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by Mountain
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 14XX axle box/springs
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: 14XX axle box/springs

Would the plastic ones do from the chassis I had from you?
by Mountain
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Jay Dee's new layout
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Jay Dee's new layout

Yes. Probably Peco is the most popular make. You may well need to pack it up a bit. The track height known as the code needs to be adjusted if they are different. As long as the gauge is the same.... Yes. It can be done. I do not know a lot about Bachmann track. I am assuming you are modelling in N ...
by Mountain
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How were the GWR 16xx Tank Engines used in the Thames Valley?
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: How were the GWR 16xx Tank Engines used in the Thames Valley?

I believe 16xx panniers were used on the BP&GV Rly in South Wales as they had low clearance. (I think it was 16xx locos which were used). It could be that the locos used in ither areas may have needed specifiq qualities like a light axle load or reduced height etc to use with certain railway lin...
by Mountain
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Spare Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Spare Parts

Trucks? Missing parts... If you have one part left or can borrow a similar thing that is complete, you can make new parts by casting copies out of resin.
by Mountain
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 88
Views: 3245

Re: Henley

Nice Chops.Things are progressing.
by Mountain
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Jay Dee's new layout
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Jay Dee's new layout

Impressive, especially when lit up! Very nice. Well done!
by Mountain
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Another Newbie

Welcome. As you enjoy scratchbuilding you may like the concept of building in 7mm narrow gauge. The ones I build use the same track width and chassis etc as 00 gauge which makes things so much easier to scratchbuild. I also build kits by Smallbrook Studio and others.
by Mountain
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 105
Views: 3718

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

It all depennds which body version of 0-4-0 shunter you have. I would just hardwire them in as to me, the work involved in fitting a socket is about the same as directly wiring them in. Actually, hardwiring is simpler. Just remember the wiring rhyme. RED AD BLACK... TO THE TRACK. ORANGE AND GREY... ...
by Mountain
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Wheels

Be aware that some wheels with thicker wheelflanges may need a different back to back measurement caused by the wheel flange thickness.
by Mountain
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 61
Views: 1300

Re: Price of a Hobby

I purchased two 47's back in 2008-9 and they cost me somewhere around £65 to £70 each. Maybe £80? I also boughttwo Heljan secondhand for £80 each at the same time. I never saw the 47's at £40 each. I missed out on that one! :D
by Mountain
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Scratchbuilt buildings & signalling
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Scratchbuilt buildings

Very impressive. :) The bridge is interesting... The loco shed is brilliant.
by Mountain
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Ah. The Mainline Collett Goods loco. I never had one myself. It was on the list of GWR locos I wanted when I used to be into GWR. I had 2 kings, a hall, a manor, a large and a small prairie, three panniers and a GWR 0-4-0 number 101. I also bashed a shunter to look like the 0-6-0 diesel which I thin...
by Mountain
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 61
Views: 1300

Re: Price of a Hobby

Secondhand market will 00 is very reasonable. I am slowly selling my 00 gauge collection. It may take a while... Only reason I am selling is with the fun I am getting from 7mm narrow gauge, I just don't use my 00, and it is silly keeping what I don't need. But yes. Compared to new prices there are l...
by Mountain
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 61
Views: 1300

Re: Price of a Hobby

When Bachmann first entered the UK market with some classy and excellent british outline models, they were, if anything, actually cheaper then Hornby trains were at the time. I say cheaper. Ok, a few were a little bit more by the odd couple of pounds (E.g. their diesels), but for that you had all wh...

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