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by castlespitfire
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Super Specification Streak Gresley A4
Replies: 17
Views: 1907

Re: Super Specification Streak Gresley A4

Well when I said it will not be long before it will cost £500 for descent tender loco on another site recently people laughed me in the face and the posting was even deleted by the mods. Proof of the pudding is in the eating. If people are daft enough to pay the price then the manufacturers will cha...
by castlespitfire
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Not sure about joining my local model railway club.
Replies: 23
Views: 1913

Re: Not sure about joining my local model railway club.

Years ago I took an interest in my local Model Railway club and a nicer lot you could not want to meet. But my problem was with the club scene was wanting to do my own thing and not spend all my time getting the clubs layout ready for the next exhibition leaving no time for building my one at home. ...
by castlespitfire
Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: CMX TRACK CLEANER - Anybody got any opinions (Good or Bad)?
Replies: 58
Views: 5443

Re: CMX TRACK CLEANER - Anybody got any opinions (Good or Ba

Just looked up the price of this very well made bit of kit I would say it seems to me to be well worth ist's money and more. It does not cost any more than one of Hornby's top of the range coaches after all. Seeing what you get for your money I would say that make the coaches expensive in comparison...
by castlespitfire
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Chipboard Baseboard
Replies: 29
Views: 7048

Re: Chipboard Baseboard

Hi all. This is the first time ive posted anything here. I would like as many peoples opinions as possible. I am building a baseboard 9ft by 5ft which i will split into 3 sections of 3ft by 5 ft. I will be using chipboard and timber for the frame and i will be buying some flatpack chester of drawer...
by castlespitfire
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: New models
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: New models

Helo and welcome to forum nice to meet you. There are loads of people who have been around for many years on here and some not so many too. There is normally some body who knows an answer to your questions on here. john
by castlespitfire
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 68ft dining coach chassis
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Hornby 68ft dining coach chassis

The Dapol underframes arrived today and while a worthwhile improvement, Hornby made some tooling changes so the underframes are not a direct replacement. The basic body clips are the same, however, the method of attaching the seat moulding is different plus the weight used by Hornby is larger (long...
by castlespitfire
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang running on modern track
Replies: 25
Views: 3290

Re: Triang running on modern track

Hi Ron you really have to love an old Triang loco to do it the Markits/Romford way. I did it to resuscitate an original Nellie. I think the wheels and axles cost about twice as much as the loco. I added Dapol pug cylinders and slide bars, plus wire handrails. Nellie had never looked so glamorous! W...
by castlespitfire
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: NRM Stirling Single
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: NRM Stirling Single

Thanks for reply's Yes have seen the the scratch built one at Shildon. Why I asked was because I looked at Shildon site recently and on their models page they had it listed as in stock. Have since found out this was a mistake by them and it is expected to arrive August 2016. I asked if anybody had s...
by castlespitfire
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: NRM Stirling Single
Replies: 3
Views: 532

NRM Stirling Single

Has anyone had look at the new Stirling Single being released by the NRM. Have only seen the pictures would like to hear thoughts of somebody who has seen the pre release model,. Last month was at Shildon NRM but they did not have it then but told that they have one now. ..............John
by castlespitfire
Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang running on modern track
Replies: 25
Views: 3290

Re: Triang running on modern track

Thanks for your helpful suggestions :) What would you recommend for pulling the Triang driving wheels off their axles without damaging them? I have a gear puller for X03/04 motors but it's frame is not quite big enough to go around wheels. I could try tapping the axle back through the wheel using a...
by castlespitfire
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang running on modern track
Replies: 25
Views: 3290

Re: Triang running on modern track

Hi Vonsworld, I to have soft spot for some of the early Tri-ang models. I have a early Jinty and a Princess which are from the late 50s. from my to do box, Both run on Peco code 100 track. I did re profiled the wheels and flanges when I rebuilt them but that sounds more difficult than it was in fact...
by castlespitfire
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Bufferstops Autumn Makeover Bit of a sidetracking
Replies: 25
Views: 2952

Re: Bufferstops Autumn Makeover Bit of a sidetracking

Hi BS,,,,,,Well, After looking at that I have not started my scenery yet and not done it for years so very much out of practise. If I can achieve half as much as you have I will be well pleased. Nice to see your efforts and getting lots of ideas. Thank you for posting the pictures. John
by castlespitfire
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR
Replies: 95
Views: 8385

Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

That looks good and love the weathering, the way the blades are done looks so realistic. Dere I say looks like a real one. ....John
by castlespitfire
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Railway within a Football Stadium
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Railway within a Football Stadium

Started watching and could not stop. One video led to another but forgot I left the tap on in kitchen and spent the next half hour mopping up. .......John
by castlespitfire
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Changing body of Hogwarts Castle
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Changing body of Hogwarts Castle

as I thought I could run lights to the tender at the rear I wouldn't bother, steam locos only carried lights at the rear if they were running tender/bunker first or light engine. In normal operation, the oil lamps would be physically transferred from front to rear, as necessary. Most diesel models ...

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