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by muggins
Thu May 06, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wearable magnifying glasses suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Wearable magnifying glasses suggestions?

I use a cheap rip-off of the Optivisor, which was under £20 off Ebay. Works a treat, comortable to wear, comes with lenses from 1.5x to 3.5x, and unlike the genuine artciles, those lenses are glass! FWIW the technicians at our local dental lab use exactly the same item.
by muggins
Thu May 06, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern loco suggestions needed (again)
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Southern loco suggestions needed (again)

Which steam-outline Southern loco would you go for given a need to reliably pull 5 or 6 Hornby Maunsell corridor coaches up a slow incline which has a curve on it? To give you some idea of that gradient, a Bachman K3 will reliably manage 6 Bachmann Mk1s up it or 16 coal wagons plus brake van, but my...
by muggins
Thu May 06, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: S15 woes
Replies: 2
Views: 37

S15 woes

Well, my, love affair with the Hornby S15 didn't last long. £70 off Ebay, cosmetically 100%, ran like a dream and the only fault was a droopy rear coupling à la Dapol. However, after running faultlessly for maybe an hour, it started slowing down every now and then. After another 20 minutes it was sl...
by muggins
Tue May 04, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?

I shall report back in due course :)
by muggins
Tue May 04, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?

Cheers Mike. I'm on the hunt now ...
by muggins
Tue May 04, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?

Cheers Bigmet. Yep, Rule One always applies, but in my case that includes running everything in pristine condition and having an aversion to inconsistencies which wouldn't trouble me in the slightest in real life. A parcels van should be here shortly, btw. Incidentally, with Mr Parkes having kindly ...
by muggins
Mon May 03, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?

Blimey Mike! Thank you so much for taking the trouble to post that. Now I actually know what I'm after :) Funnily enough, after a very dodgy start, it seems to be my lucky day today, for no sooner had I posted above about S15 prices than I spotted an "as new" black Southern S15 on Ebay for...
by muggins
Mon May 03, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?

What coaches exactly do you have R43?? etc The only only Maunsell corridor coach I've got at present is the 6-compartment brake r/n 4048, which seems to be R4300A. I reckon R4300C is the same thing with r/n 4050, which would do nicely for the other end, with any two from R4297E, R4298A/B/C and R429...
by muggins
Mon May 03, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Southern Railway carriages - which ones? UPDATED!

What prices are you seeing? There are plenty of places selling S15s at bargain prices. Hornby themselves for £94.99, for example (see https://uk.hornby.com/products/br-maunsell-s15-class-4-6-0-30831-late-br-era-4-r3413 ) If you Google Hornby S15 you'll find other shops selling for around £85. You'l...
by muggins
Mon May 03, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Southern Railway carriages - which ones? UPDATED!

Also, why are the carriages referred to by Mr Parkes in the series R47xx whereas the one I've got is R43xx? Is that simply a case of new part numbers for new batches, or what? Hornby (and Bachmann) add a suffix letter A to the second version B to the third etc. The use of a new catalogue should ind...
by muggins
Mon May 03, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Southern Railway carriages - which ones? UPDATED!

OK, domestic matters having now been resolved to Madam's satisfaction, at least temporarily, I must try harder to ignore that Maunsell diner, if only on the grounds that I'm still not sure that I'm ready for a train of white-roofed carriages with one grey roof in the middle of it. More to the point ...
by muggins
Mon May 03, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?

Sorry Bigmet. Today seems to be brainfart day in the railway room ...
by muggins
Mon May 03, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?

Thank you very much indeed, gentlemen. So that rather appealing restaurant car is the only Bulleid carriage in olive which has grey roof?
by muggins
Mon May 03, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriages - which ones?
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Southern Railway carriages - which ones?

When my railway is in Southern mode, I have two passenger trains. One consists of 3 x birdcages (2 x brake 3rds and a comp), and the other of 4 x 58' Maunsells (2 x brake 3rds and 2 x 3rds). I would like to add a 6-coach train, for which the coaches must be olive and of a comparable build standard t...

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