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by michaelasc
Thu May 11, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1123
Views: 215548

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

How about this from my Preston layout:
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Next, let's have an engine shed
by michaelasc
Thu May 04, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Categorising Layout Detail Level (on the Lumsdonia scale)
Replies: 21
Views: 1482

Re: Categorising Layout Detail Level (on the Lumsdonia scale)

Let's all be grateful for each other no matter where we are on the skills level. Take, for example, someone learning the piano. We can all admire and compliment someone who can play anything, anything at all. Only a handful are going to end up playing with an orchestra or somewhere like the Royal Al...
by michaelasc
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: New GF Castle class
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: New GF Castle class

My final remark in my previous post was a bit tongue-in-cheek. But just about half an hour ago I got a phone call from Hattons to say that they've checked six other GF Castles and can't find one that doesn't make the grinding noise that I complained about :( So they're refunding my money and postag...
by michaelasc
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: New GF Castle class
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: New GF Castle class

Mine ordered from same supplier and waiting for it to arrive. Will let you know what its like.

I truly hope it will be OK as I'm in the US and its a pain to ship back to UK
by michaelasc
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Looking for parts
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Looking for parts

m.levin wrote:Is it not possible to make one if you can't find any?


Maybe, although they are rather unique couplers that move left and right as the train negotiates corners. I'll have to try this if I can't locate any
by michaelasc
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Looking for parts
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Looking for parts

I recently bought one of the Hobbytrain [KATO] 1400 SBB-CFF RAE II 6-car DMU on EBay. My fault but I managed to break one of the couplers. Does anyone know where I can find these or perhaps you have an old set with a non-working power car or maybe just one or two coaches that you would be willing to...
by michaelasc
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Fox Transfers - great service
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Fox Transfers - great service

I would like to say a public thank you and well done to Fox Transfers. On Saturday last I ordered several 2mm nameplates and somehow, by mistake, I managed to also include a 4mm nameplate. They picked up on this mismatch and contacted me via email to ask whether I had meant to do this. Obviously I h...
by michaelasc
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Ballast
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Ballast

TimberSurf wrote:You half pints have to use N gauge ballast and a "mortar and pestle" :D

Sounds like the name of a railway station in Devon
by michaelasc
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Ballast
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Ballast

Ex-Pat wrote:A popular school of thought is to use N gauge ballast for 00 gauge, and I used N gauge ballast from Cheltenham Model Centre.


Oh my, so what should we N gauge modelers do
by michaelasc
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: LOCO DETAIL
Replies: 12
Views: 850

Re: LOCO DETAIL

I basically agree with what has said. I tend to collect one each of the new models and in most cases keep them as a collection. However, the locos and coaches that I run and run and run are usually picked up second-hand, perhaps without a box, then I can rename and renumber at will to give me my wor...
by michaelasc
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Scale Trains Rivet Counter
Replies: 0
Views: 353

Scale Trains Rivet Counter

Just came across this new company in the USA called Scale Trains who make a rivet counter series. One of the first is a HO and N scale version of the Union Pacific Gas Turbine Here's a link to a video review. All I can say is it is simply outstanding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax5Z-0JUu9I They...
by michaelasc
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Plan for £30m Salford to Trafford heritage railway proposed
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Plan for £30m Salford to Trafford heritage railway proposed

I'm somewhat torn between the two options. I know that area and it is a shame such an iconic bridge is disused. What I'd really like to see is a heritage / revamped railway offering both a tourist and commuter based service using some of our older locos, steam and diesel.This might well mean investi...
by michaelasc
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Where are all the new models
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: Where are all the new models

Thanks everyone for the replies. Looks like the lack of models from the standard shops is pushing the prices up on the second hand market. When I look on EBay and see folks asking current prices for old models I shake my head. I won't pay those prices for a second-hand, non-warrantied model that I h...
by michaelasc
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1123
Views: 215548

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

End2end wrote:And the next photo will have...
Retaining wall ends blended into the scenery.
Thanks
End2end


How about this:
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And the next photo will have...
A Black 5 passing under a road bridge
by michaelasc
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Cats and outdoor railways!!!!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: Cats and outdoor railways!!!!!!!!

How about these "little" guys in Mexico? Body is around 60 cm and tail another 75 cm, very friendly though and will take nibbles by hand

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