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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: 834

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: 1092
Views: 209681

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: 1231
Views: 140697

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: 2484

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: 83
Views: 9847

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: 83
Views: 9847

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: 83
Views: 9847

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: 2484

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...
by DonB
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 83
Views: 9847

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Yes, they are illuminated. The tail light is a single unit, as per the prototype.
The tail and cab lights are switchable for analogue users, the switches are located under the battery boxes.
As far as I can see from the parts diagram included, the models also have a built-in speaker.
by DonB
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 83
Views: 9847

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Mine arrived yesterday morning, just as I was heading off to work. Much later, upon opening the box, I was greeted with a stunning model, which (even before running-in) was a superb performer. D605Eagle - From what I can see, the model is a true A1A-A1A, those centre wheelsets appear to be not drive...
by DonB
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 83
Views: 9847

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

According to a post on KMRC's Facebook page, the D600s have now arrived and are being packed and despatched.
by DonB
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Gee Dee Models, Nottingham
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: Gee Dee Models, Nottingham

According to their website, the shop will close on Saturday 2nd February.
by DonB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1092
Views: 209681

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Image

"Yeaahh! I caught it!"
Sooty. Not a fan of Class 20s. :lol:

Next:
More cats and trains.
by DonB
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1092
Views: 209681

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Very nice set there, Dublo.

My Midland Pullman. A 2012 Christmas present from my partner.

Image

Next: Another Christmas present.
by DonB
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Locos. Lima Class 60, Mainline Class 56. + others
Replies: 0
Views: 117

WANTED: Locos. Lima Class 60, Mainline Class 56. + others

Hi folks,
I'm looking for the following for projects. Non-runners are preferred, but anything considered. Paint condition is not important.

- Lima Class 60, complete.
- Mainline/Dapol Class 56, complete.
- Class 92 body.

Thanks in advance,

DonB

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