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by b308
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: The Return of the Prodigal
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: The Return of the Prodigal

Surprised they've allowed it!
by b308
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: The Return of the Prodigal
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: The Return of the Prodigal

The link works but you need to get the share address if you want to put it as an image on here. Incidentally its on the Flickr site but shows a Photobucket watermark!!

Image
by b308
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Manufacturer?
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Manufacturer?

If it's British made it'll be code 80 rail and so will be compatible with Peco. To clarify what Mountain was saying if you get N gauge track made on Mainland Europe (for instance by Roco) it will be code 83, there's no problem joining them but as he says it is best to champher the end of the rail fo...
by b308
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The internet and its effect on online sales
Replies: 26
Views: 449

Re: The internet and its effect on online sales

Cost I expect, even in China assembly is now costing more so the more parts you have the higher the cost.
by b308
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The internet and its effect on online sales
Replies: 26
Views: 449

Re: The internet and its effect on online sales

"Go into a local model shop and see it running"?! I wish!! Other than the odd trip abroad and being lucky enough to actually find a model railways hop the 'net is my only way of getting what I model other than scratchbuilding a much worse model. Thank goodness for the internet I say, and s...
by b308
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Accurascale to announce UK OO loco at Warley
Replies: 49
Views: 881

Re: Accurascale to announce UK OO loco at Warley

Not just that but "better" also implies more accurate (i.e. detailed) but plenty of modellers are already complaining that new models are too fragile (a side effect to making them more accurate!)... You'll never please all of the people all of the time! I tend to think that current RTR is ...
by b308
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: Triangle blue pullman
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Triangle blue pullman

Maybe true, I've only ever seen one type of silver in the shops and that's what I've bought, but once they were out in the British weather it becomes academic, especially with diesel fumes being plastered all over them... Even in model form the colour changes over time... So unless the model is ex w...
by b308
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: Triangle blue pullman
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Triangle blue pullman

As far as I know there's only one silver paint. The only thing I'd say is that like other "metal" colours if you are using a tinlet of the stuff you have to stir it longer than solid colours so it mixes well. Get a tin and paint it on a piece of plasticard and put it alongside the existing...
by b308
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Accurascale to announce UK OO loco at Warley
Replies: 49
Views: 881

Re: Accurascale to announce UK OO loco at Warley

For years we were happy with the Hornby-Dublo model, Were we??! From what I remember of that era many people were getting hold of the Kitmaster Deltic prototype and converting it using Triang EE Type 3 bogies! The HD Deltic was an awful model, especially when compared with some of the others they m...
by b308
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 75
Views: 1974

Re: Henley

The key thing is that it was designed to be only run that way round, tank locos are normally designed to run both ways...

"The locomotives were set up to run cab (or bunker) first, effectively as a 4-4-0"
by b308
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 75
Views: 1974

Re: Henley

Hi Chops, the name Forney for an 0-4-4T never made it into general use in the UK. It was known but only as the description of the light weight loco for elevated railways and narrow gauge lines. Quite an interesting set up, a loco set up to go the "wrong way round"... https://en.wikipedia....
by b308
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Motorised Carriage
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Re: Motorised Carriage

. £200 they are 'avin a larf! The advert says pre book is highly recommended. Yeah, like they are really going to sell out fast at that price. If they make more than 50 of them they will be in trouble. You've just answered your own question there! The reason for the "high" price (is it th...
by b308
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sales query
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Sales query

Same applies to the guys at swapmeets/totfairs. They are in it as a business so will always maximise profits... Usual order of sale is first offer to local club members, next on forums like this one, next on Ebay and lastly to shops/traders if you are really desperate.
by b308
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model stripping
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Model stripping

Lysander wrote:Mr Muscle oven cleaner also works well on plastics. For metal /die-casts I use caustic soda: shocking stuff but highly effective.

Tony


Another vote for Mr M... If you do decide to try anything else not specifically used for stripping paint then make sure to try it on something not of any value!
by b308
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Documentary
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Hornby Documentary

luckymucklebackit wrote:the trials and tribulations that has beset the company over the past few years.


Only the past few of years, Jim? More like since the 1950s...

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