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by Bigmet
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another carriage question
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Another carriage question

It won't have 'corridor connectors' on the vehicle ends, so the passengers cannot move from vehicle to vehicle.

Depending on which business was describing this, 'corridor' 'gangway' 'vestibule' can all mean the same thing, and also different things. We don't want this to be easy you know...
by Bigmet
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3

Never worked a revenue earning train. Just like that other piece of exotica oft proposed for a RTR model, Mr Bulleid's Leader.
by Bigmet
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3

Tender drive is mentioned, but the information following after is vague. It reads as though there is a sentence or two missing discussing the pros and cons of driving the loco or tender. (A good question for anyone present at Warley to ask for clarification.) I can see a potential reason for selecti...
by Bigmet
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: New member
Replies: 16
Views: 132

Re: New member

... BR 0-6-0T 68959 J50 CLASS... Nice choice. These were heavyweight tank locos designed for shunting and freight turns over the GNR's gradients on its West Yorkshire lines, often referred to as 'Ardsley tanks' from their first shed allocation on entering service. Later adopted as the LNER's standa...
by Bigmet
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3
Replies: 7
Views: 42

As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3

To be formally launched at Warley, a crowd funded proposal to produce a RTR OO model of the third gas turbine loco to be trialled on BR. https://krmodels.godaddysites.com/gt3-gas-turbine That's about as weird and wonderful as experimental traction on BR ever became. For any who don't know, a 5"...
by Bigmet
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Motorised Carriage
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Motorised Carriage

...Could thicker glazing be used to make the structure rigid with thin outer cover for the body? Plasticard can be very thin. 'Bufferstop' proposed this very thing With that many windows, starting with a perspex box would probably the way to do it... It's a sound principle but it has to be designed...
by Bigmet
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: What sort of couplers are these?
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: What sort of couplers are these?

There's an NEM pocket moulded into the bogie frame end, and there should be a pair of tension lock couplers in the box. However, Heljan often mistakenly supply a stepped down coupler which won't work well, and my suggestion would be to use whatever version of the coupler is standard on your stock (I...
by Bigmet
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which carriages do I need?
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: Which carriages do I need?

Completely so. Under BR, up to 8 axles permitted behind the carriage with the guard's brake compartment.
by Bigmet
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Plasser 12t crane
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Hattons Plasser 12t crane

I suspect that part of the answer may lie in the 'static jib' listed in the product spec. so it is not moveable/poseable. So it is a wagon with an integral load, considered as a model. The whole topside may be just a few plastic mouldings with applied detail. No motor, wiring and drive train to add ...
by Bigmet
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which carriages do I need?
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: Which carriages do I need?

There is a neat selection of non gangwayed coaches from Hornby that might suit, of Gresley, Stanier and Thompson designs which were seen all over the country during BR operation, bottom half and top half! The combination of a brake 3rd and a lavatory composite make a 'complete train' for a secondary...
by Bigmet
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Motorised Carriage
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Motorised Carriage

It would make an excellent project...Someone think of a problem quick before I start looking for materials. Problems it is you want? Is there a drawing available? Acres of glazing and what appear to be see through interiors throughout, with a very large open central saloon. There are few - two? - p...
by Bigmet
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Documentary
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Hornby Documentary

I suspect it may be something of an interesting learning experience for May. On past showing he had little awareness of what has become available from Hornby since circa 1970.
by Bigmet
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Front pony on castle class steam loco
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Front pony on castle class steam loco

Thank you for that, I still have the original so I can swap them back. I didn't realise the difference having not had anything to do with 3 rail Loco's. When I purchased it I was told it would fit either 2 or 3 rail. Ah well you live and learn . Cheers. The particular learning point is that this is...
by Bigmet
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Oxford Rail Adams Radial Decoder Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Oxford Rail Adams Radial Decoder Problem

sarah wrote: ... a hidden recess under the coal load... only acessible after removing parts!...

Thanks for that information, shall file it away in case I ever have to tackle another one.
by Bigmet
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann LBSCR H2 Atlantic release
Replies: 16
Views: 980

Re: Bachmann LBSCR H2 Atlantic release

And I see that the earlier H1 atlantic is now on sale in the very pretty LBCCR umber with pre WWI extravagant lining. Really is quite a sight. Will we ever see other varieties of RTR atlantics as OO models I wonder? The GCR, GWR, L&Y, NBR and NER all had their own designs and each much admired i...

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