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by pointstaken
Sat May 21, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Metcalfe models
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Re: Metcalfe models

Being on the dark side (American N) I haven't used Metcalfe kits. Being cardboard, would they be easy to mount on to (say) studio board ?

Disenn
by pointstaken
Sat May 14, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The driver now leaving ...
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: The driver now leaving ...

And give the maintenance/design people a king size shellacking afterwards !

Dennis
by pointstaken
Fri May 06, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Crossways Wagon Works - an experiment in 7mm
Replies: 25
Views: 3190

Re: Crossways Wagon Works - an experiment in 7mm

Nice to hear your good-natured rebuttal, KM, but I expect others would agree with me about the modelling standards. Must admit though, at 74, I am thinking about moving up in scale. Apart from my eyes possibly worsening, my fingers ain't so flexible, so I may move up in scale. Z scale isn't really p...
by pointstaken
Thu May 05, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Crossways Wagon Works - an experiment in 7mm
Replies: 25
Views: 3190

Re: Crossways Wagon Works - an experiment in 7mm

Nice one Geoff, but still doesn't remove temptation. Get thee behind me, you 0 gauge Satan, before I buy an 0 gauge Mallet ! :lol:
Any rate, I don't want to side track from some first class modelling by the OP.

Dennis
by pointstaken
Thu May 05, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hood-dale Main - V3 is imminent!!!
Replies: 763
Views: 70378

Re: Hood-dale Main - V3 is imminent!!!

[quote="tractor37"This version I hope will be what I will class as the best I can manage. Jas.... :D[/quote] Which obviously will be excellent ! May I issue a warning ? A lady in our local toyshop (where I get my glues) was telling me that they had to send back a whole consignment of a ver...
by pointstaken
Thu May 05, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Crossways Wagon Works - an experiment in 7mm
Replies: 25
Views: 3190

Re: Crossways Wagon Works - an experiment in 7mm

Will you 0 gaugers please stop tempting me - I've got far too much time and money invested in N gauge. We ban (rightly) politics and religion, so can we ban temptation as well ( :lol: ). There are some splendid examples shown, like that Terrier above. I shall report any sins to our local priest for ...
by pointstaken
Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann class 24 QC issues
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: Bachmann class 24 QC issues

Some tools (Some quite expensive) that I have bought in the past have a "QC" sticker on, and I wonder if the sticker is simply part of the packing process, any testing being rudimentary or completely non-existent. It happens with computer motherboards, the customer being the quality contro...
by pointstaken
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Forum Age Profile Survey
Replies: 16
Views: 1673

Re: Forum Age Profile Survey

pointstaken, Just as well he didn't have a 70+ section ........ it might have been as full as A&E !! I hope I'm not the oldest, but 74 next month looks pretty ancient on paper, IS that really me ? Geoff T. Geoff, I'm will be 74 at the end of this month, so I'm slightly ahead of you. Last time I...
by pointstaken
Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Forum Age Profile Survey
Replies: 16
Views: 1673

Re: Forum Age Profile Survey

But the younger members probably have little knowledge of railways and different interests. I believe that their low membership reflects their different interests.

Dennis
by pointstaken
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Forum Age Profile Survey
Replies: 16
Views: 1673

Re: Forum Age Profile Survey

And being 70+ does not put us in "Ready for the Museum" group !! grin !!

Dennis
by pointstaken
Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Ticket refunds
Replies: 17
Views: 1329

Re: Ticket refunds

From a standpoint of neutrality, I do sympathise with those customer-facing staff who have to deal with the loudmouths and the other obnoxious individuals. Rather like shouting at the checkout operator because the supermarket doesn't have a particular item in stock. Glad I don't have to travel regul...
by pointstaken
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How much is something old worth????
Replies: 26
Views: 1586

Re: How much is something old worth????

4 or 5 years ago I saw some "Bing" tinplate (1930/40s) priced at around £300 to £500 pounds ! Not very keen on the fella and his works, but Karl Marx quoted someone as saying "the value of a thing is as much as it will bring".

Dennis
by pointstaken
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Why is Steam so popular?
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: Why is Steam so popular?

I think it is the visible demonstration of sheer power that appeals. I was born and grew up while steam power was at its height so I was able to see the demonstration of that power, not shown by those overgrown junkyards known as diseasels, so there !

Dennis
by pointstaken
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bill's New Extension. ----Update.
Replies: 1726
Views: 161174

Re: Bill's New Extension. ----Update.

To be honest lads, I have lived in my house for nearly 40 years, and I have had a great deal of support from my neighbours, both socially and emotionally, for which I am profoundly grateful. Geoff T - The wife WATCHING TELLY ??? disgraceful - why isn't she on the layout ballasting, instead of wastin...

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