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Re: Weighting rolling stock

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May 7, 2020, 7:07 pm

On Thu, 7 May 2020 11:29:21 -0700 (PDT), Mike Smith I model in O-scale, and use the little weights you can buy at car bits and pieces shops for wheel balancing. Read more »

Re: Airfix Cutty Sark at Aldi/Lidl for a fiver

December 19, 2019, 6:56 pm

They had some basic Hornby starter Train sets in our nearest Branch, a serious modeller would be beyond that stage but it could make present for a young relative whose parents would never consider ... Read more »

Re: Hyper realistic operation and signalling - Crap track

November 18, 2019, 9:56 pm

So where are all trains? -- Martin S Read more »

Re: End of an era - Waltons will close March 2020

November 3, 2019, 12:02 pm

On Sun, 3 Nov 2019 03:41:00 -0800 (PST), Mike Smith I remember that one - I used it regularly when I got back into model railways after buying my first house more than 40 years ago, and until I em... Read more »

Re: Anyone remember the title of the Leighton Buzzard mechanical modelling ...

April 13, 2019, 6:51 am

In message , Mike Smith writes postage. -- Graeme Read more »

Re: If anyone still reading this group . . .

March 30, 2019, 12:57 am

On Fri, 29 Mar 2019 17:44:29 -0700 (PDT), Mike Smith A lot of that was because pre-grouping had more colourful paint jobs. When I first started modelling it was early BR era when there was still p... Read more »

Re: nice inexpensive downloadable buildings

March 27, 2019, 5:01 pm

It's the first time I've come across 3DK. Their range is comparable to kits from who also offer a few free kits, and others that you can pay for and download immediately. ... 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 »

Peco 00 gauge sleeper spacing

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Nothing for me destroys the illusion of reality on a model railway depicting British prototype as much as the size and spacing of the sleepers of Peco streamline track. It just doesn't look like prop... 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 »

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 »

Flying Scotsman

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Hi Did the Flying Scotsman only run with passenger coaches, or did it also pull some freight cars? //Søren Bay 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 » 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.