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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 » 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.