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by Dad-1
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: In from the cold... Pete's new N Gauge adventures
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: In from the cold... Pete's new N Gauge adventures

What no scary lighthouse ?
I suppose many of those Grim fairy stories come from
Germany - So will it be SCARY .......??

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 783
Views: 29894

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

Really not decided yet Jim.

I am considering BR Maroon, but anything and everything on the table.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 783
Views: 29894

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

Here is my earlier build with vertical window bars

Image

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 783
Views: 29894

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

After my post Christmas slump I'm starting to finish a few old outstanding jobs. One is finishing the Southern Railway 'BY' Utility van. I'd reached the stage of having to add the window bars. In a previous build I'd put in individual vertical bars from fine plasticard rod. Now Sarah mentioned a lit...
by Dad-1
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR "blue" is it popular anymore
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: BR "blue" is it popular anymore

My only diesel period stock is BR Blue.
But then I have everything I wanted before drifting off to post WWII steam.
I still like my Blue, but it's rare to see a class 33 pulling a rake of grey & blue
coaches at any exhibition.
Perhaps it's time to dig out my diesel layout ?

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 783
Views: 29894

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

Hi Bufferstop, All home & settled back ......... I think Ehh. Been discussing Win10 with an old buddy of mine. All far beyond me but thought you might be interested. He is running XP on windows 10 as a virtual machine. When running XP full screen it works exactly as if one was still running just...
by Dad-1
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 783
Views: 29894

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

In response to TimberSurf's thread in the General topics, "Carriage prices are nuts !!" Yes, they're getting silly. If you're on a limited budget and haven't tried making a kit, or even easier, get a few Dapol Un-painted wagons that can still be found for £6 each, try it !! Be warned it ca...
by Dad-1
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Carriage prices are nuts!
Replies: 40
Views: 652

Re: Carriage prices are nuts!

When I see moans about prices I usually think -"So What ?" Improved quality, offshore production affected by currency swings Small world wide demand, particularly for some esoteric stock. For once though I agree, coach prices have gone silly and this potentially reduces demand even further...
by Dad-1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: O-6-0s mmm
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: O-6-0s mmm

You have to be happy with your precision skills as an engineer, but you CAN modify slightly. BUT first they need to be secured near the frogs to prevent lifting. They need to be accurately fitted absolutely flat. You need to be running newer finer wheel standard locomotives, forget Lima !! There are...
by Dad-1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Beaminster Exhibition, 13th January
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Beaminster Exhibition, 13th January

Well I suppose I'd better put this on - NOT long now !! This coming Saturday at the Public Hall, Fleet Street, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3EF. A nice little venue with refreshments, trade and layouts. 10.00 Hrs to 16.00 Hrs AND only £3, parking available behind the hall in a public car park and I don't ...
by Dad-1
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail three-axle Toad "Swindon"
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Oxford Rail three-axle Toad "Swindon"

Mountain,

Did you not bother to read my posting ?

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail three-axle Toad "Swindon"
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Oxford Rail three-axle Toad "Swindon"

I certainly want the "Bridport" version and perhaps a second to re-allocate to another location. Must check to see latest state of play !! I shall be particularly interested to see how it copes on 1st radius curves. Will it derail as Dapol 6 wheel milk tanks do ? Not a big problem if it do...
by Dad-1
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: LMS Coronation streamlined.
Replies: 19
Views: 320

Re: LMS Coronation streamlined.

Sorry but a thorough search has failed to locate the pictures.
They were lost via Imageshack & not PB, but the results the same
the beginning of 2013 was a while ago !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: LMS Coronation streamlined.
Replies: 19
Views: 320

Re: LMS Coronation streamlined.

Years ago I had & cured a similar problem on the Railroad Black-5. Mine developed wheel slip on 60" radius curves with just 3 coaches !! Now pulls as many as I want, not tried beyond 10. Initially it's the stiff tender pick-ups, if like my similar problem you VERY lightly rub a finger on th...

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