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by General DeGaulle
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hello from the West (Yorkshire that is)!
Replies: 17
Views: 2289

Re: Hello from the West (Yorkshire that is)!

Bonjour et Salut! Originally from Lancashire...

Great forum, not been on here long myself but already had some good tips and ideas from various members.
by General DeGaulle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Second hand track worth it?
Replies: 18
Views: 2745

Re: Second hand track worth it?

From my point of view, situated as I am in Central France, second hand track is definitely worth it. As I have started laying track on my Southern 'three - in - one' layout I have run out of points, and bought some from the local (30 miles away!) model train shop yesterday. 18 quid for a 2nd radius ...
by General DeGaulle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Distance between tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Re: Distance between tracks

Thanks, chaps, for all the comments which have been very helpful. I have also examined photographs and read up on it a bit. As my layout is a southern one and not GWR I feel I cant keep the 65 mm centre to centre spacing I had started with, so I have re aligned the track with the 50mm centre to cent...
by General DeGaulle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Something different
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: Something different

I LIKE IT!!!
by General DeGaulle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Distance between tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Distance between tracks

Please forgive me if this has been asked before: A quick look through the appropriate fora suggests not. Anyway - quite simply, for a OO layout what would be the ideal distance between track on a double track straight? I know it would be a little wider on curves. I read in an old Railway modeller th...
by General DeGaulle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Short trains rule OK
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: Short trains rule OK

Here's a picture of the train from Lancaster Green Ayre to Morecambe probably taken in 1966. Even as a four year old I used to wonder why such a big engine was needed for such a short train.

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by General DeGaulle
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: New layout but no name yet
Replies: 81
Views: 10180

Re: New layout but no name yet

LOVELY scratch built stuff there, Mick. I also like the idea of using drawing pins before the track is permanently placed. Is this a 'standard' technique or your own? In any case I will use it.
by General DeGaulle
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Three - in - one
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: Three - in - one

So... baseboards erected and cleared for action. I have a mammoth 18 x 11 foot rectangular circuit. 3 sides are delineated by a 2 ft. 6 inch wide board, whilst one of the long sides has a board 3 ft. 3 inches wide. It will represent part of a parallel world easily allowed for in the Theory of Quantu...
by General DeGaulle
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Private owner wagons
Replies: 19
Views: 2813

Re: Private owner wagons

https://i.postimg.cc/jwMHfbSz/Nostalgia-Video-robertsons-golliwog.jpg Don't you believe those naysayers, Gen'l. The prototype wagon was stuffed full of...of...current jam! I need! LD and CR - many thanks for your info. I suppose if I do get the odd fictitious wagon as long as it is not too garish (...
by General DeGaulle
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Private owner wagons
Replies: 19
Views: 2813

Re: Private owner wagons

Oh dear... it IS real. Which I suppose means the Thomas stuff is real, because I saw him at the Lakeside Haverthwaite rly once!