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by Buelligan
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Stephenson Rocket
Replies: 23
Views: 1228

Re: New Stephenson Rocket

I got mine out of the box yesterday. I'm not convinced on the couplings supplied, and how long they will last, so I think something will need to be done about that. However for such a small engine it runs lovely and smoothly, even over the insulfrog points, and my dubious track laying. I've read thi...
by Buelligan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Stephenson Rocket
Replies: 23
Views: 1228

Re: New Stephenson Rocket

My Rocket arrived a couple of days ago, I've yet to test it on the track, but it looks a lovely little (very little, especially when next to any other loco). I think I'll be ordering a couple of the blue open wagons to go with it.
by Buelligan
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Stephenson Rocket
Replies: 23
Views: 1228

Re: New Stephenson Rocket

I smell an attempt at profiteering just like them keeping back stock of the limited ed Rocket and selling them at stupid prices on Ebay. I saw that Rocket set and questioned them about it, asking how they had one to sell when on their website they were sold out. The reply I got was that it was from...
by Buelligan
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DC Controller
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: DC Controller

I had a Hornby HM2000 but I didn't really like it, control wasn't very smooth, struggled to power older locos, and I get fed up of having to flick the switch for forwards and reverse. I gave it to my son and replaced it with an old H&M Duette off eBay, always liked these, can go nice and smooth ...
by Buelligan
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model railways while on holiday?
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Model railways while on holiday?

roganty wrote:I fear I may be treading on Dad-1's toes, but have a look at his portable Thomas layout


Thanks, if not seen that thread before. Looks ideal! Not enough time to do it for this year, as we go away in 3 weeks, but would be a good winter project ready for next year.
by Buelligan
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model railways while on holiday?
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Model railways while on holiday?

Laying in bed this morning, our youngest came in and started talking about our holiday this summer. We were saying about the things we would be doing, going to the beach, go on a steam train etc. And he said 'and I'm going to take my train board'. At which I laughed, considering his board is approxi...
by Buelligan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: InTheGreenwood Laser Cut Kits
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: InTheGreenwood Laser Cut Kits

I have bought several platform and canopy kits. I found that a couple of the platform tops were slightly warped but they were flattened under a heavy weight and then the models were assembled satisfactorily. I am planning to get one or two low relief kits. Can anyone suggest the best paint to use o...
by Buelligan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Layout in progress - Name undecided
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Layout in progress - Name undecided

Looking for a little help, I’ve also posted this in my planning thread, but thought I’d copy it here too, in case some people don’t look in the other section. Just a quick question. I’d like to introduce some height to the layout, and set 1 of the tracks slightly higher than the other 2. I’ve got li...
by Buelligan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Shed/Garden Railway
Replies: 32
Views: 2781

Re: Shed/Garden Railway

Just a quick question. I’d like to introduce some height to the layout, and set 1 of the tracks slightly higher than the other 2. I’ve got limited room, but I only need to raise it up approximately 18mm. The approach and incline either side would be on a curve, 1 end about 600mm long and the other n...
by Buelligan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Layout in progress - Name undecided
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Layout in progress - Name undecided

Pete (RailwayRobbo) Forgot to ask what size is the shed Derrick? I forgot to add before, the shed is 10' x 6'. It'll be a project that I intend to last around 15 years. After that I plan to remove this shed and build a custom building making better use of the end of the garden, once the kids are gr...
by Buelligan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Purist
Replies: 23
Views: 505

Re: The Purist

Thankfully I've not met anyone like that railway related, this forum especially seems to be just helpful and not judgmental. However, I do know exactly what you mean. About 8 years ago I was starting out with model boats, I went to the local lake, and joined the club that met there. I met a few good...
by Buelligan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: InTheGreenwood Laser Cut Kits
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: InTheGreenwood Laser Cut Kits

I bought their twin track short bowstring bridge. It had a slight bow in the deck when it arrived, but after gluing the strips along the bottom and holding it down on a flat surface with something heavy it flattened out. The rest of it slotted together nicely, and seems strong. However, for me, the...
by Buelligan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 08
Replies: 26
Views: 954

Re: Bachmann Class 08

...Like the one here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bachmann-00-Gauge-Class-08-Diesel-Shunter-08907-DB-Schenker-Red-32-119/264769667170?epid=2254745531&hash=item3da5808062:g:X-sAAOSwYgle7bz6 Is somebody 'aving a larf with that price, or am I just completely out of touch? I have to say I hadn't eve...
by Buelligan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Layout in progress - Name undecided
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Layout in progress - Name undecided

Hi Buelligan, your off to a flying start your method of layout design is on par with mine. I think it certainly helps to run the layout for a while to iron all these little things at this early stage. Oh how annoying is the "untraceable" short circuit, the cause is often the most silliest...
by Buelligan
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: InTheGreenwood Laser Cut Kits
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: InTheGreenwood Laser Cut Kits

I bought their twin track short bowstring bridge. It had a slight bow in the deck when it arrived, but after gluing the strips along the bottom and holding it down on a flat surface with something heavy it flattened out. The rest of it slotted together nicely, and seems strong. However, for me, the ...

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