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by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If you were a model railway manufacturer, what would you make?
Replies: 61
Views: 895

Re: If you were a model railway manufacturer, what would you make?

First thing is to bear in mind that they are one of the few Model Railway Manufacturers who haven't had a takeover or got into financial problems over the 60 years or so they've been trading Am I correct in thinking that Peco now owns Ratio, Wills, K & M trees and Model Scene? Their ranges and ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Archive loco allocation site
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Archive loco allocation site

Hi Burnie - welcome to the forum. Another good steam resource is http://www.whathappenedtosteam.com/ this is Peter Hands site and is an on-line version of the little books that he published many years ago describing the withdrawal and scrapping of steam locomotives, it is a fascinating site Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 449
Views: 49194

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Thanks Guys - Yes Jim the loco is a Heljan model, it is also a really good runner, nice to see the Jackshaft going round! :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 449
Views: 49194

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

So three weeks of inactivity due to travelling, being at the caravan and that horror of horrors - working in the garden. We had a new fence installed and this had to be painted, Ronseal Medium Oak looks close to the colour of the Forth Bridge and it felt like I was painting it! Talking of bridges, I...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Flying Scotsman steam sets off London Victoria fire alarm
Replies: 16
Views: 282

Re: Flying Scotsman steam sets off London Victoria fire alarm

Try looking out of the window on a TGV or ICE on the continent, nothing to see but the big soundproofing barriers! :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: New / Old

Hi Dublo - The old Hornby Dublo just oozes character, love to see these old display layouts. I recognize many of the stuff you have, definitely remember having that signal box - totally indestructible!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Flying Scotsman steam sets off London Victoria fire alarm
Replies: 16
Views: 282

Re: Flying Scotsman steam sets off London Victoria fire alarm

This has happened multiple times at the low level Argyle Street when diesels pass through the station, think there is a rule now that diesels must coast through the station.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Coppenhall Goods (Late Crest) 00
Replies: 29
Views: 2092

Re: Coppenhall Goods (Late Crest) 00

Really high standard of modelling there, like this layout a lot.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 785
Views: 53223

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

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Prestonpans May 2nd 2005, 90027 pauses on an Edinburgh to North Berwick working while an unidentified class 91 speeds past on a London to Edinburgh espress.

Next - anyone got a Gas Turbine photo?

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue May 29, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 268
Views: 118810

Re: BARGAINS!

Hattons Heljan Summer Sale now on folks. http://www.hattons.co.uk/NewsDetail.aspx?id=294&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=NewsletterHeljanSummerSale I've just order an 05 to replace my ailing 04. It's just what I've been looking for. Half RRP at £69. 05 ordered - D258...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue May 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are Model Shows Worth Visiting?
Replies: 47
Views: 877

Re: Are Model Shows Worth Visiting?

It depends what you go for. The last exhibition I attended (last weekend) I had no great expectations of the standard of layout and I was not greatly surprised, only one 00 layout and it was poor. I went because there were traders from England who do great 2nd hand deals and I was not disappointed. ...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun May 20, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 449
Views: 49194

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

It wouldn't be the southern coach would it Jim? He know he's wrong as he walks away whistling!! Jim :oops: It would :D But it is quite prototypical. Bought the coach yesterday as a nice conversation piece. When BR started making the 4-CEP and 4-BEP units they requisitioned Mk1 coaches from the Scot...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun May 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 449
Views: 49194

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

The 15:10 to Dundee waits for the road with 61026 "Ourebi" at the head

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Lets see if anyone bites :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun May 20, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 449
Views: 49194

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Just back from a nice weekend at the Caravan and as a bonus there was a railway exhibition in the nearby town of Troon, layouts weren't bad, but there was not much 00 gauge. There was however a couple of good traders and I picked up two Peco Streamline points for the inglenook project for £7, also p...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun May 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 742
Views: 41398

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Looks great Jim - the rails make a great detail.

Jim

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