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by Dad-1
Sat Jun 08, 2024 9:18 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: RUSTON SAVED!
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: RUSTON SAVED!

LMM has quite a few videos going back about 5 years.
Well worth watching. The DS48 re-build is in a different league
to the larger model in that video ......

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Jun 05, 2024 5:00 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Planet Industrials, new RTR OO 0--6-0T industrial loco
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

Re: Planet Industrials, new RTR OO 0--6-0T industrial loco

Naming ?
Dangerous waters there Bigmet !!

Geoff T
by Dad-1
Wed May 22, 2024 9:39 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: O Gauge Micro Layout and PDF's svailable
Replies: 10
Views: 6502

Re: O Gauge Micro Layout and PDF's svailable

A shame it's been 2.1/2 years since Jim last visited us.
I'm always in awe to what some modellers can do with card, certainly
well beyond my skill levels.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed May 22, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1446
Views: 220044

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

Hi Lysander, Sorry I don't have one of them in my (excessive) collection. I do have loads of Soviet & a few of them were used by the Czech's. One of the interesting things about the Czech's is that they had a wonderful mix of their own indigenous designs, western WWII types followed by Soviet on...
by Dad-1
Tue May 21, 2024 2:41 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1446
Views: 220044

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

I'm back trying to use up a lifetimes collection of aircraft models. In-between modelling sessions I'm still running a couple of shunting layouts, it helps clear the mind. This is the raw material for a Czech A-11 reconnaissance aircraft from the mid 1920's. I'll be using the 1925 scheme as on that ...
by Dad-1
Mon May 20, 2024 12:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gen up on DCC wiring for power bus
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Gen up on DCC wiring for power bus

I didn't read any books, just got on and did it.
That worked fine as I didn't want any extra power inputs or fancy 'tricks'
I think it's easy to incorporate too many mostly useless functions, but it's
up to you as to what you want to do and how big your layout plans are.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun May 19, 2024 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1654
Views: 386739

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

JPS comment Jim,
I expect Ronnie Peterson would have driven a 3F in a way nobody else ever would !!

You can annoy me - I wish I was half as good a scene maker as you, let alone the rolling
stock builds and mods.

Geoff T
by Dad-1
Fri May 17, 2024 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Foxshaw Gardens Amusement Park
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Foxshaw Gardens Amusement Park

A vintage rally - I like that !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri May 17, 2024 12:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Vertical curve radius?
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Vertical curve radius?

The drag from a curve can easily cause wheel slip. A curve on a climb can become impossible depending on the locomotive and stock you want to lift up the gradient. I recall a club layout where 3 coaches was impossible, 2 with a good traction loco would just do. One guy I knew fitted a magnetic under...
by Dad-1
Thu May 16, 2024 8:43 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello everyone.
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Hello everyone.

Good Evening Simon, Welcome aboard. A Work - Life balance is quite important, O.K I'm a rebel and once told a boss that I was too busy outside work to be interested in my career !! 'O' gauge is good, but you need space, the one thing that most of us struggle with. Interesting that you intend to buil...
by Dad-1
Thu May 16, 2024 5:11 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1446
Views: 220044

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

More done on the Letov S-20 aircraft model. Showing the National flag style insignia that was in use during 1925. I've still to fix a large squadron insignia on the fuselage sides, but have left that and the final painting to the very end as it was my 'handling' location. https://i.ibb.co/BrDKHKK/IM...
by Dad-1
Mon May 13, 2024 4:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 578
Views: 89548

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Ahh, Another question.
How long is "Some time"
To my dismay mine extends to around 11 years.

Pleased to see you ashore again

Geoff T
by Dad-1
Mon May 13, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1446
Views: 220044

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

No Problem Pete,

We all miss sending replies from time to time. Thanks due though.

I've fitted couplings to the Slaters wagon and a small sponge brake to test
with the Kadees, works fine, ready for painting.
I've been so pleased that I'll be doing more in the near future.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat May 11, 2024 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The North Circular - Austerity & Nostalgia.
Replies: 61
Views: 4348

Re: The North Circular - Austerity & Nostalgia.

What ??? 5 Months since the last posting in this thread. Left behind ? not really, but I had to do the work on this outdoors and what has the weather been like for the last 5 months - awful. The iceberg, or styrene build up was requiring a considerable build up of wall plaster. My old bag had gone o...
by Dad-1
Sat May 11, 2024 4:51 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1446
Views: 220044

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

Hi Bigmet, I'm just too kind hearted, things will have to be organised. Just DON'T ask about the current railway club committee, organisation ??? Anyway regardless of that, at least I have the keys for tomorrows public meet. Right the Slaters kit : It's been great, pretty much everything has fitted ...