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by blooregard
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Re: Track compatibility

Just be aware that while the rails are code 80, the Bachmann track, especially the flexitrack can vary in sleeper depth.

Just be careful putting it together and you should be fine.
by blooregard
Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Holidays are coming, holidays are coming.
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: Holidays are coming, holidays are coming.

This is all great. Lapping up the suggestions. Blackpool is still on the cards even though it is getting a a bit of a pasting here. Thanks guys. Dude, you will have to post your thoughts about Blackpool, might make entertaining reading!! Just my experience but, in the 70s\80s\90s it was a bit tacky...
by blooregard
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Holidays are coming, holidays are coming.
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: Holidays are coming, holidays are coming.

Consider what you want from a day trip when it comes to Blackpool. I don't want to put a dampener on your holiday but it is not a pleasant place. The Zoo is nice and the new promenade is OK (though watch out for the guls dropping shellfish onto it to crack the shells!) but the rest of it is like an ...
by blooregard
Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Car Share Essex - Great Central Railways Exhibiton
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: Car Share Essex - Great Central Railways Exhibiton

Doesn't look like it chap, £10 seems a bit excessive though, rather than sharing the cost you'd be making profit!!
by blooregard
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any one used Weathering Decals?
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: Any one used Weathering Decals?

Will be interesting to see how they go on chap, don't forget to post some pics and use plenty of Microsol!
by blooregard
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any one used Weathering Decals?
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: Any one used Weathering Decals?

Must admit I've not seen those new GW ones before and will probably try them . My mate works for GW and hasn't told me about them either :roll: I would look on the Forge World website ( a subsiduary I believe of GW , they do al the specialist powders and washes etc for GW , which last time I asked ...
by blooregard
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any one used Weathering Decals?
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: Any one used Weathering Decals?

Hi Garth, I think that you might run into limitations with transfers quite quickly given the numerous shapes you might have to work them round. Usually rust streaks run from some kind of imperfection or feature on a surface so to get it looking natural it has to conform to and often surround that fe...
by blooregard
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First embankment
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: First embankment

Remember, keep any inclines as gradual as possible.
by blooregard
Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Starting up a model club
Replies: 33
Views: 3234

Re: Starting up a model club

I would have thought it was perfectly normal for bigger discounts to be given for larger orders?? This is how it's been for every company I have ever dealt where manufacturing costs where a factor.
by blooregard
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Starting up a model club
Replies: 33
Views: 3234

Re: Starting up a model club

With regards to DBS\CRB I do not think this is mandatory as long as other controls are in place. As mentioned, the insistence that a legal guardian joins and signs and completes something stating they are a legal guardian and letting them know what they are expected to do. I'm a committee member in ...
by blooregard
Fri May 30, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: For Thomas Fans
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: For Thomas Fans

I like the look of the Bachmann Thomas models, it looks like the eyes move, is that the case and if so how well does it work ?? I had a couple of the Tomix Thomas models in N gauge, a little over sized for anything other that a dedicated layout (mine got stuck on Platforms and bridges\tunnels) but t...
by blooregard
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: photographing (Scale!!) models
Replies: 10
Views: 2300

Re: photographing (Scale!!) models

Thanks chaps,

Centurion, that site is excellent. My layout is in the loft so I think I also need to install extra lighting and mess with the settings on my Camera (bought on a whim at the airport and too advanced for me).
by blooregard
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Halcyon days: The Vale of The White Horse
Replies: 21
Views: 2145

Re: Halcyon days: The Vale of The White Horse

Hmmm, off to Legoland with the kids in a couple of weeks.

Just wondering if I could sneak a visit on the way home, it looks doable (I imagine Legoland will not keep us busy for the whole of the second day).
by blooregard
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: photographing (Scale!!) models
Replies: 10
Views: 2300

photographing (Scale!!) models

Gents, I have seen some excellent photographs on this site that people have taken of their own layouts\models. Everything I take seems to either take on a "warm quality" (when lit by my table lamp) or is over exposed by the flash. What kind of lighting should I use? Is there any settings (...
by blooregard
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Windows 95 and 97 compatability
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Windows 95 and 97 compatability

It can be done, the file system only affects the formatted logical volume, not the entire disk. From memory if you create a FAT partition, install your older OS, then install the NT based OS it should then read the FAT partition and work out what is on it, then add the NT boot loader to that partiti...

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