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Forum: On The Workbench Yesterday, 09:03 PM
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Posted By Mountain Goat
Unimat1 6in1 "Cool Tool".

I call it my lathe as most of the time I have set it up as a lathe. It is upgradeable and many spares and accessories are also sold in the Unimat range.
[Please note. I'm not connected in any way to...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By Mountain Goat
My brother bought a large 4x4 and on a seperate...

My brother bought a large 4x4 and on a seperate bid had bullbars for it with spotlights etc. He won the bid and I went to pick it up. The owner was not the seller as the owner was in his 90's (Or...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 15-08-2018, 10:07 PM
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Posted By Mountain Goat
There were generally two types. One was to load...

There were generally two types. One was to load from standard gauge onto narrow gauge and the other was to load from narrow gauge onto standard gauge. Naturally the heights of the wagons would be...
Forum: Members layouts 15-08-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,689
Posted By Mountain Goat
The broken wagon should be repairable. What is...

The broken wagon should be repairable. What is broken on it?
Forum: Members layouts 15-08-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,689
Posted By Mountain Goat
I like you're loco pulling the rake of four wheel...

I like you're loco pulling the rake of four wheel coaches. :)
Forum: Track Layout & Design 15-08-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 152
Posted By Mountain Goat
I have cut down the width of a station building...

I have cut down the width of a station building in the past to fit my platform. Some platform buildings are quite thin. Take a look at the currently unused (The last time I was there!) building on...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 15-08-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 230
Posted By Mountain Goat
There's also the concertina type sliding doors....

There's also the concertina type sliding doors. The ones that have many folds to them. They may be the solution.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 15-08-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 152
Posted By Mountain Goat
Generally speaking, try not to go too narrow....

Generally speaking, try not to go too narrow. Yes, there are prototypes for everything, but if you can give them about 3 inches or wider they tend to look better. I'd go about 4 inches or wider if...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 15-08-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 230
Posted By Mountain Goat
Steve. What about a sliding door? Actually, if...

Steve. What about a sliding door? Actually, if the room is dedicated to trains only, why have a door at all? Some sort of child gate for if children come? Just a few thoughts.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 14-08-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 230
Posted By Mountain Goat
End to End or an Oval?

This is a very personal choice and one I learned the hard way of what I liked and didnt like. (I'm not saying you are the same as me as we are all different in our likes and dislikes. This is more a...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 14-08-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,900
Posted By Mountain Goat
It is excellent. Also consider this. If all the...

It is excellent. Also consider this. If all the locos have their hooks removed at both ends (Which makes them look better), and the brake coaches and brake vans along with the odd ordinary...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 14-08-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By Mountain Goat
Good luck on your 009 railways. One thing I...

Good luck on your 009 railways.
One thing I found regarding track, is to think of N gauge sectional track and the diameter of the curves etc tends to be about right for 009. Yes, you do have to...
Forum: General Chat 14-08-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Mountain Goat
Everything has a value. It all depends what it...

Everything has a value. It all depends what it is. Some are higher then others. Some used to be high but have dropped in value (E.g. anything Triang, Wrenn or Hornby Dublo 2 rail) due to recent...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 13-08-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,900
Posted By Mountain Goat
That's the fun of railway modelling. Trying out...

That's the fun of railway modelling. Trying out different ideas and then adapting them to ones own use.
The advantage of the idea in the photographs is that as you already have most stock as...
Forum: General Modelling 13-08-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By Mountain Goat
It has been done a few times. It is a good idea...

It has been done a few times. It is a good idea as if one has a freelance approach, one can mix quite a few different things.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 12-08-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By Mountain Goat
Yes. 3ft x 2ft will fit a nice little layout in...

Yes. 3ft x 2ft will fit a nice little layout in 009. It will be a compact layout but it should be fine. Obviously the more space you can give the better.
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 12-08-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,900
Posted By Mountain Goat
Before you go out and spend a fortune, somewhere...

Before you go out and spend a fortune, somewhere on one of these sites I've seen a home made automatic coupling that is simple and cheap to make. Can't remember where I saw it... Need to have an...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 12-08-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,900
Posted By Mountain Goat
Here is a YouTube link. They only fitted the...

Here is a YouTube link. They only fitted the coupling hook to one side but normally one has hooks on both sides. They work the same. It does make it clear how the couplings work. The magnet is under...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 12-08-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,900
Posted By Mountain Goat
The wagons are the easiest. The bar part fits...

The wagons are the easiest. The bar part fits across the buffers or some people make a smaller bar in an Π shape. The hook part is held on by two pieces of wire so all one needs to do is drill two...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 12-08-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By Mountain Goat
Some 00 gauge items can be used but one has to be...

Some 00 gauge items can be used but one has to be selective. The little 0-4-0's and a few of the short wheelbase 0-6-0's will work. A few other 0-6-0's can be adapted. Not all short locos can be...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 12-08-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,900
Posted By Mountain Goat
Somewhere I have an old fret of them. The only...

Somewhere I have an old fret of them. The only reason why I have only tried them for a trial is that I wasn't organised enough to change all my stock. Also I have so much stock to convert I thought...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 12-08-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By Mountain Goat
Yes. 7ft x 2ft is more then possible with the...

Yes. 7ft x 2ft is more then possible with the right compromises. Take a look at what I'm building. This layout is about an inch or two short of 7ft long, and it is 2ft wide.
I've built is to run...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 12-08-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,900
Posted By Mountain Goat
Have you tried Sprat & Winkles? A trial kit maybe...

Have you tried Sprat & Winkles? A trial kit maybe an idea. The bar goes across the buffers (Either just behind or across) and this enables locos and rolling stock to negotiate curves even as sharp as...
Forum: Kit Building 12-08-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Mountain Goat
Superquick card kits have been around since the...

Superquick card kits have been around since the days of Hornby Dublo 3 rail so around 60-70 years and many of the kits have not changed since then, so Superquick kits should have quite good...
Forum: Kit Building 12-08-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Mountain Goat
Or with the rare odd kit, that the instructions...

Or with the rare odd kit, that the instructions can be read several times leaving the reader totally baffled, and the only way to proceed is to crack on and use ones own common sense. :D
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