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by Dad-1
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: First 00 Layout - Any Suggestions Welcome
Replies: 18
Views: 610

Re: First 00 Layout - Any Suggestions Welcome

Hi Nevbull,

Welcome to our world !!
All I'll say as a throw away comment. Packing as much track in as you can isn't
always the best idea. However there are 100 different choices from 100 different
railway modellers..

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello from West Wales.
Replies: 29
Views: 523

Re: Hello from West Wales.

Welcome Dave,

We all knew nothing once, I'm still not far past that stage !!
Yet have built a few layouts.
West Wales Ehh, we used to often head that way for our holidays.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: '0' gauge- Another for the club.
Replies: 20
Views: 1689

Re: '0' gauge- Another for the club.

This has been stalled for quite a while. Blame loss of drive and urgency. Progress started again this last week. Drilling interference fit holes for my 65 x 3.35 mm nail fence posts. I couldn't press in using my weight and a piece of wood, bent one nail trying that. These have now been pressed in us...
by Dad-1
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1454
Views: 265528

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Hi Jim, I must be supplier-blind, you come up with places that I'd never heard of, or to go looking for parts. Those brass end steps a good example. The plastic ones included with the Parkside 'Beetle' vans are so vulnerable you just know they'll get snapped off. Now I see a source !! I do enjoy see...
by Dad-1
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1224
Views: 130984

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

I'd forgotten that I'd never put a picture of Derek's Prize Cattle Wagon in finished condition. Still not weathered, but all decals on. https://i.ibb.co/fC0xTwL/IMG-3992.jpg Because there are just no Bachmann short tension-lock couplings available anywhere I've had to stop making wagons. So yesterda...
by Dad-1
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Loco or coach first on incline?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Loco or coach first on incline?

On the Bridport line West Bay extension locos always went down to the coast bunker first, but there was a run around so either way the loco was pulling. Ever thought about a gravity siding ? several were used in the west of England. Maiden Newton, Princetown are the only ones that come to mind immed...
by Dad-1
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: 2 x Hornby R8218 14.1mm wheel sets needed
Replies: 14
Views: 154

Re: 2 x Hornby R8218 14.1mm wheel sets needed

Hi whufcfan & E2E, Sorry I'm a bit slow in sorting through things, in the meantime my old buddy whufcfan has sorted you out, which is great. Ahh remembering the weekly trips to MKMRS - was it THAT long ago !! Hope you're well. What I'd found 'so far' is 4 x Gibson, or Romford fine scale plain di...
by Dad-1
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: 2 x Hornby R8218 14.1mm wheel sets needed
Replies: 14
Views: 154

Re: 2 x Hornby R8218 14.1mm wheel sets needed

Hi E2E,

Excuse my ignorance - it's coach stuff !!
I've had a look on-line and all are shown in packets so I can't see exactly What wheels
they are. I have some coach wheels here, No holes, and 2 Holes types.
I might be able to sort you some out.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Ex-Caledonian Railway 'Taunton Brake'
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: Ex-Caledonian Railway 'Taunton Brake'

Hi Lysander,

Imagination first, followed by determination and persistence.
It's only a few bits of plastic and metal I will not let it beat me !!

Oh I so admire your coach conversions !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: m.levin's layout thread
Replies: 1978
Views: 267753

Re: m.levin's layout thread

Goodness Me Martin,

I'll have to read that later, this is just a flying visit for mail
So I'll have to wait to see what news is in that latest posting.
Good to see you're still fighting the plastic & steel.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: my layout and will my locos run
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: my layout and will my locos run

Hi LukeTrainsPlanes, I don't have a HST so can't confirm. All I can add is that it may have more difficulty on the points, but as you have it just try. Many locomotives that are shown as Minimum 2nd radius will run O.K, although they look a little odd on such tight turns. As to layout designs and av...
by Dad-1
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stainsacre Lane
Replies: 49
Views: 2729

Re: Stainsacre Lane

Hi Dave

I do like small yard shunting locos, and blue suits them.
Once you would never have believed it, but doesn't that kit built grey 16 tonner look the part.
Those Bacchy ones could do with some dirt & rust on the inside, it's so noticeable that they're
spotlessly clean.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stainsacre Lane
Replies: 49
Views: 2729

Re: Stainsacre Lane

NOW it comes to life !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 360
Views: 61818

Re: East Cheltwell

Nice little set there Eastern, Wheel sets can be a problem. With the 5 plank wagons using some wheel sets foul on the brake shoes and can catch the underfloor reinforcing ribs. Particularly Hornby with their deeper flanges. Couplers, WHEN we can get them again Bachmann Narrow tension-lock in Peco mo...
by Dad-1
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brand new to this
Replies: 14
Views: 454

Re: Brand new to this

I only started in 2008 and decided then that the option of having more than one locomotive live at a time on tracks that were permanently powered was the way to start, so DCC it was. Never regretted the move. When you have no collection of legacy DC locomotives the additional cost of adding a decode...

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