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by Re6/6
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 57
Views: 17541

Re: Bodmin General (1955)

Jeremy, as Chris said this picture shows a 'van 3rd' in somewhat of an altered condition attached to a B-Set rounding the curve running into Bodmin Road.

Also some Hawksworths on a special.
Toplight Van 3rd Bodmin Rd.jpg


Bodmin Hawksworth 2.jpg


Bodmin Hawksworth 3.jpg
by Re6/6
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 32647

Re: Scaleforum 2017

It finished in the late '80s IIRC with the demise of 'Red Star' and passenger unaccompanied animals facility.
by Re6/6
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 32647

Re: Scaleforum 2017

I like RMweb and post on it all the time, but some people on there are always ready to write the obituary from finescale modelling. Attendence at S4um being down by one person compared to last year is always a sign of our impending demise. There's always a few who regularly trot out the same old no...
by Re6/6
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 61545

Re: Glenmutchkin - Control Freak

Doug, We have used them for our large Balcombe layout to very good effect as far as we're concerned. We lay the baseboards on 25mm² mild steel tubing which rest on the tops of the trestles both drilled for M6 C/S bolts which are merely dropped in place. This gives a quickly assembled and robust 'und...
by Re6/6
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Shunting without locos
Replies: 5
Views: 3069

Re: Shunting without locos

Here's another ...Kings X Goods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_6ZOIe_nX0&t=289s 4.30 mins in. As you say Andrew, the job was always done as quickly as possible! Back in the 60s each morning whilst waiting for the train to school the Q1 on the pick up goods would crash about with the coal mer...
by Re6/6
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: How real do your photo's look?
Replies: 122
Views: 52570

Re: How real do your photo's look?

duncan hutson wrote:
jim s-w wrote:Great stuff

Is this your layout Duncan? Might you start a thread on it if we ask nicely?

Jim


Hi Jim, yes it is my layout but it is EM not P4! : ;)


As far as l'm concerned pictures of lovely work like yours Duncan is good to see here.
by Re6/6
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Larkrail
Replies: 14
Views: 5290

Re: Larkrail

You won't be disappointed Paul!

The 'mass adjournment' afterwards to The Larkhall Inn next door is always most convivial. It's a bit 'spit and sawdust' but it does have a big beer garden.
by Re6/6
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Exeter Show 1st & 2nd July 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2390

Re: Exeter Show 1st & 2nd July 2017

As John said, it was most enjoyable. Always of note was the excellent catering as always, with full Sunday roasts available. A few phone snaps of 'New Mere'. 039.jpg 040.jpg 041.jpg Also of note was the scenically and operationally superb 'Hurstmonceux' in finescale '00'. A 'nearly was' which was to...
by Re6/6
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Mendip Model Railway Group show - 17th June 2017.
Replies: 10
Views: 4822

Re: Mendip Model Railway Group show - 17th June 2017.

adrianmc wrote:Believe the event is planned to be biennial - so no issues for next year but 2019?


Correct.
by Re6/6
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Mendip Model Railway Group show - 17th June 2017.
Replies: 10
Views: 4822

Re: Mendip Model Railway Group show - 17th June 2017.

A superb and very enjoyable affair with high quality exhibits on show. It had a very friendly feel to it, à la 'Larkrail' with some authors, whose books we all have on our shelves, were there to chat to. A few phone snaps. 'Horselunges' with its exceptional architectural modelling. 049.jpg 040.jpg 0...
by Re6/6
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: DJM Class 71
Replies: 23
Views: 8836

Re: DJM Class 71

What it revealed was really good news for P4 conversion with the well thought out space between the insides of the frames, thus saving the usual filing away of said inside faces which often can be problematical. Bit confused by this comment. I don't think I've ever had to file down the insides of t...
by Re6/6
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Brittle K&L chairs
Replies: 10
Views: 3740

Re: Brittle K&L chairs

When we (DRAG) inherited Mike Casey's 'Bodmin' for restoration, many of the K&L chairs had become brittle and broken allowing loosening of the rail in places.

Also the old steel rail has become severely corroded in many places so much so that the all trackwork now will have to be replaced.
by Re6/6
Fri May 26, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: DJM Class 71
Replies: 23
Views: 8836

Re: DJM Class 71

Mine arrived last week from Kernow Models and it is a beauty. Well worth the wait. 004.jpg 003.jpg 006.jpg There are two bags of 'bits' including buffer beam blanking plates. conductor shoes etc and also an assortment of-slot in route codes. It runs superbly from 'slug mode' to normal. IHMO it just ...
by Re6/6
Thu May 18, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 75561

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Coopercraft do the body etches. Last time that l saw Paul Dunn at a show the former 'Blacksmith/Mallard(?)' etches were on sale. It would appear that the etched side of the business is still functioning. If one can't get to a show, unfortunately contacting via e-mail or ordering from the website can...
by Re6/6
Tue May 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Re: Track and Wheel Standards
Replies: 35
Views: 12393

Re: Track and Wheel Standards

Dunno how I ever get anything to run. B Those of us who have seen you, and your splendid layouts, in action would suggest it is an arcane combination of mystical incantations, sacrificed goats and a gurt big file... Cheers Flymo Wait until you see the new one Paul. I've been privileged to have had ...
by Re6/6
Thu May 11, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: cast off thy shackles
Replies: 19
Views: 5370

Re: cast off thy shackles

Lovely stuff Steve! :D
by Re6/6
Sat May 06, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: PenBits Sprung Bogies for Bachmann 66
Replies: 1
Views: 1377

Re: PenBits Sprung Bogies for Bachmann 66

That's excellent news Ian. :D

Just what I've been waiting for to cure that wretched 'rock'!
by Re6/6
Thu May 04, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: DCC Concepts bullhead fishplates
Replies: 35
Views: 11575

Re: DCC Concepts bullhead fishplates

I did annotate the post New Peco code 75 fishplates. It seemed to me to continue the discussion on this thread on bullhead fishplates was probably the best place to post particularly as the DCC ones were not to everyone's taste.
by Re6/6
Thu May 04, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Re: Peco bullhead fishplates
Replies: 5
Views: 3481

Re: DCC Concepts bullhead fishplates

Indeed Keith. Peco SL-114. Cost is £5.50 for a pack of 24. P&P £0.99 (charged for two packets) from Jacksons Models Cumbria Tel 01697 342557.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352024891088? ... EBIDX%3AIT
by Re6/6
Thu May 04, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Re: Peco bullhead fishplates
Replies: 5
Views: 3481

Re: Peco bullhead fishplates

New Peco code 75 fishplates.

Just arrived.
A nice sliding fit on C & L code 75
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by Re6/6
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 109
Views: 42309

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Here are a couple for you John taken on DRAG's test track (which will be coming to S4um this year). They're a mixture of 64 rigid, compensated and sprung wagons with (IIRC) AJs and three links. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0-crSKMijM All three links on this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4...
by Re6/6
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Superb colour loco pictures from the 60s
Replies: 11
Views: 3646

Superb colour loco pictures from the 60s

Lifted from Tony Wright's thread on RMweb. By a German photographer taken in the 60s. Enjoy!

http://www.bundesbahnzeit.de/page.php?i ... land#Teil1
by Re6/6
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Dartmouth in Broad Gauge era
Replies: 40
Views: 14535

Re: Dartmouth in Broad Gauge era

Paul, A suggestion......this stuff is of good quality which we'll be using for roll-up backscene materiel on Balcombe....... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Thermal-BLACKOUT-ROLLER-BLIND-FABRIC-3-PASS-IVORY-MATERIAL-SOLD-PER-METRE-/170885677587?hash=item27c9948213 .....and will be using flexible magnetic ...
by Re6/6
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Conversion wheels for Hornby 2-HAL
Replies: 5
Views: 2612

Re: Conversion wheels for Hornby 2-HAL

We too have successfully converted 2-BILs and 2-HALs with Branchlines 'Black Beetle ' 14mm wheels. They are now made in stainless steel. Also from Charlie Petty at DC Kits. http://www.dckits-devideos.co.uk/shop/blk_beetle_motors_wheels/new_nickle_silver_high_quality_wheels_sets_on_hardened_non_magne...

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