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by Maz066
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: Dorking Exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 556

Dorking Exhibition

Well I am over visiting Blighty from Aus, just checking on the cricket and world cup. Looked up RM and saw there was an exhibition in Dorking reasonably close to where we are in Cobham. Once I got used to all your 2 lanes roads reduced to one because of rather erratic parking practices of British dr...
by Maz066
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ian Allan Modern Railways
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Ian Allan Modern Railways

No Interest?
by Maz066
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ian Allan Modern Railways
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Ian Allan Modern Railways

Cleaning out the garage and came across 14 copies of Ian Allan's Modern Railway dated from Jan 1963 to June 1964 with some gaps, when Beeching was chair of the Board. Brilliant articles such as why BR experimented with Diesel Hydraulics in the WR, the controversy over the supposed 124 mph run by a K...
by Maz066
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: What every retailer should have
Replies: 2
Views: 308

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: 3916

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: 864

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: 2122

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: 2122

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: 2122

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: 109
Views: 12292

Re: And another hobby.

Or for you with aviation interests - Economy class China style

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