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by luckymucklebackit
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 824
Views: 59616

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

Continuing the foreign theme.

Image

Just back from Finland, where I snapped this old beauty at Karis.

Any other foreign steam locos?

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscenes.
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Backscenes.

I have a mix of Brian Sherriff, Peco and some created from photographs, and you cannot beat the local photographs. I was fortunate in that I was able to get appropriate ones form some Websites about Glasgow in the 1960s, and some up-to-date ones of Edinburgh, but since the views have hardly changed ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Alex3410 - My Railway
Replies: 303
Views: 33679

Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Looking good Alex, can't remember ever having that number of brand new points at once, everything I had was built up from small batches (and a lot of second hand) :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 513
Views: 54533

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

As seems to be the norm just now, progress is very slow, but I did get up to the loft last night for a couple of hours, this resulted the electrics being completed and the plank tested, all seems to be working as expected. I boxed in the uncoupler levers so that they look a little less heath robinso...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Building a small shunting layout
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: Building a small shunting layout

Montfort wrote:I use plywood or chipboard for my baseboards. I drew a few track plans for my new layout:

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On first impressions I would go with "B" - it has a nice flow about it.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Building a small shunting layout
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: Building a small shunting layout

End2end wrote:*gulp* I didn't realise they were so expensive. :shock:
Thanks
End2end


And the live frog versions are a nightmare to wire up :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Setting up a new layout
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Setting up a new layout

Hi - It will depend on how much direct sunlight reaches the layout. I recently dismantled a display layout that sat in the foyer of a care home for about five years and there was considerable fading to the card buildings that received the direct sunlight, however that was a fairly severe example. If...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Returning to the hobby and looking for suggestions.
Replies: 22
Views: 347

Re: Returning to the hobby and looking for suggestions.

Agree with Mountain on that configuration, couple of things to check before proceeding is make sure the garage is wind and watertight, is it going to be shared with a car? If so think about the consequences of introducing a hot wet car into a garage where a layout is set up and if the weather will g...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 513
Views: 54533

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Hi Burnie - thanks for your comment - big enough, well yes, high enough, definitely not. Not a lot of work being done as I am back in travelling mode, next week I can tick off rail travel in yet another country, as I am due to take the train from Helsinki Airport to Turku in Finland.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Building a small shunting layout
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: Building a small shunting layout

I am currently building an Inglenook, one of the classic shunting puzzles, have a look here for inspiration http://www.wymann.info/ShuntingPuzzles/sw-inglenook.html

The are great fun!!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 752
Views: 43649

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

What a lovely locomotive Jim - but why on earth would someone adhere the nameplates for 60088 to a 19060s class 40, nowt so queer as folk I believe is the saying :D

PS from the "class 40 motherlist" http://www.class40motherlist.com/64jul.html D338 did haul the 1S61

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Great Central in and around Leicester
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: Great Central in and around Leicester

Great photo - looks like an interesting layout to operate. I have always ben fascinated by the Great Central, very individual railway.

Keep up the good work

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 920
Views: 42043

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Hi Geoff - the moulds must be just about life expired, I had a similar experience with the last water tank kit I built, loads of flash, it just means that the mould faces are worn and ideally need to be replaced. I wonder how much longer Dapol can use these before they become unsustainable, as all t...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dusting the Layout
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Dusting the Layout

End2end wrote:I bought a set of make up brushes
Thanks
End2end


Your secret is safe with me ducky :D

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