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by luckymucklebackit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Making minories in settrack?
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: Making minories in settrack?

I can endorse what Bufferstop has said as I built my first version of Gateside using the Minories plan with Peco small radius points, I would not recommend using anything sharper as the snaking effect of full length Mark 1 coaches is noticeable. That said it is a very good compact configuration, I a...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 8x4 roundy round- scenery begins page 9
Replies: 156
Views: 6398

Re: 8x4 roundy round- scenery begins page 9

First Class scenic texturing, the area around the church looks very effective. You should try a BLT with some code 75 track, with your skills you would make a top class layout. Jim Will code 75 track fit on a sandwich? :D I agree his layout is brill. :) What is a BLT if it's not a sandwich? Branch ...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 143
Views: 4383

Re: arboretum valley

Wouldn't try the shredded wheat in my loft, we get occasional Mus musculus (house mouse) visitors, and chances are I would find some roofless buildings if I tried that method :D looks good though!!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))
Replies: 702
Views: 70862

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Belated thanks Mountain - the past week I have completed the backscene boards, solved the issue of the flimsy backscene board by gluing a piece of hardboard onto the back of the board to make a tab, and on the adjacent board I fitted an upright with a hardboard spacer to provide a slot, works a trea...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 400
Views: 40803

Re: Edgware GN,

Wot - no booster on the rear axle :shock: :lol: To be fair the boosters didn't last long! Fantastic conversion, or should I say retro engineering, as you are converting an A3 to a P1, but in reality the boilers from the two locomotives were used on A3s after the locos were scrapped! Great work Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest Arrival!
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Latest Arrival!

It arrived yesterday, this is it straight from the box and trundling around the layout. 20190213_171038.jpg It will be interesting to see if the recommended running in can make any improvement, it's silky smooth already. There's a bagful of bits to attach, cowcatchers without a hole, doors (choice ...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 323
Views: 24551

Re: Lumsdonia

Not sure if I should start a separate thread for this, but I guess as it is a module for my layout, it should stay in here. So, first of all, you need to understand my love of bridges, second the layout was always designed to be two levels to allow for as many bridge/tunnels as possible. Having see...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Class 92 and mk5's in OO for Accurascale
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Class 92 and mk5's in OO for Accurascale

The Irish team don't seem bothered by backstops and other such political ditherings, and have lined up another UK OO release programme in the way of a traction plus matching stock package. Specification for the loco is much like that of the previously announced Deltic - so basically equal or better...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))
Replies: 702
Views: 70862

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Evening all! Well as expected the last week has been taken up hacking various bits of timber and hardboard up to form the fiddle yard end of the "cradle". I decided not to risk anything fancy as my woodworking skills are less than expert and I wanted to avoid spending money on something th...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Is Das clay suitable for a Cobble and stone block road finish?
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Is Das clay suitable for a Cobble and stone block road finish?

Have you considered Plastikard? Slaters do 0417 4mm Granite Setts Grey which might be an easier option. However if you are sure that you want to use clay then there is a layout on RMWeb which shows clay cobbles done beautifully https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/132537-caledonian-bas...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 114
Views: 7404

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Aberdeen are taking their winning layout City of Tiers and also Clucas Bay which was their winner in the heats to Model Rail Scotland, looking forward to seeing them a week on Friday

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 143
Views: 4383

Re: arboretum valley

Its all a matter of perspective!!

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by luckymucklebackit
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Allanshaw Inglenook (Was Gateside and Northbridge (closed))
Replies: 702
Views: 70862

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Thanks Jaz - for the brick building that will go at the back I took delivery of some lovely laser cut parts from York Modelrail, I bought the circular brick surrounds and the window frames https://www.yorkmodelrail.com/00-scale/round-windows-and-louvers-2/round-window-502 and https://www.yorkmodelra...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: when will she return???
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: when will she return???

Last information was that the main line certificate expired in 2018 but the boiler certificate was valid until 2021, the reason for withdrawal in 2016 was problems with the firebox. I would imagine that the firebox issues must be quite serious to sideline a locomotive that has a valid boiler certifi...

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