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by mjb1961
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornsby railroad r4873 coronation Scot coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Hornsby railroad r4873 coronation Scot coaches

Hi ,,,just bought a set of these and I am convinced they are made from the tooling they used back in the 80s/90s,I'm probably wrong but I can say they are no different to the blue and silver lined ones ,I can't compare them to the old red and gold lined ones as I've never had any but they no doubt c...
by mjb1961
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brake Tender For Diesel Locomotives
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Brake Tender For Diesel Locomotives

I had an email from key publishing advertising this offer of a brake tender ,never heard of it / one untill now,apparently they were built back in the early days of diesels to help them stop because there stopping ability was poor when hauling heavy freight,anyway it is produced by Dapol for a joint...
by mjb1961
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 4214

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

Waiting for my catalogue to arrive but I've pre ordered the 2019 Xmas wagon from rails in advance ,,,mjb
by mjb1961
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Collett coaches
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Hornby Collett coaches

Hi ,,,I haven't got the Collett coaches but I have the same problem with one of my highly detailed Gresley teaks ,I'm not sure why it does it but I find if I run it at the end of the rake it's ok ,if somewhere in the middle it will derail,I'm sure it has something to do with the coupling,mine are fa...
by mjb1961
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R3170
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Hornby R3170

Hi Montfort,,,,,Hattons are selling these for £50 at the moment so get yourself a bargain,,,also I've similar class locos and have found them to be very good ,,,,mjb
by mjb1961
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol Black Label Locos
Replies: 35
Views: 3715

Re: Dapol Black Label Locos

Just treated myself to another ,,bought myself the 'Wild Swan ' for Xmas ,,Dapol have only got Bittern and Quicksilver left ,all of the others have sold out ,,mjb
by mjb1961
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: What a treat ,,
Replies: 3
Views: 347

What a treat ,,

Went to pick my son up from work today at 6pm ,,on our journey home we pass Telford Central Train Station and while passing there was a hell of a load of smoke and my son said it is a steam engine ,,so I drove into the station car park and there it was ,Battle of Britain Lord Dowding 34052 stopped a...
by mjb1961
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Future Concepts and Traditions.
Replies: 24
Views: 1207

Re: Future Concepts and Traditions.

If I'm understanding this thread right then I'm really considering taking apart and rebuilding my layout ,,I really do find building the layout more fun ,,I've tried to kick start interest by running a loco that hasn't seen daylight for years ,I even bought an extra coach to run with a 1934 Brighton...
by mjb1961
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 53
Views: 2095

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

I browse eBay a lot and come across all sorts including this ,,,,if you search hornby R2886m I'm sure you'll find it ,,the seller describes the engine as excellent condition and well looked after and well maintained,although he states slight damage to the front buffer he mentions nothing about the c...
by mjb1961
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 53
Views: 2095

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

I've just come across the first Dynamometer Car for sale on eBay ,,@£200 inc post ,for those who don't know about these ,they were made by Rapido for Rails of Sheffied ( exclusive model ) and cost £125 ,,I didn't think it would take long before they appear ,,,mjb
by mjb1961
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Why do my locos keep falling apart?
Replies: 46
Views: 2078

Re: Why do my locos keep falling apart?

Hi ,,,,,I had this problem years ago when I returned to the hobby ,,,I quickly learnt how to handle them,the main thing that I helped to fall off were the little peices of plastic that is fitted to the side of the cabs ,,,generally the conrods ( valve gear ) come loose and fall off I find is through...
by mjb1961
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Fixing track to cellotex insulation
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Fixing track to cellotex insulation

Thank you Harry,,,I'll have a look at that later ,,,,mjb
by mjb1961
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Fixing track to cellotex insulation
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Fixing track to cellotex insulation

Just a thought ,,,,I've been thinking of re-building my layout and I have some 100mm cellotex insulation,,was wondering if I were to use this around the edge of my layout to lay track onto and it would be good to cut away peices at the front to create rock face etc ,,but what would be the best metho...
by mjb1961
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Royal Hudson ,,by Rapido
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Royal Hudson ,,by Rapido

If any members are interested in Canadian/American railways ,go to Rails of Sheffields site where you will find them advertising the Royal Hudson from Rapido ,,,there is also a video of it running on some guys awesome layout ,,,,the sound version are £540 :D :D :D
by mjb1961
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 13411

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Just looked in the TVs mag for next week and it shows that ,,Rameses,Moses and murder is on at 7pm for 2 hours ,,,,I'm hoping it's a misprint in the magazine ,,,,,,can anyone confirm anything??

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