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Forum: General Chat 22-10-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By locomad
Older diecast are a lot easier, your main...

Older diecast are a lot easier, your main problem/time spent will be getting old paint off using either a chemical stripper or grit blast gun.

I've had excellent results using ordinary aerosol car...
Forum: For Sale 21-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,829
Posted By locomad
Books intersting I look after a model...

Books intersting

I look after a model railway library for a local club lots of model railway and railway books and mags, get loads of donations each year.

Very old books are specialise market...
Forum: OO Scale 26-09-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By locomad
Thanks for the comments I'am pleased too ...

Thanks for the comments I'am pleased too

Going to paint buffers red, bit of copper etc and looking for some white "N.C.B." transfers for the side & maybe number 23.

Powerfull shunter 4 old...
Forum: OO Scale 26-09-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By locomad
Dinky Push Along - Motorised

Hi hope this in right section

Often I come across die-cast bodies in car boots and the like, of quite good looking loco bodies which were made for young children.

One quite popular one is the...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 22-09-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,786
Posted By locomad
Thats true, Hornby ones rust as well. Years...

Thats true, Hornby ones rust as well.

Years ago modellers used I think picture pins, used for setting pictures in a frame, slightly thicker trianglar in shape with the head bent, bit like a nail,...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 22-09-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,786
Posted By locomad
Maybe to stop them rusting Even indoors...

Maybe to stop them rusting

Even indoors track pins rust esp after you ballast using PVA, often the tops break off and get into the loco mechs.
Forum: Scenery 18-09-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,786
Posted By locomad
NO, now I like this tea from Tesco @ 2.99 and...

NO, now I like this tea from Tesco @ 2.99 and this tea from Aldi @ 1 but I really like the Aldi tea cause it makes better ballast for my Hornby model railway.

(like the ad for the lollypop...
Forum: Scenery 18-09-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,786
Posted By locomad
TEA Good old fashioned Tea leaves, well tea...

TEA

Good old fashioned Tea leaves, well tea leaves left in the bag, cheap, right colour and cause they are not gritty won't break your loco's if the old bit breaks away.

Its not a new idea was...
Forum: Baseboards 13-09-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,931
Posted By locomad
Current one is 48ins, I've had them lower in the...

Current one is 48ins, I've had them lower in the past for the kids but found by experiance the higher the better, kids can or will find stools, benches etc to reach.

When in the shed picked 46ins...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 12-09-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,295
Posted By locomad
Quite agree more likely to be safer than all this...

Quite agree more likely to be safer than all this modern junk and last longer.

I've had one so called "safe" mobile phone charger catch fire, luckly was in house at time, 6 month old kitchen...
Forum: OO Scale 12-09-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By locomad
I'am after a Kitmaster Blue Pullman Kitchen car,...

I'am after a Kitmaster Blue Pullman Kitchen car, well made or un made, I've got the old triang Pullman set and a very badly made kitchen car.

Either I get one soon or have to repair the badly made...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 10-09-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By locomad
4 wires, 3 controllers wired up DC for cab...

4 wires, 3 controllers wired up DC for cab control ? Is it a large layout, many tracks points, siding generally more controllers bigger the layout

Check if any point motors ? any wires from points...
Forum: Location location location 06-09-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,388
Posted By locomad
Shed for me I've done both had a loft layout...

Shed for me

I've done both had a loft layout then a shed

Problem often forgotten with lofts is the noise when you up there often late at night and other family members are trying to get some...
Forum: General Chat 06-09-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,461
Posted By locomad
Even if you took legal advice doubt you would get...

Even if you took legal advice doubt you would get anywhere, each service industry has its guidelines etc on when could one expect to within reason to return the goods to the customer repaired or not....
Forum: General Chat 05-09-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,461
Posted By locomad
Said fact of life, but model rail shops like a...

Said fact of life, but model rail shops like a lot of hobby shops seem to few and far between now.

Left a loco with them for 18 months seems a bit long, was a shop in north wales few years back...
Forum: OO Scale 05-09-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,425
Posted By locomad
Lol no some are in dreadfull condition, old...

Lol no some are in dreadfull condition, old Hornby Double & triang bodies resprayed using thick car paint, broken plastic wagons etc etc

The fun is stripping old paint off, reusing the chassis...
Forum: OO Scale 05-09-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,425
Posted By locomad
Not all Model railway stuff becomes...

Not all Model railway stuff becomes "Collectable", its like any other hobby books, china, model cars, classic cars, clocks, painting art work etc

Decades later maybe 1% becomes "collectable" maybe...
Forum: General Chat 04-09-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,433
Posted By locomad
Keeping it 3rd rail might mean its worth more. ...

Keeping it 3rd rail might mean its worth more.

In the 60's & 70's quite a lot of Hornby 3 rail was converted to 2 rail by individuals, specialist companies & shops, often scale finer wheels but...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 04-09-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By locomad
Days before the tinernet and all that, using...

Days before the tinernet and all that, using paper templates was the way to do it once the baseboard was built, peco i think used to give theres away free, well SAE was required.

Even now its...
Forum: Analogue 30-08-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,714
Posted By locomad
Maplin do and excellent Bench Power supply...

Maplin do and excellent Bench Power supply (N93CX) which many modellers I know use as a controller, I use them as well.

It has a built in digal voltmeter & ampmeter, amp output can be set say to...
Forum: Baseboards 30-08-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,039
Posted By locomad
I've made quite a few baseboards over the years...

I've made quite a few baseboards over the years both for myself, clubs and other modellers, agree Sundeala sags but so does other materials ply, chip, even hardboard.

Best baseboard I came up with...
Forum: General Chat 29-08-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By locomad
Flying Scot is trix def. theres a club member...

Flying Scot is trix def. theres a club member at my local model club who brings it in from now & again along with Trix coaches to 3.8mm to ft slighty smaller than 4mm but look ok on there own.
Forum: Kit Building 28-08-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,996
Posted By locomad
Some of my superquick card kits are over 40 years...

Some of my superquick card kits are over 40 years old now and lasted quite a few layouts. Myself I think they look more realistic than Metcalfe if you modeling pre 70's building were darker then due...
Forum: Scenery 28-08-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,638
Posted By locomad
Have a look at a few real stations the brickwork...

Have a look at a few real stations the brickwork is often badly stained due to salt leaking out.

I've used PVA and it does stain but looks quite realistic when dry
Forum: Baseboards 24-08-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,039
Posted By locomad
At 48 per sheet you might as well use "Sundela"...

At 48 per sheet you might as well use "Sundela" as price quoted to me recently was between 28 to 52 per sheet for 8' x 4'

Difference was due if I ordered 5 sheets would get a discount.

I've...
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