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by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1305
Views: 174938

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

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Frys Five Boys at Bo'ness.

Next more station accessories (your choice)
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 96
Views: 9381

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Seen it all now! I track these on Ebay. They were down to £300 new at one point, now no longer made, second hand regularly go for £600-800, thought they may get to £1,000, but this takes the biscuit at €2,000! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZL009-HELJAN-89001-train-Ho-Terminal-a-conteneurs-Containerter...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby
Replies: 25
Views: 4217

Re: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby

Why on earth Hornby (and Bachmann) don't match the boxshifters prices and cut out the middle man altogether I don't know. For example, the new A2/2 and A2/3 Pacifics are available to preorder on the Hornby website at £189.99, delivery is £4.98 so total cost £194.97. On the Hattons website the price...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Airfix\Dapol Turntable
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Airfix\Dapol Turntable

Yes it is quite easy, unfortunately I don't have any photographs of how I did it on my last layout it was something like this. I drilled four holes in the centre pivot piece, just outside the circular raised section, I then fed copper wire (mains cross section) up through two of the holes, round the...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: where are the members ???????
Replies: 71
Views: 4241

Re: where are the members ???????

Yesterday I was cleaning all the track. No one wants to hear about that chore. :lol: Thanks End2end Cue 10 posts on the best way to clean track, two posts with unorthodox methods of cleaning track, another 10 posts on why it should never be done that way, five posts to dispute that (becoming increa...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby
Replies: 25
Views: 4217

Re: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby

Why on earth Hornby (and Bachmann) don't match the boxshifters prices and cut out the middle man altogether I don't know. For example, the new A2/2 and A2/3 Pacifics are available to preorder on the Hornby website at £189.99, delivery is £4.98 so total cost £194.97. On the Hattons website the price ...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Headshunt length
Replies: 10
Views: 1109

Re: Headshunt length

Possibly the shortest headshunt I have ever seen was at Partick Central Stanton in Glasgow, follow the links for pictures and maps https://www.railscot.co.uk/img/13/371/ https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19&lat=55.86862&lon=-4.30275&layers=170&b=1 I think I have worked out how th...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cille Bhrighde - a Strathclyde influenced Minories
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: Cille Bhrighde - a Strathclyde influenced Minories

Looking good, it brings back memories of my Gateside version 1 which was a slightly modified Minories. Certainly will be more fun to work than the present EK station, it used to be much more interesting, with Parcels vans being worked to Hairmyers for the Radio Times Printing Works, and various frei...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Taming Smokey Joe
Replies: 20
Views: 1308

Re: Taming Smokey Joe

Found this we beauty in my files, downloaded it from the web a long tome ago as I had a thought about building one myself

tender for y9.jpg


Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Maybe Sometime!
Replies: 832
Views: 126216

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Hi All - I fully expected to have track down and something running by now, but I realised that the limited space might cause issues if I was to get some nice buildings assembled then I had to negotiate the remaining sheets of ply for the Gateside Boards into the loft! A 4 x 2 sheet of ply bumps off ...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Taming Smokey Joe
Replies: 20
Views: 1308

Re: Taming Smokey Joe

Just looking at these photos made me wonder why Hornby included the prominent springs below the saddle tank, the Caledonian 0-4-0 pugs were derived from a Neilson and Co. design which do have prominent springs, the NBR had Neilson build the Y9 for them and kept much the same design so the Y9s also h...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Taming Smokey Joe
Replies: 20
Views: 1308

Re: Taming Smokey Joe

There is a good detailed photo of sister loco 56029 here https://www.flickr.com/photos/64518788@N05/34732801325 , you will note that there are no front (or back) buffers, just large wooden blocks, also the majority of the class had no lining. 56025 was the exception being the St Rollox works "P...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bitesize Engineering
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Bitesize Engineering

Think we are also more "to the point" on this forum, some other forums have screeds of replies but are light in the way of good information and far too heavy in chatty banter between well established groups

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1426
Views: 315391

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

75019 shunts parcels vans at Northbridge, with the last remaining van in Blood and Custard livery next to the loco

Layout November 2013 005.jpg


Next - Something heavily weathered

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A new way to run the trains
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: A new way to run the trains

My old layout ran to a very strict 24 hour timetable which was fun because it would take a couple of weeks to get through one days worth of timetable. Only drawback was that it was heavily biased to passenger workings. The layout currently under construction will have a more balanced mix of freight ...

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