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by Mountain
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 2018 Forum Competition: A Picture Frame Shunting Layout
Replies: 32
Views: 1128

Re: 2018 Forum Competition: A Picture Frame Shunting Layout

Some great looking trees there. Nice and green. :mrgreen:
by Mountain
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Financial Woes Continue
Replies: 103
Views: 2324

Re: Financial Woes Continue

A DCC operated on-loco uncoupler that will work with several widely used couplings would be the one doodad that would truly interest me. Now that WOULD be an advancement. :) Thanks End2end It is really surprising that such a device is not available on ready to run locomotives as standard as this is...
by Mountain
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lysander's 2018 competition entry
Replies: 34
Views: 1083

Re: Lysander's 2018 competition entry

That's fantastic Lysanda.
by Mountain
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Doing some research
Replies: 15
Views: 110

Re: Doing some research

Guys, thanks so much for your replies. I can see you're both really enthusiastic about modelling! It's really very interesting to find out how someone gets in to this hobby. One final question - do hobbies crossover? Would someone who builds model railways for example also be an airfix type model b...
by Mountain
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Doing some research
Replies: 15
Views: 110

Re: Doing some research

Ha ha, thanks for taking the time to reply... I'm just conducting some research on the relationship between modellers and retailers (both online and off) and also get an understanding for how someone gets into railway modelling in the first instance? Couple of the questions I have in advance... Do ...
by Mountain
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which sound/speakers for Heljan DP2
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Which sound/speakers for Heljan DP2

Thanks for explaining. Was it DP1 that was the prototype Deltic or was that something else again? I know the prototype was in light blue and DP2 was green. Can't think of DP1.
by Mountain
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Financial Woes Continue
Replies: 103
Views: 2324

Re: Financial Woes Continue

The problem with Lego today is that having such a popular product they've gradually increased the prices so high then unless one buys the budget competition one hasn't got a hope to buy anything other then small box to build a little car. There's no incentive to buy a child Lego like there once was....
by Mountain
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which sound/speakers for Heljan DP2
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Which sound/speakers for Heljan DP2

Wasn't DP2 a prototype Deltic? I think I have to look it up myself now! :lol: I know through experience of working coaches behind class 50's that they sound rather like a class 37 but give out even more exhaust fumes! Sound wize, to me a 37, 47 and 50 sound similar. Heavy low revving muscle.
by Mountain
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Hornby Rail-freight wagons
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Hornby Rail-freight wagons

Many different wagons carried the Railfreight branding and while the most popular livery was red, the Railfreight branding or logo was used before the red came in so certain wagons (Usually vans) were to be seen in the B.R. brown livery (Or a similar shade) with the branding on the side. Also what s...
by Mountain
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Little Big Eight
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: The Little Big Eight

The issue here is that I believe Longvallon is modelling in 7mm narrow gauge. The chassis of the 4 wheel coaches can be used. Unless Longvallon wants to run both 7mm narrow gauge and 00 gauge together?
by Mountain
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: VAT versus GST
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: VAT versus GST

Origionally VAT was introduced as a way for small businesses to compete with the bulk buying larger businesses to allow for fair play. The fear was that the larger businesses could be a threat to the smaller ones and force them into bankrupsy. VAT was origionally at a very low rate. VAT was only to ...
by Mountain
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Little Big Eight
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: The Little Big Eight

Over the years budget train controllers in trainsets from Hornby (And others) have varied in how easy or difficult they are to use. I have examples of the last three designsthoughthe second design no longer works. Not sure why yet. The latest design looks excellent and your hand just sits nicely on ...
by Mountain
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello from France !
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Re: Hello from France !

Yes. A very good idea. Make it from sticks. Maybe wooden dowels?
by Mountain
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Little Big Eight
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: The Little Big Eight

As cheap controllers go, that looks OK. What is it like to use? The Hornby controller sold in trainsets looks good but isn't that nice to use. How do you change direction with the Mehano controller?
by Mountain
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello from France !
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Re: Hello from France !

Hello. You could make yourself a bridge from card and modelling clay.

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