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Posted on: 19 May 2013, 17:35


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Gamages! I remember them well especially the huge Christmas 'O' gauge Lionel layouts IIRC they used to be about at least 20ft by 10ft of constant activity, absolutely brilliant.....
Rgds Tony
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Posted on: 19 May 2013, 06:26


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I remember "Basset-Lowke's" shop in Holburn which subsequently became "Beatties" that was a real Model shop. I recall seeing a made up kit car in a glass case sitting in the main window - I think it was "Pocher"? it was priced at about 79 this was in early 60's
and was made of metal and had leather seat and bonnet straps, with blue body work possibly a Bugatti.
Rgds Tony
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Posted on: 30 Mar 2013, 16:18


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Just seen this on Facebook and though I'd pass it on!
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R4549/A - GWR Suburban B coach
Just prior to the Hornby offices closing for the Easter break we were made aware of the situation in respect of B4 bogies being used on the GWR Suburban B coach in place of the correct type. Unfortunately as the error was spotted "late in the day" it was difficult to prevent shipment to our stockists. What I can advise you is that replacement bogies have been requested but as yet we have no ETA of their arrival. In the meantime all shipping of the Suburban B coaches have been halted until we can replace the bogies.
We will be contacting those stockists who have received the coaches on Tuesday and they will be either asked to return the coaches or wait until we are able to send them replacement bogies. For those enthusiasts who have received the coaches already we can advise them to either return the coaches to their supplier or contact Hornby Customer Care so that replacement bogies can be sent to them as soon as they arrive.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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  Forum: OO Gauge & 4mm Scale · Post Preview: #301240 · Replies: 0 · Views: 1,399

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Posted on: 29 Mar 2013, 17:48


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I live in Spain and my subscription copies have taken between 38 and 5 days over the last 15months and I've had replacements sent out 3 times. Average delivery time for 2012 was 23 days in 2011 it was 11 days and 2010 was 9 days.... can you see the picture?
Every year I send the subscription dept at HM a list of delivery dates/times for my copies but there dowsn't seem to be any improvements..
I keep hoping!
Rgds Tony
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Posted on: 5 Mar 2013, 15:31


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I think that the Beyer Ljungstrom Turbine Loco has to be the ugliest of all time!
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOC...ng/ljungstr.htm
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Posted on: 22 Feb 2013, 17:32


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Hi all,

I'm looking to see if there are any modellers in The Camposol Area, near Mazarron.

I've been here about 6 years and I've only found 1 guy in the are until today, when I heard a couple of guys in my local cafe talking about 00 and N gauge, so I introduced myself and we had a few minutes chat.

The upshot is that we would try to find other modellers in the area with intention of forming a club.

So if you're into Model Railways or have modelling skills you want to share, contact me at [email protected]

or I'm usually in the Costa Cafe - Best Wishes on B sector Mon-Sat from 13.00 to 14.00 approx (usually sitting on the sofa) so come and introduce yourself. The Cafe staff will point me out.

Regards

Tony Rimmer
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Posted on: 15 Jan 2013, 19:17


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For all those would-be "H0" modellers who want to model UK layouts and run guest trains from Europe or the US, you won't be able to, because they'd foul the UK loading gauge. At least modelling in "00" you can run most of the others without too many problems.
Tony
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Posted on: 14 Jan 2013, 19:36


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Spanish modellers have an even bigger gauge/scale discrepancy - using "H0" track and 3.5mm scale their gauge should be 19.25mm.
I guess Russian and Finnish modellers have the same problem and would need to build their own track and change wheel sets.
Tony
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Posted on: 12 Jan 2013, 20:29


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QUOTE (rgmichel @ 12 Jan 2013, 20:17) *
All we would need to do is put the OO stuff on display on a nice shelf, and start modelling to scale.

But what about the layout infrastructure? Thatd have to be junked as well as it would be out of scale!

QUOTE (BobB @ 12 Jan 2013, 19:39) *
Given the standards in N, the same technology could be used in 3mm/ft to produce very good details with an accurate rail width giving the perfect compromise between the two existing camps.


But which gauge for "TT" 12mm for the Triang based 3mm (1/100) or the European standard at 2.5mm/foot (1/120) scale or correct gauge for 3mm scale would be app 14mm again you have scale/gauge conflicts.
"N" gauge is no better as that has a UK 1/148 scale (2 1/16mm?) or Rest of the world at 2mm/ft (1/160).
"0" gauge is no better UK 7mm/ft (1/42) and USA at 1/4" (1/48).
If you try to correct the long established standard thousand will be affected.....
Tony
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Posted on: 12 Jan 2013, 18:00


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Can I be pedantic?
"00" is not a scale it is a gauge, 4mm is the scale.
However that said, American "00" gauge is 19mm at 4mm scale.
However, knowing what you meant, I think that you are living in cloud cuckoo-land. There is too much investment tied up in "00" Gauge/4mmscale for there to be a change, and Im not sure that there is sufficient demand for a change.
Think about how many "00" gauge railway purchasers out there who would have to upgrade track or accept rolling stock out of scale with what they already own.
This argument seems to crop up every few years and dies away within weeks. Look at the arguments for Peco to produce "Scale" sleepers and spacing for "00" gauge!
Basically, it looks like - if you want it - convert it!
Tony
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Posted on: 5 Dec 2012, 09:08


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I'm seriously thinking about buying a Kato Unitram set. However, one thing I'm not sure about is what is the recommended way to fix the baseplates to a baseboard. Anyone have any experience with, or own a set that can advise me?
Are there any problems or gliches with the system?
Thanks
Tony
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Posted on: 18 Jul 2012, 06:08


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QUOTE (KGR @ 17 Jul 2012, 20:21) *
What inappropriate apostrophes. ?

Keith

QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 17 Jul 2012, 18:31) *
Sorry about the rubbish photo's.



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Posted on: 3 Apr 2012, 15:08


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A Double Diamond Works Wonders

Sorry - couldn't resist!
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Posted on: 9 Feb 2012, 11:13


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Having worked in the public service industry for 45 years - I think that it is safe to say, generally speaking, people are far more likely to complain than to report good service. This would give rise to more negative comments than positive. How many posts do we see here praising good models or service compared to bad?
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Tony
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Posted on: 15 Jan 2012, 08:09


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I was lucky enough to get a copy of Link's book "Steam, Steel and Stars" many years ago (1990). I think it was the most expensive book I'd ever bought!
I became interested because of a TV programme I'd seen describing how he had set up the photoshoots and showing him set up an actual shoot with a diesel l(I think)
I think that the images are truly amazing, bearing in mind the technology available at the time
I see Amazon have some copies available at even higher prices than I paid!
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Tony
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Posted on: 12 Jan 2012, 14:20


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I don't mind paying 8.50 for the catalogue, but I thought Hornby's postage to Spain at 12.00 mad.gif was bit steep....so I will see if anyne will do it cheaper or wait until I'm in the UK in May! smile.gif
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Posted on: 17 Nov 2011, 07:57


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Try this for a suspended monorail - I have seen one in operation and it is beautiful - and very expensive
http://www.hielscher-dampfmodelle.de/cms/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=10&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=38&vmcchk=1
I also found this on e-bay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tomy-Tomica-Monorail-Blue-Resort-Line-Train-/270827387846?pt=UK_Toys_Creative_Educational_RL&hash=item3f0e91fbc6
Ebay also had the disney monorail for sale.
Lego and Playmobil also made monorails as did Hornby whose model was a space themed model but is likely to be expensive as it is now a collectors' item.
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Tony
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Posted on: 16 Nov 2011, 08:20


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You can run H0 on 00. The track gauge is the same ( 16.5mm ) it is the scale that is different. HO is 3.5mm/1ft and 00 is 4mm/1ft.
For something futuristic, I would've thought a monorail would be ideal. There are a couple commercially available, one is quite expensive but Disney do one
link here: http://www.disneystore.com/disney-store-official-site-for-disney-merchandise-disney-parks-monorail-play-set/mp/1254559/1000268/?D=&Nr=pPublished%3A1&Ntk=All_Shopping&Nu=pProductID&Ntt=monorail&Dr=&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial
and it's only $79 brand new!
Rgds Tony
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Posted on: 17 May 2011, 15:28


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There is another Monorail supplier based on the Wuppertal Suspension Monorail - very expensive - but beautiful models. Available in 3.5mm or 2mm scale

web site here
http://www.hielscher-dampfmodelle.de/cms/i...t&Itemid=38

rgds Tony
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Posted on: 7 Apr 2011, 13:55


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QUOTE (John @ 5 Apr 2011, 21:46) *
Dear All,

Don't bother to go looking for Antics in Guildford (opposite the bus station underneath the Friary shopping centre), it is closed as I discovered last week.

Shame about that - they used to have some interesting stuff in there - handbuilts and aircraft, cars etc
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Tony
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Posted on: 1 Apr 2011, 15:58


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Right here we go - just a few I remember or found in the Model Railway press....
It would've helped to know your location and interests, however....................
Alton Model centre - Ok I know its Hampshire but it's not too far depending on where you are..
Masters of Epsom
Langley Models in Crawley - Sussex but only just!
Church Street Models Basingstoke - OK a bit further out
Roxley Models in Great Bookham
Richardsons of Feltham - Middlesex
Addlestone Model Centre
Roxey Mouldings - Walton on Thames
The Model Zone in Kingston on Thames
There is a Model shop in Guidford I can't remember it's name - but if you exit the Friary Shopping Centre at the Bus station and turn left
at the Traffic lights cross the road and its just to your left.
There are others in Hampshire and Susses depending how far you can go.....The Egine shed/Gaugemaster Controls at Ford -just by Arundel
Then there's Morris models in North Lancing and The Hobby Box in Uckfield plus several around Southampton and Portsmouth
You pays your money and takes your choice
Happy shopping
Regards Tony
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Posted on: 3 Mar 2011, 18:48


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That'll depend on where you are and what you're looking for.
Care to give us an idea?
Otherwise check the model railway press.......
Regards
Tony
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Posted on: 25 Jan 2011, 18:48


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Yes I've ordered it, but assumed the post delivery to here in Spain is a bit delayed!
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Posted on: 13 Jan 2011, 09:59


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Quoting kristopher1805 Today, 09:03 AM reply 195

Galloping Alice would be nice! - for about 75notes please!
That would be an expensive model as the lowest denomination note is 5 making a total of 375!
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Tony


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Posted on: 4 Jan 2011, 07:59


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No Third rail?
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