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Forum: On The Workbench 13-07-2018, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Mountain Goat
I have my 00 gauge collection to checkover one of...

I have my 00 gauge collection to checkover one of these days. For now though there's quite a lot which is taking my attention like a bicycle that needs a total rebuild...
Forum: DCC 13-07-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By Mountain Goat
Yes. It has successfully been tried. The little...

Yes. It has successfully been tried. The little watch type batteries can be bought cheaply these days so it becomes a viable option.
Forum: On The Workbench 13-07-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Mountain Goat
That seems a mammoth task. One loco at a time and...

That seems a mammoth task. One loco at a time and you'll soon get them all sorted.
Forum: On The Workbench 12-07-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By Mountain Goat
Its still very good.

Its still very good.
Forum: OO Scale 12-07-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Mountain Goat
It was done in the 1980's where a fish van would...

It was done in the 1980's where a fish van would be coupled to a DMU and towed from Milford Haven and dropped off at Carmarthen.
Forum: General Chat 08-07-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 240
Posted By Mountain Goat
I can't remember the exact dates. In the 1930's...

I can't remember the exact dates. In the 1930's (Around 1935?) the GWR used the shirtbutton type circular monogram which didnt last long as it was not too visible. Prior to this they used "Great...
Forum: DCC 08-07-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By Mountain Goat
Could it be the capacitors on the trains...

Could it be the capacitors on the trains themselves that are interfering with the DCC signal that could be the likely cause of DCC signal issues? When I started in DCC, everything had to be hard...
Forum: On The Workbench 08-07-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Mountain Goat
An interesting observation. Id say that most...

An interesting observation. Id say that most issues were prevented by changing because all your couplings will be the same size. Tension lock couplings of different sizes tend to get caught on each...
Forum: On The Workbench 07-07-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Mountain Goat
Three things can cause issues. The track, the...

Three things can cause issues. The track, the wheel back to back measurement and the wheel profile.
Wheel profile is often overlooked. The flatter the tread and the more angular the difference...
Forum: O, G & other large scales 07-07-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By Mountain Goat
Do what I did. The majority of what I have is in...

Do what I did. The majority of what I have is in 00 gauge. I purchased a Smallbrook Studios body kit. Go for one of the easier ones like Ceto to begin with. Also, to make a start use old wrecked 00...
Forum: General Chat 06-07-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 98
Posted By Mountain Goat
The local newspaper did want me once as my mum,...

The local newspaper did want me once as my mum, being a writer often wrote articles for them, however I've not gone down that route myself. Maybe one day! :)
Forum: General Chat 06-07-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 98
Posted By Mountain Goat
Haha. I usually simplify what I write before I...

Haha. I usually simplify what I write before I post it, but I was short of time so I posted what I wrote as it was give or take a small alteration due to this tablet screen keyboard and the autospell...
Forum: General Chat 06-07-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 98
Posted By Mountain Goat
Simplicity.

I used to overcomplicate things. I'd try and keep up with the newest technology in model railways, the newest fine detailed models etc. I totally agree they are all fantastic, but these days I've...
Forum: General Modelling 05-07-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Mountain Goat
Will look in a bit. The price of the set I gave...

Will look in a bit. The price of the set I gave is just for the two coaches with the set. The other coaches are seperate. Normally about 8-10 a coach. The baggage car about 20. Some coaches I've...
Forum: General Modelling 05-07-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Mountain Goat
I can't see the link as on my side it says it is...

I can't see the link as on my side it says it is not supported. (Is my side of things. Most should see it I think).

I have one of those sets which was passed down from my father. They are very...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 04-07-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By Mountain Goat
A good plan to go with what you like best. They...

A good plan to go with what you like best. They are all lovely models. Shame Gaugemaster no longer make the automatic shuttle as you could have it move back and fore in DC form on a short length of...
Forum: O, G & other large scales 03-07-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By Mountain Goat
I did dabble a bit in H0e. Nice stuff. Expensive...

I did dabble a bit in H0e. Nice stuff. Expensive locos and coaches though waggons were cheap and came in packs of two. (They were cheap about a decade ago. Today they seem to have risen somewhat the...
Forum: General Chat 03-07-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,982
Posted By Mountain Goat
Russia had a very impressive defends. Yesterdays...

Russia had a very impressive defends. Yesterdays game was amazing. I dont know how Japan lost as their players were so controlled and disciplined. It was amazing to watch.
I'm not into my football...
Forum: O, G & other large scales 03-07-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By Mountain Goat
They are lovely things. If I had the funds,...

They are lovely things. If I had the funds, though I have to say they are a bit large for my tight loading gauge as my stock is slightly narrower.
Ideal for someone who wants to make a start in...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 03-07-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By Mountain Goat
If you want to avoid losing money dont buy new...

If you want to avoid losing money dont buy new and avoid limited editions. New items are so highly priced and the secondhand market is so slow to catch up, that if you want to get your money back,...
Forum: General Chat 03-07-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By Mountain Goat
I corrected the origional reply as I first...

I corrected the origional reply as I first thought the 58xx was the Grange class and its not. Its a 68xx. I was going by memory and got the wrong class number. When I corrected it, I must have left...
Forum: General Chat 02-07-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By Mountain Goat
Dont you mean the 48xx? I've just remembered....

Dont you mean the 48xx?
I've just remembered. Granges were 68xx... I need to look up 58xx.... :)
You are right. 14xx, 48xx and 58xx are auto tanks. Didnt know about the 58xx.
68xx are the granges....
Forum: General Chat 01-07-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By Mountain Goat
GWR suburban B coaches ran in pairs. Probably an...

GWR suburban B coaches ran in pairs. Probably an idea to buy a pair. (Airfix used to make them and they were nice models. I assume Hornby now make them as Hornby bought up most ex. Airfix moulds.). ...
Forum: Members layouts 30-06-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,800
Posted By Mountain Goat
It looks interesting. Is the top section easily...

It looks interesting. Is the top section easily removed for track cleaning?
Forum: On The Workbench 29-06-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 19,928
Posted By Mountain Goat
The coupling loops need fitting to the wooden...

The coupling loops need fitting to the wooden waggons, so I have started with waggon number 10.
The loops were formed on the simple jig I made earlier on in this thread by using wire from...
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