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by stuartp
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scale confusion.
Replies: 20
Views: 271

Re: Scale confusion.

The crawler unit (without the jib) looks similar to a Leibherr 960 which is nearly 8m long, so your 90mm dimension is correct.
by stuartp
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Wagon load
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: Wagon load

Bachmann apparently sell (sold ?) the boilers separately: https://www.hattons.co.uk/6979/bachmann_branchline_36_001_2_x_boiler_load/stockdetail.aspx JH Russell's book "Freight Wagons and Loads in service on the GWR and BR" shows a variety of heavy castings/forgings and other bits of machin...
by stuartp
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Purist
Replies: 20
Views: 378

Re: The Purist

Found the BNS thread - https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?t=49549 There was nothing but practical advice until his ideas started to get so bizarre we began to think it was a wind up. But if your friend is just belittling your ideas instead of pointing out genuine pitfalls the...
by stuartp
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Purist
Replies: 20
Views: 378

Re: The Purist

Ha, yes I remember than BNS thread! I think he called us all trolls at the time. :roll: wonder if he managed it in the end... Given that he was also trying to make the iron girder bridges out of real iron, and resolutely refusing all advice to do them in styrene instead, I doubt it ! The really fun...
by stuartp
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Purist
Replies: 20
Views: 378

Re: The Purist

Did he explain why it wouldn't work ? Or was it just a case of he wouldnt have done it like that ? Some "that won't work" advice is worth listening to, some isn't. If he's telling you that something physically won't fit then he may be saving you a lot of grief later. Somewhere on either he...
by stuartp
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Unfinished business.
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: Unfinished business.

Some people enjoy building, some enjoy operating, some enjoy research, some enjoy all of it: this hobby is a very broad church and can be as general or as focussed as you like. There is no right or wrong way to do this beyond a few fundamental principles (it helps if the gauge is consistent and all ...
by stuartp
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shoddy Cheap Way Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Shoddy Cheap Way Gauge

Any Peco stockist will sell you a real one. It's just a bit of red plastic though, it doesn't need to be that sturdy.

Edit - and yes, they're only 55p direct from Peco !
by stuartp
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Era 9 brake van
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Era 9 brake van

The SATLINK one would have been in engineering use, SATLINK was the Signal and Telegraph Engineer's fleet. The EWS one appears to be branded 'BESCOT T&RS ' - Traction & Rolling Stock (Engineer), I'm not sute of the significance of that but most of the EWS brake vans were used for propelling ...
by stuartp
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: where are the members ???????
Replies: 54
Views: 1150

Re: where are the members ???????

If the 'other forum' is the one I'm thinking of them it was by far the most popular before it was sold to a magazine publisher. It was the first to allow unrestricted posting of photos in posts (which seems an utterly bizarre thing not to have now but most of us were on dial-up then, anything bigger...
by stuartp
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Ballast, but leave platforms removable.
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Ballast, but leave platforms removable.

Method 1: Cover the bottom of the platform wall in cling film, ballast up to it, and once the glue is properly set remove the platform carefully leaving the cling film in place. It should peel off the glue if you use PVA or Copydex, any really stuborn bits can be disconnected with a sharp knife and ...
by stuartp
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Preserving 'lost causes'?
Replies: 25
Views: 1111

Re: Preserving 'lost causes'?

I personally acquired a German tram and looked after it so it did not deteriorate any more. until I could find someone who would and could restore it. (Fortunately I did.) :D Glencairn I rebuilt a Series 2 Land-Rover about 20 years ago. It needs a lot of work doing on it again now - I haven't the t...
by stuartp
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Preserving 'lost causes'?
Replies: 25
Views: 1111

Re: Preserving 'lost causes'?

The 'restoration v preservation' argument is a whole other can of worms ! Even then you can't do right for doing wrong - Duchess of Hamilton, Green Arrow, Mallard etc. There are plenty of people trying to tell John Cameron what he should or shouldn't do with his A4 now it's out of ticket, but I bet ...
by stuartp
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Preserving 'lost causes'?
Replies: 25
Views: 1111

Re: Preserving 'lost causes'?

As for the phrase - is it time to call time. When does one call time? Obviously it is the owners who say. If they are not going to do anything to rebuild then, to me, they should pass it on not let it rot at the back of a shed. If they are going to rebuild then fantastic. Unfortunately this is one ...
by stuartp
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Condor Train
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Condor Train

Problem is it needs to go on the lamp iron, which is a tiny surface area for anything sticky to stick to. If you don't want to modify the loco then you could try replicating the socket on the back of the original headboard - perhaps a strip of thin brass or aluminium shim bent to a top hat profile w...

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