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by ceejaydee
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad Range question
Replies: 65
Views: 8879

Re: Railroad Range question

Yes it is the Lima 31, some say, (me included) that its shape is more accurate than the Hornby version, even if it is lacking detail. Now if that was BR green........ I certainly agree that the Lima is arguably a better shape than the Hornby version and the bogie sideframes won't go banana shaped o...
by ceejaydee
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2009
Views: 417547

Re: Starlingford - Now on the BRM website, pg 110

Congratulations on the BRM exposure... well deserved recognition for your contribution to the hobby.
by ceejaydee
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad Range question
Replies: 65
Views: 8879

Re: Railroad Range question

I have three RailRoad locos; A3, A4 & D49 - I think that they represent excellent value for money and can often be bought new for less than the comparable (Margate) models of 15+ years ago second hand. You can pick them up without fear of breaking them or bits dropping off and at around half (or...
by ceejaydee
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.
Replies: 110
Views: 14149

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Now that control panel looks very smart, fit for the interior of a signal box.
by ceejaydee
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.
Replies: 110
Views: 14149

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

By lowering the working height you have got some serious room to play with up there.
Looks like it is well on the way to being a very impressive set up!
by ceejaydee
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: What's this?!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2218

Re: What's this?!!

Wheels look like they are from a Lima 4F so possibly the entire chassis is in which case it is likely to be a 'model in the style of....' rather than an exact replica.
Regardless it looks like with some work and a lick of paint it will display well.
by ceejaydee
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Gauge 1 A4
Replies: 22
Views: 9200

Re: Gauge 1 A4

Gauge 1 is certainly something that can't be done on a budget I agree and most certainly not in regard to the larger mainline locos. However the Bachmann class 03 and 04 shunters are still available at around £375 new if you go to Tower Models and Tower along with Finescale Brass have some good sma...
by ceejaydee
Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Gauge 1 A4
Replies: 22
Views: 9200

Re: Gauge 1 A4

55H wrote:You can throw £3900 Lawrie Loveless's way for a fully finished ready to run brass A4...)


A frightening amount of money for a model locomotive but still represents good value compared with what you'd probably have to pay a professional builder if you wanted to commission a hand built model.
by ceejaydee
Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN, New loco, J5
Replies: 645
Views: 85332

Re: Edgware GN in 'OO' New loco's and coaches

Scratch built J3 turned out really well; did you make the tender too?
by ceejaydee
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Suitable track for 2.5inch scale model
Replies: 8
Views: 4696

Re: Suitable track for 2.5inch scale model

Bob you may be better on a model engineer site for the information on this loco. However I'll offer what I know. Kennion Bros is now GLR Distributors in Daventry and they still offer the drawings, castings and laser cut parts for Doris which is a design by LBSC. Reeves 2000 (formerly AJ Reeves of Bi...
by ceejaydee
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Suitable track for 2.5inch scale model
Replies: 8
Views: 4696

Re: Suitable track for 2.5inch scale model

whynot wrote:Not "scale", but "gauge" then!


I'd have though so given Bob's reference to LGB track in the original post as like you say a 2.5" scale loco would be an absolute monster at around 12" gauge!

Interested to see the loco though!
by ceejaydee
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2009
Views: 417547

Re: Starlingford - Birthday & The Stash, pg 109

A question for someone. The Well Wagons with NE on them. Did the LNER get some from the GWR, as they have GWR Brake Handles? (I know that they are RTR as shown, did Bachmann get it right?) I'd have guessed it was a straight repaint by Bachmann of the former Mainline GWR Crocodile into LNER livery. ...
by ceejaydee
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Suitable track for 2.5inch scale model
Replies: 8
Views: 4696

Re: Suitable track for 2.5inch scale model

Hello Bob, You are along the right lines as a 2.5" gauge loco will be the correct standard gauge for LGB sized models ie 1:22.5 but LGB runs on 45mm gauge track. What you need is 2.5" or 63.5mm gauge track but as you don't specify if the loco is a scenic model or a model engineering type m...
by ceejaydee
Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN, New loco, J5
Replies: 645
Views: 85332

Re: Edgware GN in 'OO' New loco's and coaches

Proper old skool scratchbuilding there Manna and with dimensions altered to suit the chassis you had rather than not making the model because you needed the exact right one.
I absolutely love this kind of approach to the hobby :wink:
by ceejaydee
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN, New loco, J5
Replies: 645
Views: 85332

Re: Edgware GN in 'OO' New loco's and coaches

Some 'proper' projects going on there and it is good to see that people are still making use of the older kits rather than relying on RTR stock.
Finishing off abandoned projects is a skill that I could do with honing :wink:
I do like your J3 - the loco has a very pleasing shape.

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