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by Lysander
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1156
Views: 105312

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

With this kit, larger wheels would probably rub the underside of the floor if, indeed, they could be fitted at all. I seem to remember this problem.

Tony
by Lysander
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1156
Views: 105312

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Ratio discontinued production of their Open C wagon as the moulds wore badly and were too damaged to continue using.

Incidentally, my two were made from a slightly softer grey plastic.

Tony
by Lysander
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Coopercraft - GWR Provender wagon diagram Q1- kit 1011
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Coopercraft - GWR Provender wagon diagram Q1- kit 1011

To be honest, if you study the parts carefully, it’s a straightforward build. I never understood why Coopercraft produced this particular kit though: they were relatively few in number and I’d have thought that more more useful wagons could have been chosen, a Mica perhaps, a small Toad or a tube wa...
by Lysander
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby
Replies: 25
Views: 1841

Re: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby

But with respect 21C!, that statement reveals nothing. It's what sits behind it that matters, and we are not going to be told those details.

I'm not really sure that this thread can go any further, beyond general comments, as all that can be aired is speculation, some wild, some more rational.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old - Little Weldon
Replies: 288
Views: 29869

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

'Lilliuput' also had some rather nice road vehicles in their range, although they tend to be quite expensive [or I'd collect them!].

Nice photos, always good to see updates from Little Weldon.

Tony
by Lysander
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1348
Views: 279650

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

An ex-Triang L1

Image

Next, another improved Triang loco please.

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Graham Farish OO gauge pannier tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Graham Farish OO gauge pannier tanks

I have a number of the GF GWR coaches. The Corridor stock, which appears to be loosely based on SR/LSWR prototypes, looks good in the full GWR livery [printed paneling] but possibly less so in the simple chocolate and cream as the cream is often just a buttery-coloured plastic [as in early Hornby GW...
by Lysander
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Pushing Your Luck on a 1960's/2000's Triang/Hornby Product
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Pushing Your Luck on a 1960's/2000's Triang/Hornby Product

The seller is simply an opportunistic eBay punter. it’s not worth anywhere near that much and it won’t sell either. eBay is cluttered with cowboys, some think they’re sitting on a goldmine, others are just looking to screw money out of unsuspecting purchasers. This model is broken, too! I would have...
by Lysander
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1156
Views: 105312

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Tell what lettering [an size in mm if possible] you need Geoff and I'll check my stash. No guarantees, but it's worth a look.

Tony
by Lysander
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1156
Views: 105312

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Interesting so far Geoff. And the general scarcity of those Bachman couplings is troubling for me, too. As is their price when they are available. I have been thinking about building one or two of these wagons for a while so I’ll watch your ballast problem with interest. Not a great deal of room for...
by Lysander
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Useful Links (Maps and Mags)
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Useful Links (Maps and Mags)

Well posted. The maps link is first rate and well worth the odd hour's browsing.

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Additions for inclusion in the Other manufacturers list
Replies: 17
Views: 1905

Re: Additions for inclusion in the Other manufacturers list

ModelU deserve a mention for their expanding range of excellent loco crew, railway workers and accessories.

Tony
by Lysander
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 'Rescue' mogul
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: 'Rescue' mogul

I was extremely lucky a month or two back and won an eBay bid for a small box of spare parts which included one of the replacement metal footplates which Bachmann issued for a while. My N1 is now in the 'to do' pile.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adhesives for plastics
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Adhesives for plastics

I suppose it depends what you want to stick it to and how much movement/stress it might experience. I hate impact adhesive and only use it where nothing else will do: it has a ferocious grip once cured and it seems to be able to hold to anything.

Tony
by Lysander
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench
Replies: 97
Views: 10203

Re: Michaela’s workbench

I rather liked your Teak, too. I did mine with Citadel Seraphim Sepia [silly name!], what did you use?

Image

Tony

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