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by Mountain
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 - Under construction all 87ft x 24ft !
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 - Under construction all 87ft x 24ft !

It will be good once you've finished those last boards. Is always good with that.
Handmade points. Nice. :)
by Mountain
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 - Under construction all 87ft x 24ft !
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 - Under construction all 87ft x 24ft !

Lovely to have such space. But I will rather you then me go to clean all that track. :P It is the one element where I ended up thinking along the lines of something small. Keeping the track clean. Lovely to have space though. :) My 00 gauge collection could have done with a layout that size just to ...
by Mountain
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Royal Ladies in Search of Nessie: 1927
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Royal Ladies in Search of Nessie: 1927

Is nice. Haha. The fly thing at the end!
by Mountain
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Help identifying locos and stock
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Help identifying locos and stock

Early Triang were very short. 6" coaches. I thought it was wize in the late 1970's to early 1980's when Hornby brought out the HST to make their coaches a little shorter. It gabe thelook of the real thing and reduced a whole formation by about a foot in length. Is surprizing how a foot is much ...
by Mountain
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Help identifying locos and stock
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Help identifying locos and stock

One thing that amazed me with those Jouef steam locos is the motors. They are quality. The wagons are a little light weight. Small rivit detail is actually impressive. The scale size of the coaches... In those days Triang did something similar, and to be honest, so did Hornby Dublo. They were a comp...
by Mountain
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Help identifying locos and stock
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Help identifying locos and stock

Want a couple more wagons? I have a few. Not many. PM me if interested. Thanks.
by Mountain
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step
Replies: 21
Views: 2822

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step

I'm not sure the loco will pull better as for these little locos the weight makes the difference.
by Mountain
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: The Kingdom of Ostrovia
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: The Kingdom of Ostrovia

Love the point control method. Nice, simple, cheap and effective. An old favourite!
by Mountain
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ideas on second hand coach stock
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Ideas on second hand coach stock

The good thing is that secondhand prices are much, much cheaper then new these days, so if one decides to experiment ans messes things up, it does not matter so much as if one bought new and tried to represent the same dents and scratches etc. I have plenty of coaches I could sell, but nearly all mi...
by Mountain
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step
Replies: 21
Views: 2822

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step

It is interesting. It is only by experimenting that one finds easy solutions. I have seen brass gears and worms for sale which may be an answer from a non model railway source, but I have not bought them yet.
by Mountain
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old - Little Weldon
Replies: 192
Views: 12475

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Hello all This month is of great interest to us Hornby Dublo fans, for way back in 1938's September Meccano Magazine is a full advert for a new range of models. 2-First-Dublo-advert-225x300.jpg Next month will see Dublo in the shops for the first time. Amongst my collection I do have a few items fr...
by Mountain
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Can someone help me with realtime trains?
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Can someone help me with realtime trains?

Basic headcode principle. First number denotes the type of train. 1 is an express passenger train. 2 is a local passenger train. And so on. 5 is empty stock. Then you have a letter. I can't remember if the letter represented where the train cae from or where it was gokng but I believe it was where i...
by Mountain
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Making coupling rods/valvegear
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Making coupling rods/valvegear

That V2 is lovely, is it 0 gauge? I've decided to leave coupling rods for now and go for Caledonian 123 to get some practise of building chassis without having to worry about lots of complicated walschearts valvegear. Just need to decide on whether to make the LMS red livery or the Caledonian blue....
by Mountain
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Are these semaphore signals right?
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Are these semaphore signals right?

Not sure what the LMS used, though I do know the GWR used dolly signals. They were ground shunting signals and many are still in use today. Basically a disk with a red line (Or yellow in certain instances) where the disc is pivoted in the middle, and if the disc turns so the red line is horizontal i...

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