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Forum: For Sale Today, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Mountain Goat
Note new price above. Here are a few more photos....

Note new price above. Here are a few more photos. I removed the body as I couldn't remember if I'd installed a DCC decoder or not. It is DC. :)
Forum: General Modelling Today, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 79
Posted By Mountain Goat
I had one of those lamps. Mine had two clear...

I had one of those lamps. Mine had two clear lenses opposite each other (One facing forward and one facing back). I believe this was to be placed half way along a long goods train for the guard and...
Forum: For Sale Today, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 42
Posted By Mountain Goat
Just sent this. I'm glad you liked them. I am...

Just sent this. I'm glad you liked them. I am also glad you like the extra coach. I was hoping that it would be suitable for you. I hope you found the spare coupling. I used sellotape to stick it to...
Forum: OO Scale Today, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 31
Posted By Mountain Goat
They do run well. If you look at the tyre part it...

They do run well. If you look at the tyre part it has a nice profile on it. The angle of the tread surface helps to keep them on the rails. What happens is that when going round corners at speed, the...
Forum: Members layouts Today, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By Mountain Goat
Those coaches do run nicely. I prefer the running...

Those coaches do run nicely. I prefer the running qualities of the older coaches to some of the newer ones.
I'm glad they got there safely. I hope the extra coach can come in useful somewhere. ...
Forum: For Sale Yesterday, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 31
Posted By Mountain Goat
Lima 00 Gauge Class 52 B.R. Blue Western Diesel.

D1043 Western Duke. Purchased new from Beatties in Cardiff and hardly used other then the odd test run. It runs well. (Runs best with a decent controller E.G. Gaugemaster). Is in lovely condition...
Forum: For Sale Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 39
Posted By Mountain Goat
(SOLD). Airfix 00 Gauge A1A-A1A Class 31 B.R. Green. Reserved pending a sale.

Reserved pending a sale. Nice condition. I've owned it for around 15 years as I had thoughts to repaint it into B.R. blue but never did. It doesn't look like it has had a lot of use. Given it a brief...
Forum: The Real Thing Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Mountain Goat
I've been over many rail breaks where...

I've been over many rail breaks where continuously welded track has fractured. I've even been the first to notice them on occasions. I've not been over anything like that though.
Forum: The Real Thing 17-09-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Mountain Goat
An "Oh Dear" Moment.

https://youtu.be/_LoXgN1QWZM
Forum: Members layouts 17-09-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 749
Posted By Mountain Goat
Very good. An ideal cost cutting method of making...

Very good. An ideal cost cutting method of making bufferstops.
Forum: OO Scale 17-09-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Mountain Goat
It is not easy to identify until you go and run...

It is not easy to identify until you go and run them. I've bought several in the past and only one was a new slow running one. I bought them when the slow running type had only been made for a year...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 17-09-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 190
Posted By Mountain Goat
Haha. Well really all you have is a shaft with...

Haha. Well really all you have is a shaft with two coils of wire and a few small bits to make them useable. Theres not a lot too them.
The Tortoise type has a bit more in that you have motor and...
Forum: OO Scale 17-09-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Mountain Goat
Pugs or Pecketts... :) I used to have the...

Pugs or Pecketts... :)
I used to have the Dapol 0-4-0 which had a much shorter wheelbase and due to this it often stalled on dead frog points because of the smaller wheels (The old Triang and the...
Forum: OO Scale 17-09-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Mountain Goat
The new 0-4-0's that are made identical to the...

The new 0-4-0's that are made identical to the older Hornby 0-4-0's (The budget ones. Not the totally new expensive ones) have had one or two alterations which have improved their running qualities...
Forum: On The Workbench 17-09-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By Mountain Goat
Not getting too technical about it... The...

Not getting too technical about it... The wheelbase was originally set by Triang and Hornby used the same wheelbase in their updated designs of 0-4-0 shunters. The wheelbase was deliberately designed...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 17-09-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 190
Posted By Mountain Goat
Prices have gone up a huge amount. Can't remember...

Prices have gone up a huge amount. Can't remember how long ago, but the last time I bought Peco point motors they were 2.40 and the simple basic Seep were 2.80, and Tortoise were around 5.60-5.80...
Forum: Members layouts 16-09-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,462
Posted By Mountain Goat
Very nice. :)

Very nice. :)
Forum: Track Layout & Design 16-09-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 190
Posted By Mountain Goat
At times they are cheaper then Peco point...

At times they are cheaper then Peco point solenoids. Other times they are more expensive as Peco are cheaper. (Both have been on the market for many years). I have always used Peco and mounted them...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 16-09-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,999
Posted By Mountain Goat
I thought the bottom of the hook part had a...

I thought the bottom of the hook part had a sideways bar at 90 degrees. If I was able to copy a photo of the diagram from the book I have I would show you how similar they look. I believe I have to...
Forum: Members layouts 16-09-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,187
Posted By Mountain Goat
Wouldn't using flexible track be easier for the...

Wouldn't using flexible track be easier for the straight sections? Peco flexible track (00 gauge code 100 is compatible with Hornby track) will be cheaper as well. Is a nice plan you have. :)
Forum: Members layouts 16-09-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 749
Posted By Mountain Goat
13 wagons. Nice. You have very interesting...

13 wagons. Nice. You have very interesting buffers.
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 16-09-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,999
Posted By Mountain Goat
Looking at your pics Sigtec, the design you use...

Looking at your pics Sigtec, the design you use looks like the original hook and loop design invented by A.L. Rice of the USA.
An illustrated drawing of this design is in the book "Modelling 4mm....
Forum: OO Scale 16-09-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 88
Posted By Mountain Goat
I've always used a track cleaning rubber which...

I've always used a track cleaning rubber which comes in really useful when one scratchbuilders track. If one rail is a slight bit too high, I first file the top and then polish the file marks out...
Forum: OO Scale 16-09-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 88
Posted By Mountain Goat
The liquid based track cleaning wagons are said...

The liquid based track cleaning wagons are said to be more successsful as long as one doesn't use a liquid which will damage the plastic sleepers.
A few years ago a certain product used to be...
Forum: OO Scale 16-09-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 88
Posted By Mountain Goat
I have two. Funny thing is I have one for sale...

I have two. Funny thing is I have one for sale with three other coach he's in GWR livery.
My honest opinion in regards to the track cleaning abilities if one has new stick on pads on it is that...
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