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by Maz066
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: What every retailer should have
Replies: 2
Views: 198

What every retailer should have

Sighted in a toy/hobby shop in Goulburn NSW Australia, a sign on the counter
"$4.50 - A printed receipt with the price your wife thinks you paid"
Worth it!
by Maz066
Thu May 02, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: track cleaning
Replies: 38
Views: 2993

Re: track cleaning

With a steam only fleet it is always difficult finding a loco or locos to push a CMX around. I usually have to make a consist of a 28XX and 57XX to push the thing, especially with gradients. Thinking of fitting a 4-6-0 County I have with battery and radio control to pull it round
by Maz066
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Dashcam
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Dashcam

As someone who has been known to trawl You Tube, it would be boring without the dashcam videos, especially the ones from Russia.
by Maz066
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Friday afternoon Castle
Replies: 21
Views: 1583

Re: Friday afternoon Castle

Model shops are few and far between in Aus. This shop although ,mainly specialising in Continental rail, do have some British outline. I trust them as they have done some work for me. The fact that gear "falls off " apparently not being secured (glued?) would I think indicate problems at the factory...
by Maz066
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Friday afternoon Castle
Replies: 21
Views: 1583

Re: Friday afternoon Castle

Bought new at a model shop in Aus. First noticed something was amiss when the center splasher with the nameplate fell off when unpacking it. Placed it back in the slot, but I can't see what holds it in?
by Maz066
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Friday afternoon Castle
Replies: 21
Views: 1583

Friday afternoon Castle

Some months back I bought a Hornby Castle to replace my old Dapol one. Well I am sure this loco was built on the Chinese equivalent of Friday afternoon ( Remember the auto industry in the 70s and the complete lack of Quality Control). It ran well when first bought then I chipped it with sound. Then ...
by Maz066
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: And another hobby.
Replies: 99
Views: 8608

Re: And another hobby.

Or for you with aviation interests - Economy class China style

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by Maz066
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: And another hobby.
Replies: 99
Views: 8608

Re: And another hobby.

What about Livestock ships- Not only good to look at but they carry their own unique smell

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by Maz066
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Back scene backing board
Replies: 14
Views: 1292

Re: Back scene backing board

What about plastic corrugated flute board. It's light, can be joined with gaffer tape and bend through 90 degrees
by Maz066
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hornby Dublo for a modern layout
Replies: 11
Views: 1675

Re: Hornby Dublo for a modern layout

I'm with you MG. I'm confused