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by Lysander
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: What was your first model train?
Replies: 33
Views: 1394

Re: What was your first model train?

A Trix Scotsman. Must have been '56 or '57.

Tony
by Lysander
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: I wonder what George & Robert would think now?
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: I wonder what George & Robert would think now?

Interesting comparison. Photos from the same location during the 20s, 30s and 40s would accompany it well.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive
Replies: 20
Views: 449

Re: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive

Your rake looks fine. I run my black one with half-a-dozen detailed maroon Hornby Railroad Gresleys. They are nice and light and cheap, too, via eBay.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Metal kit making info needed
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Metal kit making info needed

Assemble first unless there are parts which cannot be reached for painting once the kit has been made. With larger kits, it may be preferable to assemble a series of sub units and then paint them individually before putting the whole together and touching up. It really depends what you are building....
by Lysander
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive
Replies: 20
Views: 449

Re: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive

All this talk about the EM2 spurred me to get mine out to look at what I needed to do to complete it. Very little, as I thought: some lining and numbering, some buffer-beam detail and glazing. The pants are not original as you'll notice. They are either Marklin or Fleischmann, and far finer I think....
by Lysander
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is it ok to mix Era
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: Is it ok to mix Era

Of course it is! Do just what you want. This isn’t even a science, let alone an exact one!

It’s a purely personal thing. I don’t mix eras and companies where I can avoid it but I’m comfortable with many other howlers!

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive
Replies: 20
Views: 449

Re: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive

I really must finish my upgrade, it only now awaits flush—glazing and lining. It’s only been waiting for about ten years!

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive
Replies: 20
Views: 449

Re: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive

It’s the Triang EM2. A good representation of the original 1500 volt DC locomotive. Quite expensive these days.

Tony
by Lysander
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0

Thanks Gerald - appreciated.

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Scratchbuilt GWR Toplights
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Scratchbuilt GWR Toplights

I simply love Toplights, and yours are excellent.

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0

Thanks for the kind comments guys. Much appreciated. All too often, Triang is treated with disdain as being far too toy like to bother with. Certainly, some of their products have little to commend these days but a number do merit revisiting, not just because they are reasonably accurate renditions ...
by Lysander
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: '0' gauge- Another for the club.
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: '0' gauge- Another for the club.

I had to suppress a laugh here, Geoff! I routinely scavenge time-expired cameras, radios, DVD players and computers for useful tiny screws and other transferable items but never a lawn mower!!! I shall have to view our lawnmower, vacuum cleaner and hedge-trimmer in a different light when their time ...
by Lysander
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old - Little Weldon
Replies: 262
Views: 25152

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Always liked those Stoves!

Tony
by Lysander
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Scratchbuilt GWR Toplights
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: A brief distraction on the Isle of Wight

Absolutely fantastic coach building there. The lining and general livery application is superb. I like your Terrier, too. What motor have you in it?

Tony
by Lysander
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0

Bufferstop wrote:A touch of "Gunmetal" on those coupling rods and you would never know where it came from. Up there with today's models, a real nice job.


I have some 'Oily Steel' in the post for that very purpose!

Thanks both for your comments.

Tony

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