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Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell Yesterday, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Mountain Goat
That's the fun of railway modelling. Trying out...

That's the fun of railway modelling. Trying out different ideas and then adapting them to ones own use.
The advantage of the idea in the photographs is that as you already have most stock as...
Forum: General Modelling Yesterday, 07:11 PM
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Posted By Mountain Goat
It has been done a few times. It is a good idea...

It has been done a few times. It is a good idea as if one has a freelance approach, one can mix quite a few different things.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 12-08-2018, 10:25 PM
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Posted By Mountain Goat
Yes. 3ft x 2ft will fit a nice little layout in...

Yes. 3ft x 2ft will fit a nice little layout in 009. It will be a compact layout but it should be fine. Obviously the more space you can give the better.
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 12-08-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,647
Posted By Mountain Goat
Before you go out and spend a fortune, somewhere...

Before you go out and spend a fortune, somewhere on one of these sites I've seen a home made automatic coupling that is simple and cheap to make. Can't remember where I saw it... Need to have an...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 12-08-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,647
Posted By Mountain Goat
Here is a YouTube link. They only fitted the...

Here is a YouTube link. They only fitted the coupling hook to one side but normally one has hooks on both sides. They work the same. It does make it clear how the couplings work. The magnet is under...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 12-08-2018, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Mountain Goat
The wagons are the easiest. The bar part fits...

The wagons are the easiest. The bar part fits across the buffers or some people make a smaller bar in an Π shape. The hook part is held on by two pieces of wire so all one needs to do is drill two...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 12-08-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By Mountain Goat
Some 00 gauge items can be used but one has to be...

Some 00 gauge items can be used but one has to be selective. The little 0-4-0's and a few of the short wheelbase 0-6-0's will work. A few other 0-6-0's can be adapted. Not all short locos can be...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 12-08-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,647
Posted By Mountain Goat
Somewhere I have an old fret of them. The only...

Somewhere I have an old fret of them. The only reason why I have only tried them for a trial is that I wasn't organised enough to change all my stock. Also I have so much stock to convert I thought...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 12-08-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By Mountain Goat
Yes. 7ft x 2ft is more then possible with the...

Yes. 7ft x 2ft is more then possible with the right compromises. Take a look at what I'm building. This layout is about an inch or two short of 7ft long, and it is 2ft wide.
I've built is to run...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 12-08-2018, 05:52 PM
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Views: 1,647
Posted By Mountain Goat
Have you tried Sprat & Winkles? A trial kit maybe...

Have you tried Sprat & Winkles? A trial kit maybe an idea. The bar goes across the buffers (Either just behind or across) and this enables locos and rolling stock to negotiate curves even as sharp as...
Forum: Kit Building 12-08-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Mountain Goat
Superquick card kits have been around since the...

Superquick card kits have been around since the days of Hornby Dublo 3 rail so around 60-70 years and many of the kits have not changed since then, so Superquick kits should have quite good...
Forum: Kit Building 12-08-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Mountain Goat
Or with the rare odd kit, that the instructions...

Or with the rare odd kit, that the instructions can be read several times leaving the reader totally baffled, and the only way to proceed is to crack on and use ones own common sense. :D
Forum: The Welcome Forum 11-08-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By Mountain Goat
Dont underestimate your potential Garfield.

Dont underestimate your potential Garfield.
Forum: The Real Thing 11-08-2018, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Mountain Goat
One was used at Duport Steel Works.

One was used at Duport Steel Works.
Forum: Model Railway Books 11-08-2018, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Mountain Goat
I've not bought a book this year apart from about...

I've not bought a book this year apart from about three or four magazines (Railway Modeller). I dont buy them every month like I once did as they are not cheap, but they are nice to read when I do....
Forum: The Welcome Forum 11-08-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By Mountain Goat
Welcome. I guess your first job will be to find...

Welcome. I guess your first job will be to find somewhere that has the space for a nice layout. :)
Forum: OO Scale 08-08-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 439
Posted By Mountain Goat
Corridor connections? Vestibule doors?

Corridor connections? Vestibule doors?
Forum: OO Scale 08-08-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 439
Posted By Mountain Goat
It is rather nice that you have someone who can...

It is rather nice that you have someone who can cheer things up in your area. We need more joy like this in life. :)
Forum: General Chat 08-08-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 205
Posted By Mountain Goat
The ones I had from Roco were a small six wheel...

The ones I had from Roco were a small six wheel diesel and a German 0-6-0 with a tender which had very intricate moving valve gear. I also had a Lilliput 0-6-2 tank loco. All were lovely and smooth...
Forum: General Chat 08-08-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 205
Posted By Mountain Goat
If you consider a small narrow gauge layout...

If you consider a small narrow gauge layout project then it is achieveable. I've gone the more difficult way with mine as I decided I would attempt to make everything I can myself. If I took a more...
Forum: General Modelling 07-08-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By Mountain Goat
You're right. I was looking at the wrong thing.

You're right. I was looking at the wrong thing.
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 205
Posted By Mountain Goat
The big advantage that narrow gauge has is that...

The big advantage that narrow gauge has is that it fits in much smaller space. If you want to buy the larger locos like the 2-6-2's then you are looking at turning 180° on a 2ft board. If you want to...
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 205
Posted By Mountain Goat
I kinda went down that route but with H0e as 009...

I kinda went down that route but with H0e as 009 wasn't available in RTR form back then.
It started out as an ideaas a sideline to run alongside my 00 gauge. It grew to a £500-£600 investment where...
Forum: General Modelling 07-08-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By Mountain Goat
Doubt it. :D It is an interesting subject...

Doubt it. :D
It is an interesting subject though.
Wait. Two years you mean? :)
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,989
Posted By Mountain Goat
Wouldn't it be better to buy panels outright and...

Wouldn't it be better to buy panels outright and fit them? None of this contract stuff. That way they dont devalue your home as you own the panels.
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