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by Stanier
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If you designed a train set?
Replies: 57
Views: 6134

Re: If you designed a train set?

What makes you think children need to be treated any differently to adults? What makes you think that children ought to be treated like adults? Children can and do benefit from being treated differently. Whilst showing at least as much interest as adults they bring with them few of the preconceptio...
by Stanier
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: HORNBY 2013 RANGE RELEASED
Replies: 53
Views: 5571

Re: HORNBY 2013 RANGE RELEASED

What no LMS? (nearly and nothing new).
by Stanier
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If you designed a train set?
Replies: 57
Views: 6134

Re: If you designed a train set?

There are some really patronising statements in the discussion so far. What makes you think children need to be treated any differently to adults? Over the years several children (one now grown up) have operated my model railway. They do not see it as 'playing trains'. In fact they are well acquaint...
by Stanier
Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Tom92240's Workbench - 7mm LMS Dining Car - Page 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

Re: Tom92240's Workbench - 7mm LMS Dining Car - Page 1

JLTRT = Just Like The Real Thing. Pete Waterman's kit manufacturing outfit. I dealt with them for lost wax brass castings and found them efficient and helpful. They sell a range of paint in spray cans. I haven't used them myself so can't comment on how they perform. Before you ask, the photo I sent ...
by Stanier
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Tom92240's Workbench - 7mm LMS Dining Car - Page 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

Re: Tom92240's Workbench - 7mm LMS Dining Car - Page 1

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Did your final paint job look like this?
by Stanier
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recommended reading
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Recommended reading

When planning a layout the safest way to avoid making mistakes is to look at RL layouts. There are several books covering the LMS and GWR stations (of all sizes) plus many articles in the magazines, though these are not so easy to find. All of these books will show you what is correct in the way of ...
by Stanier
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Fictitious Classes
Replies: 34
Views: 4179

Re: Fictitious Classes

The Mallet went out of fashion when the Garratt came into being. A Garratt has several advantages - bigger more efficient boiler slung between the driving units, no need to turn, as it's a big tank engine, more flexible than the Mallet on curves, less loading on the wheels helped the bridge curve on...
by Stanier
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Hornby vs Bachmann A4
Replies: 85
Views: 21270

Re: Hornby vs Bachmann A4

[ Back on topic I think the latest superdetailed offering from Hornby seems to be the best all rounder Well I've tried them both and the Hornby seems superior to me. This was unusual though as I generally prefer Bachmann's products. The Bachmann Patriot for example is a day and a night ahead of the...
by Stanier
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Fictitious Classes
Replies: 34
Views: 4179

Re: Fictitious Classes

it's two split boilers you can clearly see the two fireboxes ,,, obviously oil fired Still no cigar. You can't dump the spent gases from one boiler into the firebox of another - you'd put the fire out (all that CO2). I was well aware that this 18F was a joke and I laughed when I saw it. However the...
by Stanier
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Fictitious Classes
Replies: 34
Views: 4179

Re: Fictitious Classes

how about a 18F 2 9Fs welded together to make a "Big boy" http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee322/Essex2Visuvesi/r2785_br_evening_star_class_9f_locomotive.jpg Hmm. A much more practical loco would be a 2-8-0+ 0-8-2 Mallet. Also the tender would be bogie - fives axles rigid in an engine y...
by Stanier
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Fictitious Classes
Replies: 34
Views: 4179

Re: Fictitious Classes

The 2-8-2T design was worked up to a general arrangement, ..... Can I correct you here, since I once worked in a loco drawing office. The drawing you were looking at in Haresnape is what we called a 'diagram' in my day. A General Arrangement is a vast three view plus numerous sections which was don...
by Stanier
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Fictitious Classes
Replies: 34
Views: 4179

Re: Fictitious Classes

The really nice fictitious loco I would like to see (and maybe even model) was the conversion of two Black '5's to make a Garratt suggested by John Powell to get over the double heading of trains on the Highland line. Ideal for my Killiecrankie layout. There is a nice drawing of this proposal in his...
by Stanier
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: looking at a eteched kit 00
Replies: 15
Views: 1873

Re: looking at a eteched kit 00

Some of you may be interested in knowing how this 'beginner's fret' came into being. Many years ago, early in the days of '5522' I did a job for a customer - it was an LCDR CCT- which he rejected because there was a tiny defect. I was left with 30 frets which he wouldn't take. At that year's Scalefo...
by Stanier
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: looking at a eteched kit 00
Replies: 15
Views: 1873

Re: looking at a eteched kit 00

Springs and axleboxes (MJT do the LNER one you need), buffers, pin point bearings, couplings, vac pipes (LNER only), paint and transfers.

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by Stanier
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: looking at a eteched kit 00
Replies: 15
Views: 1873

Re: looking at a eteched kit 00

sounds like more research is needed, a wagon kit to start is also a good idea where is the best place to get scraps of brass from? thanks again for all the advice :) The wagon kit you need is made by Lochgorm Kits (see website). It isn't a complete kit just a 'beginner's' fret' which makes a useful...

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