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by sparkhill
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Adding weight on Hornby 0-4-0
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Adding weight on Hornby 0-4-0

Another way to get lead weights is to flatten fishing weights with a hammer they can than be cut to size
by sparkhill
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Too many trains
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: Too many trains

I think it's just the way we humans function many of us like to collect things it doesn't matter if it's old beer bottles, salt and pepper shakers, stamps, model airplane engines or trains we just collect stuff, so long as we enjoy what we have and don't feel guilty who cares.
by sparkhill
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Purist
Replies: 27
Views: 1063

Re: The Purist

Wow if a so called Purist saw my layout he would most likely require mouth to mouth but I wouldn't be giving to him as being so pure he might like a great send off, we are supposed to enjoy this wonderful hobby so who really cares what other think or say.
by sparkhill
Thu May 14, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Thoughts About Couplings.
Replies: 21
Views: 668

Re: Thoughts About Couplings.

I must be getting old for me Tension Lock couplers are perfect for my OO trains and Rapidos on my N Gauge trains, I have played around with all kinds of couplers over the years but came to the conclusion that the old tried and tested versions are the most reliable, my pet hate is seeing a Kadee coup...
by sparkhill
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Covid Rip Off or Bargains
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: Covid Rip Off or Bargains

Regarding model railways I cant say the same probably because we pay to much for it without the virus, what I will say though is our local Foodworks store has doubled the price of toilet paper and quadrupled the cost of a packet of noodles, I did intend to shop there because its local but because of...
by sparkhill
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Great service!
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Great service!

Certainly better than my experience with Australia Post, I purchased a Branchline LMS Hughes Fowler Crab loco from a dealer in the state where I live it took sixteen days to arrive at my place, I had almost written it off but I was pleased when it turned up.
by sparkhill
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is This a Joke
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: Is This a Joke

We have a small number of people who offer stuff at exaggerated prices, the one I referred to is somewhere not far from me, but it's almost impossible to find out what the stuff goes for in the end. Some of it doesn't sell and comes around a few weeks later still at the same sort of price. There's ...
by sparkhill
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is This a Joke
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: Is This a Joke

The Hornby Elite at that shop sells for $780 when everywhere else sell it for $549, they must be selling stuff though as someone paid $180 for a Hornby Terrier when everyone else is selling the Terrier for between $129 and $139.
by sparkhill
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is This a Joke
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Is This a Joke

The most expensive eBay store I have ever seen, it's in Australia so as the UKPound is worth half an Aussie. $ just half of he price

https://www.ebay.com.au/str/forestml?_t ... 7675.l2563
by sparkhill
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hoarding - Do I really need to keep so much ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1163

Re: Hoarding - Do I really need to keep so much ?

I cant help but smile when I read this thread I have two great mates that are both hoarders one of which I visited yesterday, he has more locos than most large model railway shops and estimates his collection to be worth $70,000; yes that is seventy thousand Aussie dollars or £35,000, also his cupbo...
by sparkhill
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Great Buy.
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: A Great Buy.

Its a steel shed and I have the walls and ceiling covered with one inch thick refrigeration insulation and its still to hot, crikey its so flamin humid up here you have a shower then have trouble putting a TShirt on because of the sweat. :lol:
by sparkhill
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Great Buy.
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: A Great Buy.

Hi Rob and Pete I live on the South Side of Brisbane beside Moreton Bay the humidity is a killer.
by sparkhill
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Great Buy.
Replies: 8
Views: 608

A Great Buy.

I decided to build a new layout in the house as my OO layout in the shed is to hot to work on in the hot humid Aussie summer, after checking out the cost of new OO diesel locos as my shed layout is all steam I decided to go with an American HO layout, the proposed layout will be a 5ft x 10ft setup l...
by sparkhill
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 2606

Re: We need to talk about costs

The way I see things is like so many other things in life there are two ends to the story, some folks have the money to buy an Aston Martin others have to contend with a little hatch back sedan but realy they both serve the same purpose, so it is with our hobby some have £750 to buy an O Gauge Flyin...
by sparkhill
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: "Neverwas" wagon sides printing
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: "Neverwas" wagon sides printing

It is possible to print your own transfers by using inkjet decal paper.

https://tinyhordes.com/making-your-own-transfers/

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