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by klaatu
Fri May 13, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: whats the shortest HST
Replies: 21
Views: 2062

Re: whats the shortest HST

I believe Virgin used to run 2+5 sets, and sometimes even shorter. And how about... http://www.hondawanderer.com/43042_Moreton-in-Marsh_2008.htm

Steve
by klaatu
Thu May 12, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Waiting for announced new models
Replies: 20
Views: 2919

Re: Waiting for announced new models

I've got the Intercity Swallow on pre-order, but I've just ordered the Virgin while I'm waiting :lol:

Steve
by klaatu
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: What did I miss? Around 1510 today, Scunthorpe?
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: What did I miss? Around 1510 today, Scunthorpe?

It was tomorrow's Channel Coast Express (a pair of WCRC 47s, one on each end) moving to Barnetby.

Steve
by klaatu
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: reverse loop
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: reverse loop

If that loop is too short to accomodate your train with pickups along its' length, then the front end will collide with the back end still entering the loop, and the back end will also prevent the point being changed to let the front of the train out of the loop. True, but sometimes you can have a ...
by klaatu
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Are the Hornby Select and Elite seen as "toy" controllers?
Replies: 22
Views: 7992

Re: Are the Hornby Select and Elite seen as "toy" controllers?

I've got a 180ft layout (awaiting scenery & ballast) & 14 locos. Sorry to go a little off the subject, but do you have any more photos of your layout anywhere? I did a search and found that your layout is 10' x 8'? I'm always interested in seeing layouts of that size, as I have 10' x 9' and...
by klaatu
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Train Length Info.
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Train Length Info.

The Hattons web site is good for this, as they usually have photos with a ruler alongside.

Steve
by klaatu
Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)
Replies: 45
Views: 4962

Re: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)

Prompted by this thread, earlier today I ordered one of these, without taking any notice of the size: http://www.nairnshire-modelling-supplies.co.uk/back-to-back-gauge-for-n-gauge-p-244.html It says it's 7.24mm. All of my stock is recent; does that mean I've bought the wrong gauge? Steve
by klaatu
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Pete Waterman's Latest Aquasistion
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: Pete Waterman's Latest Aquasistion

I hate April 1st.
by klaatu
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Pics fro Ally Pally
Replies: 18
Views: 3207

Re: Pics fro Ally Pally

Jeff-Pieman wrote:The first batch of HST Booksets are on a ship somewhere between China and Britain and are expected to be in the shops in another 4 to 5 weeks time.

One wonders whether Dapol will bother mentioning them for a third time in their magazine adverts as 'coming this month'.

Steve
by klaatu
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Bromsgrove
Replies: 61
Views: 9816

Re: Bromsgrove Models

I was very sorry to read that due to ill health the business is being sold :(

Steve
by klaatu
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Kato Eurostar coach lighting
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Re: Kato Eurostar coach lighting

I hadn't realised until I looked just now that the coaches don't have pickups already fitted. It seems to me that the Eurostar would be quite a bit trickier than the one you show, given the arrangement of the bogies. But I guess it's probably easier to run wires between the coaches, as you suggest, ...
by klaatu
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Kato Eurostar coach lighting
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Kato Eurostar coach lighting

Does anyone know if it's easy or even possible to fit coach lighting to a Kato Eurostar? Kato do LED kits, but I can't work out whether they will fit or not.

Steve
by klaatu
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N'spirations - update
Replies: 25
Views: 5323

Re: N'spirations4

Could we have more on eBay, please? All 20 so far sold out :)

Steve
by klaatu
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: How many units sell
Replies: 30
Views: 2327

Re: How many units sell

You can put me down for one now, whatever it is.

Steve
by klaatu
Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: ESU Ecos 50200 - Up & Running Firmware 3.4.0
Replies: 35
Views: 10436

Re: ESU Ecos 50200 - Now Dynamis Dies !!!!!!

You can get the ECoS a little bit cheaper by buying from Germany, e.g. Modellbahnshop-Lippe, which is where I got mine from. Works out about £500 currently, I think. You'll need a converter for the PSU plug (but I think that when you buy them in the K, they just supply an adapter anyway, with the sa...

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