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Posted on: 20 Feb 2013, 21:49


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Now do you have a 9F question.gif

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  Forum: OO Gauge & 4mm Scale · Post Preview: #296396 · Replies: 26 · Views: 2,473

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Posted on: 19 Feb 2013, 20:08


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At the risk of starting a riot, or having this post locked down or removed....

What is going to be different following the surgestions asked for from the users of this forum, following Brians statement below the only difference I can see is subsections in OO and N, and a better expalnation of tyhe long winded way to post a photo!

Or have I missed something

QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 18 Feb 2013, 08:18) *
The results have been collated & here are the results & the moderating teams comments ;


"Easier" Photo Posting

Forums such as Model Rail Forum are charged for the volume of data they generate to and from their sites on the Internet. In this context a picture hosted on the site probably costs a lot more than the proverbial thousand words. The Forum keeps costs down by limiting photo hosting to Plus members.

In addition to photo gallery space, Plus membership provides a simpler method for including photos in posts using the "Attachment" mechanism. The "full" edit box provides a "Browse" button which allows you to upload directly from your PC into the post.

Consideration is being given to revamping the "How to post your photos" topic in an attempt to make the process clearer.


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A new sub-section Finescale will be trialled in the OO Gauge & 4mm Scale section

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  Forum: The Station Concourse · Post Preview: #296217 · Replies: 1 · Views: 407

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Posted on: 18 Feb 2013, 20:17


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I'm still watching this on with interest, I was toying with having a go at some handmade track, but trying something that had no point work.... Mike your making me have a rethink.... Noe toying with a real location as well.....

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  Forum: On My Layout · Post Preview: #296039 · Replies: 220 · Views: 31,622

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Posted on: 17 Feb 2013, 10:56


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Hi Bill,

Have you tried the Cumbrian Railway Association? They have been quite helpful to me in the past.

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  Forum: Prototype · Post Preview: #295792 · Replies: 5 · Views: 1,259

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Posted on: 16 Feb 2013, 19:11


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Sadley not... The Northants town is spelt TOWCESTER

Sorry to wipe it off the map again (wow thats the biggest thing i've done today - wiped a town off the face of the earth)

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  Forum: OO Gauge & 4mm Scale · Post Preview: #295720 · Replies: 7 · Views: 1,126

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Posted on: 14 Feb 2013, 21:03


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QUOTE (16A @ 14 Feb 2013, 16:45) *
Update - 14/02/2013

including a new vice (don't tell SWMBO


New vice........She may get the wrong idea!!!!

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  Forum: On My Layout · Post Preview: #295387 · Replies: 220 · Views: 31,622

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Posted on: 11 Feb 2013, 21:10


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Hi,

Thanks for the answers chaps.

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  Forum: Signalling · Post Preview: #294765 · Replies: 28 · Views: 6,312

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Posted on: 11 Feb 2013, 12:27


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Hi All,

Slightly off topic (sorry), but kind of linked.......

Having sat on Carnforth station the other day it ocurred to me, at the Barrow/Leeds end of the platform the siganls are controled by Carnforth Station Junction Box, the other end by Preston Power Signal Box. How are train passed between the proper signal box and the power box?

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  Forum: Signalling · Post Preview: #294707 · Replies: 28 · Views: 6,312

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Posted on: 7 Feb 2013, 11:18


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Thanks guys, The boss is at work this afternoon, I'll try and have a go!!!1

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  Forum: On My Layout · Post Preview: #293986 · Replies: 220 · Views: 31,622

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Posted on: 6 Feb 2013, 21:25


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QUOTE (Richard Johnson @ 6 Feb 2013, 06:07) *
***Hi Mike

You won't look back. You made some good early decisions using Templot and OO-SF so RTR will work without back to back issues and the hardest step now is just starting the points. Take it one step at a time and you will be amazed how easy it really is, and how fast it comes together. Its pretty addictive too... seeing the nice flowing look start to develop will feed the enthusiasm.

If you have any questions, just ask... If I can help, I will. Enjoy the process!!!

Regards

Richard


Hi Mike,
How long did it take you to get your head around Templot? I keep looking but havent managed to work out how to use it......... What or where was the answer?

I do like the look of what you have planned

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  Forum: On My Layout · Post Preview: #293916 · Replies: 220 · Views: 31,622

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Posted on: 4 Feb 2013, 13:01


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This may be of some use from when the NRM restreamlined the Duchess of Hamilton url="http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/york/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8128000/8128593.stm"]on the BBC's web site[/url] there is one photo here...

Likewise, from Crewe works


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  Forum: OO Gauge & 4mm Scale · Post Preview: #293366 · Replies: 55 · Views: 4,497

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Posted on: 1 Feb 2013, 20:59


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Hi All,

I seem to have opened up a can of worms here, and this was not my intension, for which I am sorry. Maybe I could have (on reflection) choosen a better title. That said I did state in my OP (and provide a link to my source), that the information had come from an external web site, and form a person that I would class as a well respected modeler. this was for informaion only as I thought it may be of interest to some members. As I never used the original Johnsons Klear I have nothing to compair it to. I got this to put some Laserglaze in a Bachmann Class 24, which all been well I may get done on Thursday if all goes well (that should now be the kiss of death engaged). Should I get it done I will post photos.

As for LF&T post 25, yes the new stuff cost me just over 3.00 I suspect that Jim SW is giving the current cost of the old stuff.

Any how, as I have said, this was for info only, and I did not wish this to turn into a full blown row as some past topics have turned into.....

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  Forum: On My Work Bench · Post Preview: #292923 · Replies: 37 · Views: 6,943

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Posted on: 31 Jan 2013, 21:33


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Today at York, Platform ten, booked working York to Carnforth WCR 60009 and support coach

Now whats not quite right with the support coach

That will be it

Oops.... unsure.gif

Cant work out how to post the images directly question.gif

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  Forum: Prototype · Post Preview: #292784 · Replies: 4 · Views: 838

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Posted on: 30 Jan 2013, 12:01


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Hi All,

For all of you that have used Johnsons Klear to fix windows in models and thing of the like, and it been nolonger available......

I see that model maker and Model Rail writer George Dent has found Pledge Multi Surface Wax with Klear. If you click on the link above, he gives it a bit of an evaluation on his web page. I also note that whilst it is advertised and called Pledge, it is a SCJohnson company.



Found a bottel in my local Asda for just over 3.

Not sure that this in the best place to post it, if not could a mod please post in a more suitable place?

Hope this may help some of you.

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Ian
  Forum: On My Work Bench · Post Preview: #292538 · Replies: 37 · Views: 6,943

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Posted on: 28 Jan 2013, 11:56


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Any easyer way to post photos would be good, if it is possible please.....

Ian
  Forum: The Station Concourse · Post Preview: #292212 · Replies: 42 · Views: 3,566

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Posted on: 28 Jan 2013, 11:53


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Hi Justin and Mods,

Many thanks for the intoduction, and good luck with this new venture.

I do tent do agree with the points about posting photos, but this may not be the time or place to discuss it.

Any how, good luck.

Ian
  Forum: The Station Concourse · Post Preview: #292211 · Replies: 11 · Views: 2,159

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Posted on: 23 Jan 2013, 18:41


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From the BBC new pages

Fire crews were called to the incident near Regent Road at around 14:30 GMT after the rear diesel locomotive of the West Coast Railways train caught fire.

A British Transport Police spokesman said the driver of the train was "safe and well".

All train services are suspended between Manchester Piccadilly and both Preston and Newton-Le-Willows.

A spokesman for Network Rail said routes were "severely impacted" and it would be "some time" before normal services resumed.

The train, which was made up of two class 47 diesel locomotives and five coaches, had been travelling from Ardwick in Manchester to Carnforth in Lancashire.


More about is no the Railway Herald site, and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue site

Poor West Coat Rail are not having a good day, this on the heals of the charter train fines!!!!
On the up side, at least no one was hurt.

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  Forum: Prototype · Post Preview: #291494 · Replies: 6 · Views: 1,445

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Posted on: 14 Jan 2013, 11:32


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Could alway run a Colas liveried class 56 with a log train ph34r.gif

Running for cover

Ian
  Forum: Tracks, Layouts & Scenery · Post Preview: #289683 · Replies: 21 · Views: 3,821

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Posted on: 8 Jan 2013, 12:12


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QUOTE (34C @ 8 Jan 2013, 11:56) *
I would imagine you could realistically run practically any of the smaller Bachmann LMS designs: Compound, Crab, Johnson 3F, Fowler 3FT, Ivatt 2MT and 4MT, Fairburn 4MTT, Super D. Hornby can do you a 4F, 2P, Stanier Black 5, 8F, 4MTT. I might suggest the Stanier and Fairburn 2-6-4Ts as pretty suitable for your purpose. Both are in my experience very nicely made and good runners, and of course it doesn't hurt that the subjects are so good looking. Both have plenty of wheels so will give your track laying something of a work out.


I have two Fairburns, a Jinty, Ivatt 4MT and a few 2MT tender's, Crab from Bachmann, and a Hornby Fowler 4MT. Any of these would suit your needs.

Hattons have a few good ones in their Bachmann bargin section, but nothing that would suit in their Hornby section.

Hope this helps

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  Forum: OO Gauge & 4mm Scale · Post Preview: #288628 · Replies: 18 · Views: 1,430

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Posted on: 8 Jan 2013, 11:05


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Hi Bill,

You have kind of left your self a bit open.... A few questions that spring to mind are

1) Size of layout and type - You mention Hornby and Backmann, so it looks like "OO", but end to end, or a round and round.
2) Type of layout - Main line, Branch line - i.e you may not see a 4-6-2 on smaller lines every day!!!
3) Freight, passenger or mixed traffic?
4) How much do you want to spend
5) New or second hand
6) Control, DC or DCC, or starting with DC and moving on to DCC

The answers to the above will help provide you with a choice.

Just a few thoughts

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Ian
  Forum: OO Gauge & 4mm Scale · Post Preview: #288617 · Replies: 18 · Views: 1,430

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Posted on: 5 Jan 2013, 18:18


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QUOTE (Free_at _last @ 5 Jan 2013, 14:54) *
First thing he should have thought of.


Edit: On looking, it was.


It seems my eyes let me down again censored.gif

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  Forum: Clubs & Events · Post Preview: #288148 · Replies: 10 · Views: 2,494

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Posted on: 5 Jan 2013, 13:17


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What about a rolling road?

Likewise, as Sean says, the Bachmann service sheets can also be downloaded for free.

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Ian
  Forum: Clubs & Events · Post Preview: #288100 · Replies: 10 · Views: 2,494

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Posted on: 5 Jan 2013, 09:39


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Just a few thoughts to add to the mix

This also depends on how "heavey handed" the fireman is (was he a miners frend?), the quility of the coal, weight of the train.....etc. Likewise, the fireman in 4472 would be doing this every day, I guess that now the rota for crews on steam specials may mean they only get one or two turns per year...

In 1968 Scottsman had the second tender for water.

From the pages of the A1 Trust Tornado carries 7.5 tons of coal and 6200 gallons of water, the original A1's carried 9 tons of coal and 5000 gallons of water.

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  Forum: Prototype · Post Preview: #288077 · Replies: 15 · Views: 6,451

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Posted on: 22 Dec 2012, 23:07


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QUOTE (craw @ 22 Dec 2012, 20:56) *
miss conception


Is she a member then John?
  Forum: The Station Concourse · Post Preview: #286297 · Replies: 83 · Views: 5,185

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Posted on: 22 Dec 2012, 20:31


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Stereo-tipiclay - Yes

Actually just look at some of the regular users of this forum, add this number to the female members of preserved railways, etc...

The answer is definatly no, its just an equivalent to the mindless numbers that class anyone with an interest in railways as "anoraks". Just my personal views..... ph34r.gif

And to add to lmsboy's comments, some of the female members are better than some of the male members

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