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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: 71
Views: 1535

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: 68
Views: 8168

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: 68
Views: 8168

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: 68
Views: 8168

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: 918

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: 1049
Views: 203618

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: 1049
Views: 203618

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: 91

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
by DonB
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 114
Views: 7363

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Some of my thoughts... After seeing mixed reviews on this (and the "other") forum, I decided to watch the whole series back to back yesterday (my partner had recorded the series for me). I have to say that I actually enjoyed the series, however, there were several aspects that let it down:...
by DonB
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 160
Views: 5211

Re: Hornby in the news today

An interesting comment from glencairn re DC vs. DCC, and one which I can relate to. A few weeks ago, I took a couple of my grandsons (ages 12 & 14) to a model railway exhibition. Both are very much into games consoles, smartphone games, etc, but their comments on the DCC layouts was quite intere...
by DonB
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 112
Views: 9641

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

I've only just come across this thread, and I have to say that these are stunning. Like several other contributors, I have to keep reminding myself that these are N gauge...

Should you ever decide to upscale to 00, I'm sure I could find work for a couple of A5s...
by DonB
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Individuality of Expression.
Replies: 16
Views: 934

Re: Individuality of Expression.

Hair?
Yes, I remember that...
by DonB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR
Replies: 240
Views: 56916

Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Good news, anyone... I have found a suitable photo hosting site.
I shall be uploading my photos to the new host (img.bb) in due course. I will be working backwards (no change there).
If there are any issues with viewing the photos, please PM me.
by DonB
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sorting Through 00 Gauge Models.
Replies: 38
Views: 1676

Re: Sorting Through 00 Gauge Models.

[quote="luckymucklebackit" ...have you got a smoke alarm in the "layout room"?[/quote]

Yes.
There are also 2 types of fire extinguisher and an escape ladder should things go tango-uniform.
by DonB
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sorting Through 00 Gauge Models.
Replies: 38
Views: 1676

Re: Sorting Through 00 Gauge Models.

I have all my locos and stock on an Excel spreadsheet, or rather several - There are seperate spreadsheets for diesel & electrics, steam, DMUs & EMUs, etc. Each is arranged as follows: Class, number, wheel arrangement, name, livery, manufacturer, date acquired, date of last service. SH items...

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