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by Mountain
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Peco launching 1:120 TT
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: Peco launching 1:120 TT

I understand now. I assumed TT was 3mm scale. I did not know that.
by Mountain
Thu Jun 09, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Peco launching 1:120 TT
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: Peco launching 1:120 TT

I always thought TT (3mm) was the best of both worlds. Space saving, but still reasonably sized to not look like a Wood Lice moving around the layout! :o Its such a shame there is so little ready to run (RTR) UK outline items available in 3mm TT scale, if any? All I've seen is kits. Brave of Peco t...
by Mountain
Thu Jun 09, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus
Replies: 29
Views: 704

Re: Advice/commentary sought on a large terminus

Have you looked at the lovely Triang/Hornby red brick buildings? Elaines Trains has some. Look at "00 Accessories" section on her site. https://www.elaines-trains.co.uk/index.php?cat=28313 The signalbox and station buildings all can be improved simply by smearing grey paint into the brick ...
by Mountain
Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Peco launching 1:120 TT
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: Peco launching 1:120 TT

We were having discussions about this on a narrow gauge site. Is a brave move which could well take off as it makes sense. Is TT gauge width track but to a smaller scale of 2.5mm to correct the gauge to scale inaccuracies. The other manufacturers will no doubt take a look and for those who want a ta...
by Mountain
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Catching Up On Part Finished Things
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Catching Up On Part Finished Things

You have quite a big layout there. How large is the room?
by Mountain
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: GRW 'Iron Mink'
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: GWR 'Iron Mink'

Did the prototype have a floor? Yes, naturally enough. The floor isn't vital for a 4mm model van, and if one was provided in an ABS kit I expect it would have been piece of 20 thou plasticard for the builder to cut to size and install, as this was what Adrian provided for open wagons. Simple fact w...
by Mountain
Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 171
Views: 171880

Re: BARGAINS!

Used to have a sound fitted Bachmann 37 when they first came out. They were not cheap. Bought it to see what sound was like. Curiosity! Certainly raises the bar a bit but then one wants to equip everything with sound to match and the cost of that in those days (Even today it is way beyond my budget...
by Mountain
Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: GRW 'Iron Mink'
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: GRW 'Iron Mink'

Did the prototype have a floor?

I am wondering as I have an early Peco 0-16.5 coach kit all complete and unmade and that has no floor. Seems like many of the older kits had no floors?

I am going to add a floor when I build it. :)
by Mountain
Mon Jun 06, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A funny little layout
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: A funny little layout

Interesting buildings.
by Mountain
Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 171
Views: 171880

Re: BARGAINS!

Used to have a sound fitted Bachmann 37 when they first came out. They were not cheap. Bought it to see what sound was like. Curiosity! Certainly raises the bar a bit but then one wants to equip everything with sound to match and the cost of that in those days (Even today it is way beyond my budget)...
by Mountain
Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: First Radius Curves...
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: First Radius Curves...

Is fascinating as we see things differently according to the device we use. Makes me think what else this happens with?
by Mountain
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Things Happen.
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Things Happen.

They did seem to be taking a few risks when assessing the area. I would certainly not have gone underneath that section of bridge or been close when they moved it, especially as if it did start to topple one could not make a run for it whilst waist deep in water!
by Mountain
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Adding Pickups to Your Locos/tenders
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Adding Pickups to Your Locos/tenders

I was given a few old guitar strings. Not tried them yet. I have no idea what strings they are. They are metal. (Nylon guitar strings don't work).
by Mountain
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The end of the tension lock? And other news.
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: The end of the tension lock? And other news.

I remember those Lego ones. All I ever had was a single wagon (Van) and some straight track as it was far too expensive to buy more. Gave up trying to get more when I was a kid and I bought real model trains instead! :D
by Mountain
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: First Radius Curves...
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: First Radius Curves...

Sorry. I didn't notice, and also I was having difficulty with the internet this morning as it was on a go-slow and was also was nipping out so I only had a brief look. On my tablet, as the film was from a 360 degree camera it looks like the centre has a very sharp curve, though in reality it is all ...

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