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by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Waton - N gauge challenge
Replies: 404
Views: 66847

Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Nice work with the signals there, cannot imagine what it must be like to work in "N", as I am building some 00 gantries and they are small enough for my hands and eyesight!!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 669
Views: 68059

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Horror Shock Probe - Drunkenness at Gateside and Vice at Northbridge!!! Bought some Faller figures, falling right into the cliche of the Glasgow Drunk. The scenario is that a return football special has just arrived at Gateside, offloading the drunken fans http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7312/97769604...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone else a little bored with the model railway norm?
Replies: 166
Views: 10966

Re: Anyone else a little bored with the model railway norm?

If you want the ultimate in "different" try and get hold of some old Railway Modellers from the 1970s and 80s that feature Mike Sharman's layout. He had broad guage, standard gauge and narrow gauge mixed up on one layout with some weird and wonderful locomotives. Everything was hand built ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Removing Rail Joiners on N Scale Peco Setrack
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: Removing Rail Joiners on N Scale Peco Setrack

Short and sweet reply - Yes!! Or even just solder the feed directly to the rail.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: card kit tips
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

Re: card kit tips

Hi all, I have got myself some metcalfe card kits - houses and some scalescenes brick paper for some jobs on the layout - also thinking about some wordsworth kits if all goes well with others - cutting out all of the bits last time i tried drove me up the all :lol: anyway i was just wondering what ...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Newbie layout idea - am I being too adventurous?
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: Newbie layout idea - am I being too adventurous?

Try and get a hold of "Plans for Small Layouts" by C.J. Freezer, there is a 6 x 4 layout in that book which might interest you, old CJ described it as the most that could be packed into a 6 x 4.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 91 question
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: Class 91 question

Just tag a HST powercar on instead of the DVT, thats how they ran when first introduced in the late 80's. In that formation the 91 was still the main power unit drawing power from the wires, the HST power car was only supposed to be used for generating electrical power for air conditioning, lightin...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 91 question
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: Class 91 question

Why don't you pull the 91 and its set round by a class 67 as a "drag" diverted via a non electrified route? Happens reasonably frequently.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: loft layout in oo gauge. 15x11ft
Replies: 8
Views: 2007

Re: loft layout in oo gauge. 15x11ft

Hi Axel - welcome to the forum, as a fan of big layouts I look forward to watching your project developing. Hope you have budgeted this one well, as I look at it the pointwork alone is going to cost you in excess of £600. As someone who has started "big" projects in the past and seen them ...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Terminology Misunderstood
Replies: 12
Views: 876

Re: Terminology Misunderstood

Wouldn't fritter your time and money away on that :D, you could easily make a hash (brown) of it.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 68 - coming soon
Replies: 44
Views: 4593

Re: Class 68 - coming soon

Seems there is going to be a change of plan here, for class 68 read class 88. Cant quite work out f this is in addition to the class 68s or a full blow replacement

http://mainlinediesels.net/index.php?nav=1000001&lang=en&id=5382&action=shownews

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: irish railways
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: irish railways

Remember spending a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon at Dublin Connolly Station back in 1995 or thereabouts, took a load of photographs which I must dig out sometime. I ca recall going to the barrier and seeing a big sign "Absolutely no admittance without a valid ticket or platform ticket", ...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: 00 attic layout
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: 00 attic layout

WakeyRail2.jpg Any thoughts on my attic design? I'm 10months into this project, all baseboards are built and I've laid around half of the track. Each square is 10cm to give you an idea of the size. It's all Hornby set track with 4 pieces of flex to join some awkward corners. It will be DCC controll...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone Seen This......
Replies: 174
Views: 15039

Re: Anyone Seen This......

I bought a couple myself. The coaches seem fine for the money ( 5euro), and I may repaint them into Irish livery. But they would also look fine with a bit of weathering. Quick question: would it be feasible to have them running in a mixed rake with Blue/Grey Mk2's? Absolutely, the mark IIs started ...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Backscene
Replies: 10
Views: 3034

Re: Backscene

I have used panoramic photographs from Flickr with good effect, (see the last page of my layout thread, link in the signature). I just asked the owners permission and they were quite happy for me to print the photographs off. One thing worth considering is how to mount these. I printed them on a las...

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