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by b308
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Fast clock for running to a timetable
Replies: 26
Views: 4901

Re: Fast clock for running to a timetable

Which is exactly what I wrote: time is being artificially compressed in order to give the appearance of a busy service ! Remember: the observer has no way to tell whether a 'fast clock' is used, so why bother ? Err, no, that is not what I said. It's being done to get rid of the "dead time"...
by b308
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Fast clock for running to a timetable
Replies: 26
Views: 4901

Re: Fast clock for running to a timetable

'The answer is simple: what they are trying to achieve is the impression of a busy railway system, I don't think they are. Rev Denny, possibly one of the most well known users of it modelled a quietish terminus and branch line. If you stand at a terminal station such as he modelled in Real Life you...
by b308
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Freight Train Marshalling 1960-62 and other relevant Documents
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Freight Train Marshalling 1960-62 and other relevant Documents

The other obvious source for train consists is photos of trains in the area for the period you are looking at. That would also give some oddities that might not show up on some written records.
by b308
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Kit Glue
Replies: 14
Views: 1376

Re: Kit Glue

I always use "Canopy Glue" (or similar) for glazing, no chance of ruining the glazing then!
by b308
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: motorised fairground models
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: motorised fairground models

davidbrown wrote:Langley and Faller stuff is very expensive.


But very nicely detailed if you have the painting skills... Card is fine for certain "textures" but looks cheap when used for something it isn't suited to.
by b308
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mystery CCT
Replies: 8
Views: 1604

Re: Mystery CCT

What gauge/scale is it?
by b308
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Has the torrent of new RTR OO suppliers halted?
Replies: 11
Views: 1509

Re: Has the torrent of new RTR OO suppliers halted?

Perhaps they've found out that it's not the money spinner they expected it to be...
by b308
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Using Contiboard For A Baseboard?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

Re: Using Contiboard For A Baseboard?

I use them to locate the track, I've not found another method which does the job anywhere near as well... Of course after ballasting you can always remove them!
by b308
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Steam Shunter Lighting Question?
Replies: 20
Views: 2294

Re: Steam Shunter Lighting Question?

They still aren't as bright as the LEDs on many models, Pete.
by b308
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Looking to construct a non-permanent layout on modular baseboards
Replies: 16
Views: 1723

Re: Looking to construct a non-permanent layout on modular baseboards

As a temporary measure that would work but with that many joints you will suffer voltage drop as you go round the circuit. You are best having wires connecting each board to the next one and just using rail joiners to line up the track. There are plenty of connectors you can buy cheap, if it's only ...
by b308
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 3848

Re: We need to talk about costs

I can see that the hobby is completely inaccessible for kids of lower income families whereas it probably wasn't a couple of decades back. 20 years ago you probably could pick up some playworn but useable stuff from the local free ads paper if you were lower income. If stuff was broken, quite a lot...
by b308
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 3848

Re: We need to talk about costs

Since then, prices have gone up year by year at a steady growth which is slightly above what one would expect with inflation. But as we've said, Mountain, it's nothing to do with inflation here in the UK. The goods are made in China and the labour costs have gone up way above any inflation figures ...

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