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by stuartp
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Future Concepts and Traditions.
Replies: 24
Views: 849

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: 378

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: 1517

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: 408

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: 1014

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: 245

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: 1014

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: 630

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...
by stuartp
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone seen this before?
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Anyone seen this before?

It looks like a Lincs coupler, very clever and unobtrusive bit of kit which is supposed to work exactly as Emmettman describes. I can't get them to couple as designed, the two 'quarterstaffs' just push against each other, but if you angle them very slightly backwards (like an AJ but not so acute) th...
by stuartp
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How much!!
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: How much!!

Quoted where and by who please ?
by stuartp
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Couplings
Replies: 17
Views: 724

Re: Couplings

The Mainline one (still availale from Bachmann - part no. 36-009) was pretty much bomb-proof too.
by stuartp
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Couplings
Replies: 17
Views: 724

Re: Couplings

And a note on terminology: "Buckeye couplers" is a term unfamiliar to me. Best I can figure is that it was a "brand" of knuckle coupler, and there are lots of different brands of knuckle coupler. "Knuckle couplers", or "autos" as in automatic couplers, are, I...
by stuartp
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What does the term rebuilt mean
Replies: 19
Views: 751

Re: What does the term rebuilt mean

Apart from improving performance and/or reliability (Scots, Bulleids), the extreme rebuilds were often 'accountancy' rebuilds where the company gained what was effectively a new loco from a scrap one. The reason being that rebuilds were funded from revenue whereas a completely new loco was capital e...
by stuartp
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 35
Views: 1214

Re: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

I loved the Westmoreland Gazette when I lived up there. They ran a front page story in the 1990s which essentially boiled down to "Man disappointed with new washing machine",
by stuartp
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced
Replies: 35
Views: 1214

Re: Windermere's replacement bus service replaced

You may have see the driver training trips, I'm reasonably sure they were in DRS livery by the time the proper service started. The restrictions are down to Bransty tunnel structure gauge and a couple of low platforms which foul 158 yaw dampers. What exactly the issue with 150s is I'm not sure. That...

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