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by Dad-1
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Theft at GC Model Event
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Theft at GC Model Event

There are a few rotten apples about. Things get stolen, usually for selling cheap for anything the thief can get. Sometimes layouts destroyed for morbid 'fun' I'm always anxious about my 'stuff' overnight, but tents are somewhat less secure than school halls. I suppose that if you're going to be a t...
by Dad-1
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Insurance

I think the majority of good insurance companies have as household items and so long as no individual item is of greater than 1K it's covered. Remember however that you're total insured value needs to include all your railway items as well as all other household contents, appliances, clothes, furnit...
by Dad-1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1044
Views: 59198

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

Apart from weathering this BR (E) van now done, decals on !
Just realized that I've now built over 100 wagon kits .........

Image

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New Layout
Replies: 24
Views: 306

Re: New Layout

Hi footplate1947, I'm not exactly an IT guru, and I've yet to put pictures directly onto NRM. I use an image hosting site : http://www.imgbb.com ....... Errr I think it's .com, I'll come back later to confirm. You can hold pictures in different 'Albums' and get a link code that you enter into the me...
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Making wiring easier.
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: Making wiring easier.

Hi footplate1947 I started washing Matt black enamel into my tracks as far back as 2012 on this layout. Being a lifetime project it's still ongoing, but no signs of any degradation yet. You do need a good % PVA/Water mix to hold fast against the 'washing out' https://image.ibb.co/fqqsHF/IMG-1999.jpg...
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1044
Views: 59198

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

You said it Dave ! On, or is it At ? West Bay Wagon Works, usually fully committed to working on, you guessed - Wagons. Well this afternoon I've been trying to get my Split Chassis Bachmann 43XX running. It failed lat time I tried to run it. I though the muffs may have failed as the wheels were lock...
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street
Replies: 105
Views: 4497

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

I like a nice goods yard !!

Interesting about the 1912 fears of invasion. The Royal Flying Corps and later the RAF
saw France as a possible future adversary. Things change so very slowly !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Making wiring easier.
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: Making wiring easier.

Hi footplate 1947, If you're that keen to buy rather than build why not use the Peco wired rail joiners ? While not the bullet proof connections of soldered on droppers they offer what you're suggesting, fast & easy installation.. The weakness of any push on connections are the possibilities of ...
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1044
Views: 59198

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

Thanks Glencairn, Always trying to tempt others to take the plunge and make some of their own wagons. Monday the weather was awfull ..... so out came one of my 4 remaining kit stock. A Parkside PC26 BR/LNER planked vent van with corrugated ends. I will say not one of their best. More flash than usua...
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Micro Circle
Replies: 127
Views: 8725

Re: A Micro Circle

Dave,

The weeds will grow !!

NO weeds for the micro circle 'please'.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 61
Views: 1300

Re: Price of a Hobby

Hi minipix, You have the same creative thinking I do. There are so many things that can be created from scrap, or household items. I'm always looking for that alternative use. I love collecting sand, every beach and most builders merchants have sand of slightly different grain size and/or colours, y...
by Dad-1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A Micro Circle
Replies: 127
Views: 8725

Re: A Micro Circle

Hi Dave,

Good to see a posting after a while ...........
Ahh the Hornby Sentinel, we have the MSC version on HS2, it works surprisingly well.
Amazing what a dull wet day can create. Remember nothing fancy, don't take anything
too seriously, just have some fun.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wills drainpipe kit ss46
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Wills drainpipe kit ss46

I find never enough guttering .......
Always buying them

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 446
Views: 46289

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

I was tidying up my recent additions and allocating spaces in various stock boxes. I needed a re-check on box 16 and today decided to do a run before they're taken back into the loft. The little J94 pulled without and signs of distress other than some gear noise that was there when bought. In fact i...
by Dad-1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1044
Views: 59198

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

Another wagon gone through the works. The Ratio kit of an early Iron Mink is simple and easy to make with the exceptions of :- A) Rather delicate, but with increasing flash so great care needed in removing & cleaning up parts. B) The original was made for longer than standard axles. Although now...

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