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by Tom@Crewe
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1269

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

My Crane has now arrived.. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4889/46904182122_1cecd61d69_z.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4884/33080852498_43e09c6381_z.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4887/33080853038_f4689bb0a7.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4819/46956255751_eb980bc145.jpg I am still lookin...
by Tom@Crewe
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1269

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Great help all. I have a Hornby R197 won on eBay for £23.95 inc postage and I have a set of transfers from Modelmaster. Detailing will have to be scratch by the look of it, Just looking into motorisation and DCC control. Trying to find a DCC chip to control 3 Converted small servos (forward and reve...
by Tom@Crewe
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1269

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Thanks Timberwolf I have been in contact with him and he can't help on this occasion
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1269

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

So can I take it there are no transfers / decals.....?
That sort of kills the project.
by Tom@Crewe
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1269

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Another question, if I do rebuild one and repaint it are there any water-slide decals available.
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1269

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Just had a look on the Hornby site for 2019 Releases and in October R6897 is the BR 75 ton Breakdown Crane, Era 6 1957-1971 in Yellow. But it does say livery subject to change (But is that the casting going to change?) https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/br-75t-breakdown-crane-era-6.html I was thinking Red...
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1269

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

I have rebuilt the Hornby R127. I have been looking at the Dublo version and maybe that is the more detailed starting point to choose. The Lima crane is a lot more detailed to start with (From pictures of the model) But I can't find what the prototype is? https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8635/28623449...
by Tom@Crewe
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1269

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Just found this -------> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eChEd-6foec&t=31s

Does anyone know of any difference between Hornby's R739 and R6104 apart from Catalogue numbers
by Tom@Crewe
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1114
Views: 213038

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Image

Next a Recovery Crane to the rescue...
by Tom@Crewe
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1269

Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Hi all. When I was a lot younger and just before getting distracted by Motorbike and girls on my want list was Hornby's 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Cranes. Now back into the model railways, I see these cranes on eBay and its got me thinking. These crane's are more toy than model with the working the b...
by Tom@Crewe
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Who wants to test some card building builds?
Replies: 28
Views: 1425

Re: Who wants to test some card building builds?

Looks good, the eaves seem too deep and extend beyond the roof, the lintel's on the wall are too large, corners are good but too thick and a little more blending of brightness for over all aged look.

I would like to try one.
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Thinking aloud.
Replies: 42
Views: 1272

Re: Thinking aloud.

Try your local wood merchant......Example B&Q Hardwood Plywood Sheet (Th)9mm (W)610mm (L)1220mm - £14.07 https://www.diy.com/departments/hardwood-plywood-sheet-th-9mm-w-610mm-l-1220mm/1696258_BQ.prd Local Merchant Hardwood Plywood Sheet (Th)9mm (W)610mm (L)1220mm - £9.60 http://www.fortimber.dem...
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Sleeper Spacing again!
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Sleeper Spacing again!

Going to use 'Peco Streamline Code 100' at the moment because of older running stock. (Requested by committee member)

I looked at some GW point drawings and the Peco points are quite accurate (Sleeper spacing wise)

These other makes and sizes, whats the price comparison??
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Sleeper Spacing again!
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Sleeper Spacing again!

My plan is to use Peco track and cut the webbing, I just don't know the best spacing!

This will weaken the track but once it's ballasted it should have plenty of strength.
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Sleeper Spacing again!
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Sleeper Spacing again!

I posted the following on the end of an old post and heard nothing back so starting a new one. The form below is for Great Western would it have been the same for London Midland (1960's) http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/userpix/2_Sleepers_1.jpg True 1/76 is 10mm so what is the Proportionate 8.8mm for? T...

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