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by Dad-1
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 898
Views: 40235

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

Hi Jim,

I'm not worried - Too far over the border, heck we're almost next
to France !!
by Dad-1
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 898
Views: 40235

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

Hi Jim,

Grab from Widnes NOW ? They had the early, as here at £10, a bargain (last time I looked - Yesterday)
They also had the later TOPS version at £9.50, but I wanted the earlier period markings.
Need to buy a few more kits as the evenings a drawing in and TV is such absolute rubbish !!!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 898
Views: 40235

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

I've certainly not been active, but gradually catching up on some jobs. First what may be the final weathering wash onto this LMR/LMS/BR duckett less goods brake van. https://image.ibb.co/gCpdhe/IMG_2765.jpg Then weathering a couple of steel sided opens, one a Parkside kit, the other a Bachmann. htt...
by Dad-1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford's latest Dean Goods
Replies: 23
Views: 478

Re: Oxford's latest Dean Goods

I note that GWR_fan has never had an OR locomotive and is basing all his comments on second-hand information from individuals he doesn't know and is therefore unable to do anything other than repeat what's been written. Not that that's a bad idea particularly if you live halfway around the world. I ...
by Dad-1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford's latest Dean Goods
Replies: 23
Views: 478

Re: Oxford's latest Dean Goods

Well I have a BR early emblem version with sound. It runs well and been used by me at an exhibition pulling a short freight. As I don't have any other steam sound locomotives and am not a finicky pedantic type I find it fits my requirement. If for any reasons you want a Dean Goods it's by far the be...
by Dad-1
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Matt's workbench
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Matt's workbench

Cracking weathering there.
I'm always tempted to start another wagon as soon as I have one running.
Painting can be such a drag, you have to wait until dry and I can be quite
impatient !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 272
Views: 18041

Re: Lumsdonia

OOch - More of that 'Lecky' stuff !!
I'm beginning to believe I should have lived in the Horse & Cart age.
I think I could trim a wick and top bowls up with oil.
My son looks at a resistor and tells me what it is - I spend 20 minutes
trying to find a colours chart !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hornby replacement wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 253

Re: Hornby replacement wheels

Mountain , If track & wagon standards are generally good then Dapol small flange wheels will work O.K. on most standard wagons. Currently at that Widnes shed, 3 hole £10 for 20, spoked 8.50 for 20. On my reckoning that would be £50 for the 100 axle sets in 3 hole type, cheaper than that for spok...
by Dad-1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hornby replacement wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 253

Re: Hornby replacement wheels

Mountain, Alan Gibson 10.5 mm wheels are available as a two axle combination set with 4 brass bearing inserts from Cambrian Models at a cost of £3.70. No I didn't check the postal price. Adding that to the overall low cost of the Dapol EK Lowmac kit you get an interesting wagon or three (in my case)...
by Dad-1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 898
Views: 40235

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

Hi Matt, December 2017 was a long time ago !! Most were probably Fox, but I have a rather large collection of decals and it was made up from what I could find. The Modelmaster sheet for the PC46 kit has everything for both the conflat 'A' and container, I think all for 13T marked wagons, I used a ra...
by Dad-1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 898
Views: 40235

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

Way back in December on page 51 - yes it was that far back !! I was building a Parkside kit of a conflat 'A' with FM container. The problem at the time was the lack of suitable decals, Modelmaster were the only source of decals for these FM containers, but they had none and were hoping to print some...
by Dad-1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 713
Views: 67655

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Hi Lysander - How I wish !! Sadly there is no way I can get to Swansea. Blame my age, diminishing strength, and pressure from her indoors. I have to hire a van, oh easy until you're gone 75 ! Then the insurance companies decide you're no longer up to it. Locally I hire a man & van, I don't expec...
by Dad-1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Q1
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Hornby Q1

I have one and run it occasionally, never had any problems. Mine has a DCC decoder added, I would say it's a good model. You are reflecting the problem Hornby have in as much as their quality varies so much between products, some are the equal to the best the hobby can offer, others .............. G...
by Dad-1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hornby replacement wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 253

Re: Hornby replacement wheels

Mountain, Why do you think I asked the question ? So the answers could be given with a suitable explanation !! I find it interesting that you prefer finer scale flanges, yet are not prepared to spend £5 for a set of smaller Alan Gibson wheels suitable for Lowmac wagons. I decide that quality running...
by Dad-1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hornby replacement wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 253

Re: Hornby replacement wheels

Funny, never had a wheel loose enough to move without me pushing along an axle. Only solution is to add that touch of glue, but first check to see if the wheels are running true. It could be that the plastic insulating insert that holds the wheels in place is damaged. No point in keeping out of true...

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