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by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 964
Views: 47135

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

Hi Geoff - would it not be better to add a square of plasticard then drill through, this would allow the shoulder to sit tight against a flat surface rather than protruding.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sales query
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Sales query

Just to add a couple of potential selling methods if you do not like Ebay, try Gumtree or Facebook's market place section at that stage, as you can avoid the fees and other red tape that has been known to cause grief.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 608
Views: 62030

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

OMG I want one!! Brilliant work!! Best bit of kit bashing I've seen Thanks Phat Controller - yes I was really pleased the way that this one worked out, just need to finish off the Ratio water tank now and that is most of the big jobs finished, a final application of scatter and static grass in the ...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 608
Views: 62030

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

And the fuel tank is completed at last!! It has been a true kitbash, with Dapol (main support), Ratio (Tanks and some pipework), Knightwing (other bits of pipework), Slaters (plasticard), Wills (pump hut), Plastrut and Evergreen (girders). Last job was to fit the intake pipe between the pump shed (W...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Giraffe's workbench
Replies: 16
Views: 617

Re: Giraffe's workbench

I seem to recall that the solution for things like that is a two part glue. I can't recall the glue at the moment. It is a popular glue. Mind has gone blank. Araldite? (Two part Epoxy Resin) a devil to work with, stinks to high heavens but you cannot beat it as a way of sticking two things together...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Documentary
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Hornby Documentary

Hi all - a source on another forum tells me that filming is in progress for a documentary about Hornby. This will be presented by James May and should be on the box sometime next year. Will be interesting to see if this is a dewy eyed history of "Britain's Favourite Model Train Brand" or i...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout
Replies: 55
Views: 1958

Re: New layout

Nice tidy layout, good use of space.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 31
Views: 674

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

Here is how I would do it, it also removes the clearance issue pointed out by Mountain, the crossover is optional

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Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 31
Views: 674

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

Just run the two tracks in parallel, gives you a longer loop line.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 31
Views: 674

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

I have had a 3ft wide board in the past that I made for kiddies, and 1st radius does fit as long as you dont have it against a wall. Against a wall and one needs an extra inch or two. The old Hornby first radius trainsets used to say "Circle of track. Space required. 36" x 36""....
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 31
Views: 674

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

What is your maximum board size, if it is 3ft it doesn't fit. First rule of layout design is set your board size and make everything fit with decent clearance between the edge of the board and the track, second, try and follow prototype practise, the diamond crossing is unnecessary and should be avo...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 608
Views: 62030

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Thanks Jim and all, I still find doing the plasticard brickwork a bit if a hit and a miss, I used Jims idea to use the 7mm brick on the main building and the pointing comes up really well, but on the 00 plasticard the grooves are less pronounced and more difficult to get right, however I had some le...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Smoke ! (again)
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Smoke ! (again)

I would be careful if I were you, I have heard stories of these things blowing up if misused.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need help with a plan-OO gauge
Replies: 31
Views: 674

Re: Need help with a plan-OO gauge

I have now got a bit more space, around 12x3 feet. I have seen a plan i like in the December issue of Railway Modeller called Neverscreech. I have been trying to do this using Anyrail, but i not having any joy. Could some body have a go for me please using code 100 set track if possible, i need a l...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 608
Views: 62030

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Just one quick photo to illustrate what I said in the last post, this fuel tower is proving to be a real time consumer, lots of fiddly bits that need to be set aside to set before further work. The Ratio handrails are a point in case, nice when finished but a devil to put together. https://farm5.sta...

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