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by castlespitfire
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby orders
Replies: 30
Views: 2658

Re: Hornby orders

They should have asked for a contact number / email address and got someone who did know to find out the information for you. Its understandable that the person picking up the phone might not know the answer to your query as in all fairness its a rather specialist request. The people answering the ...
by castlespitfire
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Chipboard Baseboard
Replies: 29
Views: 7341

Re: Chipboard Baseboard

Having worked in the chipboard industry.....Yes, chipboard is heavier than ply........ The real difference is, there is none! Both are manufactured with a hydroscopic (water absorbing) glue and will laminate/warp if allowed to get damp. Its the wood that absorbs the water and expands. Either will d...
by castlespitfire
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby orders
Replies: 30
Views: 2658

Re: Hornby orders

The only one that's being hostile here is you, John. Stuart's post was not stupid, it was spot on. Hornby shop must simply be a box shifter like others. Why don't you calm down and phone Hornby their selves to find out what's in the box. As for return postage being free and a waste of money if it's...
by castlespitfire
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby orders
Replies: 30
Views: 2658

Re: Hornby orders

Now people, I must be very old fashioned. I know I am, I am old but I was under the impression that Hornby was an old fashioned company like me, It has been around since before I can remember back in the early 50s when I was a boy. Thank you for the chap who took the time to try and explain how thin...
by castlespitfire
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby orders
Replies: 30
Views: 2658

Re: Hornby orders

Ok, I don't apologise then. Would somebody in the shop go have look at it please But they're not in a shop, they're in a call centre. They may not even be Hornby employees if they've outsourced the retail bit to a trading partner. Whether you order it off your computer or you ring them to order it ...
by castlespitfire
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby orders
Replies: 30
Views: 2658

Re: Hornby orders

I was only trying to find out something about a loco which Hornby were selling on their site. There were several pictures of the train pack in question which showed the train pack as a set in pic one with no lining, and another showing the loco with lining. and others showing the coaches. My questio...
by castlespitfire
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby orders
Replies: 30
Views: 2658

Re: Hornby orders

The Hornby online shop also handles orders for Scalextric, Airfix and Humbrol. I doubt they know what the correct loadout for a Gulf War Buccaneer is, or whether Dunklegrun is the same as RLM457 or which adverts Colin McRae's Subaru should have on it either. It's a bit like expecting the girl on th...
by castlespitfire
Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby orders
Replies: 30
Views: 2658

Hornby orders

Hi all. Have made an order for a train pack few days ago from the Hornby shop on line. Rang up couple of days after to check some thing about the livery as one of the pictures seemed to have the wrong lining. (the loco in question should not have lining) One picture showed it without, and one with. ...
by castlespitfire
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Special Train
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: A Special Train

SWMBO would have loved that. She found on ebay a North pole express train set consisting of loco, tender, box car, and guards van. She thought it was 00 gauge from the picture in the listing but when it arrived it was G gauge and took up half the lounge. We need a bigger house. LOL.
by castlespitfire
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Railway coaches or cars
Replies: 30
Views: 1875

Re: Railway coaches or cars

Just opened a bottle of Jack Daniels if any one is over my way. Hope the front room will be OK..........John
by castlespitfire
Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Railway coaches or cars
Replies: 30
Views: 1875

Re: Railway coaches or cars

Well, When I posed the question I was just interested if this was just the evolving changes happening in our language or if it was that railway companies had changed the description of modern stock. It seem we have some very intelligent linguists among us. I thought the whole thing was very interest...
by castlespitfire
Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Railway coaches or cars
Replies: 30
Views: 1875

Railway coaches or cars

I always called passenger rolling stock Coaches.. But I have noticed that nowadays there are many who call Coaches, Cars. I thought Cars was an American name for them, all except for the London Underground which far as I know have always called their stock Cars. Is this changing times and people usi...
by castlespitfire
Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Removing saddle tank body
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Removing saddle tank body

Was taking body off my one and will only add one thing. Be ever so careful. One of the two rear clips snapped off my one. Not a big deal but annoying. They are brittle. Glued it back on with piece of plasticard. John
by castlespitfire
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Langley Festiniog Fairlie - White Metal Soldering.
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: Langley Festiniog Fairlie - White Metal Soldering.

Had to smile when you said you used to weld and braze a lot. There is a lot of difference between Welding and Brazing, and delicate soldering on models. Especially with white metal. I know. I started out life as a Black smith. And before any one asks no never shod a horse. Good luck with the loco......
by castlespitfire
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Langley Festiniog Fairlie - White Metal Soldering.
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: Langley Festiniog Fairlie - White Metal Soldering.

I hand drill these days....... But when I had a proper workshop years ago, had all the kit when I used to build locos in brass. Had nice lathe as well. Make do in the shed these days. You can be spot on by starting out using a very small pilot hole first. If you try the 1/8 th, bit it is likely to w...

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