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by luckymucklebackit
Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 26 how far south
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

Re: Class 26 how far south

Photograph I dug up this morning of the two class 26s at Preston Station, Saturday 24th April 1992.
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Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: It's my railway I run what I want
Replies: 86
Views: 4314

Re: It's my railway I run what I want

That reminds me Ian, i've had a plan to paint up a Terrier in BR Coal Sector colours for ages... 8) 8) http://www.freewebs.com/meadowlandsamrc/Coal%20sector%20terrier.JPG Chris P This is a J35 from the strategic reserve, secretly photographed in the 1990s.. http://www.jhowie.f9.co.uk/j35railfreight...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 510
Views: 54389

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Thanks Clive - The Guttering is Evergreen 1.5mm half round Styrene strip, supported where necessary. The down pipes are 1.5mm copper tube, with small sectons of 1.5mm inside diameter tube sleeved over the top to look like joins and bent and soldered where required, if you really want to see a gutter...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Freelance Diesel shunter
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Re: Freelance Diesel shunter

Some great stuff there - The "railbus" would make an interesting modelling project for someone!!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 510
Views: 54389

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

A cheeky snipe bid on Ebay today netted three Peco points for £11.50 so the project 2013 I mentioned is now going ahead, still need one left hand point and some lengths of track to complete but i don't see that being a problem. Couple of Diagrams to show what I am doing Northbridge Control Panel lar...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Services/rolling stock at Leicester late 1980 - early 1990
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Services/rolling stock at Leicester late 1980 - early 19

HI Garret - have a trawl through this site http://www.timewarp.abelgratis.com/ch/classic.html It may take you some time to find what you are looking for, but it will be fun. There is a massive amount of data shouwing which locomotive ran with which train.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Heritage Line Layout-Named at last P9 /
Replies: 155
Views: 40235

Re: Heritage Line Layout another 100mm

Hi John - That looks very ingenious indeed"" - If youwanted it a bit longer you could incorporate a drop down 45 degree gusset that bears on teh side of the cabinet, that could give you sufficient support for another foor or so.

Great stuff

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rayne St, Fictional N-Gauge Layout - Update 22/01/13
Replies: 131
Views: 23790

Re: Rayne St, Fictional N-Gauge Layout - Update 22/01/13

Hi Steve - The layout is looking really great, that is my kind of layout (as you might expect). Those last two views realy give a great impression of distance. Thank God I didn't get into N gauge when I returned to the hobby, lord only knows what sort of convoluted track plan I would have ended up w...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Travel Warning for the Northwest
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Travel Warning for the Northwest

Unfortunately for all it was a class 47 that has derailed and the fuel tank punctured. There is a video here of the fire-fighting efforts http://www.itv.com/news/granada/story/2013-01-23/train-derails-in-manchester/#video-firefighters-tackle-blaze-on-derailed-train_150767 . Unlikely that 47500 will ...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model Railway on TV tonight
Replies: 23
Views: 1376

Re: Model Railway on TV tonight

Well I thought it was a good programme, entertaining and a reasonably balanced views. Pity though it only brushed over the recent developments in the hobby, made no mention of the later commercial and technical changes such as the general move to China for manufacturing with the associated improveme...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving point switch blade contact
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Improving point switch blade contact

flying scotsman123 wrote:Anyone got any ideas what to use for the old hornby points, as the whole thing moves, rather than just the lower half as with odern ones


Go with the wire bridging between the two rails as described above, it will work just the same for old Hornby points.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving point switch blade contact
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Improving point switch blade contact

Hi On Insulated frog points you can add two Hornby digital clips (8232) per point. These make a connection between stock rail and the adjacent closure rail. These then remove reliance on the actual point switch blade making connection onto its stock rail when closed together. These are designed to ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: tanks
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Re: tanks

I think that the Warflat was the standard tank transportion vehicle in WW2, there is an extensive description of these vehicles here http://www.railalbum.co.uk/railway-wagons/military/index.htm Matador Models do kits of Military related vehicles http://www.matadormodels.co.uk/xtrain/lists%20train.ht...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Salt wagons
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: Salt wagons

DCL wagons remained in use well into the diesel era. I forget the name of the video but theres a cracking sequence of a class 17 on a rake in the suburbs of Edinburgh in the late 60. In the north midlands they had pretty much dissapeared by 1960. Due to the nature of the product, salt wagons were a...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: railway art thread
Replies: 37
Views: 6349

Re: railway art thread

Thanks for viewing and your history of Blackpool Central Station, Tornado. In its heyday (the station no longer exists) it had 14 platforms, reflecting the towns importance has a holiday destination. 265px-Blackpool_central_railway_station1818598_f45c256b (265x156).jpg If you were to stand where th...

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