probably without surgery. With the old Hornby Terriers I had to do a bit of arm and leg shortening. Some makes of engine crew...
by Richard Lee
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Terrier - Remove Cab?
Replies: 6
Views: 338

New Terrier - Remove Cab?

Has anyone removed the cab of the new Hornby Terrier? I am intending to put footplate crew in. Is it easy and reasonably safe to remove either the cab or the cab roof? Although I have used patience, tweezers and superglue with some locomotives I would prefer to do it the easy way, assuming that ther...
by Richard Lee
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: The Best Scale And Gauge To Use?
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: The Best Scale And Gauge To Use?

It seems to me that one of the things that affects the choice of scale and gauge is what kind of a layout you want in the available space. The indoor space available to me would let me have a nice roundy-roundy in N, a branch-line in OO or a BLT with no fiddle-yard, a goods yard or an MPD in O. (My ...
by Richard Lee
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyrail 6 users help please
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Anyrail 6 users help please

I paid because I had used it quite a lot and felt that the developers deserved payment from me. Not having the 50 piece limit is convenient sometimes, though. Because I intend to go back to using Linux in the next few months (because Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7), I might find myself wit...

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