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by IAN1955
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Insurance

This may have been asked before so apologies. My home contents insurance policy is due for renewal and upon ringing them (Churchill) I asked do they insure model railways, they said is anyone item valued over £1000, no was my reply, after a long discussion which was like extracting teeth, I told the...
by IAN1955
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Spare Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Spare Parts

Thanks for reply's, never thought about buying job lots, makes a lot of sense and would have fun modifying what is left of the trucks into static scenery.
by IAN1955
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Spare Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Spare Parts

This may have been raised before so apologies.

Does anyone else have a problem when some truck have bits missing for example sliding doors or roofs missing for example brake vans or box vans or even sides of trucks, if they have is there anywhere you can get replacement parts for them.
Thanks
Ian
by IAN1955
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Wheels

Thanks to all, I have purchased on the advice of bufferstop a caliper gauge, arrived and put to good use, blimey there is a difference thanks again to all.
by IAN1955
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: High-visibility clothing - Paint
Replies: 2
Views: 315

High-visibility clothing - Paint

Hello,

Does anyone know where I can get Humbrol or similar brand paint to paint workers to give the appearance of High-visibility clothing, either I am going blind or not looking in the right place or even tying in the wrong search description.
Thanks again
Ian
by IAN1955
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Wheels

Hello again, I have just recently been given some 00 gauge wagons in various conditions and different manufacturers, some of the wagons had missing wheels or non at all, is there any type that I need to buy or are they all the same.
Thanks in advance
Ian
by IAN1955
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 88
Views: 5961

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

I cannot condone any acts a vandalism of any age and for what they have done they should have the book thrown at them, however because of their ages they are classed as juveniles and will be dealt with accordingly and probably leniently if today's do gooders have their way. Now as for the future, if...
by IAN1955
Sat May 25, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point Motors and Switches
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Point Motors and Switches

Pardon the ignorance, I have just purchased 10 Peco point motors and scratched my head, I know the principles of wiring I used to be an electrician but when I was a kid they did not exist, how do you wire them up and what type of switches do I need to make them work. Mod Note: Topic moved to the Ele...
by IAN1955
Sat May 25, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 60
Views: 3380

Price of a Hobby

Due to my disability I cannot spend a lot of time building my layout, not that time is an issue, when all said and done it is a hobby. I have looked at buying bits as I go along, I am very shocked at the escalating prices of items even second hand ones, or as my friend would say previously enjoyed. ...
by IAN1955
Wed May 22, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sea Foam Trees
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: Sea Foam Trees

Hello Dublo, Thanks for this absolutely perfect. Thanks again
by IAN1955
Wed May 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sea Foam Trees
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Sea Foam Trees

Some of the prices for decor are silly so I have started to source items from garden centres for example moss and got a large box approx 350gms for £12.99, I am having problems sourcing bulk of Seafoam trees, does anyone know where to get this from for example where do the dealers get it from. Thank...
by IAN1955
Wed May 01, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Signals
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: Signals

Okay I did ask, well thank you to all this is going to get the grey cells going for a while, I did not know it was such a big subject, ignorant me thought just put a few signals here and there WRONG !!, as they say back to the drawing board so many thanks I will get back to you if I need any more he...
by IAN1955
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Signals
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Signals

Massive learning curve and I mean massive.

What is a distance signal and a home signal, I think distance speaks for itself ish, but what is home and where do they go on a layout?.
Thanks
Ian
by IAN1955
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What Is It
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: What Is It

Many thanks for your fast replys, I bought a small job lot online all new or pre loved, just looked at the part number you have provided on google and you are right it has scales, I will try to source it if not it would look good anywhere on my layout.

Again THANK YOU
by IAN1955
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What Is It
Replies: 3
Views: 393

What Is It

Hello all, Still setting up my model and bought a three Skaledale huts, two I have managed to identify but this one I cannot can anyone please help with the description and the part number, on the side it has "all drivers report to office", it is from 2004 (Label on bottom) Sorry about the...

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