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by LC&DR
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Experimental loco
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Experimental loco

Gas Turbine propulsion on railways doesn't seem to have been popular or very successful not just in the UK but world wide. GT3 did not last very long, the two that the Great Western built had fairly short and troublesome lives and APT-E which was also powered by automotive gas turbines was successfu...
by LC&DR
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Trouble at t' mill
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Trouble at t' mill

I don't necessarily mean a formal agreement, just a bit of applied common-sense. Inevitably there will be duplication, especially if two manufacturers are developing models in secret simultaneously, but it seems to me that there has been a fair bit of bloody-mindedness each trying simply to out-do t...
by LC&DR
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Trouble at t' mill
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Trouble at t' mill

The whole matter is made worse by the persistent attempts by the manufacturers, and the commissioning retailers producing duplicate models of the same prototypes instead of trying to fill in the gaps that exist in the available types. The Terrier and the class 66 are blatant examples of this, but Ho...
by LC&DR
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Trouble at t' mill
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Trouble at t' mill

Maybe Hattons, Rails etc. were a bit naïve, commissioning and selling new items under their own brand name. A craftier method might indeed to have set up a subsidiary company under a completely different brand name? Or am I being devious?
by LC&DR
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Returning modeller how do I budget?
Replies: 13
Views: 106

Re: Returning modeller how do I budget?

One thing I forgot to add was that although DCC is a great idea, if you are on a tight budget and your layout ambitions are simple, think about whether you actually need it or whether you can manage analogue. If you run one train at a time and you are not bothered about sound and adjustable lights t...
by LC&DR
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Returning modeller how do I budget?
Replies: 13
Views: 106

Re: Returning modeller how do I budget?

Firstly welcome to the Forum. You are asking a question all of us have had to ask from time to time. If you buy new then you need to shop around for bargains. They are out there but you need to look. The big dealers like Rails, Hattons, Kernow etc. do advertise bargains at significantly reduced pric...
by LC&DR
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Trouble at t' mill
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Trouble at t' mill

I have just received an email from Hattons cancelling all my Bachmann pre-orders, with no explanation.

Am I being paranoid, or does this signal difficulties at Barwell?

Has anyone else had a similar message? All my Hornby pre-orders are still intact.
by LC&DR
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Pictures.....
Replies: 102
Views: 9210

Re: Pictures.....

Walkingthedog wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:50 pm
After that they can put it on a plinth.
If they put it on a plinth in Cardiff, would that be "The Plinth of Wales"??

Quickly ducks for cover!
by LC&DR
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Triang R160 hand uncoupler tool
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Triang R160 hand uncoupler tool

I have some home made from bent aluminium strip. 1.9 MB Uncoupling tools.jpg Check Error
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by LC&DR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: what is it
Replies: 18
Views: 704

Re: what is it

The Trix Dump Car (which it does sound like) came as part of a very clever set. The set included the dump car plus a conveyor gantry which spanned an oval track layout. The dump car dropped its load of 'coal' onto a bin at one end of the gantry and then was taken empty round the layout to the other ...