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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: 415

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: 415

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: 880

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: 394

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: 785

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: 785

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: 691

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: 328

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: 150

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: 443

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: 946

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: 136
Views: 9943

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: 136
Views: 9943

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...
by Richard Lee
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: OO Terriers - Dapol v. Hornby
Replies: 20
Views: 667

Re: OO Terriers - Dapol v. Hornby

Thank you SRman. That is useful to know. :) I have a couple of LBSC Railway ones, a SE&CR one and an SR one in Maunsell Green SR (which was the locomotive that I started off with). Hornby keep bringing out pre-grouping Terriers, but so far there has been only one Hornby SR Maunsell Green one tha...
by Richard Lee
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: OO Terriers - Dapol v. Hornby
Replies: 20
Views: 667

OO Terriers - Dapol v. Hornby

Quite a few years ago, Dapol sold their OO Terrier tooling to Hornby, who have been happily churning them out since. I understand that Hornby did a different chassis for the Terrier to the one Dapol used. Occasionally, second-hand Dapol OO Terriers show up for sale. Does anyone know whether the Dapo...

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