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by b308
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which size wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Which size wheels

Depends which coaches/wagons... You need to specify maker and model.
by b308
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 121
Views: 9106

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

You have a good guide there, the Channel 5 website only goes up to the 29th!!
by b308
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Why, sometimes, is there one long platform and one short platform?
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Why, sometimes, is there one long platform and one short platform?

Could be many reasons. On the SVR for instance the island platform at Bewdley are longer than the platform next to the station building, at Bridgnorth the platform next to the station building is longer than the one over the bridge. In the latter case I think the longer one was extended to take long...
by b308
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: '60009' Trundling to M.N.R, Norfolk - Some Advice Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: '60009' Trundling to M.N.R, Norfolk - Some Advice Needed

I suspect most of you are responsible, but just as a reminder, please DO NOT go inside the fence. We still have lots of delays caused by people finding a better spot to take their photo inside the boundary fence which causes us issues on safety and our passengers hours of grief when they miss their ...
by b308
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3363

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

IAN1955 wrote:Blimey, I thought railway enthusiasts were gentle folk with reduced testosterone,


Only when playing with their trains! ;) :)
by b308
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Royal Train TV Programme
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Royal Train TV Programme

There's a one-off programme currently on catch-up, "Secrets of the Royal Trains". It has it's moments but in the main spoiled by the use of totally unrelated shots of railways which had nothing to do with the royal train and other continuity errors. I am sure if they'd tried hard enough th...
by b308
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 520

Re: UK or Bust 2020

It goes back to what several of us have said already. You need to make a list of what you all want to see, done in order of priority. Then we can advise you of what is possible and what isn't. 9 days is insufficient even to do one small part of our island!
by b308
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 520

Re: UK or Bust 2020

Canal narrowboating (not barging unless you are a wide beam boat on the Leeds Liverpool!) is a pleasant way to get around (slowly!). Depending on the time of year it can be very busy which for me spoiled things somewhat. The English canal system (with a little bit of Wales) can be anything from very...
by b308
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: '60009' Trundling to M.N.R, Norfolk - Some Advice Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: '60009' Trundling to M.N.R, Norfolk - Some Advice Needed

The people who own it have a FB page so you can follow it there: https://www.facebook.com/cameronrailway/ BTW it's just an "A4 class", Mallard is just one of the class (though rather famous!), it didn't give it's name to the class. Just like the class that Flying Scotsman belongs to is kno...
by b308
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaps in track
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: Gaps in track

That's the way I do it, Jim.
by b308
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 520

Re: UK or Bust 2020

I would agree with Dublo. I'd have a chat with your fellow travellers and then decide on an itinerary. Railways are useful to get around between major places but can be very lacking in other ways. You mentioned the Lake District but there is only one line that goes into it and then only to Windermer...
by b308
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 895

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

Bigmet they are antics as they could have chosen firstly to order something which didn't clash and secondly use an existing manufacturers like others have done. They didn't, they deliberately chose to duplicate an existing model and break their terms and conditions. It was a deliberate act. Bachmann...
by b308
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 895

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

I wouldn't know about their pricing for OO SG but a look at other shop's listings would indicate that their pricing is no different to the others such as Hornby. Gestation times and cancellations have always been part and parcel of the model railway manufacturer's annoying habits, Bachmann aren't th...
by b308
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 895

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

All the other major manufacturers have got the same track record some even worse. Let's put this to bed. Bachmann have terms and conditions which Hattons chose deliberately to break. "Called their bluff"! Bachmann did what they said they would do. That's it really. Hattons flexed their mus...
by b308
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 895

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

So far sales of 009 have proved that there is a profitable market for such models. Bachmann have proved flexible enough to realise that and are making money from it. Successfully developing a new market is the very essence of a successful business. Ok you might not want it but they and Peco have pro...

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