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by Hymirl
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Big disappointment!
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: Big disappointment!

I strongly agree with minimising handling of locos, less picking up the better. If you don't have to pack away the railway leave them sat safely on their wheels.

After all. Why have an engine shed if the engine doesn't live in it! :lol:
by Hymirl
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest Arrival!
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: Latest Arrival!

Very nice, what coach is it pulling? It looks very Henrietta like...
by Hymirl
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street
Replies: 43
Views: 1247

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Great update. The smile of children seeing trains is one of beat bits (my boy will graduate from Thomas the tank soon I'm sure!).

The loco crews look good. Where are they from?
by Hymirl
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 178
Views: 14110

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Looking good. I like the tailback of cars and trucks, very important for modern(ish) railways.

If its the back to back of the wheels fouling the crossing could a little careful surgery trim away the excess?
by Hymirl
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Association of Wessex MRC's Exhibition 5 & 6th January
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Association of Wessex MRC's Exhibition 5 & 6th January

It was a good show, I liked it it a lot, Kids were happy, both had fun at your Thomas layout. It was nice to meet you and I fully agree its a simple layout but its very effective and has everything you could ask for. (Looks like I'll spending some money at tootally thomas at some point). Lower Trump...
by Hymirl
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 178
Views: 14110

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Its a good trick with removable loads. I did some with coal years back but they didn't come out s nice as yours did!!
by Hymirl
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Association of Wessex MRC's Exhibition 5 & 6th January
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Association of Wessex MRC's Exhibition 5 & 6th January

Is this at the one at the cheese and grain? I'm going on sunday with the kids.

(And a small folding stepladder so they can see!)
by Hymirl
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Industrial minimum space loop
Replies: 34
Views: 1303

Re: Industrial minimum space loop

One of the more remarkable minimum space track plans I've seen to date. Hope to see more of this. Progress is embarrassingly stalled pretty badly. As work has rather crimped my modelling time, the higher level line is mostly constructed but point rodding requires time to learn I don't have. :( On t...
by Hymirl
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My sons under bed OO gauge layout.
Replies: 28
Views: 833

Re: My sons under bed OO gauge layout.

Looks like a fun start and a nice project to have time with your son.
by Hymirl
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Decision time - the sale of the century
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: Decision time - the sale of the century

Regardless of the price its only a deal if you actually want it. Buying things because its a deal is not a money saver. I picked up a few coaches that I fancied anyway but avoided padding the loco collection as its not like I'm doing much running at this time anyway. The hornby xmas loco has done mo...
by Hymirl
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Tempting fate Taiwan eBay seller
Replies: 13
Views: 659

Re: Tempting fate Taiwan eBay seller

GWR_fan wrote:The seller has once again listed both versions of "City of Truro" for GBP79.00 each.


He has a lot of them?
Odd. Its a very very good price for a city class loco...
by Hymirl
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Collett coaches
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Hornby Collett coaches

The bogies are turning without issue, not catching or twisting? It sounds like the articulation.

You could try swapping bogies with another coach to see if that replicates the error?
by Hymirl
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Thinking aloud.
Replies: 42
Views: 956

Re: Thinking aloud.

But still I cannot get that 0 gauge Terrier sitting so alone in my local model shop. A single straight line of O guage where the terrier pushes an autocoach into a station from a hidden section and then returns to hiding? Could be easily automated to run on a timer while you run 0-16.5 in the foreg...
by Hymirl
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: First layout and limited space
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: First layout and limited space

Have you tried any planbooks? CJ Freezers 60 plans for small locations has lots of tips on making good use of space. Peco's settrack planbook is also good for inspiration too even if you don't adopt anything straight up from the book! Overall the general idea seems good. I doubt you need a run aroun...
by Hymirl
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 39
Views: 1215

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

Looks good. Should be plenty of fun.

I do recommend having second radius on the main running line. For 3 extra inches you get to run anything and you might get a new toy one day!

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