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by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3

Did the prototype ever haul a revenue earning train? As far as I know it did one test run to Llandudno, a few test runs over the GCR main line and a few over Shap, it lasted only about a year and a half in existence so not many would have seen the loco.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3

Jeez - that has been the joker in every wishlist I have seen, now lets see if the wise guys that asked for it cough up.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: Where's Nessie?

Right, Monfort, right! Well, just when you think it was safe to click on a link to YouTube again, here goes another intolerable Nessie video. Special Thanks to Mountain Goat who graciously sold me this terrific Lima DMU. Having seen so many here, I was developing a serious DMU neurosis. I feel much...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New Layout Ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: New Layout Ideas

I'm considering having to stop progress on my Port Moon layout and re-design and relay the track work, however I'm struggling to come up with a new track plan. Ive got a space of 11ft x 7ft to play with. DCC control. I'd like a station, engine depot to host a transfer table and a number of sidings ...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: What sort of couplers are these?
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: What sort of couplers are these?

Hi Chops, closer examination of the loco would suggest that the coupling has not been fitted, all the pipework has been applied instead suggesting that it has been someones display model, you would probably have to remove much of the gubbins from the bufferbeam to fit the coupling as it gets in the ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 582
Views: 59555

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Cracking job Jim, the paintwork finish is second to none, you must be very pleased with the outcome, 'I would be'. Jim. Thanks Jim, yes I am very pleased with that one, and it is spurring me on to do more, next small project underway tonight is to take the small Metcalf office that you can see in s...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 29
Views: 340

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

That's Better

jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Motorised Carriage
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Motorised Carriage

I have an incomplete beavertail observation car kit that would have addressed that, it is made entirely from clear plastic, it was meant to be painted with the windows left clear, never go round to building it though

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: Tinwald workbench

Regarding Shunters marks, I know this site is not specifically for that but is is the proverbial gold mine for all things wagons and vans - https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/paulbartlettsrailwaywagons

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 29
Views: 340

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

You have also re-introduced that clearance issue at the entrance to the yard - beware of this especially when using small radius curves. If you have something parked on the main line and then run a loco into the yard it will probably side swipe

jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: New member
Replies: 16
Views: 132

Re: New member

Hi Lamplighter - welcome to the forum, I am also working on a shunting plank (see link on signature - go to the last few posts), A plank can be made into a really interesting layout, :)

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: Tinwald workbench

Excellent weathering, I too would love to invest in an airbrush and compressor, but I continually put it off, have you tried the Matt Aerosols available form Halfords, they do a Dark (camouflage) brown and a khaki which are excellent for dusting to give a general dirty appearance, also the pound sho...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 963
Views: 46002

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Hi Geoff - would it not be better to add a square of plasticard then drill through, this would allow the shoulder to sit tight against a flat surface rather than protruding.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sales query
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Sales query

Just to add a couple of potential selling methods if you do not like Ebay, try Gumtree or Facebook's market place section at that stage, as you can avoid the fees and other red tape that has been known to cause grief.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 582
Views: 59555

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

OMG I want one!! Brilliant work!! Best bit of kit bashing I've seen Thanks Phat Controller - yes I was really pleased the way that this one worked out, just need to finish off the Ratio water tank now and that is most of the big jobs finished, a final application of scatter and static grass in the ...

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