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by brit-in-bama
Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: N - Moggington - It's like Christmas!
Replies: 51
Views: 10880

Re: N - Moggington - It's like Christmas!

free stuff is always good, and those two little black o6o locomotives are minitrix, I had one way back in 1978, it came with the minitrix goods set, and a small oval of track, this was the start of my n-gauge adventure when I was a student in Manchester as my bed-sit was teeny-tiny, but sadly thats ...
by brit-in-bama
Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Live US webcam. Addictive!
Replies: 27
Views: 2239

Re: Live US webcam. Addictive!

The length of some of the trains you see on it is ridiculous! You wouldn't want to be someone driving up to the crossing and get caught by the lights! when I visited my uncle in Canada in 87 and worked with him for a few days on his truck, we were late one morning and got to the local railroad cros...
by brit-in-bama
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 00 scale lorries
Replies: 119
Views: 42109

Re: 00 scale lorries

as memory serves me Jim they were "everywhere" as I recall, my local UNIGATE dairy had a whole fleet of them so did the post office and almost every carrier I ever used (including securicor), we also had two at the engineering shop I worked for, and they were as ubiquitous as the mk2 trann...
by brit-in-bama
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Layout of the year 2010 last week to nominate!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 2668

Re: Layout of the year 2010

I have to agree with Buzz, I find it impossible to have a top one or two, or ten, as each is unique, I am amazed by the quality of all of them, they all deserve a blue ribbon.
by brit-in-bama
Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Atlas GP38
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: Atlas GP38

Zunnan I used to see the real beasts daily, as they ran only 20ft away from our factory, you could feel the steel columns vibrating as they rumbled past, and as for the models I have to agree that being used to hornby and europe stuff I was quite impressed with the quality of the deign and running o...
by brit-in-bama
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Thick foam base
Replies: 15
Views: 9345

Re: Thick foam base

Don't confuse it with white Expanded Polystyrene. I agree they are completely different, ours was the blue stuff, and about 10 times more dense than EPS and at a quick glance you can tell the difference as the rigid foam has no bubbles in it, when picked and crushed between the fingers it turns to ...
by brit-in-bama
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Thick foam base
Replies: 15
Views: 9345

Re: Thick foam base

I installed home theaters for a couple of years in Miami, this high density foam was used in the walls and roof for sound deadening, it appears more rigid than what it actually is, it also warps over time if not properly supported, its main drawback for us was that some glues dissolve it, and when t...
by brit-in-bama
Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1363
Views: 195715

Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

How do you get a bike tire around the base of an 8 meter lamp post? it aint that hard jim, as a teenager we used to manage it all the time, but those tall ones on a duel carriageway are a lot harder, there was one post on "Amounderness way" in "Layton" (Blackpool) that we tried ...
by brit-in-bama
Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 70 Ooops
Replies: 107
Views: 13810

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Some suggested names for this class. LEGO BOX MECHANO KIT FUGGELY SCRAP-SKIP OAMCLI (only a mother could love it) G.E. "WILDEBEEST" (a racehorse designed by a committee) CYCLOPS (one eyed monster) F.B.C (freightliner "bouncy class") ANGLE-BANGER (even the curved roof is made of ...
by brit-in-bama
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Digitrax DCC with Sound Mysteriously Cheap??
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Digitrax DCC with Sound Mysteriously Cheap??

DN144PS SoundFX, Motor and 4 Function Decoder Yes as locoworks stated it is made for the U.S market, and is priced over here at $49.00 usd (35 gbp), but it does use "wav" files so "technically" these can be changed using the software download free from the digitrax site, seen a f...
by brit-in-bama
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling
Replies: 61
Views: 16852

Re: Inexpensive Key Component to Railway Modelling

2 years, surles the water is cold by now! Over here in Alabama they only serve "iced" tea, and look at you very strange when you ask for "hot" tea, and even then it tastes like rancid dishwater, so weak its almost a fortnight, its taken me 10 loooooooooong years to get the mothe...
by brit-in-bama
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Paved turnouts
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Re: Paved turnouts

Take a look at Blackpool tramways, the track system was based on railway stuff, both for cost and availability, and most of the points and curves are fairly soft because of the use of trams in-tandem (such as the coronation sets) all points were buried or paved along the entire sea front, and especi...
by brit-in-bama
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: HELP!!! layout plans gone blank
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Re: HELP!!! layout plans gone blank

(from an engineers point of view) Basically what you are asking people to do is build you a ship to those outside dimensions, and your only stipulation is that it wont sink! first, what scale do you want to model in, 00/n/0,? as this will determine both tracks and flow of the radius of bends, do you...
by brit-in-bama
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: illuminated writing on factory chmneys
Replies: 25
Views: 2238

Re: illuminated writing on factory chmneys

hi tuxychuff I tried to do something similar many years ago (late eighties), with not too much success, the main problem seamed to be using clear plastic (Acrylic, perspex,) or glass, as the light (where ever fed from) does not illuminate the letters, except from the cut sides, the front of the lett...
by brit-in-bama
Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Bridge (The Yeoveney & Colnbridge Railway) - JOGLE
Replies: 686
Views: 93175

Re: The Bridge - the end? No its not what you think!

hi and hello, I am a noobi and will introduce myself in the appropriate thread, but having read this thread from the beginning to end, may I suggest the name " Yeoveney Bridge " as this seems to fit what I see, and you do have a bridge, it also looks an authentic name when placed on a sign...

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