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by flying scotsman123
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Christmas Diorama
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Christmas Diorama

Thanks John, Ah Watlington, that's it, I was looking at a photo of it a little while ago, very similar to Chinnor as well. Alphagraphix seem to be one of those difficult to track down companies, no recent update on UKmodelshops, no obvious website, oh well I'll keep an eye out, thanks. :)
by flying scotsman123
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Christmas Diorama
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Christmas Diorama

Very nice John, can you remember where the station building comes from? Looks like a GWR design?
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Just a thought...
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Just a thought...

I'm not too sure about the idea of pushing a massive water tanker in front of the loco either, with exceptions, you don't really want to be pushing stock around for anything other than shunting manoeuvres.
by flying scotsman123
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: UNion of South Africa Incident
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: UNion of South Africa Incident

Who was checking who? Total incompetence! It was a fairly minor incident really might cost a few bob to fix the corridor connection but I doubt anyone was in any danger and the best laugh I've had all day :lol: homer simpson is alive and well and driving kettles !! I disagree with that, it was pure...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: UNion of South Africa Incident
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: UNion of South Africa Incident

Who was checking who? Total incompetence! Not necessarily. Someone who's had experience of standard gangways next to Pullman gangways has noted that it is possible for the two to accidentally become connected, so it could just be extremely unfortunate. On railways where this interface occurs more r...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Coach interiors
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Coach interiors

I seem to find that whilst un-detailed (or no) interiors can be incredibly obvious, once you've done a little bit of work you barely notice anything at all! But throwing some paint at it will definitely improve things. Usually a red for third class and blue for first class and green for dining is a ...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: 'Indian Restaurant Coach' Kent
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: 'Indian Restaurant Coach' Kent

A potted history here: http://www.cs.rhrp.org.uk/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=582 Seems bizarre another railway didn't purchase it, that's really where it needs to be to be properly looked after, especially given the poor survival of LNWR vehicles in general considering the company's size.
by flying scotsman123
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscene blending success
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: Backscene blending success

Probably simpler just to upload them to a photo hosting site such as http://imgbb.com then use the BB code link it provides.

(Admin Edit) Feeling generous today, fixed the non working link.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Plausible WR Passenger Operations?
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: Plausible WR Passenger Operations?

You could always work your branchline through the ages so to speak, at the beginning of an operating session start in 1930 or so and gradually introduce newer stock and withdraw older 'til you get to 1960ish. The 4 wheel coaches had been replaced by B sets by the mid '30s at the latest really, havin...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Cricut Maker Machine
Replies: 23
Views: 1450

Re: Cricut Maker Machine

I haven't any experience of a Cricut machine but I can definitely extol the virtues of buying a cutter plotter generally. I've got a Silhouette Portrait and it's been great, I wouldn't be able to do half the stuff I do without it, particularly scratch-building coaches.
by flying scotsman123
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Railway room safety
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: Railway room safety

Just on a few of those points: Smoke alarm - would solder fumes interfere with these? In our big railway workshop we spent absolutely ages trying to sort out a fire monitoring system that didn't get set off by fumes from our diesel shunter and it wasn't cheap, and took a lot of fettling by professio...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?
Replies: 20
Views: 864

Re: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?

Bufferstop wrote:
Buelligan wrote:
FS123, the rule on locking room keys was one of those that had an awful lot of exceptions, some less official than others.


Naturally!
by flying scotsman123
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?
Replies: 20
Views: 864

Re: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?

Hi again GaryB, Contact your local preserved railway and you will find they are usually very helpful to arrange a visit to one of their real , modelling size, signal boxes. and as many photos as you can take... Yes, but... Locking rooms tend to be a bit more difficult as by convention signalmen are...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gift ideas for railway modeller
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: Gift ideas for railway modeller

Bigmet wrote:You might want to test the idea first? I'll be happy to help, just PM and I'll reply with an address to send a model shop voucher to, and then report back on my satisfaction. (It may need more than one go of course...)


Do you write letters on behalf of Nigerian Princes as well Bigmet? :lol:
by flying scotsman123
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout - Staffordshire
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: New layout - Staffordshire

Well it's well out of era for my taste but should I hold out any hope of some nice North Staffordshire Railway architecture making an appearance at some point? :)

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