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by footplat47
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby make attempt at World Domination
Replies: 21
Views: 3274

Re: Hornby make attempt at World Domination

World domination,,,well ,, Hornby/Tri-Ang almost did that years ago with OO gauge when almost all of the rest of the world played with HO........... :D
by footplat47
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby make attempt at World Domination
Replies: 21
Views: 3274

Re: Hornby make attempt at World Domination

Hello Bigmat ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thanks for pointing out about the Bagnall and that is just the sort of thing the Rail Road Range should be bringing in to attract yougsters into the hobby. I just had look at it and not my cup of tea (not steam) It is nice to know that RR Range is not dead I would su...
by footplat47
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby make attempt at World Domination
Replies: 21
Views: 3274

Re: Hornby make attempt at World Domination

Just had look at it. The Ruston. £80. Are they having a laugh. Little while ago they were selling large locos like Tornados etc; less than that. Sorry chaps but I think Hornbys prices are often quite mad. What ever happened to the Railraod Range for the youngsters.
by footplat47
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Fixing track to inclines
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Fixing track to inclines

I must say I dont like foam for trackbed. When laying track I believe most people pin down the track firmly on to ply (I know some dont but that is up to them) and it stays put and is reliable. So why do people want you change things when they build an incline. What is wrong with the time honered wa...
by footplat47
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: A couple of questions Re. track
Replies: 19
Views: 2069

Re: A couple of questions Re. track

Hello Buelligan,,,,,,,,, Please dont shoot the messanger. I intended my post to be a general guide to beginners. I have in the past learnt that a point may look nice but some body sold it because it gave them problems. I know the cost of track and points can seem expencive but personally buying good...
by footplat47
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: A couple of questions Re. track
Replies: 19
Views: 2069

Re: A couple of questions Re. track

I don't know if Peco list the point spring as a spare, but they sent me some when I last enquired if they were available. Hello Bufferstop,,, Yes Peco are very good like that. They always used to and as far as I know they still do offer the service of point spring replacement for free as long as th...
by footplat47
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: A couple of questions Re. track
Replies: 19
Views: 2069

Re: A couple of questions Re. track

Only thing I would say about using all this track which is of questionable quality found in the loft or bought cheap on e-bay ect; is good luck. The most importent thing about building a model railway is to get the track right. If the track is not layed well with good quality track and fixed down to...
by footplat47
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Making basic land scape ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Making basic land scape ideas

Excellent stuff......... I'm learning lots todays talking to you chaps...Thank you very much for reply's..............john
by footplat47
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: new member says hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1495

Re: new member says hello

Mee who said that Buffer.......... :lol:
by footplat47
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Making basic land scape ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Making basic land scape ideas

Thanks for that Flying, That sounds good to me.....................John
by footplat47
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Making basic land scape ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Making basic land scape ideas

I am getting to the point where my thoughts are turning towards the basic land scape. On previous lay outs I have used chicken wire and papier mash using wall paper paste and old newspapers but I am thinking things are changing and noticed that people use things like polystyrene packing these days. ...
by footplat47
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: new member says hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1495

Re: new member says hello

Hello and welcome.
The only advice I would give is if any old track is laying around happends to be steel then through it away and buy some new Nickle silver track such as Peco set track or Streamline. The old steel track can be more trouble than it is worth in the future.
by footplat47
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Revell Contacta Professional
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Revell Contacta Professional

Your welcome.........John

PS ......If you want to try and go the fluid way I would try paint thinners the type used in the motor trade for celulose spraying. Horible smell and dont breath the stuff do it outside.
by footplat47
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: A couple of questions Re. track
Replies: 19
Views: 2069

Re: A couple of questions Re. track

I am in the process of building a new layout and have used peco catch points for many years. I place them near the ends of sidings and places near a signal in a yard. They do add bit more realisum to the layout but I have never fitted a motor on one, as I look upon them as a senic itam. As you all p...
by footplat47
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Revell Contacta Professional
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Revell Contacta Professional

I bought a tube but like you it dried hard in the tube but cleared my one with a pin. when my one blocked I looked up the reviews to see what other peaple were saying about the product. One chap said he cleared his blocked metal tube by heating it and pushing wire in to clear it. I have never tried ...

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