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by rmg1919
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 102775

Re: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK

I am back at last. A lot has happened in the last year (not all of it good) - but I have decided to try and get the layout running again. Anyway, to get the ball rolling have taken some photos and had a play with some of the more recent additions on some test track I had lying about... namely a Clas...
by rmg1919
Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Accepted Articles
Topic: NRM Review - Hornby Pendolino Set - Review (not Complete)
Replies: 10
Views: 5416

PTmodeller wrote:The motor can pull a full set- I've seen it done.


That may be the case, but I'm not convinced that it's a decent mechanism. Give me fly wheels etc. any day.
by rmg1919
Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Accepted Articles
Topic: NRM Review - Hornby Pendolino Set - Review (not Complete)
Replies: 10
Views: 5416

Re: Hornby Virgin Pendolino Set - Review (not Complete)

Class 60 wrote:Overall 10/10! - Hornby have done it this time, possibly producing one of the best sets they have done in many years!


A good review, but don't you think 10/10 is a little 'enthusiastic'?

I would not buy one for two main reasons:
1) traction tyres
2) the rather cheap/naff motor
by rmg1919
Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Metrocamel's Layout- Modern Engineers wagons - pics page 51
Replies: 761
Views: 152733

Excellent stuff - just been catching up on some of my favourite layouts. It's really great seeing the layouts come on (and to escape from the family get together for a few minutes!)
by rmg1919
Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: BR/NSE N gauge layout
Replies: 163
Views: 39907

This is a truly impressive layout! Great work!
by rmg1919
Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 102775

Just thought I'd give people an update. So a few months ago I moved to London, to start a new job. Sadly, the flat in London isn't really big enough for a model railway, and I don't really have all that much time for one. Things are made worse by the fact that burglaries are quite common and I'd hat...
by rmg1919
Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 102775

Metrocamel wrote:Good to hear that RMG, what Livery is the Class 60?


Mainline (but not the all-blue one). Canisp.
by rmg1919
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 102775

An update at last... Well, i've been extremely busy the last few months and i don't think i've even touched the layout since may or something ridiculous. I am however hoping to get some more work done in september. i've also picked up some more locos - couldn't resist (another bachy 166 and a hornby...
by rmg1919
Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 102775

Yeah, true, but all bachmann ever seem to is BR blue and Green. Yeah, why do they do that? I have finally decided that since Bachmann's 47 in Virgin and IC Swallow liveries may be many many years away (if ever done...) that I may as well buy the Heljan 47. To be honest, I'm surprised Heljan didn't ...
by rmg1919
Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 102775

I thought the EWS one was sound? Yes, and no. The latest EWS 66 is I believe the DCC-sound one, but the one i've got is an older Bachmann 66 with no sound. Or are you running Digital? Not currently digital - but am "digital ready" - just haven't got round to spending the dosh on a DCC sys...
by rmg1919
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 102775

Metrocamel wrote:Looks like the Bachmann?


Yup, Bachmann 66 (wanted one for ages) and a Heljan 47. All I 'really' need now is a Heljan 47 Intercity Swallow, and a decent Class 08... and of course plenty more rolling stock!!
by rmg1919
Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 102775

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by rmg1919
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 102775

Never seen a Lima 67 before. Yeah, I think the differences between the Hornby and Lima versions can be summarised as follows: Hornby does not use traction tyres; Lima does use traction tyres; Hornby does not have horn grill printed detail; Lima does have horn grill printed detail; Hornby does have ...
by rmg1919
Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 102775

Well, never quite made it to the layout, but I can update you on how I've got on with my Hornby Class 67. I replaced the body in the end with a Lima body shell. This was a trickier process than one might imagine. It required: 1. The careful removal of the windscreen wiper baldes from the Hornby shel...
by rmg1919
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 102775

Just to let people know, I'm hoping to get some work done this weekend... as it really has been too long!! And when the hell are Bachmann releasing the Dynamis... I want one NOW!!! My current plan is to throw down the track in the TMD yard bit, and get it all wired up again so that I can play trains...

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