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by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR blue popularity
Replies: 19
Views: 220

Re: BR blue popularity

It did happen in real life. I have a book which shows a Warship in blue pulling a mixed train of blue grey, maroon and a blood and custard coach in the mix. The older liveried coaches did have a neglected look to them. I believe they were all Mk1's. Definitely not Blood and Custard, it was totally ...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR blue popularity
Replies: 19
Views: 220

Re: BR blue popularity

It did happen in real life. I have a book which shows a Warship in blue pulling a mixed train of blue grey, maroon and a blood and custard coach in the mix. The older liveried coaches did have a neglected look to them. I believe they were all Mk1's. Definitely not Blood and Custard, it was totally ...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 510
Views: 54387

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Great work on the bridge Jim, all coming together really well. This section of your layout is like a layout in itself! Excellent stuff. Jim. Thanks Jim - You are quite correct in saying that it is like a layout in itself - long term plan is to build a separate baseboard and mount the bridge and shu...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: King's Lynn
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: King's Lynn

Posted while sitting in The Maids Head supping Timothy Taylor’s after visiting the station and model shop. Sometimes business travel isn’t that bad after all :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again

Read an interesting comment here https://www.licensingsource.net/hornby-to-step-back-from-thomas-friends/

Anyone know what toy safety age restrictions are being referred to, the existing European regulations date form 2009, why quote this as a reason now?
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Montfort's shunting layout
Replies: 32
Views: 754

Re: Montfort's shunting layout

I am having a similar thoughts on wagon lengths for Allenshaw, sidings have been laid out for the slightly longer wagons. Just need to be aware that I don't breach the Inglenook rules for the maximum number of wagons per siding when I am using the shorter wheelbase wagons. To be a true Inglenook puz...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: King's Lynn
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: King's Lynn

Coincidentally I am heading for Kings Lynn tomorrow on business to do an audit of one of our suppliers, might have some time to have a look around. I notice there are some freight sidings just to the north of the station, do they see much traffic?

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: All Change -- Well Not Quite!
Replies: 79
Views: 1977

Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

One word of caution to anyone using those Hornby "Hydraulic" buffer stops, they were designed for Super 4 track and have not been modified, hence if you are using code 100 the buffer height is much too high and it takes some carving to get right

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 510
Views: 54387

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Hi Mountain - I have seen this applied to several structures in Scotland, it is used where viaducts or other bridges have been built in areas where there is mining subsidence, the most extreme example is the viaduct that carries the Glasgow to Edinburgh main line over the A89 near Newbridge in Midlo...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 510
Views: 54387

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Cheers Montford - your Inglenook is coming one really well too! :)

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First radius
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: First radius

Think the Heljan 05 can negotiate first radius, and it is still on offer at Hattons at £65

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscenes.
Replies: 32
Views: 564

Re: Backscenes.

I have noticed that one of the benefits of the "neutral" backscene is that it can be used to make photoshopping a backscene into place very easy.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 822
Views: 59497

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

The East Lancs Railway

Image

Next - another preserved line

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 510
Views: 54387

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Afternoon everyone, Ex-Pat, Carneham, Glencairn - thanks for the kind comments - I didn't do my usual Friday night post as I was doing that which we all find most boring - ballasting :cry: I also managed to muck this up as I used that cheap PVA from "the Works" mixed 50/50 with water - thi...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: New Hybrid Train
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: New Hybrid Train

Were you thinking of this one https://www.railcar.co.uk/type/battery-multiple-unit/, although this is far, far, away form third rail territory. It still exists at it's original area of operation. 21st century technology - 1950s style!

Jim

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