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by luckymucklebackit
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Preferred ballast for 00 gauge
Replies: 14
Views: 390

Re: Preferred ballast for 00 gauge

I remember looking at a layout in one of the magazines where the balast had been quite weathered and I did like the look so I had planned to spray it to some degree anyhow. But perhaps I will start on the lighter shade. Ill have to pull all my magazines out of storage and look. Its such a shame a l...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 8x4 roundy round
Replies: 60
Views: 1134

Re: 8x4 roundy round

I refer you to the following document M'Lud :D

http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docume ... ts1902.pdf

Page 6 sets out the requirements for Facing Points Locks

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Preferred ballast for 00 gauge
Replies: 14
Views: 390

Re: Preferred ballast for 00 gauge

The type of ballast you use should reflect the purpose of the track that it surrounds and also the era you are modelling, for example a lightly used steam era goods yard would have very little stone ballast and would most likely be a fine ash (good beach sand can be used), passenger tracks in a stat...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 537
Views: 56853

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

I love the point levers. I assume they are point levers. Nope - you have not been paying attention :D They are the lever mechanisms for the uncouplers that have been giving me all the grief, the all brass ones are the replacements for the plastic ones that snapped! The points are operated by the bi...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 537
Views: 56853

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Back from what turned out to be an interesting trip to Holland. Once the work was done I headed back to Ede-Wageningen station for the train back to Amsterdam, highlight of that trip was this beauty which was being hauled towards the west https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1907/31164701288_838ce00eea_c....
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR blue popularity
Replies: 31
Views: 590

Re: BR blue popularity

b308 wrote:That looked very good until you saw that monstrosity on the back, if they'd taken it off it could have gone even faster, not slowed down by the deadweight! ;) :)


At least it is a passable shade of blue and not one of those horrible red sheds!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Fowler 2-6-4t quieter running
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Fowler 2-6-4t quieter running

I think there may be some confusion here? The Fowler 2-6-4 is a Hornby (not Dublo) model with a plastic body. I believe that the early ones had an X04/X03 motor with an open frame. These can be very noisy if they've not been serviced for a while, but can be quietened significantly by oiling the bea...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR blue popularity
Replies: 31
Views: 590

Re: BR blue popularity

I watched this and had a twinge of nostalgia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upxR8Ye2zj4

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 537
Views: 56853

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Hi Manna - to your point, the shunting plank is a bit of an "insurance policy" against future possibilities that my mobility precludes me getting up into the loft, or having to move house due to health issues with either myself or Mrs LMB, that way I will always have a small layout to fall...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR blue popularity
Replies: 31
Views: 590

Re: BR blue popularity

It did happen in real life. I have a book which shows a Warship in blue pulling a mixed train of blue grey, maroon and a blood and custard coach in the mix. The older liveried coaches did have a neglected look to them. I believe they were all Mk1's. Definitely not Blood and Custard, it was totally ...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR blue popularity
Replies: 31
Views: 590

Re: BR blue popularity

It did happen in real life. I have a book which shows a Warship in blue pulling a mixed train of blue grey, maroon and a blood and custard coach in the mix. The older liveried coaches did have a neglected look to them. I believe they were all Mk1's. Definitely not Blood and Custard, it was totally ...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 537
Views: 56853

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Great work on the bridge Jim, all coming together really well. This section of your layout is like a layout in itself! Excellent stuff. Jim. Thanks Jim - You are quite correct in saying that it is like a layout in itself - long term plan is to build a separate baseboard and mount the bridge and shu...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: King's Lynn
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: King's Lynn

Posted while sitting in The Maids Head supping Timothy Taylor’s after visiting the station and model shop. Sometimes business travel isn’t that bad after all :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again

Read an interesting comment here https://www.licensingsource.net/hornby-to-step-back-from-thomas-friends/

Anyone know what toy safety age restrictions are being referred to, the existing European regulations date form 2009, why quote this as a reason now?
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Montfort's shunting layout
Replies: 36
Views: 1036

Re: Montfort's shunting layout

I am having a similar thoughts on wagon lengths for Allenshaw, sidings have been laid out for the slightly longer wagons. Just need to be aware that I don't breach the Inglenook rules for the maximum number of wagons per siding when I am using the shorter wheelbase wagons. To be a true Inglenook puz...

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