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by Byegad
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 2604

Re: We need to talk about costs

I think @Mountain has got it right. While a quad track with branch line layout with one end being in the next time zone is what many people would like, including DCC control with sound on all locos being a 'must'. Most of us cannot afford the room or money to realise this. You can have lot of fun wi...
by Byegad
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 2604

Re: We need to talk about costs

I think @Mountain has got it right. While a quad track with branch line layout with one end being in the next time zone is what many people would like, including DCC control with sound on all locos being a 'must'. Most of us cannot afford the room or money go realise this. You can have lot of fun wi...
by Byegad
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: What was your first model train?
Replies: 33
Views: 1864

Re: What was your first model train?

Two Hornby O gauge clockwork 0-4-0 tank locos, one labelled LMS, the other LNER, very second hand, but to a 3 Yr old mad about trains, priceless!
by Byegad
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Kato/Farish
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: Kato/Farish

I used Kato on a layout - the one issue I had was with 0-6-0s sticking on the No.4 points - the issue was the distance between the running rail and the check rails was too tight and was resolved by filing back the check rail a bit. I found adjusting the back to back on the offending axles works. th...
by Byegad
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Into the Mainstream
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Into the Mainstream

Before we get carried away. I mention Hermann Goring. Who was a model railway fanatic. Apparently he had a huge layout in his palatial home, well, until 1945.

SEE
https://marklinstop.com/2011/12/marklin ... e-railway/
by Byegad
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: British Railways in 1948
Replies: 18
Views: 1117

Re: British Railways in 1948

] Not only in Middlesborough --- https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/the-birth-of-british-railways/ Glencairn Engage pedant mode..... Middlesbrough not Borough. Pedant mode off..... :D :oops: A senior moment! (From a 'lad born in Yorkshire' to boot :oops: ) Glencairn[/quote] Oh the shame! I ...
by Byegad
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: British Railways in 1948
Replies: 18
Views: 1117

Re: British Railways in 1948

My late mother worked as a goods booking clerk in Middlesbrough from 1938 to 1951. She once told me that at midnight on 31/12/47 all of the locos in the area blew their whistles for several minutes, to welcome BR into existence. Those were the days when public ownership was seen as a Good Thing! No...
by Byegad
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: British Railways in 1948
Replies: 18
Views: 1117

Re: British Railways in 1948

I think they probably only had to give an extra long whistle, as it was quite common practice for all of the locos on shed with enough steam in the boiler to sound off at 23:59:59 on New Years Eve every year. It often required every one on the night shift to take a loco apiece, even if normally the...
by Byegad
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: British Railways in 1948
Replies: 18
Views: 1117

Re: British Railways in 1948

My late mother worked as a goods booking clerk in Middlesbrough from 1938 to 1951. She once told me that at midnight on 31/12/47 all of the locos in the area blew their whistles for several minutes, to welcome BR into existence. Those were the days when public ownership was seen as a Good Thing!
by Byegad
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: An Interesting discovery
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: An Interesting discovery

Brass was used in bearings for a good reason.
by Byegad
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Dublo - 3 Rail Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

Re: Hornby Dublo - 3 Rail Advice

There are many HD 3 rail layouts still in use. As it was designed to be put up and taken down regularly and is made of steel you should have no problems with the track other than keeping it clean. Rolling stock was/is robust and only the brushes on the motors are subject to wear. However the magnets...
by Byegad
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 3004

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

My word! Now all we need is to see them in N gauge and I can die happy AND broke!
by Byegad
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Returning to N gauge
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: Returning to N gauge

The loco and rolling stock may not handle the very tight radii of set-track. I don't own those items so can't help. Hopefully someone will be along to advise you on that soon. As to your options B and C seem workable.
by Byegad
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step
Replies: 21
Views: 4660

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step

ngresley thats cruel !! I can understand Bufferstop getting so excited at the thoughts of a reasonable running Hornby 0-4-0 his spelling went to pot ...... Geoff T. Actually Geoff it's a downside to using my tablet's spell checker. - it automatically applies the Google AI checking which I suspect i...
by Byegad
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Brake Vans
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: Brake Vans

Having ridden on the balcony at locomotion I can confirm that it's a modification for that purpose.

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