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by luckymucklebackit
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 1450

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

Well there is a lot on the list, but nothing that gets me opening my wallet, don't know what the "big surprise" was supposed to be, nothing at all which caused a raised eyebrow.

JIm
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Did You Start In Model Railways.
Replies: 27
Views: 591

Re: How Did You Start In Model Railways.

Space... It can be fun to make things in a smaller space. It all depends on what one needs out of a model railway. Freezers Second Law! - A layout can be too big! C.J. fairly accurately estimated that the maximum size of layout that can be built, operated and maintained by one individual as about 2...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Model Rail Scotland 22nd-24th February SECC Glasgow
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Model Rail Scotland 22nd-24th February SECC Glasgow

Cannot believe that it is only 7 weeks until Scotland's premier Model Railway exhibition. The website is up and running at

https://www.modelrail-scotland.co.uk/exhibition.html

Shopping list has already been started!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New Layout Ideas - Carstairs Inspired Layout
Replies: 22
Views: 901

Re: New Layout Ideas - Carstairs Inspired Layout

matt1471 wrote:Were the two permanent reds a single aspect signal?

Off to get my wood cut tomorrow so hopefully can start baseboard construction! :)


They are standard two aspect signals of 1970s vintage, the upper aspect is plated over with no hood fitted, cant find a photo unfortunately

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Did You Start In Model Railways.
Replies: 27
Views: 591

Re: How Did You Start In Model Railways.

An observation here gentlemen we all seem to have to many locomotives and stock. Or is it that our layouts are just not big enough. Freezers First Law - Every modeller has twice as many locomotives as he needs, and half as many as he would like! Personally I have had four modelling "episodes&q...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lost power to sidings
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Lost power to sidings

It sounds very much like the contact between the main rail and the point bade is dirty and not allowing current to pass, it is probably needing a thorough clean, especially the small contact strip that you will see on the side of the point blade, this should press against the underside of the rail t...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: EM ? - Does anyone on here work to EM standards
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: EM ? - Does anyone on here work to EM standards

Hi Geoff - Are you aware of this site, http://www.emgauge70s.co.uk/ Wonderful layouts and some reference pages

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New Layout Ideas - Carstairs Inspired Layout
Replies: 22
Views: 901

Re: New Layout Ideas - Carstairs Inspired Layout

Here is the signalling diagram for Carstairs Station

CARSTAIR.GIF
CARSTAIR.GIF (10.66 KiB) Viewed 155 times


Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 325
Views: 128077

Re: BARGAINS!

The Works has a great book on sale for £7.00 at the moment, "Remembering Steam" by Paul Hurley and Phil Braithwaite. The bool has some great colour photographs of the last days of steam showing some inspiration for weathering. Online link https://www.theworks.co.uk/p/british-history-books/...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: A tender for Smokey Joe
Replies: 20
Views: 628

Re: A tender for Smokey Joe

Here is a good rear three quarters view of a Y9 tender

kipps y9 tender.jpg


Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 85
Views: 1830

Re: arboretum valley

2779 has a strong "Heartbeat" feel to it, great work.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 372
Views: 37992

Re: Edgware GN,

Excellent stuff Manna, looking really good

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 650
Views: 65610

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Hi Ex-Pat - yes I agree the brake rodding is superb, I fitted it last night and added the vacuum pipes, left a couple of little bits in the box as I figured that they were destined to be broken or lost, but I had some Coopercraft oil lamps so I fitted one to the left front buffer beam to designate a...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: new
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: new

Welcome to the Forum - Happy modelling.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Intercity Class 43 HST 125
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Hornby Intercity Class 43 HST 125

Starting with the obvious - Are the wheels clean?, the wiring may look intact but a good check is to connect two wires directly from your 12V controller output to metal terminals on the motor itself, if that fails check that the brushes are intact, prise back the metal clip carefully, there are smal...

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