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by dubdee1000
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: BBC news article
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: BBC news article

I think it's a case of toys and 'boys toys' and what LD was trying to get over was that in the recent past, Hornby have not really understood and blurred the two.
by dubdee1000
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 61
Views: 1841

Re: Price of a Hobby

Something I found interesting was the recent approach of bachmann. We've seen the drifting upwards of prices for some.time and the usual baseless explanations for this are trotted out. The cost of 47s 37s and 66s now have a srp of around £150. And then out comes Hattons with a all new duplication of...
by dubdee1000
Thu May 30, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3366

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

See, that's the problem with criminals - they often come from seemingly perfectly good homes
by dubdee1000
Wed May 29, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3366

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Oh, he got caught plenty of times but because his crimes were what you might call "minor", he did a couple of months and was out again. What these guys wish to avoid are a-cat prisons because these are where the hard nuts and radicals live. Keep your crimes to a lower level and you'll spen...
by dubdee1000
Wed May 29, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3366

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

I'm not so sure about that. I've worked in the prison service for over ten years and view a system of gangs and cultures that learn from one another. Imho, better to dispense justice swift and briefly. Interestingly, I once had a long chat with a con who described his life of crime. He came from a r...
by dubdee1000
Tue May 28, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3366

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Good luck with that. You'll probably find he has no assets. A recovery order may be a £1 a month after all his education, domestic and travelling expense have been taken in to account. I wouldn't hold your breath for reparative justice.
by dubdee1000
Thu May 02, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 1946

Re: Dj models announcement

The other thread worth reading is the Accurascale 92 thread, particularly the bit where the owners confirm that they have had a surge in orders last night for their 92. Doubtless this is people writing off their deposit on the DJM version and jumping ship. DJ should have been contacting these crowdf...
by dubdee1000
Thu May 02, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model railway insurance?
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Model railway insurance?

I spoke to Magnet about how to be 'safe' with a claim, as it struck me that i could say anything. Their advice was - Keep an inventory with receipts if possible. Photograph your models on your layout with details of your name and address and policy details on a sheet of paper in the background. I ap...
by dubdee1000
Wed May 01, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 1946

Re: Dj models announcement

Indeed. But to save anyone else reading the rather rambling link, he goes on to say that he believes registering the design of a loco as intellectual property will stop any other manufacturers duplicating that model. He seems to think this is a good thing for the hobby. I fear he may be wrong on a c...
by dubdee1000
Wed May 01, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 1946

Dj models announcement

Dj models have made an interesting announcement about his plans for the future of model railways.

Link below.

https://djmodels.co.uk/news-2

Well worth reading the reaction in the other place
by dubdee1000
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 3419

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

His club, his rules. Not saying I agree with it
by dubdee1000
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fun with Arduino - a Series of Introductory Videos
Replies: 53
Views: 3482

Re: Fun with Arduino - a Series of Introductory Videos

Hi Rudy,

When you do this, can you look at one with track detection, so the the barrier is controlled by an approaching and departing train? Thx.
by dubdee1000
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: People on the layout
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: People on the layout

I only have to superglue the animals on my hillside That's because your using the wrong kind of sheep. Welsh hillside sheep, like their Rugby Forwards come in two varieties, Left facing with shorter right hand legs and right facing with shorter left legs :P When you started telling a joke about the...
by dubdee1000
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Class 92 and mk5's in OO for Accurascale
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Class 92 and mk5's in OO for Accurascale

£45 a coach I stand corrected and frankly amazed, considering the prices that Bachmann and Hornby are asking1 :) Jim Indeed. I feared much the same. Quite relieved to see the price they are. Stay alive capacity on the lights, tails lights etc. Seem high spec. The explanation for the price is that t...

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