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by luckymucklebackit
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Oh Dear!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Oh Dear!!!

I'm not going to make a judgement on this but I do not believe the driver wanter to do that!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr5EztEPJS8&feature=youtube_gdata_player Look forward to reading the RAIB report for this one, just glad nobody appeared to be hurt and not significant damage done to the ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Terrier's Shed №2 - Now Known as "Forton-on-Sea"
Replies: 431
Views: 45035

Re: Terrier's Shed №2

Belated Congrats on the Marriage! That's a fair old size ship you got there, I may be mistaken as I know nothing really of ships, but the name Corvette (spelling) reminds me of ships helping the atlantic convoys and dropping depth charges and stuff? Might have been in a book I read when I was much ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Cash Convertors/Generator and the like
Replies: 22
Views: 3909

Re: Cash Convertors/Generator and the like

Shaun Wilson wrote:
hiffano wrote:our local cash shop will let you test anything if you ask.

wish my local shop would, that blond behind the counter is stunning. :D


Come, Come now, it is a Pawn shop, not one that sounds similar (as in Hardcore Pawn on TV)
:lol:
Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: That Friday feeling...
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: That Friday feeling...

Boxcar Willie wrote:......the whole assembly gallops round like an sheik's horse on the way home from the chemist's. ..... :wink:


Going to steal that one, love it!!!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Allenik TMD 80's to present day Diesel OO layout
Replies: 69
Views: 7060

Re: Allenik TMD 80's to present day Diesel OO layout

Outstanding modelling, out of interest how many locomotives do you have?

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Didcot Pollen E 84497-84500, now VAT Incl. from Shapeways
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: Didcot Pollen E 84497-84500, now VAT Incl. from Shapeway

Wonder if that "Frosted Ultra Detail (FUD)" was so named with a bit of tongue in cheek, that Acronym is used to describe someone who is a bit stupid (among other things) up here in Scotland.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: When we actually made locomotives?
Replies: 35
Views: 1769

Re: When we actually made locomotives?

The Germans have another subtle method of ensuring that industry stays within their borders. For 13 years to 1999 I worked for the German tyre company Continental, my job was made redundant when they closed the factory on the outskirts of Edinburgh with production being transferred to low cost count...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 582
Views: 59560

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Hi all Just a quick text update, the control panel for Northbridge East hasbeen completed, so I can get on with the scenic work shortly. Very unusually for me the new panel was built in a systematic fashion, which bore fruit as a diode matrix using 12 diodes to work 10 points from 8 push to make swi...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: BR coach formation
Replies: 16
Views: 1654

Re: BR coach formation

Generally speaking, The brake 2nd was usually directly behind the loco because it was not a through coach for passengers. That would be followed by either a full 1st or a 1st/2nd composite. After that it depends on the nature of the train...not all had restaurant or buffet facilities. The centre of...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: BR coach formation
Replies: 16
Views: 1654

Re: BR coach formation

Hi Locohunter - as with all queries regarding coaches and train formations, I would recommend registering for the BR Coaching stock Yahoo group http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/BRCoachingStock/ . Robert Carroll has assembled an amazing amount of info, including actual BR stock formation registe...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: NATIONALIZATION 1948
Replies: 33
Views: 1599

Re: NATIONALIZATION 1948

I've always wondered if they ever misspelled "Britsih Railwyas" on any of those locos?! They famously got the later BR crest wrong, this was originally produced in left and right hand versions so that the lion always faced forward, but a dispute with the College of Arms meant that BR was ...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: NATIONALIZATION 1948
Replies: 33
Views: 1599

Re: NATIONALIZATION 1948

40106 never received blue livery right up to withdrawal, sometimes locos got so far past the mass repaint that they became celebrities, and staff would then do what they can to keep them that way.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Painting the Roof
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: Painting the Roof

Old Man Phil wrote:And dont forget, for the night mail you need a class 40 in green, say No. 326. :D


Front coach will be a Mainline LMS all steel BG, followed by an LMS sorting van

http://postalheritage.org.uk/page/greattrainrobbery
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 110 is a pleasunt surprise!!
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: Class 110 is a pleasunt surprise!!

Agree with Bufferstop, I would definately fit some extra pickups. I had one of these and it ran superbly on clean track, but if the wheels got even slightly dirty and the track was less than 100% clean it stuttered badly.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Painting the Roof
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: Painting the Roof

Prototypically, the mailbag collection apparatus was gone about twenty years before the parcel red livery arrived. However, to repaint I would mask off the sides then lightly spray either a clear coat or a matching red colour to the exposed edges of the masking tape. This seals the edges to allevia...

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