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by castlespitfire
Sat May 07, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My first ever model railway build.
Replies: 315
Views: 25737

Re: My first ever model railway build.

Very nice work indeed Marcus. If that is your first one it is very good. Everything looks very well made with a lot of thought gone into it. Where the track has bent (if nobody has answered already) If you cut out a small section and replace it leaving 1mm gap at rail joints you should be able to re...
by castlespitfire
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Simple loads for rolling stock
Replies: 11
Views: 1747

Re: Simple loads for rolling stock

Very good results and much better than empty wagon. Going to put that on my to do list. Thanks for the idea.
by castlespitfire
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Does anyone know
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: Does anyone know

Wonder of this could become a record breaking thread. Does it not create a space between the on switch pulse, and the first entered code. Trying to be sensible here.......Honest.
by castlespitfire
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Does anyone know
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: Does anyone know

Dont know but thought it would be nice for you to get a reply :lol:
by castlespitfire
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby still struggling
Replies: 31
Views: 3168

Re: Hornby still struggling

alex3410 wrote:if you pre order with Hornby they don't take the cash until dispatch so would assume its OK


I see, Alex yes your right, looking at it like that. I did not think of that. Spot on.
by castlespitfire
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby still struggling
Replies: 31
Views: 3168

Re: Hornby still struggling

As this thread is titled Hornby still struggling. I wonder if it is a good idea to make pre orders. I did one other day and afterwards though O dear, If anything happens to the company I may just lose my money.
by castlespitfire
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Using Hornby 4 wheel coach - 009 conversion?
Replies: 15
Views: 1844

Re: Using Hornby 4 wheel coach - 009 conversion?

John, I remember buying Lone Star back when in short pants. I seem to recall in the 1950's, or perhaps early 1960's. I cannot recall that there was any track for it though. It was more like Matchbox type cars to run on the linoleum. Hi GWRfan Yes indeed there was track available including points wh...
by castlespitfire
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1231
Views: 139025

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

E bay is 90% full of jokers. He He He. John
by castlespitfire
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1231
Views: 139025

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Some people simply will not throw away anything if there is a dollar to be made. It is an Airfix model and even the box is wrong for the type. http://www.ebay.com/itm/HORNBY-OO-SCALE-LOCOMOTIVE-4-6-0-LMS-FOR-PARTS-OR-TO-RESTORE-WITH-AN-OUTTER-BOX-/172072344782?hash=item28104f9cce:g:dzIAAOSwZ1lWdsbZ...
by castlespitfire
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1231
Views: 139025

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Have in the past bought some bargains from Rails on the bay but have noticed they are asking higher and higher prices sometimes. Sometimes they do seem to have their heads in the clouds. Agree with you on that one.
by castlespitfire
Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Flood sales
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Flood sales

John, the items were in a job lot from a well respected dealer with an eBay account. As they were just coaches only the weights and the coupler hooks had rust, with but a bit of dirt on the coach bodies, easily fixed. Nothing of note, however, a locomotive would have been a problem. I recall a few ...
by castlespitfire
Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Flood sales
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Flood sales

Did the listing not say that it was water damaged. Yes one does have to be careful on e bay. I guess.
by castlespitfire
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Steam on the main line
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: Steam on the main line

luckymucklebackit wrote:Best place for all planned steam workings is here http://www.uksteam.info/tours/trs16.htm

Jim

Thank you very much for that linc got it on save now. Cheers
by castlespitfire
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Steam on the main line
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: Steam on the main line

I wonder why Hornby have started building them with fixed rear bogie seems a back ward design step to me. Detail of models is becoming much better but would prefer proper bogie even if it means a little light passing through the top gap. John
by castlespitfire
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby orders
Replies: 30
Views: 2458

Re: Hornby orders

Now you told me how these auto tills work am glad I never bothered with them. I m lucky I guess we still got a Butcher in our little village ( who is fantastic ) a Baker and a couple of general shops even a DIY shop. So we don't have to go to supermarkets very often nearest one is 8 miles away.

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