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by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Push -Pull operations
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Push -Pull operations

As I understand the rules, any passenger train can be propelled through a trailing crossover provided the points are fitted with facing point locks. I have been on a train following that procedure a couple of times where the line has been blocked for engineering or as a result of a derailment. A pas...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 79
Views: 9111

Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Lovely little model Ex-Pat, really adds the finishing touch to the building. On the prototype, was there a chain or other retaining device to prevent over enthusiastic manoeuvring of the tub resulting in it ending up in the tender of the locomotive?

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Uncoupling
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Uncoupling

This was an idea I developed for my Inglenook, 100% homemade https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=33932&start=465#p654477

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1224
Views: 137573

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Well Geoff it seems wagon kit building is contagious as well. With us back in near lockdown I have ordered six Dapol kits to keep me occupied through the long winter evenings, 3 x 20T tank wagons with different brandings, 1 mineral wagon, 1 x cattle wagon and 1 x Meat Van. Construction will begin af...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My personal layout under endless (re)construction
Replies: 282
Views: 12662

Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Some seriously good modelling going on there, couldn't help thinking that the style of buildings your are creating bore a lot of similarity with the buildings graphically created for in the computer game "Uncharted 4" (the wife plays it all the time)

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside Buchanan Street
Replies: 832
Views: 128849

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Thanks all - there have been a recent series of videos on you Tube that has really got my creative juices flowing around the old Glasgow Central Low Level Line and its associated routes. Here is the link to the series of videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP8Ze5Sgr6_F3nEBADWfvg There is also t...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 331
Views: 40385

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

I would definitely go for black drab for the downpipes, chances are they would have been cast iron and would have corroded readily, with the paint peeling off to reveal a dark brown/black corroded surface that would have been at the bottom of the list for maintenance. A bit of brown rust weathering ...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside Buchanan Street
Replies: 832
Views: 128849

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Stainsacre wrote:
so hopefully by Xmas


Which Christmas :lol: :lol: :lol:


I would like to think that it will be this Xmas, you might just have laid down the gauntlet to me :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside Buchanan Street
Replies: 832
Views: 128849

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Plan update. The slow progress in getting things done has not been entirely wasteful as I have been continually poring over the track diagram and making some tweaks and firming up other part of the layout. trackplan.jpg The main changes have been away from the area under construction, and are as fol...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 389
Views: 41006

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

That is a very effective use of backscenes Gencairn - like it!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 331
Views: 40385

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Really looking the business now Ex-Pat, fantastic work, looking forward to seeing it in position.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside Buchanan Street
Replies: 832
Views: 128849

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Greetings All! So I have moved slowly forward with the eastern throat of Northbridge, all points are now in position with the slots cut out to locate the motors. If I was to start completely from scratch I would use the underboard PL-9 Turnout Motor Mounting Plates and extended pins, but this is the...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Track Distance From Platforms
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: Track Distance From Platforms

Actually quite a prototypical problem, stories of platforms being scraped by cylinders etc were not uncommon, and even in the modern era the engineers still get it wrong - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27497727 . I agree with the previous posts, check your distances and heights against you...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello from the Forth Bridge - almost
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: Hello from the Forth Bridge - almost

Hi Rob - Good to see another Scottish Modeller on the forum, if you look at the last few pages of my layout thread you can see what can be done in 8ft by 18", and it could be squeezed to 12" at a push. Edit https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=33932&sta...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: carbon Black
Replies: 19
Views: 893

Re: carbon Black

Having worked in a Tyre Factory for 13 years I agree totally with Bufferstop, Carbon Black is nasty stuff that gets into every pore and is very difficult to wash off, you can sweat the stuff out days after coming into contact with it.

Jim

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