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by 4472
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Airfix set
Replies: 10
Views: 694

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: 388

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: 1405

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: 1225

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: 1405

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: 654

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: 5839

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: 106435

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: 5776

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: 14198

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: 14198

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:
by 4472
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Found on the BBC
Replies: 7
Views: 4001

Found on the BBC

Try this one for size !! I wouldn't leave it in my front garden

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/p ... html/1.stm
by 4472
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Thinking of building a funicular!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2542

Re: Thinking of building a funicular!!

I saw one on a stand at the Alexandra Palace show recently. I think it was a kit, but could be wrong
by 4472
Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lees N gauge Shed railway
Replies: 348
Views: 39913

Ducks and wildfowl for the lake are made by Preiser. I got mine on Ebay, but you should find them at Gaugemaster, or any Preiser supplier :)
by 4472
Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Scalescenes.com
Replies: 69
Views: 24143

I have downloaded the free one as a challenge to build. I am having trouble getting a small amount of 2mm card. The model shops here seem to do A4 up to 300gm which is about 1mm, but for 2mm it's about A1 and £4.50. I think I will have to resort to glueing a couple back to back. All to cardboard bo...

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