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by Lysander
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

It gets boring and doesn’t help the credibility of this forum (if there is any credibility left). Surely it is time to follow the others and lock this thread whilst you still have some credibility left? Whilst I agree that arguments for hanging and flogging do not take this issue anywhere useful, i...
by Lysander
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Lord Nelson(s) for Basingstoke.
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: New Lord Nelson(s) for Basingstoke.

Are you happy with the livery? The green that Bachmann applied just looks a little 'off' to me.

Tony
by Lysander
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 494

Re: UK or Bust 2020

Well, wherever you go, don’t forget to try out the famous echo in the British Museum Reading Room. An absolute must I’m told.....

Tony
by Lysander
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: MORA LA NOVA RAILWAY CENTRE & MUSEUM SPAIN
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: MORA LA NOVA RAILWAY CENTRE & MUSEUM SPAIN

Yep. Heroic stuff going on there.

Tony
by Lysander
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

I cannot see that I would have ever done anything like that, but I did do some pretty bloody stupid things, with others, when a drunken teenager. The combination of alcohol, the pack and wanting to be ‘big’ can be a dangerous formula.

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A variety of N gauge line-side cranes
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: A variety of N gauge line-side cranes

Thank you.

What made them for me was being able to rig them with real chain. I knew that cotton thread or fishing line just wouldn’t work. For one thing, neither would hang properly and for another, only chain looks like chain!

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A variety of N gauge line-side cranes
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: A variety of N gauge line-side cranes

Double post.
by Lysander
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A variety of N gauge line-side cranes
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: A variety of N gauge line-side cranes

Thanks both, comments are appreciated. Stone tended to be delivered in very large slabs by rail and road. The yard made a huge variety of ornamental stoneworks and monuments.

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A variety of N gauge line-side cranes
Replies: 6
Views: 136

A variety of N gauge line-side cranes

I am not an N gauge modeller, far from it in fact, too old and hopeless eyesight! However, the club is building a large and magnificent exhibition model of Box Station, based as accurately as possible on original plans and with a superb backscene painted by a professional artist [club member], and t...
by Lysander
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving road vehicles
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Improving road vehicles

Yes, I was planning to use Dullcote to take out the over-scale, hard-gloss finish George. But I also want to flush-glaze them as the existing glazing is too deeply recessed in the thick window surrounds. I don’t yet know whether these models can be unscrewed: dismantling will be essential to enable ...
by Lysander
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving road vehicles
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Improving road vehicles

Does anyone on here have any experience of improving Oxford or Base Toys n gauge road vehicles? If so, I would be very interested in your observations.

Thanks.

Tony
by Lysander
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1149
Views: 221154

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Image

Absorbed GWR 6-wheel brake.

Next, another six wheel coach.

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 38
Views: 360

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Fools of the week awards go to.... What are these people on? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ks-OO-GWR-K15-Passenger-Brake-Van-Kit/333216300366?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Actual value around £20 to £25 and they do appear quite often. Extraordinary: I have never seen o...
by Lysander
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Lost Tooling
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Hornby Lost Tooling

You're correct:Lyndon D is the CEO of Hornby but my understanding is that Stanley Gibbons is part of Phoenix Asset Management's wider portfolio. They have a 58% share I think, along with many other interests. To be absolutely accurate about Oxford, it is owned by LCD Enterprises, in which the Chairm...
by Lysander
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Handbuilt track points & electrical matters.
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Handbuilt track points & electrical matters.

That's the one, it's situated off Paseo Delicias in a large, old terminus building. In fairness, whilst poorly organised from a visitor point of view - and particularly from a foreign visitor point of view - it does contain some fine old electrics, some very nice Fiat railcars, some quite vintage st...

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