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by sparkhill
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brand new to this
Replies: 14
Views: 271

Re: Brand new to this

I tried getting into DCC three times but eventually went back to DC, the reason being that I am an old fashioned bloke that is over everything going digital, I am okay with electronics having built several shortwave radios so I had no trouble with the electrical side of DCC, thanks to AM/FM radio I ...
by sparkhill
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Some Silly Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Some Silly Fun

Not silly fun Great fun, being a small loco fan myself I can see why you enjoy your collection, my biggest is 0-6-0 but prefer the little Hornby 0-4-0s to anything, far less trouble than the Big'uns. :lol:
by sparkhill
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you George, ah Boxing Day I will be watching your USA live railroad cameras on YouTube, have a good one.
by sparkhill
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Suprise Move by Hornby
Replies: 18
Views: 1528

Re: Suprise Move by Hornby

Great model of a great loco used on NSW crack express trains which regularly ran at speeds around 80 mph, now all we can dream the impossible dream and hope that Hornby will one day produce an affordable model of the Victorian North British built R Class Hudson, probably the best steam loco ever to ...
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: 805

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: 795

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: 1578

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: 1001

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: 1254

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: 329

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: 939

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: 939

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: 939

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: 1486

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: 784

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:

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