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by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Financial Woes Continue
Replies: 109
Views: 3059

Re: Financial Woes Continue

Can't help thinking there is an analogy between Hornby and the big department stores, like BHS, Frasers, Debenhams etc. they try (tried) to supply you with everything you need and have failed or are struggling.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 27
Views: 497

Re: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

Thing the branch line revenue will be substantially augmented by haulage bashers, just waiting to hear the complaints from the locals about the trains being full of rowdy enthusiasts :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 464
Views: 50286

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Hi Jim - cheers mate! Photographs of the bridge are predictably scarce, apart from the side view on Canmore which has been my main source of information I found this one from the excellent "Britain from Above" website bridge ariel.JPG That looks as though the track is on a solid surface wi...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 464
Views: 50286

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Slow(ish) progress with the bridge tonight, main focus was to build the mesh fences that were a feature of the original, I had already positioned the dressmakers pins for the uprights so tonight it was to press them down to the required height then solder the top rail in place. This took a little ti...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 464
Views: 50286

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Hi Jim - you have been quite for a while - have you been on holiday? :D Thanks for the comments on the bridge Jim and Carnehan, my memory of the original was that it was a dirty black (being next to one of Glasgow's biggest foundries may have had something to do with that) the absence of any colour ...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Coventry (GWR) loft layout in 00
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Coventry (GWR) loft layout in 00

Hi - My layout is also built in a low modern loft with "W" timbers, I found that between the rafters a 2" x 1" was sufficient, but used more substantial timbers for the span between the rafters at each end, here I used 4" x 1" timber, think that you should be fine with ...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout
Replies: 125
Views: 14456

Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

After spending most of my spare time during the recent months scanning negatives, I have finally made the time to fix an annoying issue concerning the longest siding in Shawhurst’s fiddle yard. When running a 2-6-0 or 4-4-0 loco with a Hornby 3 coach Maunsell set, the end of the rear carriage sligh...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout
Replies: 610
Views: 47754

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

That diagram may well be for a modern design of plate girder bridge but doubler plates have been applied to girders for as long as these bridges have been built, get yourself a copy of "Bridges for Modellers" by L.V. Wood, plenty of drawings in that book showing how doubler plates were app...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 103
Views: 3141

Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

The word "Epic" comes to mind :) , superb scratchbuilding!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout
Replies: 610
Views: 47754

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Lovely bridge there Paul - so many people build bridges that are just not right but you have made a great job of that. The central girder is totally prototypical, some are a little lower than the side girders but not always. Just one finishing touch would make it perfect, if you look at prototype br...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 464
Views: 50286

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Oh Dear, the temperature has dropped, the wind is up and the rain is on :cry: . Perfect!! :D :D - I can get back into the loft and get on with things! The focus of activity has been the bridge, I have started to "improve" the kit to make it look more like the prototype at Parkhead, so firs...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rolling stock
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: Rolling stock

I've not seen a photo of it but it was feasible to run mk1 and mk2 coaching stock with 1st generation DMUs. The GWR used to marshal a non corridor 3rd between the cars of their two two car sets, and WR tried it out for a short while with a pair of first gen. units. Don't ask what class, I only saw ...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rolling stock
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: Rolling stock

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/129814-50-years-since-the-end-of-br-steam/page-1

2nd photo down, the first coach behind the Britannia is a Mk2 in blue/Grey.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rolling stock
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: Rolling stock

The first Mk2 coaches were released in 1965 and were vacuum braked so were perfectly compatible with steam locomotives, there are some photographs from 1967-68 with steam locos hauling blue/grey Mk2s. In modern terms we have had "Tornado" hauling Mk3 coaches, but it is air brake fitted. Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anither question
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Anither question

Interesting, thanks, I will also require a Type3 English Electric loco for the daily York to Bournemouth and return at some point, steam hauled by Western Halls for a while, but regular diesel from the early 1960's Go for the Bachmann model of the Type 3 (later class 37), the Hornby one is very poo...

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