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by luckymucklebackit
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Accurascale to announce UK OO loco at Warley
Replies: 49
Views: 865

Re: Accurascale to announce UK OO loco at Warley

In the 1960s, I had a Hornby Dublo Deltic, thought it was a great loco In the 1980s, I had two Lima Deltics, I was quite happy with them Now I have a Bachman Deltic and a Heljan DP2, amazing locomotives compared with the earlier models, I don't need that level of perfection that some seek, so sorry ...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Accurascale to announce UK OO loco at Warley
Replies: 49
Views: 865

Re: Accurascale to announce UK OO loco at Warley

Don't understand it myself, the Bachman Loco is a lovely model, this will need to be something unbelievable to better it, yet the frothers on RMweb are already coughing up their cash for examples.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.

Looking forward to see this develop David, it is an interesting plan, my only concern would be the curved points, these can be a source of derailments, as many have found out.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 607
Views: 61402

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Thanks Timbersurf! I quite liked the little Metcalfe hut that I acquired recently and it fitted quite well on the plank, however I had decided that the plank would be a "card finish free zone", so I raided the plasticard junk box and found enough brick and slates to clad the hut, the brick...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol turntable question
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Dapol turntable question

I can check tonight as I have one on the layout at Gateside Shed

Image

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: What sort of couplers are these?
Replies: 17
Views: 459

Re: What sort of couplers are these?

When I bought my Clayton it ran like a dog, so I took the body off to have a look inside the cause was obvious, there was a piece of foam sitting on top of the motor, and when the body was in place this pressed down on the mechanism. I removed the foam and the loco has run sweetly ever since! Only o...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3

While on the subject of announcements, Accurascale will announce a "British Outline Locomotive" at Warley this weekend, there has been the usual outpouring of froth on the other place, a couple of very obscure teasers have been released.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: First 4' x 6' baseboard
Replies: 16
Views: 447

Re: First 4' x 6' baseboard

Yep - that looks OK

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New Layout Ideas - Carstairs Inspired Layout
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: New Layout Ideas

Some info on Carstairs https://web.archive.org/web/20040406163734/http://www.jhowie.force9.co.uk:80/carstairs.htm The 1973 track layout was very flexible and could result in a lot of operating potential. It has been modelled before, some photos of one example here https://www.stroleycentral.co.uk/my...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: First 4' x 6' baseboard
Replies: 16
Views: 447

Re: First 4' x 6' baseboard

Hi Montford a few thoughts/questions - Are you thinking about a 6ft by 4ft solid baseboard? - is this going to be a permanent or portable layout? If the answer to both is yes then I will tell you that it is a heavy and unwieldy piece of timber which will still need a frame to prevent it flexing. If ...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Peeping through the window
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Peeping through the window

She is a bit wrinkly for me but hey......
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3

Did the prototype ever haul a revenue earning train? As far as I know it did one test run to Llandudno, a few test runs over the GCR main line and a few over Shap, it lasted only about a year and a half in existence so not many would have seen the loco.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: As exotic as it gets, EE Gas Turbine 3

Jeez - that has been the joker in every wishlist I have seen, now lets see if the wise guys that asked for it cough up.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 75
Views: 1967

Re: Where's Nessie?

Right, Monfort, right! Well, just when you think it was safe to click on a link to YouTube again, here goes another intolerable Nessie video. Special Thanks to Mountain Goat who graciously sold me this terrific Lima DMU. Having seen so many here, I was developing a serious DMU neurosis. I feel much...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New Layout Ideas - Carstairs Inspired Layout
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: New Layout Ideas

I'm considering having to stop progress on my Port Moon layout and re-design and relay the track work, however I'm struggling to come up with a new track plan. Ive got a space of 11ft x 7ft to play with. DCC control. I'd like a station, engine depot to host a transfer table and a number of sidings ...

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