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by Zunnan
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Just do as it says
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: Just do as it says

[sarcasm] Sorry, but that sign is clearly discriminating against the illiterate, to the point that it practically says as much...'if you can't read the sign you are therefore on a train and so can cross the tracks'?! And we all know that fighting discrimination is far more important than safety, bri...
by Zunnan
Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: DJM
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: DJM

Being as Dave Jones himself says that he's producing the 00 gauge J94 initially to get a turnaround on his investment so that he can fund the development of further models, I'd say the N Gauge J94 is a very long way off yet. Looking at his timescale, the only CAD work that he's said has been tweaked...
by Zunnan
Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I think I need to lie down
Replies: 33
Views: 3457

Re: I think I need to lie down

I remember those, but I could have sworn there was more than 8 made unless there was different running numbers produced. There was 2 WD liveried 8Fs in Beatties (model shop in Birmingham Palisades) back when they used to stock Wrenn, going back to the late '80s/early '90s though. I was quite disappo...
by Zunnan
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Telegraph poles distance
Replies: 16
Views: 4447

Re: Telegraph poles distance

Describing it as 'along side a road' I will assume that it is telephone lines rather than the railway telegraph system you're after. The maximum span is 60m for dropwires and aerial cables, there are other multi-cored cables (CAD55) that has a lower span limit. Also remember that there is only two c...
by Zunnan
Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: British Railways lettering on the side of a loco?
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: British Railways lettering on the side of a loco?

It was applied in 1948 and part of (if not throughout) 1949 as far as I'm aware, until replaced by the BR emblem
by Zunnan
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: LMS Coronation Coaches. What are the options?
Replies: 35
Views: 4202

Re: LMS Coronation Coaches. What are the options?

Cor blimey...you'd have thought that on a long haul like the Coronation an older D1685 would be more user friendly! :wink:
by Zunnan
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: LMS Coronation Coaches. What are the options?
Replies: 35
Views: 4202

Re: LMS Coronation Coaches. What are the options?

The coaches were conversions of diagrams listed on the wiki link, its not wrong exactly, but the conversions did bring about the diagrams listed in Essery & Jenkinson. As far as I'm aware, the greatest visual difference is the pressure ventilation altering the rooftop equipment, being ducted rat...
by Zunnan
Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: LMS Coronation Coaches. What are the options?
Replies: 35
Views: 4202

Re: LMS Coronation Coaches. What are the options?

57 ft Corridor Brake 1st, D1961 - neither 247 nor Comet do this 57 ft Corridor 1st, D1960 - neither 247 nor Comet do this I don't know why the first two are not made. These two coaches are basically a pressure ventilated version of the D1930 corridor first (kit M30) and D1910 corridor brake first (...
by Zunnan
Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmann class 45 nose ends
Replies: 11
Views: 1348

Re: Bachmann class 45 nose ends

If you were to produce the nose replacement from the seam downwards, you only need to match the curvature of the sides of the nose and not the top of the bonnet as well. The join could then be disguised as the nose seam itself leaving just the sides to blend in, much of which would be against grille...
by Zunnan
Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmann class 45 nose ends
Replies: 11
Views: 1348

Re: Bachmann class 45 nose ends

With the increasing availability of 3D printing it shouldn't be too hard to produce replacement noses, the seam weld at the top of a Peaks nose is a perfect place to site the join meaning that replicating the curves at the top of the nose are completely avoided.
by Zunnan
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Duplicate Reference list
Replies: 22
Views: 2144

Re: Duplicate Reference list

Off the top of my head, these are the Diesels that I can think of ~ Class 03 - Mainline, Replica, Bachmann Class 04 - Bachmann Class 06 - Hornby (vaguely) Class 08/09 - Wrenn, Triang, Bachmann, Hornby, Lima Class 14 - Heljan/Hattons Class 15 - Heljan Class 16 - Heljan Class 17 - Heljan Class 20 - Wr...
by Zunnan
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Z gauge ?
Replies: 13
Views: 5628

Re: Z gauge ?

Marklin isn't the only Z gauge supplier out there, you can also get US outline in RTR Z scale and the prices are far more palatable with diesels costing between £80-£160 brand new from Microtrains.
by Zunnan
Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish steam
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Re: Farish steam

I find with those older Farish (ex-Poole) models, a little tweaking of the pony truck and tender mountings can help considerably. I had a Duchess which out of the box would just about manage 7 coaches. After a few tweaks to stop the pony and tender having any lifting effect upon the drivers it would...
by Zunnan
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Invisible Train
Replies: 22
Views: 2113

Re: Invisible Train

Evidently so! Its all a figment of movie fiction :lol:
by Zunnan
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Invisible Train
Replies: 22
Views: 2113

Re: Invisible Train

Didn't you know? If you haven't seen something in the flesh its obviously a photoshopped fake... :roll:

I remember seeing trains loaded like this under the wires at Patna, truly insane!

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