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by Byegad
Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Would you complain?
Replies: 20
Views: 784

Re: Would you complain?

muggins wrote:Seller described it as "new", obviously it is not new, therefore I'd immediately start the Ebay "not as described" process.

This. If it says new it should be new, if it says as new expect a little wear but not too much!
by Byegad
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Attic build - but sit/kneel
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: Attic build - but sit/kneel

It really depends on your age and fitness. I can kneel,for about five minutes and need something to hang onto to get back up, so it would be a no-no for me.
by Byegad
Sun Dec 26, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cataloguing/inventory of stock
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Cataloguing/inventory of stock

My stock list, stored in 5 different places, has a pdf version, which I can see on my phone. I use it when deciding what I should buy at shows or on Fleabay.
by Byegad
Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons victim of staff dishonesty.
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: Hattons victim of staff dishonesty.

My guess is that someone from Rails saw the items for sale at prices they knew weren't right, Rails checked their stock and then said. 'If it's not us it must be Hattons.' Trigger a phone call.
by Byegad
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Soap dispenser motor
Replies: 25
Views: 1335

Re: Soap dispenser motor

Something just occurred to me. Those auto air fresheners that spray when someone walks passed. I bet they have some interesting electrickery inside... For sure. But do you want your model railway to smell like some nasal incompetent's idea of what a spring meadow smells like? :lol: (Perhaps this is...
by Byegad
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The What-If Machine: No Doctor Beeching!
Replies: 23
Views: 920

Re: The What-If Machine: No Doctor Beeching!

The SNCF faced a similar problem, branches made a loss, main lines a profit. However, they realised that a lot of the main line traffic was originating, or ending, or both, from/to branch line stations. So kept more branches open. I suspect this lost them a lot of money, on the branches, but the dec...
by Byegad
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Help please - 6x4ft.. 6 year old involved lol
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Help please - 6x4ft.. 6 year old involved lol

I doubt it would fit in N gauge.
by Byegad
Sat Nov 06, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol N 156 Strathclyde Livery
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Dapol N 156 Strathclyde Livery

Given how long I waited for a class 142, I'd say you'll definitely get it for Xmas, but I've no idea which one!
by Byegad
Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Couplings and converting too Nem
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Couplings and converting too Nem

They make couplings for the spring in pocket type of coupling, but I tried them on some Farish Pullmans and they constantly derailed*, the Dapol NEM mounts on Gresley coaches work well.

*I reverted to the Rapido couplings and have had no issues.
by Byegad
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Regarding RTR Rolling Stock.
Replies: 23
Views: 1088

Re: Regarding RTR Rolling Stock.

I think the market needs both. In N gauge, a realistic, and achievable length, of train of, say, 40 wagons could run to well over £500 depending on the manufacturer and model with £1000+ possible too. A cheaper level of detail wagon at say £6-£7 each makes more sense. Peco seem to agree.
by Byegad
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Traction tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: Traction tyres

Several dozen out of my 300 N gauge locos have them, on DC I see no issues at all with them.
by Byegad
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: How to Avoid Problems with Rapido Couplers?
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: How to Avoid Problems with Rapido Couplers?

If you talking about Peco wagons, the droop you mention is due to the nut at that end of the wagon needing nipping up. Remove the wheels at that end and depending on the amount it droops by anything from a 1/4 to a turn and a half, may be needed. The Peco version of the coupler is prone to this, but...
by Byegad
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: WHAT IF?
Replies: 23
Views: 1688

Re: WHAT IF?

This is the new normal or, very close to what normal will be... I suspect there will be more false starts to 'normality' than enough... Glad to find you two with a comprehension of where we are at. I seriously wonder just what proportion of the national population are on message like this? And not ...
by Byegad
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: WHAT IF?
Replies: 23
Views: 1688

Re: WHAT IF?

I suspect there will be more false starts to 'normality' than enough. Assuming that they get us all vaccinated and the virus doesn't mutate sufficiently to negate those vaccinations, my guess is we'll be taking some precautions for the next few years, even though we are all 'out and about'. My wife ...
by Byegad
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are Hattons buying 'pre owned' off EBay to re sell?
Replies: 31
Views: 2926

Re: Are Hattons buying 'pre owned' off EBay to re sell?

I don't usually go on Hattons as their search engine system gives me a migraine, but this thread peaked my curiosity. I guess it's a bit better if you're buying items that are only a few years old, but with the stuff i'm interested in, it seems to be mainly tat with broken or missing parts and a pr...

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