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by Byegad
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 55
Views: 7820

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

Hattons are not stupid . While they may have been caught out by Bachman’s response when they initially decided to go for the 66 and supply models wholesale they certainly have had time to consider it , since Nov 2-18 in fact . They must have come to the conclusion that they can make more money on t...
by Byegad
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 100
Views: 154859

Re: BARGAINS!

I think the whole thread should be locked!

It's costing me a ruddy fortune. :twisted:
by Byegad
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Big Delivery
Replies: 12
Views: 806

Re: Big Delivery

I got something of the same size last week. Hidden, quite successfully, in all of the packaging was a packet of 10 Dapol N gauge Easi-shunt couplings. In contrast I got a boxed Arnold n gauge DRG class 95 loco in a double wrap of cardboard which was in pristine condition.
by Byegad
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: In Praise of 'N'!
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: In Praise of 'N'!

I've been in N gauge since 1975 or 6. In my time I've stripped and rebuilt locos and other rolling stock. Made coaches and wagons either direct from kits or bashed from kits. My hands are arthritic and I get stiff from too much bending, but I still repair and service my fleet. I understand why other...
by Byegad
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Overall roofs on a through station?
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Overall roofs on a through station?

Darlington too.
by Byegad
Fri May 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 4266

Re: Dj models announcement

As a side note why on earth would any manufacturer with common sense go for a split chassis anyway? ... This, and the coreless motor, and the gear coupled wheels and floating rods, and the glued together construction, are all because he is N gauge oriented. That's the mechanism technique he knows, ...
by Byegad
Thu May 02, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 4266

Re: Dj models announcement

It's an interesting read and I too am somewhat surprised that he thinks this will work. Time will tell. Sadly the N gauge world has plenty of past 'announcements of model' followed several years later by a quiet dropping of the project. I've been caught out by several manufacturers who promise an it...
by Byegad
Wed May 01, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model railway insurance?
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Model railway insurance?

Yes, after I hit 150 locos I did a rough valuation, which shocked me rigid. So for less than a new loco I covered it with Magnate, who specialise in such things. I have not needed to claim so cannot recommend them, other than they covered amount at reasonable costs, and yes they cover stuff away fro...
by Byegad
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco speeds and cv settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Loco speeds and cv settings?

As a DC dinosaur, I'm often impressed at shows with the low speeds reliably possible on DCC. However at show after show I see mainline expresses ambling along at a scale crawl. If 60mph = 88ft/sec, which it does, and your OO scale is 1/76, then at 1ft/sec you are travelling at just over 50mph, a not...
by Byegad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?
Replies: 35
Views: 2482

Re: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?

It's a hobby that can be 'all things to all men', and women. For me I like watching the trains go by, and enjoy a little shunting. So my main layout has both. I am also building a small shunting layout. Neither would satisfy the rivet counters, and a do admire their dedication to their standards, bu...
by Byegad
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Moving from 00 to N
Replies: 13
Views: 2239

Re: Moving from 00 to N

I'm in my late 60s, have arthritic hands and find N gauge is easily doable. I've been in N since 1974 [or 5, memory fails me] and can strip and rebuild any N gauge item I've got, and I have a LOT!

OO users frequently tell me N is too fiddly.
by Byegad
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How to sell N-guage railway?
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: How to sell N-guage railway?

Ebay prices continue to amaze. Selling individually on such a site is likely to be time consuming, but ultimately likely to maximise the income. Selling to a large dealer is fast, we did it when my dad died some 33 years ago, and it all goes in one lump. This suited mam. I'd work on the assumption t...
by Byegad
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wagon Wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: Wagon Wheels

Did wagons ever run with different style wheels at either end?
by Byegad
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 6807

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

I can understand Rails and Hattons being a bit peeved. I can understand Hornby thinking 'we do the terrier'. However I suspect that the [model] world situation, where most things are designed here for our market and made in China, made it inevitable that the bigger shops would go into production for...
by Byegad
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Thoughts which may help the manufacturers, the trade and the modellers alike.
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Thoughts which may help the manufacturers, the trade and the modellers alike.

In N gauge we have Union Mills making a small range of inside cylinder robust, simply detailed tender steam locos that run forever, haul huge loads and are easy to maintain. Prices are around £80. Then we have Dapol and Graham Farish making increasingly beautiful, but also increasingly fragile steam...

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