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by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: long overdue news !!
Replies: 45
Views: 1754

Re: long overdue news !!

Hi Tornado64 - I am generalising in my last post, Humbrol may prove to be an isolated case and I suspect that it may be "product specific". Our suppliers in China do not use locally sourced paint due to terrible quality problems, we insist that a specified global brand is used.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: long overdue news !!
Replies: 45
Views: 1754

Re: long overdue news !!

The Chinese government won't let companies remove tooling made in China. It's happened with other companies. Hornby moved production to China because their profits were falling steeply. Increased production costs in China won't make production costs in the UK lower. Some say they are willing to pay...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dumbarton East and Rothley station in Scotland!!
Replies: 1084
Views: 113762

Re: Dumbarton East and Rothley station in Scotland!!

Hi Ian - personally I find Flickr much easier to use, you can directly link to the correct size of photograph for the forum without changing the original photo properties. it is a straightforward cut and paste job.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: what do you do with your rolling stock?
Replies: 25
Views: 1052

Re: what do you do with your rolling stock?

Because Gateside and Northbridge works strictly to a timetable everything stays exactly where it stands at the end of an operating session.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If I were to build an exhibition layout.....
Replies: 33
Views: 1277

Re: If I were to build an exhibition layout.....

Hi Jim, great advice. Now, not that this is a factor, but do you get paid? I have heard that you can claim expenses. I wouldn't take the p**s but if I could cover fuel that would be nice. Like I say money isn't a motivation as I would do it for nowt!! :) Most exhibition managers offer expenses for ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If I were to build an exhibition layout.....
Replies: 33
Views: 1277

Re: If I were to build an exhibition layout.....

Dan - You say that you do not fancy joining a club but this would be the most effective thing to do, most clubs either organise or particiate in exhibitions and a members layout would usually be most welcome. If you are dead against that then once your layout is complete, take as many photographs of...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Working bicycle in HO
Replies: 18
Views: 5150

Re: Working bicycle in HO

£73 for a starter set of 1 bike and 1.5 metrew of track then £27 a metre (approx) for more track, think I will give it a miss for now, sounds like an expensive gimmick for club layouts.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: double sided adhesive tape 1mm wide
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: double sided adhesive tape 1mm wide

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adhesive-Digitizer-Incredible-Thunderbolt-Sensation/dp/B005GITURA

it often pays to Google these things, took me about 10 seconds after reading htis post.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Real location layouts?
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Real location layouts?

Hi as im building canonbury NLL i was wondering if anyone else has plans to build or are building real locations of their favorite railway station area, be it north, east, south, or west. :) Mark. While Gateside Buchanan Street is not a totally accurate repersentation of Glasgow Buchanan Street due...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Just answer the question!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: Just answer the question!!!!!

To a cetain degree I agree with both initial posters to this thread, one one hand it is good to get a specific answer, if this is not forthcoming then the OP should take ownership of the thread and guide it back on topic by reasserting the purpose of the post and explaining (politely) why the ongoin...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: windsor bridge and pendleton 1982
Replies: 16
Views: 2090

Re: windsor bridge and pendleton 1982

Hi there - Looks a really good concept, best of luck with progress, I look forward to seeing it develop. I am a great fan on Colin Giffords photography of the North West and this layout could show a flavour of that photography.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Spot the Twit
Replies: 20
Views: 1615

Spot the Twit

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8683750.stm

No further comment required really...

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: It is rumoured..
Replies: 30
Views: 1775

Re: It is rumoured..

Many years ago Railway Modeller featured an underground layout, running beneath the floorboards with viewing windows strategically place. Can't remember which year but it was in the April issue . Never let anyone tell you CJF didn't have a sense of humour. John W aka Bufferstop Blimey your going ba...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: marklin going bust?
Replies: 29
Views: 1498

Re: marklin going bust?

I think news of their demise is a little premature, according to the Marklin Users.net site, another German Toy Company, Simba-Dickie is to takeover Marklin. including the Trix and LGB brands Lifted from that site... German Text http://www.spielzeuginte...hen-in-richtung-marklin/ Google translate Fü...

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