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by LC&DR
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Train drivers booklet !!??
Replies: 22
Views: 893

Re: Train drivers booklet !!??

Yes I keep a Peco track rubber in one.
by LC&DR
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Any bikers on the forum?...
Replies: 29
Views: 741

Re: Any bikers on the forum?...

I must have been fortunate! My brother and my best mate both did the blue lights and bells to A&E (West Hill too) at different times. I dropped the bike on a number of occasions but the fairing must have limited damage to a few bumps bruises and embarrassment. Fibre glass can and was fairly easy to ...
by LC&DR
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Train drivers booklet !!??
Replies: 22
Views: 893

Re: Train drivers booklet !!??

Hi Tinker, The 'Silver Queens' were a remarkable vehicle, very light when empty, they were made almost entirely of aluminium, but when loaded were equivalent to a normal Presflo. I modified a whole bunch of the old Triang Cemflos recently trying to get them to look like the real thing. However the I...
by LC&DR
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Any bikers on the forum?...
Replies: 29
Views: 741

Re: Any bikers on the forum?...

I got my first bike (A Francis Barnett 150cc) in 1964. It was a bit of a heap, so I traded it in for Honda 90, the bike looking one NOT the scooter type, and eventually passed my test on it. I then moved up to a Honda CB77, but my friends persuaded me to go British, so I sold that and with the cash ...
by LC&DR
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: A new tractor
Replies: 33
Views: 776

Re: A new tractor

Hi WTD,

Have you considered selling grazing rights on to the meadow? A few sheep, goat, geese etc. not only keeps the grass cut but fertilised at the same time? Much more ecologically friendly too? :D

LC&DR
by LC&DR
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: A new tractor
Replies: 33
Views: 776

Re: A new tractor

Very realistic, will look good on your layout! :D
by LC&DR
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Train drivers booklet !!??
Replies: 22
Views: 893

Re: Train drivers booklet !!??

Route learning remains an essential part of driver's competence. What many people fail to appreciate is that unlike cars, HGVs and model trains a real train is incredibly difficult to stop accurately, and to maintain accurate timekeeping. The condition of the rail head, and the performance of the lo...
by LC&DR
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: The Triang & Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: The Triang & Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

The York and District Gauge O group have just installed 16.5mm and 19mm gauge circuits on their test track. This has prompted me to look at doing something with one of the Hornby Collector's club models that I have cluttering up my attic! My initial thought is possibly a model based on one of the Ff...
by LC&DR
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SKINLEY DRAWINGS
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: SKINLEY DRAWINGS

So far as I know the Historical Model Railway Society has them. They are not currently listed on their website because the archive is still unsorted but I know that one of their members is looking after them and there is likely to be articles about them from him in future 'Journals'. The HMRS holds ...
by LC&DR
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: Weed killing train
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Weed killing train

In 1960 the older weed-killing trains were still about many composed of former locomotive tenders converted to water carriers with vans to store the chemicals and to accommodate the sprays. The Southern Region trains used two PMVs with six tenders and a 'pillbox brake van, and there were two differe...