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by Monty
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Re: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements

Thanks to all for the very interesting replies. In hindsight Noel!
by Monty
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Re: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements

Thanks all. I was not really thinking in terms of block trains but rather in terms of a few of their wagons put on to a general goods train from Kent with the B.W. wagons 'dropped off' somewhere along the route, just like you suggest Noel. The routing you mention is very logical with the Western tak...
by Monty
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements

Does anybody have any knowlege regarding the routing & where steam locomotives were exchanged when Berry Wiggins tank wagons were transported from their base in Kent to Gloucestershire/Forest of Dean area? I am assuming there must have been a change from Southern region locos to Western somewher...
by Monty
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 100622

Re: Brettell Road

Many thanks Jim.
by Monty
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 100622

Re: Brettell Road

Hi Jim, I liked the look of those Peco tank wagons, you have done a lovely job on them. I have a couple of Bachmann (old mainline) similar tanks that I would like to improve. They have walkways but no ladders. You said you used Stenson Models ladders, are those the items they supply for the Bachmann...
by Monty
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1510

Re: Maindee East for sale

A very low estimate! Somebody will get a good deal anywhere close to that. A lovely modelled layout that gave me much pleasure watching during a couple of shows. Wish I had space for it!
by Monty
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 3465

Re: Wizard Models

Yes a shame & I agree with David but this is the way things are going with the internet options. Look at the businesses closing down in the high street!With regard to Wizard I always got the impression that he would rather have been somewhere else but it was always useful to view what he had. I ...
by Monty
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 3465

Re: Wizard Models

Yes a shame & I agree with David but this is the way things are going with the internet options. Look at the businesses closing down in the high street!With regard to Wizard I always got the impression that he would rather have been somewhere else but it was always useful to view what he had. I ...
by Monty
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Movement detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: Movement detector?

Just wondering if there was a nice little kit about!
by Monty
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Movement detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Movement detector?

Has anybody come across a suitable movement detector to indicate with say an LED when a loco or wagon etc has reached or passed a certain location? My layout exit to the fiddle yard is a little hidden & I was wondering if there was something available to show me when something has got to the exi...
by Monty
Mon May 20, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2637

Re: Show attacked

It is almost 2 years since the vandalism on the NYMR caused great anger among many rail enthusiasts as well as a large number of the general population who were keen to help. In the current case, donations seem to be coming from around the globe, some of them substantial, some not so large but an a...
by Monty
Sun May 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2637

Re: Show attacked

A lot to be said for public flogging when low life carry out pointless vandalism like this! I shall be making a donation to help a little to cushion the distress caused to those who have suffered this disgraceful action.
by Monty
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Trent Plastics
Replies: 1
Views: 1987

Trent Plastics

Just used Trent Plastics of Gainsborough (http://www.trentplastics.co.uk) again, for a piece of acrylic to use for the top of a control panel. Superb quick service from this Company. They can supply acrylic in all colours, cut to size (I needed some cutouts on my piece which was no problem to them) ...
by Monty
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Foamex
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: Foamex

It was the 3mm thickness that was recommended with the comment that it can be bent around curves. May try it. I can get a piece the correct height with a required length of around 7'. Delivery costs more than the piece!
by Monty
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Foamex
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Foamex

Has anybody used Foamex PVC for mounting a self-adhesive photographic back-scene. Recommended by the supplier (ID Backscenes) as the best mounting surface I wondered what experience's people have had with using it.
by Monty
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track colouring
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Track colouring

I have heard recently that suitable coloured marking pens can be used on nickel silver track to weather & colour the sides, instead of the laborius painting with enamels? Any details please?
Cheers.
by Monty
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: point motors
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: point motors

Steam raiser has confirmed my question. Thanks.
by Monty
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: point motors
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: point motors

Nobody has given an answer on this?
by Monty
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: point motors
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: point motors

Hi yes i will probably do that as is the easiest option i did have them moving one after the other on a layout many moons ago but cant remember how i wired them up and i thought it looked nice to have them moving seperately rather than together Nice(!) but not prototypical. regards Alan If it was a...
by Monty
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Scalefour lever frame & Cobalt point motors
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

Scalefour lever frame & Cobalt point motors

Is it possible to use the Scalefour lever frame to operate DCC Concepts Cobalt point motors, along with point polarity switching & LED indication on a control panel?
by Monty
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 19049

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Yes Pete I was one of the people to come & chat when we talked about fiddle yards, baseboards & your nicely painted Modelu figures. Not my era of railways but a very nicely presented layout that I enjoyed viewing nevertheless. Good luck with the extension(s) & love to Scotland. We had a ...
by Monty
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Working point rodding from DCC Concepts
Replies: 8
Views: 2067

Re: Working point rodding from DCC Concepts

Hi Barry, For my new project I think I am going to copy what I did on my last layout which has worked well & without fault for the last couple of years. DCC Concepts Cobalt under board motors controlled with ordinary mini switches linked with 2 LED's on the control panel. It all looks tidy &...
by Monty
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Traverser locking
Replies: 10
Views: 1970

Re: Traverser locking

Thanks Martin, will take a look @ those. Looks a possibility for my situation.
by Monty
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Traverser locking
Replies: 10
Views: 1970

Re: Traverser locking

Tim V wrote:If you are coming to Scaleforum, you could have a look at the traverser on Burnham.



If I get to Scaleforum Tim I will take a look. Thanks.
by Monty
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Working point rodding from DCC Concepts
Replies: 8
Views: 2067

Re: Working point rodding from DCC Concepts

It does look good but for me I am afraid the old eyesight will completely go I think! Let alone the patience! Some things in this hobby just have to be imagined!

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