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Re: N Gauge - Farish split gear replacements

July 18, 2021, 9:49 am

In article , Try BR LInes: Alan -- Using an ARMX6 Read more »

Weighting rolling stock

May 7, 2020, 6:29 pm

What do people use these days? I used to use crushed air gun pellets but those are not so widely available these days. Cant help wondering why the spammers keep trying to disrupt this group, sad lo... Read more »

Airfix Cutty Sark at Aldi/Lidl for a fiver

December 19, 2019, 12:34 pm

If you are quick, when the present stock runs out that's it. It's to 1:130ish but makes a good basis for an OO or N sailing ship and at a fiver a pop I bought several. Cheers Mike Read more »

Hyper realistic operation and signalling - Crap track

November 4, 2019, 6:21 pm Indian Railways Training Centre (I think) Cheers Mike Read more »

End of an era - Waltons will close March 2020

November 3, 2019, 11:41 am

After many years providing an excellent service Mr Walton Jr of Walton's model shop in Altrincham is retiring in March 2020. Lots of people want to run it (it is a successful business) but no one wan... Read more »

Anyone remember the title of the Leighton Buzzard mechanical modelling book...

April 12, 2019, 2:16 pm

Published years ago The husband did the trains his missus did the buildings, one element was a floating swan following a magnet on a chain. Would like to revisit the working drag crane idea. Leant... Read more »

If anyone still reading this group . . .

March 30, 2019, 12:44 am

Do you model the trains of your youth? When I got started in the 1960s a common theme was the Edwardian layout, many built by elderly gents. The last train show I went to it was mostly 1980's outl... Read more »

nice inexpensive downloadable buildings

March 26, 2019, 11:53 am website They do an OO scale range as per this sample - They are cheap but they do require a bit of work... Read more »

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 »

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second motor in lima deltic

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I have now got a layout with track only so far, and after many years, I have also got my collection of Lima deltics dusted and running, after being stored in the loft. As expected, they ran poorly, b... Read more »

Removing Araldite

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I'm looking for ideas! A while ago I bought a plastic kit, described as started. What they actually meant was some bits have been thrown together and Araldite chucked at it in the hope that the b... Read more »

Duette Transformer/Controller

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I have just acquired one of these via eBay, model N/474. It is fairly old, and there are no instructions with it. Connecting up is intuitive, but what about the switches? Half Wave/ Full Wave - I ass... Read more »

Mainly Trains

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Noted from a previous thread that Mainly Trains have reduced their range. Is Dave Cleal still running it, if so just wondered if he is retiring. I remember him when he had his shop in Chandlers For... Read more »

Shinohara scissors crossing

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I finally got round to mounting this. Comments: the sleepers are (as expected) narrow for UK outline, they are HO code 83 I think, this can be kludged of course. Joining was easy using standard fishp... Read more »

Mk2a and Mk2s Coaches - What is the difference?

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I know very little about coaches but would like a rake of Bachmann's Mk2 coaches when they arrive. Can anybody tell me what the difference is between Mk2a and Mk2s coaches? Also is there anywhere I c... Read more »

Carr's Metal Black for Brass

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How is one supposed to use it? I brushed it on with mediocre results. Maybe I should have cleaned the brass more? MBQ Read more »

Rails of Sheffield - experiences?

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What are they like at fulfilling orders? I seem to have paid for second class service as well as second class post. MBQ Read more »

Wiring in a RELCO device.

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Can anyone guide me on how to wire up a RELCO device to my two rail layout please. I have a RELCO, which when laid on the table has to the left, 2 terminals plus the words 'OUT' & 'TO TRACK'. On th... Read more »

When were ECM Compspeed controllers introduced?

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Does anybody know when ECM Compspeed controllers were introduced? There is a thread on rec.models.railroad where Mikes Train House (MTH) are sueing the DCC suppliers for using back EMF control in the... 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.