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by luckymucklebackit
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Mallards Aniversary
Replies: 56
Views: 4066

Re: Mallards Aniversary

Oh - and while we are on the subject, did anyone see the One Show on BBC1 last night? They has a little piece about Mallard, followed by Rod Stewart symbolically pulling a signal lever to prompt Bittern being propelled onto the turntable in the NRM to complete the line up of the A4s. It was what cam...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Mallards Aniversary
Replies: 56
Views: 4066

Re: Mallards Aniversary

I think a large slice of reality pie is needed for some enthusiasts, we are in the middle of one of the worst recessions in history and there is very little money, either private, government or corporate available for what many see as low priority projects. We should therefore be grateful that there...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Kimbolton Station
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Re: Kimbolton Station

I am building an at scale 00 gauge layout of Kimbolton Station. I have reference material from Branchlines around Huntingdon (Middleton Press); Railways of Huntingdonshire by Eric Sawford; The arrival of the Midland Railway at kimbolton by John Slack; Lens of Sutton photographs; station building pl...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Profi points instruction translation
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Profi points instruction translation

You could try contacting them by email - info@fleischmann.de, might be able to help you.
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby P2 #2001 "C0ck of the North"
Replies: 92
Views: 14580

Re: Hornby P2 #2001 "C**k of the North"

Makes you wonder what the internal politics were that saw these powerful locos sidelined and deemed unsuitable for the war effort (such as to the point they were rebuilt mid-WW2) when Victorian 0-6-0s were revived at this period as suitable. That was probably down to a lack of maintenance resources...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Looking for BR Mk1 coach reference material
Replies: 15
Views: 2225

Re: Looking for BR Mk1 coach reference material

Thanks for the information and links. The Keith Parkin book's price on Amazon is just a bit out of my budget at £95 :shock: but I'll keep an eye out for it in second-hand shops. There are some useful links on the Wikipedia page, this one - http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/brmark1 - looks to have so...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Windmill
Replies: 20
Views: 1531

Re: Windmill

I have a windmill scratch-built from matchsticks. Its based on a post mill with round-house. PICT2571 (640x480).jpg I modelled it in OO (1/76 scale) taking dimensions from photos found on the internet. It is rather a large model! The sails move via a clockwork mechanism. Here it is as viewed on my ...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Honk Your Horns. Bachmann is doing Chuggington.
Replies: 9
Views: 1916

Re: Honk Your Horns. Bachmann is doing Chuggington.

Always though Chuggington was a questionable choice of name for a kids show, then again it is probably my warped mind :twisted:
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Purchasing 'new' items
Replies: 22
Views: 1240

Re: Purchasing 'new' items

If the manufacturer changes the part number when they change the specification then the onus is on the retailer and purchaser. The retailer should clearly show the part number, and the purchaser must ensure that this is the part number of loco that you want by checking catalogues, magazines ets. How...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Extreme Trains
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Extreme Trains

I have watched several of the programmes in this series, the photography and content is quite good, but the rather typical American overenthusiastic exhuberence of presenter Matt Bown becomes waring after a while.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Virgin Trains Advert
Replies: 16
Views: 1245

Virgin Trains Advert

ANyone seen the latest Virgin Trains advert, starts off at Glasgow Central, appears to cut to Crewe for the shots inside the train, then some country scenes, Runcorn Viaduct and another station that I cannot identify.

See it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkklzY3LpKU

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Textuerd Paint
Replies: 14
Views: 2528

Re: Textuerd Paint

I used Sandtex quite sucessfully for platform surfaces in the past, unfortunately you cant seem to get the tester tubs in the textured range any more.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Second Board...
Replies: 70
Views: 10324

Re: Second Board...

Lifes a bummer sometimes, I have resigned myself to the fact that posting what I think is a major bit of progress without incurring comment (negative or positive) as part of forum life.
Dont get discouraged, watch the view count rise and you know that folk are taking interest.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2013 MRE Wishlist Results Published
Replies: 8
Views: 546

2013 MRE Wishlist Results Published

https://www.model-railways-live.co.uk/News/663/Results_for_the_Wishlist_Poll_2013 Some weird choices here, I wouldn't have imagined that the BR standard 77XXX would have had much of a following outwith South West Scotland where most locomotives spent thier active career, and still no mention of a p...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Favourite wagon
Replies: 45
Views: 2294

Re: Favourite wagon

I have a couple of heavily weathered PO mineral wagons, I really shouldn't have, as the vast majority of PO wagons were taken into BR stock during WWII and a large number of these were subsequently scrapped around 1952 and all had gone by the end of the 1950s/early 1960s. Layouts like mine set in th...

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