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by LC&DR
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Should I use 00 or N gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Should I use 00 or N gauge

The minimum radius recommended for most Hornby / Bachmann trains so that you can have a continuous run is second radius (438mm) which will require a minimum board width of 900 mm or greater. This will not be possible in a pasting table. Even First radius 371 mm needs 700 mm width. A back and forth s...
by LC&DR
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Trains That Changed the World
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Trains That Changed the World

Watched this last night. Some of it was repeating what has been said in other similar shows, but by a few different presenters, and there was a lot of 'archive' footage quite a lot that seems to have come out of old feature films, notably 'The General' starring Buster Keaton, and old Wild West films...
by LC&DR
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: The great model railway challenge
Replies: 73
Views: 1202

Re: The great model railway challenge

I watched episode 2 last night and also Rob Bell's walk from Penrith to Cockermouth which followed and was entertained by both. I thought the Walford layout looked excellent but was disappointed that they made a lash up of the track-laying, especially as they called themselves that. I would have lik...
by LC&DR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: O, G & other large scales
Topic: Works Plates for gauge O Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0ST
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Works Plates for gauge O Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0ST

Thanks Brian, works plates and name plates now ordered.
by LC&DR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: O, G & other large scales
Topic: Works Plates for gauge O Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0ST
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Works Plates for gauge O Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0ST

I bought a second hand Ixion gauge O Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0ST industrial loco, but the etched works plates etc. were not included. Does anyone know where I can buy some please?

I have tried Google with no success. I don't think Ixion trades on the UK any more.
by LC&DR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: The great model railway challenge
Replies: 73
Views: 1202

Re: The great model railway challenge

I finally watched episode 1 last night (Wednesday 10th) on Channel 5 repeat and was mildly interested in the show. It was what I would have expected from a TV competition loosely based on a Great British Bake-off / Scrapheap Challenge formula. I think I preferred it to the previous Biggest Little Ra...
by LC&DR
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: best figures for layout
Replies: 15
Views: 268

Re: best figures for layout

In 4mm / ft scale I like the Dapol, ex Airfix figures which were introduced way back in the 1960s. You do have to paint them but I find that is part of the fun of model railways. The block of plastic they stand on is unsightly but easily removed with a craft knife. It can then be replaced by a dress...
by LC&DR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Stacked ground signals
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Stacked ground signals

Yes, top most applies to the first turn off reading left to right, so if all turn-offs are to the right of the main route the topmost applies to the first turn off. Conversely if all the turn offs are left of the main line then the top one applies to the route on the left .
by LC&DR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Stacked ground signals
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Stacked ground signals

It was not uncommon where there were multiple possible routes for small (miniature) semaphore shunt signals (which preceded the use of discs) to be 'stacked', and would apply top = left, bottom = right. The miniature arm signal remained in use on lines of the former LMS quite extensively long after ...
by LC&DR
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: O, G & other large scales
Topic: Why Not Try 7mm Narrow Gauge 0-16.5.
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Why Not Try 7mm Narrow Gauge 0-16.5.

I attend a club affiliated to the O Gauge Guild and they are building a test track and hold running days from time to time. I have already taken some fine-scale Gauge O standard gauge models along, but they are now considering laying On-30 tracks to complement it. I am sorely tempted to add some 7mm...