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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: 228

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: 13
Views: 906

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: 7
Views: 589

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: 7
Views: 589

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: 1129

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: 470

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: 1021

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 ...
by Richard Lee
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Best budget couplers for OO gauge
Replies: 40
Views: 1021

Re: Best budget couplers for OO gauge

There are quite lot of kit couplers that are unobtrusive, and relatively inexpensive compared to the Kadee. Unfortunately, I understand that most of these need minimum curve radius of 36", so I have not tried any of them. (My layout has a 30" radius curve.) One example that I saw on a layo...
by Richard Lee
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A different way to use dropper wires?
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: A different way to use dropper wires?

I have two small DC layouts. With both, I decided not to rely upon fish-plates, and have droppers to each rail. Both my layouts have what people who use DCC would call a "bus" - cables underneath the layout from which the droppers are connected to. There are a couple of places where it was...
by Richard Lee
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Bachmann Branchline track
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Bachmann Branchline track

From what I have seen it is very similar indeed to Hornby Track. A few months ago I bought a Bachmann Branchline trainset, which included an oval of track. I used the oval for a test track. On the first version of my first layout I used Hornby track, and later got a couple of bits of Peco Set Track ...
by Richard Lee
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which make of lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Which make of lighting

I have used Kytes Lights, and been happy with them:

http://www.kyteslights.com
by Richard Lee
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: hello, 00 gauge and n gauge blues
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: hello, 00 gauge and n gauge blues

Do I get the impression that with N gauge, you are better looking at running larger locomotives (probably with more pickups) than you can run easily with OO? This is posed as a question because I have never had N gauge, although I did consider it at one time. Terriers run reliably in OO, either shun...
by Richard Lee
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Carriage prices are nuts!
Replies: 40
Views: 1131

Re: Carriage prices are nuts!

One of the reasons that I went for an SR branch line was that trains could legitimately be short. One side effect is that I don't need lots of expensive coaches. (Many SR coaches are a bit dear.) Must admit that I would love a set of the Bachmann Branchline SR Birdcage stock, but at about £55 per co...
by Richard Lee
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: class T9 chassis rot
Replies: 140
Views: 11187

Re: class T9 chassis rot

Of course Hornby get you coming and going on that front, because if a T9 will fit, so will the 700 which is much the same loco in low geared 0-6-0 form! It is a shame about the T9, so very pretty as a model, so very flawed as a mechanism. A 700 does fit on my main layout, and looks very nice indeed...
by Richard Lee
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: class T9 chassis rot
Replies: 140
Views: 11187

Re: class T9 chassis rot

Thank you for telling us about your experiences. Very sorry to hear of your problems, but grateful ro you for letting us know. The Hornby T9 is a lovely looking model, and has been recently on offer at bargain prices in Maunsell Green SR livery (which is the one that I would be interested in). I can...

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