Search found 1175 matches

by stuartp
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Modelmaster Jackson delays
Replies: 16
Views: 1570

Re: Modelmaster Jackson delays

What, again ?
by stuartp
Mon May 31, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Irresponsible Blogging
Replies: 28
Views: 861

Re: Irresponsible Blogging

He's a moron. But it's PERFECTLY SAFE- it must be because he's said so in capital letters.
by stuartp
Sat May 29, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Silly question: which way.....
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Silly question: which way.....

This is how it was done at Newton Stewart, coming soon (ok, not very soon) to a garage near me. It's basically a raised platform with a crane, coal offloaded from wagons into small tubs then craned into the tender. The only modernisation it saw was a corrugated iron shelter a few years after these 1...
by stuartp
Sat May 29, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Silly question: which way.....
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Silly question: which way.....

Where I grew a lot of people had coal fires. Coal was delivered in hundredweight sacks (112lb / 51kg) and I never ever saw a two man lift.

https://images.app.goo.gl/BtYneo1eehJguqxLA

https://images.app.goo.gl/odJFGcWwW3rUaxWv6
by stuartp
Thu May 27, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Silly question: which way.....
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Silly question: which way.....

A coal staithe, as used by coal merchants, is a similar beast but for a different purpose and nothing to do with locos. They were used as Mountain indicates, to store coal before it was bagged and loaded onto the coalman's lorry (or cart). They were rarely raised though, usually just a sleeper wall ...
by stuartp
Thu May 27, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Silly question: which way.....
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Silly question: which way.....

I assume it's this one - https://www.modelrailwaysolutions.co.uk/products/bachmann-scenecraft-44-0118-lucston-coaling-stage-oo-scale Low side towards the track. Stocked up by parking a coal wagon alongside and shovelling the coal out by hand, replace the coal wagon with a loco and start shovelling a...
by stuartp
Sat May 22, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Then and Now model railway retail
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Then and Now model railway retail

Other suppliers of tender wheelsets are available, they don't have to be Hornby ones.
by stuartp
Fri May 21, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A History Question - For the Older Modeller !
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: A History Question - For the Older Modeller !

Roco made track for pretty much everyone at one stage, that's where Hornby's 'Austrian' System 6 track came from.

Wasn't aware Peco had ever used them but it wouldn't surprise me if they had subbed some work out to them.
by stuartp
Thu May 20, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Supply issues
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Supply issues

I believe that the model shops need to do what the butchers and bakers, and today the supermarkets do. Offload old stock at reduced prices, is all. Cheers Chris They do. Or did. All my BR Mk1s (and I needed many, in maroon) were obtained from Hattons when they were knocking out NSE and other minori...
by stuartp
Wed May 19, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Supply issues
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Supply issues

One and three. The volume brands (Hornby, Bachnann etc) sub-contract the actual manufacturing and book slots in Chinese or other far eastern factories months in advance for X thousand of a particular product. If the product sells out they may book another slot but by then the factory is committed to...
by stuartp
Sun May 09, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The grills on Class 25 diesels
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: The grills on Class 25 diesels

From derbysulzers.com: "Post-production changes occurred during the life of the locomotives, the most significant being that over time the boiler room grilles were covered by a solid blanking plate. This was an almost universal modification to both boilered and non-boilered locomotives. A regio...
by stuartp
Sat May 08, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: how good is the Hornby silver/black controller?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: how good is the Hornby silver/black controller?

Worse than useless. Trips out at the slightest hint of a short and takes ages to reset itself.
by stuartp
Sat May 08, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The grills on Class 25 diesels
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: The grills on Class 25 diesels

It was for frost protection on some of the ScR locos, possibly others. Not aware of an etched part but it's easy enough to do by cutting some slots in a bit of 10th plasticard.
by stuartp
Sat May 08, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wearable magnifying glasses suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Wearable magnifying glasses suggestions?

I'd avoid the type which clip to the front of your existing glasses, if you wear them, all that happens with mine is that the extra weight makes them slide off my nose. Now I have a spare pair of reading glasses with 1.5x mag instead. The watchmaker on 'The Repair Shop' (BBC/Quest) has an extra pair...
by stuartp
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Paint Removal - Lima Mk.3s
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Paint Removal - Lima Mk.3s

Try neat meths. I've used it on several Lima items and it works on some Mainline paint finishes as well.

Go to advanced search