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by GeoffAlan2
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Hornby
Topic: Hornby tiers system
Replies: 22
Views: 2114

Re: Hornby tiers system

Oh dearie me! Having seen the problem played out in N, pre-Covid, with Hattons no longer stocking Graham Farish, now Hornby are doing the same in OO. The MANUFACTURERS are obviously properly scared by 'Outlets' manufacturing, if by manufacturing you mean commissioning models from the same factory t...
by GeoffAlan2
Sat May 29, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Housing market mayhem
Replies: 45
Views: 7271

Re: Housing market mayhem

Hi Puddles - make sure the new house has a "model railway room" :lol: There are so many deals on new cars - my son has a new John Cooper Works Mini Cooper S - he just pays "x" a month and after five years he can hand it back and start again. If you didn't know you would assume he'd just spent a for...
by GeoffAlan2
Wed May 26, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Hornby
Topic: Hornby tiers system
Replies: 22
Views: 2114

Re: Hornby tiers system

Oh dearie me! Having seen the problem played out in N, pre-Covid, with Hattons no longer stocking Graham Farish, now Hornby are doing the same in OO. The MANUFACTURERS are obviously properly scared by 'Outlets' manufacturing, if by manufacturing you mean commissioning models from the same factory th...
by GeoffAlan2
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Post Office / Parcelforce Scam
Replies: 39
Views: 6100

Re: Post Office / Parcelforce Scam

The issue has got worse in recent years mainly due to the appearance of Voice over IP services. a few companies in the market simply sell lines and numbers to anyone who'll pay. For some reason, Ofcom hasn't regulated who can issue UK numbers very well, and these shady companies are not checking wh...
by GeoffAlan2
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Post Office / Parcelforce Scam
Replies: 39
Views: 6100

Re: Post Office / Parcelforce Scam

Forward emails to... report@phishing.gov.uk

They seem to be closing down sites and email accounts that these scum use.
by GeoffAlan2
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Restoring old locos
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Re: Restoring old locos

I do it with my n gauge locos. Some of mine are well over 40 yrs old and work now.
by GeoffAlan2
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: New camera
Replies: 22
Views: 6745

Re: New camera

A friend of mine bought one. He took it to 'a certain viaduct on the Settle to Carlisle line. After photographing the structure he lost sight of the thing and the camera was not a lot of use in locating it. Time went by, still no sight, then his old hearing detected a slight buzz, as the drone desce...
by GeoffAlan2
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: Why don't they make ... ?
Replies: 37
Views: 20437

Re: Why don't they make ... ?

A small turntable / turntable kit for OO The currently available items / kits are all for large turntables which look out of place and take up far too much space on many of our layouts. Please we don’t all want to turn the Flying Scotsman complete with two tenders! A 60 foot (24mm) table would be m...
by GeoffAlan2
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Tapered Boiler Design
Replies: 8
Views: 1578

Re: Tapered Boiler Design

It is worth adding that when the GWR showed the advantages of a taper boiler, all the other UK companies adopted it for new construction. Stanier served in Swindon so when he became CME of the LMS it was adopted as standard for all his main classes, and he rebuilt quite a few Fowler designs with it...
by GeoffAlan2
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Dorset snow
Replies: 12
Views: 2782

Re: Dorset snow

Walkingthedog wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:16 am Not sure I agree with that. We have lots of coverage of floods and snow affecting the north and Scotland. What is it with this North/South thing. All in the mind as far as I am concerned. :)
It exists, but if you live in the South, you won't notice it.