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by Buelligan
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Unusual Locomotive and Railcars
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Unusual Locomotive and Railcars

Bigmet wrote:When it comes to unusual locomotives, have you encountered this little treasure trove?
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCO ... coloco.htm
Hours of wonder and entertainment.


Bookmarked that site, very interesting locos there.
by Buelligan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Slow service
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Slow service

I think Humbrol is part of Hornby. I've ordered a few times from the Hornby and Scalextric websites, and it's generally very slow service. I ordered a Scalextric car, some traction tyres for a Hornby Gordon, and spare buffers for Tornado, at the end of November. They finally turned up a few days bef...
by Buelligan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Can you identify these old O gauge Locos?
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Can you identify these old O gauge Locos?

Have you got any prices in mind? My father in law is in to old clockwork O gauge. Think he’s got most of what he wants but there might be something you’ve got that he’s interested in.

Cheers.
by Buelligan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Range announcements
Replies: 24
Views: 702

Re: New Range announcements

Does anyone know what the difference will be between the various "Hush Hush" models? I see there's 3 original shape, and 2 of the A4 style streamlining. I assume R3841 will carry the name 'British enterprise', though I didn't think it ever carried that name. But what will be the differenc...
by Buelligan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Range announcements
Replies: 24
Views: 702

Re: New Range announcements

Does anyone know what the difference will be between the various "Hush Hush" models? I see there's 3 original shape, and 2 of the A4 style streamlining. I assume R3841 will carry the name 'British enterprise', though I didn't think it ever carried that name. But what will be the difference...
by Buelligan
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Steampunk models
Replies: 27
Views: 598

Re: Hornby Steampunk models

I'm kind of interested in the steampunk stuff, as long as they don't go too overboard with the designs and make it just look tacky and toylike.

As for, will it sell, who knows. I thought they were mad for releasing a whole harry potter range, but that doesn't seem to be doing too bad.
by Buelligan
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Just a thought...
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Just a thought...

The problem on the main line is you can't stop to put out your own fires. I think running tender first is a consequence of keeping down the mileage the loco runs. If there isn't a convenient turntable or reversing triangle a loco can run quite a long way to get turned. A round trip of about 20 mile...
by Buelligan
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Range announcements
Replies: 24
Views: 702

Re: New Range announcements

There's some lovely stuff there. Specifically the 'hush hush', and the Stephensons Rocket set. Unfortunately at £200, it's highly unlikely to be coming my way.
by Buelligan
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Just a thought...
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Just a thought...

Thanks, I hadn't given a thought to the volume of water needed. This wasn't a specific thought for the NYMR, just any Heritage line, so smaller ones not needing so much water. I know they couldn't do it at mainline speeds. Though I do know that sometimes steam specials are required to run tender fir...
by Buelligan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Just a thought...
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Just a thought...

Hoping someone on here can point out the glaringly obvious. I was watching an old episode of the program about the north Yorkshire Moors railway with my son earlier, and it was filmed when we had the really dry weather. They had a few incidents of line side fires, and so were considering withdrawing...
by Buelligan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any N gaugers got a 3D printer?
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Any N gaugers got a 3D printer?

I got a 3d printer for Christmas, so I've been having a look around at various free print files and stumbled across this brilliant creation:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:326822

*edit* the website is quite slow to load, but if you wait the photos should come up.
by Buelligan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: New Layout Electrical Help (please) DC Layout
Replies: 36
Views: 1158

Re: New Layout Electrical Help (please) DC Layout

I had the same turntable on my sons layout, we just removed the contacts from 1 end of the turntable. Just meant you had to line up the correct end with the entry track, rotate to the siding and reverse off. Meant we could use all the points on the turntable for all his engines.
by Buelligan
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: A 2nd and 3rd under bed layout
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: A 2nd and 3rd under bed layout

Well as the saga of the house move continues, I haven't got room to do the layouts for the other kids. So as a quick fix I'm looking for a quick fix, where we can keep all or at least most of their engines in sidings, with a couple of sidings long enough for their coaches. Also want them to all be a...
by Buelligan
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A very Hornby Christmas...
Replies: 3
Views: 232

A very Hornby Christmas...

Well finally the waiting was over, kids woke us at 5:30 desperate to see if Santa had been. My youngest son opened a present first, a Hornby Thomas the tank passenger and goods train set. Middle son then opened his, a Hornby Flying Scotsman, with 2 tenders, in a nice box with a certificate. Then it ...
by Buelligan
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: LNERs BR blue HST
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: LNERs BR blue HST

It is nice to see them in those colours, though I personally always preferred them in the Intercity swallow livery.

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