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by Richard Lee
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Terrier - Remove Cab?
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: New Terrier - Remove Cab?

Thanks for your reply, Bigmet. Tweezers and toothpicks to manoeuver the crew it is, then. One thing that I noticed is that Langlely Miniatures crew seem to just about fit in, probably without surgery. With the old Hornby Terriers I had to do a bit of arm and leg shortening. Some makes of engine crew...
by Richard Lee
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Terrier - Remove Cab?
Replies: 6
Views: 891

New Terrier - Remove Cab?

Has anyone removed the cab of the new Hornby Terrier? I am intending to put footplate crew in. Is it easy and reasonably safe to remove either the cab or the cab roof? Although I have used patience, tweezers and superglue with some locomotives I would prefer to do it the easy way, assuming that ther...
by Richard Lee
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: The Best Scale And Gauge To Use?
Replies: 12
Views: 1192

Re: The Best Scale And Gauge To Use?

It seems to me that one of the things that affects the choice of scale and gauge is what kind of a layout you want in the available space. The indoor space available to me would let me have a nice roundy-roundy in N, a branch-line in OO or a BLT with no fiddle-yard, a goods yard or an MPD in O. (My ...
by Richard Lee
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyrail 6 users help please
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Anyrail 6 users help please

I paid because I had used it quite a lot and felt that the developers deserved payment from me. Not having the 50 piece limit is convenient sometimes, though. Because I intend to go back to using Linux in the next few months (because Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7), I might find myself wit...
by Richard Lee
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 4070

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

They are after my money! :cry: Seriously though, I have pre-ordered a rake of SECR ones to run with my (old-tooling) Hornby SECR Terrier. A few years ago, I made up some Smallbrook Studios resin kits of Stroudley 4-wheeled coaches to run with my LBSCR Terriers, but my painting and coach finishing sk...
by Richard Lee
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 4070

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

It occurs to me that these would be extremely useful for someone wanting trains for a confined space. Hattons' suggested formations give 5 coaches (4BT, 4T, 4C12, 6T, 6BT) behind a P class 0-6-0T for the SECR "Local Passenger" train. They say that their 4 wheel coaches are 105.2mm long,and...
by Richard Lee
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Re: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?

Thank you to everyone for the advice. In light of that advice, I will add a few small bits of lead that I happen to have inside the van to be on the safe side. Must admit that I am impressed with the quality of the Parkside kit (although not with my workmanship). It came with decent metal wheels and...
by Richard Lee
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Parkside Kits - Add Weight?

I have just had a trial running session of a nearly completed Parkside 'BY' Utility Van with a new Hornby Terrier and a couple of Hornby ex-LSWR Maunsell rebuilds. It ran very well without added weight. On the other hand, I didn't put it through anything more challenging than 36" radius points ...
by Richard Lee
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: REC Model Railway Exhibition 2019 14th/15th Sept
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: REC Model Railway Exhibition 2019 14th/15th Sept

I was there, and bought one of the new Hornby Terriers from Kernow Model Rail Centre. The exhibition had a lot of good layouts, and several very helpful people demonstrating aspects of modelling. Lots of usefull traders as well, which is a significant factor for expats like myself. Thank you to the ...
by Richard Lee
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Train-Tech Sound Effect Capsules
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Train-Tech Sound Effect Capsules

I had one in a break second coach. That train gets parked near the window (the house is straight onto the street). Every time a lorry went past I would hear steam train noises. :lol: Edit: This shortened the life of the battery considerably. I got the feeling that battery life would have been reason...
by Richard Lee
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!
Replies: 11
Views: 2791

Re: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!

Thanks for telling me about your Rapido Sterling Single, Bigmet. I am not that fond of coreless motors, but my layout can deal with them with care.
by Richard Lee
Thu May 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 95
Views: 11294

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Interesting to hear of your experiences with Marcway. I used Marcway points and SMP flexi-track (sold by Marcway) for my main layout, and am not surprised that even someone more skilled and experienced than me isn't 100% happy with it. I also re-did the smaller layout with Peco Code 75 points and of...
by Richard Lee
Fri May 03, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 5395

Re: Dj models announcement

I bought a Dapol/DJM/Kernow O2 when it came out. Not my favourite loco. I don't know enough to know whether Adrian Swain's criticisms of the model are valid, but I don't think the paint job is as nice as those on my Hornby and Bachmann locos. I don't like the coreless motor, the smoke-box door held ...
by Richard Lee
Thu May 02, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 5395

Re: Dj models announcement

Haven't some of the models he produces had versions produced earlier by other manufacturers? What about kit manufacturers that have been about for years? Maybe Hornby or Rails of Sheffield can use the same logic to sue the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway for making Terriers in 1870 onward? ...
by Richard Lee
Thu May 02, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Weathering track ,what to use ,advice please ,,
Replies: 11
Views: 1332

Re: Weathering track ,what to use ,advice please ,,

I used rust-coloured matt enamel Humbrol paint. Where I ran out of enamel and it wasn't convenient to get more enamel I used brown acrylic paint. It was a lot easier to use the enamel for this job, and gave a better result in my opinion, despite needing to use white spirit/turps substitute to clean ...

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