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by GROTLAND
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: m.levin's layout thread
Replies: 1959
Views: 182142

Re: m.levin's layout thread

It's interesting to see how much space a full HST takes up....a lot! It looks the business already and don't worry about the Oxfords, they won't look as good as the Jouefs. Did you order some Keen close couplers? I'd like to see how well they work/how easy to fit....might need floor surgery. Have yo...
by GROTLAND
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Mumbles Southern Garage Layout II
Replies: 234
Views: 8433

Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Hello Geoff. I think the Kaydee couplings that Mumbles uses are also a lot more reliable than tension locks for gradients etc. How about reversing a 40 wagon train through the same set of points but up an incline. That may also be possible with Kaydees. I've always prefered loads of stock rather tha...
by GROTLAND
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout
Replies: 610
Views: 51056

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Some lovely scratch-building. I can tell by the reinforced roof on that box that you're no stranger to that ol' devil called warpage.

I'd buy some more levers; you want it right after putting all that work in and you'll have forgotten all about the extra expense and the box is there a long time.
by GROTLAND
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Mumbles Southern Garage Layout II
Replies: 234
Views: 8433

Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Very good progress. What sort of gradient are we talking at the moment? I've vowed never to build a layout with gradients and hidden storage areas again being sick of crawling under the boards for stalled or derailed trains but I liked to run very long trains with questionable couplings....questiona...
by GROTLAND
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Mumbles Workbench
Replies: 175
Views: 4089

Re: Mumbles Workbench

Which manufacturers wheels do you/have you used for your kits? Would such a van have spoked or 3 hole? I kinda thought the 3 holers were brought in by BR but might be wrong.
I quite fancied a go at a Ratio van kit; that large SR van with the bogies but never got round to getting one.
by GROTLAND
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Mumbles Workbench
Replies: 175
Views: 4089

Re: Mumbles Workbench

On my Cambrian brake van I just left the plastic moulded handrails on but wire ones obviously look lots better. It will be worth the effort.

The amount of them? I've done the wire handrails on an old Dapol Br brake van recently and as it's in front of me I've counted them...........22!
by GROTLAND
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Mumbles Workbench
Replies: 175
Views: 4089

Re: Mumbles Workbench

Good Luck. Not that you'll need it.

Does this choice of stock mean you're going for steam era/green EMU's for your layout or are you just having a mess around with some kits?. Either way I'm really glad you've started modelling again.

Andy
by GROTLAND
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: m.levin's layout thread
Replies: 1959
Views: 182142

Re: m.levin's layout thread

Mumbles? Levin? Southernboy? Lofty? and Dad1?. That's old school!
by GROTLAND
Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Andrew's Layout
Replies: 563
Views: 83402

Re: Andrew's Layout

Aye, the dark side Stuart. I've packed all that debauchery away; it wouldnea run on the layout anyways. Well, thanks lads, for the support and cheer. Ian you are welcome and just PM me; there's nothing special in the construction of the tennements. It was mdf base with styrene glues to the front for...
by GROTLAND
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Am I missing Something?
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: Am I missing Something?

Alright Jim? Just 6 screws on the Deltic I think; 2 at each nose and 2 on opposing sides fore and aft of the tanks. If it's a later model then the pick-up wires may be attached to the PCB with little plastic clips rather than solder so that may be the problem as they may not be making contact; that ...
by GROTLAND
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Jouef
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: Jouef

I may be wrong but I counted the windings between the (oofs) on these old 70's bogie mounts and make it 5 poles.....aiie! that's what I think equates to a 5 pole motor but I don't know. But hells teeth!...these motors run much nicer than the Hornby/Lima pancakes of the same age. Anyhow, what I know ...
by GROTLAND
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Jouef
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: Jouef

Sounds good. The loco may also have a 5 pole motor and have a bit of grunt to deal with the extra weight. ....still got to experiment with these old beasts....fun in itself.
by GROTLAND
Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Jouef
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: Jouef

Maybe Hornby replacement's will fit? If the wheel diameters are the same it may be worth a try. I have a Joeuf 40 that slips because oil got on the rubbers but the tyres seem pretty robust still after 25 years or so . I may just degrease the wheels and tyres with lighter fluid and use a rubbery glue...
by GROTLAND
Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Cheapest decoders?
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: Cheapest decoders?

The Hattons decoders are pretty good and are the cheapest. I think they're the same as the Gaugemaster/DCC supplies ones and I think they're better than the Hornby/Bachmann offerings in terms of slow and smooth speed operation. Plus they have a decent allowance for current which makes them ideal for...
by GROTLAND
Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My very first attempt at a Model Railway.
Replies: 166
Views: 12669

Re: My very first attempt at a Model Railway.

Deltic and Mk1 sleeper coach; excellent starting choice between you and your missus. The devil's loco because it's so naughty :evil:

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