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by Firefly16
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Toy Trainsets.
Replies: 6
Views: 228

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: 1301

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: 525

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: 384

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: 307

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: 951

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

Thank you, SRman.
by Firefly16
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 951

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

What was the result of last year's poll, please?
by Firefly16
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Songs about trains.
Replies: 45
Views: 1301

Re: Songs about trains.

'Petticoat Junction' Theme song US 1960s sitcom.
'The Old Pull And Push' Theme song early 1960s TV children's serial filmed on now long gone Hawkhurst, Kent branch.
by Firefly16
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 1655

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

Scope for I o W fans if they produce them in SR/BR green - would go well with the Kernow O2.
by Firefly16
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?

Lead aquarium plant weighting sold in rolled strips is useful. My preference for scratchbuilt stock however is the flat bar section 'L' brackets for supporting lightweight shelving available from ironmongers and DIY shops. By coincidence I bought one today with 6" arms, one of which when sawn o...
by Firefly16
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Disguising roof trusses
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Disguising roof trusses

This might be a simple and effective way of doing it: If you have access to all sides of your layout, string a line between the rafters on the side(s) you look at during sessions or want to photo and hang a length of suitably coloured fabric from it. This will give you a choice of 'skies' ranging fr...
by Firefly16
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Hi!
Yes, an interesting structure. Always worth seeing stuff with an across-the-pond theme.
Looking forward to seeing further developments!
by Firefly16
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Great! I liked the street view and the tower in the picture with the silver diesel - is it scratchbuilt or a kit?
by Firefly16
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting Off Lightly
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Getting Off Lightly

A rare operating session ended tonight in replacing flush glazing after a Bachmann Bulleid took a 12": 1' floor dive. Happily a few popped out windows represented the full extent of the damage and if anything, the result is even better than the original installation. Do any members have similar...
by Firefly16
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1543

Re: UK or Bust 2020

I really feel for Chops! What a bewildering choice is being laid before him. It makes me realise just how blessed we are who live here.

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