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by luckymucklebackit
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))
Replies: 702
Views: 70743

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Cheers Jim - testing it direct off the controller is exactly what I did tonight and it ran perfectly so the Relco looks like it is the problem, it will need to come out! When you place the Bachmann and Hornby class 40s together it is very apparent where the pedigree lies, the Bachmann loco is so muc...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vernier Caliper Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Vernier Caliper Gauge

Less of a bind than calibrating the department's 50metre tape measures against a 22yd stainless steel chain. Surprisingly heavy and impossible to carry single handed without dragging it. Three of us would lift it onto our shoulders and carry from room to room, entering with a shout of "get off...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))
Replies: 702
Views: 70743

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Thanks Timbersurf - will try again with the Relco taken out - oops

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))
Replies: 702
Views: 70743

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Cheers Jim!! I gave the two second hand 40s a trial run this evening, the Bachmann model ran faultlessly, but the Hornby model is more of a problem, it runs fine in once direction but in the other direction it will run about six inches then stop, six inches then stop (and repeat). I turned the loco ...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 322
Views: 24352

Re: Lumsdonia

Instead of a date, try a masonic symbol as a conversation point, they are quite common if you know where to look

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 322
Views: 24352

Re: Lumsdonia

TimberSurf wrote:Sudden thought, it needs a date!


Here are a few for you to choose from

eat-me-dates.jpg
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:D
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vernier Caliper Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Vernier Caliper Gauge

If we want to get into the realms of high pedantry, even the Mitutoyo product is not worth anything unless it has a valid and current calibration certificate. One of the most common breaches of ISO9001 certification I find during an audit is a Vernier Caliper (or similar) that does not have a calibr...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))
Replies: 702
Views: 70743

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Thanks Glencairn! I went to the Glasgow show on Friday and picked up a lot of raw materials to continue the build, bought some of these plaster cast buildings from Ten Commandments models, just need to work out the best way to paint them now, Bargains of the day were that I set out without much hope...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 322
Views: 24352

Re: Lumsdonia

Excellent work Timbersurf, stonework is looking really good already.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model Railways on the BBC Website
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Model Railways on the BBC Website

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-47163833

A very good article indeed, check out the picture where you can scroll between real and model of Alloa station

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Do the increasing prices of model railways effect how much you spend?
Replies: 32
Views: 797

Re: Do the increasing prices of model railways effect how much you spend?

Increasing prices? Went to Model Rail Scotland today (excellent show) Bachmann green class 40 £70, Hornby green class 40 (full DDC TTS sound etc) £55 whistling happily all the way home :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))
Replies: 702
Views: 70743

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

I managed to finish off the vegetation on the embankments tonight which effectively finishes off 80% of the layout, I reprised the fence on the main layout and added a redundant signal, still some small details to add just to finish also some detail to the lower level, I am tempted to add the OHLE, ...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Do the increasing prices of model railways effect how much you spend?
Replies: 32
Views: 797

Re: Do the increasing prices of model railways effect how much you spend?

I simply will not spend top drawer if I can get it second hand, I have a ceiling of £100 for locos that I only breached for the J36 so as the £100+ loc becomes the norm rather than the exception my purchase power diminishes rapidly, I am even considering cancelling my order for the Rails Caley 0-6-0...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 969
Views: 77936

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

glencairn wrote:something that you want to post. :D
Seen on the Panama Canal Railway -- I do not know what they are. Anyone know?
IMG_0874.JPG

Next -- A Wildcard

Glencairn


Double Deck Container carriers

pcrc-atl-5.jpg


Next - more container handling equipment or wagons

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Layout ideas please
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Layout ideas please

saabsandmusic wrote:Thanks, what is the problem with curved points, are they prone to trouble?


My advice would be avoid if you can, however if you are only using small shunting locomotives you just might get away with it.

Jim

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