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by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Creative Modelling.
Replies: 40
Views: 1005

Re: Creative Modelling.

You are losing sight of the purpose of a machine tool, it is to manufacture a component accurately, quickly and as cheaply as possible. Harking back to the old days of manually operated lathes etc is like harking back to steam locomotives, inefficient, labour intensive, often dangerous (as I know fr...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Cornish?
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: Cornish?

Not even a coupon for a free tub of Cornish Ice Cream :lol:
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Best place to put n gauge power track
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Best place to put n gauge power track

Best done as a diagram I think as the word First does not accurately describe the best practise


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Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 26
Views: 466

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Agree with Ex-Pat - nice to see a new big layout on the forum, more photographs and description please, a track diagram would be good too.

Looking forward to more posts

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 324
Views: 33561

Re: Edgware GN,

These stratchbuilds conversions are excellent little projects, do you work from original drawings?

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 920
Views: 41946

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

Hi Jim, Grab from Widnes NOW ? They had the early, as here at £10, a bargain (last time I looked - Yesterday) They also had the later TOPS version at £9.50, but I wanted the earlier period markings. Need to buy a few more kits as the evenings a drawing in and TV is such absolute rubbish !!! Geoff T...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The final day of steam
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: The final day of steam

The attitudes to drinking at work or at breaks was totally different back then, I remember working in the steel industry in the 1970s an 80s and most guys went for a few pints before going on a Friday Nightshift, even the staff would go out for a pub lunch on a Friday and have two or three pints bef...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 920
Views: 41946

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

Hi Geoff - Love the Hi-fit, must try and get one or two of these.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any new skills you have learned?
Replies: 30
Views: 494

Re: Any new skills you have learned?

Thanks Pete. They're not cheap are they! :D They look excellent. Though I do tend to use my lathe with files rather then a specific tool, (This is because turning resin doesn't go well with the lathe tool as dwarf jams and creates big gouges in the resin) OMG! - does Snow White know what you are up...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 69
Views: 6087

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

I have a standing agreement with Mrs Luckymucklebackit - as far as presents are concerned, Xmas is not on the 25 December, in 2019 it is on the 22nd February :D
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by luckymucklebackit
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 69
Views: 6087

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Just had an email from Hattons telling me that the J36 is delayed until December 2018, that's another two month slip, starting to wonder if it will be launched at Model Rail Scotland in February.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Preowned windfalls
Replies: 77
Views: 5399

Re: Preowned windfalls

I have just had a Major windfall. My Nephew is the manager at a local care home which had a model railway display in the foyer, he told me that the company who run the home want rid of it and was I interested, of course I said yes. So for £100 I have purchased an 8ft by 4ft layout (with some track d...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Loft layout
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: Loft layout

Hi Forfarian - missed your layout up to now, looks really great - looking forward to seeing your progress with the extension. are you basing your layout on any particular location or region?

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trying New Things.
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Trying New Things.

Avoid all the causes of failure that others have discovered already, by some diligent investigation into the subject before commencing on a new thing. Y ou can also waste your life researching and never doing, or avoiding doing because you perceive insurmountable barriers that others have met. I th...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 27
Views: 899

Re: Greater Loftchester

Have you set up an account on that site? Thankfully it is free to do this and it allows you to zoom in on the photographs, I used it for views of the bridge I have recently built a model based on which is in the east end of Glasgow.

It is an excellent resource.

Jim

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