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  Topic: Reading Signal Works - a prototype-inspired Inglenook micro
alastairq

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:40 am   Subject: Reading Signal Works - a prototype-inspired Inglenook micro
Thanks for that! Now I've got more to think about?

Interesting to see a Rover SD1 used as a buffer stop?

How long would it last, I wonder? Smile
  Topic: 1:55th scale
alastairq

Replies: 48
Views: 2453

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:24 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
Spark arrestor would be my guess, given the amount of welly that apparently had to be used to get up the hill from the factory to the junction.



Yes, I see now...especially looking at my own si ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
alastairq

Replies: 48
Views: 2453

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:18 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Sounds good... Smile

Does the E&M loco have a stack that can fold in half, by any chance? [Flange about half way down? Bit of chain dangling off to side?

Your loco stack looks much like the ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
alastairq

Replies: 48
Views: 2453

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:24 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
Hi Giles..that is a 'classic' photo indeed....Question? How much does one 'interpret' the actual colours seen? I see rather a lot of pinks & mauves....
One of my Ho[HO!] MDC consols,I painted ...
  Topic: How much is it worth?
alastairq

Replies: 7
Views: 437

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:47 pm   Subject: How much is it worth?
With regards to the first para.....[goodwill, etc].....that implies, to me, that exhibiting a layout generates some sort of income?
Is that the case?

It's such a shame [personal view, not shared b ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
alastairq

Replies: 48
Views: 2453

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:42 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Seasick Steve??? Smile
  Topic: 1:55th scale
alastairq

Replies: 48
Views: 2453

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:26 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
Sn3.5?
  Topic: Spares and repairs
alastairq

Replies: 23
Views: 1983

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 11:39 am   Subject: Spares and repairs
Hello Giles! Smile

Regarding ye olde Tri-ang boogies?

I seem to recall you've tried re-wheeling before, using Milliput in the axle boxes, nad top hat [or bare headed?] brass bearings for pinpoin ...
  Topic: Me, retirement and some switching.
alastairq

Replies: 2
Views: 428

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: 1345

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: 1476

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: 103
Views: 41006

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: 7789

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: 280
Views: 75755

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: 280
Views: 75755

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 ...
 
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