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by DonB
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Leicester Fosse (Central) Sishades new epic
Replies: 80
Views: 12937

Re: Leicester Fosse (Central) Sishades new epic

The Blue Pullman is a pretty awesome model in its own right, but with sound, it's something else...
"Train ****" indeed!
Thanks for the video, sishades.
by DonB
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 8x4 roundy round- Lemmington - update page 12
Replies: 198
Views: 8537

Re: 8x4 roundy round- Lemmington - update page 12

I've just spent a couple of happy hours reading through your thread (how I missed it, heaven only knows), and I can safely say, Josh, you are an extremely talented modeller. I was particularly impressed by your buildings; the viaduct is splendid, and as for those terraced shops - Wow! The scenic wor...
by DonB
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR
Replies: 244
Views: 58144

Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Thanks for the comment, Josh! My ideas are seldom referred to as "genius" - In fact, when I buy seemingly random items, my partner will ask, "What do you need those for?!" The sign boards themselves are made from 60 thou Plastikard, with a strip of 0.4 x 3.2 Evergreen Stripstyren...
by DonB
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR
Replies: 244
Views: 58144

Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted to this thread... Due to being extremely busy with work and custom model aircraft builds, there have not been many major developments on the layout, aside from the inevitable additions to the loco fleet. (The layout itself continues to serve as a...
by DonB
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1115
Views: 213372

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

On "The Last Main Line". A busy moment at Ruddington - P2 'C*ck o' the North' arrives at Platform 2 with a railtour as Class 23 D5905 departs with a local service. A rake of empty 16 tonners headed by a pair of Class 20s waits patiently in the Down loop. https://i.ibb.co/FwQcwvn/20180616-2...
by DonB
Sat May 25, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1115
Views: 213372

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Kestrel and Falcon.

Image

Staying with the "railway menagerie" (animal) theme...
by DonB
Thu May 23, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 55
Views: 1814

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Just dropped in to the JustGiving page, and the latest total has passed £102,000.
by DonB
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?
Replies: 35
Views: 941

Re: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?

"That" advert is utterly dreadful, but that's just my opinion. If it encourages more people into the hobby and away from their Xboxes, etc., then job done. I think this chap sums it up perfectly for me: Railway modelling to me means five things. 1/ It needs to look reasonably realistic. 2/...
by DonB
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1115
Views: 213372

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

4-aspect colour light signal, with home-built sequencer, based around an NE555 & 4017 counter IC.

The next photo will have more home-built automation, either electronic or mechanical.
by DonB
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1232
Views: 142804

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Blimey, 200 quid for a bottle of Klear and 300 sold?
By that standard, I have almost four grand's worth in my cupboard...
by DonB
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2718

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

Michaelaface - Tri-ang used to do exactly that.
Their CKD (Completely Knocked Down) range was certain locos and coaches from their main R-T-R range in kit form.

EDIT: Found this link...

http://www.tri-ang.co.uk/CKDInd.htm
by DonB
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 85
Views: 10275

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Aside from those discs, a nice touch is that the customer can decide how much bufferbeam detail to add, rather than the whole lot being factory fitted (only to have someone chop it off later).

(Can't seem to edit the above post... Mods, help!)
by DonB
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 85
Views: 10275

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

I've read a few accounts of people having locos with wonky nameplates, however, my 'Ark Royal' is fine.
At the moment, I'm plucking up the courage to (1) attach the discs, and (2), to confess to my other half that I *may* have just ordered a second D600...
by DonB
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 85
Views: 10275

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Bigmet - I have had a closer look and I see that, while a speaker appears on the parts diagram, one is not fitted.
by DonB
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2718

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

Just watched both episodes.
Interesting enough, but when it was revealed to SK that a number of IM tools had been scrapped, my reaction was much the same as his.
It would be interesting to see a list of what tooling was scrapped...

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