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by alex3410
Wed May 06, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Covid Rip Off or Bargains
Replies: 16
Views: 730

Re: Covid Rip Off or Bargains

you cant trust Amazon prices for anything at the moment, I happened to be watching a few bits and coming back to my wish list daily as I get other bits and bobs. The prices for one item has fluctuated by about £50 in a week! they are quick to tell you when it's cheaper than when you added it to your...
by alex3410
Mon May 04, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Frustrating track laying
Replies: 16
Views: 740

Re: Frustrating track laying

when pinning the track down be careful not to drive the pins in too much as this can distort the track causing issues, particularly on points

learnt that the hard way :lol:


@Bufferstop masking tape is a fantastic idea, will be pinching it next time I get a chance to play in the loft :lol:
by alex3410
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons store closure
Replies: 23
Views: 1356

Re: Hattons store closure

We have a box by the front door, anything arriving goes in it for 24 hours then gets opened wearing gloves. Thats not a bad idea, we are due something today, my plan was to open it outside with gloves and put box etc right into the bin. There was a chap on the news suggesting people leave food shop...
by alex3410
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Fast clock for running to a timetable
Replies: 26
Views: 3335

Re: Fast clock for running to a timetable

Admin note: thread is being watched, please keep it friendly.

The topic is interesting so please keep on top of it while you help OP, myself & others find out more.
by alex3410
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Assistance
Replies: 13
Views: 555

Re: DCC Assistance

I am half asleep at the moment, so maybe totally missing the point :lol: Do you need to connect it to the internet? my understanding was the wireless router is provided alongside the z21 to enable a wireless connection from your device to the z21 itself, this may just work as a standalone 'offline' ...
by alex3410
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Freetrackplans.com
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: Freetrackplans.com

http://www.freetrackplans.com/documents/LayoutPlans.zip

This link seems to work OK for me, try again they may have had temporary connection issues

edit:
link is from: http://www.freetrackplans.com/Download.php
by alex3410
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Steampunk models
Replies: 27
Views: 1073

Re: Hornby Steampunk models

Maybe they are a little early with their April fools this year? :lol:

don't get me wrong I like the whole steampunk vibe/style but don't really think this is likely to be much of a hit.
by alex3410
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Alex3410 - My Railway
Replies: 314
Views: 46540

Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

it is very cold :lol: Progress has been well and truly scuppered by the birth of our daughter not long after my last update :!: shes just over one now but just as hectic as ever. It means i have not found the time over the last year to do much of anything, I think I have had about half an hour in th...
by alex3410
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Range announcements
Replies: 26
Views: 1623

Re: New Range announcements

Thanks for the link, much easier to digest then via the Hornby website. What really stood out for me was the tinplate 0 gauge locos, I have the original green clockwork one on the shelf in the living room and love how it looks, would not mind having a red or blue one next to it just not at those pri...
by alex3410
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 65
Views: 3986

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

I wonder how copyright etc would come into play with this

there is even the website link at the bottom of the page for you to get it yourself anyway :lol:


edit:
its been relisted: link
by alex3410
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 2555

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

alex3410 wrote: The guides also have a D class listed so fingers crossed that's a good sign for a release of it in RTR

Didn't take long
by alex3410
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Southern fans start drooling now....
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Southern fans start drooling now....

Delivery is expected in Q3 2020 and our aim is to produce the model for less than £200 (subject to £ / USA $ exchange rates on delivery)

https://railsofsheffield.com/news/articles/3192-rails-limited-wainwright-d-class



edit:
more images here on dapol site
by alex3410
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 2555

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

The price per coach is less then I would have thought, but so many attractive liveries that it's going to be hard to narrow the wish list down to something manageable :lol: The announcement today with such a long lead time sounds like they are 'staking their claim' and trying to scare off others who...
by alex3410
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 15621

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

That is with recording it, I watch it once with the kids so they can see what people do and how you can make a layout look, then I watch again with my wife who sits quietly until I try watching something, then doesn't stop talking. I can't face watching a 3rd time! I fell asleep halfway through the...
by alex3410
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Help identifying locos and stock
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: Help identifying locos and stock

Thank you all for your replies, it has been an interesting task. After a bit of cleaning and a bit of oil last night both of the locos run with the tender loco lights even still work! I have taken videos for him to keep but he's looking at selling them on, I have directed him to eBay with some rough...

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