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by stuartp
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1655

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

The Crewe crane (ADRC96719) was built in 1939 as a 45tonner and would have had a fabricated jib similar to the old Hornby Dublo one. The current jib is a welded replacement fitted in 1968 which is why it resembles the modern Hornby one. It looks radically different to its as built condition. Its the...
by stuartp
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 1128

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

Whatever users think the answer will either be "it's for your own good" or "if you don't like it, leave".

Funnily enough Britmodeller uses exactly the same software and somehow manages to not fall over every time it's updated. And they still have "View New Content".
by stuartp
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1655

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

I was thinking Red or Black for 1959 - 64 Most (all ?) cranes in 1959 would have been overall black. However, when the 75 tonners were ordered from Cowans Sheldon under the Modernisation Plan red was specified, apparently in an effort to boost morale in / recognise the efforts of breakdown gangs. A...
by stuartp
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1655

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

1. Not that I'm aware of. 2. Red. Lined yellow/black at first, simplified to plain red from the late 60s/early 70s. 3. Released as R6104 in 2002, or R197 in 1999, both in red/black, which I can't find an example of in real life. Released in plain red in 1982 as R739. There is also R6602 in red/black...
by stuartp
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 'black 5' problem
Replies: 15
Views: 2342

Re: Hornby 'black 5' problem

The Black Fives do seem prone to bendy con-rod issues, two of mine have bent inwards and caught on the connecting rods. If you're lucky it jams and stops, if not it mangles the slide bars as well. The next one I have issues with will get a bit of NS or hard brass wire soldered along the inside botto...
by stuartp
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco 3-way Point
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Peco 3-way Point

If that's Streamline rather than Setrack it won't fit the standard Setrack curves. Use flexi instead, you can get a gauge to keep the spacing correct and a straightedge helps you lay it straight.
by stuartp
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Future Concepts and Traditions.
Replies: 24
Views: 976

Re: Future Concepts and Traditions.

This crops up on kit modelling forums from time to time, usually in the form of AMS - Advanced Modeller Syndrome. AMS is the inability to build a £10 plastic kit without adding at least £50-worth of resin and photo-etch accessories and spending three months applying a two-colour paint job. Not quite...
by stuartp
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Cr class 104 loco query
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Cr class 104 loco query

I suspect the number of people who've built a 104 Class from anything (including the Caley Coaches etched kit) is quite small so you may be breaking new ground here. It's a very small prototype and there isn't much boiler to hide the motor in so any chassis designed to fit a tank engine is going to ...
by stuartp
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Legality or moral ethics
Replies: 43
Views: 1719

Re: Legality or moral ethics

In the same vein, if I receive an item I never ordered with no invoice or sender's address enclosed, assuming I allow a reasonable tme for the seller to realise that they've mailed it out to the wrong customer, can I legitimately put it in the charity bag ? I assume it's an ebay seller we've dealt w...
by stuartp
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Station signage
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Station signage

Gill Sans for your 1950s period, more details here: https://thebeautyoftransport.com/2013/01/02/the-font-of-all-knowledge-gill-sans-and-british-railways-signage/ You should be ablre to work out the height by looking at that 'Barnstaple' sign in the link but it could be adjusted slightly to make long...
by stuartp
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Sovereign and Signature Collections
Replies: 15
Views: 1136

Re: Hornby Sovereign and Signature Collections

ermmm very prewar PO wagons with a BR livereied loco? Ok, so my interest in PO wagons doesn't extend to being able to recognise 'very prewar' ones from 'ones which staggered on into the 1950s without being re-painted'. They were all bare wood / flaking paint withh "Pxxxxxxx" numbers or re...
by stuartp
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Nuclear Waste.
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Nuclear Waste.

300,000 tons of not radioactive mud from a construction site (not nuclear waste) would need a very large warehouse or a very large hole in the Brecon Beacons.
by stuartp
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Sovereign and Signature Collections
Replies: 15
Views: 1136

Re: Hornby Sovereign and Signature Collections

Reminds me of the Majestic trainset with a BR early crest Peppercorn matched with a RES class 47. No such horrors if you follow the link, the only real howler (as opposed to slightly elastic interpretation of time and geography) is the lack of a brake van in the the East Lincs train set. Two of the...
by stuartp
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again

Read an interesting comment here https://www.licensingsource.net/hornby-to-step-back-from-thomas-friends/ Anyone know what toy safety age restrictions are being referred to, the existing European regulations date form 2009, why quote this as a reason now? The TTTE market has shifted noticeably from...

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