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by Bigglesof266
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Airbrush
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: Airbrush

If I have 'plenty of space' to store an AS-186? An object less than the size of two small shoeboxes stacked? That's beyond funny considering the volume of space a layout occupies, and what by necessity, must lie beneath its frame.
by Bigglesof266
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Airbrush
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: Airbrush

"those ubiquitous AS 186 models" Are fabulous. C'mon they're tiny, compact, lightweight and quiet with sufficient air tank size to not be constant run annoying for the bulk of modelling spray jobs. I store mine under my train table. Taking it by its grab handle, positioning it for spraying...
by Bigglesof266
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Airbrush
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: Airbrush

Attempt at convenience, but it looks awkward. OK for very occasional use on jobs where manipulative finesse isn't required I suppose. Small tank like that and with a tiny piston, compressor would be running most of the time and hard. Is the compressor noisy? Seems gimmicky to me. I'll stick with hos...
by Bigglesof266
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 55
Views: 3974

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

Ex-Pat wrote:On the rolling stock side they have priced me out of the market.

Ditto.
by Bigglesof266
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 55
Views: 3974

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

Stockists who also manufacture, are a bit of a nuisance, but cutting off a sizeable distributor smacks of "cutting off ones nose to spite the face". Simon Kohler's on air showdown with them and Rails didn't stop him accepting whacking great orders from them. Bachmann are behaving like 195...
by Bigglesof266
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First time model loco buyer, any tips/advice please.
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Re: First time model loco buyer, any tips/advice please.

The other is the 2002 model, far superior to the 1973 model, although not without some detail/accuracy issues which do make it more probably more dated than other c.17 year old models - R3385TTS 451116, R3453 45274 & R3805 45379 all in BR lined black, and R3616 LMS lined black in current catalo...
by Bigglesof266
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Are the Hornby Schools and Merchant Navy class any good?
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: Are the Hornby Schools and Merchant Navy class any good?

It looks like the unrebuilt Merchant Navy might be worth adding and leave the Schools class till later. JMV, but I think you're making a mistake about the Schools assuming you want one. As I think Bigmet iterated, on balance of triage probability Hornby won't be revisiting it anytime soon. It is co...
by Bigglesof266
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Are the Hornby Schools and Merchant Navy class any good?
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: Are the Hornby Schools and Merchant Navy class any good?

Define "any good". I have a current King Arthur, so using it as basis of comparison. Current Hornby High Detail Schools Class mould is about 9 (?) years old. I have three or four. Mine run well. Can't recall off the top of my head whether one or two, but they do have traction tyres. The mo...
by Bigglesof266
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Where we came from...
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Where we came from...

Most of us probably started with a train set from Hornby or Triang when we were kids, from the carpet to a solid board and then onward and upwards... <snip> But perhaps we just need to step back every so often and remind ourselves that however detailed and accurate we make our new layout it's still...
by Bigglesof266
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 60
Views: 2675

Re: Price of a Hobby

Free_at_last wrote:The Heartbreaker album inc. Wishing Well does not quite cut it with me, I feel lacks Andy Fraser's input.


You'd be the oddball dissentient then, and on a quaintly quirky premise. #7 on the UK singles chart in ' 73.
by Bigglesof266
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 60
Views: 2675

Re: Price of a Hobby

Never thought I would be seeing on a model railway forum, a mention of the best and much missed Blues/Rock band this country (or any other) as ever produced, I am of course talking about FREE....Hornchurch and Free at Last, greetings from a fellow fan. Indisputably . I have every album they made. A...
by Bigglesof266
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: QUEENSLAND 3ft 6in NETWORK (1980's).
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: QUEENSLAND 3ft 6in NETWORK (1980's).

Good stuff. Quality is fine. Recognise most of those locations and many of the locos. Is that the Wesley Hospital, or Castlemaine Perkins brewery fromt he other direction In the background of the EMU at Auchenflower 2. A particularly good shot regardless, although Auchenflower station has changed a ...
by Bigglesof266
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: QUEENSLAND 3ft 6in NETWORK (1980's).
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: QUEENSLAND 3ft 6in NETWORK (1980's).

Great pics Duke. Really brought back some memories. :) Ridden in both that 80's DMU and 60's DMU/Railcar in my time, and shunter excepted, behind the other two diesel types, not necessarily those particular unit numbers. In the 1960s, the silver DMU used to operate low capacity weekend services on t...
by Bigglesof266
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 60
Views: 2675

Re: Price of a Hobby

Regarding the original post, how can youngsters get into the hobby.Dave The affordability barrier to kids concept is a hackneyed false premise, and I'm so tired of hearing it. Like R/C flying of recent years until the advent of first A. electric, then B. drones, "Youngsters" don't general...
by Bigglesof266
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 60
Views: 2675

Re: Price of a Hobby

Sorry, I made an error in my post, 2018 should have been 2008. The post was in response to the prices of Class 47s in 2008/2009, but I have just found a Hattons ad for 2009 with Class 47s from £39. Copy "error in" the original post. Makes sense now. I was buying back then. There were some...

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