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by LC&DR
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: What coaches compliment a Hornby A4?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: What coaches compliment a Hornby A4?

Small point of accuracy. Gresley coaches in teak livery are generally OK. These were built before World War 2. Thompson coaches were built after World War 2 . The A4 Pacifics were originally painted either silver, blue or green. however the silver and green ones were all painted blue before World Wa...
by LC&DR
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: What cars did you drive - when you were younger!!
Replies: 52
Views: 1197

Re: What cars did you drive - when you were younger!!

Started with motorcycles - Francis Barnett 150cc (rubbish) Honda 90 Honda CB450 (400cc) twin Matchless 350cc single Matchless 650 twin Triumph 500 T100 twin (the best one!) Honda 250cc Then three wheelers Reliant Regal Mk III Reliant Robin estate (incredible fun!! Could fit me, wife, and four kids i...
by LC&DR
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Bachmann, Beachy Head, emblem loco
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Bachmann, Beachy Head, emblem loco

Yes, got one, great model!
by LC&DR
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: The new 2019 Hornby Range
Replies: 23
Views: 762

Re: The new 2019 Hornby Range

For me a scary experience, with already a bundle of Bachmann's retooled 64'6" Bulleid carriages on pre order , along comes the 59 footers from Hornby And with choice of two different numbers for sets of three in both SR and BR liveries! Gulp! Then there are the new industrials, both highly attractiv...
by LC&DR
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: O, G & other large scales
Topic: O Gauge Rolling stock - sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: O Gauge Rolling stock - sizes

A number of useful facts - O gauge uses 7mm to equal I foot or a ratio of 1 to 43.5. The largest steam tender locos needed a 70 foot turntable (490mm in scale [19 1/4 inches]) A small 0-6-0 steam tender goods loco is about 45 feet long (315mm in scale [12 1/2 inches]) A 0-6-0 steam shunting engine i...
by LC&DR
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dreams - What's yours ?
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Steam Dreams - What's yours ?

I would love to still have this loco (A Live Steam Bowman 2-2-0T) that I had 60 years ago. It didn't survive my childhood.
by LC&DR
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Nickel-silver or steel?
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Re: Nickel-silver or steel?

In the past I have used steel rail (Triang, Peco, Wrenn, Lima, Jouef) but the ever present issue of corrosion makes this less desirable than brass or nickel silver. (Aluminium and stainless steel rail are used in the larger gauges but the problem of soldering to it has already been mentioned) The di...
by LC&DR
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Runaway train........a big one
Replies: 12
Views: 858

Re: Runaway train........a big one

My 'Run-Away' Story I had just started my new job at Sheffield Midland and was being briefed by my new boss in his office on platform 2 at the London end. We heard a frantic and continuous tone on a train horn approaching, passing and going away, followed shortly after by a loud crash. We scrambled ...
by LC&DR
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: O, G & other large scales
Topic: Dapols BR Brake Van
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: Dapols BR Brake Van

Brown livery (aka Bauxite) indicated not only 'air or vacuum brake' but vacuum or air 'piped' vehicles too. Most B.R. built brake vans were not given full vacuum or air brakes but quite a few had train pipes, and a brake gauge and setter (vacuum) or valve (air) for the guard to apply the brake on th...
by LC&DR
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: We Have This Issue With Models...
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: We Have This Issue With Models...

I would guess the wagon was loaded, it looks like a covered bulk carrier and probably loaded with something like cement. It would probably weigh between 50 - 100 tonnes. Run-away vehicles are fortunately very rare nowadays because most vehicles are fitted with automatic brakes, but there are circums...