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by Mountain
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 323
Views: 52016

Re: The BNR (another way)

Not having had a sign of rot in my Toby chassis (Though I am going to check again just incase!), it is hard to imagine what the results would look like for those which it has effected. I believe mine was one of the last which Hornby made (Unless they have just come out with a new batch?) which I pur...
by Mountain
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: New Manufacturers
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: New Manufacturers

Regarding narrow gauge, the most popular are the H0e/009 (3.5 & 4mm scales shareing the same track) and the 0n30/0-16.5/0e 7mm narrow gauge using the same track. So that's two main catagories. The rest are either in the much larger scales or are less popular which could share an "Other"...
by Mountain
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ringfield conversion 2.0
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Ringfield conversion 2.0

Probably is over the top, but we love over the top ideas and plans. :D
by Mountain
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

I have had a 3ft wide board in the past that I made for kiddies, and 1st radius does fit as long as you dont have it against a wall. Against a wall and one needs an extra inch or two. The old Hornby first radius trainsets used to say "Circle of track. Space required. 36" x 36""....
by Mountain
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 41
Views: 401

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

Those Romford wheels. Who makes them today? I would imagine the price would be too expensive to consider. That green Nellie looks excellent. There is a rarer version again and it is a B.R. black version. The green versions tend to sell for a similar price (Or just a little more) as the blue version ...
by Mountain
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

I have had a 3ft wide board in the past that I made for kiddies, and 1st radius does fit as long as you dont have it against a wall. Against a wall and one needs an extra inch or two. The old Hornby first radius trainsets used to say "Circle of track. Space required. 36" x 36"".
by Mountain
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 323
Views: 52016

Re: The BNR (another way)

I never knew the Toby chassis suffered from chassis rot. Someone recently asked me. I will give mine a second check, but I have to say that the last time I had the body off which was for a good few years as I was going to use it with a kit, that there was no signs as I would have noticed. It runs sw...
by Mountain
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 323
Views: 52016

Re: The BNR (another way)

The need for diesels during the winter low season means that the BNR's paint-shop have sped things up to clear the backlog. Two of the BNR's best running diesel have been out of action since last winter awaiting modifications and repainting. No 3 is a Lima Hornby hybrid running on an 0-6-0 chassis ...
by Mountain
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

It looks good. As long as trains dont collide where the bottom sidings are close to track below. It looks a little too close. The rest of the idea looks excellent.
by Mountain
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest coaches?
Replies: 34
Views: 492

Re: Shortest coaches?

Modern Bachmann coaches (E.g. Mk1's) do need 2nd radius or larger. I did try working on one to ease it so it would run round 1st radius curves, but it was a lot of work, and the real achilles heel in the design were the couplings. The bogies can be eased and made to take tighter curves. The coupling...
by Mountain
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

3ft wide is just about wide enough for 1st radius curves. Add an extra 6 inches or so and you can use 2nd radius which gives you a little more choice of locomotives and stock you can run. There's nothing at all wrong with 1st radius curves except you do have a few small limitations on what you can r...
by Mountain
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 44
Views: 1162

Re: Henley

Great! Lovely to see. Lots of room for passengers to enjoy the tours on the DMU.
by Mountain
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 41
Views: 401

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

They look excellent. Wouldn't it be great if he could do a 7mm narrow gauge version of them too? No doubt some modellers will convert them.
by Mountain
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest coaches?
Replies: 34
Views: 492

Re: Shortest coaches?

Now that's a bookmarkworthy list! Thanks so much for doing that research and sharing it, I'm sure it'll be valuable to those of us forced into using radius 1 curves. Be aware Minipix, that Bachmann coaches may not go round first radius curves even though they are short. Possibly one could modify th...

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