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by 4472
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Coranation Scot stopped
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Coranation Scot stopped

I have the above train pack that I bought some years ago but never run. I put it on track and it stuttered, so I thought it might need running in. I used first just the loco, then added the tender, and after about 10 minutes running I hooked up the three coaches. It was running ok for about 15 minut...
by 4472
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest loco
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Shortest loco

I am looking for a very short loco to pull one wagon end to end on a short piece of track. It doesn't matter if it is diesel or steam, and livery is unimportant. The Smokey Joe style pugs are too long, but I see an industrial pug that looks about 8.5 cms, but seem to be quite rare on the secondhand ...
by 4472
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: LED or Grain of wheat
Replies: 2
Views: 215

LED or Grain of wheat

Apart from the longevity and cooler running is there any other reason to use LED. The grain of wheat seem to have a softer light and I would not like to have really bright street and building illumination. Is the heat generated by GOW a real problem inside cardboard buildings ?
by 4472
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ballasting the track
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Ballasting the track

Has anyone experience of using the Proses type device for ballasting. I intend to use glue after the ballast has been laid and adjusted, not at the same time as laying it
by 4472
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Airfix set
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Airfix set

I have acquired a box containing an Airfix GMR (Great Model Railways) set of a Locomotive and 3 Blood and Custard coaches along with an oval of track, transformer and speed controller. On the box it is named St. Pancras to Derby circ. 1958. The set is dated 1979, and should have some cardboard build...
by 4472
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: road laying
Replies: 3
Views: 367

road laying

What is the best way to lay a road. Most of the propriety roads seem to go in straight lines and I want to have gentle curves. I am going to use Metcalfe pavements
by 4472
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lighting up the railway layout
Replies: 19
Views: 1313

Re: Lighting up the railway layout

Got a set from Ebay at 1.15 delivered and they are exactly what I need. Thanks jelly crimps are specifically designed for telecom solid wires and are just IDC connectors with "waterproofing" (not your obvious choice) You have every other style at your disposal:- IDC Insulated Crimps Self s...
by 4472
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hiding wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 1145

Hiding wiring

I am going to light up my Hornby station with Hornby canopies and am scratching my rear trying to figure out how to drop the supply wires from the lamps in the canopies down to the baseboard without them showing too much. I realise I will have to drill a supply hole or holes, but I am not a master o...
by 4472
Sat May 27, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lighting up the railway layout
Replies: 19
Views: 1313

Lighting up the railway layout

I am building a new layout and want to add lights. However I am not confident or competent in the art of soldering so want to use another method of joining the wires. The worry I have is that the wires that come with lights are very thin, and the normal terminal blocks do not crimp the wire securely...
by 4472
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Competition
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Hornby Competition

Has anyone noticed that this months competition has not appeared :!:
by 4472
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Pullman Coaches
Replies: 26
Views: 5745

Re: Hornby Pullman Coaches

I had the same problem with my Golden Arrow set. I sent it back to Hornby who fitted modified couplings and problem solved. I don't know if these modified couplings are available from Hornby, but they should be if you contact them, as they are aware of the problem
by 4472
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 757
Views: 104900

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

RE the conker tip. We have used them in our house for some years with success. One inside each room entrance seems to do the trick. Just remember to change them every year when the new ones drop from the trees cos the're FREE :lol: :lol:
by 4472
Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: my first layout.no name yet
Replies: 64
Views: 5564

Re: my first layout.no name yet

Could you fit another set of points to that curved inner siding to give another connection to the inner loop just before the level crossing. It looks sort of possible and the loop doesn't look as if it is a siding. Just an observation, not a criticism
by 4472
Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dungness Nuclear Flask Transfer Terminal
Replies: 191
Views: 13950

Re: Dungness Nuclear Flask Transfer Terminal

If you have a look on Google Earth, you will find a good plan of the area, including the RHDR, Cafe, and the 2 lighthouses next to the power station. Rumour has it too that the fishing is good there due to the warm water from the coolers :roll:
by 4472
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dungness Nuclear Flask Transfer Terminal
Replies: 191
Views: 13950

Re: Dungness Nuclear Flask Transfer Terminal

Will you be adding the RH&DR loop with the little cafe that does super fish & chips :wink: :wink:

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