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by DonB
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 100
Views: 19365

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Thanks for the clarification gppsoftware.

Glad to know that the fault will not manifest itself on DC operation.
However, my tests weren't completely pointless, as now l know just how powerful these locos are...
by DonB
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 100
Views: 19365

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

I must either be extremely lucky, or have locos from an earlier batch, as almost two years from when I took delivery of my two D600s, both locos continue to behave impeccably. I have tried to "encourage" a cut-out with both locos by giving them a very heavy trailing load, but without succe...
by DonB
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 88
Views: 7353

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

I tend to scroll past items like those. Same where the seller is obviously parting-out perfectly good locos (usually, but not limited to, Lima) for extra £££. Typical eBay MGBs. Then there's this seller . Yes, his items are usually quite well executed, but is there really that much demand for scrapy...
by DonB
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My personal layout under endless (re)construction
Replies: 173
Views: 4399

Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Absolutely stunning modelling as ever, Daniel. Boatbuilding now, too... Is there no end to this gentleman's talents?! As a bus enthusiast (and having built around a dozen of these models in the past), the cabin windows of the steamboat was immediately recognisable as the former lower deck saloon of ...
by DonB
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 88
Views: 7353

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

Anyone fancy a New Measurement Train?
An absolute steal...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293874095876


Edited to add:

What's with the current eBay trend with some sellers of listing their items with a four or five-figure price?
Does anyone know the rationale behind this? I'm completely baffled...
by DonB
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR
Replies: 260
Views: 71668

Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Hi Geoff, The tank wagon is a Shell fuel tanker. Having had a quick search on the 'Net, it appears that the decals are like the proverbial hen's teeth, so it'll stay as is for now. It also requires a ladder; I'm sure I have a suitable one somewhere. Failing that, it will probably receive a ladder si...
by DonB
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR
Replies: 260
Views: 71668

Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Hi folks, Thanks for the comments. I shall address them in point order. Bufferstop - Having given the subject some thought since I posted that comment, I now feel somewhat flattered that some people find my images good enough to post elsewhere...However, asking me first would be nice (I will usually...
by DonB
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR
Replies: 260
Views: 71668

Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Over the last year or so, there have been quite a few new arrivals, mainly additions to the wagon fleet. Most are from the usual manufacturers (and were purchased secondhand from various dealers at FBRM Doncaster back in February), but of note are the latest seven vehicles, all PECO 'Wonderful Wagon...
by DonB
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "ROCHEFORT" 1/32 scale, 500mm gauge
Replies: 63
Views: 1175

Re: "ROCHEFORT" 1/32 scale, 500mm gauge

Love the latest photos, those valve cap plant pots are a stroke of genius and really look the part. A great bit of recycling!
by DonB
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR
Replies: 260
Views: 71668

Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Thanks for your lovely comment, Daniel. Despite being an electronics engineer in an earlier life, I truly detest wiring. I really have to be in the mood for it. I won't post a pic of the underside of the fiddle yard boards - Think "multicoloured spaghetti" and you'll get an idea of what th...
by DonB
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "ROCHEFORT" 1/32 scale, 500mm gauge
Replies: 63
Views: 1175

Re: "ROCHEFORT" 1/32 scale, 500mm gauge

Absolutely stunning structure and scenic work. Truly outstanding. B.t.w.: I would love if every member posting a message here would include in his/her post a link to his/her work so I can learn too! (Link to my layout is in my signature, but rather than you learn from my work, I could learn from you...
by DonB
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR
Replies: 260
Views: 71668

Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Despite spending Lockdown 1.0 on furlough, and Lockdown 2.0 playing catch-up with various domestic/gardening projects, I have nevertheless managed to get a bit done on the layout. First task - I cleaned the wheels of my entire loco fleet; after I'd completed this, I then turned my attention to the c...
by DonB
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1385
Views: 299410

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Ruddington station "through the trees."

Image

Next photo: A modelled scene featuring track lifting or p/w work in progress.
by DonB
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 88
Views: 7353

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

Not on eB*y, but spotted by my partner today in an "antique" shop in Bakewell.

40 quid?
This guy makes Gostude look cheap...
by DonB
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Outdated, but still usable ?
Replies: 20
Views: 873

Re: Outdated, but still usable ?

I have quite a few of these in my wagon fleet. Yes, they aren't the most accurate models, or the most free-rolling, but I kinda like 'em, and, despite their faults, they do look good in a train. Some of mine have been fitted with Maygib bearings and pinpoint axles (not by myself, I might add). They ...

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