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by ChrisGreaves
Thu May 05, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: drinks supplied by model railway
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: drinks supplied by model railway

4472 wrote:Anyone been here ?? It's in Prague...
Vytopna is located on the first floor of a building which has huge windows looking out over Wenceslas Square.

It's also on YouTube
Cheers, Chris
by ChrisGreaves
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New; well, first layout..
Replies: 17
Views: 649

Re: New; well, first layout..

The shelf is now up, and I have re laid the track: https://www.flickr.com/gp/191340649@N02/q9x617 I am still experimenting with some the placements etc, and am yet to trim any of the flex tack to fit… Hello ZoSo. I enjoyed reading your initial post and all the responses so far. I clicked on this la...
by ChrisGreaves
Thu Mar 10, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Would you complain?
Replies: 20
Views: 673

Re: Would you complain?

My main thing is that I bought it because it was described as new and never used, so I could start at a point of knowing everything is in the box and the unit is in a virgin state, and not have to delete other people’s profiles from it. The price, I don’t really know the value of a 2nd hand unit, i...
by ChrisGreaves
Tue Feb 15, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Spray Painting different materials - Novice level
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Spray Painting different materials - Novice level

Maybe a bit late now, but here's my take on it in case someone else has the same problem.... Abenn, thanks for this. All data is grist to this brain (grin!), and a delay is not a big deal. Every bit of material for modelling has to be ordered in where I live, and the order has to be preceded by enq...
by ChrisGreaves
Fri Feb 11, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Can You Remember When ?
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: Can You Remember When ?

glencairn wrote:To start the ball rolling; I'd be interested in 'A Tour', be it N or OO gauge.
Glencairn
Well!
If Glencairn is in, I am in, too.
However ...
Who is the poor bunny who gets stuck with mailing a small package to - Bonavista Newfoundland?
Cheers
Chris
by ChrisGreaves
Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Loco Turntables
Replies: 24
Views: 882

Re: Loco Turntables

The Heljan version is as expensive as a DCC loco ... Turntables and locomotives. Don't they go together nicely! If looks are important, why not lay out money for the nicest-looking turntable that the budget allows, and then rig up a really cheap old loco, using only the motor part, as a drive mecha...
by ChrisGreaves
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cataloguing/inventory of stock
Replies: 13
Views: 574

Re: Cataloguing/inventory of stock

... now I just need to transfer it to the spreadsheet.... OK. Another gnaw at the bone. I am going to suggest a Slight Change Of Plan in line with my premise of what tool is suited to the task. You have set your "ideas" down on paper with pencil. I have found that paper and pencil is much...
by ChrisGreaves
Mon Dec 27, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What did you get for Christmas?
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Mountain wrote: The exact same board game!
Check your copy of the rules very carefully.
Cheers
Chris
by ChrisGreaves
Sat Dec 25, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cataloguing/inventory of stock
Replies: 13
Views: 574

Re: Cataloguing/inventory of stock

Quite a basic question, ... I plan to make a spreadsheet in excel, I'm with BigMet on this:- 'what exactly is it you want to know?' Project : I ask every prospect/client "What is your goal". Until such time as they can respond with a coherent one-breath statement, considering the vehicle ...
by ChrisGreaves
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sci-fi themed model railway?
Replies: 15
Views: 616

Re: Sci-fi themed model railway?

Someone wrote:This is probably a rubbish idea, but it's something different and interesting to build.
I suspect that some old fogey would have snorted "Science Fiction! Bah !!" at The Rocket, had "science fiction" been a term of currency way back then ...
Cheers
Chris
by ChrisGreaves
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The What-If Machine: No Doctor Beeching!
Replies: 23
Views: 824

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

... resulting in the closure of many stations and miles of track torn up. ... Maybe even continued wagonload freight ... My understanding of railways is that they sprang into profitable business through freight. Roman Times. (although that belief is based on the reason for 4 8 1/2 being the width o...
by ChrisGreaves
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Anyone Seen Way Out West?
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Anyone Seen Way Out West?

A narrow gauge railway used for practical purposes on a smallholding in Ireland. It seems to me that one can get away with a single straight-line point blade providing that everything that travels it is (a) relatively short wheelbase and (b) two-axle (four-wheel) stock. Such vehicles will jerk and ...
by ChrisGreaves
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Anyone Seen Way Out West?
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Anyone Seen Way Out West?

https://youtu.be/yxAyUcE4Tok At the 1m30s mark an interesting view of the coupling's lateral movements. It shows (me) how such a sharp (big lateral throw in a short time) could bring about derailments. Consider where the wagons leading coupling loop was at 1m30s and where its trailing loop is at 1m...
by ChrisGreaves
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Spray Painting different materials - Novice level
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Spray Painting different materials - Novice level

If the paint is adhering well, why worry? Other than such as snow and sky, nature rarely produces large monochrome areas; variegation will appear more natural, and everything on the moving parts of the turbine will be a blur when spinning... BigMet, thank you for this perspective. Indeed, when thin...
by ChrisGreaves
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Spray Painting different materials - Novice level
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Spray Painting different materials - Novice level

Forum? Once winter comes I shall be back on the funicular; in the meantime, the wind turbine, so not modelling railways, but playing with aerosol cans of paint. "Getting ready to get back to the model railway", I might say. 20210920_113647.jpg Yesterday afternoon I spray-painted (a can, re...

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