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by Dad-1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 839

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

Not a wise move. I can see this having a considerable effect of Bachmann sales through the limited availability. O.K just Hattons at present, but with that protective attitude anyone who wants to make or sell anything other than theirs must be at some risk. Remember that Bachmann will also ONLY sell...
by Dad-1
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1045
Views: 63225

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

No not yet Tony. I have however found my way back here after a few weeks when I didn't quite know where I was and what I was doing !! I've been tempted back by a bulk purchase of pirates gold, Well a deceased modellers stash of 17 assorted wagon kits for a bargain price that i couldn't refuse. Altho...
by Dad-1
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1363
Views: 195872

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Operator Comfort tops all !! Jim a sign of passing time !!!! More iconic work and I just love the fact that Base Toys lorries, Lima originals are modeled with great skill into something rather special. Proving skill and imagination are more important than deep pockets. Mind you nothing wrong with de...
by Dad-1
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco code 75 track
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Peco code 75 track

Gerald is right ....... Older stock, but what does that cover ? If you're running stock, locos and wagons from around the year 2000 code 75 should be fine. Anything earlier could cause problems. True it's not quite as robust as code 100, but tough enough for most uses. I've kept to code 100 and don'...
by Dad-1
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Thomas Visits Bride Bay
Replies: 203
Views: 20978

Re: Thomas Visits Bride Bay

Hi Tom, First thanks for the compliments. Whatever you do it's always full of compromises. You say about deeper section sides, but with that comes additional weight as well as increased storage requirements. Lighter sides can be made, but then not strong enough for secure leg fixing, which you'll ne...
by Dad-1
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Bridport & District MRC - Exhibition 27th July
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Bridport & District MRC - Exhibition 27th July

Tomorrow is our first set-up day. Another layout cancelled for health reasons. This is a worrying trend and getting worse as the average age of exhibitors is creeping up !! One attempts to arrange visiting layouts early to help with space planning and all that sort of thing, but we have now lost 3, ...
by Dad-1
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Bridport & District MRC - Exhibition 27th July
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Bridport & District MRC - Exhibition 27th July

One week to go !! If you're on holiday, or live near enough to South Dorset call in. It's a hight quality exhibition and still just £5 for adults and £1 for children up to 16. This little dear has been causing running problems. Now solved by a wheel-set change to Hornby as they have deeper flanges a...
by Dad-1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Thomas Visits Bride Bay
Replies: 203
Views: 20978

Re: Thomas Visits Bride Bay

MMMMmmmm Naughty, but bumped this up, was in danger of getting lost !
Now done 32 showings, the July exhibition will be No.33.
We get more fun from this per £ spent from this than anything else we've ever made.

Won't quite hit 40 outings by year end.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 730
Views: 80011

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

What a Nice Day !!

Had the last boards out today to clean tracks and check electrics.
Also replaced the Diesel tank that had fallen away from the council roads dept yard !!

Unashamedly bumped up the listings to easily tie in with my exhibition posting !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Bridport & District MRC - Exhibition 27th July
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Bridport & District MRC - Exhibition 27th July

July already !! Time to advertise the Bridport & District MRC Summer Exhibition. To be held at : Sir John Colfox Academy, Ridgeway, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3DT On Saturday 27th July, 10.00 to 16.00 Hrs. Entry : Adults £5; Children £1; Under 5's Free. I believe this is our 21st annual exhibition Th...
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scenic divider
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Scenic divider

I've always fancied a small circular layout with a 3 way divider giving 3 identical size and shape segments. Then make 3 identical landscapes with each dedicated to a different season. Then depending how you feel pick a season in which to play. Still an idea, perhaps one day ......... Although I do ...
by Dad-1
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Blueberry's micro layout
Replies: 29
Views: 772

Re: Blueberry's micro layout

Hi Blueberry, St Oval is a LOT larger than your starting size. For scenic development it's always worth thinking of putting the track on risers to take above base board level. That way you can add ditches to go under the railway. That is of course dependant on how you want to present the railway. Th...
by Dad-1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 450
Views: 48577

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Borrow any ideas you may fancy trying.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Where we came from...
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Where we came from...

Some 'Big' stuff there windcutter9f, Funny I was never really a train enthusiast. I may have had a wind up tin-plate circle sometime in the late 1940's. Had 3 rail Hornby dublo for Christmas some time in the early to mid 1950's, but I was always a road orientated explorer on my bikes. That lead to c...
by Dad-1
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 730
Views: 80011

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

While both TimberSurf and E2E's suggestions are fine I'm working on a 'holding' job here. I had already bought 3 identical lights to replace the failed items. Two responded to a change from a 1K resistor to a 220R the third light didn't want to play so today I've removed and fitted a replacement. Th...

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