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Forum: General Chat 13-09-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Maz066
I notice the brass dome. I also saw this on a...

I notice the brass dome. I also saw this on a variant of the Dean Goods by Oxford models. Surely the GWR didn't polish domes except on express passenger locos at the turn of the century (20th)
Forum: Scenery 13-09-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 175
Posted By Maz066
I have used the dust from the dust collectors...

I have used the dust from the dust collectors from electric sanders (timber) to make a dirt road, quite common pre WW2, the period I am modelling
Forum: OO Scale 20-08-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Maz066
I had a similar but not quite the same problem...

I had a similar but not quite the same problem with hornby pulmans. The whole bogie had too much longitudinal play. This meant that when put on a slight down run or pushed the carriage, the bogie...
Forum: The Real Thing 18-08-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By Maz066
The curse of wet rails

Have a look at this clip and see some novel ways to increase traction on a wet uphill climb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSRCqFfso1Q
Forum: Track Layout & Design 10-08-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By Maz066
I tend to look at a layout with scenery in mind....

I tend to look at a layout with scenery in mind. The bottom area is perfect for a double track platform (you would have to adjust the sidings to take the platform width and the far bottom siding...
Forum: Kit Building 07-08-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Maz066
I was on the Settle overbridge a few weeks ago....

I was on the Settle overbridge a few weeks ago. Wouldnt the Ratio kit be a closer option. Need to change the green and cream to crimson and cream
Forum: General Chat 05-08-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 661
Posted By Maz066
Smile I will admit the drivers in Oz are much more...

I will admit the drivers in Oz are much more aggressive. just try and change lanes in heavy traffic or hog the fast lane and you are liable to get a mouthful of choice words thrown at you.
"Just...
Forum: General Chat 04-08-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 661
Posted By Maz066
Having said that, I was surprised at how patient...

Having said that, I was surprised at how patient drivers are in the UK. Drivers let you change lanes in front of them. Drivers stop to let you through. Very impressive
Forum: General Chat 04-08-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 661
Posted By Maz066
I recently returned from the UK and I must say...

I recently returned from the UK and I must say driving on some of your roads is a nightmare. For example driving through Esher, the council decided it needed a turning lane so it simply painted a...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 02-08-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Maz066
Beware of curved gradients. I found I had to add...

Beware of curved gradients. I found I had to add a camber to the curve to prevent bogies slipping off the track on the downward run
Forum: The Welcome Forum 25-07-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By Maz066
I have to say I love the idea of sound . It...

I have to say I love the idea of sound . It brings my layout alive
Forum: General Chat 20-07-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 624
Posted By Maz066
Latest trip to the UK, I was appalled at the drop...

Latest trip to the UK, I was appalled at the drop out rate on the Internet. I was staying with my daughter in Surrey and I think it was BT. I will never complain about the Australian nbn system again
Forum: General Chat 18-07-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,183
Posted By Maz066
What happened to the good British Ales? I am one...

What happened to the good British Ales? I am one of the few Aussies that like a creamy head on my beer and something that is not quite as gassy. Not a Guiness fan, I like a more subtle flavour. Not...
Forum: Location location location 14-07-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Maz066
Cool Brilliant summer weather

Just returned from my daughter's place in Surrey and trips to the dales (DCC Concepts in Settle) and Scotland. Had brilliant weather. More like an Aussie spring. Amused at all the sunburned Brits and...
Forum: HO & International 14-07-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Maz066
LOVE the streamliners

LOVE the streamliners
Forum: General Chat 07-07-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,501
Posted By Maz066
France and England I reckon Waterloo all over...

France and England I reckon
Waterloo all over again
Forum: General Chat 27-06-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By Maz066
Still wandering around the UK making a nuisance...

Still wandering around the UK making a nuisance of myself. Today to keep SWAMBO on side went to Sissinghurst (don't tell her but I enjoyed it!)
...
Forum: The Real Thing 25-06-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By Maz066
The Green C36 class 4-6-0 in the video was called...

The Green C36 class 4-6-0 in the video was called the "Pig" because of its looks. I think that is self-explanatory
Forum: The Real Thing 24-06-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By Maz066
The standout feature of Railways of Great Britain...

The standout feature of Railways of Great Britain was the pride in workmanship as demonstrated by naming of locos and the liveries and detailing especially pre 1923. In Australia, like the US,...
Forum: General Chat 23-06-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By Maz066
Oops have I got that wrong? I meant around...

Oops have I got that wrong? I meant around Bakewell and the Derbyshire Dales. I am just an Aussie on holiday.
Forum: General Chat 23-06-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By Maz066
The Peak district?

The Peak district?
Forum: General Chat 22-06-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Maz066
Lying in bed on a quiet Sunday night and hearing...

Lying in bed on a quiet Sunday night and hearing the sound of a NSW Garret on a 5 mile 1 in 40 north of Sydney hauling empty coal wagons to Newcastle.
Forum: The Real Thing 22-06-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By Maz066
One other downer is finding the model rail shop...

One other downer is finding the model rail shop with heaps of stock you haven't seen and realising the last thing you can justify is another locomotive
Forum: The Real Thing 22-06-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By Maz066
While we do the tourist bit but I much prefer the...

While we do the tourist bit but I much prefer the out of the way things. A beautiful Cheese factory near Settle (Cheeses were great), the odd pub lunch, Picnicking by a river somewhere around Glencoe...
Forum: The Real Thing 21-06-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By Maz066
At the moment I am an Aussie tourist in the UK....

At the moment I am an Aussie tourist in the UK. We made a special stop in Haworth last week after we missed the Bronte museum, during our first visit in 2001. (Love Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre)....
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