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by skyblue
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Mainline Mogul Puzzle
Replies: 9
Views: 1026

Mainline Mogul Puzzle

Call it a silly thing to do but on Saturday I bought a Mainline GWR Mogul s/h at the Tyneside Model Railway Exhibition and it seems to run OK after some running in. Possibly needs a drop of oil but that's easy to fix. Externally it's in mint condition apart from a tiny, and I mean tiny chip on the d...
by skyblue
Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Not happy with my layout
Replies: 31
Views: 2786

Re: Not happy with my layout

Here's my 2p worth: The plan looks like it should be really good to operate- but what about making one of your stations a two platform affair? That would mean that you could have a main station and distinguish it from the other two (more minor stations). I have three stations on my layout (or will w...
by skyblue
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby stiff points
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Hornby stiff points

Have you tried removing the small box near the tie bar? The instructions for the Hornby Point Motor seem to say that you should do this- but they're not very clear. I think the box is a sort of spring to make the points 'click' into place- you know that satisfying click you get when they change prop...
by skyblue
Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Help with some fencing [please.....]
Replies: 14
Views: 1566

Re: Help with some fencing [please.....]

Don't know if this is any use but I made some a few months back from thin plastic sheet cut into strips and with vertical supports made of the same material. I used three horizontal 'planks' and it formed a suprisingly strong structure. Problem is it tends to warp upwards so you have to fix it in pl...
by skyblue
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Loco to run with autocoach
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Loco to run with autocoach

Apart from Hornby 14xx (which I've heard doesn't always run well and is 30 years old) and the Bachmann Pannier Tank, what locos would be suitable to run with the Hornby Autocoach (BR version). Also, if the Bachmann Pannier is the only appropriate loco, is it a good runner?
Thanks
by skyblue
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Removing Collett Goods Body
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: Removing Collett Goods Body

Thanks for all this advice, but as I said on my earlier post I'll probably ask at my local model shop for a 'practical demonstration', as I need to go anyway for the oil. Just to clarify, does a loud screeching sound suggest that it needs oiling?
by skyblue
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 344398

Re: Starlingford - Ashen-faced, Pg 113

I am a great admirer of your layout, and a few of your ideas may just have slipped into my own layout, but one thing I have noticed in a few of your pics is your use of lichen. I used this on my layout at first, and speaking from my (fairly limited) experience it seems to go mouldy (like yours my la...
by skyblue
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Removing Collett Goods Body
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: Removing Collett Goods Body

Thanks bigmet but the body seems to be stuck at the front also. I am going to get some oil from my local model shop and will ask there also. Will try what you said.
by skyblue
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Removing Collett Goods Body
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Removing Collett Goods Body

My Collett Goods (Bachmann) (which I bought four months ago) is screeching loudly and appears to need oiling. I have attempted to remove the body by removing the two body fixing screws but it still won't budge. Not wanting to damage the detail I have not been too persistent in my attempts but would ...
by skyblue
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: China Clay Wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 490

China Clay Wagons

I am looking to feature some 5 plank china clay wagons on my Western Region layout set in Devon/Somerset in the 1950s. Were china clay wagons seen this far east, or did they just remain in Cornwall? Also, were they more commonly fitted or non fitted?
Thanks.
by skyblue
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons- a warning
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Hattons- a warning

Mod Edit Sorry guys but this thread has had to go following an 'official request' to remove at least part of it. In reality a model shop, a manufacturer and 3 couriers have been slated in the various replies and the site administration has been contacted by a representative of one of them. Once aga...
by skyblue
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving Lima Mark 1s
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Improving Lima Mark 1s

I recently bought 3 lima mark 1s for £5 each. They were so cheap because the previous owner had removed all British Railways logos etc and replaced them with LMS numbers (since partially removed). I want to improve them, and apart from touching up paint and replacing lettering and logos, what else c...
by skyblue
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Water crane made from a pen and a marble
Replies: 7
Views: 3983

Re: Water crane made from a pen and a marble

Thanks. Best thing is that its absolutely free. Please post pics if you have a go at it.
by skyblue
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Water crane made from a pen and a marble
Replies: 7
Views: 3983

Water crane made from a pen and a marble

I made this water crane by chopping up the barrel of a cheap pen and gluing a marble on top (use superglue). I then shaped the other half of the pen so that it would attach onto the main vertical section (superglue again). The sloping support arm was made from the inside of the biro and the limp wat...

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