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by Mountain
Fri May 07, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How to improve the free running of my carriages?
Replies: 6
Views: 60

Re: How to improve the free running of my carriages?

Metal axled wheels with brass top hat bearings. (I use the Romford/Makits bearings. They come in packs of 50). If possible having the brass bearings float rather then glued in further improves free running but is not essential. Only some of my stock use bearings, but the difference is quite noticeab...
by Mountain
Fri May 07, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH
Replies: 95
Views: 2807

Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Very nice. :) I solder so I have been fortunate in that the solder is strong enough to hold the rails firmly in place, but solder itself does not look like railchairs so needs imagination. :P Though for me I do not mind. Fine detail I am not so concerned about as long as it has a nice overall look t...
by Mountain
Wed May 05, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR
Replies: 265
Views: 75096

Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Whichever direction you head in enjoy and be blessed. :)
by Mountain
Tue May 04, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: are toy fairs a good place to buy trains?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: are toy fairs a good place to buy trains?

Toyfairs are actually good places to buy, as I know some of the sellers do test their locomotives before putting them up for sale, and they can be bargained with as well. I have bought and sold at the same fair that the gentleman arranges (Have not been to the Brecon one) a few times. It is a good w...
by Mountain
Mon May 03, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Single track shunting layout
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Single track shunting layout

I prefer the other one. It is more interesting!
by Mountain
Sun May 02, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old - Little Weldon
Replies: 355
Views: 43325

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

I have never seen that before. Wow! It is interesting. It has 3 rail tabs.
by Mountain
Sun May 02, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Single track shunting layout
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Single track shunting layout

Villeneuve wrote:
Mountain wrote:Does single track mean an oval with sidings?

Something like that:

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I like that design. It looks great!
by Mountain
Sun May 02, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Class 08
Replies: 32
Views: 2474

Re: Class 08

That really does look good!
Thank you for the offer, but I am ok. I like to be able to do things myself if possible. It gives a consistant look. Your excellent abilities may stand out next to mine on my layout.
by Mountain
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Good condition Mainline Dean Goods couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding!
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Good condition Mainline Dean Goods couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding!

Traction tyres will be the main culprit if the wheels are slipping because though they look ok, when rubber ages it hardens and looses its gripping qualities with the rails. If it is not slipping it could be the magnets in the motor because as magnets age they lose their magnetism and weaken. These ...
by Mountain
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Single track shunting layout
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Single track shunting layout

A challenge! To build a little layout.

(Does single track mean an oval with sidings?)
by Mountain
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Class 47 Blue Pulman traction tyre replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Hornby Class 47 Blue Pulman traction tyre replacement

I don't have one but the older versions had four clips beneath (Or near) the drivers doors if I recall coreectly? I am going by memory. The Lima version one had to remove the buffers. Hornby dis take over Lima so it is possible, but I thought Hornby carried on their own earlier 47 into the Railroad ...
by Mountain
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Thank you, Ken. Oh, yes, it takes some work but rainy days know very well how to get you there. Anyway that drawing dates from at least two or moew years ago and it is just a hint to myself. I have learnt inmore than three decades ago that plans are to be discarded because they main task is to prov...
by Mountain
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Class 08
Replies: 32
Views: 2474

Re: Class 08

Wasp stripes are difficult to get right. The 08 does not have a flat surface in which to apply masking if brush or spray painting. Your method is more promising but as you hae mentioned... It still is not easy! I have a narrow gauge diesel I have yellow bufderbeams on and I am a bit nurvous to try! ...
by Mountain
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Renovaters Gallery...
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Renovaters Gallery...

Nice......

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