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by muggins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: "James Durnford & Sons" 5-plank wagon
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: "James Durnford & Sons" 5-plank wagon

Cheers Bigmet. I'd forgotten about lime burning obviously needing coal. And that what was in a PO wagon didn't necessarily follow from what's writ upon the side ...
by muggins
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: "James Durnford & Sons" 5-plank wagon
Replies: 2
Views: 153

"James Durnford & Sons" 5-plank wagon

I note that they do/did the branding of this wagon in two variations. We have James Durnford & Sons Asphaltic Macadam, and we have James Durnford & Sons Lime Manufacturers, so I have two questions. What's the common ground i.e. how does one go with t'other from a manufacturing point of view ...
by muggins
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing

Bufferstop wrote:If you think the wagon spacing on 00 looks bad, avert your gaze when an N gauge train fitted with Dapol's version of the knuckle coupler comes around. It's horrendous.

Please.

Please.

No mention of Dapol couplings, whatever the gauge. I'm likely to go off on one ...
by muggins
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing

Bigmet wrote:Couldn't be done ... all the members contributing stock had set track on their personal layouts.

Hah! Love it :)
by muggins
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing

Aha! I do believe I've got it now. Thank you, kind sir :)
by muggins
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing

Thank you gentlemen. Bufferstop, I'm sorry if I'm being a bit thick here, but I still don't get this "heel" of yours and the way it presses on "the end of the sleepers". I like the principle of the spade part flexing upwards and the shaft bending outwards a lot, but I can't relat...
by muggins
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing

... I tried the bent wire but always managed to get it trapped between the two hooks. That's the bit I've never understood. When I experimented with a bit of bent wire, it slid between the touching faces of the couplers OK, slipped under the hooks so I could lift them up easily enough - but then wh...
by muggins
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Torch + bent wire uncoupling thing

I've always used a simple home-made spade-type uncoupling tool with my small tension-locks, but I'm coming up against age-related eyesight issues nowadays, plus the spade tool isn't always practical in restricted spaces. Anyhow, it's just dawned on me that whereas for donkey's years I've read about ...
by muggins
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby M7 tank R2840
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Hornby M7 tank R2840

Cheers Bigmet. All that makes perfect sense, so a full astern pushing trial is now #1 on the "to do" list.
by muggins
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby M7 tank R2840
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Hornby M7 tank R2840

Thanks SRman. I'll open the patient up as soon as I get chance and see what I can do ...
by muggins
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby M7 tank R2840
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Hornby M7 tank R2840

Ah, that's one thing I can check then. Thank you for the suggestion.
by muggins
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby M7 tank R2840
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Hornby M7 tank R2840

I have acquired for a very decent price a very nice secondhand Hornby M7. Now, I did realise before I bought it that it wasn't going to be able to pull much of a train, but even so, skin ... rice pudding ... All I want it to do is get round 90°of 32" radius bend on a 1:44 incline with one ordin...
by muggins
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another "which glue" question!
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Another "which glue" question!

Bigmet wrote:... The skilled operator's time is thrown in for free as far as she is concerned.)


So how does the good woman expect to keep you in comfort in your dotage if she isn't charging a realistic rate for her talents?
by muggins
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another "which glue" question!
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Another "which glue" question!

Cheers BIgmet. I keep thinking how useful Spraymount would be, but I've always been put off by the cost. Do you reckon it would work for roofing a plastic card building either with Slaters embossed tile sheets or doing cartridge paper one-strip-at-a-time up from the eaves?
by muggins
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another "which glue" question!
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Another "which glue" question!

Righto, I'll give it a go. Thanks :)

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