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by End2end
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 960

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Tom@Crewe wrote:Consider my head blown........

Mines just blown too! :o
I'm casually looking through March's BRM mag again and lo and behold Volume 3 is in the book reviews on page 112.
Coincidence or what! :shock: :lol:
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Laser cut building kit from BRM March 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Laser cut building kit from BRM March 2019

I don't buy many magazines but I bought the March issue of BRM only because of the free low relief laser cut building kit on the front. It all seems pretty straight forward to make using the instructions in the magazine but what they do not mention is some strips on the door/window sprue and I can't...
by End2end
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Newcomer
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Newcomer

Hi DYLAN and welcome to the forum. :) Yes I can see the layout picture.
Great idea with the quilt wadding! :idea:
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 960

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Great pictures. :) That second one just shows how massive it actually is.
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 960

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Have you tried your local libraries? I found 11 libraries by using the search location of " Crewe ". https://www.worldcat.org/title/railway-breakdown-cranes-the-story-of-steam-breakdown-cranes-on-the-railways-of-britain-volume-2/oclc/810950314?loc= Also whilst searching I found this site. ...
by End2end
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 960

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

I searched high and low and although Volume 2 is listed on many sites none of them have any stock. The nearest I could find was.... Volume 1 - https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Railway-Breakdown-Cranes-The-Story-of-Steam-Breakdown-Cranes-on-the-Railways-of-Britain-Volume-1-by/111486069?iid=352570877715 And V...
by End2end
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol semaphore signals
Replies: 29
Views: 2589

Re: Dapol semaphore signals

Does anyone else make pre-made motorised signals like these?
I don't think I could build one of the signal kits available well enough for it to work properly. :?
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Level crossing
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Level crossing

Sorry, don't know the date your after but personally after looking long and deep I chose the Gaugemaster GM404 crossing kit. They just seemed to me to be the best looking gates. http://www.gaugemaster.com/_upload/imgs/lrg/114942080/GM404.jpg http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=GM404&...
by End2end
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Wiring Layout

For such a complex layout I'd echo minipix's sentiment. I'd be strongly recommending DCC at this point. As a kid (pre-dcc) I used to look at these complex DC layouts in model magazines and the wiring and isolation was a massive headache that seemed extremely over complicated. DCC in comparison (to a...
by End2end
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: What would you use?

Not in 00, the heads of the drawing pins should be too small to touch both tracks at the same time. Not sure about N gauge though. You could always use plastic coated ones. These are black saving having to paint them - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50X-Round-Push-Pins-Notice-Board-Map-Thumb-Tacks-Point...
by End2end
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: What would you use?

I'm still unsure how permanent to make this, with the plan to move in a few years, it'll only have a finite lifespan. You could always just pin the track down so it doesn't move but can be lifted easily by using drawing pins inbetween the sleepers. (Rather than say using track pins through the slee...
by End2end
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A myriad of questions
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: A myriad of questions

I'll also throw another couple of ideas out there...
If your eagle eyed enough, Car boot sales.
Toy & Train fairs do have books too but are not as cheap. I regularly visit both SRP toy fairs and modelcarmart fairs. The latter more cars but they do have train items too.
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A myriad of questions
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: A myriad of questions

Charity shops can also be a good source for books. I have an Oxfam near me thats 90% books and have bought a few from there.
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 606

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

stuartp wrote:Whatever users think the answer will either be "it's for your own good" or "if you don't like it, leave".

Sounds like the EU. :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Can you identify these spares?
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Can you identify these spares?

Just coming back round to this, does anyone know what the items are in the 2 bags in the second picture?
If you look closely they almost seem to have rivets modelled on them?
Thanks
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