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by flying scotsman123
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Catalogue Announcement
Replies: 27
Views: 1723

Re: 2019 Catalogue Announcement

alex3410 wrote:I was debating something similar to be honest, maybe finding another loco that’s similar but cheaper and repainting it in a similar livery - it’s the shade of blue that makes it.

Just have to add it to a very long to do list :lol:


Absolutely - to both the blue and the to do list!
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Catalogue Announcement
Replies: 27
Views: 1723

Re: 2019 Catalogue Announcement

I I was equally disappointed with the price point of the CL lined blue from rails - it looks like a lovely little loco and when first announced I was really looking forward to it but can’t justify the price. I really like that loco too, indeed I travelled 275 miles to go and see the real one! Quite...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Catalogue Announcement
Replies: 27
Views: 1723

Re: 2019 Catalogue Announcement

It would be very optimistic to hope that the fully lined C class would return on sale at £69 or whatever it was when it regularly fetches £300+ on eBay regardless of pressures from Kader!
by flying scotsman123
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How were semaphore signal posts fixed?
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: How were semaphore signal posts fixed?

Locally we have lower quadrant GWR (Or B.R. Western Region replacement) signals on the mainline and they seem to be fixed by a bracket into a concrete base if I remember correctly. I will look if I am out and about and close enough on my travels. That is certainly how it is done in modern times (I'...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Varnish finish To vinyls
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Varnish finish To vinyls

Just buy a spray can and do it outside on a nice still day, no need for airbrushes, compressors, fancy booths, rotating plates or anything. Plonk your carriage on a board or something, spray one side, turn round and spray the other, take back inside and leave to dry. If you're feeling really lazy or...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Which model railway s/w to use.
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Which model railway s/w to use.

I've used JMRI hooked up to an old laptop before, works quite well as far as I've used it, just for loco throttles. Like you I wanted to be able to switch between different locos easier, the only limit to how many loco throttles you can have up at once is the size of your screen! You can also get JM...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 98
Views: 5745

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Hi Geoff, that really is a super little station, and despite it being a club layout it's certainly got your style stamped all over it! It may not be of any interest to you, but I did think of you and your Kadee problems when I read this in a recent layout article on a magazine; Uncoupling at the buf...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The internet and its effect on online sales
Replies: 26
Views: 1012

Re: The internet and its effect on online sales

Now there's something the "high street" retailer can do to set themselves apart from the box shifters, install a test track along the counter and test each one before the customer's eyes. It used to be common practice, time for them to bring it back! Keep it in the box collectors can stil...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Technical Timewasting and Equipment Abuse still lives
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

Re: Technical Timewasting and Equipment Abuse still lives

What a magnificent creation, thanks for sharing! :lol:
by flying scotsman123
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another carriage question
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: Another carriage question

Sounds about right, although sometimes a gangway can refer to the corridor connection at the ends of carriages. Plus, for carriages that don't have a corridor connection but do have internal corridors (so you can access loos and other compartments in the same coach, but not the rest of the train) yo...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another carriage question
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: Another carriage question

Vestibules are the areas of the coach at each end and sometimes in the middle where the doors are on corridor coaches where there aren't any seats. With no corridor and doors going straight into compartments there are no vestibules. Vestibulelessness is my new favourite word. :)
by flying scotsman123
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which carriages do I need?
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Which carriages do I need?

BTW, what is the correct terminology to use to distininguish coaches which have a corridor connection on the ends from those that don't? Typically just "corridor" or "non-corridor", sometimes "gangwayed" and "non-gangwayed" instead, and suburban often implies...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop
Replies: 16
Views: 727

Re: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop

Writing from the USA and sensitive to what I believe are the UK's unusually strict libel/slander laws. I have purchased quite often from one of your big mail-order model railway sellers (think of what you wear on your head) and have always been quite satisfied with quality and service. (The VAT exc...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 105
Views: 4600

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

Mountain wrote:Wow. Unless you told us we wouldn't have guessed. Are the Nellie con-rods going to be used? Very nice work.


Not sure yet, but probably not.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 105
Views: 4600

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

Do I win for "Most changed from original"?

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I promise you there's a Tri-ang Nellie in there somewhere! About half a chassis block and a motor... :D a 2-4-2 tank is planned from the same starting point.

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