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by GunnerBill
Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: hornby percy and toby dying?
Replies: 23
Views: 2435

Re: hornby percy and toby dying?

I appreciate the financial imperative for making these "Thomas & friends" Models but I wouldn't be sorry to see shot of the whole stupid range of them. :evil:
by GunnerBill
Thu May 20, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: What sort of coaches with this Virgin class 57?
Replies: 6
Views: 1338

Re: What sort of coaches with this Virgin class 57?

Thanks all, the "pretendolino" set from Hornby or just some p'lino coaches in general was what I was considering.

I also like the idea of having my Virgin liveried Deltic (almost finished) just lurking around as a Thunderbird!
by GunnerBill
Wed May 19, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: What sort of coaches with this Virgin class 57?
Replies: 6
Views: 1338

What sort of coaches with this Virgin class 57?

What sort of coaches with this Virgin class 57?

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Coz these ones don't match the paintwork?!

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by GunnerBill
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Best weathering materials for engines?
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: Best weathering materials for engines?

Campaman wrote:I use cheap eyeshadow (Browns, Greens & Greys) from Poundland or Wilkinsons etc instead of the expensive powders, seems to do the same job but at a reduced cost.

Dry brushing acrylics, and cheap artists pastels also play a part.


Good idea, do you buy it yourself though? :oops:
by GunnerBill
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: St Blazey Engine Shed
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: St Blazey Engine Shed

You're right it's a pretty good setup. I like the engine shed, who aid "roundhouses" are gone.

OK it's a semi-round house!
by GunnerBill
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima Deltic twin engine conversion?
Replies: 13
Views: 2155

Re: Lima Deltic twin engine conversion?

Stage one is complete. I've wired the two motors together. Perhaps a bit simpler than above as I've simply turned motor#2 round so it's feed is on the opposite track to motor#1 and wired across each motor to take the appropriate feed. Although at slow speed one motor is a little faster at a good run...
by GunnerBill
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Methods of automaticaly stopping/slowing down trains
Replies: 26
Views: 2509

Re: Methods of automaticaly stopping/slowing down trains

Not a strange subject! I was thinking about the same thing - Useful for drivving a train full tilt into a tunnel and then having it appear sometime later at the other end (as if it had been somewhere else inbetween). I would imagine that the "slow" section would be isolated from the seccti...
by GunnerBill
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: New stock on Sumware
Replies: 60
Views: 14909

Re: New stock on Sumware

I'll have to watch those mould seams on the crews in future Or you could just congratulate your staff for their high standard of turnout and their sharply pressed uniforms? :wink: Seriously though what camera are you using on the pictures? It turns out great closeups and a real sense of depth on th...
by GunnerBill
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons
Replies: 488
Views: 46733

Re: Hattons

Hmmm.... Yet they have managed to respond to several of my email enquiries regarding pre-sales questions in about 15 minutes! Which led me to believe they took email communications seriously! They did? Well that's different, I guess they've set up their Outlook to filter to junk anything with "...
by GunnerBill
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima Deltic twin engine conversion?
Replies: 13
Views: 2155

Re: Lima Deltic twin engine conversion?

All Bachmann's bogie diesel locos have had this style of drive from their entry to the UK OO market in the early 1990's. No they haven't. The original Bachmann Class 45 was fitted with an improved version of the Mainline motor that still had traction tyres fitted. I had two of them. K9-70 Which tra...
by GunnerBill
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: the ghost of nimbus past
Replies: 33
Views: 3429

Re: the ghost of nimbus past

"...feelings of despair, but this is normal for the Northern Line." Too right, I've been there myself. Any particular part of the northern line ? When on daytrips to london I spend the majority of my time just riding on all of those tube routes, Hampstead gave me mixed feelings when going...
by GunnerBill
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima Deltic twin engine conversion?
Replies: 13
Views: 2155

Re: Lima Deltic twin engine conversion?

Bigmet wrote:All Bachmann's bogie diesel locos have had this style of drive from their entry to the UK OO market in the early 1990's.


lol, thanks, I've got a lot of catching up to do!
by GunnerBill
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: LMS Turbomotive would you buy it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2211

Re: LMS Turbomotive would you buy it?

What Hornby might consider is modifying their old Princess tooling and putting the Turbomotive in the Railroad range. I'd imagine, given the fact that it lacks outside motion, it could be sold fairly cheaply. How many Hornby Railroad customers would know what the Turbomotive was, or be interested i...
by GunnerBill
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Two easy new models Bachmann could produce...
Replies: 23
Views: 2790

Re: Two easy new models Bachmann could produce...

Bigmet - yes correct. Sad to say :)

All the non manufacturing issues (shipping/packing) kill the idea rather effectively!
by GunnerBill
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima Deltic twin engine conversion?
Replies: 13
Views: 2155

Re: Lima Deltic twin engine conversion?

Thanks for the info Bigmet. It looks like I'll be able to make some good progress on this project. I'm definitely in it for the fun and it'll be a good job to re-hone my skill on before attempting anything on a new model! I'm interested though in one other comment you made - are the Bachmann diesels...

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