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by wobblybob
Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Mathieson Models
Replies: 42
Views: 4931

Re: Mathieson Models

The detail looks astonishing. As for the clear rapido couplers, I suppose there's only one way to find out.... Just placed an order for a couple of wagons.
by wobblybob
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Rails across the Emerald Isle
Replies: 8
Views: 2892

Re: Rails across the Emerald Isle

Great photos - many thanks!
by wobblybob
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Mathieson Models
Replies: 42
Views: 4931

Mathieson Models

Has anyone bought any of the newly-launched Mathieson Models? Link: http://www.mathiesonmodels.com/index.php

And, if so, what is their opinion?
by wobblybob
Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]
Replies: 18
Views: 1543

Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

The colours/layout are the same as the Pickering station signs on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, so I'd say it is a railway station sign.
by wobblybob
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Your opinions on current DMU's
Replies: 76
Views: 5212

Re: Your opinions on current DMU's

I'm sure I've sat next to a pillar on a 158 Certain seats on a class 101 don't have that greater view out of the window so it's nothing new. Agree that 'airline seating' and window pillars blocking views have been around a long time, and it was definitely BR that got the ball rolling. The problem o...
by wobblybob
Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Your opinions on current DMU's
Replies: 76
Views: 5212

Re: Your opinions on current DMU's

Fleets need to be flexible, which locos and coaches are not. This is a rail industry half-truth that has had currency since Beeching's day. In some respects MUs are flexible, but in others they are not. It is true that MUs can often carry-on in service even with one failed power car, whereas a fail...
by wobblybob
Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Your opinions on current DMU's
Replies: 76
Views: 5212

Re: Your opinions on current DMU's

TPE Class 185s: Comfortable seating, quiet (on the inside!), smooth ride and brisk acceleration. Drawbacks? A cluttered layout of luggage pens, bike racks, switch cabinets etc. Class 158s: Seats are too low and too close together, narrow doorways and poor circulation areas at entrances. Some improve...
by wobblybob
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Walmington Pier Tramway
Replies: 23
Views: 2991

Yes Dave, the Dante quote should have been in the 'mission statement' of one of my former employers!
by wobblybob
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Walmington Pier Tramway
Replies: 23
Views: 2991

Dave, that is brilliant - and it shows what can be achieved in a small space, but still be crammed with interesting detail. An example to us all!

P.S. Great sign-off quote. :D
by wobblybob
Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: HV Cornmoor SD/WRD
Replies: 49
Views: 10329

Ballast and glue doesn't cause shorts but it can - and does - break electrical contact. Sometimes it's because the ballast impedes wheel/rail contact. Sometimes it's the glue seeping on to the moving rails and contacts, thus breaking the circuit.
by wobblybob
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: HV Cornmoor SD/WRD
Replies: 49
Views: 10329

Looking good. The track layout should offer lots of shunting options. As for ballasting, it's my pet hate. :evil:
by wobblybob
Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Guildham Depot Layout
Replies: 15
Views: 4031

As others have said, it's looking promising. Depots always offer plenty of operating opportunities - and give an excuse for acquiring lots of motive power!
by wobblybob
Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: HV Cornmoor SD/WRD
Replies: 49
Views: 10329

Sounds interesting Josh. Look forward to reading more. Do you plan to use some sort of 'timetable' or loading/unloading schedule to operate the railway or will you ad lib?
by wobblybob
Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New project....
Replies: 41
Views: 4224

The baseboard joinery is very impressive Dinmore. A stark contrast to mine which are, well let's just say they are in keeping with the light railway nature of the layout!

Look forward to seeing the layout develop.

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