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Revisiting the Road Rail Tank Project

August 14, 2018, 6:01 pm

Hello all I was looking for any possible info on the internets about the 31 Guinness Tanks built by BR 1951-1955 and I've stumbled across posts made by Mike Smith, I think he's the one with the long ... Read more »

Modelling accuracy - a valuable resource

October 22, 2017, 1:19 pm

Just been watching the old BW film, Waterloo Road. What a valuable record of the railways and all their furniture are these old films! Read more »

3 rail track , transformers and running

September 20, 2017, 3:55 pm

I am thinking of starting a layout with 3 rail locos etc from Marklin , Trix , Hornby Dublo ,JEP and SMCF Can they all run on the same track and what would be the best transformer ? Many thanks for... Read more »

Signalling query

September 8, 2017, 7:04 pm

I have a signalling query for a layout I am constructing. Consider a terminal station built by one company (LSWR for example). Some years later another company (say GWR) builds another line to the... Read more »

Gauge 3, 2 1/2 "

August 29, 2017, 6:12 pm

Is there much around at this gauge, my interest is in narrow gauge having recently disposed of all my 16mm stuff as being too small? Read more »

Great Central coaches

August 19, 2017, 11:53 am

Good afternoon Does anyone know of any RTR or kits of coaches built for the Great Central Railway - preferably in LNER livery and for local services, not express. Thanks -- Colin 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: 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 »

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Kemilway BR Standard 3MT 2-6-2T Kit or 2-6-0 Chassis Kit

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Some 30 years ago, Kemilway produced, amongst other things, a kit for the BR Standard 3MT 2-6-2T in 4mm scale. This kit incorporated an etched nickel silver chassis kit which was also marketted for u... Read more »

What traffic was Dapol 'Esso' tanker on?

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I have just finished the construction of the Dapol 20T class B tanker with Esso markings (Kit C-36). For a kit that has been around for so many years, I was surprised about the basic quality of the m... Read more »


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Any suggestions for baseboards ?, my main concern is weight, are there any alternatives to Sundealea boards (would any fibreboard work if it was strengthened at regular intervals with 2x1 batons ?) T... Read more »

Kadee NEM Couplers on Bachmann 4MT Tank

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Has anyone else noticed that the NEM socket on the Bachmann 4MT is a different height on the front than the back, and that Bachmann's own tension lock couplings have the bar at different heights in r... Read more »

Lima Mk1 O gauge coaches

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Hi, I've got a friend who is changing to brass O gauge and wishes to sell a set of 9 Lima Mk1 O gauge coaches. I believe these are a mix of types and are in either blue/grey or Network southeast. The... Read more »

Curved crossing construction for 'Y' turnouts

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I posted the following on the Templot forum a few days ago but so far no-one's offered any advice so I thought I'd try posting it on here in case any of you good people can help... Some of the turn... Read more »

Peco vs Hornby turnouts and crossings

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Hi all again, I'm looking at a small expansion in my layout... I need to replace a couple of points too, and add a crossover/diamond. Key question: I have an existing Hornby R8072 LH Point - is there... Read more »

Dapol Pendolino Coaches

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Hello I am new to Model Railwaying, can anyone tell me were I can get Dapol Pendolino Coaches from for a reasonable price as I want to extend my train. I thank anyone who can help me. -- Lyndon Ema... Read more »

Dapol Sound sheds

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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 »

Newcastle And District MRS exhibition

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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 » is a website by engineers for engineers. It is not affiliated with any of manufacturers or vendors discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.