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by hairyhandedfool
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Overall roofs on a through station?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Overall roofs on a through station?

Huddersfield, Blackburn and Manchester Victoria had/have roofs over the platforms and tracks, though in the latter case it was extensively remodelled to make way for the M.E.N. Arena (as it was at the time).
by hairyhandedfool
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Layout Advice Please
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Layout Advice Please

Whatever the advice given here, please remember that this is your railway, and you have to be happy with it. We can advise, but you must make the decisions. What do you want to achieve from your layout? Are you hoping to make a nice scenic model? Or is your primary focus to run trains? Do you hope t...
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Mk4s: First Vs Standard
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Hornby Mk4s: First Vs Standard

.....As my layout cannot accomodate a full train I have consigned myself to the power and dummy cars, 2 normal coaches, a buffet car and sleeper car, all Mk4's.... There are no Mk4 sleeper cars. The Hornby models of the Mk4 (TSO, RFB, FO) are reasonably accurate for the 'as-built' Mk4s, however the...
by hairyhandedfool
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Mk4s: First Vs Standard
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Hornby Mk4s: First Vs Standard

Different coaches have different window arrangements, this applies to standard and first class coaches, and yes, the internal seating layout is different. My current understanding is that originally the outer coach designs were the same, but later refurbishments have changed that. On 'Mallard' refur...
by hairyhandedfool
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches

Network Southeast used a variety of 101, 117 and 121 vehicles to keep the service going at times, including examples of 117 centre cars being sandwiched by two 121s on services out of Paddington.
by hairyhandedfool
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

There's an Ibis not too far away which can sometimes be quite good value. Word of advice about Miniature Wonderland. Book ahead. Queues at the door can leave you waiting two or three hours and there's not a huge amount to do while you wait. I'd also say it gets quite busy in there, even with the res...
by hairyhandedfool
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hst vs 225 set compatibility
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: Hst vs 225 set compatibility

The 91 is traction tyred is it not ? It should manage in theory if it's heavy enough. Try adding some weight inside before you try anything more drastic. Additional weight works to an extent, but too much works against the performance of the motor. When the traction tyres wear, the problem is magni...
by hairyhandedfool
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hst vs 225 set compatibility
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: Hst vs 225 set compatibility

Hairyhandedfool, I tried to double motor an hst power car but couldn't seem to make it fit in the body. Could have just been that loco (or my ineptitude). Definitely worth a second look Thanks Dan Not sure about the HST, though having had two motored power cars on a Lima HST, I'd recommend finding ...
by hairyhandedfool
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Correct blue for GNER hst
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Correct blue for GNER hst

If memory serves, the Lima coaches are a bit too dark and the Hornby ones a lot too light. Lima were also far more consistent with their colour. Hornby almost varied within the same batch.
by hairyhandedfool
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hst vs 225 set compatibility
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: Hst vs 225 set compatibility

Buy a second motor and wire it in to the loco just like the first one. I did similar with a Hornby 86 and it easily hauled 8 (heavier) Lima Mk3 coaches.
by hairyhandedfool
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: For Sale - Two Deltics
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: For Sale - Two Deltics

D'you think he'll take a tenner for both? :o :shock: :D
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Another Hairy layout
Replies: 20
Views: 2806

Re: Another Hairy layout

mixturesweb wrote:So basically I need to get a donor vehicle... that has been noted. Thank you for your help :D


You could do it with other plastics I'm sure, cut to shape, but that seemed like the simplest solution for me.
by hairyhandedfool
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Another Hairy layout
Replies: 20
Views: 2806

Re: Another Hairy layout

I had some spare Bachmann class 150 windows from another project. I cut one to fit and removed the moulded silver frame. I could have done it better and might try again at some point.
by hairyhandedfool
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Another Hairy layout
Replies: 20
Views: 2806

Re: Another Hairy layout

That 360 looks very impressive. ANy more pictures of it? :D I've had to use a different layout to photograph the unit, and it didn't handle the house move too well, and there's currently only three vehicles to view (the fourth still has a little bit of work left), but here you go..... The rebuilt f...
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Another Hairy layout
Replies: 20
Views: 2806

Re: Another Hairy layout

That 360 looks very impressive. ANy more pictures of it? :D Well, I've had to pack it away for a house move, I'll see about getting some new shots in the next few days for you. I've got another 350 that I intended to convert too. You could of waited a day and wished him a "Happy three years si...

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