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by Byegad
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: "B Train Shorty" layout
Replies: 10
Views: 344

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: 344

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: 424

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: 813

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: 441

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: 668

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: 420

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: 440

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: 313

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: 1014

Re: Adding weight to rolling stock

I have thin metal sheeting, pliable and adhesive backed. I bought it on ebay for little money .
by Byegad
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Exhibitons cancelled.
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Exhibitons cancelled.

Locomotion was listed yesterday on Facebook as one of the County Durham facilities about to close for a while.
by Byegad
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Slow service
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Slow service

Yes, I ordered some kits from Track Shack on Sunday evening and they arrived this morning. I also ordered a Union Mills loco last week, spoke to Colin on the Monday, it arrived on Wednesday. As both firms are in the Isle of Man, that's great service. The last time I used Hattons I had to email them ...
by Byegad
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 2390

Re: We need to talk about costs

I think @Mountain has got it right. While a quad track with branch line layout with one end being in the next time zone is what many people would like, including DCC control with sound on all locos being a 'must'. Most of us cannot afford the room or money to realise this. You can have lot of fun wi...
by Byegad
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 2390

Re: We need to talk about costs

I think @Mountain has got it right. While a quad track with branch line layout with one end being in the next time zone is what many people would like, including DCC control with sound on all locos being a 'must'. Most of us cannot afford the room or money go realise this. You can have lot of fun wi...
by Byegad
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: What was your first model train?
Replies: 33
Views: 1635

Re: What was your first model train?

Two Hornby O gauge clockwork 0-4-0 tank locos, one labelled LMS, the other LNER, very second hand, but to a 3 Yr old mad about trains, priceless!

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