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by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: what are the pros and cons of a garden railway
Replies: 16
Views: 4507

Re: what are the pros and cons of a garden railway

The most extensive 00 gauge garden layout I can remember seeing was Don's Miniature New Street, which appeared in an Old Railway Modeller and verious other publications. If you are a member of "the other place" ther is a gallery of pictures of this layout, including some of the garden sect...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: RUNNING YOUR TRAINS REALISTICALLY?
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: RUNNING YOUR TRAINS REALISTICALLY?

Gateside and Northbridge runs to a strict timetable based on prototypical operation, I even have the BR working timetable layout done on an Excell Spreadsheet, although for the operational side it is worked on a separate tab of the spreadsheet with a grid laid out with each working listed down the f...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dumbarton East and Rothley station in Scotland!!
Replies: 1084
Views: 113760

Re: GCR in Scotland! work is resuming slowly!

Thanks Ian - I know D&F very well!. Thought you had actually found one in Dumbarton! There are a couple of good ones in Paisley as well, the Paisley Model Centre http://www.paisleymodelcentre.co.uk/ on Arkleston Road, and Trains on Time http://www.trainsontime.co.uk/ which is in an Industrial Un...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dumbarton East and Rothley station in Scotland!!
Replies: 1084
Views: 113760

Re: GCR in Scotland! latest projects are Class 45 & Class 46

Hi all just a wee update for you. I haven't forgotten my layout. I have just been busy with a few other things. I went to my new local model shop and i have found some midland yard lamps ( simular to Peaks on his layout!) It was my birthday yesterday and i went to the model shop and bought myself a...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Hornby vs Peco?
Replies: 6
Views: 5226

Re: Hornby vs Peco?

The radius of Peco points starts at 24" and goes up to 60" which makes for a visually very prototypical pointwork, however this naturally has the downside that the bigger radius points need proportionally bigger spaces. My preference is in the middle, I find Hornby points too tight so 90% ...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: what are the pros and cons of a garden railway
Replies: 16
Views: 4507

Re: what are the pros and cons of a garden railway

Hi - I have never ventured into the outdoors but having seen a number of garden layouts my opservations are as follows Must do's- 1) Track must be Nickel Silver, steel is right out due to the obvious problems of rust. 2) Power supply would be your standard 12V DC (or DCC) but you need to have regula...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Mary Hoo - a clapped out SR branch terminus in P4
Replies: 255
Views: 29074

Re: St. Mary Hoo - a clapped out SR branch terminus in P4

Hi - i do not normally go for the small finescale layout, but this one has got that something special. Very interested to see this one finished, excellent stuff.

JIm
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Embarrassing...
Replies: 26
Views: 1683

Re: Embarrassing...

Why? The rules are clear, it is allowed, all they ask is that you tell the person in charge and think of others when photographing... All that is just common sense... Why on earth would you want to boycott anything... Cutting of the nose to spite the face methinks! :wink: Boycott a shopping centre,...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: New NRM Model - MR Compound No.1000
Replies: 97
Views: 14154

Re: New NRM Model - MR Compound No.1000

Dennis Lovett, Public Relations Manager, Bachmann who was involved in the launch has cleared up the confusion for us. NRM Director Steve Davies was explaining why the Midland Railway Compound is currently residing in the Scottish Railway Preservation Society’s museum in Bo’ness. It is on a three ye...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: New NRM Model - MR Compound No.1000
Replies: 97
Views: 14154

Re: New NRM model being announced 4th October 2011

"Locomotive in bowness."

Should read Bo'ness, a completely different place

"Only Scottish main line loco in the NRM."

Eh??? What do the mean by that?

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 446
Views: 48853

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Couple more Looking down from above http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6021/6198263573_4db7d05a05.jpg Looking towards the bufferstops http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6016/6198260099_bcbb228d10.jpg The same view with the canopies removed, note the locating pegs for the legs, to allow easy removal for trac...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 446
Views: 48853

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

.Hi all - sorry for delay in posting again, I kept meaning to do it but when I went to take the supporting photographs it was a case of "no, thats not right yet" followed by some more modelling. Concentrating on Gateside (Buchanan Street) Station Building on this post, I have borrowed some...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 20 mystery ladder...
Replies: 5
Views: 1865

Re: Class 20 mystery ladder...

See photograph of D8001 about half way down this page http://www.davidheyscollection.com/page9.htm Then spend the rest of the day browsing this very interesting site!!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: static grass thingy!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1625

Re: static grass thingy!!!

Sounds as if you could put a Capacitor Discharge unit in the circuit and you have a DIY Taser!! :D
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Loop with Terminus
Replies: 14
Views: 2090

Re: Loop with Terminus

You are going to need at least one crossover at the station throat, I would make the single slip into the engine shed a double slip, giving you a facing crossover, and you could then add a trailnig crossover beyond the double junction on the main circuit.

Jim

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