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by mahoganydog
Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Best way to decouple trains
Replies: 41
Views: 3972

Re: Best way to decouple trains

Hi all, If you have steel tension lock couplings why not use an old magnet? Simply wave it above the couplings you want to decouple and with your other hand up the power, simples. Not a good idea to use a modern magnet or you'll be picking up your stock with it! Jim NOTE: Doesn't work with tinplate ...
by mahoganydog
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Selling advice
Replies: 10
Views: 918

Re: Selling advice

Hi Andy, It might be worth having a look to see if any collector's fairs are near you. If you do go down this route make sure you price everything beforehand using Ebay as a price guide remembering that bid fever stikes often. You may be dissapointed with what these supposed 'Special' and 'Limited' ...
by mahoganydog
Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model Rail Cat Sick!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1452

Re: Model Rail Cat Sick!!!

One in ten cats prefers Railway Modeller!

Jim
by mahoganydog
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bargain at car boot sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1659

Re: Bargain at car boot sale

Hi all,

Bargain??? Most of the sellers at boot sales round here don't know the meaning of that word! Whenever I see model railway stuff the seller seems to think they can retire on what they get for it!

Jim
by mahoganydog
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Just had to vent to people who would understand...
Replies: 26
Views: 2047

Re: Just had to vent to people who would understand...

Hi all, I had one arrive via a courier that had been run over once which I refused to sign for. I took a pic and emailed the seller who if he hadn't seen the picture openly said he wouldn't have believed it! And then there was the item sent from work to a customer that didn't arrive and we replaced....
by mahoganydog
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Purchasing 'new' items
Replies: 22
Views: 1577

Re: Purchasing 'new' items

Hi all, I bought a motorcycle rear mudguard once that was new never been fitted which came from a shop in Belgium that closed thirty odd years ago. But it wasn't from that decade but some twenty years earlier; 1953 or 54 to be precise. It was only made for two years in that format and in slightly mo...
by mahoganydog
Fri May 24, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is money really that 'tight these days'?
Replies: 59
Views: 4256

Re: Is money really that 'tight these days'?

Hi all,

Come on, EVERYTHING is too expensive now. Even spending a penny costs you a pound :lol:

Jim
by mahoganydog
Thu May 23, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is money really that 'tight these days'?
Replies: 59
Views: 4256

Re: Is money really that 'tight these days'?

Hi all, Is money really that 'tight these days'? Nope, I'm just very mean and don't like spending it. My baseboards are a good example of mean-ness; made from a mix of old pallets from a local commercial bodyshop and leftover bits of 2x1 as supports and 2x2 for added strength on the corners and reus...
by mahoganydog
Thu May 09, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: best way to keep loft cool
Replies: 17
Views: 4125

Re: best way to keep loft cool

Hi all, I have Velux's in the attic and on a hot day when I go up there the heat is stifuling as it is well insulated. With the door open and one or both Velux open the temperature drops ten degrees in under two seconds at least that is what it feels like. There is also a fan to get the air circulat...
by mahoganydog
Tue May 07, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Car boot sales
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Re: Car boot sales

Hi all, It wasn't really a car boot sale as such but there was a great deal of worthless tat there! Walking round early on I saw a box of expecially mangy late 70's/early 80's plastic buildings in a box. I carried on wandering as I thought a fortune was going to be asked. A little later I went by ag...
by mahoganydog
Mon May 06, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Locomotive reliability
Replies: 74
Views: 5789

Re: Locomotive reliability

Hi b308, Ah, the old "because it's old I'm going to retire on it" argument. The most memorable was the argument with a trader at an autojumble who had one of the old cast aluminium stations. He was set on £125 for what was a well worn example worth all of £7.50 :evil: . One thing that does...
by mahoganydog
Sun May 05, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Locomotive reliability
Replies: 74
Views: 5789

Re: Locomotive reliability

Hi all, £500 will be a late genuine 3 rail Ludlow Castle with ringfield motor in perfect boxed condition. It is not a daft price at all, you try finding one in that condition; it ain't easy let me tell you. The smaller the production run the higher the price is the rule in many cases and the ones th...
by mahoganydog
Sun May 05, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Locomotive reliability
Replies: 74
Views: 5789

Re: Locomotive reliability

Hi all, Point to any part on a HD or Wrenn model and there is a very high chance that it will be easily available either secondhand, new old stock, reproduced and even reconditioned. When these highly detailed models suffer a motor failure in five years time for arguments sake will you be able to ge...
by mahoganydog
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wheel cleaning
Replies: 25
Views: 2380

Re: Wheel cleaning

Hi all, Minitrix (N guage) used to make a wheel cleaner which took power from sitting on the track. On top there were two brass wire brushes that are live and you simply held the loco on top the wheels rotated under power thus cleaning the surface. They appear to be made for either OO or N; Link; ht...
by mahoganydog
Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Locomotive reliability
Replies: 74
Views: 5789

Re: Locomotive reliability

Hi all, I have completely ceased buying modern models because I used to work in a model shop and the volume of faulty models from what claims to be Hornby we got back was a joke. They also lost a customer when they refused to fix a model with less than ten minutes use (dead motor). I got into old Ho...

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