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by Firefly16
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: SR buildings green
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: SR buildings green

Thank you, 21C1 - this sounds promising and I will certainly check this out.
by Firefly16
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: SR buildings green
Replies: 2
Views: 176

SR buildings green

Does anyone know of a supplier of Southern Rly middle chrome green buildings paint other than Precision Paints, or at least a passable home decorating alternative in tester pot form?
by Firefly16
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: 'Indian Restaurant Coach' Kent
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: 'Indian Restaurant Coach' Kent

My pleasure, End2end!
by Firefly16
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: 'Indian Restaurant Coach' Kent
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: 'Indian Restaurant Coach' Kent

The LMS livery did it no favours!
by Firefly16
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: 'Indian Restaurant Coach' Kent
Replies: 6
Views: 330

'Indian Restaurant Coach' Kent

Even without the 'blackberry black' and white livery, the repurposed coach in End2end's post of 7. December (Railway Photographs...And the Next Photograph Will Have) would have a distinct air of the LNWR about it. That being so, it is interesting to speculate how it has eluded preservation by the mo...
by Firefly16
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Into the Mainstream
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Into the Mainstream

Just looked at Byegad's Goering link. Liked bombing his model railway, did he? "There you are, Wilson, you can see the sort of thing we're up against..."
by Firefly16
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Into the Mainstream
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Into the Mainstream

All the more enjoyable for being unexpected is an article in this week's 'Spectator'.' by Richard Bratby about this year's Warley Exhibition and our hobby generally. What with several personalities in the entertainment world proclaiming their passion, revelations about stars of the past (I didn't kn...
by Firefly16
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Are the Hornby Schools and Merchant Navy class any good?
Replies: 13
Views: 1353

Re: Are the Hornby Schools and Merchant Navy class any good?

Thank you, Bigmet. I have now ordered one of Hatton's Bibby Line offerings and am looking forward to receiving this in the next few days.
by Firefly16
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Are the Hornby Schools and Merchant Navy class any good?
Replies: 13
Views: 1353

Re: Are the Hornby Schools and Merchant Navy class any good?

Further to this thread, what have been members' experiences with rebuilt Merchant R2204. Is the can motor any good and is the trailing truck assembly free or fixed?
by Firefly16
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Toy Trainsets.
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Toy Trainsets.

Re-gauged, that coach suggests interesting possibilities for North American orientated scratchbuilders/kitbashers.
by Firefly16
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Songs about trains.
Replies: 45
Views: 1766

Re: Songs about trains.

'Model Railway' Yes, really. A short piece by Charles Williams I came across while looking for something else by this composer this afternoon.
by Firefly16
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wandle Park Structure Building Projects
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: Wandle Park Structure Building Projects

Nice to see everything beginning to come together. Should you want to make more structures using card, I can recommend Daler mountboard. Also 2mm thick, it comes in plain white and a variety of colours in sizes ranging from A3 up to A2, available from artists'/handicrafts shops.
by Firefly16
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Motive power for track cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Motive power for track cleaning

If it's any help, the Lima small prairie is a good puller - the ones I have tested on the level and a reasonable slope can start a 16oz load from rest. Watch the bids on ebay for an idea of the price.
by Firefly16
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A very different model railway cab ride
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: A very different model railway cab ride

My daily 4BEP commute was never like this!
by Firefly16
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 1217

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

Thank you, SRman.

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