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by sparkhill
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: WHAT IF?
Replies: 23
Views: 618

Re: WHAT IF?

My heart goes out to everyone back home in the UK thankfully at the moment most people in Aussie states are living a normal life, the good news is our major show the "Brisbane Model Train Show" will be on the first weekend in May, hopefully our local show will be on in August, I do hope yo...
by sparkhill
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Well it had to happen ..........
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Well it had to happen ..........

My heart goes out to you Peter, Brizzy is okay so long as you can put up with the humidity, good luck with your important decision.
by sparkhill
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Simplification For Durability.
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Simplification For Durability.

Without going into a long reply I myself prefer more durable models like Hornby Railroad, I see no sense whatsoever in super detail or painted cab detail as once a model is about three feet away you can't see the detail anyway, a good mechanism is better than a shell that falls to bits when you take...
by sparkhill
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brand new to this
Replies: 14
Views: 501

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: 362

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: 251

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: 1782

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: 931

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: 892

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: 1782

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: 1179

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: 1387

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: 361

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: 1016

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: 1016

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.

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