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by Richard Lee
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 52
Views: 4937

Re: Getting started

Regarding the Dapol 6-wheel tank wagons, I believe that there is something wrong with the wheels that they supply on these wagons. I bought one once a few years ago and found that it wouldn't run through 30" radius curves out of the box. I changed the 2 outside pairs of wheels and it runs okay ...
by Richard Lee
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Steel rail
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Steel rail

Some of the poshest track around is available with steel rail. C&L give that as an option. Never used it myself, but some people seem to be extremely happy with it, and some people find it doesn't work out for them. DCC Concepts do flexi-track that uses stainless steel rails. Again, no experienc...
by Richard Lee
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 7049

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

They have a new Terrier in mainland (Maunsell) SR green. The only trouble is that it is the same number as when they did one in that livery previously... :(
by Richard Lee
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Best Scales and Gauges for Budget Modellers...
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

Re: Best Scales and Gauges for Budget Modellers...

When I started with model railways, I had a quick look and a think. Although coaches in N gauge seemed significantly cheaper than OO, there wasn't a huge difference in price of locomotives and wagons. I got the feeling that with N I would probably choose to run longer trains. I got the impression th...
by Richard Lee
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann LBSCR H2 Atlantic release
Replies: 17
Views: 3414

Re: Bachmann LBSCR B2 Atlantic release

The biggest problem with modelling the LB&SCR is carriages, in my opinion. If you are happy making etched brass kits, then there are some available. However, if you haven't got the necessary skills, you are a bit limited. I don't see the Brighton Atlantics pulling 4 wheeled coaches, as in adapte...
by Richard Lee
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!
Replies: 11
Views: 2788

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

Thanks to kiwitram for the information about the E2s. Much as I expected.

Thanks as well to Bigmet. I will look forward to hearing about your Stirling Single.
by Richard Lee
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!
Replies: 11
Views: 2788

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

Sounds interesting for my 1930s SR branch line. I have an old Hornby E2 that I don't feel any great affection for; I would be happy to replace it for goods working when running in Central Division mode. It is green, and I strongly suspect that it would have been black in SR days. The chassis is a re...
by Richard Lee
Tue May 22, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are Model Shows Worth Visiting?
Replies: 46
Views: 4276

Re: Are Model Shows Worth Visiting?

Whenever I visit the relatives in the UK about once a year, I try and get a visit to a show in. This helps me get little things like paints and so on without having to worry about international postage. It also gives me a chance to see layouts that I may have become aware of from Internet forums. La...
by Richard Lee
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Goods shed operation
Replies: 15
Views: 1758

Re: Goods shed operation

This is a mistake that I made on my larger layout... Steam locomotives were not supposed to go through goods sheds, I understand. Goods sheds (like other buildings of the period) would have a lot of timber used for the roof (underneath the slates or tiles visible from outside). Steam locos tend to e...
by Richard Lee
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Best budget couplers for OO gauge
Replies: 40
Views: 4598

Re: Best budget couplers for OO gauge

Must admit that I thought that the big tension lock couplings supplied on older models such as the Hornby Terrier were intended for first radius curves, and that the miniature tension locks were associated with the period where first radius curves became uncommon, and many models were introduced as ...
by Richard Lee
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Best budget couplers for OO gauge
Replies: 40
Views: 4598

Re: Best budget couplers for OO gauge

There are quite lot of kit couplers that are unobtrusive, and relatively inexpensive compared to the Kadee. Unfortunately, I understand that most of these need minimum curve radius of 36", so I have not tried any of them. (My layout has a 30" radius curve.) One example that I saw on a layo...
by Richard Lee
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: A different way to use dropper wires?
Replies: 27
Views: 5293

Re: A different way to use dropper wires?

I have two small DC layouts. With both, I decided not to rely upon fish-plates, and have droppers to each rail. Both my layouts have what people who use DCC would call a "bus" - cables underneath the layout from which the droppers are connected to. There are a couple of places where it was...
by Richard Lee
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Bachmann Branchline track
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: Bachmann Branchline track

From what I have seen it is very similar indeed to Hornby Track. A few months ago I bought a Bachmann Branchline trainset, which included an oval of track. I used the oval for a test track. On the first version of my first layout I used Hornby track, and later got a couple of bits of Peco Set Track ...
by Richard Lee
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which make of lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Which make of lighting

I have used Kytes Lights, and been happy with them:

http://www.kyteslights.com
by Richard Lee
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: hello, 00 gauge and n gauge blues
Replies: 17
Views: 2252

Re: hello, 00 gauge and n gauge blues

Do I get the impression that with N gauge, you are better looking at running larger locomotives (probably with more pickups) than you can run easily with OO? This is posed as a question because I have never had N gauge, although I did consider it at one time. Terriers run reliably in OO, either shun...

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