Two Short Planks

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nickbrad
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby nickbrad » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:59 pm

That coupling system has saved me a lot of money. I've only purchased 1 pack of Kadees so far which were supposed to be for a test, they'll be straight back on ebay now :D

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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:33 pm

I've not seen any responses on NRM to the lineside hut that
came free with Feb Railway Modeller. I put a picture on earlier.

Anyway I'm packing for the MKMRS Exhibition on 15th Feb and
decided to take another picture of the hut on the end of platform 1
at North Quay, the station on TSP.

Image

I like free buildings as good as this ...... anyone not wanting their's ??

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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby nickbrad » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:38 pm

I haven't built mine up yet, but sorry to say I do have a good use for mine. :wink: Yours is looking good perched up there though

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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby GeraldH » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:47 am

That's a nice paint job the freebie Railway Modeller hut. I'll have to get on with mine.
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:02 pm

Poor lighting reduces the video quality, but I've been playing in the loft on TSP and decided
to only run BR early emblem locomotives tonight.
The advantage of having 1 layout under construction and another more or less completed
where I can just play trains when I want. The loft is at least warmer than the shed.

http://youtu.be/hR5P8wP-_cA

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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby whynot » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:26 am

With that one with that stock - why have another?? Love it.
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:25 pm

Another wasted evening ....... trying to do a more complex movements video.
My first attempt was a dismal failure as well as having music behind it loud enough for some
performing rights interference. This was take 2, and I forgot to re-set the zoom although the
music was turned off - Who would want to hear pre WWII Carter Family country music anyway ??
The heavy coupling up, particularly with the class 33 was due to a sagging coupling on the Heljan
model, if I'd not given a thump it wouldn't have coupled up.
Shunting takes time and it's difficult to keep it slow enough and get videos in a reasonable time.

Should be available soon, but uploading takes some time for longer clips. Still I enjoyed the challenge.

http://youtu.be/yuTbyMkpdzI

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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Kentishman » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:41 am

Dad-1 wrote: ......Who would want to hear pre WWII Carter Family country music anyway ?? ........

Geoff T.


Well, actually ....... (Wabash Cannonball and Worried Man Blues are very appropriate while messing about with model railways.)
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:19 am

Pretty good Geoff if you think of it as one man being, director, presenter, cameraman, signaller and driver. Who said men can't multi task?
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Lysander » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:08 am

Kentishman wrote:
Dad-1 wrote: ......Who would want to hear pre WWII Carter Family country music anyway ?? ........

Geoff T.


Well, actually ....... (Wabash Cannonball and Worried Man Blues are very appropriate while messing about with model railways.)
KM


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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:13 pm

Hi Tony,

Perhaps ...... While I'm in my 'Little Log Hut In The Lane'
Sadly I don't have music in the shed yet.
I'm just 'The Western Hobo'
Who is in fact still in love with Emmylou Harris .... since 1976 !!

Country music is full of train songs .............

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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:02 pm

A short video showing my little used Bachmann 3 car 108 having a gentle start.
I have been playing with my key-fob video camera, but there is simply not enough
light in the loft to get acceptable standards.

Back to work on Castell Mawr tomorrow.

http://youtu.be/ZJW5g6M2bd8

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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:31 pm

Sorry, but more of me just playing.
Here pushing some vans into North Quay with my new G2A. I know these have been around for years and always fancied one, but waited hoping that there may be another issue in LMS. I've decided that it'll be many years before this model is re-visited so grabbed an early emblem BR on Friday, delivered Saturday, decoder added in the afternoon and now a video.

http://youtu.be/M1FDHslVIkk

Fine running for a loco that's done very few yards, it should be brilliant after a few hours running. Crossing insulated frog points & slips well.

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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby whynot » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:58 pm

My short spotting phase was mainly where the Manchester to St Pancras line crossed that to Buxton etc. The 0 8 0s on the latter were I think my "favourite" locos - lovely models also!
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Re: Two Short Planks

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:11 pm

Suzie & I disagreed over the need for insulated rail joiners on a DCC layout that has insulated frog points.
You do not need to have them, it's not an essential and well adjusted B2B measurements should allow most
locomotives to pass through without problems. There are always the odd ones and in particular older models
that will short out by touching the other rail while turning out.
Tp prove most are O.K I'm adding a couple of videos of slow moving 2-8-0's passing through my ladder of turnouts.

http://youtu.be/VjrvMoZD4EQ

First we have the Bachmann Robinson 04 2-8-0 crawling out.
Then we have the Bachmann 7F 2-8-0 hauling a short goods

http://youtu.be/sO9x0kJucb4

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