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by michaelasc
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1127
Views: 216065

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

OK, how about Front End

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Next would be: G
by michaelasc
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1015
Views: 87541

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

E is for EMU

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Next must be F
by michaelasc
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Any comments regarding Farish Princess Coronation and A2's?
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Any comments regarding Farish Princess Coronation and A2's?

Sorry to hear that news. I only have the 2 A2s but I have 4 of the Duchesses. All run fine. In fact, as I mentioned earlier, for me it one of the Duchesses had a loose fitting chassis that failed again on the replacement, which went back for a second replacement. Those were all from the first batch ...
by michaelasc
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 357
Views: 135798

Re: BARGAINS!

DM Toys in Germany have some great offers on Dapol N Gauge right now, particularly some freight wagon specials by Modellbahnunion

https://www.en.dm-toys.de/liste/hersteller/Dapol.html
by michaelasc
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: [N gauge] Dapol metal wheels on Peco kits
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: [N gauge] Dapol metal wheels on Peco kits

I have fitted both Farish and Dapol wheel sets to Peco wagons. Sometimes they stick because of clearances so what I do is put the new wheel set in and then squeeze the two outer sides of the wheel housing together between my thumb and forefinger. I do this quite hard and hold for about 5 seconds the...
by michaelasc
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Any comments regarding Farish Princess Coronation and A2's?
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Any comments regarding Farish Princess Coronation and A2's?

The early batches of the new Coronations were a bit iffy in that several of the motors were not properly attached to the chassis resulting in intermittent stopping. This was fixed in the later batches and those run superbly. I have 3 of them. I have 2 of the A2s and both have no issues whatsoever. M...
by michaelasc
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Arnold Blue Brighton Belle in N Gauge
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Arnold Blue Brighton Belle in N Gauge

DM Toys in Germany are offering the Arnold / Hornby blue Brighton Belle in both DCC and DC versions. https://www.en.dm-toys.de/produktdetails/items/HN3001.html They also have the add-on set: https://www.en.dm-toys.de/produktdetails/items/HN3501.html Are they being re-released? Michael
by michaelasc
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Is Lyddle End coming back
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Is Lyddle End coming back

Its been a while since Hornby released anything for its N gauge Lyddle End range. I'm on a mailing list for a newsletter from DM Toys in Germany, a specialist shop for N Gauge. This morning I received an email telling me about some products under the Arnold range but using the old Lyddle End product...
by michaelasc
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1015
Views: 87541

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

How about 4 blue diesels on a freight with blue wagons too?

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Next up, some blue diesels on shed
by michaelasc
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Best bet for platform surface?
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Best bet for platform surface?

Any ideas for N gauge?
by michaelasc
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1015
Views: 87541

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

How about these three in Flagstaff, Arizona:

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Next picture, multi-liveried locos on the same train
by michaelasc
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Article on Chinese Railways
Replies: 0
Views: 314

Article on Chinese Railways

Just saw this article on Chinese railways on the BBC:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170605-inside-chinas-incredible-train-network
by michaelasc
Tue May 23, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?
Replies: 163
Views: 17875

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Gatwick Express at Stafford

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by michaelasc
Tue May 23, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol or Farish HST?
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: Dapol or Farish HST?

The Dapol HST wins every time for me
by michaelasc
Thu May 11, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1015
Views: 87541

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

How about a blue DMU at Rainhill in April 2016:

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Next, a really dirty, diesel

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