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by Mike Parkes
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Preiser Figures: Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Preiser Figures: Questions

Depending on the figure and its clothing HO figures can often be passed off as teenagers who are seemingly largely overlooked in OO with figures being full sized adults or small children. People in any case come in all sizes but many HO figures, as with some OO ones, can look supersuper model thin.
by Mike Parkes
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Spare parts for Bachmann American locos etc
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Spare parts for Bachmann American locos etc

I have ordered spares from Bachmann USA in the past

https://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/prod_serv.php

IIRC they arrived without being hit for import tax but I might have been lucky.
by Mike Parkes
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Signaling
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Signaling

Block signalling with the set distances between signals that is used today can throw up some strange signal locations which on a model would look very odd even if its prototypical. One example is at Beeston on the Nottingham-Trent Junction-Derby/Leicester line where there is a signal immediately bef...
by Mike Parkes
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Hornby 2019 Collectors Club Model
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Hornby 2019 Collectors Club Model

Afraid its a poorly dimensioned almost S scale model of an industrial loco that has no connection with BR or Network Rail.
by Mike Parkes
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Flying scotsman derailling
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Flying scotsman derailling

They are UK 2nd radius, their are no UK 1st radius points - presumably you have some curves of the same radius (R606/R607/ST-225/ST-226/ST-227)and if it does not derail on those then there is enough play in the wires - if there were too much that could be the cause of derailments through the wires g...
by Mike Parkes
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 Tanks used?
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 Tanks used?

According to the RCTS book on Standard tank locos 21 Std 4 tanks were transferred to the Western Region in July 1962. The six sent to Old Oak Common were stored although limited use was made of three of them (80070, 80098 and 80131) on ECS duties to Paddington. All six were transferred away by Novem...
by Mike Parkes
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Surface mounted point motors.
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Surface mounted point motors.

Their are surface mount adaptors available for Colbalts in packs of three
https://www.dccconcepts.com/product/cob ... re-3-pack/
by Mike Parkes
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: R.I.P D.J. Models
Replies: 22
Views: 1907

Re: R.I.P D.J. Models

Digitrains have posted a message saying DJ Models are in receivership and their will be no new model production or development
https://www.digitrains.co.uk/events/d-j ... -george-v/
by Mike Parkes
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Colour of Truro's Frames.
Replies: 11
Views: 1006

Re: Colour of Truro's Frames.

3708 Killarney lasted until 1929; from 1922 only express passenger engines were lined out and the Citys by that time were second tier motive power. Also immediately after WWI locos were unlined until adequate paintshop staff were re-employed
by Mike Parkes
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: R.I.P D.J. Models
Replies: 22
Views: 1907

Re: R.I.P D.J. Models

Also allegations of theft of their intellectual property ie designs. Can't imagine any other manufacturer would want to copy his designs and his attempt at copyrighting his designs is questionable as a 14xx, for example, is a design of Collett and anyone is perfectly entitled to make a model of tha...