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by David68
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Flying Scotsman: Famous engine back on tracks
Replies: 40
Views: 2760

Re: Flying Scotsman: Famous engine back on tracks

Lancastrian wrote:It is the WW2 livery, and it has used the following numbers over the years, 103, 502, 60103, 1472 and 4472


That has answered my question. I was wondering why it was not green and numbered 4472

New day, new knowledge
by David68
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Layout Design
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Layout Design

Hi I lost my mojo when it came to building and more specifically wiring the layout and as a result the new layout has fallen to the wayside. A couple of days ago I rediscovered the mojo whilst building a metcalfe card kit and as a result I have spend the last couple of days on Scarm designing a layo...
by David68
Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: National Festival of Railway Modelling
Replies: 4
Views: 412

National Festival of Railway Modelling

Took a trip over to Peterborough this morning to the National Festival of Railway Modelling. Mrs D and I had a nice time, lots to see, loads of traders and loads of space without the much feared crush and assault by rucksack One MAJOR problem for me though. If you are SHOWING a layout at an EXHIBITI...
by David68
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Metcalfe models
Replies: 18
Views: 3731

Re: Metcalfe models

Love Metcalfe models. Straightforward to construct and look great.

As for mixing and matching - Remember rule 1 of Railway modelling - it is your layout, do whatever makes you happy.
by David68
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Taylors Bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Re: Taylors Bridge

Track laid and power to all parts.

However, because I forgot what Nick told me, I do not have the ability to run 2 locos simultaneously. Ah well, re wire and try again!

After this - wiring up the points!
by David68
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Buildings
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Buildings

Forgive my stupidity, but what do you mean smudge them
by David68
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Taylors Bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Re: Taylors Bridge

Thanks Nick. I think I will wire it up using your the isolated joiners where you suggest.
by David68
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Taylors Bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Re: Taylors Bridge

Track laid. Next job is to measure and trim the cork

One question however. I have a Gaugemaster Model D controller and I know where the feed and return wires are going but I am not sure if I need insulated track joiners at any point. All of the points are insulfrog.

Dave
by David68
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Shoutout for Track Shack.
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: Shoutout for Track Shack.

Just bought the track for my layout from them - they are brilliant, no other word for it.
by David68
Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Taylors Bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Re: Taylors Bridge

19.07.15 Baseboards are finally done. Every single leg was exactly the same length, even after securing to the base board. So why do have a a 1-2 mm lip between 2 boards. I will tell you why, the garage floor is not quite level. little bit of work to smooth over the lip and then tiling then paint th...
by David68
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Taylors Bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Re: Taylors Bridge

Thank you all The layout is smaller than the baseboard by design; I want some space to to some scenic stuff - my grandson wants his farm and I want my temperance bar. I have surface mounted points for ease of wiring as this will be my first attempt at having powered points despite knowing that they ...
by David68
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Maiden Westown - My Buddies Layout
Replies: 10
Views: 1559

Re: Maiden Westown - My Buddies Layout

what a lovely layout. Would love to see more of it.
by David68
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Taylors Bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Re: Taylors Bridge

As promised. These are 2 images of the baseboard. I have completed 3 of the 4, so one to go. Baseboard 1.jpg Baseboard 2.jpg I have the wood for the legs so all being well I will have them ready by the end of the weekend. Next will be drilling some cable holes and bolting them all together. I have t...
by David68
Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Taylors Bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Taylors Bridge

Afternoon all I have abandoned my first layout and it has been an expensive lesson identified in how not to do things. So what I have I learned 1. Plan, plan and then plan some more 2. Don't rush 3. When it comes to ballast, less is more 4. Know what you want to achieve 5. Take your time and enjoy t...
by David68
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: April forum competition topic ideas
Replies: 47
Views: 3189

Re: April forum competition topic ideas

Agreed. But this time i wont pick a kit that is a complete pain in the backside to paint! :D

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