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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: 421

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: 421

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: 403

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: 17978

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: 240

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: 240

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: 893
Views: 39917

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: 893
Views: 39917

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: 67555

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: 195

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: 240

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: 240

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...
by Dad-1
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 713
Views: 67555

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

O.K so it's a rubbish video, but I'd been kept busy at the clubs exhibition and this was snatched shortly before we had to begin stripping down. https://youtu.be/t1Ihj0HV5pw It was voted best in show by the visitors, most were no doubt impressed with my longer trains. Here we had the 'down' line tra...
by Dad-1
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Bridport & Dist MRC Summer Exhibition 28th July
Replies: 16
Views: 343

Re: Bridport & Dist MRC Summer Exhibition 28th July

Over and done with, a great success, we'll check financial state later, but THE most important thing was a good exhibition in a greatly improved location that we expect to be using again at the end of July 2019. I was chuffed to have been awarded "The Best In Show" voted for by our visitor...
by Dad-1
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Bridport & Dist MRC Summer Exhibition 28th July
Replies: 16
Views: 343

Re: Bridport & Dist MRC Summer Exhibition 28th July

My last shout for this, I shall be too busy between now and Friday evening
set-up to get on-line.

It looks like it'll be a hot one, I hope the attraction of a beach just a
couple of miles away is not overpowering !!

Geoff T.

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