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by Lysander
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 150
Views: 10338

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

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

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: Vandal Update

I think you may have missed my point here. I am not implying that any poster on here values property over life. I am commenting more generally about societal attitudes towards notorious events like the trashing of the show, and particularly how the populist end of the tabloid media - and particularl...
by Lysander
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: Vandal Update

It appeared for a day or two on the BBC and now all is quiet. When the trial starts it'll appear again but, sadly, he's just another statistic. It's often very difficult not to think that society believes that property is more valuable than human life.....

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: Vandal Update

I don’t need to know this, but that’s just my opinion. Responses to this new discussion need to be extremely temperate or I can see it going the way of the last one. Having spent 35 years working within the Criminal Justice system, this does not surprise me although it is disappointing. It is intere...
by Lysander
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: BULLEID COACHING STOCK HISTORY - The complete four part story inc all set & running numbers
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Re: BULLEID COACHING STOCK HISTORY - PARTS ONE, TWO & THREE

Interesting read. I always thought that the Tavern cars, as originally conceived, were a stylistic nightmare. I did not know that an ex-LNWR livery was trialled experimentally on coaches by BR however. Have you seen colour photographs of this?

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons

I have only ever seen one boxed unmade kit from the first series Bufferstop. It was a Craven Llewelyn model and sold for £30 - far more than I was prepared to pay (then or now!). I am still looking though.....

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons

Just to quietly highjack this thread for a while, the Craven Llewelyn wagons shown below are from the first series issued by Peco in the early '50s. They have very thin wooden sides and also came with card overlays for the solebars, something which Peco sadly abandoned not long after. This wagon is ...
by Lysander
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons

They are easy enough to build and unbuilt kits come with instructions in any case. You’ll need a sharp scalpel to cut / trim the nylon-type plastic that makes up the chassis. Ditch the wheels and use modern Bachmann or Hornby wagon wheels. Take care cutting and fitting the card end pieces as accurac...
by Lysander
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons

Depending upon the age of your wagons, the body will either be constructed from pieces of thin wood ply or a one piece metal casting. In either case, embossed card overlays would have then been attached with something like impact adhesive. They can be reattached with care if they are coming away - t...
by Lysander
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3670

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: 1
Views: 197

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: 42
Views: 925

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: 2
Views: 627

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: 3670

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: 176

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

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