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Forum: On The Workbench 05-02-2018, 07:15 AM
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Posted By PJB
A common problem on many early Bachmann locos.

A common problem on many early Bachmann locos.
Forum: General Chat 28-12-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By PJB
I share your frustration! It's done because there...

I share your frustration! It's done because there is no suitable deterrent/punishment (as for most crimes in this country).
Forum: HO & International 30-11-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By PJB
The French layout was very impressive but all the...

The French layout was very impressive but all the Continental layouts were of a very high standard.
Forum: Baseboards 15-11-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By PJB
Best of luck with your layout Ian, as I said I'm...

Best of luck with your layout Ian, as I said I'm pleased the boards will be used as intended when built.
Forum: Baseboards 03-11-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By PJB
Free to good home.

Five baseboards each 4' x 3'. Unused, they were built for a layout that never got past the planning stage. The tops are 12mm ply braced with 20 x 44mm PSE wood. Free to anyone who collects (Grimsby -...
Forum: Model Railway Events 26-10-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By PJB
Caistor (Lincolnshire)

Annual Model Railway Exhibition this weekend at Caistor (Lincolnshire). Will be there with my new BR(SR) layout - Norwood Park. Caistor Town Hall , Saturday and Sunday.
Forum: General Chat 01-10-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By PJB
Certainly am! There with my layout, Appleton...

Certainly am! There with my layout, Appleton Junction. Do say hello.
Forum: Scenery 17-09-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By PJB
Eckon produce a very nice set of etched brass...

Eckon produce a very nice set of etched brass speed restriction signs for steam and early diesel era (Set EA7).
Forum: General Chat 02-09-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By PJB
Over the past few years I have had several calls...

Over the past few years I have had several calls from 'Microsoft' telling me I have got a problem with my computer - always the same Asian accent. I used to say that's strange I don't have a computer...
Forum: General Chat 22-08-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 922
Posted By PJB
Quite agree with Cardi-Bach, adults are worse...

Quite agree with Cardi-Bach, adults are worse offenders than children when it comes to touching the layout. Even had one prat put his cup of coffee on the layout then turn and talk to the operator of...
Forum: General Chat 21-08-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 922
Posted By PJB
As a regular exhibitor I have no problem with...

As a regular exhibitor I have no problem with people photographing my layouts. Many will ask first and I'm only too happy to pose or run a particular train/loco upon request.
My main bugbear are the...
Forum: General Chat 25-07-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 944
Posted By PJB
Totally agree!

Totally agree!
Forum: General Chat 24-07-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 944
Posted By PJB
Totally agree with twalton1145. Seems to me in...

Totally agree with twalton1145. Seems to me in today's society few people have little or no respect for themselves let alone others and their property. Until the 'softies' in power impose harsh...
Forum: General Modelling 02-07-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By PJB
Have a look at sheetplastics.co.uk I always buy...

Have a look at sheetplastics.co.uk I always buy my Perspex from them. There prices are good and they don't require you to buy a complete sheet (unlike some suppliers). Good range of thicknesses also.
Forum: General Chat 17-02-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By PJB
Certainly different. It would look good,...

Certainly different. It would look good, especially if it could me made to work but I can't help thinking it has disaster written all over it!!
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 10-02-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By PJB
I know it is not the nicest of materials but I've...

I know it is not the nicest of materials but I've always used Super Glue applied very sparingly with a cocktail stick. This seems to stick pipework, screw couplings and buffers well. I've found using...
Forum: Clubs & Societies 13-01-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By PJB
Caistorail is in Caistor, Lincolnshire (on the...

Caistorail is in Caistor, Lincolnshire (on the A46 Grimsby - Lincoln road, about 10 miles from Grimsby).
The secretary is Mike Hill, phone number 07503321510).
As an aside, Caistorloco (Market...
Forum: General Chat 09-01-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By PJB
Another talent gone.

Another talent gone.
Forum: General Chat 06-01-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By PJB
By co-incidence there is a picture of one of the...

By co-incidence there is a picture of one of the coaches (S13003S) at Sellinge in the latest edition of Railway Magazine. It also reports that there is a new initiative to restore it.
Forum: General Chat 04-01-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By PJB
Apparently they were very cramped, very...

Apparently they were very cramped, very uncomfortable and difficult to access (particularly the upper deck). As a result they were not generally liked by commuters.
Saw a stand selling kits for the...
Forum: OO Scale 28-12-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By PJB
I bought some Hornby Gresley 'Blood and Custard'...

I bought some Hornby Gresley 'Blood and Custard' liveried coaches from a large well-known retailer a while back. The 'blood' on two of the coaches was decidedly a delicate shade of pink. I was...
Forum: General Chat 24-11-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,112
Posted By PJB
With all those layouts (90+) and trade stands...

With all those layouts (90+) and trade stands there's got to be something for everybody despite the crowds. Exhibiting my layout (Middle Elmton) - any members say Hi.
Forum: OO Scale 10-10-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By PJB
Just noticed in a magazine Ad that Hattons are...

Just noticed in a magazine Ad that Hattons are selling SR green Mk1s at 16.50 which is nearly half the normal price! Got to be worth looking at.
Forum: OO Scale 09-10-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By PJB
In terms of detail Bachmann are obviously the...

In terms of detail Bachmann are obviously the best but price and availability is something to be considered, particularly BR SR green versions. I am building a BR SR layout circa 1962 and when trying...
Forum: OO Scale 03-09-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By PJB
Thanks for the comments. I have followed the...

Thanks for the comments. I have followed the instructions as per the order the coaches go in. I can't help thinking that these couplings are more complex than they need to be. The couplings on the...
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