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by Lysander
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby-Dublo 8F, real ringfield drive
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Hornby-Dublo 8F, real ringfield drive

This has long been one of my favourite model locomotives Bigmet. Here's one I bought as a non-runner a while back via eBay. It was a tatty BR 48073 example and has been restored as LMS 8414, one of the war-time Swindon builds. The only replacement parts fitted are the bogie and tender wheels [metal ...
by Lysander
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Railways of Iran
Replies: 14
Views: 193

Re: The Railways of Iran

They survived by spectacularly overwhelming their aggressor, but at the most terrible cost to themselves in terms of deaths. The USSR [which doesn't really exist as a whole entity now] refers to WW2 as the Great Patriotic War, mobilising themselves in ways which would be difficult to imagine in any ...
by Lysander
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Kit Glue
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Kit Glue

A much easier to use and absolutely non-stringy and non-gloopy product is the liquid plastic cement marketed at Mekpak, Plastic Weld, Plastic Magic and others. Supplied in a glass bottle and applied to joints with a fine paintbrush, capillary action draws it in for invisible welds. Works an absolute...
by Lysander
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Has the torrent of new RTR OO suppliers halted?
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Has the torrent of new RTR OO suppliers halted?

It's also a very expensive business and there won't be that many who would wish - or can afford - to take the business risk. The models which Kernow, for eg, have been releasing are a world away from commissioning Dapol to produce a limited edition private owner wagon for you. So, there aren't proba...
by Lysander
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Coach interiors
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Coach interiors

Very nice build that.

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1090
Views: 84593

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

Those figures are really rather nice Geoff.

Tony
by Lysander
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1090
Views: 84593

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

I've built a few of these over the years Geoff. Depending on your era, pre-'43 they were Macaw G, post-'43 they were Bogie Bolster A. I'm pretty certain that whilst many Bogie Bolster A vehicles survived into BR use in various forms, none of the original Taff Vale vehicles did. However, I'd have to ...
by Lysander
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 43
Views: 3793

Re: Tinwald workbench

Good stuff there. A vision and a few hours work can transform the most toy-like items into something worthwhile.

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Old Wrenn loco
Replies: 18
Views: 1110

Re: Old Wrenn loco

But surely, if it is running in reverse, it cannot be simply a lubrication problem?

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Matt's workbench
Replies: 18
Views: 1612

Re: Matt's workbench

Some very nice work there. I particularly like the improvements to the Dapol tank and that 5 plank wagon is superb. I’m sure Geoff is watching those!

Tony
by Lysander
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Old Wrenn loco
Replies: 18
Views: 1110

Re: Old Wrenn loco

Which model is it?

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1090
Views: 84593

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

Those 40 tonners were monsters, in white metal they must be quite heavy. It'll be interesting to compare with your plastic version.Geoff T. This was, I think, the last kit produced by K's before they left the model railway market Geoff, and relatively few were produced. The body is plastic, with wi...
by Lysander
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Songs about trains.
Replies: 45
Views: 1766

Re: Songs about trains.

The City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie [yes, I know Willie sang it too, but Arlo wrote it!]. Old No 1 - Guy Clark Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller [and hundreds of others, I particularly like Asleep at the Wheel] Peace train - Cat Stevens Glendale Train - New Riders of the Purple Sage Canonball ...
by Lysander
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1090
Views: 84593

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

I haven't built any freight for quite a while Geoff: unusual coaches have been my main preoccupation apart from, most recently, working on the club's exhibition layout in 'N'. However, after perhaps a decade of looking, I at last bagged a Keyser GWR 40 ton bogie coal wagon for just £8. These ancient...
by Lysander
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 14147

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Enjoyed it once it got going. As usual though, the presenters and judges annoyed me somewhat!

Tony

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