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by muggins
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: One more blood 'n' custard carriage needed!
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: One more blood 'n' custard carriage needed!

Blimey, whenever did they do that? :o

That's a bit better! Anyhow, thanks once again - and point noted about the old Thompsons. As it happens I've just this morning managed to locate a new TSO with a different number, so that's one more problem solved.
by muggins
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: One more blood 'n' custard carriage needed!
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: One more blood 'n' custard carriage needed!

Cheers Bigmet. Thompsons were certainly uncommon in Lincolnshire in the late 50s/early 60s, except for summer excursions. Otherwise, IIRC the mainline stuff was invariably Gresleys and Mk1s. As we've said before, it's a real PITA trying to find out what's what with previous Bachmann releases unless ...
by muggins
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: One more blood 'n' custard carriage needed!
Replies: 4
Views: 91

One more blood 'n' custard carriage needed!

Having recently acquired a nice brand new 39-077B Mk1 BSK for it, my lovely K3-hauled main line train now needs just one more carriage to complete it. But alas I'm getting nowhere finding out exactly what's available, so I turn again to the experts ... As it stands, the train consists of a Thompson ...
by muggins
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

...It was a sad day (for the patients if not all the nurses) when they "modernised" the uniforms. In a previous life as a working jeweller I mended more than a few belt buckles for 'em FOC, including some really beautiful Victorian sterling silver ones. That was a different time alright, ...
by muggins
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

... including the 23 pleat headgear ... And the cape. It was a sad day (for the patients if not all the nurses) when they "modernised" the uniforms. In a previous life as a working jeweller I mended more than a few belt buckles for 'em FOC, including some really beautiful Victorian sterli...
by muggins
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Ahah! Thank you sir. Now of course I'm wondering what exactly you did with the patient on the stretcher after having successfully inserted him through the window provided, assuming that "OK, you can get off it now" wasn't an option. I have this mental picture of folks sitting each side of ...
by muggins
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Now wondering under what circumstances exactly would the stretcher windows have been used, and was it only the CKs that had them?
by muggins
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Bigmet wrote:Wait and see if she spots the stretcher window on the compartment side of the CK ...

Gosh, I'm well impressed! Never heard nor seen a mention of that anywhere before now.

Verily, every day's a schoolday ...
by muggins
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Points noted, fs. Thank you!
by muggins
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Gosh, that definitely sounds like the answer so thank you :) No doubt the different layout on different carriages is simply down to differing locations for the toilet compartments. The only problem is, I'm now wondering why some carriages of similar vintage design didn't have anything similar (eg th...
by muggins
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Back in my trainspotting days, I never took much notice of the finer points of Mk1 carriages, therefore I'm unable to answer the lady wife's question about my lovely new Bachmann models, namely what exactly are the "black wire things" that run up one side of the ends of the CK and the FK t...
by muggins
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: General Qs
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: General Qs

I used to hate ballasting wiyth a vengeance. Took me forever to get a result I was happy with. Now I use one of those box speader thingies to spread it, the vacuum cleaner via hose and long thin nozzle laid along the track top to get rid of that which is left on top of the sleepers, and Ballast Bond...
by muggins
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Steampunk models
Replies: 27
Views: 587

Re: Hornby Steampunk models

Hmmmm. Friends of mine who are still into it reckon Hornby are too late to the party with this, on account of the Steampunk thing having peaked around 4 years ago ...
by muggins
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: You won't believe, Home brew motor bogie.
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: You won't believe

Bufferstop wrote:Hi muggins, they are an interference fit


Thanks BUfferstop. I couldn't see what else it could be, but you never know ...
by muggins
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: You won't believe, Home brew motor bogie.
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: You won't believe

How are those gears retained on the shafts?

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