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by sparkhill
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Great Buy.
Replies: 8
Views: 216

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: 216

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: 216

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: 1332

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: 275

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/
by sparkhill
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Col’s Models
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Col’s Models

Nice layout and great range of locos.
by sparkhill
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bored With Your Model Railway?
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Bored With Your Model Railway?

I never had time to get bored as over the past 15 years I have built and destroyed American, British, Japanese N Gauge layouts, British OO and American HO layouts, I estimate that I have spent well over $25,000au on the hobby and have very little to show for it, I am not complaining though as it bro...
by sparkhill
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 55
Views: 3915

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

Pretty hard to work Bachmann out as our local hobby shop refuses to sell Bachmann model trains because the Australian distributor refuses to give their products any warranty at all
by sparkhill
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: USA stock - best places to get it
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: USA stock - best places to get it

Ok on the Bachmann American locos Puffingbill I also had my fingers burned with both HO and N scale stuff, their quality control is a disgrace, I guess you only get what you pay for though, just about every other brand of US models are great.
by sparkhill
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ewood Railway
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Ewood Railway

A very nice layout and well worth a good look also nice to see you running a Cadelonian 0-4-0, hope you have a great new year running your trains.
by sparkhill
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing

How nice it is to see modellers that are still content to stay with tension lock couplers, I watched several Youtube videos of exhibition layouts last night and was surprised to see so many British locos with a Kadee coupler stuck out the front of the buffer beam, to each their own I guess, to me se...
by sparkhill
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 1148

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

I have my own wishlist which is I wish I had the money to buy what others wish for. :lol:
by sparkhill
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Songs about trains.
Replies: 45
Views: 1643

Re: Songs about trains.

Probably the most famous of them all "The Wreck of the Old 97" by many artists in 1927 was the first Million selling record in American history.
by sparkhill
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Songs about trains.
Replies: 45
Views: 1643

Re: Songs about trains.

Dozens of train songs available on Youtube by "Boxcar Willie", also the Singing Brakeman "Jimmy Rogers"
by sparkhill
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 17
Views: 1077

Re: Vandal Update

Yes its wrong to destroy peoples property such acts need to be punished but one crime that annoys me the most is Paramedics trying to help people and getting attacked for doing so, IMO the best punishment for that is to take them out the back of a Police station and give them a flogging with the Cat...

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