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by LC&DR
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dreams - What's yours ?
Replies: 5
Views: 201

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: 514

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: 490

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: 518

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: 591

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...
by LC&DR
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Basic Tools for the Modeller.
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Basic Tools for the Modeller.

I suppose I am a tool addict and I collect tools much as I collect model railways! I have eight aluminium 'flight cases' which are choc full of modelling tools, six plastic and three steel toolboxes full of DIY household and motoring tools and eight plastic cases each with a power tool enclosed. Des...
by LC&DR
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Should I use 00 or N gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 626

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: 173

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: 75
Views: 4022

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: 207

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

Thanks Brian, works plates and name plates now ordered.