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by retiredoperator
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Loco's and gradients
Replies: 31
Views: 2485

Loco's and gradients

Hi Modellers I was thinking about loaded, in theory, but not drunk :oops: , trains on gradients. In real life locos have to move heavy trains, up hill and down dale, all day and night, if necessary. But on the model layout one has to be very careful when building gradients.(nature was not so kind), ...
by retiredoperator
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: oo scale three island platform station
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: oo scale three island platform station

Hi Pete 12345 As I wrote to Jim about the online idea about using two pieces of 9 mm plaster board, it looked okay but I'm not sure about the life of plaster board. On the basebord rail end protectors, both ideas seem good, but I think with the screws, they could be more secure. all the best Kev
by retiredoperator
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: oo scale three island platform station
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: oo scale three island platform station

Hi Jim I should have made that clear in the first instance, I found some connectors on line from ebay?? they are supposed to be okay?? but only time will tell, but the yanks love 'em, but who are they to judge?? I did see platforms being made on line with two pieces of 9 mm plaster board and peco pl...
by retiredoperator
Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: oo scale three island platform station
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: oo scale three island platform station

Hi Jim Silly me , my layout is portable, it is still short but, I have built "three separate baseboards" each measuring forty four inches by twenty four inches. And these are clamped together and have bus lines and jumpers between the boards, with a plug and socket arrangement. And I'm pro...
by retiredoperator
Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: oo scale three island platform station
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

oo scale three island platform station

Hi Modellers Now I have this crazy idea for a "London" terminus station with three island platforms, which most likely needs to lose a platform?? My baseboard is only twenty four inches wide by forty four inches long, happily I am running Two and Four Car Multiple Units, c/o Bachmann and H...
by retiredoperator
Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Freight Driver Reduncy
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Freight Driver Reduncy

Dear Sir It saddens me that as "The European Parliament" tries to sneak in "Mega Trucks" through the back door, Freight Train Drivers are being laid off. By one of the biggest companies. This is really bad new for everyone, not just the country cottage/small road communities that...
by retiredoperator
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: inspirations, for model bridges
Replies: 207
Views: 55460

Re: inspirations, for model bridges

Hi 0121 modeller I do like your bridges, and I have been trying your methods, but, I wish the lengths of styrene "I Beam" were a bit longer, as I am getting a collection of waste, unless I can utilise them it will become expensive, please advise. thankyou retiredoperator

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