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  Topic: Me, retirement and some switching.
alastairq

Replies: 2
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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:30 pm   Subject: Me, retirement and some switching.
That's how I re-started 40 years ago..........Athearn SW switcher, and any old fright stock I could lay my hands on.

I never cared that some Athearn roadswitchers had over-wide hoods.....rarely loo ...
  Topic: No Photos
alastairq

Replies: 1
Views: 855

PostForum: Article Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:33 am   Subject: No Photos
I can still see many photos, however...those photos originally hosted by Photobucket will have disappeared when Photobucket changed their T&C's....and wanted to charge several hundred quid a year ...
  Topic: New Small Layout booklet
alastairq

Replies: 6
Views: 1238

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:44 pm   Subject: New Small Layout booklet
How does one go about buying it nowadays? Smile
  Topic: Just 'cos I like it
alastairq

Replies: 100
Views: 36541

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:18 am   Subject: Just 'cos I like it
Lovely photos, Giles....
  Topic: A Dearth of Train Sets
alastairq

Replies: 4
Views: 6885

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:04 pm   Subject: A Dearth of Train Sets
The Poundstretcher sets aren't listed on their website....although the B&M one is.

Anybody any suggestions for other types?

{Maybe useful as cheap fodder for narrow gauge, or other offbeat s ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
alastairq

Replies: 279
Views: 67768

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:18 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
What about some wire coat hanger, from the board edge, underneath.....pivoted....with the track end bent upwards at a right-ish] angle? Then, one of those tiny neo magnets glued to the end, to pop up ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
alastairq

Replies: 279
Views: 67768

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:55 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
I mentioned previously about what I know of as 'Board of Trade' junctions?

Essentially, a junction between two single track lines would have both actually going to a double track.

I presume, to ...
  Topic: A3 challenge from issue 48 page 321
alastairq

Replies: 15
Views: 5364

PostForum: Article Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:56 pm   Subject: A3 challenge from issue 48 page 321
If pick-up of current is an issue, why not go for simple radio control? Plenty of room inside a tram bodyshell for the gubbins?

If trams are to be the type of stock used, then I would also consider ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
alastairq

Replies: 279
Views: 67768

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:57 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
I like all this, Giles!! Smile

For a modest layout, I like the idea written up by Iain Rice....[not sure at present which of his layout design books this came from?]....of a small, Cambrian/LNWR junc ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
alastairq

Replies: 279
Views: 67768

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:49 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
I like that one, Giles....for a second, I thought you had got hold of a Tri-ang-made French fourgon body? Smile
  Topic: Plymouth ML-8
alastairq

Replies: 4
Views: 2281

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:38 pm   Subject: Plymouth ML-8
Nice specification too......sign of the times, when having DCC is the default setting?

Notice it is currently 'out of stock'....

I'd be inclined to wait until the pound makes some sort of recove ...
  Topic: SRI 5
alastairq

Replies: 25
Views: 9624

PostForum: Article Discussion   Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 9:05 am   Subject: SRI 5
I'd really like to subscribe......and would like to buy all the back issues to issue one.....but for a couple of things?

Firstly, I seem to have missed on how to actually become a subscriber, and s ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
alastairq

Replies: 279
Views: 67768

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:15 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
Giles..the Highland RLY had upstairs/downstairs sheep wagons too...
  Topic: Project 2012
alastairq

Replies: 516
Views: 169625

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:44 pm   Subject: Project 2012
In addition to Bob's suggestion, I remove the old metal Tri-ang bogies using a razor saw, cutting through the rivet between truck and body.

This has the advantage of allowing me to re-use the rivet ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
alastairq

Replies: 279
Views: 67768

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:20 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
http://www.rtmodels.co.uk/rt%20models%204mm%20scale%20contractors%20side%20tipping%20wagon%20kit.jpg

http://www.rtmodels.co.uk/sgwk004%204mm%20scale%20londonderry%20seaham%20harbour%20chaldron%20wa ...
 
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