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Track and Couplings (N Gauge) query


May 5, 2017, 9:51 pm

Okay, after a long absence I'm doing model railways again (actually my end is really more toy trains than model railways). My interest was rekindled by helping a chap set up - Starting with a smal... Read more »

Free to a good home: OO gauge layout


September 27, 2016, 7:22 pm

Hi folks, I have an OO gauge model railway layout from the 1970s or '80s to give away er give to an enthusiast than send it to the dump. Unfortunately it has been stored for a long time in the att... Read more »

Maplin digital train controller


May 12, 2016, 5:00 pm

Good evening all my name is paul and back in the late 80's early 90's I bui lt the project that maplins were doing call control a train it is as large controller with modules that go inside the lo... Read more »

Hornby Clearance Alert


April 26, 2016, 6:28 pm

I hope someone is still reading this group. Hattons is offering bargain prices, as much as 40-50% off, on a wide variety of Hornby locos and rolling stock. See: http://www.ehattons.com/stocklist/... Read more »

Anyone want an 00 gauge railway in need of restoration?


March 20, 2016, 10:52 pm

Hi folks, I have an 00 gauge electric model railway from the 1970s or '80s which I no longer use. Unfortunately it has been stored for a long time in the attic of my parents' barn. The solid, he... Read more »

Model rail cartoon


March 9, 2016, 4:37 pm

http://xkcd.com/878/ -- Martin S Read more »

Fatal Accident


February 13, 2016, 12:10 pm

At the Didcot Railway Centre last weekend, an enthusiast was run over and killed by a steam engine. He was chuffed to bits. Read more »

any body here?


February 11, 2016, 11:20 pm

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New range of OO building kits


December 20, 2015, 9:01 pm

4Ground Model Kits and Miniatures, manufacturer of gaming and historical building kits in 15-28mm scale, has a new range of 4mm scale trackside building and accessory kits made of laser-cut card an... Read more »

OO 14XX driving wheels


December 1, 2015, 10:28 pm

Good evening I do hope this post is allowed, I have been trying to locate a pair of OO 14XX driving wheels. The loco I have has the traction tyres on one set. Hornby are out of stock as is another... Read more »

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Platform canopies at Sowerby Bridge rating: 5

Just started using this station for my morning commute, as it's a bit more bike friendly than Halifax (no narrow island platform or staircases to contend with), and wondered when the present concrete... Read more »

L&Y Railway control numbers (on brake vans) rating: 5

Folks, Back in the dim and distant when men were men and all the good railways started in Lancashire the L&Y introduced a scheme of control numbers that they'd paint on the side of their goods bra... Read more »

Wirral Finescale Railway Modellers Website rating: 5

Happy New (ish) Year to all, Wirral FS web site updated :- some pictures of Mostyn at Wigan, Mostyn photos by Tony Wright (BRM), our diary and a new section workshop started with its first entry enjo... Read more »

Block Occupation - Vehicle in Section or Train in Track rating: 5

I like many others have been attempting to install a Block Occupation system within my model railway. But as yet I have not been able to form a satisfactory method that does not have one short coming... Read more »

Kitmaster Coaches, how good were they compared to others. rating: 5

Another thread reminded that I have had for the best part of 50 years some Kitmaster Coaches assembled for me when I was small for a push along layout. All in Southern Green and with card interiors w... Read more »

Dapol Sound sheds rating: 5

I had the opportunity to listen to the Steam Whistle sound shed from Dapol at a recent club meeting. Not too bad. I was considering taking it apart and installing the sensors under the track rather... Read more »

DC controllers switching rating: 5

Am I missing something here - I am helping a chap build a layout, he has purchased a Morley Vortrak Zero Nine 4-track controller with built in CDU and plain 12v accessory outputs, which is way more... Read more »

Peco Streamline track geometry rating: 5

So far my layout has been constructed using Hornby points. I want to extend it using Peco code 100 stream line points (and flexible track). Can someone tell me what the track spacing would be if tw... Read more »

Hull Model Railway Show - 12/13th November, 2005. rating: 5

HULL MINIATURE RAILWAY SOCIETY is presenting the; 26TH HULL MODEL RAILWAY SHOW on the 12/13 Nov at the Costello Sports Centre, Anlaby Park Road North, Hull. If you're within travelling distance of H... Read more »

Newcastle And District MRS exhibition rating: 5

I have noticed that the Newcastle And District MRS / North East Gauge O Modellers exhibition is on next weekend at Gateshead stadium. Does any one know the times it will be open? Tia Andrew Carr Read more »

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