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by Mountain
Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: USATC 2253 On the Dartmouth steam railway
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: USATC 2253 On the Dartmouth steam railway

Very nice. It is lovely to see something different. They probably were not different to those who lived in the USA, and it must have taken some work to modify the buffers etc, but I wonder if they had to also modify the braking system to run them with British stock? I think the USA used air brakes f...
by Mountain
Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 256
Views: 23206

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Is it a single motor or a twin motor version? Twin motor. It had just become available when I got it. Glencairn They seem to be the most successful. While they only really need one motor, but the issue with the single motor versions was that they relied on just 4 wheels (Actually two due to design)...
by Mountain
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 369
Views: 66366

Re: East Cheltwell

Your layout and the way that it is made portable is an inspiration to others. Have you needed to make any adjustments to the track on the baseboard ends? I found that I ended up making and using short sections of rail to bridge the gap with the other rails set back as I had previously made the track...
by Mountain
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Sonning Cutting in O gauge with a few diversions along the way
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Sonning Cutting in O gauge with a few diversions along the way

Very nice. I have walked that footbridge on quite a few occasions... Usually when I had to do engine and coach workings.
You have captured the look of the bridge well which is one of the major noticable features of the depot.

Well done.
by Mountain
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 256
Views: 23206

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Did you find that you had to alter the 142 in any way to get them to run ok? It was bought from my local model shop. I do not know if the owner did anything to it, but it has ran okay for me. A couple of weeks ago whilst giving it a service I added some passengers to give it 'some life'. Glencairn ...
by Mountain
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Trucks in a Tizzy
Replies: 53
Views: 7290

Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

You are progressing forward. It is looking too technical for me. Very nice though. A lot of work.
by Mountain
Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Sonning Cutting in O gauge with a few diversions along the way
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Sonning Cutting in O gauge with a few diversions along the way

I forgot about ATC. Weren't they very long single rails? I seem to remember that they could stop a flat out 15 coach 100mph express in just 750 yards when tested? I read that B.R. decided the system would be too expensive and decided to fit AWS instead. I read that ATC was only ever fitted to expres...
by Mountain
Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 256
Views: 23206

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Did you find that you had to alter the 142 in any way to get them to run ok?
by Mountain
Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Sonning Cutting in O gauge with a few diversions along the way
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Sonning Cutting in O gauge with a few diversions along the way

Excellent work. I did not know the Warships displayed 3 characters in their headcode boxes. I learn something new all the time. Is far more convenient for the siignalmen. [Ammended. 3 characters... This is the older GWR system. Yes?] I like the idea of a cutting style layout as it makes people look ...
by Mountain
Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1251
Views: 143859

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

I see what you mean in regards to the painting. Transfers... Can one apply some sort of coat on top to act as a clear glue to give them a bit of an extra hold? Though I would only consider this if they don't hold the curves. Rough masking and an airbrush from a distance? I am not sure if it will wor...
by Mountain
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Pleasantly surprised by an old Jouef Pacific 4-6-2 loco
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Pleasantly surprised by an old Jouef Pacific 4-6-2 loco

Bigmet wrote:
Mountain wrote:...Those Marklin locos do look impressive! I wonder if they are any good?

The railway modellers of the German speaking lands buy more of these than any other make. Is that enough information?


I can't blame them. Good secondhand prices too for what they are from the looks of it?
by Mountain
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Pleasantly surprised by an old Jouef Pacific 4-6-2 loco
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Pleasantly surprised by an old Jouef Pacific 4-6-2 loco

I picked up a H0 scale 0-4-0T that was made by a company called "New One" for Aristrocraft. It wouldn't happen to have a pancake type motor that is all metal would it? I have a kit built 0-4-0ST industrial loco with a very strange but clearly RTR chassis hiding under it. No sorry. It has ...
by Mountain
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Dublo 5005 - 2-road Engine Shed
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Hornby Dublo 5005 - 2-road Engine Shed

Your choice. While nothing HD was that rare as even the rare items had production runs a lot higher then todays runs are, but the engine shed is one of the less common pieces that were made and therefore harder to find. If you are in the market to buy a HD collection to go with it... I happen to kno...
by Mountain
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Pleasantly surprised by an old Jouef Pacific 4-6-2 loco
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Pleasantly surprised by an old Jouef Pacific 4-6-2 loco

I picked up a H0 scale 0-4-0T that was made by a company called "New One" for Aristrocraft. I think it was made in the 1950's. It is only a small thing but it is so solid and heavy that it feels the same weight as a Hornby Dubly 3 rail locomotive which is twice the size of this little thin...
by Mountain
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside Buchanan Street
Replies: 839
Views: 132655

Re: Gateside Buchanan Street

That looks quite a busy place! The only alteration I would do if it were my design is to join one or two lower tracks to form a loop so one has both an end to end and an oval layout in one, and the only reason why I would do this is I would miss relaxing and watching trains go by. It need only be on...

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