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by Mountain
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins
Replies: 29
Views: 1419

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

My locomotives have no issues with the track, they just don't work very well in general. Alexander. When I tried N gauge I found I tended to be spending ages cleaning track and wheels. I also found this with H0e despite the high quality chassis. I found 00 gauge to be better, but surprizingly, sinc...
by Mountain
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Siddington Junction Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Works
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Siddington Junction Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Works

Were the the old Shredded Wheat coaches?
by Mountain
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Big disappointment!
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Big disappointment!

I would not say to avoid them as many of their products are underated. It tends to be the finescale steam locos and potentially, the close coupled coachds which give the issues, though to be fair the issues I had with close coupled coaches were actually Bachmann coaches. I only put this as Hornby us...
by Mountain
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins
Replies: 29
Views: 1419

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Very nice. How do you find how Kato track performs? I like the way you have ballasted around it.
by Mountain
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Siddington Junction Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Works
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Siddington Junction Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Works

I would be tempted to paint the roofs black. Nice though.
by Mountain
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Big disappointment!
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Big disappointment!

Sad to hear of the issues with the locomotive you ordered. Unfortunately, I have heard of quite a few issues with quite a few modern models like this. Most models purchased will work well or no one would attempt to buy them except for collectors who never get to run them. I tend to prefer the older ...
by Mountain
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 289
Views: 22070

Re: Lumsdonia

Not sure if I should start a separate thread for this, but I guess as it is a module for my layout, it should stay in here. So, first of all, you need to understand my love of bridges, second the layout was always designed to be two levels to allow for as many bridge/tunnels as possible. Having see...
by Mountain
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: How To Build A Baseboard.
Replies: 0
Views: 49

How To Build A Baseboard.

The thread to share hints and tips on how to go about making a baseboard for ones layout. Framework, top surface etc.
by Mountain
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: How To Add Legs To Ones Layout.
Replies: 0
Views: 32

How To Add Legs To Ones Layout.

The thread where one shares ways to add legs. Feel free to share ideas.
by Mountain
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: How To Attach Backscenes.
Replies: 0
Views: 26

How To Attach Backscenes.

While I have ideas on how to attach backscenes for my own layout, I was thinking that it could pose an issue for some where they may struggle to get a flimsy backscene attached to their board, especially where the backscene is positioned centrally on ones layout. Please add hints and tips to help th...
by Mountain
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 289
Views: 22070

Re: Lumsdonia

Montfort wrote:Thanks for these two videos.

How are you Montfort?
by Mountain
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 668
Views: 67816

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

I love the bridge over the the larger railway as it gives the illusion of a large railway network.
by Mountain
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 388
Views: 39379

Re: Edgware GN,

A very interesting project. I like unusual locos, especially might have beens which can puzzle enthusiasts as they look like something but they can't put their finger on what the loco is! :D I once made such a loco which ended up being a tank engine version of the B1. It looked close to another clas...
by Mountain
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old - Little Weldon
Replies: 121
Views: 5939

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Is likely that the metal ones were expert 3 rail staff and the plastics were 2 rail staff. The metal staff were stronger to cope with the heavier metal Hornby Dublo 3 rail equipment, especially to prevent back problems while lifting the heavier equipment. :D
by Mountain
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Japan's Railway History
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Japan's Railway History

Wouldn't it make an ideal candidate for a scratchbuilders competition? They could be made in standard gauge or narrow gauge forms and in different scales etc.

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