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by Hymirl
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 354
Views: 134491

Re: BARGAINS!

https://banzaihobby.com/epic-june/train-model?

Japanese outline at heavy discount, mostly n gauge. Not quite my cup of (green?) tea.
by Hymirl
Tue May 21, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 53
Views: 1768

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Apparently Rod Stewart has donated £10,000. 'It took me 23 years to build my layout, so I know how they feel,' he said. And there I've been all these years, dismissing him as an overblown egotist with his brain between his legs. Just goes to show. Respect to Rod I say, while nothing will replace th...
by Hymirl
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 349
Views: 58136

Re: The BNR (another way)

The BNR's workshop should go into scrap renovation with all these busted mainline locos, or they need a word with the management about their impulse buying!!
by Hymirl
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 52
Views: 1173

Re: Getting started

Bachmann have a good selection of old time American in HO. Might ge expensive to get hold of here... so perhaps fill your boots while you're over there!
by Hymirl
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 54
Views: 3369

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

Good old magnahesion technology! Seems a useful upgrade. Your lift out section aapears concerningly large, and heavy but without it would be quite a crawl to get to the operating well.

Good luck!
by Hymirl
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Making minories in settrack?

I had heard about the "no new level crossing" policy as well. There is also the one where the curves around Avon gorge are too sharp to run nothing more than 1 train an hour. Yes the track is intact up to quays avenue, although in a poor state since the gwr centenary was the last train to...
by Hymirl
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Making minories in settrack?

Definately helps having shorter coaches, I did some measuring a while back! For even shorter rtr coaches you're pretty much looking at Bachmann's Thomas range. Ancient hornby mk1 = 26cm Hornby railroad GWR collett = 24cm Bachmann mk1 suburban = 24cm Bachmann 'Ambulance' midland = 23.5 Hornby Gresley...
by Hymirl
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Steel rail
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Steel rail

A go around with a track rubber now and then and no bother. If you're putting multiple feeds in I doubt you'll get many issues otherthan higher maintenance.

People coped a long time with steel!
by Hymirl
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Making minories in settrack?

That was station number 3 for Portishead and there have been rumblings and mutterings about building station number 4, as they demolished number 3 just as the place started growing, now they are all complaining about how long it takes to get into Bristol of a morning. total lack of foresight as usu...
by Hymirl
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Making minories in settrack?

Yes quite long, cut down to 4 foot of platforms allows three coach trains and I can work loco release though station pilot or new engine onto the train.

Wildly unprototypical for portishead but if the line had higher traffic is a potential could have been.
by Hymirl
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Making minories in settrack?

Always like Borchester (drop me a pm if you want to read the full article again!). :D Although the other option in my shortlist (I promise its the last!) is Portishead (the 1950s built station). Single line terminus with resricted space hosting a moderate commuter service and had storage roads along...
by Hymirl
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Making minories in settrack?

I really like the bridge idea, that would work really well. I don't know anything of E.A. Beet outside of this picture which I nicked from an anicent locked thread on RMweb, LNWR seems most likely to me although I couldn't identify the loco,the coaches are definitely pregroupibg by some way and ther...
by Hymirl
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Layout Thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Layout Thoughts

Seems nice although kind of boring, (not that you should fill all the space with track). I'm personally not a fan of hornby platforms as they're pretty limiting. You have enough space for a double track, if you like watching trains go around I'd include that. But if you like seeing a gentle pre 1960...
by Hymirl
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Making minories in settrack?

So after a lot of measuring, head scratching and changing of minds (which I spared you guys from), I'm concluding Minories doesn't fit and I fancy a superficially similar but simpler single track three platform terminus. This plan and layout are ancient O guage but half dimensions and fiddle some le...
by Hymirl
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2679

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

There is a following program at 22.00 (Timeshift) about the British love of model railways. I actually liked this more than James May's show. Nice potted history of model railways and few clever bits of photography, a bit too much talking heads though as it seems you can't tell a story without hear...

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