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Forum: General Modelling Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Mike Parkes
Various good layouts have existed - Goathland ...

Various good layouts have existed - Goathland (North Yorkshire Moors Railway) and Ddualtt (Ffestiniog) for example. Too many not based on real locations go too far IMO by running locos than have...
Forum: General Modelling 12-08-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 418
Posted By Mike Parkes
Sounds like the back to back is wrong on at least...

Sounds like the back to back is wrong on at least one of the tender wheelsets.
Forum: The Real Thing 11-08-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By Mike Parkes
Listing of allocations ...

Listing of allocations
http://www.brdatabase.info/locoqry.php?action=class&id=5&type=D&page=alloc
Original Scottish allocated locos were D2574-D2585 generally at Thornton Junction (D2574 also saw...
Forum: OO Scale 07-08-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 439
Posted By Mike Parkes
There were four different types (all generic...

There were four different types (all generic rather than being an accurate model of a specific coach
- Non corridor suburban brake
- Non corridor suburban composite
- Corridor brake
- Corridor...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 07-08-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 606
Posted By Mike Parkes
If its a case of adopting a point to get a track...

If its a case of adopting a point to get a track formation to work then its worth pursuing with. I needed a point that fitted a location that had a reverse curve. The solution was to chop in two a...
Forum: OO Scale 07-08-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 431
Posted By Mike Parkes
Relcos etc do have a useful purpose on a dc...

Relcos etc do have a useful purpose on a dc layout if you start off with all the track clean and all wheels clean, then it can be used a dirt monitor and if it is noticed as working inspecting the...
Forum: OO Scale 06-08-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 371
Posted By Mike Parkes
Given the tenders are the same, the BR lined...

Given the tenders are the same, the BR lined black ones were released along with the GW ones while the BR lined green ones came latter it must be a tolerance issue , some slight difference in...
Forum: OO Scale 05-08-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 371
Posted By Mike Parkes
I had three Mainline Colletts (a GW one, a BR...

I had three Mainline Colletts (a GW one, a BR lined black one and a BR lined green one) Both of the BR ones had misbehaving tenders. One day I swopped the tenders and they stopped misbehaving so...
Forum: OO Scale 03-08-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By Mike Parkes
The Bachmnn UK track is made from the toolings...

The Bachmnn UK track is made from the toolings Hornby used before moving production to China
Forum: DCC 29-07-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 496
Posted By Mike Parkes
Apologies, just noted it had a bulb and assumed...

Apologies, just noted it had a bulb and assumed it was a firebox glow.
Forum: DCC 29-07-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 496
Posted By Mike Parkes
If this is late 1970s produced Duchess of...

If this is late 1970s produced Duchess of Sutherland their is a bulb in the loco that creates a short circuit on DCC.
Forum: Analogue 24-07-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By Mike Parkes
Also to keep the track clean longer 1. clean...

Also to keep the track clean longer

1. clean the wheels of all your locos, coaches and wagons
2. change any plastic tyred wheels on coaches and wagons for metal wheels.
3. Use sparingly if all...
Forum: General Chat 08-07-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 298
Posted By Mike Parkes
Express Locos 1923 Great (Coat of Arms)...

Express Locos
1923 Great (Coat of Arms) Western
1926 Great (Simplified Coat of Arms) Western
1934 Monogram Circle GWR
1942 G (Coat of Arms) W

Other Locos
1923 Great (Space for Coat of Arms...
Forum: Tools 08-07-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 635
Posted By Mike Parkes
I use a end cutters on HO/OO points, these in...

I use a end cutters on HO/OO points, these in fact
https://www.diy.com/departments/jcb-cr-v-steel-end-cutters/261888_BQ.prd
albeit they seem to be have discontinued. Dremels etc not only cause heat...
Forum: Scenery 06-07-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Mike Parkes
Those houses often look better with the windows...

Those houses often look better with the windows stuck in place from the rear not the front as the instructions state.
Forum: DCC 05-07-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Mike Parkes
When using a normal decoder as a function...

When using a normal decoder as a function decoder it may not program unless attached to a motor - could be an excuse to justify a decoder tester...
Forum: General Chat 02-07-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By Mike Parkes
It was Dapol that improved the ex Airfix 14xx...

It was Dapol that improved the ex Airfix 14xx before selling the tooling to Hornby - the Airfix ones had plunger pick ups that had springs that could not cope with the peak current drawn by the motor...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 02-07-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Mike Parkes
Peco Setrack is the same geometry as Hornby. The...

Peco Setrack is the same geometry as Hornby. The curved points in both are best ignored as they have a curved rail aligning with a straight rail resulting in the gauge being less than 16.5mm at that...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 01-07-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Mike Parkes
The Peco Streamline Small Y is the only point in...

The Peco Streamline Small Y is the only point in the range that is shorter than a Setrack equivalent - the Setrack Y could be described as a Medium Y in the Streamline range and I have often thought...
Forum: General Modelling 30-06-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 320
Posted By Mike Parkes
Most of the Peppercorn A1s did carry lined apple...

Most of the Peppercorn A1s did carry lined apple green livery when new but with BRITISH RAILWAYS on the tender rather than LNER
Forum: General Modelling 30-06-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 320
Posted By Mike Parkes
All of the Peppercorn A1s were built post...

All of the Peppercorn A1s were built post nationalisation and none ran for the LNER.
Forum: General Modelling 30-06-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 320
Posted By Mike Parkes
It is a A3...

It is a A3 http://www.hornbyguide.com/item_details.asp?itemid=1717 as running in 1947.
Forum: General Modelling 30-06-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 320
Posted By Mike Parkes
As its Apple Green then it could be post rebuild...

As its Apple Green then it could be post rebuild as a A3 - what side is the reversing lever on - if its on the left hand side then its a model of the loco as preserved (I presume at some point its...
Forum: General Modelling 30-06-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 320
Posted By Mike Parkes
The Class A10 was a simple reclassification of...

The Class A10 was a simple reclassification of the Gresley A1s to make way for the Peppercorn A1s so the answer to the original query is A1 albeit reclassified A10
Forum: On The Workbench 27-06-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By Mike Parkes
Its quite remarkable its still being manufactured...

Its quite remarkable its still being manufactured given the toolings are approx 60 years old having been released by Kitmaster in the late 50s http://www.kitmaster.org.uk/Schools.htm
which then...
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