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by luckymucklebackit
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Plastikard Warping – Causes and Cures?
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Plastikard Warping – Causes and Cures?

Most modern houses are built with a 9" cavity wall, which corresponds to a scale 3mm for 00/H0, so to be scale a building should have 3mm thick walls, so an ideal solution would be to build your structure using two layers of pasteboard which is 1.5mm thick and apply either brick paper or 0.5mm ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 275
Views: 29552

Re: Edgware GN,

Nice building Manna, pleased that you have managed to sort out the warping. There cannot be anything worse that putting a lot of time and effort into making a model then having something unexpected happen to it. Not much chance of ever seeing temperatures like that in Scotland :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 672
Views: 37241

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Looking good Jim - did you use an airbrush or an aerosol can to spray your track, I have still to do the rails on the new bit, but I will use a brush as I want to keep the dirty coal black of the typical loco shed.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 404
Views: 45858

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Hi all - the testing went quite well this evening, I used two locomotives which I knew were the least forgiving when it comes to trackwork misalignment - those being the Heljan DP2 and the Bachman A1 60156 "Great Central". I only ran DP2 on the main lines as it will not be shedded here, it...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 156
Views: 8338

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Very impressive Ex-Pat - really looking forward to seeing in painted up.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 86
Views: 1305

Re: Hornby in the news today

If Hornby stopped supplying box shifters they may as well give the game away, no one pays RRP for model railway products, to be honest there has been so much debate over the future of Hornby I wish they would vanish, its not that long ago that they were still peddling antique locos and rolling stoc...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout
Replies: 574
Views: 44823

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

That little diorama looks terrific Paul, I agree with your comment that the home made static grass applicators are every bit a good as the expensive ones, I need more practice but I am happy with what I have done already. I like the bridge and canal, looks very well done.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 404
Views: 45858

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Hi Jim. The whole layout is sectioned, with the rail furthest from the operating well being the common rail and the one closest to me sectioned. Replying on the phone as I am down at the caravan at Prestwick for the weekend. Have just seen the "silver bullets" China clay slurry train headi...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 86
Views: 1305

Re: Hornby in the news today

You seem to have the come to the opinion that I am an entrenched Hornby supporter, I can assure you that I am not, I buy what I can afford and what is appropriate for my layout, don't care who makes it. My post simply sets out two indisputable facts - firstly that Hornby (and many other model/toy co...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 86
Views: 1305

Re: Hornby in the news today

if you don't like what they are selling, simples - don't buy them! Sounds like a line Hornby marketing could have written. How's that working out for them right now? :roll: You have never had it so good Definitely stole that trite cliche from Hornby management. :lol: 1) If you read the article I li...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 86
Views: 1305

Re: Hornby in the news today

I found an interesting newspaper article this morning which rather puts things into perspective. Have a read at it and note the date!! https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/hornbys-not-yet-at-the-end-of-the-line-in-the-third-of-a-series-on-company-survival-nigel-cope-looks-1432205.html This ar...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 404
Views: 45858

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

And a little detail for the backyard of the tenement, some clothes poles and bins! Jim Are they all blue poles on the other side of the city?! Good luck with the wiring & testing. Ha Ha! - It was the first pot of paint I put my hands on, didn't even think of the connotation. I don't support eit...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 404
Views: 45858

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Well at 8:30pm this evening. without ceremony the new depot was connected to the rest of the layout! https://farm1.staticflickr.com/865/26388298387_e00167f1d7_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/874/39450616030_041308062a_c.jpg No fanfare, no golden spike :D . just a stanley blade in the thumb as I...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 86
Views: 1305

Re: Hornby in the news today

The other issue with the Thomas Range is that you are competing with the likes of Brio, Simple cheap wooden push along trains. Unless I am out of touch with modern pocket money rates I would doubt that any child would be able to buy a Hornby Loco out of their pocket money, these would be bought for ...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How trains run around curves
Replies: 31
Views: 425

Re: How trains run around curves

Up until the Regulating the Gauge of Railways Act 1846, just about anything went. I did some research into the railways of the area that I grew up in Coatbridge and Airdrie and there was a compex network of railways around the area all built to what was then known as "Scotch Gauge" which w...

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