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by D2850
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 chassis
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 chassis

Bill and Ben have a different chassis to the other 0-4-0 locomotives, although they share several parts, including the motor. As I understand it, they have gearing to reduce the speed they run. As for fitting the chassis to an 06, it might be possible but I'm not convinced. They are massively over-s...
by D2850
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How diverse is your loco collection?
Replies: 28
Views: 1474

Re: How diverse is your loco collection?

Hmm... 15 0-4-0's: - 3 Caledonian Pugs - 4 D Class Tanks - 2 'Nellie' class tanks (plus a chassis) - 1 GWR Tank - 1 Dapol Sentinel - 1 Bachmann 'junior' loco - 1 Lima diesel - 1 Playcraft 'USA' tank - 1 playcraft diesel shunter 5 0-6-0's - 1 Bachmann Jinty - 1 E2 - 1 J50 - 1 Bachmann 'junior' side t...
by D2850
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread
Replies: 50
Views: 20199

Re: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread

My contribution: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7244/7067116517_3f65931e2b_b.jpg The basic layout consists of the two towns on a small branch or light railway, somewhere in a rural area. Each occupies half of the board, and are separated by a backscene in the centre of the board. The plan is adapted ...
by D2850
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Help planning track layout
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Help planning track layout

What else is in the loft? If you can find room, it may be better to add the shed somewhere else, away from the station, which would give you the rest of that straight to have a bigger station (unless it's already big enough for 12+ coach trains), as well as separating the sheds from where the public...
by D2850
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Trying to get off the ground ! GWR & LNER Terminus
Replies: 13
Views: 2228

Re: Trying to get off the ground ! GWR & LNER Terminus

It looks like a nice plan, small but potentially very busy. There's a couple of things I've noticed that detract from it though, at least for me: 1) The crossover between the two running lines at the station entrance is in an awkward position. As it, if there isn't another one just out of view, ther...
by D2850
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Central Yorkshire Preserved Railway
Replies: 98
Views: 10476

Re: Central Yorkshire Preserved Railway

The Peco platform is completely different to the Hornby version. The Hornby versions are complete sections of platform pretty much entirely in grey, whereas the Peco version is a black top (which can be cut to more than one width) which is attached to cream edging sections (You can also get the edgi...
by D2850
Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Blagdon Yard - Mini OO Layout
Replies: 12
Views: 1908

Re: Blagdon Yard - Mini OO Layout

This looks good. I like the idea of using the table, just a shame I don't have room for one. A thought about the track plan. If you used a curve in the headshunt, so that it followed the curve of the points, could you make it slightly longer? With a layout this size, the most interesting thing to do...
by D2850
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: i want to have ago but...
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Re: i want to have ago but...

If you want Ready-to-Run, the closest to British style in 009 is probably the Roco 0-6-0 Diesel. It was about £40 or so last time I checked, and will obviously depend on where you get it from. It doesn't look too out of place for a quarry. Actual welsh narrow gauge will need kit building. Most of th...
by D2850
Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 277
Views: 44432

Re: The BNR (another way)

I like the 4' 1 1/2" narrow gauge idea. The stock looks nice as well, especially that 4 wheel brake coach.

Any chance of a track plan?
by D2850
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Planning for my First Layout: Poll Added
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Re: Planning for my First Layout: Poll Added

It depends on where you're positioning the layout. If you'll be able to get into that corner easily then having it 'active' is a good idea, since it adds interest. If that part's going to be hard to get to it may not be so practical, since uncoupling and derailments may be problematic
by D2850
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: i want to have ago but...
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Re: i want to have ago but...

Which scale did you want? Also, do you want ready-to-use equipment or are you willing to (at least have a go at) doing some of it yourself? You're probably better off asking in the classified section. Even then there aren't that many narrow gauge modellers that are active on here, or at least there ...
by D2850
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Shunt layout help please.............
Replies: 15
Views: 2446

Re: Shunt layout help please.............

Thanks very much for the links guys, very useful, Ive put a pic up of last nights attempt, feedback much appreciated. Thanks Willy.............. http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp225/SIRDUBALOT/Shuntyard2-1.jpg There's too much track here - in 00 I'd be doubtful as to whether you can fit all tha...
by D2850
Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish class 14
Replies: 33
Views: 2605

Re: Farish class 14

Well, as i have a small shunting yard. I dont know wheather to go for a 14 , 04 or 08 :?: :? but dont we get good and bad running on most models? i mean, my 33 purchased from ebay (used) needed a new axle, yet when i bought my class 31 sister dora, from hattons brand new, she ran like a pig :cry: s...
by D2850
Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 2011 wishlist
Replies: 57
Views: 3655

Re: 2011 wishlist

THE CHIEF wrote:I belive there is one this year in LBSC umber.


That's actually a clockwork Thomas body on the 0-4-0T chassis.

Still, I'd like the Nellie type back as well, or maybe the old dock shunter.
by D2850
Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann 2011 Products wishlist
Replies: 265
Views: 21835

Re: Bachmann 2011 Products wishlist

victorian locos like locomotion, planet, puffing billy etcc. even rocket These aren't actually Victorian engines - they're older than that. These came from the 1820's, whilst Victoria didn't ascend to the throne (and thus the Victorian period begin) until 1837 [/history nitpick] They'd still be nic...

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