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by stuartp
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Platforms
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Platforms

Scupltamould is great for uneven surfaces but even decrepit platforms will appear reasonably smooth once scaled down. Assuming you're not working in a scale larger than 'O' (where texture shows up a bit more) card painted grey, with a bit of pepper or talc dropped into the wet paint is as much relie...
by stuartp
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 895

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

rb277170 wrote:If you go down the Bachmann root you end up with £80 coaches , £55 modern wagons and £300 multiple units...


As opposed to the £59 wagons from Hattons (FEAs) or £75 coaches (Devon Belle obs car, Hattons price) from Hornby, or £200 single railcar from Rails presumably.
by stuartp
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Moving goods
Replies: 14
Views: 355

Re: Moving goods

This is well worth a look - "Berth 24" by British Transport Films.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKvfzKMGPmA
by stuartp
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?
Replies: 21
Views: 517

Re: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

216,000 staff in rail industry and its supply chain in 2015, figures from ORR's Rail Industry Key Statistics sheets on their website. So a bit more than double your 93,000, and how much of the supply chain does your figure include ? I suspect it's just directly employed staff. From 1994 to 2018 pass...
by stuartp
Thu May 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 1946

Re: Dj models announcement

He's clarified it now, or retracted it, or...er...something;

https://djmodels.co.uk/clarification
by stuartp
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Engine shed track distances
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Engine shed track distances

If you have an end-on photo of the shed in question you can work out the distance by comparing with the track. Remember though if working in OO that the rails should be about 19mm apart, not about 17mm ! If not, ten foot minumum is a reasonable assumption, plus a bit if there are structures between ...
by stuartp
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Choosing a brake van
Replies: 16
Views: 790

Re: Choosing a brake van

As Bufferstop says, potentially all varieties. For your period and region BR and LMS vans would have been in the majority. BR vans were mostly bauxite (piped or fitted) but there were a few grey (unfitted) ones around towards the beginning of your period. Towards the end of the 60s most will have be...
by stuartp
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: overly complicated point work in old photos
Replies: 9
Views: 477

Re: overly complicated point work in old photos

another example this one from lincoln central, can't find a clear real life shot, but this modeled example appears to be accurate, why is that crossing needed? The layout of that crossing has changed a bit over the years, latterly it was a simple main/main crossover, prior to that it was as your ph...
by stuartp
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: overly complicated point work in old photos
Replies: 9
Views: 477

Re: overly complicated point work in old photos

As the others have said - parallel routes, lots of light engine and attach/detatch movements (requiring even more parallel routes so that one movement doesn't tie up half the station) and absolute block signalling. The latter isn't a limiting factor as such but it meant that shunting movements were ...
by stuartp
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: People on the layout
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: People on the layout

A bit of 0.33 wire up one leg and a corresponding hole in whatever you want them to stand on. The hardest bit is not snapping the drill.
by stuartp
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1565

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

The Crewe crane (ADRC96719) was built in 1939 as a 45tonner and would have had a fabricated jib similar to the old Hornby Dublo one. The current jib is a welded replacement fitted in 1968 which is why it resembles the modern Hornby one. It looks radically different to its as built condition. Its the...
by stuartp
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 1057

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

Whatever users think the answer will either be "it's for your own good" or "if you don't like it, leave".

Funnily enough Britmodeller uses exactly the same software and somehow manages to not fall over every time it's updated. And they still have "View New Content".
by stuartp
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1565

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

I was thinking Red or Black for 1959 - 64 Most (all ?) cranes in 1959 would have been overall black. However, when the 75 tonners were ordered from Cowans Sheldon under the Modernisation Plan red was specified, apparently in an effort to boost morale in / recognise the efforts of breakdown gangs. A...

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