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by Byegad
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Zebra crossing location
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: Zebra crossing location

Yes, B or C, the others are too close to a bend or junction.
by Byegad
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....
Replies: 35
Views: 3959

Re: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....

Yes visited Hattonsonline the other day after a couple of N gauge locos. I'm sure Rails will be grateful for my order. Totally useless search/layout and (un)ease of use. Hattons have not only shot their N gauge business in the foot with their spat with Bachmann but they've then removed the entire ot...
by Byegad
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 79
Views: 5886

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

So the brass plug pins are coated with a precious metal, utterly pointless unless you buy a socket with similarly coated receptacles. Or do they sell those too? P.S. Plating on both will do nothing except improve the space available for money in your wallet! :lol: I had this last time I bought a TV...
by Byegad
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby
Replies: 25
Views: 2189

Re: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby

Just had an email from RAILS basically saying that after 35 years of trading with Hornby they are now unable to fulfill any pre-orders and get any of the out of stock models as well. Is this the same scenrio as the Hattons/Bachmann affair? I suspect you're right. The 'manufacturers' have been caugh...
by Byegad
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Too many trains
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Too many trains

My name is Byegad and I'm a locoholic! My fleet of locos will be nearly 300 when my pre-ordered stuff arrives (There's 5 locos, either part paid for or ordered and in production and 3 should be with my by Xmas.) As I can put over 20 on my layout at any one time, and I change era, company and sometim...
by Byegad
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: "B Train Shorty" layout
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: "B Train Shorty" layout

Nice, I like the way you've handled the complex track layout. :D Thanks. It was really difficult because I don't have a brain. That's what SWMBO tells me everyday. :mrgreen: Don't believe her (keep that to yourself). To have taken my Xmas tree base circle plus loop and simplified it so elegantly ta...
by Byegad
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: "B Train Shorty" layout
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: "B Train Shorty" layout

Nice, I like the way you've handled the complex track layout. :D
by Byegad
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Covid 19 Lament
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: A Covid 19 Lament

If there's one upside to all this, it's that junk mail and fraudulent phone calls have dropped to almost zero.:D Thanks End2end Sadly the phone calls have started up again. I've had 3 'your service provider couldn't draw your direct debit and we'll cut you off unless you press one to pay' s and an ...
by Byegad
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Purist
Replies: 27
Views: 1186

Re: The Purist

You should try wargaming!

I once painted a 6mm (the height of the figure) Napoleonic French army. One 'friend' kindly pointed out that the buttons on a particular regiment's tunics,'should be in pairs' and I'd painted them singly! It finished me with the Napoleonic period.
by Byegad
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is it ok to mix Era
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Is it ok to mix Era

So my era 4 'Somewhere in Yorkshire' layout can be run with the correct stock.But at the moment is home to my GWR stock, supplemented by a cohort of KPEV locomotive stock.
by Byegad
Tue May 12, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What? No mention of the Hornby class 66 "Captain Tom Moore ".
Replies: 14
Views: 812

Re: What? No mention of the Hornby class 66 "Captain Tom Moore ".

Dapol have both a Capt' Tom Moore and an NHS Shed on offer, each with a £40 donation. At £110 a reasonably good price for an N gauge shed and £40 to the NHS is a great donation.

Unable to order both I went for the Good Captain!
by Byegad
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: A real easy upgrade.
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: A real easy upgrade.

I don't know, you spend actual real money buying something and 50 yrs later it packs up! Still not as bad as my early inertia simulation controller, bought in 1977, it packed up in 2007 after only 30 yrs heavy use. Disgusted of County Durham!
by Byegad
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Those Little People
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Those Little People

I can't post a photo, decency, obstructed viewing angles, etc. etc. However in the woods, by the campsite, near Commondale on my layout Sunnisyde, are a gentleman and lady, I presume his wife or lady of equal distinction. They appear to have 'gone for a walk in the woods'* while forgetting their ves...
by Byegad
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Simulator
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Simulator

I've been using a Gaugemaster DS, twin track simulator for well over 20 yrs. Absolutely fantastic bit of kit. Plus lifetime guarantee from GM.
by Byegad
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Adding weight to rolling stock
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: Adding weight to rolling stock

I have thin metal sheeting, pliable and adhesive backed. I bought it on ebay for little money .

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