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by hairyhandedfool
Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Powering a layout
Replies: 6
Views: 1282

Re: Powering a layout

The Thomas and Bill set is DC controlled out of the box. The set contains a DC controller for a single track. From the basic pack you could only control one train at a time, unless you wanted both the trains to do the same thing all the time, which could cause accidents and collisions. If you are pl...
by hairyhandedfool
Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: DRS Bicester is GO! - Well short of.
Replies: 23
Views: 2738

Re: DRS Bicester is GO! - Well short of.

I was about to say the FNAs are not the easiest to get hold of as they are only in kit form, mine being Genesis kits examples: http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll50/hairyhandedfool/nuketrainheadswrongline.jpg But you kyboshed that, so, I will instead suggest that you have two through roads at your...
by hairyhandedfool
Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons
Replies: 488
Views: 45726

Re: Hattons

If I have a large order I tend to use Hattons, but often it is easier for me to go to my local for the odd item and get stuff as I can get 10% off Hornby stock, which ofsets against postage. My latest eye at Hattons list is tempting though, my Lima products are coping less and less with the strains ...
by hairyhandedfool
Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New Layout Pre-lims. thread; p.54 - by PeterH
Replies: 805
Views: 78008

Re: My Run-about Layout

My post above would appear to be erroneous. Ooooops. 47808 started life as D1674 in BR green in 1965, being named 'SAMSON' after 6 months, it was later repainted standard BR blue, it then became 47088 in 1974 keeping its name. Both its nameplates were 'lost' by mid 85. Its next repaint was into BR l...
by hairyhandedfool
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham
Replies: 49
Views: 4003

Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

The layout plan: http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll50/hairyhandedfool/layoutplan.jpg Red is station buildings, purple is covered or non scenic track, blue is platform, pink is footbridge, green is railway buildings, grey is level crossing, turquoise is power feeds and brown(ish) is tunnel mouths ...
by hairyhandedfool
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New Layout Pre-lims. thread; p.54 - by PeterH
Replies: 805
Views: 78008

Re: My Run-about Layout

47808 only carried Large logo blue and Intercity livery. As 47653 (before it became 47808) and 47781 (after being 47808) it carried RES livery.
by hairyhandedfool
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: TMD - Somewhere in London (N Gauge)
Replies: 22
Views: 3936

Re: MPD - Somewhere in London (N Gauge)

Firstly, I would say, make sure you have a plan as to where tracks go before laying any scenery, if you don't you might add a wall or grass verge in a track bed! Secondly, personally, shunting locos back and forward between sidings (as you would have to (two sidings top left and three sidings top mi...
by hairyhandedfool
Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham
Replies: 49
Views: 4003

Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Some more pics: The local youths have made their mark. http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll50/hairyhandedfool/busstop.jpg An American car importer has set up shop in Bourne. http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll50/hairyhandedfool/cardealer.jpg some oler ballast wagons, (unfortunately the signal gan...
by hairyhandedfool
Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham
Replies: 49
Views: 4003

Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

The Dapol model isn't the best is it! but even on this kit the doors are a bit to square, minor quibble I suppose.
by hairyhandedfool
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham
Replies: 49
Views: 4003

Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

They are the DC Kits resin kit, to be honest though, next time I get some 150s they will be the Bratchell models plastic ones or the Bachmann ones (if they are ever released), I didn't like the vacuum formed plastic windows in this kit and the lack of window etch for the cab windows. But I can't fau...
by hairyhandedfool
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham
Replies: 49
Views: 4003

Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

There is some scenery on the layout..... http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll50/hairyhandedfool/bournestation.jpg http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll50/hairyhandedfool/150passesshed.jpg http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll50/hairyhandedfool/nqmaintenanceyard.jpg
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham
Replies: 49
Views: 4003

Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll50/hairyhandedfool/Welcome.jpg Set on the Woodhead route between Sheffield and Penistone, Ablingham and neighbouring village Bourne host a variety of trains running between Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Bradford, and York, aswell as a small number of VXC and MML...
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Your favourite Model, Any gauge.
Replies: 129
Views: 24075

Re: Your favourite Model, Any gauge.

This should be my current favourite as I have not long finished building it.
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But I think it is this really.

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by hairyhandedfool
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: carbbie bridge layout
Replies: 103
Views: 18711

Re: my first layout

Looking good so far, might I suggest though, that instead of using clear plastic as a base for the men (and women), you might consider very small balls of blue-tac (or other low tack substance), as this would give a more realistic look and still leave your people 'mobile'. Occasionally you may need ...
by hairyhandedfool
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: BR/NSE N gauge layout
Replies: 163
Views: 34094

Re: BR/NSE N gauge layout

weeder wrote:can you possibly give me some info on the dmu pictured, im trying to model this
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a5/2900.jpg


and thats the closest ive seen to it yet


Have you seen its wikipedia page? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IE_2900_Class

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