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by flying scotsman123
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 371
Views: 140519

Re: BARGAINS!

Why cull a useful topic? I'm sure there are many users that have benefitted from this thread I think the suggestion was to remove the first few pages which are no longer relevant as is done from time to time. Black friday offers from 2016 aren't much use any more! Up to the mods if it's bothering t...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Slaters Embossed Plasticard
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Slaters Embossed Plasticard

Yep, pretty much the go to option for embossed plasticard for cladding structures. Nice and thin so easy to work with, but make sure the existing structure is nice and rigid first, and it comes in big sheets too. I've never been particularly satisfied with their roofs though, I tend to use Wills pla...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A variety of N gauge line-side cranes
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: A variety of N gauge line-side cranes

Superb detail Tony, never have I looked so closely at such small cranes and never have I been more pleased I did so!
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?
Replies: 17
Views: 633

Re: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

I never quoted salaries so don't understand that reference?! It was TheDuke71000 that was plucking salaries out of thin air *ahem* quoting accurate figures in a magazine he once half read whilst waiting at the dentist... [color=#0040FF]And this despite the fact that the Civil Servants have discover...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?
Replies: 17
Views: 633

Re: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

It comes down to economic calculations, you have to calculate the diesel's drag in terms of loaded coaches and deduct them from the locos permitted maximum. My guestimate is 3-4 Mk1s. The loco's not at all interested in what the tail end weight is made from. It's the promoters break even point that...
by flying scotsman123
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: RAILWAY MANIA Ep.8 - 'Making a Scene (with Gordon Gravett)'
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: RAILWAY MANIA Ep.5 - 'Edward Thompson, Hero or Villain? (with Simon A.C. Martin)'

I haven't listened to the podcast but from what I've seen elsewhere, Simon doesn't set out to prove Thompson is a hero at all, merely that he has been unfairly judged and wasn't a villain. Give it a go, you might enjoy it! By the way, thank you both for commenting on the thread, it was awfully quie...
by flying scotsman123
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: RAILWAY MANIA Ep.8 - 'Making a Scene (with Gordon Gravett)'
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: RAILWAY MANIA Ep.5 - 'Edward Thompson, Hero or Villain? (with Simon A.C. Martin)'

I haven't listened to the podcast but from what I've seen elsewhere, Simon doesn't set out to prove Thompson is a hero at all, merely that he has been unfairly judged and wasn't a villain.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?
Replies: 17
Views: 633

Re: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

Steam locomotives have been running at 75mph on the mainline for the last 50 odd years, so I don't think lack of knowledge of wear and tear is an issue. As for "boxes on the back" yes it is often necessary, but not always. I had a trip behind Tornado over the Settle and Carlisle and back a...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: whats that for ?
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: whats that for ?

I noticed another bit of the solution to light vehicles not activating track circuiting. It was at York in the bays where the nodding donkeys waited between trips back and forth to Leeds via Harrogate, a wiggly line of what looked like welding rod had been applied to the top surface of the rails, p...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: BBC news article
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: BBC news article

George Stein wrote:Just out of curiosity, just who (what country, etc.) is Phoenix Asset Management? British, Chinese, Multinational??? Might make a difference in a potential trade war world.


Seems to be British from a cursory Google.
by flying scotsman123
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sea Foam Trees
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Sea Foam Trees

Many many years ago there was a thread on here following a few members who grew seafoam. I can't remember how they did it but I recall they got on relatively well and gt a decent yield, so good luck!
by flying scotsman123
Wed May 29, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3940

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

I'm not so sure about that. I've worked in the prison service for over ten years and view a system of gangs and cultures that learn from one another. Imho, better to dispense justice swift and briefly. Interestingly, I once had a long chat with a con who described his life of crime. He came from a ...
by flying scotsman123
Wed May 29, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3940

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

You can't get blood out of a stone but a darn good flogging might make him think twice before he vandalized anyone else's property. I have no time for these insolent rodent's. Once again, evidence shows that harsher punishments do not work as a deterrent, and are often deleterious and counterproduc...
by flying scotsman123
Fri May 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Preserving 'lost causes'?
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Preserving 'lost causes'?

Never say never, just look what's happening to 35011, still in ex-Barry condition but finally an enthusiastic bunch have got behind it and making a real go of not just restoring it, but backdating it to original condition. Given that these days we can build steam locomotives from scratch again, it d...
by flying scotsman123
Sun May 19, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3940

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Come on chaps, even RMweb are managing to stay vaguely civilised without the rather unattractive baying for blood. There's a justgiving page set up for folk to show support, I'm sure despite money being only a small fraction of what was lost with all that kit/scratch built work, the folk affected wo...

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