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by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 2021 Range
Replies: 25
Views: 1218

Re: 2021 Range

So the "Unlikely to be ever produced again" Clan is back, typical that it appears when I have no layout to run one on! I never bought this idea that the tooling had been destroyed and could never be recreated when it must have been obvious that the CAD files to make the tooling remained in...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Maybe Sometime!
Replies: 832
Views: 126216

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - Maybe Sometime!

Hi Jim, Have always enjoyed browsing your layout, and wish you all the best for when you do eventually move. Maybe this will be an opportunity to find a property, where you won't have to climb into the loft :0) Indeed - I was slightly concerned that getting in and out the loft would become difficul...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Maybe Sometime!
Replies: 832
Views: 126216

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Morning everyone - so everything is at a stop once again! As was not entirely unexpected Mrs Luckymucklebackit has had a bout of homesickness for the village that she was brought up in and from where we moved 18 months ago, she wants to be nearer to her Mother and Uncle who she feels will need looki...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Are mice DCC incompatible?
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Are mice DCC incompatible?

Now if you had a rat on the line, it would have worked fine (tecup tecup tecup tecup)

Actually the first thing that I thought of when I saw the thread was "why use a computer mouse to control trains"!!!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: "What if" Scenario- Steam in the 70s
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: "What if" Scenario- Steam in the 70s

Well lets be honest, it would have been highly unlikely because of factors like cost and the fact in the 60's you could find a job that paid as well as a fireman etc.. without the need to get covered in soot/do heavy manual work for hours on end. As many have said before the BR standards weren't sc...
by luckymucklebackit
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: "What if" Scenario- Steam in the 70s
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: "What if" Scenario- Steam in the 70s

Meanwhile, in an alternative universe, far, far away......

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Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby flogging another dead horse
Replies: 31
Views: 2374

Re: Hornby flogging another dead horse

Think there are one or two HD/Wrenn models that still command top dollar, the HD electric (AL1?) was not made in huge numbers and there is also the HD EMU which will set you back a couple of hindred. Was there not limited edition versions of the N2 tank in Southern or GWR livery that are very sought...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Metcalfe or Resin
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Metcalfe or Resin

If money's very tight but you have a decent printer take a look at Scalescenes . Agree, however you do need a good quality printer, (probably the only downside of working from home) and printer ink is not cheap, however there is the plus point that if you download the file once the number of times ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Model Rail Scotland 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 2302

Re: Model Rail Scotland 2020

Unfortunately Coronavirus has put paid to the 2021 exhibition, the SEC will still be supporting the NHS with the temporary emergency hospital being kept in case of the possibility of a second wave and also to provide a facility for catch up on other services that had been put on hold for the durati...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 136
Views: 160949

Re: BARGAINS!

Prefer Black Five Day to Black Friday! :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RMWeb forum joining???
Replies: 34
Views: 1467

Re: RMWeb forum joining???

Personally - I am a member of both and not ashamed to say so, however I use this forum and RMweb for different things. All my layout updates are on here and I tend to follow other peoples projects with more interest, I only update on there very occasionally as the "layout" thread tends to ...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Push -Pull operations
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Re: Push -Pull operations

As I understand the rules, any passenger train can be propelled through a trailing crossover provided the points are fitted with facing point locks. I have been on a train following that procedure a couple of times where the line has been blocked for engineering or as a result of a derailment. A pas...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 79
Views: 8718

Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Lovely little model Ex-Pat, really adds the finishing touch to the building. On the prototype, was there a chain or other retaining device to prevent over enthusiastic manoeuvring of the tub resulting in it ending up in the tender of the locomotive?

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Uncoupling
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Uncoupling

This was an idea I developed for my Inglenook, 100% homemade https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=33932&start=465#p654477

Jim

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