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by GeoffAlan2
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Selling trains
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Selling trains

I've bought a number of items on 'The Bay' and if it says loco in working order, I expect it will run smoothly at slow and fast speed, possibly after a little lube and wheel cleaning. So don't misdescribe. Also, while I'll buy rolling stop if the buyer won't accept returns, I onky buy locos where a ...
by GeoffAlan2
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Early Memories of Railways
Replies: 23
Views: 1599

Re: Early Memories of Railways

Sitting in my pushchair in Darlington station when I was told by my dad to watch for the express coming through. A blue A4 at the head of the train ran into the far end of the station on a line set back from the platform and against a brick wall, and going fairly slowly, but while still under the ro...
by GeoffAlan2
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: Shildon MRC Exhibition
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Shildon MRC Exhibition

Yes, many more people than last year. I managed to pick up a bargain or two and some great layouts on show.
by GeoffAlan2
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: Any left on here ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: Any left on here ?

Yes, N Gauge in German, British and Japanese outline, with odd items from other countries, since 1975. I have a home layout and a potable shunting layout.
by GeoffAlan2
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Returning modeller how do I budget?
Replies: 18
Views: 1433

Re: Returning modeller how do I budget?

Budget? Model railway?

If you find out how that works, my bank manager will be delighted!
by GeoffAlan2
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: Is Fleischmann any good? Hi all!
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Is Fleischmann any good? Hi all!

As above, they are excellent. I own several and they really do run well and look perfect. Price is a goodly chunk above British outline but the quality is so much better.
by GeoffAlan2
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: Track dimensions
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Track dimensions

They'll run. I have used in my time Peco code 80, Fleischmann and Kato track. I run Graham Farish-Poole, Graham Farish-modern, Minitrix, Fleischmann, Arnold, Dapol, Union Mills, Kato, Tomix Union Mills and other makes of locomotives and stock and find that very occasionally I need to adjust the back...
by GeoffAlan2
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Simple Crew Colours.
Replies: 5
Views: 1668

Re: Simple Crew Colours.

Add to that the fading and weathering most 'green locos' suffered and poor or none existent cleaning they 'enjoyed'. Then you got locos standing next to each other in what was nominally the same livery, but looking very different.
by GeoffAlan2
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: D-Day Dakota fly-past
Replies: 26
Views: 2640

Re: D-Day Dakota fly-past

I loved the fact that PM May was interrupted by the Dakota and Spitfire fly past. I assume it was miss timing by the BoB flight. Once a Prime Minister'd luck goes everything goes wrong.
by GeoffAlan2
Sat May 11, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Funny Signs and Notices.
Replies: 13
Views: 2265

Re: Funny Signs and Notices.

The one that always makes me laugh out loud is:-

This door must remain closed at all times.

If that's the case why not replace the door with a nice solid wall?