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by Mountain
Fri Jul 19, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 592
Views: 92080

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

I seriously wonder how long these units will keep working. I was impressed by the flame and smoke effects produced by a dummy log burner that uses this mechanism under the name of "Optymist" two units over a period of four years failed to continue to work much after three months of use, e...
by Mountain
Fri Jul 19, 2024 6:42 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: New layout

Do they do sprung buffer stops that aren't as wide as the ones in the foreground? If I use them, it pushes the track further away from the platform making too wide of a gap for the commuters to leap from the train! Edit: are these the ones you were thinking ok? Screenshot_20240718_231658_eBay.jpg T...
by Mountain
Fri Jul 19, 2024 6:39 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ken's workbench Bagnall meets hacksaw
Replies: 66
Views: 12397

Re: Ken's workbench Bagnall meets hacksaw

I have not come across those older Ringfields as far as I know but I have an amazing 5-pole Chinese Ringfield in a DMU.
by Mountain
Thu Jul 18, 2024 4:58 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: New layout

May I suggest tracking down some Hornby hydraulic sprung bufferstops for your terminus station? They really work well to prevent damage if trains hit the buffers.
by Mountain
Thu Jul 18, 2024 2:23 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ken's workbench Bagnall meets hacksaw
Replies: 66
Views: 12397

Re: Ken's workbench Bagnall meets hacksaw

That looks the part. Not come across the ones with the light. A novel feature for the kiddies! :D Your Fleishmann loco looks the part. What do they run like as according to Fleishmanns adverts they claimed to have superiour products that run smooth and quietly. Do they live up to their reputation? N...
by Mountain
Thu Jul 18, 2024 1:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 561
Views: 90472

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Here is a comparisson between "Ruthy" and the new loco which were both built up from the same Smallbrook Studio 'Clio' body kit. "Ruthy" has had a pair of small coal bunkers added, along with home made name and number plates, and home made couplings. The handrails on Ruthy came a...
by Mountain
Wed Jul 17, 2024 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 561
Views: 90472

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Now the chassis I want it to fit is this one so I will need to make adjustments for everything to fit. IMG_20240717_201913_kindlephoto-60746399.jpg I also have bought or been given (Depending on which item it was) a number of other items, some of which are from the well know manufacturers such as Sm...
by Mountain
Tue Jul 16, 2024 6:29 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: My Peco 'O' brake with an old cattle wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: My Peco 'O' brake with an old cattle wagon

Is a nice scale to work. They look nice!
by Mountain
Tue Jul 16, 2024 5:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 561
Views: 90472

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

And after much filing and fettling of parts and a test to check things fit correctly we have this... IMG_20240716_174008_kindlephoto-3352807.jpg Nothing is glued into position and the shortened Hornby chassis is yet to be tested for fit (As cab floor needs to be worked on), things will be adjusted a...
by Mountain
Tue Jul 16, 2024 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 561
Views: 90472

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

In with things I had bought from another modeller who had changed scale as he found himself stretched between too many scales and modelling projects, he included as an extra some offcuts and the occasional not so perfect casting which I looked at and thought "I can do something with that!"...
by Mountain
Sun Jul 14, 2024 4:41 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Hawthorne Leslie 0-4-0ST OO Gauge
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Hawthorne Leslie 0-4-0ST OO Gauge

Very nice!
by Mountain
Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.
Replies: 315
Views: 56553

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Looks are odd like that. Some cars from 70 years ago look futuristic as if they have not come out yet if one didn't know what they were.
by Mountain
Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Too many locos? Is it possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Too many locos? Is it possible?

Have rescued several additional locos of late to my collection which I am really greatful for, so I don't actually know.
by Mountain
Sun Jun 30, 2024 12:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Mimic panels, what's your preference?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Mimic panels, what's your preference?

Whatever type of panel you decide, if one can design and build a panel that a complete stranger can understand it and instantly operate the layout you have succeeded.
by Mountain
Sun Jun 30, 2024 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.
Replies: 315
Views: 56553

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Love the scene with the foot crossing.